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martedì 26 maggio 2009

Le 30 più belle canzoni degli anni 80 secondo Robert Smith. Download compreso...

Ieri Robert Smith, nell’ambito del programma ‘4 For The Cure Memorial Day Weekend’ trasmesso da Sirius XM Radio, ha stilato l’elenco le 30 canzoni più significative che, a suo parere, sono state realizzate negli 80’s. Se volete ascoltare l'intera trasmissione potete scaricarvela cliccando QUI. Questa è la classifica in ordine rigorosamente alfabetico:

ABC - 'Look of Love'

The Associates - 'Tell Me It's Easter on Friday'

David Bowie – 'Let’s Dance'

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

Kate Bush - 'Cloudbusting'

Cocteau Twins - 'Persephone' (played their album Treasure as he was getting ready on his wedding day.)

Christina - 'Things Fall Apart' (takes him back to Steve Severin's flat during Christmas 82.)

D.A.F. - 'Sex Unter Wasser' (Another Severin flat memory. This had a strange influence on the Glove project, but he's not quite sure how.)

Depeche Mode - 'Personal Jesus' (Really fun watching them grow from a tiny synth pop band into a huge synth rock band, with at least one great single on every album. This is probably one of the best.)

Dinosaur Jr. - 'Freak Scene' (Would make his Top 30 of all time. The sound of the 80s turning into the 90s. One of the best guitarists he's ever seen.)

Echo & The Bunnymen - 'Killing Moon' (Next is another song that would make my Top 30 of all-time, I think. One of the mysteries of the 1980s, as a decade, is how it ended up with so many idiots on top. How come Ian McCulloch didn't trip? until 1990 ruling the world? This is Echo & the Bunnymen and The Killing Moon.)

Peter Gabriel - 'Red Rain' (While Sledgehammer caused a much bigger stir, it was this next song that moved me a lot more. Another seminal sound & vision. The vast gated drum reverb, the auto wah sub-bass, and on top of it all, the voice of Peter Gabriel singing Red Rain.)

Human League - 'Human' (From one of the giants of the 1980s, yet another song that would be there in my Top 30 of all-time, I think. The group that kind of did what we did. Went from underground to overground. As soon as I heard this song, I fell in love with it. And despite, or maybe because of, the four line Yorkshire rap in the middle, I still love it. Very loud and very often. This is The Human League with Human.)

Jesus and Mary Chain - 'Some Candy Talking' (The 1960s via the 1970s via the 1980s or something. So much fun, too much fun. This is the Jesus and Mary Chain, Some Candy Talking.)

Joy Division - 'The Eternal' (Another song that would have to be in my Top 30 of all time. Although this is the sound of the end of the 70s, it was the sound of the start of the 80s. It's effects on me as an artist, and an individual, were pretty profound. It's one of the saddest, and best, songs I ever heard. This is Joy Division and The Eternal.)

Chaka Khan - 'I Feel For You' (There were more than a few songs in the same kind of style as the next one. Whatever the kind of style is or was. And in the right place, at the right time, in the wrong mind, I could really enjoy this kind of style a lot. This song in particular stuck with me, as it was, and is, one of the best examples of this kind of style. Despite the rapping. )

Madness - 'Return of the Lost Palmas Seven' (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, with the Return of the Los Palmas Seven. Waiter.)

My Bloody Valentine - 'Lose My Breath' (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.)

Mel & Kim - 'Respectable' (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.)

New Order - 'Everything's Gone Green' (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.)

Yoko Ono - 'Walking On Thin Ice' (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.)

The Pixies - 'Gigantic'

The Pretenders - 'Don't Get Me Wrong'

Prince - 'Starfish & Coffee' (Psychedelic rhymes, backwards drums, harp drills, hand tambourines, surf harmonies. This is so 196...80s, it hurts. From one of the really great albums of the decade, this is a song that reminds me of a particularly lovely time in my life. Prince, with Starfish & Coffee.)

Psychedelic Furs - 'Heaven' (Next up is another seminal 80s track but so much more than that. Another really outstanding band, instantly recognizable sound, 3 great albums in a row, cool tunes, cool words, cool shades, so how come Richard Butler didn't end up owning the world, too? This is the Psychadelic Furs, and Heaven.)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - 'Dear Prudence' (It was going to be a song called Christine, which is a gorgeous song, but then I came over all psychedelic and sentimental. So, from Robert Smith & the Banshees, this is Dear Prudence.)

Soft Cell - 'Tainted Love'

Sugarcubes - 'Birthday' (Next up is one of those Peel show songs. Like White Riot, or Alison, or One World, or Waiting In Vain, where I just stopped, and listened. This is The Sugarcubes. The Sugarcubes and Birthday.)

Suzanne Vega - 'Small Blue Thing' (Next is one of the most beautiful songs from one of my all-time favorite artists. Cool and smooth and curious. This is Suzanne Vega with Small Blue Thing.)

Tom Waits - 'In the Neighborhood' (We have to stop somewhere, and where better than alphabetically? Finally, from one of the greats, a song from Swordfish Trombones, an album that drowned post-Cure show ? around the world, through the 1980s and beyond. The very magical Tom Waits and In The Neighborhood.)

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