In a previous post it was mentioned that only about a mere 10 people showed up to see The Cult at Danceteria during the band’s first tour of the US back in 1984.

Two years later, following the release of the band’s platinum album Love, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy sit down with MTV in this rare and raw footage—discussing Theatre of Hate, Southern Death Cult, their poorly promoted and poorly booked first US tour, and their dislike of the performance in the video for “Rain” (Implying that addition of the Anadin Brothers of Doctor and the Medics fame, was only to compensate for how stiff and lifeless The Cult looked in the video).

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