BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4 - The Count wars...

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BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4 - The Count wars...

Postby the masked man » 14 Feb 2014, 00:09

List A

The Phantom - Love Me
Spacemen 3 - Revolution
Traffic - Paper Sun
Temptations - Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)
Goat - Run To Your Mama
Little Barrie - Green Eyed Fool
Tom Waits - Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Can - Moonshake
Sly & The Family Stone - Spaced Cowboy
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - House Burning Down

List B

The Kinks - Do You Remember Walter? link
Manuel Alvarez Y Sus Dangers - Esclavo Moderno link
Iggy & the Stooges - Tight Pants link
Don Covay and the Goodtimers - Mercy, Mercy link
Hemlata - Na Na Na, Yeh Kya Karne Lage Ho link
The Shag Rats - Evil C's link
Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend link
Link Wray - Comanche link
Fugazi - Waiting Room link
Sly Stone - If you Want Me to Stay link

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Feb 2014, 01:03

A for the Can, Sly, Temps, Traffic and (yes!) Goat picks.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 14 Feb 2014, 01:26

And the last two lists of the evening are the BEST two lists!

It's really tough. A's first track is fucking ace - thank you! that's the first major discovery for a while. Great stuff. I used to love that Spacemen 3 track but now it sounds kind of ridiculous (in a Bobby Gillespie sort of way). It's OK. And I never got that Sly track. Never got the album, really. But the rest....my fave from Traffic, wonderful Waits thing, and the Can track is sublime.

B has the best thing Fugazi ever did and maybe my fave Sly. GREAT Link Wray choice! and the Don Covay thing is irresistible. The Stooges and Kinks numbers are undeniable.

It really isn't fair to choose. I'll come back to this later. It's a shame they've been paired together. Smart lists.

B, just.
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Postby The Modernist » 14 Feb 2014, 01:31

I can't get that Shag Rats thing to play..which may be a good thing.

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Postby T. Willy Rye » 14 Feb 2014, 04:37

B is great, though I also couldn't play that Shag Rats track.

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Postby Buddha B-Rex » 14 Feb 2014, 04:50

Wow. These are two great lists. B is largely canonical, but it's Traffic, Temps, Sly and Hendrix picks are nice, if one dimensional. Of the more obscure stuff, only the Little Barrie caught my ear.

B has the undeniable Covay (who seems popular this Cup), Link Wray, and Kinks picks. Two cool international picks, and in the end probably gets my vote on the strength of a deeper range, and a better Sly pick.

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby watts » 14 Feb 2014, 06:25

Oh.....

B? Yeah B.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Feb 2014, 08:02

B smells like a cup winner, and I think I know who is behind it. I am not mad for Fugazi, but the rest is overwhelmingly good.
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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Feb 2014, 09:27

I'll go with B for being the better list, but it bugs me. Either it's Machuki and he's resorting to picking new songs from the artists he's relied on before, or someone else desperate to win the cup is doing so. Either way, it's a little sad.
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Postby The Modernist » 14 Feb 2014, 09:29

A is solid, but stumbles when it tries to get more out there. In particular that Spaceman 3 track was really dull , posturing nonsense. It's best pick is the Temptations track. B seems to have got quirkier and as such is a bit hit and miss -one of The Stooges weaker tracks and that Bombay soundtrack stuff is all a bit inconsequential, but it scores big hits with Link Wray and Eric B amongst others. Probably needs to tighten up a bit, but is the stronger list here.

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Feb 2014, 09:58

A’s strong but playing it safe and it doesn’t help that it seems to have changed only one track from the last round. But what a track! Love Me is one of my fave 50s rock n roll records. Wild, crazy, totally wired and less than 2 minutes long. Amazing.

B needs to ditch the ‘world music’ bobbins but it’s got a bit more reach and a better Sly song. I prefer Shake Appeal though.

So, close, but B just.

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Postby never/ever » 14 Feb 2014, 10:03

Shag Rats played- pretty innocuous fuzzbeat. Don't care much for the Stooges and the Link Wray- in fact that Phantom-track was so much meaner and dirtier- go figure that.

I still dig A the best. Spacemen-pick is great but not brilliant.
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Postby PENK » 14 Feb 2014, 10:18

The Phantom thing is an interesting curio but I can't imagine listening to it for pleasure. I did enjoy the Little Barrie one, though. Elsewhere A is solid but just too safe.
B seems kind of tired, I think. Its international selections don't cut the mustard and the Shag Rats wouldn't play. There's nothing else that really surprises or stands out, though there are some good songs there from the Kinks, Covay and Link Wray.
I think I will give it to A, as long as it promises to take more risks next time.
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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby whodathunkit » 14 Feb 2014, 10:59

Can't squeeze much out of B. A has spiced the canon choices up with some interesting stuff.

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby Copehead » 14 Feb 2014, 11:58

]List A

The Phantom - Love Me
Spacemen 3 - Revolution :)
Traffic - Paper Sun :)
Temptations - Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)
Goat - Run To Your Mama
Little Barrie - Green Eyed Fool
Tom Waits - Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Can - Moonshake
Sly & The Family Stone - Spaced Cowboy
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - House Burning Down

List B

The Kinks - Do You Remember Walter? link
Manuel Alvarez Y Sus Dangers - Esclavo Moderno link
Iggy & the Stooges - Tight Pants link
Don Covay and the Goodtimers - Mercy, Mercy link
Hemlata - Na Na Na, Yeh Kya Karne Lage Ho link
The Shag Rats - Evil C's link
Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend link :)
Link Wray - Comanche link
Fugazi - Waiting Room link
Sly Stone - If you Want Me to Stay link

Both underwhelming makeweights for the battles to come

B isn't britcentric enough obviously a yank so not going to vote for that.

Spacemen3 and Traffic do enough to go A but nearly abstained again

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby fange » 14 Feb 2014, 12:00

I like a lot of A, but I think I like B a bit more.


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Postby Ranking Ted » 14 Feb 2014, 12:37

Fourth B of the day. Not entirely convinced though.

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Postby Lemon Yoghourt » 14 Feb 2014, 14:25

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Postby mantochanga » 14 Feb 2014, 14:30

A.

Both lists are a bit 'no women' aren't they?

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Re: BCB Cup 2014 - R3, M4

Postby Still Baron » 14 Feb 2014, 15:27

B is not without its spiky charms, but that's about it. The rest lacks charm, while A oozes woozy psychy shit, which is good enough here .. .

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