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BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7 - Hatz off!

Postby never/ever » 20 Jul 2022, 10:51

List A


1. Laura Nyro – Tom Cat Goodbye link
2. Iggy Pop – Dum Dum Boys link
3. Rodriguez – Heikki’s Suburbian Bus Tour link
4. Jimmy Cliff – Music Maker link
5. Badfinger – Baby Blue link
6. Rokia Traore – Aimer link
7. Traffic – No Face, No Name, No Number link
8. The Beau Brummels – Singing Cowboy link



List B


1. Summer Time - Pretty Things link
2. Summer Breeze - Isley Brothers link
3. Sunshine Day - Osibisa link
4. Summertime - Sidney Bechet Quintet link
5. Delius (Song of Summer) - Kate Bush link
6. Walking on Sunshine - Eddy Grant link
7. Summer '68 - Pink Floyd link
8. Morning Sun - Popol Vuh link

A 8 - B 11

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Matt Wilson » 20 Jul 2022, 15:41

is it my imagination, or did the first four matches in round one contain more of the obscure songs and this new batch has more of the familiar?

Anyway, I seem to be voting for A a lot this round.

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby toomanyhatz » 20 Jul 2022, 19:41

Another unprompted 'theme'. :D

This one's a lot better than the last, though I don't know whether to be impressed that they pulled it off effectively, or underwhelmed by it being an 'easier'/more obvious theme.

No matter, really, as A is pretty much right up my alley all the way through. There are better Cliff tracks, certainly, but the Iggy, Rodriguez, and Traffic more than make up for it. Even the later 'reunion era' Beau Brummels track and the token 'new one' are strong.

B does have the Isleys and Pretties, and one of my very favorite post-Syd Floyd numbers (Wright being my second favorite songwriter ever in Floyd and all), and it would be great for the poolside, but A's the one I'd want anytime.
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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby naughty boy » 20 Jul 2022, 19:50

I know more of these 16 tracks then in any other match-up so far. It's easy to choose, therefore.

B, despite the despicable Floyd, wins this quite easily with a cracking (B-side?) Pretties tune and undeniable Eddy G, Isleys and Osibisa numbers. A just doesn't have many really knock-out tunes (altho' the Iggy tune is lovely and moody and the Badfinger and Nyro tracks are good)
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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Jimbly » 21 Jul 2022, 20:24

A theme that hits its mark.

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby The Modernist » 21 Jul 2022, 23:02

A has a very BCB look about it with its critically approved major artists and cult artists, and its seventies bias. The problem for me is the song choices don't represent most of these artists at their best, with the exception of the Traffic track. Not bad, but a bit underwhelming.
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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby fange » 22 Jul 2022, 04:24

I think G has pretty much voiced my thoughts on this one. A is fine in its way but doesn't pack much of a punch; B hits its marks well on the theme its chosen, with a varied and fun mix that works.


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Postby fange » 22 Jul 2022, 06:03

I really enjoyed that Rokia T. track A, cheers.
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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby The Fish » 22 Jul 2022, 19:32

Nothing against themes per se, but B could have done much better. A is closest yet to my taste (Laura, Badfinger, Rodriguez, Traffic)

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Postby Purgatory Brite » 23 Jul 2022, 12:11

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby trans-chigley express » 23 Jul 2022, 13:49

List A is bit hit and miss for me, though the hits are very good including the tracks from Laura Nyro, Traffic, Badfinger and a wonderful new discovery with Rokia Traore. The remaining tracks didn't really gel for me.

I really, er, warmed to B's theme which is highly appropriate for the current heatwave. A good combination of sunshine pop and mellow hippy vibes with a classic slice of jazz thrown in the mix.

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby pcqgod » 23 Jul 2022, 20:11

Both lists about even in terms of my enjoyment, or non-enjoyment.

I'll give A the nod for the Jimmy Cliff track.

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Rayge » 24 Jul 2022, 14:19

Not interested in either of these, really, but A features Laura at her most Nyro, so that will do.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 24 Jul 2022, 18:27

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Deebank » 25 Jul 2022, 11:42

A couple of decent tracks in A but on the whole more that I like in B

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Nick Danger » 25 Jul 2022, 14:11

I'm ok with themed lists (voted for the Vs in the last one) but this one doesn't do it for me. I liked a lot more tracks on A.

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Neige » 26 Jul 2022, 10:17

I'm not averse to themed lists at all, but there's just more in A I love (with extra points for picking the lovely Rokia Traore).

In fact, I'd like to see it win this cup.
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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby never/ever » 26 Jul 2022, 11:35

I'll probable end picking A in any following round, there's a lot of good in it but I am quite swayed by some really fine tracks on b- Osibisa, Floyd, Fricke and f'n Eddy Grant...

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Jumper K » 26 Jul 2022, 17:54

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Re: BCB Cup 2022 Round 1 Match 7

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Jul 2022, 19:28

The first list is odd in that it features some artists I don't much care fo,r but also some I do - sadly doing awful songs.

B for a themed list does much, much better.
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