PC21 Last Round Match 3 *toomanyhatz 8- Lord Rother 9*

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PC21 Last Round Match 3 *toomanyhatz 8- Lord Rother 9*

Postby never/ever » 25 Apr 2021, 11:12

A

Rick Wakeman - Anne of Cleves





B

The Besnard Lakes - Albatross

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby C » 25 Apr 2021, 18:38

Poor old Rick didn't do too well in an earlier round I recall.

Of course, this is another corker from a seminally robust album

The Besnard Lakes, I have never heard of but it instantly reminds me of My Bloody Valentine around the Isn't Anything era. I wouldn't be surprised if that wasn't Bilinda Butcher...!

It's very pleasant and I like it but the words 'derivative - not 'arf!' come to mind

Yes I did enjoy it very much and I am tempted...

Oh, what the hell, I love MBV so what's not to like about a copycat:

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Neil Jung » 25 Apr 2021, 20:34

A *yawns*
B Love the Besnard Lakes.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Neil Jung » 25 Apr 2021, 20:35

Neil Jung wrote:A *yawns*
B Love the Besnard Lakes. Hoping to see them in Guildford later this year.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby kath » 26 Apr 2021, 01:09

anuther great match.

okay, i love the jam of rickness.

but i hafta admit... i have never heard the band in B, but i got this strange, moved feeling, kinda the way i did the first time i heard the cocteaus. dunno why. don't care why. they must be rewarded. loved it.


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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby trans-chigley express » 26 Apr 2021, 14:50

Great jam from Wakeman, love that whole album

The Besnard Lakes (which I keep misreading as the Barenaked Ladies) is totally new and I really enjoyed the harmonies on this one. A very strong song.

With apologies to Rick I'll go for B here.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby toomanyhatz » 26 Apr 2021, 20:19

I've already mentioned my sentimental love for the album A is from. It's possible to beat, but it would take some doing. And B, which does sound a bit like the Cocteau Twins (and constitutes yet more new stuff that's more admirable than likeable), ain't it.
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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby John aka Josh » 27 Apr 2021, 00:01

The corker from Wakeman takes it.




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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby pcqgod » 27 Apr 2021, 02:41

I'm going to play Prog Police here again and disqualify B because it's just straight alternative pop. So I guess Wakeman gets my vote this time although I didn't enjoy this piece nearly as much as the one in the earlier round.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Purgatory Brite » 27 Apr 2021, 08:13

Uncle Rick vs landfill indie?

In fairness, I did like the female vocals and the post-rock style ending with horns.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Jumper K » 27 Apr 2021, 13:50

Shame on me. I'm giving Rick the sympathy vote. This piece, like every other Wakeman music has far too many notes in it. It is however, a lot more memorable than the Lakes.
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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 27 Apr 2021, 13:51

trans-chigley express wrote:I keep misreading as the Barenaked Ladies


That's what i read it as at first too. It's a good track although the MBV comparisons are valid. It's the more interesting pick to me as i'm so familiar with the Wakeman album.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby fange » 30 Apr 2021, 03:50

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Lord Rother » 30 Apr 2021, 14:48

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Postby never/ever » 30 Apr 2021, 22:23

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby LMG » 01 May 2021, 10:06

Rick wins my vote this time, with his sad puppy eyes reminding me he had a heart attack producing this sort of thing in the 70s.
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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Mike Boom » 01 May 2021, 15:15

B

As much as I love Rick , I’m also a big Besnard Lakes fan and this is an ace track, great stuff.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Neige » 02 May 2021, 11:08

Easy.

I actively dislike B, ewwww.

and A I've always liked.
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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby Hightea » 03 May 2021, 15:18

A_ old and stale Rick although love it.

B- new and interesting. Saw Besnard back around the time of this album. I've got the first three album and like their mix of various 80's and 90's influences.

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Re: PC21 Last Round Match 3

Postby never/ever » 06 May 2021, 00:24

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