Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

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Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby never/ever » 17 Jun 2019, 11:15

A

Strawbs - Autumn





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Persephone's Bees - Home

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby Purgatory Brite » 17 Jun 2019, 14:17

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby C » 17 Jun 2019, 15:24

B is for the youngsters that haven't heard the real thing.

[I thought I was listening to Throwing Muses]

Even the best DC can't touch The Strawbs at their finest

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Jun 2019, 20:09

B is interesting but isn't terribly prog. A is great on every level but is a bit predictable. (Coincidentally, both use the same riff- Strawbs at the beginning, the bees at the end!)

I guess there's something to be said for the fact that I've never tired of A.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby trans-chigley express » 19 Jun 2019, 15:36

It would very hypocritical of me to dismiss A as an obvious choice as I've picked it myself previously :D . It is a great track with plenty of longevity as I never tire of hearing that atmospheric intro.

B plodded a bit and never really engaged me except for some nice atmospheric guitar in the instrumental break.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby Loki » 19 Jun 2019, 17:10

toomanyhatz wrote:(Coincidentally, both use the same riff- Strawbs at the beginning, the bees at the end!)


I noticed that too!


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby John aka Josh » 19 Jun 2019, 21:03

It would take a swarm of something very special to beat the magic of the Strawbs, obvious as their track is. Persephone's Bees, hard as I combed through their sweet offering didn't have it.



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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

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OOOOOF!




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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby Jumper K » 22 Jun 2019, 18:24

B of course. Its modern and a tad more exciting than the hoary old Strawbs hornswaggle.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby Jumper K » 22 Jun 2019, 18:24

B of course. Its modern and a tad more exciting than the hoary old Strawbs hornswaggle.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby Neige » 23 Jun 2019, 22:41

Totally fucking A, one of the Strawbs' high points.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby never/ever » 24 Jun 2019, 12:25

It's a good tie, this...both track ticking all the boxes but the Strawbs just has a longevity that takes the prize.


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby Hightea » 25 Jun 2019, 03:17

Persephone's Bees have a nice sound and this is a nice indie song. Liked the end guitar work

The vote is A Strawbs epic.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby algroth » 25 Jun 2019, 19:43

A's a fine track as far as this Strawbs era goes, but like much of mid-70s Strawbs I can't shake off the slight whiff of DC/AOR pap that seems to emanate from this either, particularly during the last three or so minutes. I vastly prefer their folkier years myself. Still fine though, one of the better (if perhaps also better-established) picks of the period.

Yeah, B's not for me. Not terrible but doesn't do a whole lot to grab me. A

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby Lord Rother » 27 Jun 2019, 06:52

I quite enjoyed B but it drags on a bit.

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Postby joels344 » 27 Jun 2019, 14:37

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Round 9 Match 6

Postby C » 28 Jun 2019, 13:51

Lord Rother wrote:I quite enjoyed B but it drags on a bit.


Doesn't all DC...?





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