ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

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Vote for the song you like LEAST

Poll ended at 12 Jul 2019, 10:28am

Keys To Your Heart (Chiswick Single Version)
2
9%
Trash City
1
5%
Island Hopping
6
27%
It's a Rockin' World
6
27%
Yalla Yalla
1
5%
Bhindee Bhagee
2
9%
Get Down Moses
0
No votes
Minstrel Boy (Vocal Version)
4
18%
 
Total votes: 22

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ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Flex » 11 Jul 2019, 10:28am

This is folks. After two weeks of laughter, tears, and being slighted that your personal fave isn't as universally fave as you thought, we're down to the Final Elite. But like the Highlander, there can Be Only One. So prepare to get saucy and start making the cases for which song deserves to stay - and which ones deserve the bounce.

Here they are again, in all their glory:

The Final Elite
Elgin Avenue Breakdown Revisited: Keys To Your Heart (Chiswick Single Version)
Permanent Record: Trash City
Earthquake Weather: Island Hopping
Wilderness Years Non-Album Tracks: It's a Rockin' World
Rock Art & the X-Ray Style: Yalla Yalla
Global A Go-Go: Bhindee Bhagee
Streetcore: Get Down Moses
Meskie Non-Album Tracks: Minstrel Boy (Vocal Version)
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

Sous les pavés, la plage.

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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Flex » 11 Jul 2019, 10:45am

I haven't made any decisions yet, but my sense is that with one possible exception we're really going to be deciding the order all the non-Meskies tracks go out first.
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2019, 10:46am

Almost on principle I had to go with the EW representative.
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by matedog » 11 Jul 2019, 10:53am

All of these songs are great...except one (hint: the one where Joe brags about his band and his neighborhood).
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Wolter » 11 Jul 2019, 11:55am

Get out of here Rockin’ World. The adults are talking.
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Flex » 11 Jul 2019, 12:52pm

I never thought I'd do this when the polling started, but I'm voting off Island Hopping. Love the song to pieces, but when listening to the other tunes in this final list, the production really does this song in - even relative to the still somewhat muddyish sound of Trash City. All of these remaining songs are great, but this is a fairly glaring deficiency.
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2019, 1:13pm

Flex wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 12:52pm
I never thought I'd do this when the polling started, but I'm voting off Island Hopping. Love the song to pieces, but when listening to the other tunes in this final list, the production really does this song in - even relative to the still somewhat muddyish sound of Trash City. All of these remaining songs are great, but this is a fairly glaring deficiency.
Maybe I'm being really dogmatic about this, but EW just has the CtC odour to it, and the idea of anything from it surpassing the cream of other post-Clash Joe records rubs me the wrong way. IH isn't offensively bad, but its standing just seems like being the tallest dwarf of is album. If a person were to assemble a dozen songs for the uninitiated, without care about representation from each album and all that, it'd be an uphill argument, I think, to include IH. The other choices that we have left all merit consideration.
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Post by Marky Dread » 11 Jul 2019, 1:20pm

Wolter wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 11:55am
Get out of here Rockin’ World. The adults are talking.
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Olaf » 11 Jul 2019, 2:24pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 1:13pm
IH isn't offensively bad, but its standing just seems like being the tallest dwarf of is album.
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2019, 2:39pm

Olaf wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 2:24pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 1:13pm
IH isn't offensively bad, but its standing just seems like being the tallest dwarf of is album.
But with Popeye's arms!
How did that joke go? It's been such a long time since anyone here invoked Popeye's arms that I can't remember what it all meant.
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Heston » 11 Jul 2019, 3:25pm

Could have went with 3 of those but opted for Minstrel Boy. I don't know if it's down to the voting system but that isn't the greatest set of songs when you seem them all there. The BAD final was a much better line up. :shifty:
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2019, 3:35pm

Heston wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 3:25pm
Could have went with 3 of those but opted for Minstrel Boy. I don't know if it's down to the voting system but that isn't the greatest set of songs when you seem them all there. The BAD final was a much better line up. :shifty:
IH and MB are the only ones that stick out to me as not really worth serious consideration. All told, I think the group did a solid job in confirming the cream.
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by BitterTom » 11 Jul 2019, 4:27pm

Heston wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 3:25pm
Could have went with 3 of those but opted for Minstrel Boy. I don't know if it's down to the voting system but that isn't the greatest set of songs when you seem them all there. The BAD final was a much better line up. :shifty:
Are we in the minority to prefer B.A.D to Meskies/Post Clash Joe?

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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Kory » 11 Jul 2019, 4:30pm

Trying to get rid of Keys. The song is just so corny.
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Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Re: ROUND 15 - THE FINALS - I

Post by Heston » 11 Jul 2019, 4:32pm

BitterTom wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 4:27pm
Heston wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 3:25pm
Could have went with 3 of those but opted for Minstrel Boy. I don't know if it's down to the voting system but that isn't the greatest set of songs when you seem them all there. The BAD final was a much better line up. :shifty:
Are we in the minority to prefer B.A.D to Meskies/Post Clash Joe?
Probably but I don't think it'll be a small minority.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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