Round 1 Match 10 - Below Kas-par

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Round 1 Match 10 - Below Kas-par

Postby PENK » 31 Jan 2016, 18:22

List A

The Motors - Dancing The Night Away
Jean Pierre Mirouze - Sexopolis
The Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
Tom Waits - Fish In The Jailhouse
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Goon Squad
Leonard Cohen - Memories
The Mooney Suzuki - Electric Sweat
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Breathless

List B

Bob Dylan - She's Your Lover Now (A cover in lieu of actual version on Youtube)
Sleater Kinney- Dig Me Out
Kendrick Lamaar- I
The Weeknd- Wicked Games
David Bowie- Sound and Vision
Big Youth- Screaming Target
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes- Wake Up Everybody
Miles Davis- Ssh/Peaceful
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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby OCT » 31 Jan 2016, 20:35

So-so lists - A has the irritating Monochrome Set, a highly dislikeable Waits bellow, and Nick Cave in appalling yes-I-can-be-sincere-too mode.

B has that slimy Bowie thing again but it's saved by one of Miles' most beautiful tracks and a cracker from Big Youth. I think a couple of others are decent, too, altho' how I'm supposed to know for sure is beyond me.

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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby Polishgirl » 31 Jan 2016, 20:42

Not mega on either, but Sleater-Kinney will usually win me over

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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby Ranking Ted » 31 Jan 2016, 21:22

Kendrick Lamar has BCB Cup arrived after this and the last match. I hope the lack of links doesn't count against B as the picks have great light and shade and are by and large definitely My Thing.


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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby toomanyhatz » 31 Jan 2016, 23:26

All of A is at least good, with the exceptions of the atonal Waits and the Mooney Suzuki (hopefully picked for the name, 'cause the track's quite dull). In particular nice eccentric Cohen pick and two things (Motors and Monochrome Set) that I liked more than I expected to.

Is it fair to punish B for the lack of links? Despite the nice Dylan and Melvin picks, I'm voting yes. Maybe if they picked stuff that intrigued me enough to dig deeper. But Sleater Kinney ain't gonna do it for me.
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Re: Round 1 Match 10

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Geoff Woade wrote:Kendrick Lamar has BCB Cup arrived after this and the last match. I hope the lack of links doesn't count against B as the picks have great light and shade and are by and large definitely My Thing.


Yep, good analysis, two excellent lists, but B for me in this one.
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Re: Round 1 Match 10

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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby Loki » 01 Feb 2016, 02:00

Not sure which versions of some of these B wants us to hear.....the first Dylan one I clicked on was an old man talking to the camera.....I like the Lamar, Weeknd, and MD. (lol Howard Melvin)

Despite not being a Waits or Cohen fan, there's more for me to like on


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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby fange » 01 Feb 2016, 02:12

Apart from the fabulous 'Sexopolis' - which was on my short-list too - A is mostly just ok for me. B is playing with the stronger cards overall, but doesn't suck me in completely either. Will be interested to see where he/she goes if they get through.

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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby The Red Heifer » 01 Feb 2016, 04:57

B is quite the good list actually, although the lack of links might bite it in the bum if a particularly lazy voter wants to listen to it for reference.

And why is the Bowie "slimy" John? Surely we can dispense with this negative look shit about anyone that picks one of his songs? I don't look at this thing as a ploy, just a tribute.
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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby Geezee » 01 Feb 2016, 08:48

B in spite of its lazyness.
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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby Samoan » 01 Feb 2016, 11:54

Lazy effort by B, I'm too busy with stuff this week to investigate your songs.

A gets my vote, despite Tom Waits.
I can't believe how much I enjoyed your Leonard Cohen track, pleasantly suprised, nice sax. The Monochrome Set and The Motors were ok choices too.

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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby Darkness_Fish » 01 Feb 2016, 11:58

I saw The Mooney Suzuki once, they were just as bad live as on record. Why have yet another lumpen 60s retro band, and choose that name?

Anyway, despite that, A wins, because of the majesty of The Monochrome Set, a nice Tindersticks-influenced track by Lenny, and a decent bit o' Nick.
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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby echolalia » 01 Feb 2016, 13:11

Some good things in A – and the Monochrome Set strike again.

However, B has a great Dylan pick, my favourite David Bowie track - so slimy - and the Big Youth is a monster too.


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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby Ray K. » 01 Feb 2016, 13:21

A.... I like the Mooney Suzuki tune (among others). Odd Waits choice though.

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Re: Round 1 Match 10

Postby The Fish » 01 Feb 2016, 14:10

Not sure why everyone has a downer on that Waits track. Orphans has some great stuff and this is pretty good.

The Miles track is great of course but oh look Bowie AGAIN. I could happily lose Nick Cave from A but otherwise it is speaking to me more

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Re: Round 1 Match 10

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