Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5 *Googamooga 5- Corporate Whore 11*

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Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5 *Googamooga 5- Corporate Whore 11*

Postby never/ever » 07 Nov 2019, 10:15

A

Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer





B

Homeland Service - Sorrow/Babylon

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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Nov 2019, 21:03

A has achieved the trifecta - Not a folk artist, doing just about the worst version of a song that's been done a few thousand times. Are they serious? Really?

B is a bit overly slick, and I'd prefer anything from the sadly forgotten debut to it, but it's still a strong performance and at least it's not living in Mitch Miller-land.
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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby C » 08 Nov 2019, 09:41

Absolutely no contest the Home Service album is a CC - top-notch and top hole.

I adore the album and this is a fine track.

John Tams is a master wordsmith.

Trini Lopez is my worst nightmare I recall my parents having an album from which is awful track comes [circa 1963]

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Really not my cup of tea - almost as grating as the crooners

Easy (LET'S ROCK!) B has it

B has it

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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Flower » 08 Nov 2019, 12:22

B
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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Nov 2019, 17:34

A
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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby T. Berry Shuffle » 08 Nov 2019, 22:06

A: Lounge shit, not folk
B: Not A, and that's good enough.

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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Nov 2019, 22:11

Good job I don't have a hammer right now, because this is a bloody expensive laptop. Trini Lopez. Googa, what were you thinking?

Blimey, B's intro is trying to rival A for naffness. It's The Final Countdown at 16rpm. Oh my God, this is wretched, a horrible bloated soft rock monster. Literally every single moment of this is cliched and banal, and has no place not just in this cup, but has no place in a world where there is any shred of decency.

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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Jumper K » 09 Nov 2019, 10:25

A. Its considerably shorter.

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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby never/ever » 09 Nov 2019, 11:13

Yikes.

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Re: Folc Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Purgatory Brite » 09 Nov 2019, 22:02

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Nick Danger » 10 Nov 2019, 14:01

B

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby John aka Josh » 10 Nov 2019, 21:04

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby fange » 11 Nov 2019, 10:19

I'm not getting a lot of joy from this tie, i'm afraid. Sorry, pickers.
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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby trans-chigley express » 11 Nov 2019, 11:18

A horrible tie, really don't like either of these.

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Corporate whore » 11 Nov 2019, 11:50

'If I had a hammer' was written by Pete Seeger, so damn right its a folk song. However Trini Lopez is no Pete Seeger, nd this version is a total abortion. People on here claiming to like it really should check in their music fan membership on the way out.

The Home Service on the other hand are underrated compared with there contemporaries, somewhat unfairly because a) Its John Tams, and b) (as C mentions above) he is a masterful wordsmith. This song is about Thatcher BTW.

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Hightea » 12 Nov 2019, 14:51

A - yes its a folk song doesn't make this version good. Might be the worse song of the contest.

B-long and drawn out. This song isn't that much better than A.

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby Neige » 13 Nov 2019, 20:24

I've never liked John Tams much, so I almost voted for Googa

But this gets quite good in the second half.

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby The Fish » 14 Nov 2019, 05:53

An easy B
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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Round 6 Match 5

Postby never/ever » 14 Nov 2019, 08:57

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