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CC Round 8 Match 9 *Copehead 10- Ranking Ted 7*

Postby never/ever » 25 Oct 2017, 10:55

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The Specials - Gangsters





B

Songhoy Blues - Kashmir

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Re: CC Round 8 Match 9

Postby sloopjohnc » 25 Oct 2017, 13:23

I almost don't count a lot of the 2nd ska wave covers because the originals were so obscure, but I think you could probably say that about a lot of blues covers in the '60s, which are rock standards now.

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Re: CC Round 8 Match 9

Postby Jumper K » 25 Oct 2017, 15:30

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Postby Thang-y » 25 Oct 2017, 16:03

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Postby Count Machuki » 25 Oct 2017, 16:48

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Re: CC Round 8 Match 9

Postby The Modernist » 25 Oct 2017, 20:28

Technically I'm not sure you can call 'Gangsters' a cover, Jerry Dammers is credited as writer, even if it was heavily based on 'Al Capone'.
B is an interesting choice. I liked the vocal, but found the musical backing a bit perfunctory.

Anyway I've always loved Gangsters so....A

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Re: CC Round 8 Match 9

Postby PENK » 25 Oct 2017, 21:13

A barely qualifies as a cover, it's more that they've taken elements from the backing track... but probably just enough. It is a fabulous record when all's said and done.

B is interesting and fun to hear, but doesn't really convince me.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Oct 2017, 21:33

Can anyone in the states point me to somewhere I can actually HEAR B? Can't find it anywhere and the video won't play.
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Re: CC Round 8 Match 9

Postby Darkness_Fish » 26 Oct 2017, 13:25

Hmm, ska was an easy choice for the covers cup, I think my familiarity with the originals meant that I kind of forgot about the remakes. "Gangsters" is a cracking track, but as has been mentioned, isn't strictly a cover. I'm not saying I wouldn't have picked it if I'd have thought of it though.

B is pretty much a backing track playing, and someone singing disconnectedly over the top. I guess you could say that about the original, I haven't heard it in ages. I mean, top marks on finding an interesting curio here, I just wish the source material wasn't that particular track.

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Postby Moleskin » 26 Oct 2017, 21:29

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Re: CC Round 8 Match 9

Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Oct 2017, 06:26

I repeat:

toomanyhatz wrote:Can anyone in the states point me to somewhere I can actually HEAR B? Can't find it anywhere and the video won't play.


Seriously, folks - not only can't I play the video, but there isn't another, and the track is not on Spotify, not on last FM, not on Amazon, not even on ITUNES, ffs! - I can't even find a 30-second sample anywhere. Yet two Americans have voted already. How?
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Postby never/ever » 28 Oct 2017, 02:39

So sorry Dave! Again, I check any links and they work perfectly here. And you are missing a very fine cover too.
A is a monster but B deserves the love. Love stuff like this and Ketama....

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Postby Copehead » 28 Oct 2017, 04:18

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Postby echolalia » 28 Oct 2017, 11:18

never/ever wrote:A is a monster but B deserves the love. Love stuff like this and Ketama....

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Postby Hugh » 29 Oct 2017, 14:19

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Postby Rayge » 29 Oct 2017, 16:56

a - there's a lot about the Specials I like(d) a lot, but this track's a bit like Marmite, I can take it or leave it. 4 / 10
b – if I could have found a decent version on youtube, HipsterDawg would surely have included The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra's definitive version of Whole Lotta Love in this cup. I generally presume that anyone will make a better version of this band's songs than the originators, seeing as they were so unremittingly dreadful, but I'm not really feeling this, although I enjoy the guitar. Oh yes, it's perked up considerably the more it edged towards hi-life and away from pond-life. 5.5 / 10

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Re: CC Round 8 Match 9

Postby Osgood » 30 Oct 2017, 11:19

I find B just a curio, and A has enough to forget about technicalities and get my vote.

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