Leaving out Play To Win, what is your least favourite song on CtC?

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Dictator
2
7%
Dirty Punk
3
11%
We Are the Clash
2
7%
Are You Red...y
1
4%
Cool Under Heat
0
No votes
Movers and Shakers
0
No votes
This Is England
0
No votes
Three Card Trick
0
No votes
Fingerpoppin'
17
63%
North and South
1
4%
Life Is Wild
1
4%
 
Total votes: 27

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Gotta be Fingerpoppin' though Dictator is a strong contender.
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Yeah fingerbop. Says something that with all manner of turds to choose from, it's not even a close call.

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I voted for Fingerpoppin -- that, plus Play To Win, represent (for me) the biggest barrel scraping moments on CTC.

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With play to win in the mix, it would still be the finger song for me. Play to wins not even my second least favourite on the album.

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Fingerpoppin' has the least catchy chorus so it gets my vote.

In terms of the worst song as is on the album, Dictator is such an abomination. But at least the chorus is sorta catchy.
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"Fingerpoppin'," easily. "Dictator" is a hilarious mess, but it's kinda mesmerizing in its awful. "Fingerpoppin'" is just gross all around.

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Play to Win is sick. I'm a North and South hater though, so what do I know.

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Chairman Ralph wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 6:39pm
I voted for Fingerpoppin -- that, plus Play To Win, represent (for me) the biggest barrel scraping moments on CTC.
I think what music is in the song is actually very good. It's the long stretches of them talking in an arcade do it no favours. They couold have hung that chorus on a proper song.
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Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:26pm
Chairman Ralph wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 6:39pm
I voted for Fingerpoppin -- that, plus Play To Win, represent (for me) the biggest barrel scraping moments on CTC.
I think what music is in the song is actually very good. It's the long stretches of them talking in an arcade do it no favours. They couold have hung that chorus on a proper song.
“Very good”?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:32pm
Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:26pm
Chairman Ralph wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 6:39pm
I voted for Fingerpoppin -- that, plus Play To Win, represent (for me) the biggest barrel scraping moments on CTC.
I think what music is in the song is actually very good. It's the long stretches of them talking in an arcade do it no favours. They couold have hung that chorus on a proper song.
“Very good”?
Well that "I long for the prairie" chorus sounds decent enough to me. The breakdown bit is ok as well. It's certainly better than Junkie Slip.
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Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:54pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:32pm
Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:26pm
Chairman Ralph wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 6:39pm
I voted for Fingerpoppin -- that, plus Play To Win, represent (for me) the biggest barrel scraping moments on CTC.
I think what music is in the song is actually very good. It's the long stretches of them talking in an arcade do it no favours. They couold have hung that chorus on a proper song.
“Very good”?
Well that "I long for the prairie" chorus sounds decent enough to me. The breakdown bit is ok as well. It's certainly better than Junkie Slip.
i can accept tolerable or I've heard worse, but not very good.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 8:02pm
Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:54pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:32pm
Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:26pm
Chairman Ralph wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 6:39pm
I voted for Fingerpoppin -- that, plus Play To Win, represent (for me) the biggest barrel scraping moments on CTC.
I think what music is in the song is actually very good. It's the long stretches of them talking in an arcade do it no favours. They couold have hung that chorus on a proper song.
“Very good”?
Well that "I long for the prairie" chorus sounds decent enough to me. The breakdown bit is ok as well. It's certainly better than Junkie Slip.
i can accept tolerable or I've heard worse, but not very good.
It's more melodic than a lot of Sandinista and CR stuff to me, just executed in that horrible Cut the Crap way.
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Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 8:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 8:02pm
Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:54pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:32pm
Heston wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:26pm


I think what music is in the song is actually very good. It's the long stretches of them talking in an arcade do it no favours. They couold have hung that chorus on a proper song.
“Very good”?
Well that "I long for the prairie" chorus sounds decent enough to me. The breakdown bit is ok as well. It's certainly better than Junkie Slip.
i can accept tolerable or I've heard worse, but not very good.
It's more melodic than a lot of Sandinista and CR stuff to me, just executed in that horrible Cut the Crap way.
I shake my head at how badly people seek to find a good album in all that.
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I think what music is in the song is actually very good. It's the long stretches of them talking in an arcade do it no favours. They couold have hung that chorus on a proper song.
I thought that way, too, at the time: "This has a great chorus, looking for an equally great song to give it a good home." :mrgreen: So I guess that raises it a notch over Fingerpoppin', doesn't it? But not by much.

Interestingly, Kerrang's five-K review of CTC cited PTW as one of the highlights -- "a sly C&W dip that shows why they deserve their innovative reputation." Just goes to show, there's always somebody in every crowd who's ready to stick their neck out...

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Similar to Hoy's Dictator, the Flex version of Fingerpoppin' is the definitive version.
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