70s Cup Round 1 Match 8 *Masked Man 20- echolalia 20*

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70s Cup Round 1 Match 8 *Masked Man 20- echolalia 20*

Postby never/ever » 14 Oct 2018, 11:58

A

Magazine - The Light Pours Out Of Me





B

Mott the Hoople – All The Way From Memphis

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby C » 14 Oct 2018, 14:16

I don't need to play these two - they are both very familiar - in the case of Mott too familiar

For me it was the law of diminishing returns on subsequent Mott albums - the debut being robustly seminal and the second seminally robust. By the time of this track they had become too glam rock for me and a parody of themselves (for me, Bowie's influence was not a good one)

Magazine were a great band and this track is awesome - full of music

So despite me meeting and chatting to Ian Hunter in 1970 it's


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Oct 2018, 14:21

B walks it.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby the masked man » 14 Oct 2018, 14:30

Easiest tie of the round to call. Mott always were a bunch of journeymen who had the luck to be mentored by Bowie. But they weren't very good.

The Magazine track oozes sleazy passion and features brilliant playing.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Oct 2018, 14:33

Masked Man, don't you mean "A"?
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby the masked man » 14 Oct 2018, 14:36

Well spotted. oops....

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby mantochanga » 14 Oct 2018, 15:20

B. It’s groovy fun.

Magazine sound a bit ‘prog with Johnny Rotten impersonator’ these days.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby harvey k-tel » 14 Oct 2018, 15:35

Easy A for me. Mott are one of those bands that I feel like I should 'get', but they kinda mostly pass me by.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Purgatory Brite » 14 Oct 2018, 16:13

Devoto and crew for me.

A

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby CLOWN » 14 Oct 2018, 16:27

Two of my very favourite tracks from the decade! and very different, too, which makes it more difficult to choose.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Oct 2018, 16:43

This is what I was kinda expecting - early '70s against late '70s and trying to choose.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Dayodead » 14 Oct 2018, 16:58

A

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby pcqgod » 14 Oct 2018, 18:10

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby driftin » 14 Oct 2018, 19:00

A is fine.

B is everything I absolutely fucking despise in one song. That's almost applaudable.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Belle Lettre » 14 Oct 2018, 19:17

Damn! It's tough but B
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby kath » 14 Oct 2018, 19:31

sloopjohnc wrote:This is what I was kinda expecting - early '70s against late '70s and trying to choose.


i was kinda expecting this too, mwhaha.

it'll be mott for me.

there's a... gleefulness to mott that has always been contagious to me.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Samoan » 14 Oct 2018, 20:03

B

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Penk! » 14 Oct 2018, 20:52

I haven't listened to Magazine in ages and this was never one of my favourite songs... but Mott always struck me as a bunch of dart players, barrow boys and roadies who struck it bloody lucky because Bowie wrote a song for them. This was, as with most of their stuff, generic knees-up pint-swilling toss.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby CLOWN » 14 Oct 2018, 20:54

right then

B
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 21:38

Familiarity doesn't always breed contempt and I'm happy to bump into these two familiar old school friends.

I've always loved the sheer chutzpah of the Magazine track with its is widescreen production and Glam touches. The Mott track is rambling and amiable and, like the Magazine track, has an oddly triumphant core to it.

Hugely enjoyable tie but A is a bit closer to my heart.