ROUND 3 - MATCH 7 - Mike Boom

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ROUND 3 - MATCH 7 - Mike Boom

Postby Tapiocahead » 23 May 2007, 22:43

A...

Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
Gang of Four - I Found That Essence Rare
Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy
Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Coldcut Remix)
Joy Division - The Eternal
Kenny Rogers - Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In
Specials - Stupid Marriage
Walker Brothers - The Electrician
Kraftwerk - Hall Of Mirrors
Pulp - I Spy
Roxy Music - Do The Strand
Kelis - Trick Me
Dexys Midnight Runners - Burn It Down
The Fall - How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning
Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
Shannon Let The Music Play
Massive Attack - Protection
Nightwish - She Is My Sin
Go-Betweens - Cattle & Cane


B...

Kizza Me - Big Star
Tally Ho - The Clean
Dead End Street - The Kinks
You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes
Everybody's Happy Nowadays - The Buzzcocks
Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin
Flowers In The Rain - The Move
Overnight Sensation - The Raspberries
Surf's Up - The Beach Boys
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Beyond Belief - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Sometimes Always - The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game - The Marvelettes
Twisterella - Ride
Prairie Rose - Roxy Music
Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
River Deep-Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner
Baby Britain - Elliott Smith
(If You Think You're) Groovy - PP Arnold
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Postby Jude » 23 May 2007, 22:49

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Postby Ranking Ted » 23 May 2007, 22:56

Oh, Tapioca! These are just about 2 of the best lists left in the Cup. Its gonna be very difficult to vote against either. I need more time here.

Edit: Ok. After some deliberation, I've gone for A, which has marginally fewer tracks that I'm indifferent over. There's a sensibility to the list which is exactly in line with my way of thinking. Excellent. That's rotten luck on a terrific list from B - isn't that version of Song to the Siren absolutely magnificent?
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Postby Beno » 23 May 2007, 22:56

A close run thing but I know I have to choose.

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Postby Bad Ambassador » 23 May 2007, 22:58

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Re: ROUND 3 - MATCH 7

Postby The Modernist » 23 May 2007, 23:02

4- great 3 - good to ok 2- don't know it/average 1 - meh

Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat 2
Gang of Four - I Found That Essence Rare 2
Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy 4
Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Coldcut Remix) 3
Joy Division - The Eternal 1
Kenny Rogers - Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In 2
Specials - Stupid Marriage 2
Walker Brothers - The Electrician 4
Kraftwerk - Hall Of Mirrors 2
Pulp - I Spy 2
Roxy Music - Do The Strand 4
Kelis - Trick Me 1
Dexys Midnight Runners - Burn It Down 4
The Fall - How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' 3
Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning 3
Rezillos - Top Of The Pops 2
Shannon Let The Music Play 4
Massive Attack - Protection 4
Nightwish - She Is My Sin 2
Go-Betweens - Cattle & Cane 4

A- 55


B...

Kizza Me - Big Star 2
Tally Ho - The Clean 2
Dead End Street - The Kinks 4
You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes 3
Everybody's Happy Nowadays - The Buzzcocks 2
Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin 4
Flowers In The Rain - The Move 1
Overnight Sensation - The Raspberries 2
Surf's Up - The Beach Boys 4
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield 3
Beyond Belief - Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1
Sometimes Always - The Jesus and Mary Chain 1
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game - The Marvelettes 3
Twisterella - Ride 1
Prairie Rose - Roxy Music 3
Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil 4
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths 3
River Deep-Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner 3
Baby Britain - Elliott Smith 2
(If You Think You're) Groovy - PP Arnold 4

B- 54

If I haven't bungled my maths ,that's closer than expected. Actually a points system seems an unsatisfactory way of doing it, but I couldn't be arsed to write a comment this time.
Anyway:
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Postby German Dave » 23 May 2007, 23:05

B is fantastic but A is even better and seems to tell the story of a love of music that bit better. i'd find it next to impossible to vote against a list that adds "top of the pops" and "let the music play" (a brave but inspired choice) to any list but i just about prefer the first fifteen anyway.

bravo, A, and commiserations to B. you were unfortunate.
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Postby The Modernist » 23 May 2007, 23:11

The Very Reverend Giraffe wrote: and commiserations to B. you were unfortunate.


Indeed as especially weak lists have been drawn together elsewhere in round three but that's the nature of the cup and I guess one of these two fine lists has to go.

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Postby Jeff K » 23 May 2007, 23:24

I should really pass since both lists are about even but...

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Postby toomanyhatz » 23 May 2007, 23:30

More surprises would serve both, but B has the better songs.
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Postby whodathunkit » 23 May 2007, 23:36

Two solid if not very adventurous lists. Close but:-

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Postby Strider » 23 May 2007, 23:50

B by quite a margin.

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Postby kath » 23 May 2007, 23:53

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Postby kath » 23 May 2007, 23:53

damn. double.

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Postby German Dave » 24 May 2007, 00:01

i live for the day when kath and i vote the same way! :lol:

of course, i'd also have to kill myself, i think. :(

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Postby kath » 24 May 2007, 00:36

don't think i didn't hear that.

i am just ignoring yer attempt at a paradoxical complimentary insult.

(so, let the music play swung yer vote, didn't it?)

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Postby The Write Profile » 24 May 2007, 00:46

Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
Laughing Len's beautifully desolate summation of adultery and the strangely childish nature of all involved, there's a coldness here, but there's enough warmth in his surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of those involved to give it life.

Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Coldcut Remix)
Not so much a journey into sound as a crashcourse in how to tear a song apart while still keeping something of its essence, it's ironic that one of Rakim's weakest early rhymes somehow formed the basis of one of their most sonically exotic tracks. Stranger too, that this exoticism was provided by two bespectacled Brits.

Roxy Music - Do The Strand
Like aristrocratic dandies beamed from another planet, this all about Ferry's brilliantly clodhopping vibrato, Mackay's squalling sax and Eno's avant-weirdo excursions all combined together to form a whole new kinda step. But what sorta timewarp could've produced this strand?

Kelis - Trick Me
Reggae-inflected rnb splashes of man-dissing, delivered in a voice that alternates between derisively cold and coyly playful, this tricks the listener once again into succumbing.

Dexys Midnight Runners - Burn It Down
Unarguably the best rant against anti-Irish sentiments set to song, Rowland orders his audience to shut the fuck up, but only because he wants it to pay attention to the steaming, seething brass. And that might be the real truth.

The Fall - How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
Witheringly funny psyched-up rockabilly about writer's block, the lines about the Observer still ring true and perhaps its legion of imitators could ask Mark E where he got it from. Or maybe just send him a royatly cheque.


Massive Attack - Protection
The cool, calm and collected Tracey Thorn vocal masks a whole world of vulnerability, emphasised by the fact it uses James Brown's "The Big Payback" and renders it not raunchy, but tearful. Gorgeous, with the sinuous funk taking all the force of the blow.

Go-Betweens - Cattle & Cane
Grant McLennan's astonishing recollections of his own childhood, told in sparse fragments but forming something far greater and more special than any fully-formed story could, the wide open spaces of the music only add to the loss. Perfect.


Special mentions to Kraftwerk, Nancy & Lee and Let the Music Play.

Too many great choices in A and it's fast becoming one of my favourite lists with its mixture of the old and new. More to the point it seems to possess a very clear aesthetic- it covers a fair few styles, but they all seem to share vaguely similar moods or approaches with at least one or two of the other tracks, but there's enough difference there to stop it becoming bland.

The other list was pretty damn fine too, mind- two people with great taste. What's crazy is that if he hadn't been knocked out already, I would've been certain that B (in this match) was/is Jeff K's list.

Edit: I feel really, really bad voting against a list with the Clean and Curtis Mayfield on it. Sorry, B :-(
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Postby Mike Boom » 24 May 2007, 00:53

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Postby Magilla » 24 May 2007, 01:32

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