BCB Cup 2011 The final - The Modernist Age!

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BCB Cup 2011 The final - The Modernist Age!

Postby the masked man » 17 Mar 2011, 19:01

It feels like this contest started about three years ago...anyway we're now down to just two players, who have supplied the following lists. A new name will be added to the BCB Cup List of Honour on Saturday night, so vote carefully!

List A

The Who - I can see for miles link
The Chamber Bros - Time has Come Today link
Stereolab - French Disko link
13th Floor Elevators - Slip inside this house link
Harmonia - Deluxe (Immer Weider) link
Japan - Ghosts link
David Axelrod - Human Abstract link
James Brown - The Big Payback link
Mr Flagio - Take a Chance link
Steely Dan - Aja link
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - The Power of Love Link
Rotary Connection - I am the Black Gold of the Sun Link
Can - Oh Yeah Link
Jimi Hendrix - 1983 (A Merman I should Turn to Be) Link
Isolee - Beau Mot Plage Link
Giorgio Moroder - The Chase Link
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song Link
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights Link
Public Enemy - Cold Lampin' with Flavour Link
Laibach - Life is Life Link
Isaac Hayes - I can't turn around - link
Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia - link
David Bowie - Warszawa link
Pretty Things - Defecting Grey - link
Panda Bear - Bros - link
Pharaoh Sanders - Astral Travelling link
ABBA - The Visitors link
Miles Davis - Dark Magus link
Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing link
Steve Reich - Six Pianos link
Ennio Morricone - Man with a Harmonica link
The Preachers - Who Do You Love? link
Tantra - Hills of Katmandu link
Holger Czukay - Persian Love link
Ministry - Jesus Built My Hot Rod link
Fennesz - Caecilia - link
Gyorgy Ligeti - Lux Aeterna - link
Klaus Doldinger - Heimkehr (Das Boot OST) link
Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis - link
Corona - Rhythm of the Night - link

List B


I Don't Like You - Bo Diddley link
Unhooked Generation -Freda Payne link
Bust Out - The Busters link
Hate & War - The Clash link
Magic Potion - The Open Mind link
French Disko-Stereolab link
Stepping Razor -Peter Tosh link
Cello Song - Nick Drake link
Up - AR Kane link
The River Song - Dennis Wilsonlink
Les Fleurs - Minnie Ripperton link
I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Brogues link
Paint Box - Pink Floyd link
Black Coffee - All Saints link
Shape Your Mind To Die - Leon Thomas link
A Famous Myth - The Groop link
Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw link
Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye link
New Star in the Sky -Air link
Colour of my Mind - The Attack link
Since K Got Over Me - The Clientele link
Born On The Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival link
Who Is He and What Is He To You - Creative Source link
Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith link
Lazyitis -The Happy Mondays link
Witchi Tai To - Harpers Bizarre link
Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin link
Going Back To My Roots - Richie Havens link
Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones link
Yashar (John Robie mix) - Cabaret Voltaire link
Moanin' -Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers link
Love Me Sweet - Kid Loco link
Right On For The Darkness- Curtis Mayfield link
Horrorshow - The Scars link
Hum Along and Dance - The Jackson Five link
The Secret Life of Arabia -David Bowie link
Risque - Silvinha link
Radio Song - Dillard & Clark link
In The Ghetto -Elvis Presley link
Harlem River Drive - Bobbi Humphrey link

I have to say, those are two of the most interesting lists submitted this year - worthy finalists, both.

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Nolamike » 17 Mar 2011, 19:07

This is tough. There are things I love about both lists. A seems to take a few more risks (Xennakis? Awesome!), but in terms of stuff I love, B has a slight edge.

I'll go with B, but won't hear a word against A.
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Toby » 17 Mar 2011, 19:07

A

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I can't wait for the comments.

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Magilla » 17 Mar 2011, 19:22

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Goat Boy » 17 Mar 2011, 19:39

A's a funny one! Great to hear Lux Aeterna again but not so keen on the Fennesz track or Metastasis but kudos for picking some uplifting 90's dance which is probably about the least BCB song on the list!

B's new five look a lot safer in comparison (ha!) but are more consistently enjoyable (no, really?) feauturing a great, underrated Bowie song and nifty picks from Silvinha and Bobbi Humphrey with the Elvis track sitting proudly in the middle. If I were to quickly pick the best on each list It would be close to these songs....

The Who - I can see for miles link
The Chamber Bros - Time has Come Today link
Stereolab - French Disko link
13th Floor Elevators - Slip inside this house link
Harmonia - Deluxe (Immer Weider) link
David Axelrod - Human Abstract link
James Brown - The Big Payback link
Mr Flagio - Take a Chance link
Steely Dan - Aja link
Rotary Connection - I am the Black Gold of the Sun Link
Can - Oh Yeah Link
Jimi Hendrix - 1983 (A Merman I should Turn to Be) Link
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song Link
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights Link
Isaac Hayes - I can't turn around - link
David Bowie - Warszawa link
Pretty Things - Defecting Grey - link
Panda Bear - Bros - link
Ennio Morricone - Man with a Harmonica link
Tantra - Hills of Katmandu link
Gyorgy Ligeti - Lux Aeterna - link
Corona - Rhythm of the Night - link


I Don't Like You - Bo Diddley link
Unhooked Generation -Freda Payne link
Hate & War - The Clash link
Magic Potion - The Open Mind link
French Disko-Stereolab link
Stepping Razor -Peter Tosh link
Cello Song - Nick Drake link
Up - AR Kane link
The River Song - Dennis Wilsonlink
Les Fleurs - Minnie Ripperton link
I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Brogues link
Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw link
Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye link
Colour of my Mind - The Attack link
Born On The Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival link
Who Is He and What Is He To You - Creative Source link
Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith link
Lazyitis -The Happy Mondays link
Witchi Tai To - Harpers Bizarre link
Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin link
Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones link
Yashar (John Robie mix) - Cabaret Voltaire link
Love Me Sweet - Kid Loco link
Right On For The Darkness- Curtis Mayfield link
Hum Along and Dance - The Jackson Five link
The Secret Life of Arabia -David Bowie link
Radio Song - Dillard & Clark link
In The Ghetto -Elvis Presley link

so, as much as it pains me to vote against a list that has the mighty Take A Chance (What? You haven't heard it?! Get a life mate) there's just a bit more on B for me to love so, thanks for the ride A, it's been emotional 'n' all but.....

B

But well done to the pair of you for great lists.
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby the masked man » 17 Mar 2011, 19:40

Well, both are marvellous lists and it's hard to vote against either. Both have songs I love dearly as well as great new discoveries - I really believe these are the two best lists (well, with the exception of my own and perhaps Rank Bajin's). Well done to everyone for voting for these.

However, I think that A is the one I like most. It's a bewildering and intoxicating mix of highbrow and lowbrow pleasures, finding beauty in commercial dance hits and austere modern classical. B also manages a mixture of obscurity and shiny pop, but goes out less on a limb than A. A keeps its approach going right to the end and continues to entertain and confound. And, as Goat Boy says, 'Take A Chance' is massive. Wow!

It's A

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Mar 2011, 19:41

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Carlsson » 17 Mar 2011, 20:05

Easy.

Harmonia, Japan, Can, Kraftwerk, Steve Reich, Holger Czukay, Klaus Doldinger

A man after my own heart - I wonder who it can be...?

The lad's got good taste and most of the others are robust too...

A

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Leg of lamb » 17 Mar 2011, 20:13

Yes, two very worthy finalists. I'm amazed to see how they've developed and grown, having taken my eye off the competition for personal reasons. Pats on the back all round!

B for me, though.
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Jeff K » 17 Mar 2011, 20:17

I really hate going against B but I have to be honest.

A

What a finish, though! Both of you guys have set new standards for the BCB Cup. Bravo.
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Tapiocahead » 17 Mar 2011, 20:18

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Hugh » 17 Mar 2011, 20:22

Knowing whose lists these are kind of spoils this for me.

I think they are both pretty great so:

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Vic Snazell-Sprey » 17 Mar 2011, 20:26

Two curate's eggs, each with a stinker or two and no Cyndi Lauper in either. I'll have to think about this...
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby WG Kaspar » 17 Mar 2011, 20:30

There's a fair few that I like on both lists, but it'll have to be B on balance.
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby purgatory brite » 17 Mar 2011, 20:50

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 17 Mar 2011, 20:53

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby whodathunkit » 17 Mar 2011, 21:12

A great , if surprising, final.We seem to be a decent music board after all. Tough, tough choice but:-

B
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby The Modernist » 17 Mar 2011, 21:25

whodathunkit wrote:A great , if surprising, final.


Yes -I can't quite work it out myself!

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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby Quaco » 17 Mar 2011, 22:19

Both lists make me pretty happy, and I could gladly have either as a playlist for a month. As with Hugh, it does spoil it a bit knowing whose each one is, but I probably would have abstained anyway, not having looked at any of the threads thus far. I just wanted to check and see what the last two standing were offering, and I must say, I'm pretty impressed.
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Re: BCB Cup 2011 The final

Postby John_K » 17 Mar 2011, 22:41

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