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Weekly Top 10

Caleb Greaves
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I sat down with one of our listeners, Troy, and trawled through his vast record collection.

It ranged from everything from The Cure to TransVision Vamp to Love and Rockets to the Radiators. For him, it brought back a lot of fond memories.

Here’s Troy’s Top 10 picks

  1. Pretty In Pink by Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk, 1981 - “I like this one because it’s catchy, and a great tune

  2. Good Year For The Roses by Elvis Costello, Almost Blue, 1981

  3. Blister In The Sun by Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes, 1983 - “The first time I heard this song was when I went out to The Tatapouri (bar) and had a few beers with mates. It was a pub on the waterfront in those days in Gisborne. I wore blue jeans and a t-shirt with some white basketball boots, and sported a mullet”

  4. Just Like Heaven by The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, 1987 - “Had a bit of edginess to it, was alternative”

  5. Crash by The Primitives, Lovely, 1988 - “An all-time favourite – I love this song”

  6. Mandinka by Sinead O’Connor, The Lion and the Cobra, 1987 - “We used to head to the clubs on a Friday Night, used to party it up all the time down there”

  7. Summer Holiday by Radiators, Feel The Heat, 1980

  8. Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode, Violater, 1989 - “It’s just a bloody good song!!”

  9. Cult of Personality by Living Colour, 1988

  10. Joey by Concrete Blonde - “Me and my girlfriend (now wife) used to play this song all the time. Used to head round to my mate's house and chuck this on” - Although it’s a song from 1990, we let him slip in Concrete Blonde’s ‘Joey’ into his 10th spot 

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