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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Oct 2018, 11:03

I liked A for about three minutes... it had a stop and I thought "That's nice"...but it was only a bastard pause and then I got five + minutes more of it. Overkill.

The Cerrone track is right up in the pantheon of that particular genre. Magnificent tune. Easily B for me.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Oct 2018, 11:32

Ah, The Trees Community, one of the few oddball folk records from this time that I don't really like. Incidentally, I almost chose The Trees "The Garden of Jane Delawney" for this cup, but as C points out, that's from a different forest. This track on its own is actually rather pretty, if a little Sound of Music, and is making me wonder if I should revisit the album, but I think it just becomes all too cloying and eventually beats your brain into a pulp with overly mannered squawking.

B is closer to my kind of disco than the earlier soul-based efforts. Colder, more angular, and a with more emphasis on the experimental side of things. Good tie this one, an overlong folk oddity followed by an overlong disco stomper. It's what you want from the cups, albeit without the overlong aspect.

I'll vote for A, it's closer to my kind of thing, a good choice, and 92 seconds shorter than B.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Dayodead » 15 Oct 2018, 14:57

The continued "Meh" voting...B

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby joels344 » 15 Oct 2018, 15:08

A wins here.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Polishgirl » 15 Oct 2018, 15:12

The flutey bit in A reminds me of Fingerbobs.

I like the heralding of the 80s ( the decade the 70s could have been ) in B.

Again, I could happily do without the vocals, but

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Loki » 15 Oct 2018, 16:18

Ugh, don't like either. I guess I'll vote for the danceable one.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby WG Kaspar » 15 Oct 2018, 19:09

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Jumper K » 15 Oct 2018, 19:09

B. I like a bit of disco, me.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby echolalia » 15 Oct 2018, 22:51

I like that Cerrone track. Very seventies!


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby fange » 16 Oct 2018, 02:28

If i'm gonna be dancing around the hedgerows or maypoles or big phallic druid rocks, i'd rather it was to B.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Hightea » 16 Oct 2018, 04:00

Church vs Club

Both over the top excess,one in the church pushing christ and the other on the dance floor pushing what God doesn't want to see.

A only because I like classical style music, Although this isn't very good.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby trans-chigley express » 16 Oct 2018, 05:01

A managed to be a combination of folky, Christian, twee, sinister and Christmassy. Twee and Christmassy dominated too much as times.

B was a great Moroder-style bit of excess. Perhaps a tad too long but that's a minor quibble.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby algroth » 16 Oct 2018, 21:19

B is groovy and enjoyable enough, and like plenty of electrodisco at the time I also sort of like the cinematic quality that comes out of how closely it remits back to that disco excess imaginary and so on. But A is absolutely brilliant, those vocal arrangements are a thing of wonder.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Butch Manly » 17 Oct 2018, 11:04

That'll be a

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Neige » 17 Oct 2018, 11:11

B is top-notch disco, but A is just charming.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Oct 2018, 15:16

The fuckers who made shite like B with that Euro disco groove have a lot to answer for.

Mind killing garbage.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Sneelock » 17 Oct 2018, 19:36

both go ON a bit, huh?
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby Rayge » 18 Oct 2018, 16:57

don't fancy listening to either of these, given the descriptions so far. might come back
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Oct 2018, 19:19

Both very bold picks for totally different reasons, and both ones that intrigued me greatly, but not for their entire length.

So, ultimately, sacred vs. profane?

All I can say here is, in the early 70s, people like A were referred to as "Jesus Freaks." And praise be to God on high, there is obviously much emphasis on the freaky part here. B is certainly enjoyable, but as BCB's resident religious nut ( :lol: ) it's not quite as much my cuppa.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 9

Postby never/ever » 19 Oct 2018, 03:52

The saccharine opening of A was almost enough to pass on this track but I persevered and found myself intrigued enough to sit it out.
B i know by heart. It'll win in a canter I think. But a was kinda brave. Pastoral prog, whodathinkit.

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