round 2 match 14 - Dr Jimmy out

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round 2 match 14 - Dr Jimmy out

Postby Mr Tapioca Head » 01 Apr 2005, 22:28


The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas
The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down
Pulp - Common People
Tom Waits - Ruby's Arms
The Who - Pinball Wizard
Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Warren Zevon - Desperados Under the Eaves
Elvis Costello - Indoor Fireworks
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
The Smiths - Half a Person
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
The Modern Lovers - Road Runner
Grant Lee Buffalo - Jupiter and Teardrop

sinnerman - nina simone
fools gold - stone roses
neon lights - kraftwerk
a day in the life - beatles
girlfriend in a come - smiths
be my baby - ronettes
moanin' - charlie mingus
runaround sue - dion & the belmonts
higher - sly & the family stone
stephanie says - the velvet underground
the pines - leadbelly
run the voodoo down - cassandra wilson
loaded (the Single version with the singing on it) - primal scream
the monks - complication
i see a darkness - bonnie prince billy
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Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Apr 2005, 22:31

Admirable B list, but B list it is in comparison to:

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Postby The Prof » 01 Apr 2005, 22:36

Nice try Cheify, but


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Postby Beno » 01 Apr 2005, 22:53

Both lists have gone for a number of classic artists. With both lists though I get the impression that for some artists they have gone for the obvious classic whereas for others it appears as though they have put a pin in a discography.

It's the most difficult choice of the night. It comes down to pure gut feel.


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Re: round 2 match 14

Postby The Modernist » 01 Apr 2005, 23:29

Just dug out a Jacques Brel album from the bottom of my cd pile almost causing the shelf to collapse (yet another household job to do :evil: ) and of course the song in question is not on there. OK, excluding what I don't know or don't care for. This is what I rate on each list:

The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Pulp - Common People
Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
The Modern Lovers - Road Runner

sinnerman - nina simone
fools gold - stone roses
be my baby - ronettes
moanin' - charlie mingus
higher - sly & the family stone
stephanie says - the velvet underground
loaded (the Single version with the singing on it) - primal scream

Dunno if that's helped much, but ultimately I think A has more exciting records (although conversely more conservative choices). Perhaps If B had gone for the Weatherall mix of Loaded it may have swung things their way.
Edit; Hardest one yet..I've changed my mind. B is warmer and more soulful. Final decision

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Re: round 2 match 14

Postby Owen » 01 Apr 2005, 23:42


Nothing wrong with A at all but B is also faultless and feels more personal.

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Postby Jeff K » 01 Apr 2005, 23:49


So tough to choose but A has a few of my personal favorites too. B is slightly more interesting though!
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Postby Ranking Ted » 02 Apr 2005, 00:30

B. This is a vote for "the poster with no caps lock (except for the 'S' in 'Single'). And for Runaround Sue.

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Postby Gater » 02 Apr 2005, 01:14

A here
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Postby PENK » 02 Apr 2005, 01:16

Again, B is good, but A is great.
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Postby the masked man » 02 Apr 2005, 02:18

Not too much distance between these two, so I think I'll judge it on the Smiths' choices. Well, "Girlfriend In A Coma" is one of their more humdrum efforts, while the teasingly sly "Half A Person" shows that the band often hid their best stuff on b-sides.

So, A it is once more. Also, there's plenty of quality elsewhere in that list.

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Postby Snarfyguy » 02 Apr 2005, 03:02


Leadbelly aces it. Fantastic choice.
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Postby beheaded » 02 Apr 2005, 03:22


but I couldn't find that Smiths' track in any of my Smiths' albums.
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Postby Jumper k » 02 Apr 2005, 07:59

Both are awful as they have Smiths. Heads wins on a toss so its A.

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Postby Oscar » 02 Apr 2005, 09:05

Almost gave it to B but A just clinched it.

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Postby x » 02 Apr 2005, 10:07

A for me.

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Postby tweetybird » 02 Apr 2005, 10:20

Tough decision again. Both have great songs, as well as songs I don't much care for. B almost got it, for Leadbelly, but in the final count it's A,

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Postby Leg of lamb » 02 Apr 2005, 11:29

This is one of those ties where one song just grabs you more than anything else and sways the vote alone. Reading down those lists, I came to Don't Let Me Down and I remembered what a phenomenal song it was. It feels a bit wrong to reward a Beatles song so heavily, a bit like giving Brazil a 1-0 headstart, but what can I say? The heart doesn't lie.


(by the way, though, if we're keeping with the Brazil analogy, B is a fab Argentina)
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Postby marios » 02 Apr 2005, 12:40

B, but only just...

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Postby cheifwhat » 02 Apr 2005, 12:53

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