CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5 *Hugh 4- Copehead 14*

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CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5 *Hugh 4- Copehead 14*

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

A

Elvis Costello - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding






B

Happy Mondays - Step On

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby Samoan » 12 Nov 2017, 14:31

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby Jumper K » 12 Nov 2017, 15:55

B.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby Neige » 12 Nov 2017, 18:50

B makes me wanna reach for my ol' John Kongos album.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby toomanyhatz » 12 Nov 2017, 20:38

Unless there's a hell of a justification for it, if the writer is involved with the production in any way, it's not a cover. And A is a bit obvious, obviously.

B is just OK, but certain standards must be upheld.
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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby The Modernist » 12 Nov 2017, 23:08

I don't like A's song or the way Costello sings it. Very dull.

B isn't the Mondays at their best, but it has a certain swaggering groove and is a very effective cover.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby Osgood » 13 Nov 2017, 08:41

Ignorant me, I was not aware B was a cover or the very existance of John Kongos. Thanks for illuminating me.

A is simply magnficient.

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Postby Copehead » 13 Nov 2017, 10:47

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby PENK » 13 Nov 2017, 11:09

A is alright, but B is much more fun.
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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby Ranking Ted » 13 Nov 2017, 18:50

Oh, I love both. Costello brings a bite to that song that doesn't exist in any other version, while the Mondays track remains bags of fun, vastly overplayed as it is. Umm.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Nov 2017, 21:20

Elvis's drummer really reminds me of someone, I'm not sure if it's an aging Gary Busey, but I've got a nagging sensation that there was a fairly successful British actor who looks like that. Nothing much to say about the song, Elvis is a very boring musician, and this is a very Saturday evening light entertainment cover of a fairly dull song.

The Happy Mondays are also one of the most boring bands I've seen live, supporting the even more dreadful Oasis at Bolton's Meadowbrook Arena. I know it was some time after their peak, but I was really stunned by how tedious they were, I expected fireworks or shambolic catastrophe, and got fucking Travis. I'd like to vote against it for obviousness (or for the fact that no-one sees this as a great cover, but discovered it was a cover later), but there's no doubting it's a better track than its source.

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby echolalia » 13 Nov 2017, 23:48

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Postby Moleskin » 16 Nov 2017, 20:16

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby never/ever » 17 Nov 2017, 06:18

The other EC sounds OK but I can't vote against the loose limbedness of the Mondays here....

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Re: CC GRAND FINAL- Match 5

Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Nov 2017, 22:50

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