The Move vs The Turtles

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The Move vs The Turtles

Postby Snarfyguy » 25 Sep 2017, 18:00

Specifically, "Ben Crawley Steel Company" vs. "Too Much Heartsick Feeling," two late 60s/early 70s country pastiches with extremely low-range bass singing to amusing effect. Coincidentally, the drummers in the respective bands provided the vocals. I don't think either Bev Bevan nor Jim Pons sang much of note (sorry!) otherwise.





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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Sep 2017, 18:19

The Turtles one is from a much better record (one of my very favorites ever, as it happens), but the Move one is a better song. (Better singing performance, too!)
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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby Sneelock » 25 Sep 2017, 18:27

Bev Bevan's Johnny Cash impersonation is simply devoone!
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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby Quaco » 25 Sep 2017, 21:25

(Jim Pons was the bass player. The drummer was John Barbata.)
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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby sloopjohnc » 25 Sep 2017, 21:30

toomanyhatz wrote:The Turtles one is from a much better record (one of my very favorites ever, as it happens), but the Move one is a better song. (Better singing performance, too!)


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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby Charlie O. » 25 Sep 2017, 21:36

I love both songs, but hatz is right that the Turtles one comes from a better album and perhaps that has colored my perception of the song but in any event that's the one I'd vote for.

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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby Quaco » 25 Sep 2017, 22:05

Love getting into The Turtles at this late date!

The Move has always been one of my very favorite bands.
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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby Snarfyguy » 26 Sep 2017, 00:55

Quaco wrote:(Jim Pons was the bass player. The drummer was John Barbata.)

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Re: The Move vs The Turtles

Postby pcqgod » 26 Sep 2017, 02:14

Of the two the Turtles ones is a much better song, but I'd take the Move's version of "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" if we're talking songs with deep bass vocals.
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