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Monday, May 25, 2009

Robert's Top 30 of the 80s on Sirius XM

Update: Here are all of Robert's intros from the show (Thanks Pussycat), and here's the show (intros & music from the end of Human League - Tom Waits). (Thanks Wishing in New Orleans)

Robert has posted his Top 30 in the Sirius news post at the official site.

Tom Waits - In the Neighborhood
Suzanne Vega - Small Blue Thing
Sugarcubes - Birthday
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence
Psychedelic Furs - Heaven
Prince - Starfish & Coffee
The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
The Pixies - Gigantic
Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice
New Order - Everything's Gone Green
Mel & Kim - Respectable
My Bloody Valentine - Lose My Breath
Madness - Return of the Lost Palmas Seven
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Joy Division - The Eternal
Jesus and Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking
Human League - Human
Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
Echo & The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
D.A.F. - Sex Unter Wasser
Christina - Things Fall Apart
Cocteau Twins - Persephone
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
Bananarama and Funboy 3 - It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way that You Do It)
David Bowie - Let's Dance
The Associates - Tell Me It's Easter on Friday
ABC - Look of Love

(Thanks to Sean for letting me know it was on.)

107 comments:

  1. Craig, thanks for the transcription of Robert's comments. I hope someone's taping this! Andy? Pussycat?

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  2. Ohh, I used to love this song so much when I was little. :) ("Human" - Human League)

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  3. If Sirius had promoted this perhaps someone would have been ready to tape it. Just happened to have caught it right as the first track was about to start and the Swedish Eagle dj was saying "here's a surprise - Robert Smith's top 30 of the 80s". Huh? This could have been one of the biggest features of the weekend! Did I just miss their promotion of it??

    You're welcome Craig. Glad you were able to alert folks. ;)

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  4. It's driving me crazy not knowing what the Kate Bush song was! Haha.

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  5. No, there was no promotion of this at all. Guess it really was a surprise.

    V: e-mail is down again. : (

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  6. Hi...

    The Robert's Top 30 of the 80s is being aired right now ?

    I like the RS eclectic music taste

    :0

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  7. Craig: Aw, that sucks. :(

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  8. Hahaha!!!

    Poor RS and all of this rapping!

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  9. I was listening to Sirius most of the weekend and didn't hear a whisper about it at all. Lots of promotion of the interview and the concerts.

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  10. Yeah, I was just looking at their description of this week's events, and I didn't see it mentioned there at all, either. How strange!

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  11. Here was the earlier part of the list:

    Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

    Bananarama and Funboy 3 - It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way that You Do It)

    David Bowie - Lets Dance

    The Associates - Tell Me It's Easter on Friday

    ABC - Look of Love

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  12. Maybe he procrastinated getting them the recording?

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  13. Aha. "Cloudbusting" is a nice song. :)

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  14. Cloudbusting!!
    Thank you; I can sleep soundly now.

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  15. No worries. I didn't transcribe the intros unfortunately. Who knew there'd be anything to transcribe. :/

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  16. i'm actually surprised he didn't pick more prince (that chaka khan is a prince song) as they were (robert and prince) lumped together as geniuses more than once

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  17. or i couldve stopped by the .com post and see that there was another prince song (!) and TOM WAITS! :D

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  18. Hey Craig, I got Audacity installed and started recording from the New Order intro. I'm only recording the intros though, not the songs. I'll upload when it's all done but there won't be many :|

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  19. Robert Smith and the Banshees. Nice. ;)

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  20. I wonder who chose the remix version, RS or Sirius? The original is brilliant. This? Not so much. : P

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  21. Craig: I was wondering that, too. :P I don't like this version very much.

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  22. But at least we got to hear Björk sing about CoF. ;)

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  23. Maybe that was Robert's way of saying hi to you Craig :D

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  24. today on vh1 there was a Top 20 for 'dark songs' and Oh Surprise!! Lullaby was #1

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  25. :) he really is "magical" i still say this is the weirdest song to pick though

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  26. Never could get into Waits. Just not my thing. Though RS did turn me on to a great Waits song (The Heart of Saturday Night) 9 years ago.

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  27. I can't believe he picked Mel & Kim's Respectable. I have the 12" mix of this song. I used to dance to it during my club kid days.

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  28. Craig: You have to give Waits another chance. His songs are so cool. Especially the spoken word songs.

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  29. .... and yet another conversation happening when I cannot listen.

    I hate being on the other side of the future!

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  30. craig, well i totally understand the not being able to get into waits thing. my dad was a bit of a beatnik when i was little and loved tom waits. i heard him from a really young age, but never really appreciated him until i was in junior high probably.

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  31. Yay! *Voodoo Smile* back at ya. :)

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  32. hi jo, hi v, hi craig, hi heron!
    im so terribly rude nowadays.
    i have absolutely no time to hang out :(

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  33. Thanks rev for catching this - SUX that We all missed it!

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  34. Not all of us missed it. : )

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  35. oh jeez. the dj right now called duran duran "the double d". i had no idea of the nickname. although my cousin named her dog "duran" (this was, of course, in the 80's).

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  36. Hi Craig, Heron, KelBel and the 'elusive' Sofia!

    I miss our tour chats *sigh*

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  37. i don't mean to be elusive! i'm so effing busy.

    and hot. is it warm in my apartment or do i have the hampocalypse flu? only time will tell!

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  38. Sofia, as long as it isn't Swine flu :)

    And I hear ya about being busy. Life is just on fast forward on the moment.... it is starting to drive me insane.

    *sends good vibes to the universe for all our lotto numbers to come up*

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  39. i can't believe there's a station on here that's all bruce springsteen all the time. robert should have a channel on here like bob dylan does. i could hear him talk for hours. days! months! years!

    can we start a petition? not until the dark album comes out?

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  40. Hi Future Girl! (HUGS)

    Hey Sofia and Joe too! :D Excellent to see you here.

    Craig, you've got a sendspace link headed your way

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  41. Thanks Heron. That's what I was waiting for. : )

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  42. (ROOOOOOOMIE)

    Now I remember why I had to take leave during the 4Tour - very hard to focus on real work, when all this is going on.

    Maybe they will sack me for not being focussed....... pick me pick me..... sack me....

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  43. Jo: I'm at work right now, too! :o

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  44. V needs to hurry up and get home! ; )

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  45. I've got the intros from Human League to New Order recorded on my phone, (while I was downloading and instaling Audacity) but I don't know how to convert the phone files to MP3. I'll be happy to transcribe them and post them here though.

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  46. I couldn't agree more with Chaka Khan "I feel for you". I loved it at the same time i was listening to the Dead Kennedys and Motley Crue. Very confusing times but good music. Good list but dissed "white girl" by X.

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  47. Craig: Working on it... ;) Almost done... :)

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  48. v: WTF are you still doing at work? Isn't 9.45PM in your world? At least I have the common sense to make sure I leave work by 8pm every day!!!!

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  49. V: Good job! You rock! And are pretty (and) awesome. ; )

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  50. Jo: It's actually 10:50pm...and a holiday! :P But I have a deadline to meet this week, so here I am. Oh well, I get a lot more done when I can play music out loud and don't have to listen to my idiot co-workers party all day long, so at least I'm being uncommonly productive. :)

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  51. Craig: Aww, now I'm blushing. :)

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  52. Nothing from Sendspace yet.

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  53. Ha! Never mind. Thanks Heron!

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  54. v: 10:50pm on a holiday weekend! You are committed (or perhaps should be) *calls the men with the white jackets* :)

    Awwww for v and Craig!

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  55. Craig I sent it to your gmail, sorry if it didn't get there yet :*

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  56. Jo: If I'm committed, do I still get paid? :) Because if so, I'll consider calling the men in the white coats myself!

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  57. Human League

    As soon as I heard this song, I fell in love with it and despite or maybe because of the (something) rap in the middle of it, I still love it, very loud and very often.

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  58. Didn't he say something about Yorkshire when talking about the Human League's rap? :)

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  59. Hahahaha...good one, Jo!

    Poor V! : )

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  60. v: you get paid for overtime? I want your job :)

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  61. V: Yes he did. I have them on my MP3 player, and will check them later. But I must go now, before it get's too late. Is it ever too late for me? No. : P

    You kids have fun and behave while I'm gone. : )

    Bye V, Jo, Heron, and Sofia.

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  62. Bye Craig - it was short but sweet.

    Have a good night.

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  63. Jo: No! I don't! :P Boo!

    Craig: Byebye, see you later. :)

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  64. Madness - The next song's one of those I can't help it, I just love it things. 2 and a half minutes of "sharp suited, out with the naughty boys, good time music" Another song I almost learned to dance to, this is Madness, Return of the Los Palmas Seven. Waiter.

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  65. *huff* and again it's time to go :(
    oh all the things that get in the way of curelife.

    bye you guys...
    lots of love
    xo

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  66. MBV- Next song up an absolutely beautiful piece of music from one of my all time favorite groups. I particularly love the way in this song that the sound of every breath being taken is the loudest thing in the mix. Absolute genius. This is My Bloody Valentine and Lose my Breath.

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  67. Not sure if anyone is still here, but I'm getting out of here (finally)! :) Goodnight, everyone.

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  68. Here's the show starting from the end of 'Human.' I didn't edit the music out and it runs about 1hr20min @ 128kbps. Wish I caught the whole show, but I was in my truck when it started and raced home to start recording. Enjoy fellow fans!

    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dnlhlwuhmmx

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  69. See ya, v. I am sure I probably missed ya.... sadly, work got in the way :(

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  70. Thanks a million for the file, Wishing in NO!!!

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  71. Heron: Thanks for the help with transcribing. : )

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  72. What can I say about the next song? One of those secret, guilty pleasures? Except it's not secret and I don't feel guilty BUT it is a pleasure, not many days went by on the Cure Kiss Me tour in 1987 when this wasn't played very very very loud. Mel and Kim, Respectable

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  73. Next up is another song that was a Steve Severin "Clockwalk Club flap Christmas" (?) staple. I hold on to my picture of this as it was then - possible and New Order, Everything's Gone Green

    The next up is yet another post-show Club Smith 3 am favorite, one of the all-time great weird late night singalongs
    I, I, I love this song, even the rap bit! This is Yoko Ono, Walking on Thin Ice

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  74. Thank you to every one here for information, files, etc! Because of the time zones I can't join the chat =( But I always have some much (guilrty) pleasure to read everything aftewards!

    And, using the opportunity, I want to thank Rev. Heron for the wonderful postcard I got from her today!!! <33

    Love, Olga.

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  75. * so much
    * guilty

    Damn the mistakes! =(

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  76. Next up for another one of the best bands I ever saw or heard, going on after them on the Prayer Tour in 1989 pushed the Cure to a new level
    and they'd really only just started! This song sounds heartfelt, effortless, carefree, gorgeous and fun, and it always makes me feel very very happy. Cue the best stick-click intro ever, this is the Pixies, and Gigantic.

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  77. Heron: Thank you! In case you haven't checked, I have the rest transcribed. This was the last missing one. : )

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  78. Thanks for uploading Rev!

    My favorite bit...Robert Smith and the Banshees.

    Hee hee.

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  79. Craig, yes i saw you were going back to front so I did Pixies and figured you'd have the rest! :D

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  80. So the missing part in Human League was "four-line Yorkshire rap" eh? My recording had noise right then :|

    What about the New Order "Clockwalk club flap christmas" comment? I just could NOT decipher that.

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  81. Olga, I am glad to hear you got your letter safely! :D It did take a while to get all the way around the globe, but it's good to hear that it arrived.

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  82. Wow, thanks for all the surprise coverage!

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  83. my hubby will be *quite* surprised to hear about the pretenders song ( his fave band) lol...

    my list would be somewhat-different... I must get working on that !!!

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  84. Wow, that version of Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain" is amazing.

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