Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4 *The Fish 6- n/e 5*

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Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4 *The Fish 6- n/e 5*

Postby never/ever » 27 Nov 2019, 09:48

A

Sammy Walker - Little New Jersey Town





B

The Gloaming - Casadh an tSúgáin

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Nov 2019, 21:24

A is a nice deeper dig into the first folk revival revival - he opened for Phil Ochs at a legendarily alcohol-soaked Ochs appearance. Nice Townes-ish kinda vibe that makes me want to hear more of what he's about.

B is one of those folk supergroups that are all the rage, talented people doing a lovely song. Not hearing much "why," I'm afraid.
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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby C » 28 Nov 2019, 16:49

I know very little about Sammy except the Ochs connection - I enjoyed the track very much.

My fave so far this final.

The Gloaming did very little for me - I can think of others that do this sort of thing better. Clannad came to mind

I lost interest but it piqued again in the last 40 seconds but, sadly, it was to late by then

So A has it

A has it

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby Purgatory Brite » 28 Nov 2019, 19:03

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby Jumper K » 29 Nov 2019, 07:51

A.

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby pcqgod » 29 Nov 2019, 17:26

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby Darkness_Fish » 29 Nov 2019, 21:03

A seems very much in thrall to Dylan again, though there's probably a bit of Springsteen about the pomp of the production. Not very folky really, all that piano, the overblown arrangement, it's trying to be a sweeping country-rock ballad. Aiming for widescreen epicness, and it comes across as a bit crappy because of it, hides any quality the song may once have contained.

And B suffers from the exact same thing, it's been Jim Steinmanned. Sorry, can't vote for either of these.
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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby fange » 30 Nov 2019, 04:53

Neither really lights my fires, sorry boys. A maybe.


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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby trans-chigley express » 30 Nov 2019, 12:08

A had an easy going charm with nice guitar and piano accompaniment.

B was fine enough but did get a little dull over its length and, as C mentioned, a band such as Clannad do this kind of thing much better.


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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby Corporate whore » 01 Dec 2019, 19:08

The Sammy Walker track was a real journey: Starts off sounding like a wannabee Dylan, but the teeth gratingly bad doggerel soon puts paid to that.
Then the story of the song kind of sucked me in, despite being a bit shmaltzy.
And then... the song ends on a bummer. It either a} needs a final verse (does the kid become a drug addict? Open a Dogs home? Track down who killed the dog and torture him to death? What?); or b) Not be so jolly.

I'm a big fan of The Gloaming, in fact they nearly made my list. Lovely vocals and excellent playing.


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I can anly assume A has some votes because people were so busy vomiting they didn't listen to B.
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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby Nick Danger » 02 Dec 2019, 18:06

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby John aka Josh » 02 Dec 2019, 20:08

Sadly, neither did much for me, disliked The Gloaming a little less than Sammy Walker.




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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby Neige » 04 Dec 2019, 06:58

A bit underwhlemed by both, but B sounds too "sweet" to me.

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby never/ever » 04 Dec 2019, 09:05

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Re: Folk Cup 2019 Final Match 4

Postby The Fish » 05 Dec 2019, 19:00

Corporate whore wrote: (does the kid become a drug addict? Open a Dogs home? Track down who killed the dog and torture him to death? What?).


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