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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Belle Lettre » 17 Oct 2018, 22:01

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby harvey k-tel » 18 Oct 2018, 00:54

I feel kinda bad going for the obvious Bowie, when I've always enjoyed that Numan tune. But it's just better.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby fange » 18 Oct 2018, 01:05

I quite like that Numan track and it's clearly a "less obvious" choice, but i find it hard to ignore the fact that i love the hell out of 'Stay'.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Count Machuki » 18 Oct 2018, 03:32

B is for Bowie.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Loki » 18 Oct 2018, 05:33

I like both of these.


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Sorry, A.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby the masked man » 18 Oct 2018, 12:46

I was a teenage Numanoid. Complex was one of the first singles I bought, and it still resonates. I love its fragility and vulnerability.

By comparison, Bowie is skilfully wearing yet another mask, and it's not one of his more interesting masks. The track is fine, but it never threatens to, well, make me break down and cry....The Numan track just cuts a little deeper.

Great tie from a conceptual angle!

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby algroth » 18 Oct 2018, 19:14

sloopjohnc wrote:Real Bowie vs. Bowie pretender


I thought it was Eno pretender v. Eno pretender? :P

I like both actually, but Bowie does it better. B

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2018, 20:24

A is less sucky. Only by a minuscule amount though. Christ! Is this the best the 70s had to offer?

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby WG Kaspar » 18 Oct 2018, 21:21

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

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B

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Oct 2018, 21:44

Ooh, Battle of the Bowies! Love the arrangement of A, but it's a bit of a nothing song, in'nit? I feel like Samuel Jackson - please repeat that vocal melody one more time!

B is pretty much all the things Rayge says it is, except I consider them positives. :D
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby mantochanga » 18 Oct 2018, 22:12

A please

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby never/ever » 19 Oct 2018, 08:06

Both brilliant. Bowie doing funk is definitely not overrated but I'm down with Numan


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Earl E. Eel » 19 Oct 2018, 08:27

Purgatory Brite wrote:With all due respect to Gary Numan, he simply can't compete with The Dame. Bowie takes this tie for me.

B

When will the inevitable Bowie backlash begin? ;)


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Oct 2018, 09:48

A is a half an idea. Album filler.

B is a monster. The rhythm section is killing it. I’ve listened to its glamorous grooves on many a night when I’ve been at the powders. Fabulous

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby The Modernist » 19 Oct 2018, 10:35

Goat Boy wrote:A is a half an idea. Album filler.

B is a monster. The rhythm section is killing it. I’ve listened to its glamorous grooves on many a night when I’ve been at the powders. Fabulous

B


I concur absolutely on B. People sometimes say 'Stay' is just a groove and a riff and I say so what if it is if the riff and groove are that great. But I think you're being harsh on A, the instrumental passages are a rather beautiful melody, almost like a proper classical piece..it's a very sophisticated thing for the young Numan to have come up with. It's no 'Stay' of course.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Earl E. Eel » 19 Oct 2018, 10:37

The Modernist wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:A is a half an idea. Album filler.

B is a monster. The rhythm section is killing it. I’ve listened to its glamorous grooves on many a night when I’ve been at the powders. Fabulous

B


I concur absolutely on B. People sometimes say 'Stay' is just a groove and a riff and I say so what if it is if the riff and groove are that great.


It's overcooked and his vocals are horrible. Really a chore to listen to.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Oct 2018, 11:32

Overcooked? Oh I dunno.

Earl Slick’s hysterical guitar playing - if that’s what you are referring to - is fantastic and unhinged. It’s just one of those relentless grooves that’s impossible to fight. It has a real muscular physicality about it but a nimblesness too.

I’ve always loved it
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Earl E. Eel » 19 Oct 2018, 11:36

OHHHHHH :x
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 1

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Oct 2018, 11:42

Don’t fight it, feel it

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