70s Cup Round 2 Match 3 *CANCELLED*

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70s Cup Round 2 Match 3 *CANCELLED*

Postby never/ever » 17 Oct 2018, 10:32

A

Pagliaro - Lovin' You Ain't Easy






B

Fotheringay - The Banks Of the Nile

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Oct 2018, 12:16

Back down to earth.....

I don't care much for A - terribly bland muzak. Nothing wrong with it but you could hear that in any shopping mall and never notice it.

I struggle with the vast majority of British folk (in fact, folk full stop if I'm being honest).... this doesn't really help.... I like Sandy's voice well enough but, my, it is so damn sensible and righteous isn't it (the song, not the vocal). ...

At a real push B but I don't like either that much.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby Osgood » 17 Oct 2018, 12:21

Lucky A, pretty forgettable but harmless, wouldn't stand a chance in many other matches. But here it's in front of an extremely boring uberlong sleep-inducing tune. I like some Sandy Denny but when she's in this mood ... well I just can't stand it.

A
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby C. » 17 Oct 2018, 12:34

I love Sandy Denny's voice but that track isn't doing much for me on this breezy Wednesday morning.

A is sweet.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby Samoan » 17 Oct 2018, 12:39

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby trans-chigley express » 17 Oct 2018, 13:03

I like the Fotheringay album but Banks of the Nile goes on a bit too long without offering much other than a sustained, if rather plodding and downbeat mood and I'm always likely to nip off for a piss before it reaches the end. It's a song I want to like it more than I do.

I enjoyed A, breezy and easy on the ear in comparison.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby C » 17 Oct 2018, 15:52

The eponymous debut Fotheringay album is superb - a sheer delight and if you like this track and haven't bheard the album then please rectify that. A corker of an album with lead vocals shared with Sandy's husband Trevor Lucas.

Pagliaro was always on to a hiding to none with me up against the mighty Fotheringay.
That said the track was pleasant enough but lacked substance.

So an easy:

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby Polishgirl » 17 Oct 2018, 16:18

You know what? I enjoyed A - straightforward, tuneful, unchallenging.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 16:22

Not too keen on either selection. I own a bit of Sandy Denny, but nearly always prefer American folk. The first one is on PYE; never heard of that guy, but it's very by-the-numbers. You can hum along to it, but no kicking heels together. B
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby PENK » 17 Oct 2018, 19:15

I liked A a lot while listening to it and then completely forgot all about it as soon as it finished.
I really like that Fotheringay album but B is a poor choice: a bit of a tuneless dirge all told, albeit beautifully played and sung.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3

Postby The Modernist » 17 Oct 2018, 20:02

A was not the fat Italian opera singer I was expecting. I thought it had a sunny Beach Boys vibe brought into the power pop 70s. Actually it reminded me of Honeybus. This is the kind of thing I was hoping to hear more of. The Sandy Dennis track is lovely, with a chilly, autumnal, dark nights closing in feel - very appropriate for now!

Partly because I think it is much harder to pick something good like A, I'm going..

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 3 *CANCELLED*

Postby never/ever » 17 Oct 2018, 20:34

Hey guys!

This tie is cancelled, it has been replaced with another one- please vote in there.
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