from book 'Ten Imaginary Years'
The last gig was in the Ancienne Belgique, Brussels on 11 June.
Robert: "Before the concert, Lol and I sat in the dressing room, miserable because we knew it was the end. The show was quite flat and, during the encore, Biddles came on and started singing 'Smith's a wanker, Tolhurst's a wanker, only Simon's worth anything in this band'. I was drumming, so I stopped, threw the drumsticks at the back of his head and told him to fuck off. Everyone looked at each other... and that was it."
Simon: "Zerra 1 were on stage too. Lol was playing bass, I was playing guitar and, to start with, it was great: but then it got stupid so i stopped and, gradually so did the others."
Robert: "I slept right through the journey back the next day and then I said goodbye to Simon. I didn't see him again for 18 months..."
the last song 'the cure are dead' was an improvisation with Robert on drums, Lol on bass, Simon on guitar and Gary Biddles (a roadie and Simon's friend) on vocal.
'the cure is dead' is the last song of the 14 explicit moments tour on june 11th 1982 at ancienne belgique bruxelles belgium.
zerra 1 the support on stage
it's a total improvisation (not the greatest cure song ever!)
biddles started singing abuse about smith and tolhurst, robert chucked his drumsticks at him and they stormed off stage, simon left band and a lot of big sulking entailed!