SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

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Pick ONE (change your mind later):

Epistle to Dippy - Donovan
5
24%
Matthew & Son - Cat Stevens
4
19%
Ha Ha Said the Clown - Manfred Mann
2
10%
Arnold Layne- Pink Floyd
7
33%
David Watts - Kinks
3
14%
 
Total votes: 21

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SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 13:42









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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby The Modernist » 10 Oct 2017, 14:12

10/10 for the thread idea.
3/10 for the execution. Poor track selection.

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Rayge » 10 Oct 2017, 15:16

Every single track is rubbish, sorry
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby The Beatles » 10 Oct 2017, 15:19

The Bowie track is fun, the Kinks one a classic. The other three are OK.

I went for 'David Watts'
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 15:25

The Modernist wrote:10/10 for the thread idea.
3/10 for the execution. Poor track selection.


Aw thanks Moddie :x

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 15:27

Rayge wrote:Every single track is rubbish, sorry


no apology required, cloth-ears
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...every single track? Cobblers

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Rayge » 10 Oct 2017, 15:36

Canis lupus wrote:
Rayge wrote:Every single track is rubbish, sorry


no apology required, cloth-ears
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...every single track? Cobblers


most generous of you, shit-for-brains. Surely the fact that Coan likes them all is a good indicator of the low level? And I speak as a Londoner who was 18 in 1967.
Epistle to Dippy is one of the less good songs on a reasonable album, The Manfreds is a wretched cover of a wretched song by a low-rent covers band speeding downhill into reg hell, David Watts is a dull B-side that no-one would bother with today if that abyss of tastlesness Weller hadn't revived it, Laughing Gnome always was a risible piece of shit trailing clouds of desperate ambition behind it, and Matthew and Son - actually, I glossed over that one, it's not bad, far better than he would put out later, so I will vote for it ;)
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Oct 2017, 15:58

I voted Manfred Mann.
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Oct 2017, 16:18

Rayge wrote:
Canis lupus wrote:
Rayge wrote:Every single track is rubbish, sorry


no apology required, cloth-ears
:evil:

...every single track? Cobblers


most generous of you, shit-for-brains. Surely the fact that Coan likes them all is a good indicator of the low level?


:lol:

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Postby Quaco » 10 Oct 2017, 17:27

Donovan had a few Swinging London songs. The most swinging might be "Sunny South Kensington". My favorite is "Young Girl Blues" ...

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Oct 2017, 18:16

Quaco wrote:Donovan had a few Swinging London songs. The most swinging might be "Sunny South Kensington". My favorite is "Young Girl Blues" ...



Great song. Believe it or not, Sammy Hagar does a nice version.

He must be a Donovan fan because he covers Catch the Wind on the Red album.

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Quaco » 10 Oct 2017, 18:18

I just discovered his "YGB" cover a few months ago! Boy, was I surprised. But it's pretty good. Kind of like when Slade covers John Sebastian "Darling Be Home Soon" on their live album. You wouldn't expect it, but it works and a good song is a good song.
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Oct 2017, 19:19

Is this a "Worst Of" Poll?
In other words an extended look into *******’s head, and it seems to have some pretty good things in it (who among us is totally free of mental garbage?) It’s nice to see that he is confident enough so he can play some blues again,I’d like to hear more.

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Robert » 10 Oct 2017, 20:16

Not sure if these are the most representative Swinging London song. I don't like the Donovan song, three are equally fnjoyable and Mathew & Son is miles above those.

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 20:18

Diamond Dog wrote:Is this a "Worst Of" Poll?


Whoa: you dissin Jonesey there? :o

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 20:24

Robert wrote:Not sure if these are the most representative Swinging London song. I don't like the Donovan song, three are equally fnjoyable and Mathew & Son is miles above those.


Just 5 similar paced pop tunes Rob
No big statement or anything

BTW: "Epistle" was one of Jim Morrison's all-time favourites. I've always thought it's one of the Don's very best. What's not to like about it?
Just curious like

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 20:38

Rayge wrote:
Canis lupus wrote:
Rayge wrote:Every single track is rubbish, sorry


no apology required, cloth-ears
:evil:

...every single track? Cobblers


most generous of you, shit-for-brains. Surely the fact that Coan likes them all is a good indicator of the low level? And I speak as a Londoner who was 18 in 1967.
....Matthew and Son - actually, I glossed over that one, it's not bad, far better than he would put out later, so I will vote for it ;)


So Shitforbrains was right all along, then?
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Oct 2017, 21:42

"David Watts" is a great song, but it doesn't represent Swinging London on any level. The Donovan song surely does, and is what I voted for.

the Manfred Mann one is a silly song. So's the Bowie, but I think he needed silly more. The Cat Stevens is OK, don't quite get the love it sometimes gets.
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Oct 2017, 22:51

Matthew and Son has an oddly nostalgic pull on me - no idea how or why. David Watts a strong runner up. The rest are merely ok.

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

Postby The Modernist » 10 Oct 2017, 23:42

I've always had a soft spot for the b-side of "The Laughing Gnome", "The Gospel According to Tony Day". Not a particularly good song, but it's eccentric and funny. I love the names he comes up with..Marion Brent. :lol: