Preliminary Round - Match 1 - Mr Tapioca out

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 10 Apr 2007, 21:18

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you've nailed it, G.

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 10 Apr 2007, 21:33

B. But I don't think it's that far ahead - there are some great choices there.

Oh, it's good to be doing this again. I would never have thought that staying up late to pore over lists of songs and type one letter every few hours would be such fun!

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Postby the masked man » 10 Apr 2007, 21:40

I'm a bit sorry for A here, even though I've already voted against it - it's not a bad list by any means, and deserves better than the one solitary vote it's managed so far.

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Postby Beno » 10 Apr 2007, 22:11

Great track as it is, 'Outdoor Miner' has appeared too many times in past lists to get you very far in the competition. As it's only a preliminary round though I'll let it pass.



Postby moonie » 10 Apr 2007, 22:23

I'm going for A

It seems more genuine.

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Postby whodathunkit » 10 Apr 2007, 22:55

It was "Beaseley Street" wot won it!


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Postby Jeff K » 10 Apr 2007, 23:14


Sandy Denny, Bobby Womack, Curtis and Freda Payne sealed it for me. 'A' had a couple of good choices too but it wasn't consistant enough.
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Postby Corporate whore » 10 Apr 2007, 23:15


Wish I'd remembered to include Beasley Street in my list.

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Postby Billybob Dylan » 10 Apr 2007, 23:33

Even though B already has about 97% of the vote, I have to vote for it. Sorry A, but B is the stronger set of tunes.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 10 Apr 2007, 23:41


Simply because I like all the songs that I know. The concensus seems to be that B is better but I don't know most of it to be honest so I vote with what I know.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Apr 2007, 23:41

B it is.

Not overly fond of either- A a bit too self-consciously eclectic, B a bit on the predictable side- but I agree with others here- when you break it down simply to who's got the best choons, B just takes it pretty handily.
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Postby Gater05 » 10 Apr 2007, 23:45

B, Runaround Sue,Band Of Gold, Summer Wind , and Christmas( Baby please come home) win over
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Postby Matty Red Sox » 10 Apr 2007, 23:46


But I'd have taken both A&B of the other thread over both of these.
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Re: Preliminary Round - Match 1

Postby Leg of lamb » 10 Apr 2007, 23:48

If contentious, I'm going to grade the entrants ('O' means I don't know it) ...


96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians (0)
New Noise - Refused (+2 - I remember covering this as a 15-year-old. Incendiary)
This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us - Sparks (+1 - good enough)
The Rat - The Walkmen (+2 - great modern rock song)
I'll Keep Holding On - The Marvelettes (+1 - serviceable Motown)
Outdoor Miner - Wire (0)
Muse Blues - Loudon Wainwright III (0)
Superstar -Sonic Youth (0)
If You Want Me To Stay - Sly & The Family Stone (+2 - not my favourite Sly but it sure is funky)
Starsky & Hutch Theme - James Taylor Quartet (0)


Transmission - Joy Division (+3 - just great)
Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack (0)
Runaround Sue - Dion and the Belmonts (0)
Who Knows Where the Time Goes? - Fairport Convention (+1 - a band I unexpectedly liked)
Band of Gold - Freda Payne (+2 - great song, although I might prefer the Marcia Griffiths version)
It was a Good Day - Ice Cube (+1 - a bit kickass)
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra (0)
Beasley Street - John Cooper Clarke (0)
We the People Who Are Darker than Blue - Curtis Mayfield (+3 - sublime)
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love (+1 - I'm not the greatest fan of the Spector Christmas album but it's all good)

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Postby Magilla » 10 Apr 2007, 23:53

There's a lot of stuff on both lists that I'm completely unfamiliar with, so by virtue of familiarity...

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Postby Butch Manly » 10 Apr 2007, 23:59

great call on "the rat" by A but it has to be B.
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Postby brilleaux » 11 Apr 2007, 00:23

B for me.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 11 Apr 2007, 00:45

I'm also going for A, it seems to be an actual list of favourites with songs I enjoy more, not a list geared to win a BCB Cup. And the fact people are forgetting is that list A has New Noise on it. A fucking massive tune!
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