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The BCB 100 - the songs

Postby OCT » 01 Nov 2017, 16:50

Just an idea...

I was thinking that, a little like the old 'BCB 100' threads where several members chose to talk about favourite artists, we could have a series of threads on favourite songs.

All you have to do at this stage is put your name down here alongside a song, or songs, you love - as obvious or as obscure as you like. At a later date, you start a thread on the song with some personal thoughts - and maybe some facts and figures - and people can contribute.

The only thing I think we need to avoid is going for something really well-known and not saying anything much about it. It'd be cool if someone talks about a time 'Strawberry Fields Forever' was playing as they got high on Albert Docks in 1968, or something. But this could also be a good opportunity to introduce people to good stuff.

Does that sound like a good idea? If we don't get much response over the next 24 hours or so, then it's probably a non-starter. But I think it might liven things up here a bit. If and when we get to 100 songs, I'll close the thread and we can maybe start on the tunes next week.
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby The Modernist » 01 Nov 2017, 16:56

I think it's a great idea. Count me in

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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby PENK » 01 Nov 2017, 17:03

Nice idea John but perhaps we should wait until I’m done with the Top 100 poll so they’re not competing for attention?
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby OCT » 01 Nov 2017, 17:04

Ah - OK!
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby OCT » 01 Nov 2017, 17:05

People can still sign up tho’.

And name the song(s) - G? :)
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Nov 2017, 17:05

A chance to go on about some obscure nonsense with the possibility of an actual reply? Count me in!

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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby PENK » 01 Nov 2017, 17:07

Harvey K-Tel wrote:the possibility of an actual reply?


I wouldn’t go that far
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby The Modernist » 01 Nov 2017, 17:08

Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:People can still sign up tho’.

And name the song(s) - G? :)


Ah okay, I'll give it some thought and re-edit.

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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Nov 2017, 17:12

PENK wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:the possibility of an actual reply?


I wouldn’t go that far


Not even a possibility? Fuck it then.
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Nov 2017, 18:50

1. G -I am the Black Gold of the Sun
2. K-Tel
3. Goat Boy - Pretty Thing or Curator Of Butterflies by Big Big Train
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Postby K » 01 Nov 2017, 19:07

1. G -I am the Black Gold of the Sun
2. K-Tel
3. Goat Boy - Pretty Thing or Curator Of Butterflies by Big Big Train
4. K - P-Funk (Wants to get funked up)


Might be too well know for you, but I could probably write for 7 minutes and 39 seconds about it.
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby Rayge » 01 Nov 2017, 19:10

Are you talking song or record, Carla old bean?
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Postby K » 01 Nov 2017, 19:11

Rayge wrote:Are you talking song or record, Carla old bean?

Song. Hence BCB 100 songs.
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby Rayge » 01 Nov 2017, 19:20

Darryl Strawberry wrote:
Rayge wrote:Are you talking song or record, Carla old bean?

Song. Hence BCB 100 songs.

That's what he said. I'm just checking what he meant. 'Song' precludes all instrumental music. Also 'record' means talking about one performance of the piece rather than wittering on about the piece itself. I can do the former, but not the latter, because I neither know nor care about songcraft.
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby Moleskin » 01 Nov 2017, 19:29

Indeed. Some great records are pretty poor songs.
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Postby K » 01 Nov 2017, 19:33

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean- neither more nor less."
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby OCT » 01 Nov 2017, 19:33

Rayge wrote:
Darryl Strawberry wrote:
Rayge wrote:Are you talking song or record, Carla old bean?

Song. Hence BCB 100 songs.

That's what he said. I'm just checking what he meant. 'Song' precludes all instrumental music. Also 'record' means talking about one performance of the piece rather than wittering on about the piece itself. I can do the former, but not the latter, because I neither know nor care about songcraft.


Any recorded and released piece of music, Ray.
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Postby OCT » 01 Nov 2017, 19:34

1. G -I am the Black Gold of the Sun
2. K-Tel
3. Goat Boy - Pretty Thing or Curator Of Butterflies by Big Big Train
4. K - P-Funk (Wants to get funked up)
5. JC - Contact / Worried Worried / Neurotic Reaction
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Postby Rayge » 01 Nov 2017, 19:45

Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:Any recorded and released piece of music, Ray.

OK I'm in, but I'm not sure what piece – I've already wittered on about a lot of my possible choices – I'll be back once I've finalized my list for the final of the Covers Cup
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Re: BCB's 100 Songs

Postby The Modernist » 01 Nov 2017, 20:35

Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:
Rayge wrote:
Darryl Strawberry wrote:Song. Hence BCB 100 songs.

That's what he said. I'm just checking what he meant. 'Song' precludes all instrumental music. Also 'record' means talking about one performance of the piece rather than wittering on about the piece itself. I can do the former, but not the latter, because I neither know nor care about songcraft.


Any recorded and released piece of music, Ray.


Your definition is confusing me now. What if the song wasn't ever recorded or released?