70s Cup Round 1 Match 15 *Modernist 16- C 22*

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70s Cup Round 1 Match 15 *Modernist 16- C 22*

Postby never/ever » 14 Oct 2018, 12:16

A

Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World





B

Captain Beefheart - Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby mantochanga » 14 Oct 2018, 15:29

Two absolutely colossal picks.

A is closer to my heart.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Oct 2018, 15:38

Two geniuses, but A would get played more often.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby harvey k-tel » 14 Oct 2018, 16:05

Even though B is overplayed chez K-Tel, it still edges the Mayfield track.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Jock » 14 Oct 2018, 16:34

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Oct 2018, 16:53

A
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Purgatory Brite » 14 Oct 2018, 16:53

B

Simply cannot vote against the Captain :)

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Dayodead » 14 Oct 2018, 16:56

A

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby the masked man » 14 Oct 2018, 18:40

I was surprised at how laidback A was, as much of what I've heard from Curtis is far more urgent. It was dull, truth to tell. B is pretty standard Beefheart, but is far more fun.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Belle Lettre » 14 Oct 2018, 19:43

Yay! B
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 14 Oct 2018, 20:07

Love them both, but Beefheart is my main man and B is an absolute killer track. And SO much fun ('difficult music for hippies' my arse)
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Oct 2018, 20:10

A is good but it's 2nd tier Curtis.

B is huge of course. The first time I ever heard it I played it about ten times in row.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby C » 14 Oct 2018, 20:35

The Captain - that's more like it!

A great track from a great album.

Curtis is not my thing and I found it uninteresting and bland

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby kath » 14 Oct 2018, 20:50

o captain! my captain!


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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2018, 20:58

Is there another artist who can sound so simultaneously joyous and heartbreaking as Curtis Mayfield? This track typifies that as it is a lament for the returning soldiers from Vietnam, but one that offers hope and redemption. I love the surging interplay of the strings and brass with Curtis' voice gliding on top. Hugely powerful and top tier Curtis from his most underrated album.
B has a nervous energy which is a lot of fun, but it doesn't have the depth of A.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby pcqgod » 14 Oct 2018, 22:14

Is Curtis the one artist with universal approval on BCB? One of those artists that could sing the phone book, and that sweet falsetto and slick, funky production would make it a worthwhile listen.

Captain Beefheart is very hit-and-miss for me, but this is a major strike. I prefer him when he's doing a blues jam, anyway.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Oct 2018, 22:20

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See G's commentary for why. Love Curtis.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Oct 2018, 11:30

It's not Grade A Curtis and it is actually one of the more listenable Beefheart tunes.

So A only wins it by 63 gazillion light years.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Osgood » 15 Oct 2018, 14:27

Diamond Dog wrote:It's not Grade A Curtis and it is actually one of the more listenable Beefheart tunes.

So A only wins it by 63 gazillion light years.


^^^^This.

Even more clear than Slade over JDiv.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 1 Match 15

Postby Loki » 15 Oct 2018, 17:02

Hmmmmm.....

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