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CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 20:31
by never/ever
A

Alex Chilton - Boogie Shoes





B

Madonna - Ray Of Light


Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 21:22
by toomanyhatz
B's another rule-bender that doesn't justify it. A is raw and ragged. Not my favorite track from it, but I've always loved the record it's from. It's gloriously fucked up.

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 10:26
by Samoan
A

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 10:51
by Hugh
A

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 15:53
by Jumper K
Both shit. Abstain.

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 03:48
by Loki
I really like the beginning of A, but in the end, for me it gets swallowed up by


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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 08:20
by Osgood
A

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 10:45
by Copehead
B

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 10:49
by PENK
A is pretty uninspired and even depressing, like most of Chilton's post-Big Star stuff.
B isn't something I'd rush to put on but it's a good example of an effective reinvention.

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 14:46
by The Modernist
Easily B

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 20:35
by Darkness_Fish
I'm unaware of the original "Boogie Shoes" (Nope, I've never seen Saturday Night Fever), but it appears to be some kind of funk/glam crossover, I can imagine Marc Bolan singing this as his career was on the wane. I'm not really liking the hoary rock treatment Chilton's giving it, but I do appreciate the shambolic/fractured nature of the intermittent guitar. Sounds like Jandek on one of his more together albums, jamming with a drunk Lou Reed.

When I heard "Ray of Light" was an obscure English folk song, I had some hope that another classic was being unearthed, it seems to happen with folk quite often. It's obvious the original is a bit shit though, sounds like they weren't brave enough to go full Comus. The Madonna version is probably the best thing she's ever recorded (to damn it with faint praise), but it isn't half sounding dated now.

Still, I think Madge just edges it. B

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 23:45
by echolalia
I like B, had no idea it’s a cover, and am unable to listen because it’s “not available in my country”, which is rather ironic.
I love Like Flies on Sherbert and this is a good pick from it.

A

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 00:01
by pcqgod
A, partly on the technicality issue, partly because I genuinely like it.

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 00:03
by fange
A

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 16:59
by Count Machuki
A

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 21:00
by Ranking Ted
B is fabulous. A is ok.

B

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 17:59
by Neige
This is all you people come up with for the finals...?

A because I genuinely dislike B

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 20:09
by Moleskin
Neither

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 1

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 06:03
by never/ever
B is a strong track from one of the best Madonna-albums. I don't have a particular big like for Alex's solo-albums but this was quite good.

A