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

a.....

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

b.....
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:

A
In other words an extended look into *******’s head, and it seems to have some pretty good things in it (who among us is totally free of mental garbage?) It’s nice to see that he is confident enough so he can play some blues again,I’d like to hear more.

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Postby The Prof » 01 Apr 2005, 22:36

Nice try Cheify, but

A

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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.

B

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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


b.....
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
B

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Re: round 2 match 14

Postby Owen » 01 Apr 2005, 23:42

B

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

A

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

B.

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

B.

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.

A

(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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