A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:15pm
Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 12:17pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 11:37am
Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 11:00am
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 10:24am
Josh - Cordula Grün: I dont enjoy this but I see why it was a hit (a lot of people like crap). 0/10. I went back and checked, very interesting that this was Heston's favorite of the bunch
I tried a bit of a something-for-everybody strategy this time which worked quite well.
Pandering to the masses, you're better than that Olaf.
Guess what, I included one for you too. ;) And I'm aware it's a bit cheesy but I genuinely love the song.
You know Im just joshing.
Corse you are. :mrgreen:
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revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 10:24am
Seeed - Wonderful Life: Not familiar with the original.
Really? Wasn't a hit in the US then? Over here it was pretty impossible to avoid.
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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:31pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 10:24am
Seeed - Wonderful Life: Not familiar with the original.
Really? Wasn't a hit in the US then? Over here it was pretty impossible to avoid.
I make an effort to avoid radio stations, situations (and to a lesser extent people) who are likely to listen to top 40 type music.

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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:58pm
Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:31pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 10:24am
Seeed - Wonderful Life: Not familiar with the original.
Really? Wasn't a hit in the US then? Over here it was pretty impossible to avoid.
I make an effort to avoid radio stations, situations (and to a lesser extent people) who are likely to listen to top 40 type music.
I'm flattered I'm one of the "lesser extents." ;)
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: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Heston wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:24pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:58pm
Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:31pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 10:24am
Seeed - Wonderful Life: Not familiar with the original.
Really? Wasn't a hit in the US then? Over here it was pretty impossible to avoid.
I make an effort to avoid radio stations, situations (and to a lesser extent people) who are likely to listen to top 40 type music.
I'm flattered I'm one of the "lesser extents." ;)
Oh yeah while the top 40 isn't really my kinda place these days. I would never close my ears to it.
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Marky Dread wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:49pm
Heston wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:24pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:58pm
Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:31pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 10:24am
Seeed - Wonderful Life: Not familiar with the original.
Really? Wasn't a hit in the US then? Over here it was pretty impossible to avoid.
I make an effort to avoid radio stations, situations (and to a lesser extent people) who are likely to listen to top 40 type music.
I'm flattered I'm one of the "lesser extents." ;)
Oh yeah while the top 40 isn't really my kinda place these days. I would never close my ears to it.
I bet Rev would have liked a lot of the UK top 40 between 1978 and 1982.
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: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Heston wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:54pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:49pm
Heston wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:24pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:58pm
Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:31pm


Really? Wasn't a hit in the US then? Over here it was pretty impossible to avoid.
I make an effort to avoid radio stations, situations (and to a lesser extent people) who are likely to listen to top 40 type music.
I'm flattered I'm one of the "lesser extents." ;)
Oh yeah while the top 40 isn't really my kinda place these days. I would never close my ears to it.
I bet Rev would have liked a lot of the UK top 40 between 1978 and 1982.
Well when you consider it contained bands like The Specials, The Clash, The Jam, The Ruts and The Redskins all making the top 40 he would've been hard pushed to ignore it.
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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Heston wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:54pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:49pm
Heston wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 3:24pm
revbob wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:58pm
Olaf wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 1:31pm


Really? Wasn't a hit in the US then? Over here it was pretty impossible to avoid.
I make an effort to avoid radio stations, situations (and to a lesser extent people) who are likely to listen to top 40 type music.
I'm flattered I'm one of the "lesser extents." ;)
Oh yeah while the top 40 isn't really my kinda place these days. I would never close my ears to it.
I bet Rev would have liked a lot of the UK top 40 between 1978 and 1982.
Quite possibly. Again radio here and there are two different animals.

People will often refer to a song that was popular in 19xx or 20xx and say you must have heard it, it was all over the radio. Upon reviewing these songs Ive never felt as if I cheated myself out of something. I just never saw the point in listening to that kind of radio over here Ive always lived in places with a strong (except those 6 months in Phoenix) alternative radio footprint where Ive discovered enormous amounts of music that I love. Again I liken top 40 radio here to McDonalds. Are there a few things on the McDonalds menu that dont turn my stomach yeah probably but Im confident Im not missing out on anything by not finding out.

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Okee doke, revbob stepped up, so we'll get this moving again. Next Monday it's Tom again.

Cha Cha Cohen, “A=A”
The rhythm section from The Wedding Present with a singer who's the female version of Mark E. Smith. The album this is from, All Artists Are Criminals, is one of those "best albums you've never heard." The music is very cinematic, dark, compelling as hell.


Cinerama, “Dance Girl Dance”
Speaking of cinematic and the Wedding Present, here's something from David Gedge's next band after pausing TWP. It exudes 1960s smooth and groovy cinematic pop. Gedge sounds like he's wearing a slim Italian suit, slick-backed hair, French cigarette dangling from his fingers. It swings, baby.


Momus, “Ten Foot Hut”
From last year's Vivid, an album about life during the pandemic. I've found his work really inconsistent since the 1990s, but I like this song, typically dry and minimal, about hope for some kind of better normal.


Fritz, “Jan. 1”
Just discovered her a few weeks ago. She's an Australian teenager who writes angsty teenage songs. We've all been that age. I like this for punk pop music married to a dream pop distant and slow vocal.


Norman Westberg, “The Olive Rolls Away From the Tree”

Aaaand something to please very few people, I imagine. Westberg is best known as a near-constant member of Swans, but for the last decade or so he's pursued solo work as an abstract ambient artist more in the Eno vein. So that might kill it for some right there. But this sounds like hope to me, of sun parting dark clouds and spring succeeding a mean winter. It's the sound of reassurance that it'll be okay. Just sit back and let it wash over you.
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Wait Doc is doing a submittal ? Is this the first time?

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revbob wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 4:30pm
Wait Doc is doing a submittal ? Is this the first time?
Second time. Predictions that I'd kill this the first time proved false, so I'm trying again.
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Hello,

Cha Cha Cohen - great dark rhythm - 9/10

Cinerama - okay-ish mope rock but catchy; I think the singer is posing as mopey but he thinks he's arty - 7/10

Momus - novelty arty techno; okay stuff bordering on pretentious - 7.5/10

Fritz - too dreamy and sad (anger is an energy); mopey as well - 5/10

Norman Westerberg - I'm still waiting for this one to start; I'm not inclined to have something wash over me - I'm more of a quick shower person - 3/10

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 4:33pm
revbob wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 4:30pm
Wait Doc is doing a submittal ? Is this the first time?
Second time. Predictions that I'd kill this the first time proved false, so I'm trying again.
Damn is that where I went off the rails :shifty:

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revbob wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 5:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 4:33pm
revbob wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 4:30pm
Wait Doc is doing a submittal ? Is this the first time?
Second time. Predictions that I'd kill this the first time proved false, so I'm trying again.
Damn is that where I went off the rails :shifty:
I thought you'd listened to my crap in Round 1 and I was right: https://clashcity.com/boards/viewtopic. ... 45#p598145

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Re: A Bunch of Fives (New Challenge Thread)

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 8:31pm
revbob wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 5:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 4:33pm
revbob wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 4:30pm
Wait Doc is doing a submittal ? Is this the first time?
Second time. Predictions that I'd kill this the first time proved false, so I'm trying again.
Damn is that where I went off the rails :shifty:
I thought you'd listened to my crap in Round 1 and I was right: https://clashcity.com/boards/viewtopic. ... 45#p598145

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