70s Cup Round 2 Match 6 *Mantochanga 19- driftin 20*

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby fange » 18 Oct 2018, 05:48

Interesting choices. My first instinct was to wonder "why this B-BD era and not a bit earlier?", but it's grown on me as i've played it a couple of times. B is really nice too instrumentally, and while his voice is a little folky for my taste it's not a deal breaker by any means. But, i'm surprising myself and going for the poppy but fun A.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby kath » 18 Oct 2018, 07:15

i thought A was likable, listenable, etc.

but i absolutely loved B. i've never heard any of basho's stuff before. the gweetar is fantastic. i get why some don't like the vocals, but i did. the vocal even sounded familiar, like the way i heard people singing out in the sticks when i was young. plaintive and evocative.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Loki » 18 Oct 2018, 07:47

Don't like either. But if I HAD to listen to one of them again, I guess it would be


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby algroth » 18 Oct 2018, 19:51

Though I like solo Bill Nelson as well as Red Noise, Be Bop Deluxe never did much for me and this case is no exception. B is superb, on the other hand, and the wonderful, evocative vocals are a great part of its appeal.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2018, 20:34

Jesus. Where’s the be-bop? It would be preferable to that dreck. And I detest Jazz.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Ranking Ted » 18 Oct 2018, 21:31

Strange old Cup, some ties are two fantastic songs fighting for your A or B. Other ties.... well, A is indeed polished FM rock that I instinctively run away from but it has enough to beat B which is not much of a song and is sunk further by the unpleasant ‘singing’.


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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Oct 2018, 01:24

Basho is one of those artists that I'd heard of, so when a promo CD showed up at work I grabbed it and listened. I like him much better when he doesn't sing. But even then it's not charmless.

I've heard some BBD tracks I've liked. This isn't one of them.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Hightea » 19 Oct 2018, 02:35

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B's vocal is an acquired taste and I haven't acquired it. But I did think the playing was rather beautiful. Intriguing enough to make me want to investigate this artist further.

my thoughts too although I've heard some of his stuff before. Love the acoustic finger picking.

C wrote:Be Bop Deluxe are pleasant enough - I have a couple of their albums but never play them. That's not suggest they haven't got any robustness because they have. The track selection is reasonable enough and bops along quite nicely if a little poppy for me.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby driftin » 19 Oct 2018, 16:42

More 70s driving music for mid-life crisis dads up against some beautiful guitar pickings with gorgeous and unique vocals over the top of it?

B and then some.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby harvey k-tel » 19 Oct 2018, 19:18

I listened to Be Bop Deluxe's Thin Lizzy-meets-Boston's stylings and just thought "why did they bother?"

Then I read through the comments and was expecting something entirely different from Basho than his Tiny Tim-at-16rpm warbling, which actually put a smile on my face. I thought it was quite pleasant.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby WG Kaspar » 20 Oct 2018, 10:21

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Mike Boom » 20 Oct 2018, 16:30

I love Be Bop Deluxe, a big fan of Bill Nelsons guitar playing. A

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Butch Manly » 21 Oct 2018, 11:31

B seems to have been sung In The Club Style. I rather liked A's breezy foot-tapper.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Neige » 21 Oct 2018, 15:15

I like Bebop Deluxe a lot, and this song is no exception.

But I prefer B, some very nice moments (and the voice doesn't bother me).
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby pcqgod » 21 Oct 2018, 16:54

It's hard to vote against the power pop perfection of track A, but the Basho track is one of the most beautiful and moving things, vocal included, I've heard in a while.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 6

Postby Rayge » 22 Oct 2018, 12:39

a - Can't remember why exactly, but I took against Bill Nelson from the start. This reminds me, though, how he was all style and no real substance. This song reminds me hugely of something else, but I just can't place it (Tom Petty, maybe??). It's not bad as this sort of thing went in the 1970s, better than I was expecting, but ultimately nothing to get hung about. 4 / 10
b - totally unfamiliar to me, although I know his reputation as a guitarist, and there's some timeless, light-fingered stuff in the introduction, but I'm intrigued to hear this voice that's exercised most of the previous voters. Oh, ffs, that's tremendous, especially when he gives up on enunciation altogether, and just kind of warbles over the skipping guitars. It's another instrument. I actually liked this. Hoorah! 6.5 / 10

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