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Post by Safetycat » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:01 am

218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat - 7
Looking back, this did make my top 100 in the 1981 poll. A weakness of how I make my lists for those is that I put in everything, so a lot can be forgotten, like this track. I might rank it lower now. It's got a lot I like, but it is indeed too long and slow.
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I was never very big on the Kinks artsy stuff. I always like the more blues influenced stuff the best.
Hard agree. I haven't been able to get into any of their softer stuff at all, no idea why. This is better than the other two Kinks in the game so far though, kind of reminds me of the Eagles in parts.

219. The Kinks - Misfits - 6
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:09 am

220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down
Year: 2002
Album: More Than You Think You Are
Biggest Fan: Henry (#396)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:01 am

Zombeels wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:46 pm
209. Frédéric Chopin - Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Valse du petit chien [also known as Minute Waltz] - As I said before, if a specific version isn't named, it gets a 1
I for my part feel uncomfortable in counting a vote that isn't for the song, but for the nomination method. Can't you just not vote in such a case?

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220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down - 7
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Post by PlasticRam » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:05 pm

Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down: 6.5
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Post by Hymie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:41 pm

Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down
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Post by Rob » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:27 pm

Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down: 7

There are a lot of these songs around, especially from that time period. Ballads where the singer basically tries to comfort someone with a song that is both quiet yet has some musical power behind it. Although this is not a particularly unique effort I do think it is above average, because everyone basically delivers beyond the basic requirements. The singer manages to sound sincere in a way that is not grating (and therefor actually sincere) and the band plays some tight music that is moving and uplifting without ever drifting into schmaltz. I've heard too much of this stuff that is just unbearably cloying, so I have to applaud this group on a job well done.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:41 pm

The Kinks - Misfits - 3

I am not a huge Kinks fan after the 60s as I feel they became one of the most bland and accessible bands of the 70s and 80s that was able to appeal to aging 60s listeners. In a way they grew older and settled down along with the fans from the 60s. This song isn't interesting and is very generic. It is nothing compared to their 60s material in my opinion.

Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down - 6

I might be a sucker for 90s - early 2000s music but this one is like an average song from that era. Considering to me a 6 is just above average, I like the song but it isn't that special. It reminds me of the Collective Soul one earlier but that one is great.

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1. Green Day - In The End [9]
2. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
3. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
4. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
5. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
6. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
7. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
8. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
9. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
10. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
11. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
12. The Jam - English Rose [5]
13. The National - Ada [4]
14. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
15. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
16. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
17. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
18. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:09 am

220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down - 7
This band holding up for me as an adult is one of the bigger surprises of listening back to stuff that was big when I was growing up. Probably one of the first music videos I remember watching is Unwell from the same album.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:44 am

This song is on Spotify, but unplayable, at least here. So there is a YouTube link as well.

221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo
Year: 1978
Album: Nina Hagen Band
Biggest Fan: antonius (#920)
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:40 am

221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo - 7
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Post by Wezzo » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:21 am

217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate - 7
218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat - 5.5
219. The Kinks - Misfits - 7
220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down - 6
221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo - 5.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by spiritualized » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:22 pm

209. Frédéric Chopin - Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Valse du petit chien [also known as Minute Waltz] - 7
210. The Jam – English Rose - 7
211. Phaeleh - Mantra - 7
212. Faada Freddy – Borom Bi - 6
213. Orelsan – Suicide Social - 6
214. Collective Soul – No More No Less - 5
215. Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings - 7
216. Green Day – In the End - 9
217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate - 9
218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat - 4
219. The Kinks - Misfits - 6
220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down - 5
221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo - 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by antonius » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:46 pm

Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo - 8

She was quite a character in those days (1978) , emigrating from East Germany, singing with that opera voice about the sleaziness of Bahnhof Zoo, feminism, tv addiction, consumerism, religion,...but in a lighthearted way.
This track is a little long, but very funny if you understand German.

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Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Henry » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:43 pm

220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down - 8

I enjoy the vocals of Rob Thomas as much as any artist over the past ten-twenty years. So, I rate many Matchbox Twenty songs among my faves.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:08 pm

Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo: 7
Just love the vocals on this one. She simply lets go.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:17 pm


1 | Madness | The Liberty of Norton Folgate | 9
2 | The Kinks | Misfits | 7
3 | Nina Hagen Band | Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo | 6
4 | Taana Gardner | Heartbeat | 6
5 | Passion Pit | Moth's Wings | 6
6 | Green Day | In the End | 6
7 | Collective Soul | No More No Less | 5
8 | Matchbox Twenty | Hand Me Down | 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:43 pm

Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo - 4

I don't know whats going on here. I can't tell if she wants to be punk, disco, or more classic rock. Either way, I don't mind Nina Hagen but don't feel like this song is that focused or pieced together very well. I didn't really like it but it was listenable.

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1. Green Day - In The End [9]
2. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
3. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
4. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
5. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
6. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
7. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
8. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
9. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
10. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
11. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
12. The Jam - English Rose [5]
13. Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo [4]
14. The National - Ada [4]
15. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
16. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
17. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
18. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
19. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:30 am

211. Phaeleh - Mantra 7.5
212. Faada Freddy – Borom Bi 5
213. Orelsan – Suicide Social 6
214. Collective Soul – No More No Less 5
215. Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings 7.25
216. Green Day – In the End 6
217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate 7.5
218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat 5
219. The Kinks - Misfits 7.25
220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down 3
221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo 6.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:34 am

221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo - 6
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:22 am

The second appearance of Minnie Riperton, but this time as part of a band. It is bubbling on AM:

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Year: 1971
Album: Hey, Love
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:29 am

Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo: 6
Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun: 6.5
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:16 pm

222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun[/b]
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:54 pm

Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun: 8

This song is so incredibly 1960's that Quentin Tarantino is probably dying of shame because he forgot to include it on the soundtrack of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Despite being very much of it's time it stands out due to it's layered soundscape and deep atmosphere. Very good.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by BobPatience » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:29 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun: 8

This song is so incredibly 1960's that Quentin Tarantino is probably dying of shame because he forgot to include it on the soundtrack of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
It does make sense though, since it was released in 1971.


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Post by mileswide » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:10 pm

Matchbox Twenty- Hand Me Down 3 I didn't like it on its own merits while listening. That was before it dawned on me how desperate it seems for some crossover country coin at the same time as it follows the angsty top-40 rock ballad mould of the era set by Lifehouse and The Calling. While I like a genre fusion as much as anyone, this just feels cynical.

Nina Hagen Band- Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo 7 Hagen, on the other hand, seems to march to her own off-kilter beat and that fact plays a large part in her score in contrast to M20's. I particularly liked the disco bits of the song. Despite knowing some German, I wasn't aware of the context of the song; even after finding out the background (Berlin's Zoo train station was known to be seedy at the time apparently), I still found it amusingly bizarre than outright funny.

Rotary Connection- I am the Blackgold of the Sun 9 I'm stunned this didn't get another vote, it's a psychedelic soul classic! Simultaneously rousing and chilled out.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:37 pm

222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun - 4
Just not into it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Post by Edre Peraza » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:11 am

Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

This is one of the strangest ones I have heard yet. It is average for me. It sounds like a standard of the time that probably was much more impressive at the time of it's release but has since become generic sounding as time went on. Im feeling a solid 5.

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1. Green Day - In The End [9]
2. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
3. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
4. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
5. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
6. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
7. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
8. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
9. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
10. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
11. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
12. The Jam - English Rose [5]
13. Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun [5]
14. Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo [4]
15. The National - Ada [4]
16. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
17. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
18. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
19. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
20. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:44 am

Relatively soon after the first classical piece we now get the second. As last time I don’t know which performance is preferred by the original nominator. Also, there is no album or single information:

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Romain » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:59 am

A Madness Nina week.

215. Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings Not very original but a good solid song. 6.5/10

216. Green Day – In the End  3/10

217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate  This band is incredible... and this song too. 8/10

218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat  Finally a good disco funk, it's been a long time. And I like a lot the voice. 7/10

219. The Kinks - Misfits I usually like Kinks, but then... nope! 4/10

220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down I didn't know this band... and it didn't make me want to go any further, unfortunately. 4/10

221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo A discovery. And a hell of a discovery. The end of the song is Dantean. 8/10

222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun It's my kind of dope. 7/10

223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 Don't vote.

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Post by Safetycat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:26 am

223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 - 7
I feel like this was featured in Looney Tunes or Tom and Jerry at some point. It has a nostalgic feeling to it, and I quite like it now too.

For me, I'm happy to vote for classical, since I don't think I'd be able to notice any difference between two performances that would change the ranking that much.
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223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
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Post by Dexter » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:35 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:44 am
Relatively soon after the first classical piece we now get the second. As last time I don’t know which performance is preferred by the original nominator. Also, there is no album or single information:

223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
Year: 1858
Biggest Fan: Dexter (#945)

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Woah, twice in one month after nada since inception.
Bratislava CSR Symphony Orchestra (aka Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra) version, conducted by Ondrej Lenard, duration 2:48.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:43 pm

Dexter wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:35 pm
Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:44 am
Relatively soon after the first classical piece we now get the second. As last time I don’t know which performance is preferred by the original nominator. Also, there is no album or single information:

223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
Year: 1858
Biggest Fan: Dexter (#945)

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Woah, twice in one month after nada since inception.
Bratislava CSR Symphony Orchestra (aka Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra) version, conducted by Ondrej Lenard, duration 2:48.
Thanks, I added that version to the playlist. In this case - and with an eye to SafetyCat's comment - I feel that the difference in version is very clear. The earlier one from The Berlin musicians felt much heavier. It's obviously a light piece at heart and you get that from both version, but this Bratislava one really feels like it's flying away on a spring breeze. Very nice! I tend to prefer my classical music more moody, but somehow Strauss tends to push the right buttons for me to also work in the opposite way.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by DaveC » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:58 pm

216. Green Day – In the End: 5

217. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate: 5

218. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat: 8
Who would want to cut that groove short? Not me.

219. The Kinks - Misfits: 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Safetycat » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:18 am

Just in case, to make it clear, my comment was about my own classical ear rather than a generalisation.

Listening to this version, it's clear there are some differences from the one I listened to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C54NdnmtNFI, which has a faster pace). I definitely think that if a specific performance can be attributed then all the better, but in this case, my score is not changed.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:58 am

224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse)
Year: 1989
Album: Aster
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Wezzo » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:27 am

222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun - 6
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 - 5
224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse) - 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:51 pm

224. አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse)
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Post by Rob » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:25 pm

አስቴር አወቀ [Aster Aweke] – Sebebu (My Excuse): 8
A superb mix between African music with western pop influences. Very catchy, but it also feels exotic in a good way.

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220. Matchbox Twenty – Hand Me Down: 3
221. Nina Hagen Band – Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo: 4
222. Rotary Connection – I am the Blackgold of the Sun: 6
223. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214: 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:52 am

The return of Hymie! And he immediately posed a challenge, because this song is one of the most obscure and hard to find of this poll yet. It’s not on Spotify:

225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy
Year: 1958
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#684)
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:25 pm

Rob wrote:
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The return of Hymie! And he immediately posed a challenge, because this song is one of the most obscure and hard to find of this poll yet. It’s not on Spotify:

225. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy
Year: 1958
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#684)
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A 9 for me.

This is a really odd record. It's a remake of this 5 Keys classic, which will also come up here eventually. Only Roy sings "Big fat daddy" rather than "big fat mama."


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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 pm

Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy: 7

What's this? A new Hymie and nobody but himself shows up to vote? It's pretty solid. Too repetitive to completely knock me out, but still worth a listen.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:19 pm

Rob wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy: 7

What's this? A new Hymie and nobody but himself shows up to vote? It's pretty solid. Too repetitive to completely knock me out, but still worth a listen.
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:03 am

I'll come out of hiding to review this one! It's easy enough to find on YouTube if this is the right version? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DeQ1qLLPT64

I mainly ask as the vocal was a lot cleaner than I expected for what the band are trying to make into this rowdy, raucous tune. 50s RnB is to me what soul, a genre I do love and understand on an emotional level (not a technical level though), probably is to a lot of people. Sometimes, only fans of both genres can really tell what makes two similar songs sound distinct and when there's no distinction, the fan will prefer the track with more passion. This is my long-winded way of giving Hard Rockin' Daddy a 5. I think I'll give myself and everyone else a break before I rate Strauss & Sebebu...
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:13 am

mileswide wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:03 am
I'll come out of hiding to review this one! It's easy enough to find on YouTube if this is the right version? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DeQ1qLLPT64

I mainly ask as the vocal was a lot cleaner than I expected for what the band are trying to make into this rowdy, raucous tune. 50s RnB is to me what soul, a genre I do love and understand on an emotional level (not a technical level though), probably is to a lot of people. Sometimes, only fans of both genres can really tell what makes two similar songs sound distinct and when there's no distinction, the fan will prefer the track with more passion. This is my long-winded way of giving Hard Rockin' Daddy a 5. I think I'll give myself and everyone else a break before I rate Strauss & Sebebu...
What do you give the 5 Keys version that I posted the video for? That's truly 50s R&B. The Roy Nixon is 50s rock and roll. White guys taking an R&B song and converting it to their style, the way the Bill Haley did with several of his hits.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:25 am

Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka - 7

One of the more interesting classical pieces I have seen. I like the different cultural influences throughout the song as well. The composition isn't the craziest but it is nice and different from what I am used too. I like it.

Aster Aweke - My Excuse - 2

I have made this point before, there is a right way to shape a non western language to western music and this unfortunatly isn't one of them. I love when there is a non western language song that manages to shape it's way around western music. This song sounds like a mess in both vocals and instruments.

Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy - 6

This song is far from original and sound's like he was hopping on trends. That being said it is still a solid song with a nice sax solo and nice boogie woogie pianos. I have always had a soft spot for 50s music.

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My list so far...

1. Green Day - In The End [9]
2. Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind [9]
3. Collective Soul - No More No Less [8]
4. The Easybeats - Land Of Make Believe [7]
5. Johann Strauss II – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka [7]
6. Passion Pit - Moth's Wings [7]
7. Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate [7]
8. Roy Nixon and the Down Beats – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy [6]
9. Frederic Chopin - Minute Waltz [6]
10. Phaeleh - Mantra [6]
11. Matchbox Twenty - Hand Me Down [6]
12. Sarah McLachlan - Adia [6]
13. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears [5]
14. The Jam - English Rose [5]
15. Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun [5]
16. Nina Hagen Band - Auf m Bahnhof Zoo [4]
17. The National - Ada [4]
18. REM - Wall Of Death [3]
19. The Kinks - Misfits [3]
20. Faada Freddy - Borom Bi [3]
21. Taana Gardener - Heartbeat [2]
22. Orelsan - Suicide Social [2]
23. Aster Aweke - My Excuse [2]
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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Post by mileswide » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:59 am

Hymie wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:13 am
What do you give the 5 Keys version that I posted the video for? That's truly 50s R&B. The Roy Nixon is 50s rock and roll. White guys taking an R&B song and converting it to their style, the way the Bill Haley did with several of his hits.
The lead vocals on the 5 Keys track are a massive improvement, evocative as they are of a smoky club, and there's some tight close harmonies. I don't feel it really gets going with any urgency until the 'Ride, Jimmy' part though. I'll give the 5K original a 6 and if there were any way to dub their vocals over the Down Beats' instrumental, I'd give that my first 6.5- I can't say fairer than that!
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