BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5 - Jethro loses. Cup cancelled!

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BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5 - Jethro loses. Cup cancelled!

Postby Butch Manly » 09 Feb 2009, 19:54

List A:

Can - All Gates Open
Robert Johnson - Hell Hound On My Trail
Ella Fitzgerald - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
The Necks - Drive By
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Let's Hang On
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Stereolab - Metronomic Underground
Eric Dolphy - Hat & Beard
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Tim Buckley - Buzzin' Fly
Giorgio Moroder - From Here to Eternity
Brian Eno - Neroli
James Carr - To Love Somebody
Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
Fairport Convention - Autopsy


List B:

Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Josef K - Chance Meeting
Joy Division - Dead Souls
Nico - These Days
New Order - Temptation
Darren Hayman - Caravan Song
The Pastels - Nothing To Be Done
Yo La Tengo - From A Motel 6
Camera Obscura - Country Mile
Jesus & Mary Chain – Sidewalking
Iggy & The Stooges - Search And Destroy
The Clean - Point That Thing Somewhere Else
Chuck Wood - Seven Days Too Long
Sigur Ros - Untitled #1 (Vaka)
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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby WG Kaspar » 09 Feb 2009, 19:57

A truly is fab and picks my favourite James Carr. Well done.
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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby PENK » 09 Feb 2009, 19:57

B has plenty of stuff I like, but it's yet another list which, when taken as a whole, has a distinct impression of tedium and far too narrow a focus.
A was like that to begin with, but its new five give it more character and punch.

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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby the masked man » 09 Feb 2009, 19:57

B still looks very good to me.

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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby toomanyhatz » 09 Feb 2009, 20:00

They don't pick the artist's tracks I would pick, most of 'em, and again (like most lists that have gotten this far) it lacks surprises, but still, it's A by a rather comfortable margin.
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Postby Billybob Dylan » 09 Feb 2009, 20:02

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Postby harvey k-tel » 09 Feb 2009, 20:03

A is getting a bit too 'easy listening' for my liking.

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Postby Jeff K » 09 Feb 2009, 20:04

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 09 Feb 2009, 20:05

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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby Neige » 09 Feb 2009, 20:05

Hardly anything I like on B

Fairport Convention - Autopsy


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A


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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Feb 2009, 20:06

Insanely mixed bags. Scanning the lists is like flicking between Freaks and Miss World on the telly.

B's new six outclasses A's, to my mind, but A's original ten was better than B's. 'All Gates Open' and 'Let's Hang On' are as good as music gets, for me - two of my very favourite songs - yet the rest of A's list ranges from the mediocre to the deathly dull. B's list has a couple of stormers too ('These Days', 'Search And Destroy', 'Dead Souls') but when looking closely, I find myself thinking 'can't you do better?' :|

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Postby Coitus Mayfield » 09 Feb 2009, 20:15

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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby McBastard » 09 Feb 2009, 20:18

B, although I admire A for putting two entire albums on their list, and both of them (almost) entirely improvised into the bargain.
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Postby soundchaser » 09 Feb 2009, 20:19

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Postby Magilla » 09 Feb 2009, 20:20

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Postby The Modernist » 09 Feb 2009, 20:22

Seven Days Too Long is a nice pick, but overall B is slightly lacking in light and shade. A is a more enticing proposition with its mix of the esoteric and the pop. I'm also delighted to see "Autopsy" being picked, I did consider that one myself - great track.

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Re: BCB CUP 2009: Round 2 Match 5

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Feb 2009, 20:28

Not keen on either - The Message just wins it for B
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