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Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 07:53
by northernsky
A, with the usual (by this stage) Skynyrd- and Wishbone-related reservations.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 08:05
by Spec
Neither does much for me but A just wins for having the courage to include Tears for Fears

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 08:11
by Corporate whore
B

Liked them both though.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 08:19
by The Fish
automatic_drip wrote:a....

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Rattlesnakes
OutKast Hey Ya
The Smiths Stop me if you think you've heard this one before
Hellhound on my trail - Robert Johnson

b....

Whole Lot Better - The Byrds
Rainy Night In Soho - The Pogues
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Green Onions (Live Version) - Booker T and the MGs
Wild Cat - Gene Vincent

Stereolab and Clash cancelling, I've got to go with B, with they Byrds tipping for and Joy Division tipping against.

Sorry A


This is pretty much my take. I'd add Palace Brothers to the good stuff on A but then that's cancelled out by Wishbone Ash.

B

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 08:26
by The Prof
Both choosing the same Stereolab song but Bs version is better.

So B it is

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 08:27
by Django
I'll say B. I have my reasons.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 08:48
by NMB
The truly awful on A outweighs the truly wonderful. B is just sort of there. So B doesn't win but A loses. I vote B.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 12:54
by cheifwhat
B

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 13:08
by Mr Tapioca Head
b

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 16:01
by Leg of lamb
Rainy Night In Soho trumps again. B.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 16:07
by Prez!
It's Straight To Hell against Somebody Got Murdered, however Dead Souls wins it for A

Re: Round 2 Match 17

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 16:38
by Butch Manly
Jan Tapioca of Hesselink wrote:a....


Joy Division Dead Souls
Whishbone Ash Blowin' Free
The Clash Straight to Hell
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Rattlesnakes
OutKast Hey Ya
The Smiths Stop me if you think you've heard this one before
Babies - Pulp


b....

Dance Stance - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Whole Lot Better - The Byrds
Rock & Roll With Me - David Bowie
Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
Rainy Night In Soho - The Pogues
Somebody Got Murdered - The Clash
Green Onions (Live Version) - Booker T and the MGs
Sound Of The Suburbs - The Members


two of the best lists in the competition. B is the business, though.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 17:10
by K
B - Can't avoid the magic of Booker T

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 18:22
by Snarfyguy
beenieman wrote:
and quite possibly this is great but is it really Sly & Robbie?

Cocaine - Sly & Robbie

So B.


No, it's Dillinger, isn't it? Unless it's a different song with the same (JJ Cale?). The one I'm thinking of goes

How do you spell New York, Jim?

A knife, a fork, a bottle and a cork
That's the way we spell New York

'Cause I've got cocaine
Running around my brain


over a dubby reggae track.

I'll vote for B while I'm at it.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 20:52
by Matty Red Sox
It is Dillinger.

Re: Round 2 Match 17

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 22:57
by The Write Profile
Dance Stance - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Rowland's opening gambit, laying down his menace. Those who make Irish jokes should get their facts right. Those who enjoy reading will enjoy the references to Keats, Joyce and Bernard Shaw. Those who enjoy horns will love the big brassiness of the sound
+4

Whole Lot Better - The Byrds
The jangle that launched one hundred bands, what's more interesting is Gene Clark's lurches between nonchalance and uncertainty. After all, he'll probably feel a whole lot better when she's gone. +4


Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
At the heart of it, the song is really nothing more than contemptuous comedy, rubbing your face in your own apathy. Matlock might've (reportedly) stolen the melody from ABBA's SOS, though it's pretty obvious what Lydon is really hollering at you during the choruses

Rainy Night In Soho - The Pogues
Macgowan's embittered, windswept romantacism has never been more generous than this song. A dogged triumph, a sense of loss, it's all in the rich details. +4

Outdoor Miner - Wire
The enigmatic, beautifully melodic update of Arnolyd Layne for a different set of values. Well, the song is about an insect of sorts, lieing on his side and trying to hide.


Green Onions (Live Version) - Booker T and the MGs
When music gets to the heart of things, so do your feet. Dancing condensed into a sound, an instrumental, a funky, cool, collected beat. And yet has toetapping ever sounded so nasty?
+4
French Disko - Stereolab
Casual irony, cool French and aching, graceful, poise. When the drone gets class. +4


Two very similar lists in range of styles and choices of songs, but B has it just. Honorable mentions to the White Stripes and Dillinger choice. A was pretty good as well.

Posted: 03 Mar 2006, 23:32
by Ranking Ted
Some diamonds and some dogshit on both. B, despite the presence of Lloyd on A.

Posted: 04 Mar 2006, 01:16
by Penk!
Both have a decent initial 10 but both nearly wreck it with Stereolab and a couple of other bad selections. The White Stripes are a bit less shit than the Fall, though, so B.

Re: Round 2 Match 17

Posted: 04 Mar 2006, 08:04
by Diamond Dog
a....

Whishbone Ash Blowin' Free
Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama


As much as I admire the Tears For fears in A's list, the above two crimes against humanity and musical decency deserve much more than an exit from the BCB Cup.

B

Posted: 04 Mar 2006, 17:53
by satans favourite son
B