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Postby Butch Manly » 20 Apr 2008, 22:11


List A:

I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
King Of The Rumbling Spires - T.Rex
Madonna Of The Wasps - Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Stoned Love - The Supremes
Let Go Of You Girl - The Left Banke
Save It for Later - The Beat
Please Let Me Wonder - The Beach Boys
Just Like Tom Thumb Blues - Nina Simone
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Tower of Song - Leonard Cohen
So Sad About Us - The Who
It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
Shangri-La - The Kinks
The Rainbow - Talk Talk
Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
Success - Iggy Pop
Man Out Of Time - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Hallogallo - Neu!
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadow? - The Rolling Stones
Death and the Maiden - The Verlaines
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Echoes Myron - Guided By Voices
Strawberry Wine - Ryan Adams
Is It Really So Strange ? - The Smiths
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More - Brian Eno
Ghost Town - The Specials
Tears of Rage - The Band
Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys - Traffic
River Of Orchids - XTC

List B:

'I Want to Take You Higher' - Sly & the Family Stone
'Three in One' - Lee 'Scratch' Perry
'The Man Don't Give a Fuck' - Super Furry Animals
'I'll Run Your Hurt Away' - Ruby Johnson
'Be-Bop-a-Lula' - Gene Vincent
'Dirtweed' - Super Chron Flight Brothers
'Hymn to the Big Wheel' - Massive Attack
'Death or Glory' - The Clash
'Second Hand News' - Fleetwood Mac
'Matty Groves' - Fairport Convention
'The Classical' - The Fall
'Pure Shores' - All Saints
'Some Kinda Love' - Velvet Underground
'Nathan Jones' - The Supremes
'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' - James Brown
'Temptation' - New Order
'The Universal' - Blur
'Under Mi Sleng Teng' - Wayne Smith
'Starfish and Coffee' - Prince
'Your Pretty Face (Is Going To Hell)' - The Stooges
'Love is not a Gamble' - the Techniques
'What in the World' - David Bowie
'634-5789' - Wilson Pickett
'Perfect Circle' - REM
'Working Day and Night' - Michael Jackson
'Bye Bye Pride' - Go-Betweens
'Heaven Must Have Sent You' - the Elgins
'Heartbeats' - the Knife
'I'd Rather Go Blind' - Etta James
'Queen Jane Approximately' - Bob Dylan
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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby C » 20 Apr 2008, 22:21


But it's Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Postby whodathunkit » 20 Apr 2008, 22:29

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I pointed that out in round 1 but still no change. Another defeat for pedantry.

A smashing new 5 from A puts it's nose well out in front.


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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Zeke » 20 Apr 2008, 22:42

A has a fantastic new 5 and appears to be all but unstoppable.

I think we're looking at the new cup winner.

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Postby Penk! » 20 Apr 2008, 23:00

:o List A in 'Five New Songs All By White Rock Bands' shocker!!!!

B is far from being a fantastic, cup-winning list, but it has personality and energy, and at least it is not the musical equivalent of a great big potato. The boredom of listening to that much safe, stodgy, canonical guitar rock would surely be enough to make anyone want to beat their own face in with a blunt instrument. Possibly the BCB Cup itself.

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 20 Apr 2008, 23:22

B is a tad more interesting - he has a point.

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby The Write Profile » 20 Apr 2008, 23:30

It seems bizarre that B has continued along its merry way, not least because there have been better lists that were knocked out much earlier, but still you can't deny its verve and pizazz, and there is a lot of good stuff on there, and the new additions- one of Dylan's finest, most generous songs, a good Gobies choice, and nice stuff from the Elgins and Etta James, add to the overall feel of it.

It's B, but really, a dark horse if ever there were one. A has some great picks from the Verlaines, Neu!, Rolling Stones and a whole lotta other classics, but by the end, y'know, I'd just rather listen to B, if that makes sense.
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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Beno » 20 Apr 2008, 23:33

Tough choice this as I've supported both lists in earlier rounds so I struggle to separate them before the additional 5s.

In terms of the additional 5s, A has a great Eno choice (it wan in my own list a couple of years ago) and Ghost Town's excellent too. I fail to understand the love for Apple venus era XTC though. B has a solid Go-Betweens pick and great Etta James and Dylan choices. Nothing to choose between them in terms of the additional 5s either.

It comes down to one list picking tracks covering a broader stylistic range.


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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Magilla » 20 Apr 2008, 23:45

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Postby trans-chigley express » 20 Apr 2008, 23:46

A has been my favourite list since Round 2 and with the latest additions it just got better.


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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Ranking Ted » 20 Apr 2008, 23:50

When we get to the semi-final stage, all the lists are going to be largely excellent, as is the case here. That makes the decision much harder and, ultimately, down to gut-feel and vibe. On that front, I take B to be the winner - it just rolls better. A is good, though.


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Postby Corporate whore » 20 Apr 2008, 23:56

A's new 5 are much better then B's, but in the end B is still the better list.

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Postby Jeff K » 21 Apr 2008, 00:48


Both have highs and lows and neither is totally satisfying.
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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 21 Apr 2008, 00:56

Getting to the business end now, B
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Postby The Fish » 21 Apr 2008, 01:14

More I like on A
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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby toomanyhatz » 21 Apr 2008, 01:32

Damn close, a tough call. I figure it's A by the merest hair. The newest five is the difference.
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