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CC Final Round Match 9 *Jumper K 10- n/e 8*

Postby never/ever » 29 Oct 2017, 10:33

A

The Hellacopters - The American Ruse





B

The Church - Hiroshima Mon Amour

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby Thang-y » 29 Oct 2017, 11:33

A - I'm not familiar with the Hellacopters but they sound a bit like an American garage Status Quo. Not necessarily as bad as it sounds.

B - the music of this version really isn't up my strasse.


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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby Moleskin » 29 Oct 2017, 11:48

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby Jumper K » 29 Oct 2017, 21:58

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby sloopjohnc » 30 Oct 2017, 15:53

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby toomanyhatz » 30 Oct 2017, 17:21

Both quite good - B surprisingly so, as I'm generally not a fan, but they take the song someplace new that's not just 'what they do.'

A mostly gets by on energy, but they also cover one of my favorite MC5 songs and beat the hell out of it.
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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby PENK » 30 Oct 2017, 19:48

This is a bit strange: I was going to post that one of the Hellacopters lived just round the corner from me, but when I googled to find out which one exactly he was, I learned that he'd died in an accident just a few months ago.

Sorry for bringing the tone down there; back to the music, I enjoyed the song here, a good blast. B is another one of those covers that takes a great song and does something far less impressive with it, in this case turning it into an FM goth chug.

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby Darkness_Fish » 31 Oct 2017, 11:56

I'm not familiar with the MC5 original, but it's a decent enough slice of rock n' roll boogie, if not quite as aggressive or loud as I'd have expected. Thang-y is spot on, this sounds very Status Quo, I could imagine this being played on Radio 2 on a Sunday afternoon, it has that stodgy meat, potatoes n' gravy feel to it. Greasy.

I love the original of "Hiroshima Mon Amour", and don't see much hope of it being improved upon. The start is very respectful. In fact, it seems a very respectful cover throughout. Doesn't need those drums. You get the feeling that the guitarist wants to go full cock-rock, but has wisely been told to stop it off. Would have been better if they'd either gone wild with the guitaring (without cock-rocking), or toned it down much more.

Neither are particularly inventive covers, but B has chosen the better song, and are less Quo.
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Postby Count Machuki » 31 Oct 2017, 14:02

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby Osgood » 31 Oct 2017, 15:05

Excellent match. A adds a slightly harder edge to a song that I have always liked, and the result is quite good. I never did like the original of B, but this cover made a good impression. So, strictly in terms of what the cover does add, B should win. But if I have to say which song did I like the most, it's got to be

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby echolalia » 31 Oct 2017, 18:22

A is fine. It's a bit too competent for its own good, perhaps. I'll go for

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby The Modernist » 31 Oct 2017, 22:36

A is all very rote, but it is lively.

I'm disappointed in B, it updates the lo-fi production of the original to give it a more modern sheen, but otherwise is a pretty straight copy even down to the vocal. Nothing like as atmospheric as the original either.

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby Rayge » 01 Nov 2017, 14:48

a - doesn't add much to the original beyond a better vocal (anyone but Tyner), and has lesser guitarists than Wayne and Sonic, but, as G says, it is lively, and at this stage of the competition I'm grateful for anyone who doesn't think the best thing you can do with a rock & roll song is slow it down and throw a moody into the mix. Plus it got it all done in two minutes. 6 / 10
b - I can't imagine how anyone could fail to improve on an Ultravox song, although I suppose this one is from the pre-Midge days and therefore doesn't deserve the full-on prejudiced derision. Having checked out one of the three original versions available though, I find it to be rather horrid. This version is streets ahead in terms of the production and playing, as G noted, but the song still isn't all that. Dull movie, too. 4.5 / 10

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby never/ever » 04 Nov 2017, 19:53

A is OK but B is Better.

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Postby Samoan » 05 Nov 2017, 12:11

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Re: CC Final Round Match 9

Postby never/ever » 06 Nov 2017, 10:55

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