Shit or Hit?

Do talk back

Shit or Hit

Shit
2
20%
Hit
8
80%
 
Total votes: 10

User avatar
Darkness_Fish
Posts: 5295
Joined: 27 Jul 2015, 09:58

Shit or Hit?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 Nov 2017, 13:29

Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

User avatar
ORORORO
hounds people off the board
Posts: 17367
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby ORORORO » 28 Nov 2017, 13:36

Hit, definitely. Great tune.
the Fred Dinenage of bees! wrote:BCB is boring bald men stroking each other's cocks while recommending Alan Parsons Project bootlegs

User avatar
Ranking Ted
Posts: 12081
Joined: 03 Feb 2004, 22:13
Location: Northern Britain

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Ranking Ted » 28 Nov 2017, 13:37

I like it a lot. Hit!

User avatar
Samoan
Posts: 10023
Joined: 28 May 2008, 10:22
Location: Red Hen restaurant

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Samoan » 28 Nov 2017, 14:27

Unequivocal Hit
bobzilla77 wrote:Those people who say the guitars sound like bagpipes have never really listened to bagpipes.

User avatar
Insouciant Western People
Posts: 24653
Joined: 23 Jul 2003, 13:31
Location: The pit of propaganda

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Insouciant Western People » 28 Nov 2017, 14:43

Yep, and I liked that first album of his a lot too.
Jeff K wrote:Nick's still the man! No one has been as consistent as he has been over such a long period of time.

User avatar
Harvey K-Tel
Long Player
Posts: 39693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 23:20
Location: 1220 on your AM dial

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 28 Nov 2017, 14:52

Never really liked it, but 'shit' seems a bit extreme. Abstain.
If you've got nothing to do, don't do it here.

User avatar
gash on ignore
cultural defective
Posts: 16440
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: lording it

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby gash on ignore » 28 Nov 2017, 14:55

HIs phrasing is bad.
It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

Diamond Dog wrote:I could of course be talking bollocks... let's see what any musicians have to say


User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 12622
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Rayge » 28 Nov 2017, 15:20

Not heard it before. Quite liked the music, although I found it all – the arrangement and the tune – rather slight but the vocal was off-putting, with the emphasis in all the wrong places and a distinct lack of tunefulness in his voice, so it sounded like a rap, but didn't have the rhythmic flow to lift it
Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: Klive nailed it.

It's not exactly shit, but it's a long way from a hit
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

User avatar
Darkness_Fish
Posts: 5295
Joined: 27 Jul 2015, 09:58

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 Nov 2017, 15:43

To be honest, I'd almost entirely forgotten Finley's existence, and was going to post a shit or hit with the options "Maxinquaye" and "Finley Quaye", because I thought I was dead clever n' shit. But that seemed harsh when I sought out this.

The strange tone to his voice, and the 'odd' phrasing is what makes it in my view. But I wouldn't go as far as shit or hit, so I don't really think it's either, either. Cliver.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

User avatar
Neige
Alpine Numpty
Posts: 16219
Joined: 17 Jul 2003, 11:11
Location: On 2 oz of plastic with a hole in the middle (of nowhere)

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Neige » 28 Nov 2017, 20:02

I don't remember hearing it at the time, but it's got a great riff and a wonderful vibe... the phrasing doesn't put me off at all, on the contrary!

Hit, definitely!
Thumpety-thump beats plinkety-plonk every time. - Rayge

User avatar
Ranking Ted
Posts: 12081
Joined: 03 Feb 2004, 22:13
Location: Northern Britain

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Ranking Ted » 28 Nov 2017, 21:02

Nick wrote:Yep, and I liked that first album of his a lot too.

I liked the commercial disaster that was his second album more! He is a total waster by all accounts, mind you.

User avatar
trans-chigley express
Posts: 17186
Joined: 11 Nov 2003, 01:50
Location: Asia's WC

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby trans-chigley express » 01 Dec 2017, 00:41

It features land surveying in the video and there isn't enough land surveying in rock n roll so for that alone it's a hit in my world. And I liked the tune too.

User avatar
Deebank
Resonator
Posts: 22912
Joined: 10 Oct 2003, 13:47
Location: In a beautiful place out in the country

Re: Shit or Hit?

Postby Deebank » 01 Dec 2017, 10:18

That guitar sound is very mid-90s.
I've been talking about writing a book - 25 years of TEFL - for a few years now. I've got it in me.

Paid anghofio fod dy galon yn y chwyldro