BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1 - Mental Decline

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BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1 - Mental Decline

Postby the masked man » 03 Mar 2012, 20:01

List A


Big Sky - The Kinks link
Solitude is Bliss - Tame Impala link
Let's Take It to the Stage - Funkadelic link
Let's Have a Party - Wanda Jackson link
How Many More Times - Led Zeppelin link
I'm Your Puppet - James and Bobby Purify link
Jam On It - Newcleus link
Bam Bam - Sister Nancy link
Witch Hunt - Wayne Shorter link
Both Sides Now - Judy Collins link
Time to Pretend - MGMT link
Don't Change Your Love - The Five Stairsteps link
Waiting Room - Fugazi link
Dum Maro Dum - Asha Bhosle link
Song of a Baker - The Small Faces link
Requiem pour un Con - Serge Gainsbourg link
What a Man - Linda Lyndell link
(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea - Elvis Costello link
El Preso - Fruko y sus Tesos link
Total Destruction to Your Mind - Swamp Dogg link

List B


Down All The Days - The Pogues link
When My Baby’s Beside Me - Big Star link
Late In The Day - Supergrass link
Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye link
Saved - LaVern Baker link
Walk Right Back - Everly Brothers link
Would I Lie To You? - Charles & Eddie link
Dub Be Good To Me - Beats International link
Under Mi Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith link
Help Yourself - Death In Vegas link
Feel Like Making Love - D’Angelo link
Born On The Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival link
Wang-Dang-Doodle - Howlin’ Wolf link
Paris Is Burning - Ladyhawke link
Suddenly - Bee Gees link
Blackberry Way - The Move link
A Love From Outer Space - A.R. Kane link
Love & Only Love - Neil Young link
R.O.D. - The Fall link
Ko-Ko - Duke Ellington link

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby mantochanga » 03 Mar 2012, 20:03

A

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 03 Mar 2012, 20:12

Good - we're at the stage where you're less likely to raise your eyebrows at the lists. Overall, that is - there are still a few here that I'm not too keen on.

A has great Kinks, Funkadelic, Led Zep, MGMT, Gainsbourg - and even the Costello choice doesn't make me want to set fire to his tie.

B has the first Fall song I think I've seen so far in the Cup! and it's a corker. Also splendid Move, Neil, Wolf, CCR, and Big Star songs.

It's very close but I think A is just a little more my flavour, despite the appalling Judy Collins.

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Goat Boy » 03 Mar 2012, 20:29

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 03 Mar 2012, 20:37

B, just - though they're both interesting lists.



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Postby The Modernist » 03 Mar 2012, 20:41

I like the way B jumps around, but there are some misses among a largely strong selection. I prefer the earthier vibe of A. Another assured five (although the latin track was a bit ordinary) maintains its strengths.

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby John Mc » 03 Mar 2012, 20:42

I like A somewhat more...
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Postby T. Willy Rye » 03 Mar 2012, 20:51

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 03 Mar 2012, 20:52

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 03 Mar 2012, 21:07

Tough all for me. I've still got sour grapes from A kicking my ass in the first round. I find it a pretty obvious shade of faux-eclectic (Wanda Jackson, Gainsbourg, the same ol Swamp Dogg and Linda Lynell tracks, a few non-English language thugs, sigh). The o e e ception is thealways-welcome inclusion of The Five Stairsteps i- though they have better and more interesting tracks. Did I mention sour grapes on my part?

The problem is B doesn't make it a slam dunk. The good thing about it is that it is far less concerned with seeming eclectic. It goes with a strategy of simply picking pretty good tracks by mostly great artists. The bad news is that there are few absolute killers, and a few puzzles in the mix.

So...a by a whisker.
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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Thesiger » 03 Mar 2012, 21:10

I'm afraid I cannot be doing with The Fall.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 03 Mar 2012, 21:20

A has some missteps, but it's still one of the better lists left.
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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Jeff K » 03 Mar 2012, 21:26

B

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby The Fish » 03 Mar 2012, 21:29

B's highs are higher but its lows are lower. I still can't forgive using Judy rather than Joni and the Zep and Costello picks look a bit "meat and potatoes" although James and Bobby Purify might be the best thing here. On balance

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby whodathunkit » 03 Mar 2012, 21:30

A difficult one. Both have some gems but I suppose A just has too much crapola that I would have to ignore.

So:-

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Corporate whore » 03 Mar 2012, 21:35

B fir the Move and the Ellington
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Postby Polishgirl » 03 Mar 2012, 21:57

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Ranking Ted » 03 Mar 2012, 22:01

Nothing that wrong with B but I really much prefer

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 03 Mar 2012, 22:09

Nothing that wrong with A but I really much prefer

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Re: BCB Cup 2012 - Round 3, Match 1

Postby Count Machuki » 03 Mar 2012, 22:25

A
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why choose Howlin' Wolf when you have KoKo Taylor?
Why choose D'Angelo (as much as I love him) when you have Roberta Flack?
I don't get it.
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