70s Cup Round 1 Match 7 *Pansy Puff 12- Machuki 28*

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70s Cup Round 1 Match 7 *Pansy Puff 12- Machuki 28*

Postby never/ever » 14 Oct 2018, 11:57

A

Flying Burrito Brothers – White Line Fever




B

Television - Venus

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby C » 14 Oct 2018, 14:10

This is a better match - two strong choices that suit my taste.

Two very different tracks but both robustly delightful

A tough call but I am going:

-+A+-






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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Oct 2018, 14:22

Ha ha, such easy choices here in the first round, A
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 14:26

C wrote: buy moth.


Seminal.

Indeed seminal.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby mantochanga » 14 Oct 2018, 15:18

B, man.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 14 Oct 2018, 15:31

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby Purgatory Brite » 14 Oct 2018, 16:10

The Flying Burrito Brothers track was too anaemic for me.

So B then.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby CLOWN » 14 Oct 2018, 16:25

Not really a fair match this one, is it? I mean, A is nice enough and all, but FOR FUCK'S SAKE

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby Jock » 14 Oct 2018, 16:32

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Oct 2018, 16:48

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby Dayodead » 14 Oct 2018, 16:53

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 17:30

A could have done with being a bit more, well, feverish. It's pleasant enough, but a bit too amiably tasteful for its own good -there's not much to excite the senses.
Is there anything more BCB than the first Television album? Probably not. They don't excite me as much as they do everyone else, but the guitars chime nicely enough here, although, as usual, Verlaine's yelp does nothing for me.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby the masked man » 14 Oct 2018, 18:21

A isn't my kind of thing. Dull as ditchwater American songcraft. B is a prime cut from one of the greatest albums ever made.

Easy choice.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby driftin » 14 Oct 2018, 18:57

I don't like either of them but I'll begrudgingly vote for B because it's less bad.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby Belle Lettre » 14 Oct 2018, 19:16

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby kath » 14 Oct 2018, 19:16

with A, i guess one person's "dull" is another person's "understated yet lovely."

on the other hand, with B, i absolutely love the gweetarage... and not much else.

hmmmm.

i'll give some love to A.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby Penk! » 14 Oct 2018, 20:49

You know how 'Heroin' by the Velvet Underground sounds like taking heroin? All edginess, a panicky rush, a heavenly plateau?

Well, 'White Line Fever' sounds like taking cocaine, in that they have snorted a load and then sat there twanging for two minutes and thought they were geniuses.

I bought that Flying Burrito Bros album once. I think that was the day I decided to always, always, try before I buy in future.

'Venus' is a key song on one of my all-time favourite albums, and one of the songs I pick if I want to impress someone with my own guitar skillz.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Oct 2018, 21:24

Well, I expected something by a band called "The Flying Burrito Bros" to be much wackier than that. It's a nice and pleasant simple twang-along that is a bit too close to country for my normal tastes, but doesn't overdo the yodelling and doesn't have that bouncy two-note bassline. Without being spectacular, it was a good example of people making a song with voices and guitar. If someone said to me, imagine a couple of Americans with an acoustic guitar singing a song, I'd probably think of something like this, unprompted.

Marquee Moon is one of the most overrated albums I own, often praised for being post-punk before its time, when really it sounds very much of the early 70s. "Venus" is probably the best track on the album, everything that follows is quite dull, but I've grown to dislike elements of this, too. The shouted background vocals and the guitar outtro especially. It just grates in a prog kinda way.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby Osgood » 14 Oct 2018, 21:44

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 7

Postby pcqgod » 14 Oct 2018, 21:46

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