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90s Cup Grand Final Match 6 *Goat Boy 14- Modernist 7*

Postby never/ever » 21 Sep 2018, 23:37


McAlmont & Butler - Yes


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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

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Jools. Really? However A takes it

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby Loki » 23 Sep 2018, 05:06

I don't dislike A, but I'd prefer if it wasn't so string-driven.

B is lovely and sweet.


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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby The Modernist » 23 Sep 2018, 10:24

At last a tie where I can endorse both selections. The grand exhilarating sweep of A is still very attractive, but I'm with Loki on B, there's a sweet, sensual fragility there. For being the more original pick..


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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby pcqgod » 23 Sep 2018, 18:02

A interesting mix of 90's feedbacky alt rock, strings and a soulful vocal.

B pleasant bossa nova without a bossa nova beat.

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby algroth » 23 Sep 2018, 18:23

Nothing to see with A. B isn't particularly good either, but I suppose the one mood/idea it's working with is a bit more interesting than whatever is on the other track. Underwhelming match all the same.

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby Darkness_Fish » 24 Sep 2018, 09:43

Blimey, Bernard Butler really fails in his attempt to do the Freddie and the Dreamers dance at the start of that video clip. It's sounds like a meeting of 70s soul and Britpop clunkiness, with added arbitrary strings to try and make it sound epic. It can fuck off.

I've never heard B before, and I quite like it. It's in the Stereolab and St Etienne school of exotica and twee vocals, but I like the extraneous noises and proper feeling of recording the room, as much as the instruments. A really good pick. Really poor youtube work though, work on your editing, youtube person.

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby trans-chigley express » 24 Sep 2018, 11:14

B verged on the overly twee in the vocal department at times but it has a nice summery feel and the sound effects enhanced it.


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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby Penk! » 24 Sep 2018, 20:02

I do broadly like A, but I can never quite shake the feeling that there's a better song trying to get out there. There's something a little constipated about it all despite the epic strings and McAlmont's soaring voice. The rubbish sound quality on this video doesn't help.
B meanwhile was almost something I liked, with a nice mixture of bossa nova, acid folk and ambient background noise, but I found the vocal irritating and overdone and it ruined the song for me.

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby fange » 25 Sep 2018, 01:44

I'd rather listen to B I think.

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby Ranking Ted » 27 Sep 2018, 21:41

I liked the atmosphere of B more than the song, which was very slight indeed. The bigger flavour of A is better - clunky but still grand - but it’s a song I never really want to hear again.


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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Sep 2018, 19:47

Whoever chose a really missed a trick - had they picked the album version of "You Do" that would have pissed all over that frankly horrid quality version of "Yes" .

Has to be B which i very much like anyway.
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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby Rayge » 28 Sep 2018, 23:21

a - I love David McAlmont's voice unequivocally, and the production on the 12" single version of this is fucking stellar, one of the highlights of the decade. It is, I just listened to it again. But it's missing from this clip, it just sounds wrong, the drum's way too high, the crescendo is botched, there's distortion in the treble, it's a fucking mess, like the time someone posted a 1970s TV performance of On Broadway by some 'Drifters' featuring none of the group who made the single and a crap 1970s band.The production on the studio version of Yes spirals elegantly out of control, while this collapses in a heap. But McAlmont's voice is still in there, so 5/10
b - This is new to me, and sounds like a lot of bands I liked in the eighties. The crickets are annoying, the guitars a delight, mostly, and I'm ambivalent about the voice and the style. The crickets are very annoying. And I've decided about the voice and the style.
It's a miss. And those fucking crickets are really getting on my nerves. Oh fuck off 4 / 10

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Re: 90s Cup Grand Final Match 6

Postby Polishgirl » 29 Sep 2018, 18:45

I cannot be doing with B. It makes me want to punch things; it's so aimless and sickly. ( I was going to be nice, given the ho-ha of round 13, but B has ruined my good intentions. )

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