ROUND 3 MATCH 4 - Northern Sky

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Postby Mr Tapioca Head » 10 Mar 2006, 12:50

I wish I'd fixed the draw to keep these apart

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Postby Django » 10 Mar 2006, 13:05

B.

I'm not a fan of either particularly, to be honest. Whoever gets knocked out of Round 5 is going to be pretty upset that one of these has gone through, let me tell you.

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Postby RcL » 10 Mar 2006, 14:36

A for me.

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Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Mar 2006, 15:00

A stumbles a bit here and there, but B totally wipes out with Man Asses and incorrect selections by great artists (V.U., Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, et al.). Great choices in 96 Tears and The Message, though. But ultimately,

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Postby Prez! » 10 Mar 2006, 15:09

Despite "The Message"..........................B

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Postby Leg of lamb » 10 Mar 2006, 18:52

B. I find A one of the most stylistically one-paced lists going and that extra five from B really gives it a touch of class.
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Postby The Write Profile » 11 Mar 2006, 08:55

The Message - Grandmaster Flash
"Broken Glass, Everywhere"- there's a whole lot of other images to savour from this song, but that's the most important. The stripped-back, jerky electro evokes just that sight, while the rest wonder how they can stop themselves from going under. A whole new mythology/discourse is born. And of course, you could probably move to it. +4

Mother Popcorn - James Brown
From the overcooked phase of Brown's hotfunk, this one sticks like hotpants, and stops you in your tracks, too.+5

Mystery Train - Elvis Presley
Just what is a Mystery Train? Marcus wrote a whole book on the subject and still didn't get any closer, but then again the haunting hollow beauty of this track might give others some pointers +4

Brothers Gonna Work it Out - Public Enemy
The clarion call on Fear of A Black Planet, Chuck D's opening salvo tears the speakers, begging you to, well, believe the hype this time. "In 1995 you'll twist to this." We still are, thanks to the biggest, brashest sound they've ever conjured. +4



Everybody Knows This is Nowhere - Neil Young
Young's best solo? Yeah, probably, certainly the one that seems to finally to get to the heart of something. Great, big shards of emotion, matched to his tremulous wail, it's the best thing on a nigh-on perfect album. Who knew? +5


Pale Blue Eyes - Velvet Underground
Tortured adolescence as some form of beauty. Inspired far too many others to pick up the accoustic guitar and lock in a closed groove, but in the wavering, heartfelt vocals, you're willing to forgive the singer for anything. Even the nasty way they stab their lover in the back while cooing sweetly to their face.
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Both lists have much to recomend, and really it could've been either on the day.

But I think B's variety might have the final say this time. Extra points go to John Cale, Love and ? and the Mysterians on list B, while A picks one of the better tracks off Husker's Warehouse along with some other sturdy choices, not least the Eno,Love, Bunnymen, the Stooges and Little Richard, so it's not bad either. I seem to have been voting against Owen recently, which throws my belief system slightly out the window.
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Postby LeBaron » 11 Mar 2006, 13:10

B's list is bogus. I don't buy it.
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Postby T. Berry Shuffle » 11 Mar 2006, 13:24

B
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Postby LeBaron » 11 Mar 2006, 13:42

T. Berry Shuffle wrote:B


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Postby Copehead » 12 Mar 2006, 16:59

A A all the way
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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 13 Mar 2006, 03:24

B
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Postby Brother Spoon » 13 Mar 2006, 08:22

A.

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Postby Moleskin » 13 Mar 2006, 16:45

Both are good, but A just shades it for Warszawa
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Postby Tapiocahead » 13 Mar 2006, 21:47

a ... 17
b ... 30

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Postby Copehead » 13 Mar 2006, 21:51

Bad luck NS my money was on you, sadly people round here won't vote for you unless you have the beatles Rain in your list :? :?:
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Postby northernsky » 14 Mar 2006, 05:57

Look how they massacred my boy. Northernsky goes west. :(

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Postby northernsky » 14 Mar 2006, 06:12

Jarg Armani wrote:Bad luck NS my money was on you, sadly people round here won't vote for you unless you have the beatles Rain in your list :? :?:


Yes, thanks to yourself and the small band of loyalists. Don't forget Lenin was in the minority too. At first.