BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7 Uptown bottom ranking

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BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7 Uptown bottom ranking

Postby The Modernist » 13 Feb 2018, 21:01

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A

Baltimore, Nina Simone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0HmdB7OZnw
Henry McCullough, David Holmes & BP Fallon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4pYHQyO1Yk
Soul Makossa, Manu Dibango - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF92yOsv3Y8
Walking With A Ghost, Tegan & Sara - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6QvpO4ttqY
I Wish It Would Rain, The Temptations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-es4Q8AJaU
Earth Intruders, Bjork - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-V_CtrVj5U
Play For Today, The Cure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmbOLTWggXI
It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City, Bruce Springsteen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9aklSlMthc
Look Around The Corner, Quantic & Alice Russell with Combo Barbaro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4yJp4CLRL4
What's My Scene, Hoodoo Gurus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzFKYHvkhVQ
Javelin Unlanding, Bill Callahan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYwWg4tiOCc

B

Tim Buckley - Buzzin' Fly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLfho6ecv_M
Don and Dewey - Justine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdDZL2D7kdM
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Zig Zag Wanderer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZWdGOwLFI
Willie Wright - Nantucket Island - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV9caj9tmJI
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt II - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoYZf-lBF_U
Sparks - Something for the Girl with Everything - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F46B4d1j28c
Supreme Jubilees - It'll All Be Over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVlJCE2q4VU
Fleetwood Mac - Over and Over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNNrxQDFip0
Clio - Faces - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InH-iidhabY
Jay Dee - You're Gonna Learn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUI8jbQEgI4
Donnie and Joe Emerson - Baby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02cBehamyo0

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2018, 21:55

B

Although I like the Hoodoo Gurus choice for A
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby Purgatory Brite » 13 Feb 2018, 23:29

Difficult to choose between the two lists, but B
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby mission » 14 Feb 2018, 00:29

I thought about using Baby as well. Nice.

That hoodoo gurus is mission poison.

B
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Postby Loki » 14 Feb 2018, 12:59

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Postby Count Machuki » 14 Feb 2018, 14:59

B
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Postby Jeemo » 14 Feb 2018, 18:59

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Postby C » 14 Feb 2018, 19:18

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby PENK » 14 Feb 2018, 20:14

I can't really think of much to say about A. It isn't really unpleasant, it just doesn't really have anything worth commenting on.

B has gone from tasteful BCBness to chuck-in-whatever-comes-to-mind mode, but most of it works. The Emerson brothers beat the Alessis in the soft-rock stakes.
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Postby Goat Boy » 14 Feb 2018, 20:58

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby Ranking Ted » 14 Feb 2018, 21:23

Decent match, going for A.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Feb 2018, 22:51

Again both a little inconsistent, but B has a better new three and doesn't have Bjork.
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby T. Willy Rye » 15 Feb 2018, 02:11

B has just enough to overcome the Fleetwood Mac misstep.

With apologies to A.

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby The Write Profile » 15 Feb 2018, 06:30

B is kinda nuts. I like the fact I don't know where it is going next.
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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby The Modernist » 15 Feb 2018, 09:11

Both enjoyable, if slightly scattershot lists. Of the original ten, B has a slight edge though not enough that A can't come back with its new three.
Of A's three then, I enjoyed the Quantik track, it may be a bit coffee table soul for some, but I tend to like this kind of stuff. The Callahan track had an intriguing moody atmosphere as his material so often does. It's probably a bit too subtle to wow on the first few listens, but there's definitely something there and its a decent pick. The perky power pop of Hoodoo Gurus is just a bit ordinary for me I'm afraid.
B pushes the boat out with their next three, you can end up with a bit of a dog's dinner, sometimes, with this approach, but actually they've been carefully selected and they work. Clio are a brave pick for the cup. It was okay but I wasn't wowed by it. Really like the Jay Dee, a great sounding record. Donnie and Joe Emerson is 70s soft rock, but far more interesting than that sounds. Quite hypnotic and a real find I think. Nice one.

B has more pizzazz for me here, but well done to both.

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby The Red Heifer » 15 Feb 2018, 09:37

What's the opposite of "mission poison"? Because that is what that Hoodoo Gurus track is for me. A tremendous track from a tremendous band.

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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby The Modernist » 15 Feb 2018, 09:45

The Donnie and Joe Emerson story is a fascinating tale, and rather touching too,
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/28/donnie-joe-emerson-dreamin-wild

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Feb 2018, 10:16

It's difficult to say anything about either of these, in the same way you never hear anyone getting really passionate about porridge.

That Bill Callahan song is surprisingly nice though. So A
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Postby fange » 15 Feb 2018, 11:38

Ah crap, tough choice here. I want to reward A for that top Gurus track, and i want to reward B for the fab 'Justine', which i also picked this year too and i'm glad there is another fan of great rock & roll. Overall, i think i like A slightly more. Sorry B.


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Re: BCB Cup 2018 R2 M7

Postby echolalia » 16 Feb 2018, 00:22

A – the Henry McCullough is good. But in general A isn’t all that inspiring. The new 3 doesn’t help. Nice to see Alice Russell though.

B – is a great list.

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