The Final!!! Heartbreak for Sweet Black Angel

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Postby bhoywonder » 26 Apr 2005, 14:46

Easy. B. By a million miles. To suggest otherwise is madness.

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Postby natch » 26 Apr 2005, 14:48

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Postby bhoywonder » 26 Apr 2005, 15:07

blood on the natch wrote:
bhoywonder wrote:Easy. B. By a million miles. To suggest otherwise is madness.


A


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Postby Spec » 26 Apr 2005, 15:19

A is strong (as would be expected of a finalist). B has:

David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
Go-Betweens - Cattle and Cane
DJ Shadow - High Noon
Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place
Tom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues
REM - Pretty Persuasion
Pixies - Wave of Mutilation

but it is the last few tracks that really do it for me:

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop the Rain?
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Sigur Rós - Svefn-G-Englar
The Cure - Pictures of You

Therefore B

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Postby Butch Manly » 26 Apr 2005, 15:23

bhoywonder wrote:Easy. B. By a million miles. To suggest otherwise is madness.


i'm genuinely surprised by your comment there, paul.

you're suggesting that a list which contains a dreadful split enz track, a mediocre weezer song, an over-rated dj shadow track, the cars, tom waits and the velvettes (nice, but there are at least 30 motown songs which are better) is - by a million miles - better than a list that contains fantastic songs from the likes of gang of four, undertones, sly stone, wreckless eric, the velvet underground, bowie, the impressions, joy division, suicide, the temptations and the only ones.

of course, i've put a lot of spin on both lists with that comment and i might well end up voting for the second list myself, but there's no more than a ciggy paper between them.
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Postby jimjim » 26 Apr 2005, 15:28

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Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Apr 2005, 15:42

I can't work out why my list (when went out ages ago) had more brilliance on it than these two put together. Still, no accounting for tastes, is there?

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Re: The Final!!!

Postby bhoywonder » 26 Apr 2005, 15:43

Well grifff me old china, I could put it like this:

I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear - Blondie
Heroes - David Bowie
Born To Lose - the Heartbreakers
Smash It Up (parts 1 & 2) - the Damned
Little Black Egg - the Nightcrawlers
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
Song To the Siren - This Mortal Coil
She Said Yeah - the Rolling Stones
Feed the Trees - Belly
Cindy Tells Me - Brian Eno
Motor Away - Guided By Voices
Land - Patti Smith
Damaged Goods - Gang of Four
Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Sandy Denny
Teacher, Teacher - Rockpile
Mona Lisas and the Mad Hatters - Elton John

b.....

Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep
Pogues - Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
Velvettes - Needle in a Haystack
Clash - Straight to Hell
Velvet Underground - What Goes On
Tribe Called Quest - Buggin' Out
Stereolab - Cybele's Reverie
Eminem - Stan
Del Shannon - Runaway
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Marvelettes - The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
Teenage Fanclub - Everything Flows
Pixies - Wave of Mutilation
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
The Fall - C.R.E.E.P.
Sigur Rós - Svefn-G-Englar
The Cure - Pictures of You

Average, dull or simply the wrong song (she said yeah?!) vs slices of heaven.

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Re: The Final!!!

Postby Butch Manly » 26 Apr 2005, 15:49

bhoywonder wrote:.....blah blah blah blah......


i disagree with a number of your judgements (to hold "heroes" and "damaged goods", in particular, as less than utterly fantastic is really rather silly), but it's all in the eye of the beholder in the end, of course.
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Postby bhoywonder » 26 Apr 2005, 15:56

TheBoyGiraffe wrote:
bhoywonder wrote:.....blah blah blah blah......


i disagree with a number of your judgements (to hold "heroes" and "damaged goods", in particular, as less than utterly fantastic is really rather silly), but it's all in the eye of the beholder in the end, of course.


Heroes is all right I suppose. Gang of Four are dull though.

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Postby Butch Manly » 26 Apr 2005, 15:57

bhoywonder wrote:
Heroes is all right I suppose. Gang of Four are dull though.


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Postby bhoywonder » 26 Apr 2005, 16:01

TheBoyGiraffe wrote:
bhoywonder wrote:
Heroes is all right I suppose. Gang of Four are dull though.


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Postby the masked man » 26 Apr 2005, 18:57

A. but only just. It could be I'm just voting for "Atmosphere" and "I Feel Love"(and "Pale Blue Eyes"), though I feel bad voting against "Cattle & Cane" and "Non-Alignment Pact".

Both are very good lists, though. But I'm sticking with A.

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Postby Heilan Coo » 26 Apr 2005, 19:42

B.

Even if three cup finals is just sheer greed.
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 26 Apr 2005, 20:01

Can someone tell me who A and B are - everyone else seems to know?
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The Final!!

Postby Lonely Planet Boy » 26 Apr 2005, 20:19

A for me

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Postby Beno » 26 Apr 2005, 20:47

Strange final 5 but still by a mile......

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Postby Balboa » 26 Apr 2005, 21:01

B for me.
Of course, I was mostly stoned at the time.

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Postby Butch Manly » 26 Apr 2005, 21:23

Nikki Gradual wrote:Can someone tell me who A and B are - everyone else seems to know?


well, we're not supposed to know so it would be terribly poor form if we told you.



(also, i've no idea who one of them is anyway :( )
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Postby geoffcowgill » 26 Apr 2005, 21:41

I'm voting B, but it is primarily for songs by Beatles, Bowie, and Talking Heads that are favorites (or maybe third favorite in the case of "Strawberry Fields") by those stellar acts. There's a lot on both lists that isn't very interesting to me. Pick and choose between the two, and you'll have something killer. Maybe something approaching the quality of Heilan Coo's list.