The Dread Pirate Penk wrote:Uncle J wrote:Of course nobody who's actually IN the Cup is likely to agree with what Copehead says but he does make some valid points (altho' his constant banging on about Baby Huey is becoming tedious - surely if we're being swamped with obscurities he can find other examples).
I think it's natural that the lists get a bit more "obscure". Most of us have done this for several years, of course we want to see more variety in the lists.
Copehead's mistake is in not realising that nobody shares his crappy taste. He does a rant like this every year. It's as much of a Cup tradition as the appearance of 'Another Girl, Another Planet' or 'Use Me'.
Loads of people share my tastes.
They just aren't in the block vote of 20-30 that are deciding things now, in fact most of them haven't looked in on the cup for years.
People were shooting verbal jism over Lucifer Sam on the recent Barrett thread, Robert Johnson is one of the most important and interesting figures in the history of rock and Blues, Iron Maiden are one of the biggest selling rock acts of all time, the Midfield general song is funny and about the only piece of reasonable Big Beat not by Fat Boy Slim, the George Jones song is a country classic, The Fall song is unimpeachable, The BSP song is one of the finest modern rock songs there is and the Charlie Daniels band song is a laugh that will resonate with anyone in their 40s or 50s because of the period it was released.
I owned all of the songs so didn't need to google anything and I agonised about replacing the Devil Went Down to Georgia with Race with the Devil by gene Vincent, but I assumed people would enjoy having a laugh.
But people obviously don't want a laugh in the BCB Cup they want other people to seriously appraise how fucking cool their musical taste is.
What a fucking bore.