70s Cup Round 2 Match 4 *C 15- kath 26*

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70s Cup Round 2 Match 4 *C 15- kath 26*

Postby never/ever » 17 Oct 2018, 10:33

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ZZ Top - Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers





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Todd Rundgren - A Dream Goes on Forever

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Goat Boy » 17 Oct 2018, 12:14

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Samoan » 17 Oct 2018, 12:20

This is tough, I'd like to give half a point to each as I love them both but as I can't, it's A




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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Oct 2018, 12:25

Not Todd's best by a longshot but it's the easy winner here.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Osgood » 17 Oct 2018, 12:25

I could vote for either of them anyday. Love both and wish they wouldn't face each other. Today I feel like

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Earl E. Eel » 17 Oct 2018, 12:35

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby C » 17 Oct 2018, 15:54

This is more like it!!!

Two great tracks but it is difficult to beat the genius of the mighty Top.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Oct 2018, 16:12

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Polishgirl » 17 Oct 2018, 16:24

Good, clear choice for me here.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 16:26

For the oeuvre, I'd take Top over Todd, but here it's a vote for Todd. B
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby The Modernist » 17 Oct 2018, 16:31

I get there's a place somewhere for A, but not in my neighbourhood! They sound like they should be underneath a pick-up truck, not in a recording studio. It's witless, ponderous and drone-like, about as sexy as BO and I lasted 23 seconds.

I feel I should like Todd, but there's a bloodless and precious quality to his music I really don't like. Still I'll take it over A, but then I'd probably take Adolf Hitler (The Nuremberg Outtakes) over A.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Oct 2018, 17:09

The Modernist wrote:I get there's a place somewhere for A, but not in my neighbourhood! They sound like they should be underneath a pick-up truck, not in a recording studio. It's witless, ponderous and drone-like, about as sexy as BO and I lasted 23 seconds.

I feel I should like Todd, but there's a bloodless and precious quality to his music I really don't like. Still I'll take it over A, but then I'd probably take Adolf Hitler (The Nuremberg Outtakes) over A.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Earl E. Eel » 17 Oct 2018, 17:59

- and if he HAD, he'd have been lifted high like a trophy by the kids with taste on the other side :)
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

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The Modernist wrote:I get there's a place somewhere for A, but not in my neighbourhood! They sound like they should be underneath a pick-up truck


That's cos they're MEN.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby The Modernist » 17 Oct 2018, 18:11

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You wouldn't have made in from one end of my high school parking lot to the other.


Oh I don't know..I was schooled in a South London comprehensive, so I'd happily fancy my chances! ;)

Anyway Top are about as tough as a wheezing Father Christmas...which is what they both look like and sound like.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby PENK » 17 Oct 2018, 19:19

Do you think they've ever got up in the morning, found hairs all over the sheets and then found a bit of muesli somewhere in the beard there and thought "ah for fuck's sake I'm tired of this nonsense every day, shall I not just get the bleeding thing sheared off"?

I think Todd Rundgren has his moments of genius but he's far too fond of throwing every idea he has on record. This one has a nice tune married to something that's playing in the background of a kids' TV show with a dinosaur doing handicrafts.

B probably.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Sneelock » 17 Oct 2018, 20:52

ZZ Top ain't quite there yet. almost.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Dayodead » 17 Oct 2018, 21:15

Neither is my cup o tea, but I've never understood Todd...Vote for A for being competently played, I guess

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Oct 2018, 21:17

As if seeing the words "ZZ Top" wasn't bad enough, seeing the words "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers" next to it really makes my heart sink to mariana trench depths. How the hell do you even get to a place in life where you think, yeah, I'm going to write a song about how I drink beer and I'm pretty wild with it? Why the hell did anyone buy it? Was that it? Doesn't even really feel like a song, it really peters out in the most half-arsed way, like the sound engineer got bored of the tool doing a solo, and couldn't even cope with a longer fade.

Todd Rundgren I'm filing with Zevon in the really famous bloke I know nothing about. His face looks like it's slowly started to melt on each side. It's a proper anodyne nondescript radio friendly instant custard of a track. You can imagine that you could play this 300 times back to back, and still not be able to recall a single thing about it. Governments could use it to broadcast secret messages in times of warfare, because it instantly auto-erases from memory.

But its not ZZ Top.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 4

Postby Purgatory Brite » 17 Oct 2018, 21:49

Tough call. Nevertheless that's one of the Top's weaker tracks.

B is rather Todd by numbers but I thinks it's the better of the 2 tracks.
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