PCC 1.3 - All grot

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PCC 1.3 - All grot

Postby NMB » 23 Nov 2011, 12:48

I'm out tonight (up the Arsenal) so tonight's round has to go up early.

List A :

Il Balletto di Bronzo - "Introduzione" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz86bw70Beg - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcLiO_r3le4
Triana - "Recuerdos de una Noche" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOPgpsTrdVw
Auktyon - "Tam-Dam" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_79cIcjGpc
Grobschnitt - "Mülheim Special" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnkXZQTddn4
Peter Hammill - "Gog/Magog (In Bromine Chambers)" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dZL1cSRpPA
Bubu - "El Cortejo de un Día Amarillo" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsC5Zb2cDBM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK-7sNtrhdY
Univers Zéro - "Jack the Ripper" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI7IyIcJNPI
Present - "Le Poison Qui Rend Fou, Part 2: Didi, Dans Ta Chambre!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpQrJ8Tia6k
Kingdom Come - "Time Captives" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb-xnKiD_S4
Crucis - "Abismo terrenal" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zjs_PV_LRM

List B :

Van der Graaf Generator - Still Life youtube
Cressida - Cressida youtube
National Health - Squarer for Maud youtube
If - What Did I Say About The Box, Jack youtube
Alice Cooper - The Ballad of Dwight Fry youtube
Curved Air - Phantasmagoria youtube
McDonald & Giles - Tomorrow's People / The Children of Today youtube
Bebop Deluxe - Japan youtube
Godley & Creme - I Pity Inanimate Objects youtube
Holger Czukay - Persian Love youtube

Voting closes at 20.00 UK time on Fri 25/11.
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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby Hugh » 23 Nov 2011, 13:52

I'm still reeling from what has happened to Kath. I won't be voting today.

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby Nikki Gradual » 23 Nov 2011, 14:14

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby C » 23 Nov 2011, 17:08

Some very brave selections from A and some robust stuff amongst those choices.

For M&G, National Health and of course the mighty If [great track selection], sorry A, but I am going for:


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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby BlueMeanie » 23 Nov 2011, 17:10

B you are lucky to get the vote with that awful BeBop pick!
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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby trans-chigley express » 23 Nov 2011, 22:23

I like B with mostly familar picks -including a favourite If track - but a handful of interesting ones I've not heard before such as Holger Czukay (sounds like the vocals were recorded off the radio) and Godley & Cream.

A is entirely unfamilar but have really enjoyed checking the links and like all of it apart from the two English tracks. A real journey of discovery there and I'd like it to continue so A

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby Ron Viveur » 23 Nov 2011, 22:27

A is a mystery. B is much more familiar, and has some fine choices.

there are things that I say I should consider, before I talk.

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby purgatory brite » 23 Nov 2011, 22:50


It seems almost perverse to vote for a list of tracks that I have just heard for the first time. The truly international nature of Prog is highlighted by these tracks. The Hammill track is so extreme that it makes VDGG's Still Life sound tame in comparison. The tracks by Trana, Aukyton and Crucis are as robust as anthing in the accepted BCB Prog Canon.

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby the masked man » 23 Nov 2011, 23:06

I'm going with A here - love the Hammill song!

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby Jumper k » 24 Nov 2011, 11:05

A is mental! But B has Alice. Unfortunately it also has Godley and Creme.


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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby never/ever » 24 Nov 2011, 11:14

See, list A is what it's all about.
Bar the Hammill and Grobschnitt (terribly underrated band here) I knew, nothing else....and now I got a little shopping list for Il Balletto, Triana, Kingdom Come and Crucis!
Just that Russian stuff didn't do much for me. But the rest- yeah baby! A trip and a half!

List B is made pedestrian next to that onslaught. I still loved the Cressida! Reminded me of the Musea-label of old! Don't care much for the cod-rock of Alice Cooper (thank God it wasn't Halo Of Flies) or the Bebop Deluxe- the G&C is interesting and the Czukay is mighty....

Still, just for the thrill, it's going to

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby Pigpen » 24 Nov 2011, 17:07

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Do you cunts actually listen to this stuff for pleasure??! Holy fucking shit. I fell asleep (honestly) while I was listening to A, but anything, even a sleepy fart, is better than B.

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby Count Machuki » 24 Nov 2011, 17:50

A by miles
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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby WG Kaspar » 24 Nov 2011, 22:30

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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby whodathunkit » 25 Nov 2011, 08:25

Really enjoyed ploughing through A over a couple of nights. Even the crap stuff was interesting. Nice picks from VderG and If on B.But "Persian Love" swings it.


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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby Neige » 25 Nov 2011, 14:02

I really tried with A...

I wanted to love it and be thrilled by the obscure and exotic choices.

But more than half of it struck me as overlong, abrasive, lacking tunes and direction, all brains and no heart.


B, while more mainstream, I like. A lot.

B it is, then
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Re: Prog Corner Cup Round 1.3

Postby NMB » 25 Nov 2011, 23:00

Voting closed. A = 7, B = 9. A was Algroth.

Voting numbers seem to be falling off after our full turn-out for round 1.1, which is disappointing. It makes me feel I'm doing something wrong. Our competitors certainly aren't, those were 2 stonking lists.
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Re: PCC 1.3 - All grot

Postby NMB » 25 Nov 2011, 23:13

My title pun "all grot" is really unfair because this was a fabulous entry. But if you can get something better out of "Algroth" let me know!

I guess the fear of the unknown may have been a bit much for some people, or they just didn't have the time to explore (which is fair enough), but I want to thank Algroth for introducing so much new music to the competition. It may have been a Marmite list but the people who liked it seemed to really love it. It's certainly left me with some new ideas for things to explore.

None of which is intended to denigrate list B which is also a thing of wonder.

Thanks for taking part and please continue to vote.
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