CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4 *Machuki 10- Hugh 9*

What it says on the tin.
User avatar
never/ever
Posts: 22187
Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 14:21
Location: Journeying through a burning brain

CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4 *Machuki 10- Hugh 9*

Postby never/ever » 11 Nov 2017, 20:34

A

Wilson Pickett - Sugar Sugar





B

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next

Last edited by never/ever on 19 Nov 2017, 11:00, edited 1 time in total.
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

George Carlin


User avatar
Samoan
Posts: 10023
Joined: 28 May 2008, 10:22
Location: Red Hen restaurant

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Samoan » 12 Nov 2017, 11:54

Apologies to B but I've never been fond of SAHB.

A is a beautiful song to hear on a Sunday morning, any day or time of the day really...
bobzilla77 wrote:Those people who say the guitars sound like bagpipes have never really listened to bagpipes.

User avatar
Dokter,Rokster
Posts: 883
Joined: 31 Aug 2012, 10:17
Location: ohm sweet ohm

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Dokter,Rokster » 12 Nov 2017, 12:27

B

User avatar
Jumper K
Posts: 1342
Joined: 22 Oct 2014, 16:25

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Jumper K » 12 Nov 2017, 15:54

A.

User avatar
Neige
Alpine Numpty
Posts: 16219
Joined: 17 Jul 2003, 11:11
Location: On 2 oz of plastic with a hole in the middle (of nowhere)

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Neige » 12 Nov 2017, 18:45

A does manage to make an abysmal original (certainly one of the worst chart hits from my teens) less offensive.

But Alex brings perfect theatrics abnd OTT emotions to the poignant Brel song - a 100 times better than Scott Walker's "blasé Brit" version.


B
Thumpety-thump beats plinkety-plonk every time. - Rayge

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 27017
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby toomanyhatz » 12 Nov 2017, 19:09

Gotta go with B here - it's just so odd. I'm not even quite sure what he's up to here, but he certainly doesn't do it halfway.

I know exactly what A's up to, and while it's just fine, I don't think the song really needs the revisionism, nor do I think he does anything with it other that just Picketting.
sloopjohnc wrote:Aslan has some good credenitals - got his BA from Santa Clara, a Jesuit school and his Masters from Harvard and PhD from Santa Barbara, a surfing school.


1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017!

User avatar
Loki
The Goddess of Mischief
Posts: 15330
Joined: 18 Sep 2010, 06:34

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Loki » 13 Nov 2017, 04:26

Meh


Image
Image

Look up here, I'm in heaven


whodathunkit wrote: Somewhere it's always 1972.

User avatar
Osgood
Posts: 1645
Joined: 28 Nov 2014, 09:48
Location: Madrid

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Osgood » 13 Nov 2017, 08:46

A is an embarrassment that I wished WP had never recorded, awful without redemption. And B is fantastic.

B
Nobody's ferpect.

User avatar
Copehead
BCB Cup Stalinist
Posts: 23693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 18:51
Location: at sea

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Copehead » 13 Nov 2017, 10:46

A
And if you tolerate this then your children will be next

Image

Bear baiting & dog fights a speciality.

User avatar
PENK
Midnight to Six Man
Posts: 34381
Joined: 07 Aug 2004, 20:12
Location: Stockholm

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby PENK » 13 Nov 2017, 11:06

Wilson sleepwalks his way through A and can't really rid it of its inherent naffness.

Still, I'd rather listen to Wilson sleepwalking than B, which was just crap.

A
Copehead wrote:I have met Gruff Rhys - although he claimed he wasn't and that he couldn't speak Welsh, as I spoke to him in Welsh, but it was him lying bastard.

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 11249
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby The Modernist » 13 Nov 2017, 14:17

A is just bland, B is much more interesting.

B

User avatar
Darkness_Fish
Posts: 5297
Joined: 27 Jul 2015, 09:58

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Nov 2017, 21:08

I absolutely, sincerely love the original of "Sugar Sugar", I consider it to be one of those rare songs which are the very definition of pop. Wilson's not improving upon that, unsurprisingly, but I also suspect that I'm going to fucking loathe whatever Alex Harvey does to whatever that song is.

Ah, fuck, it's Brel's "Au suivant". Having no talent but a sense of the dramatic, you can see why Harvey would do this, he can be as loud and fucking irritating as possible, by just copying Brel's original performances. Really, as I've recently stated elsewhere on this site, I can't see any justification for SAHB's critical kudos, I'd rather listen to fucking Wings than this, it's a disgrace.

A
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

User avatar
echolalia
Posts: 4333
Joined: 21 Jul 2006, 02:23
Location: Way Out West

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby echolalia » 13 Nov 2017, 23:47

B

is the very definition of a great cover.

User avatar
Count Machuki
BCB Cup Champion 2013
Posts: 37830
Joined: 11 Jun 2005, 15:28
Location: ~84 bpm

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Nov 2017, 17:02

A

Scott Walker's version of the other is better
Let U be the set of all united sets, K be the set of the kids and D be the set of things divided.
Then it follows that ∀ k ∈ K: K ∈ U ⇒ k ∉ D

User avatar
Ranking Ted
Posts: 12082
Joined: 03 Feb 2004, 22:13
Location: Northern Britain

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Ranking Ted » 14 Nov 2017, 20:58

SAHB are indeed dreadful. A is alright but gets this no bother.

A

User avatar
fange
Posts: 12232
Joined: 20 Jan 2010, 11:30
Location: 香港

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby fange » 15 Nov 2017, 08:37

A
Jonny Spencer wrote:
fange wrote:I've got my quad pants on and i'm ready for some Cock.


By CHRIST you're a man after my own sideways sausage, Ange!

User avatar
Moleskin
Posts: 14488
Joined: 18 Feb 2004, 12:38
Location: We began to notice that we could be free, And we moved together to the West.

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Moleskin » 16 Nov 2017, 20:13

A.
@hewsim
-the artist formerly known as comrade moleskin-
-the unforgettable waldo jeffers-

Jug Band Music
my own music

User avatar
never/ever
Posts: 22187
Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 14:21
Location: Journeying through a burning brain

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby never/ever » 17 Nov 2017, 06:15

SAHB in one of their finest moments. Even Pickett can't scream his way past Alex at his prime.

B
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

George Carlin

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 62450
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Nov 2017, 22:50

A
WG Kaspar wrote:I'm a happy bunny.