70s Cup Round 1 Match 12 *Moleskin 13- TCE 23*

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70s Cup Round 1 Match 12 *Moleskin 13- TCE 23*

Postby never/ever » 14 Oct 2018, 12:11

A

Terry Callier – What Colour Is Love






B

Brian Protheroe – Pinball

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby mantochanga » 14 Oct 2018, 15:26

B is such a gem. I liked Terry Callier for 10 minutes in the 1990s, can’t face him now. Especially as when I went to see him I was wearing a ‘Just say ‘fro’ t-shirt. Oh god...

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby harvey k-tel » 14 Oct 2018, 15:56

Oh, I like B.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Jock » 14 Oct 2018, 16:33

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Oct 2018, 16:42

B is the more solid one for me, feels more like a proper song, albeit singer-songwriterly.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Purgatory Brite » 14 Oct 2018, 16:46

Despite the unfortunate 'Guilty Pleasure ' that's been attached to Pinball, I think it's the better of the two tracks. The Terry Callier song was rather too bland.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Oct 2018, 16:58

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby the masked man » 14 Oct 2018, 18:32

Not really a fan of Callier, and this song didn't have enough going for me. But I always liked Brian Protheroe's only hit a downbeat classic that capture the essence of provincial England at the time. I could imagine it playing in the background of a Berni Inn as I tucked into my steak and chips....

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Belle Lettre » 14 Oct 2018, 19:41

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby CLOWN » 14 Oct 2018, 19:59

Both boring

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby C » 14 Oct 2018, 20:25

Another mediocre match to my ears.

A is rather tedious and goes nowhere.

B is better and reminded me of America at the start. The sax lifts it which is nice

Yes, B has a nice groove going on

[Not a great match though for me....]

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby kath » 14 Oct 2018, 20:31

A is quite nice. i love the strings and stuff. it wears its vibe well.

B is a bit more my thing (and i must admit i loved the lyrics)


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Penk! » 14 Oct 2018, 21:19

Callier's not a great songwriter but the performance - the vocal, the arrangement, everything - is the thing here. It's all so perfectly judged, a song to get lost in. I guess I can understand why people might find it slow, though.
I hadn't heard B before, I don't think; it's certainly more immediate but there's an irritating quality to it that I can't quite put my finger on.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 22:06

A tie that won't be to everyone's taste, but which is certainly to mine.

A isn't quite my favourite Callier - it skirts a little too close to easy listening for comfort - but its lush arrangement and that rich voice pays great dividends. B was largely unfamiliar to me ( I say largely because I am vaguely aware of the track and might even have it on a compilation somewhere) and I enjoyed it a lot. It has that slightly downbeat, melancholy mid 70s feel beneath the bounciness of the tune.

It's close, but partly out of loyalty to an artist who I think is undervalued on BCB I'm going..

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Oct 2018, 22:16

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Oct 2018, 11:18

A is bland and cripplingly sincere.

B is a fucking fabulous tune.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby driftin » 15 Oct 2018, 11:20

Both utter rubbish.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Osgood » 15 Oct 2018, 14:17

B was completely new to me and I found it fanfuckintastic, while A was forgettable (if fact I forgot about it after playing B)

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Polishgirl » 15 Oct 2018, 15:34

By default,

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 12

Postby Loki » 15 Oct 2018, 16:43

I like both of these. If only A was up against Slade.....


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