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

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 21:41

Just read all the comments on page one. Shame some people can't hear the sheer joy in the Mott track.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Oct 2018, 22:09

B

The other is kind of a drag.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Ranking Ted » 14 Oct 2018, 22:13

The Modernist wrote:Just read all the comments on page one. Shame some people can't hear the sheer joy in the Mott track.

I agree, I’ve always loved its swaggering groove and the insistent repetition of the fade -for me, it’s easily their best track (that I’ve heard) that’s not THAT ONE.

And it’s against another fabulous creation, one of a number of times Magazine got their prog/punk meld exactly spot on. This is another hell of a tie. Umm.

B, just to redress the balance but it is a coin toss.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Osgood » 15 Oct 2018, 08:22

Wonderful battle across the punk divide. This time I'm gonna give it to the older guys, but that Magazine choon is quite good too.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby WG Kaspar » 15 Oct 2018, 09:28

A
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Oct 2018, 09:31

Despite everyone comparing Ultravox to Magazine in the earlier tie, I never liked Devoto's dull attitude to 'art rock', it's like he ran away from the circus to join an accountancy firm. It just doesn't have the same energy. This track is very much a case of coming up with a memorable phrase, and not doing an awful lot with it, other than a sounding like a bit of Roxy Music in wellies.

Mott the Hoople are one of those strange bands who seem to have a lot of credibility with people who like shit music. This is Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders theme tune from Minder. Sounds like they had a good time, but all I can hear is beer being spilled all over a threadbare carpet.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby PENK » 15 Oct 2018, 09:38

The Modernist wrote:Just read all the comments on page one. Shame some people can't hear the sheer joy in the Mott track.


We can hear the joy in it. They're having a lot of fun. But it's still a crap pub rock song.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby The Modernist » 15 Oct 2018, 09:39

Come now...that chorus is killa! I love the way it just springs out of the desperation of the verses.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Earl E. Eel » 15 Oct 2018, 10:04

Darkness_Fish wrote:Roxy Music in wellies.
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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders theme tune from Minder.


:D

You're going to run out of these (rather excellent) funnies soon!
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Oct 2018, 10:52

I'm clearly not as enamoured of these two as others appear to be.

I really dont get Mott at all - they've never made me think they were any more than a competent pub band.

I'm not overly keen on Magazine either.

I think I'll go for A because it sounds like a bit more thought went into it.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Polishgirl » 15 Oct 2018, 15:03

Fuckwit voting alert. A kills it.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Loki » 15 Oct 2018, 16:06

B's too boogie-woogie for me.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby C » 15 Oct 2018, 18:25

The Modernist wrote:Shame some people can't hear the sheer joy in the Mott track.


Pardon?





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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Osgood » 15 Oct 2018, 18:58

Darkness_Fish wrote:... all I can hear is beer being spilled all over a threadbare carpet.

You make it sound as if it was wrong.

No wonder you worship Joy Division

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Earl E. Eel » 15 Oct 2018, 19:03

Ranking Ted wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Just read all the comments on page one. Shame some people can't hear the sheer joy in the Mott track.

I agree, I’ve always loved its swaggering groove and the insistent repetition of the fade -for me, it’s easily their best track (that I’ve heard) that’s not THAT ONE.


'Roll Away The Stone' is as good as either, if you ask me.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Jumper K » 15 Oct 2018, 19:09

Mott are a luckier version of Sailor. Twats.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Moleskin » 15 Oct 2018, 19:39

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby echolalia » 15 Oct 2018, 22:50

This is a good tie that pits two very different bits of the seventies against each other. There probably aren’t many Magazine-Mott pair-ups where I’d vote for the latter but I have to admit this is one of them.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby fange » 16 Oct 2018, 01:02

echolalia wrote:This is a good tie that pits two very different bits of the seventies against each other. There probably aren’t many Magazine-Mott pair-ups where I’d vote for the latter but I have to admit this is one of them.

Yep, well put, echo. Both are faves, but i find the jaded rock n roll energy of B irresistible here.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 8

Postby Hightea » 16 Oct 2018, 03:44

All The Way From Memphis - Yikes have listened to that in decades. Never been a fan of Mott although I guess they had their moments. Ugh agree with the BCB's hear bar (sorry pub) band with a bunch of old frat guys. Part of the reason I listen to prog. :lol:

A by default.