BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10 Sloop wants to go home

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BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10 Sloop wants to go home

Postby The Modernist » 02 Feb 2018, 22:33

Round One Match Ten

A

Pale Fountains - Jean's Not Happening - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6RFhVib1uw
Frank Sinatra - What a Funny Girl You Used To Be - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWGYTX7cYBg
White Mandingos - Warn a Brutha - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMqPTwALHI8
Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home, a Heartache - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSniBxXjK_8
Shalamar - There it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_3_EdxODcY
Japanese Breakfast – Boyish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIqCBKT5h-Y
Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop til Get Enough - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURRmWtbTbo
Suede - Killing of a Flash Boy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXxOT5h5-xg

B

1. Marty Stuart - Somebody Saved Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwFcqJquKZo
2. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilnnMzK_m8w
3. Tommy James and the Shondells - Draggin' the Line - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLfO738Ok5Y
4. Willie Mitchell - 20-75 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EANF8FJZuoY
5. The Viceroys - Last Night - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad4Z_XbzhqQ
6. Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZ3ZG_Wams
7. The Red Button - Cruel Girl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Q7NG1Llx8
8. Dan Auerbach - When the Night Comes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r9kfzGminY

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby sloopjohnc » 02 Feb 2018, 23:01

B
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby Copehead » 02 Feb 2018, 23:15

A
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby The Modernist » 02 Feb 2018, 23:50

This is quite tough for me. I like both A's pop sensibiity and B's retro good times groove. I think I'm going to go for A for introducing me to that Japanese Breakfast thing, which I found very mesmerising..I'll be checking them out.
I'd be happy to support either list further down the road though, so sorry for the tough draw. :(

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby mission » 03 Feb 2018, 03:37

Is Don't Stop til Get Enough a japanglish cover version I was unaware of?

This one is tough. I think

B

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 03 Feb 2018, 04:21

B please.
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby Purgatory Brite » 03 Feb 2018, 10:22

A

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby toomanyhatz » 03 Feb 2018, 18:07

Another blend of obscure and obvious - seems to be a theme this year! - but A has a few things that are new to me that don't engage me. B is more obvious, more of a 'cup list,' but it also has a far higher batting average. Plus Tommy James (that track actually doesn't have the Shondells on it!) is far more unappreciated here than Roxy - and I think I like their respective tracks about equally (BCBlasphemy, I know).
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby toomanyhatz » 03 Feb 2018, 18:09

(Oh, and a friend of mine is in the Red Button, even if I'm not a big fan of the band. He's a good guy.)
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby C. » 03 Feb 2018, 18:18

A, but it's close
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby Count Machuki » 03 Feb 2018, 19:32

B
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby mantochanga » 03 Feb 2018, 21:30

B, for the Red Button!

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby Ranking Ted » 04 Feb 2018, 13:25

That White Mandingos track is a bit of a giveaway! Anyway, the rest of A is good, although Killing Of A Flashboy has been a well played card this last couple of years. B is less immediately familiar but is a good listen. It’s time, it’s B

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby Nick Danger » 04 Feb 2018, 14:12

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby pcqgod » 04 Feb 2018, 15:33

A lot of unfamiliar stuff on A that sounds good when I click on it, but I think B takes this one. Another close call.
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby PENK » 04 Feb 2018, 18:50

A is unashamed and honest and I like that even if I don't like all the songs there. So it comes down to whether B can be clearly better

I saw those four dudes standing there and was prepared for some horrible corny shit, but that Marty Stuart song is very nice, as are the Viceroys. Didn't care for Tommy James, though, and Willie Mitchell is another one picked for the sake of picking an old funk obscurity rather than the sake of picking something really good. I ended up cueing up the Red Button for decision time... and it's bog-standard retro powerpop.

A gets it.
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby harvey k-tel » 04 Feb 2018, 19:22

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby The Fish » 04 Feb 2018, 19:37

I'll take stuff I know and love over wilfully obscure but Frank SInatra and Michael Jackson ??? Elsewhere too much that rub's me up the wrong way. B by default.

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby T. Willy Rye » 05 Feb 2018, 01:20

B

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R1 M10

Postby fange » 05 Feb 2018, 02:29

Overall it's B, though A undeniably has its high points.


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