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856. The Bats | "Boogey Man": 6/10
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Didn’t know whether to credit todays song to Milton Nascimento too, as the album is credited to both artists, but both the nominator and Spotify don’t, so I do neither.

857. Lô Borges – O trem azul
Year: 1972
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Rob wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 8:49 am857. Lô Borges – O trem azulYear: 1972
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Rob wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 6:26 pm The Bats – Boogey Man

I dunno. It's about the boogey man, as the title states, but it also sounds very chill and summery. Maybe a little too much so, because although it makes for a rather pleasant song it passes by a little too easily.
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I noticed you didn't rate the selection. I didn't want to either :mrgreen:. I don't know what to do about the Bats. They have one song that kicked me in the balls -- but when Barbara Manning performed it, not them ("Smoking Her Wings"). Maybe I need to listen to Daddy's Highway. Or maybe I need Barbara Manning to cover all of Daddy's Highway.
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Live in Phoenix wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 2:53 pm
Rob wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 6:26 pm The Bats – Boogey Man

I dunno. It's about the boogey man, as the title states, but it also sounds very chill and summery. Maybe a little too much so, because although it makes for a rather pleasant song it passes by a little too easily.
I noticed you didn't rate the selection. I didn't want to either :mrgreen:. I don't know what to do about the Bats. They have one song that kicked me in the balls -- but when Barbara Manning performed it, not them ("Smoking Her Wings"). Maybe I need to listen to Daddy's Highway. Or maybe I need Barbara Manning to cover all of Daddy's Highway.
Oh, it's a 6 for me. Added it to my original post.

Curious about the Barbara Manning cover. Perhaps I'll listen to it this coming Friday.
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857. Lô Borges | "O trem azul": 8/10
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Lô Borges - O trem azul: 6

I remember being underwhelmed by this album when it appeared in Moderately Acclaimed last year. I didn't particularly recall this song, but it fits the overall feel I remember: pleasant but rather forgettable.
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856. The Bats - Boogey Man: 7
I love Daddy's Highway (the album), and am anxious to get to it in Moderately Acclaimed (not my nomination). I think "Boogey Man" is a solid tune that represents The Bats' sound well - I just dislike the chorus and the whole "boogey man is gonna get you" thing going on.

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855. 10cc – The Things We Do for Love - 8
856. The Bats – Boogey Man - 8
I for one really enjoy this track, although they've done a lot better. I got into the Dunedin Sound after moving out of said city last year, and The Bats are definitely my favourite artist in that genre.
857. Lô Borges – O trem azul - 4
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No time like mid-Spring to unleash another Christmas song, although perhaps not one noticeable as one. It was written for the Swedish Christmas cartoon Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton. Though this is not the recording used in the film, but a later collaboration between the soundtrack composer and Arne Domnerus.

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857. Lô Borges – O trem azul: 7.75
Great song - will have to chart it.

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Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton: 4
I don't hear anything special about this. Perhaps you had to grow up in Sweden and see the accompanying short every Christmas.
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Rob wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 7:35 am858. Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton
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Pleasant enough elevator music, very innocuous.
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858. Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson | "Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton": 5/10
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Rob wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 3:47 pm Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton: 4
I don't hear anything special about this. Perhaps you had to grow up in Sweden and see the accompanying short every Christmas.
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857. Lô Borges – O trem azul: 7
858. Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton: 5.5
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Henrik wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 6:40 pm
Rob wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 3:47 pm Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton: 4
I don't hear anything special about this. Perhaps you had to grow up in Sweden and see the accompanying short every Christmas.
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856. The Bats – Boogey Man - 9
857. Lô Borges – O trem azul - 6
858. Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton - 7
859. Gang Gang Dance - Princes - 4
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858. Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton: 5

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Rob wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 7:17 am859. Gang Gang Dance - Princes
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Gang Gang Dance - Princes: 7
Gang Gang Dance at their best create a unique fusion between ethereal and world music coupled to a modern dance sound. This song does it too, with some added hip-hop and at its best moments it ranks with the best of their work, but every now and then I feel this song just loses its stride. There is a lot happening for a four minute song. Maybe a little too much?
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A rare Hymie that ranks on AM; this one you can find on #2721.

860. Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man
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860. Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man - 7
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859. Gang Gang Dance - Princes: 7.5

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Rob wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 7:11 am A rare Hymie that ranks on AM; this one you can find on #2721.
Afraid not. The one that ranks on AM is "Good Rockin' Tonight" This is "Good Rockin' Man."


Rob wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 7:11 am 860. Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man


You do have the right track on Spotify. It's from 1951.

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Hymie wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 1:01 pm
Rob wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 7:11 am A rare Hymie that ranks on AM; this one you can find on #2721.
Afraid not. The one that ranks on AM is "Good Rockin' Tonight" This is "Good Rockin' Man."
Ah yes, I looked too quickly.
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Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man: 7

Good proto-rock R&B. The only thing that holds it back a little are the backing vocalists, whose hearts don't seem to be in it.
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859. Gang Gang Dance - Princes: 8
860. Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man: 6
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Rob wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 3:42 pm Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man: 7

Good proto-rock R&B. The only thing that holds it back a little are the backing vocalists, whose hearts don't seem to be in it.
I see it as not only R&B, but as full fledged rock and roll.
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859. Gang Gang Dance | "Princes": 6/10
860. Roy Brown | "Good Rocking Man": 5/10
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861. Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order)
Year: 2005
Album: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
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858. Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton - 5
859. Gang Gang Dance - Princes - 8
860. Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man - 6
861. Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order) - 7
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860. Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man: 6

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Rob wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 7:39 am861. Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order)
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861. Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order): 7.5
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861. Bright Eyes | "Old Soul Song (for the New World Order)": 7/10
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Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order): 8
I remember initially not connecting to Bright Eyes. Now I can't even remember why.
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856. The Bats – Boogey Man: 7.5
857. Lô Borges – O trem azu: 8.5
858. Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton: 6.5
859. Gang Gang Dance - Princes: 7.5
860. Roy Brown – Good Rocking Man: 5
861. Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order): 8
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Tony Christie - Avenues and Alleyways 6
Rob wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 8:33 pm It's the only English-language schlager song I can think of being a hit (though I'm no expert in the genre and like to keep it that way).
I may well have mentioned it before in this thread but Living Next Door to Alice always struck me as Schlager and I've got a feeling Smokie were bigger in Germany than their native Britain.

10cc - The Things We Do for Love 2
The Bats - Boogey Man 8
Lô Borges - O trem azul 8
Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton 4
Gang Gang Dance - Princes 8

Roy Brown - Good Rocking Man 7 That's one hell of a cold open, some say Brown was the first to capture on record what would become known as rock & roll

Bright Eyes - Old Soul Song (For the New World Order) At times, this is my most beloved of Conor's tunes; at present, it'll just have to settle for 2nd spot behind Lua, a score of 10 and a ranking of #191 on my muted AT ballot. The way the pedal steel and mariachi-like trumpet 'harmonise' after the second chorus gets me each time
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mileswide wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 9:30 pm
Rob wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 8:33 pm It's the only English-language schlager song I can think of being a hit (though I'm no expert in the genre and like to keep it that way).
I may well have mentioned it before in this thread but Living Next Door to Alice always struck me as Schlager and I've got a feeling Smokie were bigger in Germany than their native Britain.
I can't see any reason why you would ever mention it in this thread. I can't speak for Germany but that song was a #1 hit in The Netherlands and the parody Alice, Who the X Is Alice? by Dutch act Gompie was even bigger. It's one of those songs very strictly tied to childhood memories as it was ubiquitous when it came out in 1995 and I was eight at the time, but it has disappeared since. The song reminds me more of some British folk pop than schlager though.
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Rob wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 9:56 pm I can't see any reason why you would ever mention it in this thread. I can't speak for Germany but that song was a #1 hit in The Netherlands and the parody Alice, Who the X Is Alice? by Dutch act Gompie was even bigger. It's one of those songs very strictly tied to childhood memories as it was ubiquitous when it came out in 1995 and I was eight at the time, but it has disappeared since. The song reminds me more of some British folk pop than schlager though.
I thought I'd brought it up when erstwhile Biggest Fan regular BobPatience compared Bergwijn de Groot to Schlager but probably not. You've got the same frame of reference as me with this song though, I was 7 in 1995 when Who the F- is Alice (censorship theirs) hit big in the UK, so that's how I know it. The similarities I picked up between Alice and Schlager are the shared sentimentality, singalong hooks, twangy instrumentalisation instrumentation and the modulation change for the last big chorus but I can see where you're coming from with the folk pop parallels!
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mileswide wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 9:30 pm Tony Christie - Avenues and Alleyways 6
Rob wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 8:33 pm It's the only English-language schlager song I can think of being a hit (though I'm no expert in the genre and like to keep it that way).
I may well have mentioned it before in this thread but Living Next Door to Alice always struck me as Schlager and I've got a feeling Smokie were bigger in Germany than their native Britain.

10cc - The Things We Do for Love 2
The Bats - Boogey Man 8
Lô Borges - O trem azul 8
Arne Domnerus & Gunnar Svensson - Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton 4
Gang Gang Dance - Princes 8

Roy Brown - Good Rocking Man 7 That's one hell of a cold open, some say Brown was the first to capture on record what would become known as rock & roll

Bright Eyes - Old Soul Song (For the New World Order) At times, this is my most beloved of Conor's tunes; at present, it'll just have to settle for 2nd spot behind Lua, a score of 10 and a ranking of #191 on my muted AT ballot. The way the pedal steel and mariachi-like trumpet 'harmonise' after the second chorus gets me each time
Perhaps a Nottingham band should pen a song titled "turnpikes and twichells."
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Finally! Back on the thread after probably a few hundred without. Bright Eyes - Old Soul Song (For the New World Order) is a definite 10 from me.
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Henry wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 11:08 pm Perhaps a Nottingham band should pen a song titled "turnpikes and twichells."
:lol: "Gizza croggy dahn the jittehs n twitchells" Tony Christie'd surely be singing if he was born another 50 miles south
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Last week we had a song by The Bats here, now we have a cover of one of their songs. One that coincidentally was mentioned here last Sunday (see top of the page). Everybody is getting in on that Dunedin Sound revival that is taking place on this forum.

862. Barbara Manning – Smoking Her Wings
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861. Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order) - 7
862. Barbara Manning – Smoking Her Wings - 7
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861. Bright Eyes – Old Soul Song (for the New World Order): 7.5

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Rob wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 8:09 am862. Barbara Manning – Smoking Her Wings
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862. Barbara Manning – Smoking Her Wings: 6
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