BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1 - LEG OF LAMB OUT

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Buddha B-Rex » 21 Apr 2008, 14:12

B hits all the right notes. It's perfection, really. The addition of the Etta track is stellar.
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 21 Apr 2008, 16:19

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Postby & » 21 Apr 2008, 18:27

penk! wrote: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.

Don't let the fact that neither the XTC, Traffic nor Band additions are in any respect "guitar rock" deter you from making sweeping generalisations. Ho hum.
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Postby Tapiocahead » 21 Apr 2008, 19:10

There's plenty I like and plenty I'm indifferent to in both lists.

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 21 Apr 2008, 19:43

angshu wrote:
penk! wrote: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.

Don't let the fact that neither the XTC, Traffic nor Band additions are in any respect "guitar rock" deter you from making sweeping generalisations. Ho hum.


Well, it's undoubtedly the more rockist of the two.
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Postby purgatory brite » 21 Apr 2008, 22:01

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Postby PENK » 21 Apr 2008, 22:13

Johnny C Redway wrote:
angshu wrote:
penk! wrote: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.

Don't let the fact that neither the XTC, Traffic nor Band additions are in any respect "guitar rock" deter you from making sweeping generalisations. Ho hum.


Well, it's undoubtedly the more rockist of the two.


angshu, much as I respect your opinions, it is silly to claim that the list does not have an extremely narrow focus on rock music, especially that which leans toward the 'classic'. I am far from being the only person to have pointed that out.
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Postby Arthur Crud » 21 Apr 2008, 22:19

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby the masked man » 21 Apr 2008, 23:42

A has good songs - that's a wonderful XTC choice - but overall it's just a little stiff beside B. B is funkier and more appealing.

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Postby Snarfyguy » 22 Apr 2008, 00:55

A by a hair.
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Postby Jude » 22 Apr 2008, 01:04

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby LeBaron » 22 Apr 2008, 03:31

List A's five latest are pretty cool, but I'm hanging tough with B, which has been one of my favorites throughout the cup. Two good lists, though.

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby & » 22 Apr 2008, 04:01

Johnny C Redway wrote:
angshu wrote:
penk! wrote: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.

Don't let the fact that neither the XTC, Traffic nor Band additions are in any respect "guitar rock" deter you from making sweeping generalisations. Ho hum.


Well, it's undoubtedly the more rockist of the two.

I don't really know what that means and what implications that has.
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Postby & » 22 Apr 2008, 04:08

penk! wrote:angshu, much as I respect your opinions, it is silly to claim that the list does not have an extremely narrow focus on rock music, especially that which leans toward the 'classic'. I am far from being the only person to have pointed that out.

I know it's been pointed out and clearly people think that, but I don't really see how it detracts from the quality of music, i.e., I can't understand why it's a criticism. It sounds a bit academic to me, a point which doesn't really affect the listening experience.

I'm neither in favour of voting "classic" or against it. To me it has no bearing. They are good songs. (Mind, B has a hell of a list too).

Actually, I probably know more people in life who have a knee-jerk bias towards the "old masters" or whatever it is they call the likes of The Band. I don't understand that either.
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Postby & » 22 Apr 2008, 04:09

Actually, come to think of it, I do see your point, specially in context of the Cup.
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Postby king feeb » 22 Apr 2008, 04:35

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Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 22 Apr 2008, 07:37

angshu wrote:I don't really know what that means and what implications that has.


http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic ... 46,00.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockism
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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Neige » 22 Apr 2008, 07:59

Tough one, even judging by the last additions. These are absolute killer tracks in my book:

List A:
Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys - Traffic
River Of Orchids - XTC

List B:
'I'd Rather Go Blind' - Etta James
'Queen Jane Approximately' - Bob Dylan

But who is closer to my heart?

A, obviously
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Postby The Modernist » 22 Apr 2008, 08:06

Johnny C Redway wrote:
angshu wrote:I don't really know what that means and what implications that has.


http://arts.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic ... 46,00.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockism


That wikipedia article is quite misleading though. They talk of "rockism" is if it were some kind of artistic movement with its own values whereas when the term was coined it was certainly meant in a pejorative sense.

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Re: BCB Cup 2008 - SEMI FINAL 1

Postby Oscar » 22 Apr 2008, 11:15

20 to 7 in favour of A.


And therefore has to be the competition favourite for me.