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70s Cup Round 1 Match 9 *driftin 13- Diamond Dog 25*

Postby never/ever » 14 Oct 2018, 12:03


The Trees Community - Psalm 45


Cerrone - Supernature

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby C » 14 Oct 2018, 14:21

TTC (often referred to as The Trees) should not be confused with Trees.

A Christian outfit that produced some pleasant enough stuff. This offering is adequate enough.

B is boppy enough but not my thing at all



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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Oct 2018, 14:27

TTC's Psalm is too anodyne, all quivering and sniffling.

Cerrone I had to play a bit of, too, is that Italian deep disco? Moroder it ain't, but he'll eke by, so long as I can break before ten.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby harvey k-tel » 14 Oct 2018, 15:42

I liked the first part of that Trees Community track better than the rest - especially when it got all mediaeval on my ass, and I liked it better than the Cerrone track too, so...

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Purgatory Brite » 14 Oct 2018, 16:26

Strangely, I liked Psalm 45 but much preferred Cerrone's upbeat synth sound.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Oct 2018, 16:49

This isn't the '70s of my adolescence. Fuck this shit.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 17:47

A is a brave pick, and I enjoyed it even though I think it could be half the length. It is so sincere that it ends up sounding other-worldly.
B is a Euro-disco classic that was as good as anything Moroder was doing.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby the masked man » 14 Oct 2018, 18:24

A actually has a strange appeal. Much Christian music is annoyingly preachy, but this ethereal piece takes the opposite track. My only problem (aside from length) is the rather lumbering guitar riff. B is fantastic; I loved it as a child, and today it still sounds like the freshest Eurodisco track ever made. I admire the bravery of A's pick, but it'as up against one of the greatest tracks of the 70s.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Belle Lettre » 14 Oct 2018, 19:18

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby kath » 14 Oct 2018, 19:49

wow. one of those very weird match-ups.

of course, i am a medieval type in many respects. A had its flaws, but much of it was groovy, pretty, well-played, even with the meandering twists and turns (not that i'm against meandering, as a general rule). strange, unexpected bits thrown in.

B doesn't much appeal to me, frankly. was it 6 minutes before they changed anything up? and what the fucque are those creatures under the table??

they both ran longer than they really needed to be. unless you have shrooms for the first one and coke for the second.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 14 Oct 2018, 19:53

I'm going for A because I find it quite affecting - and refreshing - and I expect it'll get fewer votes here

I've never been keen on that relentless propulsive Moroder shite and B takes it to an extreme
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Oct 2018, 19:57

I almost picked B myself.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby PENK » 14 Oct 2018, 21:02

There was a lot of oddball folk around in the early '70s, people who'd taken way too many drugs and were doing very weird and sometimes fascinating things. There are some records I love, some I find interesting but difficult to sit through, and some that are self-indulgent twaddle. This one, unfortunately, got stuck somewhere between categories B and C. Some nice bits, but a bit of a chore, especially given it's eight minutes long: I couldn't quite make it all the way.

B is even longer, and it's in what is a straight-up Marmite genre. I am very much in favour.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Oct 2018, 22:10


I've been getting into Cerrone recently.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Ranking Ted » 14 Oct 2018, 22:20

Christ alive! A is the soundtrack to getting burnt alive inside a woven wood statue. B is the sound of Tony Ferrino spinning the desks at Annabel’s. Champagne all round!


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Osgood » 15 Oct 2018, 07:57

Neither of these are what I'm here for, but A much less so.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby driftin » 15 Oct 2018, 09:58

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby driftin » 15 Oct 2018, 10:00

I'm surprised to find myself listening to B's Moroder-style disco all the way through. I wasn't annoyed or bored but....

I totally adore A. It helps to love weird folk stuff in general but I think it's full of ideas, skill, and passion. I love it even more because of its earnestness not despite it, and I say that as someone that is not the least bit religious.