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CC Round 6 Match 6 *Machuki 11- Ranking Ted 6*

Postby never/ever » 18 Oct 2017, 12:23

A

First Aid Kit - America





B

Pleasure Beach - Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Count Machuki » 18 Oct 2017, 16:39

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2017, 16:48

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Oct 2017, 19:10

Now both of these I like, though FAK is hit-and-miss for me, and A lacks a bit of grit.

B is, I suppose, on the novelty side and probably won't reward repeat listenings, but it's a nice groove.
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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby PENK » 18 Oct 2017, 19:57

I think that 'America' is one of the greatest songs of the popular era and A is a sweet, pretty version, though one that misses the nuances and the powerful hope and loneliness in the original.
B is fun. For the first minute or so. That's all we really need.
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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby The Modernist » 18 Oct 2017, 23:02

A is prettily done and sensitive and it's one of my favourite songs, so why does it make me feel like John Belushi in that scene from Animal House where he smashes the guitar. It's all too earnest for its own good.

B was a nice idea, poorly done. It should have got really wild with the organ Jimmy Smith style, but they stuck too close to the original arrangement and ultimately didn't have the chops to pull it off. Still...

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Copehead » 18 Oct 2017, 23:11

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby fange » 19 Oct 2017, 12:38

Both ok, but A.



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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Osgood » 19 Oct 2017, 15:14

B is just a curio and any interest it could have, vanished after one minute or so (except for the last part of the video).
I found A an excellent rendition and has moved me to check more from FAK.

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Darkness_Fish » 20 Oct 2017, 09:51

I've never heard of First Aid Kit before, but I quite like what they're doing here, they're putting enough oomph into the vocals to avoid being classified as a John Lewis advert. I'm not sure it needs drowning in strings, but it's really quite lovely, and has me intrigued to hear more.

B is fun, isn't it. Do you see what they've done, they're playing a really famous rock song, but they're doing it as an instrumental with a Hammond organ. I tell you what, that is inventive, isn't it chaps? What larks. Now fuck off.

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby never/ever » 20 Oct 2017, 11:58

I seen the live-version of A during the Polar Music-award where those girls moved Paul Simon to tears with this...something they have got a knack of as they did something similar to Emmylou Harris in a tribute to her. It is quite beautiful but also a little bit sterile too.
B is not badly done though.

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Loki » 21 Oct 2017, 05:14

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Postby Hugh » 22 Oct 2017, 12:08

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby echolalia » 22 Oct 2017, 22:47

I really wanted to like A but they don’t quite make it their own. It’s still the better of the two though.

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Rayge » 23 Oct 2017, 17:20

a - I liked the original of this very much, and I enjoy the way FAK have changed the mood and subtext of the song from one of 1960s hope and belief in the future in the country, to one of nostalgia for better times and incipient disappointment, without changing a word. But maybe I see it that way because I heard the S&G when I was 19, and this one at 69. I like the way FAK use the two voices and harmonies in a radically different way. First decent new to me track this round. 6.5 / 10
b - It's like Googa Mooga was never banned. Although he would probably have picked the James Last version. The Hammond was cool for a window of maybe a decade around the Jimmy Smith years, and passe long before the Nirvana version of this song. And as for that, SLTS is all about the lyric and vocals as far as I'm concerned, which makes this pointless. Well-played, certainly, but Reg fucking Dixon could get a decent tuneful sound out of an amplified organ (oo-er missus), although hardly anyone can put their personality into their playing, in my limited and unmusical view. 4 / 10

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Thang-y » 23 Oct 2017, 19:50

I dislike and like and dislike aspects of both of these. But I won't bang on. A reminds me a very little bit of the Roches

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Ranking Ted » 24 Oct 2017, 19:00

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby Fonz » 25 Oct 2017, 06:51

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Re: CC Round 6 Match 6

Postby never/ever » 28 Oct 2017, 00:12

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