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Quarter Final Match 3 - The Right Graduate Profile

Postby Tapiocahead » 30 May 2007, 21:13

a...

Unsatisfied - The Replacements
The Dark End Of The Street- James Carr
Love To Love You - Donna Summer
They Don't Know - Kirsty MacColl
Victoria - The Kinks
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix
Down On The Street - The Stooges
I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) -The Delfonics
Making Time – The Creation
Everybody’s Crying Mercy – Mose Allison
Set Adrift on a Memory Bliss – PM Dawn
I Am The Cosmos – Chris Bell
Ruler Of My Heart – Irma Thomas
At Last I Am Free – Robert Wyatt
Omaha – Moby Grape
992 Arguments – The O’ Jays
Beware of Darkness - George Harrison
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) – Jay Z
She May Call You Up Tonight – The Left Banke
I Wanna Destroy You – The Soft Boys
Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
El Paso – Marty Robbins

b...
Ann Peebles- I Can't Stand The Rain
Grandmaster & Melle Melle- White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
The Clean- Point That Thing Somewhere Else
DJ Shadow- Building Steam (With A Grain of Salt)
Desmond Dekker- Fu Manchu
Willie Williams- Armagideon Time
The Small Faces- Tin Soldier
Temptations- Just My Imagination
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers- I'm Straight
Ghostface Killah- The Champ
Isaac Hayes- Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
Stereloab- Jenny Ondioline
The Congos- Fisherman
Brian Eno- King's Lead Hat
Wire- Mannequin
Nas- NY State of Mind
Delroy Wilson- Run, Run, Run
The Orb- Little Fluffy Clouds
Augustus Pablo- Natural Way
The Go-Betweens- Dive for Your Memory
The Impressions- This My Country
Clarence Carter- Slip Away
Kelis- Caught Out There
Straitjacket Fits- She Speeds
The Stooges- Down in the Street
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Postby the masked man » 30 May 2007, 21:17

Got to be ruthless at this stage, and A drops a real clanger with that dire Jay-Z track - the children's chorus is unlistenable.

B has no such lapses - I like the Kelis choice!

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 30 May 2007, 21:21

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Postby brassneck.. » 30 May 2007, 21:25

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Postby WG Kaspar » 30 May 2007, 21:33

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 30 May 2007, 21:33

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Postby Moleskin » 30 May 2007, 21:36

A for Robert Wyatt, George Harrison and Marvin Gaye.
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Postby kath » 30 May 2007, 21:38

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 30 May 2007, 21:45

good to see my clarence carter choice getting picked on anoher list, but it can't save B.

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Re: Quarter Final Match 3

Postby C » 30 May 2007, 22:06

Mr Tapioca wrote:a...
At Last I Am Free – Robert Wyatt


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Postby Ranking Ted » 30 May 2007, 22:14

At this stage, most lists should have at least a share of excellent choices and A is no different (Marvin, Chris Bell, The Creation all standing out, and a fair bit in reserve as well) but it lets itself down with its dire PM Dawn/Jay Z double act. No such problem for B, who's got some great, idiosyncratic choices there. I like a lot.

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Postby Owen » 30 May 2007, 22:32

A's rap choices really are bizarre, endearingly so in a way, the choices of someone who really doesn't listen to much rap but felt the need to include some. It would almost have been better to just have chosen some more top notch stuff from other genres as he was on a lot safer ground there.

B made me just put the Clarence Carter, it's not quite as good as i remember, pretty standard period cheating soul with a bunch of familiar riffs, restrained by his standards. Nice to hear it again all the same.

Elsewhere A throws out some reliable classics, unarguable tracks really that have probably won my vote in the past, but a bit safe, I think I like the Marty Robins and Marvin Gaye choices more than any of the others as they are a little more unexpected. More Robyn though, why?

Nice kelis track from B but the new 5 don't really add all that much that wasn't there before, I think it was a list there for the taking but A doesn't really step up

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Postby Beno » 30 May 2007, 22:42

Tough one this, two very good lists.

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 30 May 2007, 22:56

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Postby Corporate whore » 30 May 2007, 23:02

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Postby petulant clarksville » 30 May 2007, 23:02

Ahas enough that I know to be good. B has a lot I'm not that familiar with.

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Postby The Modernist » 30 May 2007, 23:04

I'm going to restrict myself to just commenting on the additional five here. Given the stage we're at I shan't be mincing my words:

A

Hard Luck Life - Jay-Z

I struggle to understand anyone's musical judgement who could pick a gang of kids squalling away the most irritating melody known to mankind while some guy mumbles cliches about "the ghetto". If they were looking to get the hip-hop vote they couldn't have picked a worse track. A monumental lack of taste.

As for the rest a nice though not earth shattering Lefte Bank selection, I don't know anything of The Soft Boys, great Marvin selection - I hope it gets a bit more recognition than it did when I picked it a few weeks ago.
I managed to d/load a bit of the Marty Robbins selection. What is it - a song from some Will Rogers movie or something -why on earth would you pick this? Even my grandmother would find it too square and bland.
Better move on to B I think.

This Is My Country -The Impressions.
Curtis has had funkier and more impactful moments but rarely has he sounded more genuine. A true protest song that transends its time and place to say something quite universal. Great selection.
Clarence Carter -Slip Away
Oh dear B you had the cream of late sixties soul and funk to pick from and this is the most exciting thing you could come up with? It's not terrible just very bland, the kind of smooth blues Atlantic threw out in their sleep. It's the kind of soporific thing you can imagine Van Morrison covering in the mid nineties.

Kelis Caught Out There -Banal beats mining all the usual cliches, with Kelis' singularly charmless 'look at me' caterwauling over the top. Awful choice but at least it's not "Milkshake".

Down On The Streets is a solid vote winner, you still can't go wrong with The Stooges on here, perhaps the one act where there is something approaching consensus. Not one of their most well known which may have been one of the thoughts behind picking it. Anyway it's The Stooges sounding nasty and primal and that's always a good thing.


Overall I think both lists have suffered slight stagefright at this late stage and have offered up fives to please different sections of the board. I don't blame them at all for doing this btw.

I do prefer the whole of B's list -
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Postby Jeff K » 30 May 2007, 23:09

A's is one of the few lists in competition that's actually getting better and not worse as we get into the later rounds.

That said, I'll still take...

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 30 May 2007, 23:50

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Postby The Write Profile » 30 May 2007, 23:54

Christ, of all the Jay-Z tracks the guy could've picked that truly demonstrate his talent (anything from the sublime The Blueprint or Reasonable Doubt), A picks his laziest, most annoying crossover track ever?!

Anyway, A has its moments, but B seems to have a bit more energy to it and Straitjacket Fits' "She Speeds" is just astonishing.

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