70s Cup Round 2 Match 5 *Diamond Dog 23- Hightea 14*

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby trans-chigley express » 18 Oct 2018, 04:19

Neither of these are my 70's ;)

B but I'm sure Henry Cow must have done better than this.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Loki » 18 Oct 2018, 06:20

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In other words, ABSTAIN.

I love the HL singles I've heard, but this is not to my liking at all.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby kath » 18 Oct 2018, 06:58

i tried with A. even the medieval clips didn't help me.

the henry cow track is much more my freaky speed.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby kath » 18 Oct 2018, 06:59

Loki wrote:Image


In other words, ABSTAIN.


it *is* a very festive M, however.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Loki » 18 Oct 2018, 10:15

:)


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Samoan » 18 Oct 2018, 10:25

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Hightea » 18 Oct 2018, 19:24

SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:B sounds a bit too much like one of the cunt Fripp's 'experiments'

A wins by default. They were an odd band back then, weren't they?


Nope HC is Frith not Fripp! :P

A is a nice tune could have voted for it in other match ups.

Fred Frith and the boys take it easily
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby algroth » 18 Oct 2018, 19:44

B's a ballsy pick, I generally consider myself someone who enjoys prog the more out there and divorced from any traditional rockisms it is, but even Henry Cow's a hard pill to swallow usually (and I generally love the work every member's done elsewhere as well, Frith particularly). Even so I reckon there's far better showcases to this band than this particular pick, this is a short bit of nothingness really. Weirdly enough, A reminded me of Art Bears early on, and I ultimately enjoyed the angular and combative feel of it all a lot. A it is then.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2018, 20:32

2 piles of artwank. I’ll go earnest synthtwattery.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Ranking Ted » 18 Oct 2018, 21:26

What an odd band League mark one were - but in a good way, that’s a fine track, all clunky and angular. Against it, well, what a bloody shambles.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby mantochanga » 18 Oct 2018, 22:25

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Oct 2018, 00:38

Meh. Even pre-hit HL bores me silly. Not much happening there for me, I'm afraid.

I prefer my Henry Cow with vocals (actually, that'd be Slapp Happy, wouldn't it?) but a bit of Chris Cutler redeems even the most pretentious shite. And B is actually fairly light on its feet by their standards.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby driftin » 19 Oct 2018, 16:39

I quite like both but A's meaty synths and drum machine rhythms are more appealing to my sensibilities. The silly playfulness and squawking of B is equally as fun though.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby harvey k-tel » 19 Oct 2018, 19:07

Neither really float my boat, but at least A isn't completely capsizing it.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby WG Kaspar » 20 Oct 2018, 10:05

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby never/ever » 21 Oct 2018, 00:35

A decidedly sounds more early 80s for me- it's kind of amazing how music slowly mutated at the back end of the 70s through (post-) punk to a sort of hedonistic art-pop. This is a good example where it works out very well without getting too artsy.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Butch Manly » 21 Oct 2018, 11:23

A is part of my youth. B is not, thankfully.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Moleskin » 21 Oct 2018, 11:29

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby Neige » 21 Oct 2018, 15:47

B is a brave pick, I love it!

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 5

Postby pcqgod » 21 Oct 2018, 16:44

I liked both, but have to go with A.
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