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Postby Penk! » 23 Mar 2006, 15:45

Despite the cynical Beatles-Elvis-Dylan 1-2-3, A is almost entirely excellent, whereas B has Apollo 440, Stereolab and the White Stripes.
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Postby Leg of lamb » 23 Mar 2006, 16:37

This is the first match which has prompted me to adopt a scoring system so jolly good show. Right ...


And Your Bird Can Sing-The Beatles (+2 - not hellishly interesting as a song but I LOVE the guitar riff)
Kentucky Rain-Elvis Presley (+1 - don't actually know this but Elvis is usually a sign of taste. Title sounds promising.)
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues-Bob Dylan (+3 - knockout stuff. Has been known to top my personal Dylan list.)
Freak Scene-Dinosaur Jr (O)
After the Goldrush-Neil Young (0)
Gardening at Night-REM (+3 - still arresting and moving)
Venus-Television (+1 - I don't like Television as much as I feel I should but again the guitar playing is a real positive on this song)
No Thugs in Our House-XTC (0)
No Action-Elvis Costello (+2 - great)
God Only Knows-Beach Boys (+1 - I'm coming to the [for me] disturbing conclusion that this is a bit overrated. Don't get me wrong, it's emphatically on the side of the angels but I just think there's much better Beach Boys. Been a bit tarnished by mawkish use on Love, Actually. Still, I could never penalise it.)
Victoria-Kinks (-1 - don't really like this, a bit empty)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out-The Smiths (+2 - undeniable)
Ether-Gang of Four (0)
Tom Courtenay-Yo La Tengo (0)
Gigantic-Pixies (+2 - OOOOH! good choice!! Kim Deal could sing all the Pixies songs and I'd be happy)
Duncan-Paul Simon (0)
What'd I Say-Ray Charles (+3 - the fucking shit, still)
What Goes On-Velvet Underground (+3 - one of the sexiest rock songs ever)
These Arms of Mine-Otis Redding (+3 - a real personal favourite. Gorgeous delivery, and interesting melodically when the A major of the chorus is teased and augmented before resolving itself in a D major. Thoroughly great, I'd give it a 4 if I could live with breaking my scoring system)
Voodo Chile (Slight Return)-Jimi Hendrix (+3 - sends shivers down my spine)
Summer Babe-Pavement (-1 - looks a bit out of place compared to the majesty it follows)
Lies-The Knickerbockers (0)
September Gurls-Big Star (0)
Race for the Prize-Flaming Lips (+2 - sweeping, lush)
Living for the City-Stevie Wonder (+2 - fantastic but does go on a bit)


Dance Stance - Dexy’s Midnight Runners (0)
Whole Lot Better - The Byrds (+1 - see Elvis above, it's only fair)
Rock & Roll With Me - David Bowie (0)
Cocaine - Dillinger (+2 - don't get much reggae so why not)
Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols (+1 - exciting enough)
Rainy Night In Soho - The Pogues (+3 - knockout choice, up there with These Arms Of Mine. Gosh, songs just don't get better than this)
Outdoor Miner - Wire (0)
Stop The Rock - Apollo 440 (+1 - funny choice and not bad I suppose)
Somebody Got Murdered - The Clash (+2 - nice Clash choice. Wouldn't be my own but good to see some variety outside of the White Man In Hammersmith Palais/Complete Control hegemony)
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles (+2 - always cheers me up)
Green Onions (Live Version) - Booker T and the MGs (+3 - fuck yes)
French Disko - Stereolab (0)
Wild Cat - Gene Vincent (0)
Sound Of The Suburbs - The Members (0)
Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes (+1 - witty, fun but hard to love)
Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway (+3 - sublime)
Peter Gunn - Duane Eddy (0)
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals (0)
Public Image - Public Image Limited (0)
Into My Arms - Nick Cave (0)
Circles - Les Fleur De Lys (0)
You're Right Ray Charles - Joe Tex (+1 - enjoyable, punchy but not great)
Crazy Horses - The Osmonds (-1 - never liked this)
Breakfast In Bed - Dusty Springfield (+3 - alongside 'Every Little Bit Hurts' this person's picked two amazing, very different slowies and that's very endearing to me)
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (+3 - stonking pop magic)

31-25 to A. I feel sorry for B because he had some wicked stuff but too much I've not heard. The competition can't have enough ballads.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 23 Mar 2006, 21:06

Jan Tapioca of Hesselink wrote:B...
Crazy Horses - The Osmonds


Points for bravery, and mostly a fine list, but I have to go with A on this one.
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Postby Strider » 24 Mar 2006, 14:11

I'll vote for A.