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

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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

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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...
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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Dokter Rokster » 12 Nov 2017, 12:27

B

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Jumper K » 12 Nov 2017, 15:54

A.

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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.


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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.
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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Loki » 13 Nov 2017, 04:26

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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.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Copehead » 13 Nov 2017, 10:46

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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.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby The Modernist » 13 Nov 2017, 14:17

A is just bland, B is much more interesting.

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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.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby echolalia » 13 Nov 2017, 23:47

B

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 4

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Nov 2017, 17:02

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Scott Walker's version of the other is better
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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.

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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.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Nov 2017, 22:50

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