70s Cup Round 2 Match 12 *Goat Boy 32- Heifer 6*

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70s Cup Round 2 Match 12 *Goat Boy 32- Heifer 6*

Postby never/ever » 17 Oct 2018, 10:43

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Roxy Music – Mother of Pearl





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Happy End - Kaze Wo Atsumete

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Oct 2018, 16:25

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 17:13

I am all for foreign language, but Happy End, well, I'll never find out. Roxy is Roxy, well-respected and smart-assed, but they can turn a hit. A
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Polishgirl » 17 Oct 2018, 17:25

I love Roxy Music. End of.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Goat Boy » 17 Oct 2018, 18:23

The monstrous intro, the sudden breakdown and turnaround, the spiralling magnificence....etc

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Earl E. Eel » 17 Oct 2018, 18:25

A is a masterpiece, as any fule kno
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Oct 2018, 20:57

B is actually quite pleasant.

But quite pleasant doesn't even begin to scratch the surface here.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Sneelock » 17 Oct 2018, 21:11

B is very nice but it's up against Mother of Freakin' Pearl! woe is B!
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Dayodead » 17 Oct 2018, 21:45

Going for the less obvious vote for B..

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby PENK » 17 Oct 2018, 21:46

Whoever has picked B thinks they have picked some obscure outsider gem and raised their cool quotient by 800%.

Unfortunately this cheesy and cheerful number actually sounds like it was written and used for a detergent advert.

A is 'Mother of Pearl' by Roxy Music, so it wins.
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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Purgatory Brite » 17 Oct 2018, 22:17

A Japanese group doing a song that sounds like James Taylor is never going to surpass Roxy Music.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Belle Lettre » 17 Oct 2018, 22:49

Sorry, B, but really.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby The Modernist » 17 Oct 2018, 23:05

Sometimes listening to Roxy in isolation, rather than in the context of one of their albums, makes you realise how extraordinary they were. The band are on fire on this and the long coda, with Ferry at his epigrammatic best, is magical.
I enjoyed B, but it's nothing revelatory, it's basically a Japanese band trying to sound like The Band.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Count Machuki » 18 Oct 2018, 03:51

I wanted to vote for the Japanese cut just because I think Roxy is mad BCB overrated but in this case it's probably justified.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby trans-chigley express » 18 Oct 2018, 05:48

The Japanese song was nice enough but nothing remarkable. I'd much rather listen to YMO.

Mother of Pearl is my favourite Roxy song

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby C » 18 Oct 2018, 09:18

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Samoan » 18 Oct 2018, 09:37

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Osgood » 18 Oct 2018, 09:39

Nice as it is, there's nothing in B to bring it remotely close to that wonderful Roxy track. I am looking forward to get home to grab my copy and play it.

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

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Re: 70s Cup Round 2 Match 12

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2018, 20:47

A is my favourite Roxy track.
B.