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 !!VAPRANT!! » 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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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

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?


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Re: SWINGING LONDON 67: x 5

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?
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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?
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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
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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.
....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: