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best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« on: November 06, 2007, 03:22:09 AM »
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this song made me think about all the great songs sung or aided by a real or fictional robot:
SPOILERS FOR PORTAL (THE GAME):

which is the best, though?

Kid A and Fitter, Happier come to mind. As does Harder Better Faster Stronger. (speaking of which, if you haven't already: )

or just share your favourites.

honourable mention: Robot Hell

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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 06:20:27 AM »
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The first thing the topic title made me think of was 'The Humans are Dead' (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WGoi1MSGu64), then 'O Superman' (probably the quintessential robot vocal track, actually: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0hhm0NHhCBg).
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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 02:42:24 PM »
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Isn't "Harder Better Faster Stronger" just them singing into a vocoder?

How about a robot guitar player and drummer? I couldn't find any videos of his robot singers.

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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 02:51:53 PM »
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air - how does it make you feel? (partial robot)


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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 01:02:34 AM »
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First song that came to mind: The Robots by Kraftwerk

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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 02:24:23 AM »
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Ahaha good suggestions so far, Air definitely...

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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 03:45:01 AM »
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"i got two turn tables and a microphone..."

"Intergalactic, Planetary, Planetary, Intergalactic"... "another dimension, another dimension, another dimension"

"domo, domo... domo, domo"

ok, maybe not that last one, but it's gotta be here for something...
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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 11:14:48 AM »
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i've always liked air's "kelly watch the stars"
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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 01:07:38 PM »
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In the hood, I've grinded on many fine heina's to Zapp & Roger songs.
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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 09:40:43 AM »
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beck's WHERE IT'S AT, I GOT TWO TURNTABLES AND A MICROPHOOOONE.

and beck's HELL YES
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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2007, 09:59:54 AM »
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daft punk
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Re: best songs sung or aided by a robot (real or fictional)
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 01:31:17 AM »
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i like kraftwerk's the robots, but i like sr coconut's version better, even though it doesn't sound like robots singing.

beck's where it's at robot bit it's a sample from "needle to the groove" by mantronix, which has a couple more robot lines.


 

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