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did you really really really like every song in your list?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 11:11
by Bungo the Mungo
Hm?

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 11:31
by never/ever
Hell yeah!

But then every year I only have to come up with ten.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 14:42
by Snarfyguy
The entire point of the exercise, as far as I'm concerned, is to (attempt to) advance on your own terms.

So yes, of course.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 16:27
by kath
ya. really really really.

yer such a silly human.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 16:38
by Dr. Baron
I have never doubted this about the lists and can only credit such bizarre suspicion and paranoia to some some variety of psychological deficiency in those that do. I truly have no idea why this is so impossible to believe, and why people can't let go of the notion.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 17:01
by B
I know a guy who knows a guy that does bcb cup lists. I double check to make sure the links work but that's it

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 17:09
by Loki
Aye. Wirklich.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 17:15
by harvey k-tel
Of course! Except for that horrid Björk track.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 17:18
by Snarfyguy
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Of course! Except for that horrid Björk track.

I never really liked Flipper, I was just pretending!

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 19:13
by The Modernist
Dave 'Bacon' Sandwich wrote:Hm?


Yes.
I take it you don't?

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 19:27
by toomanyhatz
Hells to the yeah.

OK, one year I picked a PIxies track. It was a very BCB version of a populist move, but I was at least careful to pick my favorite Pixies track.

In general, I think people take this shit- pardon me, shite- WAY too seriously. For some it's an exercise in guessing what people will respond to. Some just go for what they like and hope for the best. Some go canon, some go obscure. C does what he does every year. Not to be a broken...errr...record, but- broad church, baby.

I tend to vote for the lists that combine little-known and greatness to the biggest degree. That is, not obscure for its own sake, but nothing too obvious however much you may like it. And that's what I try to do with my own list as well. Diversity helps as well, but I admire a good 'themed' list too and have voted for them.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 20:40
by Davey the Fat Boy
Just for fun - my thoughts on each track of this year's list...

Gabrielle - The Nips
Not a song that was on my radar until recently, but it seemed like the perfect mission statement for my BCB cup - a damn near perfect pop song delivered by a post-punk hero. I love it.

Gimme Some Truth - John Lennon
Presumably nobody questions that I actually love this. What a track!

I'm Not Gonna Give Up - Eddie Holman
This is one of the three picks I made just for myself. I don't understand how this isn't regarded as a classic. Everyone knows I'm a soul fan, and this track may be among my 10 favorite soul tracks of all time.

I Got it Made - Special Ed
I have a real soft spot for old school hip hop - especially guys like this who dropped one classic and then faded. I love how uncluttered the track is - I get a similar charge from it as I do from garage rock.

Up, Up and Away - The 5th Dimension
My childhood in one 3 minute dose. So evocative. Love the guitar fills too. I knew a few dummies would get the vapors over this selection, but I felt that my list needed something light and beautiful - so screw 'em!

Swing for the Crime - The Saints
Maybe my biggest concession to the BCB cognoscenti. Every year the challenge is finding songs that the dominant voting bloc likes that I also like. The first few years were easier as I ran off all if the obvious areas of agreement. Now I'm stretching. So when this one came up on a shuffle recently and I found myself digging the hell out of it, I mentally bookmarked it for the next cup.

Wild In the Streets - Garland Jeffreys
Another late discovery for me. Not mentioned a lot here, so I figured it was a card worth playing. Especially since I love the song.

Song for the Asking - Simon & Garfunkel
Just fantastic. Admit it.

The Girl Can't Dance - Bunker Hill w/Link Wray and the Raymen
This is just insanely great. Like finding a lost Little Richard barn burner.

Freedom for the Stallion - Lee Dorsey
Like the Eddie Holman - this one was for me. It's in the league of "A Change is Gonna Come" - but seemingly meant nothing to the BCB cup voters. I can't even fathom that.


Anyhow - I've copped to any calculation involved with the above choices but I think I can safely answer "yes" to the question in the thread's title.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 21:00
by Apollo's Frock
12-1 to the yes's.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 21:05
by Davey the Fat Boy
Copehead's the only person who has admitted to using songs he doesn't like Inman effort to win. Perhaps that vote is his?

Amazing how inept he was at gaming the system.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 21:17
by Bungo the Mungo
The G Experience! wrote:
Dave 'Bacon' Sandwich wrote:Hm?


Yes.
I take it you don't?


Well, there might be one or two that I only really like.

I think there's a fair-sized minority who don't like a few of their choices very much. But - of course - we'll never really know for sure.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 22:13
by Ray K.
Without question… here some of my thoughts on a rather tasty list…

01: Sophisticated Boom Boom - The Shangri-Las
I came to this song via the Knoxville Girls version (Kid Congo and company). Loved that and this one is not without its charm. I struggled with which one to include but opted for the female voice.

02: Freak Scene – Dinosaur Jr.
Christ it was 1988, just started college… this was, is and will remain a favorite.

03: What’d I Say (part 1 and 2) – Ray Charles
Come on… who doesn’t love this.

04: Word Up – Cameo
An admitted attempt to get an 80s pop track on here… but what a tasty track. A staple at the high school dance

05: Shake, Rattle & Roll – Big Joe Turner
Again… maybe too damn classic or colored for you folks.

06: Rollergirl – Anna Karina
Sexy, sexy, sexy… how can you not love it?

07: Warm Leatherette – The Normal
OK… a poor pick I guess… though this year I figured I’d try to slide this in on the original ten instead of one of the next group of 5… which would inevitably fall to some Zeppelin dirge. I eat this shit up.

08: No. 13 Baby – The Pixies
A great track off a great album that I’ve loved since release.

09: Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros
Almost didn’t include this because it is a favorite of my ex. Still it’s quite wonderful and always reminds me of one of my favorite HBO shows.

10: Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Please… the woman done left…

11: Love Comes in Spurts – Richard Hell & the Voidoids
Another one of my favorites… that’s some clever word play.

12: Blues is a Woman – Lou Rawls
I’ve wanted to use this the last two years but there wasn’t a youtube clip (or I couldn’t find one). I was thrilled when I saw this on youtube when I was searching for potential tunes. Love it as well.

13: O, Mary Don’t You Weep – Bruce Springsteen & the Seeger Sessions Band
I never had time for Springsteen until this record. This tune is dripping with joy.

14: I Wonder – Sixto Rodrigeuz
OK… I’m on the movie bandwagon. Shoot me… I quite like the entire first record.. second one not so much. This is a tasty slab of plastic.

15: Peter Gunn – Sarah Vaughan (Max Sedgley Remix)
I like the Verve remixes quite a bit as a whole. I’ve run more miles to this song than I can probably count.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 02:51
by pcqgod
Absolutely.

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 04:27
by mentalist (slight return)
yeah but no but yeah

Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Dionne Warwick I respect it more than love it, was just after a credibility start.

I'll Be Around - The Spinners Yes! What's not to like?

Peg - Steely Dan This is (as those across the pond say) a jam, I prefer it as an instrumental though, the lyric is a bit bizarre.

Heart Of Gold - Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band Absolutely, this is boss.

Save It For Later - The Beat It's a party tune, no huge love, but it was bookmarked in my head the week I was making the list.

Paralyzed - Elvis Presley This would be in my King pantheon, top 10 or so of his.

Holiday - Vampire Weekend Ehh well ... it just popped up on the radio or something the week I was making the list.

Now That I Know - Devendra Banhart Love it.

House Carpenter - The Pentangle Yes, especially the live youtube version I posted.

Telephone & Rubber Band - Penguin Cafe Orchestra I like PCO, not sure I like this track nearly as much as others of theirs. Sometimes one feels determined to shoe-horn an artist in the some way or another. If it weren't this it would have been David Murray's Fast Life.


Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 04:34
by kath
oh heyyy. i can play that game, too.

my lil autobiography in track form + annotation:

Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs - Little Red Riding Hood ... fucque off, people
Ann Peebles - Come To Mama ... fucque off, people
World Party - Ship of Fools ... fucque off, people
Rod Stewart - Handbags and Gladrags ... fucque off, people
Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams ... fucque off, people
The Bangles - In Your Room ... fucque off, people
The Beach Boys - Feel Flows ... fucque off, people
Jimi Hendrix - In From the Storm ... fucque OFF, people
Dr. John - Locked Down ... fucque off, people
Louis Armstrong - La Vie En Rose ... fucque off, people
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love ... fucque off, snarf
Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes ... fucque off, people
The Church - Tristesse ... fucque off, people
Porcupine Tree - Lazarus ... fucque off, people
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed ... fucque right the hell off and die, people

Re: did you really really really like every song in your lis

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 06:11
by mission
I committed cupicide in a tied-match play-off with the following tunes:

Died Pretty – Mirror Blues link

Plush – Found A Little Baby link

Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way link

The Waxwings – Keeping the Sparks link

23 Skidoo - Coup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQADXqHKmEQ

I knew that pretty much all of these numbers would be met like a dryhumping dog by most of the folk here. Did I care? Nuh. Wanna know why? Because I really really really like every single one of these songs.

I like Mirror Blues because I saw Died Pretty and you didn't so I am better than you.
I like that Plush tune because I like home-made attempts at outsized beauty.
I like Love My Way because it's the sort of genuine pop hit which is so good and so surprising it cripples a band and they have to go off to JohnHughes Land to recover and, of course, never do.
I like Keeping the Sparks because crafting a memorable, slickly-performed, "classic" pop song that has integrity, individuality and is hummable - past the year 2000 - is fucking hard and these guys just aced it. Love the kick drum sound.
I like Coup because it is the exception to the rule about slap bass and tightly-cranked snare drums. It's lively and it makes me want to hit things. With a stick.

These are not the songs I wish to define myself by. These are not the best songs in the world. These are just tunes that I really really really like.

I figured that was the point.