which qualifies for The Round Of 16?
Buy Kurious
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12:07 AM - Nov 20, 2015 #26

The Man Whose Head Expanded.
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RIP EC

Hotel Amnesia
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9:46 AM - Nov 20, 2015 #27

Yes, Garden has just ghosted through to this stage but I don't feel its aura like I do with TMWHE.
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Dice Man
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12:30 PM - Nov 20, 2015 #28

Garden.
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damoncreed
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8:18 PM - Nov 22, 2015 #29

Garden. My thinking's along the lines of Basmikel & Circus Money. Well said.
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Sudost36
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10:34 PM - Nov 22, 2015 #30

Couldn't keep away from this despite the appalling results of last round. Loos like I am going to be peeved off again. TMWHE...

Neal Cassady
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5:08 AM - Nov 23, 2015 #31

Garden, a total freaking masterpiece!
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bzfgt
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bzfgt
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9:02 AM - Nov 23, 2015 #32

Neal Cassady @ Nov 22 2015, 09:08 PM wrote: Garden, a total freaking masterpiece!
Yeah even though Garden is dominating this Cup a lot of the praise for it seems to be lukewarm. Aren't we sick of it? No, I have always listened to it sparingly in order to keep from ever getting sick of it. Isn't it overrated? No, because as the man said it's a masterpiece. It's a great one but just outside the upper tier? No, it IS the upper tier. The lyrics don't achieve the profundity they're grasping for? I don't hear them grasping for anything they're not getting, I find them endlessly intriguing and evocative, mysterious and oddly beautiful considering that beauty isn't one of MES's primary modes and these are not beautiful in the way a poem can be, they are filled with clunky MES-isms like everything else, and feature lines that are ugly and absurd on the surface like "three legged black-grey hog," and yet. But more than that I would call the song sublime. And this is not diminished by the fact that a lot of the lyrics may be largely a "piss take" (as you people say), any more than Mountain Energei loses its air of occult mystery when you reflect that he's really just complaining about red tape.

And, I love numerous versions of this but I am mystified by those who rank the PBL version lower than the others. The slightly echoey production and the care taken with the performance make that version the spookiest and most perfect from my perspective, much as I love Peel and a bunch of the live ones from the era, the PBL version is my favorite.

R. Totale
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9:14 AM - Nov 23, 2015 #33

bzfgt @ Nov 23 2015, 10:02 AM wrote: I love numerous versions of this but I am mystified by those who rank the PBL version lower than the others. The slightly echoey production and the care taken with the performance make that version the spookiest and most perfect from my perspective, much as I love Peel and a bunch of the live ones from the era, the PBL version is my favorite.
The remaster makes it work and indeed improves a lot of PBL. What was particularly poor about the original album was the underwhelming mastering.
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bzfgt
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9:43 AM - Nov 23, 2015 #34

R. Totale @ Nov 23 2015, 01:14 AM wrote:
bzfgt @ Nov 23 2015, 10:02 AM wrote: I love numerous versions of this but I am mystified by those who rank the PBL version lower than the others. The slightly echoey production and the care taken with the performance make that version the spookiest and most perfect from my perspective, much as I love Peel and a bunch of the live ones from the era, the PBL version is my favorite.
The remaster makes it work and indeed improves a lot of PBL. What was particularly poor about the original album was the underwhelming mastering.
Maybe so, I don't know what version I have but I think it probably must be the remaster then, since it sounds excellent. Maybe that's why Mr. M isn't into it...

tempertantrum
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9:46 AM - Nov 23, 2015 #35

bzfgt @ Nov 23 2015, 09:43 PM wrote:
R. Totale @ Nov 23 2015, 01:14 AM wrote:
bzfgt @ Nov 23 2015, 10:02 AM wrote: I love numerous versions of this but I am mystified by those who rank the PBL version lower than the others. The slightly echoey production and the care taken with the performance make that version the spookiest and most perfect from my perspective, much as I love Peel and a bunch of the live ones from the era, the PBL version is my favorite.
The remaster makes it work and indeed improves a lot of PBL. What was particularly poor about the original album was the underwhelming mastering.
Maybe so, I don't know what version I have but I think it probably must be the remaster then, since it sounds excellent. Maybe that's why Mr. M isn't into it...
I have the old Rough Trade LP and I've never been bothered by how it sounds... Maybe my ears were destroyed by so many years of lo-fi punk.
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gohoho90
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9:06 PM - Nov 23, 2015 #36

Poll closed.