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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby harvey k-tel » 18 Oct 2018, 01:01

B suffers from a pretty corny lyric, but I dig its vibe. A is cool. Maybe too cool.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby fange » 18 Oct 2018, 01:13

I like both of these. I'm all for some Bossa and smooth jazzy R&B, and one after the other is alright by me on a wet and dreary Thurs morning. I'm giving it to Norman.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby Count Machuki » 18 Oct 2018, 03:33

I like both of these but:

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is a great pick. It's the track that led me into Chico and further into Brazilian music.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby Loki » 18 Oct 2018, 05:47

B is OK, but I really love


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby kath » 18 Oct 2018, 06:26

Polishgirl wrote:B is, again, so smooth that I can't even cope with it. It makes me think of medallion-wearing, permed chestwig lotharios; the type that sidles up to you in a bar and offers to soak their maraschino cherry in your pina colada.


this is brilliance. mwhaha. oh yes.

meanwhile, A is impressive. building. wicked.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby the masked man » 18 Oct 2018, 12:52

A is wonderful. I love anything with a bossa nova feel, and when the orchestral bits arrived, it was spine-tingling.

B is OK, but it's very generic mid-70s soul. Not one ounce of the adventure contained in A.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby algroth » 18 Oct 2018, 19:22

I can't add much to what's been said about A aside from the fact that, along with the wonderfully aggressive Barryesque orchestration, the vocal harmonies halfway through the song are also incredible. There are details about B that I like, there's some interesting percussion sounds and occasional guitar accents in the background, and I'm sure the vocal performance would be pretty good in a different context but it does all seem to collide into what feels like a very schmaltzy and generic bit of mid-70s cocaine-fuelled soul. A takes it.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2018, 20:27

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby mantochanga » 18 Oct 2018, 22:17

Really good tie!

Going for A for the shock factor of those horns kicking in at 1.58, like a number of people have...

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Oct 2018, 23:37

A sure takes its time getting there - I wouldn't peg it at the horn entry, but more like just the very last minute - but it sure gets exciting once it gets going. B is charming but also quite goofy, and takes even longer to get somewhere less interesting.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby never/ever » 19 Oct 2018, 08:52

A is boss, b sounds like a Floaters B-side..


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby driftin » 19 Oct 2018, 16:24

I really like A. That brass is immense and the Bond theme comparisons are spot on.

I don't rate B at all.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby WG Kaspar » 19 Oct 2018, 19:07

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby Rayge » 20 Oct 2018, 17:39

a - oh ffs fuck off with your six minute tracks. This couldn't be further from my wheelhouse than if it was beamed down from Mars. Which it may have been for all I know. I see loads of other people have pronounced this to be the shit, but for me, you can drop the definite article. Sounds like a show tune from a Spanish version of Dante's Inferno. the 23rd level of hell. Not as bad as that Xian folk nonsense in the last round. but still horrid 1.5 / 10
b - Well, this is not a great deal better, but I don't find it actively offensive 3.5 / 10

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby Butch Manly » 21 Oct 2018, 11:01

Wow, really liked B but loved A.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby Neige » 21 Oct 2018, 16:38

Fuckin' A!!

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby echolalia » 21 Oct 2018, 17:21

I’m not averse to that smooth B sound but you’ve been batted out of the park, Norman

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby T. Willy Rye » 21 Oct 2018, 22:11

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

Postby The Red Heifer » 22 Oct 2018, 08:50

B is too smooth. A near made me shit my pants when those horns kicked in. But it's a fucking legit tune and an unreal discovery.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 2

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