70s Cup Round 1 Match 1 *Jumper K 18- Kaspar 22*

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70s Cup Round 1 Match 1 *Jumper K 18- Kaspar 22*

Postby never/ever » 14 Oct 2018, 11:43

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The Specials - Nite Klub




B

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Night

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby the masked man » 14 Oct 2018, 11:51

I sense a theme here....two strong opening choices overall. I love the first Specials album but that's not necessarily the track I would have chosen. However, I always liked the Four Seasons track for its understated menace, and I think that's enough to secure my vote. One of my favourites from the slim pop pickings of the mid 70s

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby Moleskin » 14 Oct 2018, 13:08

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby C » 14 Oct 2018, 13:26

Oh, that's a shame - neither of these tracks are my cup of Darjeeling.

I am far from a Specials fan but there are tracks I much prefer to this one.

Frankie Valli and this genre I just don't get

I don't want to do this but:

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby Dayodead » 14 Oct 2018, 13:44

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 14:05

A good opening.
It's always good to hear The Specials ramshackle energy..I always enjoy those spindly guitar solos. It's not the most memorable song they ever wrote, but still enjoyable.
It's really the production and arrangement of B that really lifts it, creating odd moments of tension and drama.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Oct 2018, 14:41

I am just a Jersey boy: B
1966 and all that

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby harvey k-tel » 14 Oct 2018, 14:56

I don't think I've heard that Four Seasons tune before and it wasn't at all what I was expecting based on some of the previous comments. It's pretty good!

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby Samoan » 14 Oct 2018, 15:03

B











(I'm pretty sure I've submitted this song in another cup but I'm darned if I can remember when.)
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 15:04

It was a big northern soul track.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby mantochanga » 14 Oct 2018, 15:08

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Oct 2018, 15:15

There aren't too many occasions I'd choose Frankie Valli over The Specials, but this is one of them. Quite easily actually.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby Earl E. Eel » 14 Oct 2018, 15:27

The Specials - novelty acts are still novelty acts when they're in sharp suits.

I know some people here fly the flag for that Four Seasons song, but this is typical of what happened to a lot of great 60s bands once the next decade rolled around - they lost their playfulness. Having said that, I kind of like it - so it gets my vote

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby Purgatory Brite » 14 Oct 2018, 15:46

In another tie I'd certainly vote for the Specials. However, The Night is a personal favourite and a classic song.


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Postby Osgood » 14 Oct 2018, 15:56

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Postby Jock » 14 Oct 2018, 16:30

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Oct 2018, 16:44

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby Hightea » 14 Oct 2018, 16:53

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby WG Kaspar » 14 Oct 2018, 16:56

B
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 1

Postby kath » 14 Oct 2018, 17:46

there are parts i like about the specials (some hornage here, some gweetar there, etc) but the sum total doesn't really work for me.

B is the better track. i've never heard it before. it was a trip to hear em in this kind of mode and it held together.


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