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Re: Unacclaimed Song Game: Rules, Signup and Discussion!

I really don't understand why this gem is not in the Top 3000 songs. Unbelievable.

Nina Simone - Sinner Man

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Some might think I'm crazy for this, but I have this hard rock gem rated higher than anything by Led Zeppelin or The Who. It's got everything I want in a hard rock song: great energy, riff, solo, and vocal performance.

UFO - Rock Bottom

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One of my favorite songs from 1997, from a band I was shocked didn't receive more critical acclaim. This combined with the fact I was on a bit of a Streophonics kick earlier this week and when I listened to "Local Boy in the Photograph", it made me think of this competition.

Stereophonics ~~ Local Boy in the Photograph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGKRxiffhSg

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Quote: Nick
For my second choice, I choose the extremely good mashup
called "A Stroke of Genius" by Freelance Hellraiser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShPPbT3svAw
#1730 on AM.

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a little r&b would be good, so there's this track by India.Arie from Acoustic Soul called Strength,Courag & Wisdom and i just love the track and the album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6P4jI8t-0I

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Quote: Henrik
Quote: Nick
For my second choice, I choose the extremely good mashup
called "A Stroke of Genius" by Freelance Hellraiser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShPPbT3svAw
#1730 on AM.


Wow, I really need to be checking these. I thought for sure that song wouldn't be there. Thanks Henrik!

Anyways, for my (real) second choice, I'm going to go with Homme by Brazilian Girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dfB-7l4XJ4

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Nomination #2:

The Verlaines - Death And The Maiden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eeuy8PD0bFM

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can't get enough of that guitar lick in the chorus...

Lindsey Buckingham - "Trouble"

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Moonbeam, please re-include my Walker Brothers "Electrician" nomination...thanks!

(Also, good calls for "Dazzle" and "Sinnerman"...)

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Quote: nicolas
We did that song with Honorio, but here is Georges' version (far better of course)

Well, our version was not that bad I think.
Just a reminder.

I know I’m late with my first nomination, if it’s against the rules just forget it, Moonbeam. Going back to my all-time songs list (you can find it on Rate your Music) I found that the first song not in AM at all (nor the single nor the album) is oddly a very popular song, Sinatra & Basie’s “Fly Me to the Moon”. But, since Sinatra as an artist is enough acclaimed let me choose the number two, the impressive “Godfather Waltz” by Nino Rota from the soundtrack of Coppola’s “The Godfather”.
Please let me reproduce my comments for the 2007 poll (that were never posted in the forum since the song was not elected): “The screen is completely in black. Then a single trumpet plays an incredibly sad melody with a distant Mediterranean flavour (when the mandolin enters this Italian connection is much clearer). But not in the movie. After the trumpet intro a voice out of nowhere says: “I believe in America”. Then an overhead-lighted closed-up Bonasera asks Don Corleone to kill someone. Terrific.”
Here’s the song: Godfather’s Waltz.

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My second nomination is "Behind the Lines" by Genesis. This song was on the "Duke" album, which does not appear to on the AM top 3000 or bubbler list.

This song has an unconventional meter (7 beats per measure) and includes a long but interesting instrumental introduction with Tony Banks' considerable creative talents on display as well as skillful Collins drum work. The Collins vocals and lyrics are also captivating.

The song can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Vxf9bN6eo

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Thought of some band we talked about in the "non acclaimed artists" thread, mostly Beat Happening and Electrelane.
Also thought of Tribute by Tenacious D and Issues by Flight of the Conchords to bring some laughters in the game (+ they really are great songs musically speaking... the whole Flight of the Conchords video is just hilarious)

But I will end up all Pitchforky, hesitating between 2 "Pitchfork 500" songs : Bright Eyes - The Calendar Hung Itself, and the one I finally choose to nominate :
Stereolab - French Disko

And here is a great live performance of that song.

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Hey Moonbeam,

I just tried my link, and it looks like it's broken. Could you replace it with this youtube link? Sorry about that...I couldn't actually view the original link at the time... :(

new link for Jars of Clay, "Liquid"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Ys0mksl_k

Thanks!

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i'm somehow a multiple legged sucker for Nirvana (love & hate & love 2 hate & stuff, you know), so Rainbow Chaser's on my menu card, at the bottom of the fruit de mer section..

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Quote: Larry
Hey Moonbeam,

I just tried my link, and it looks like it's broken. Could you replace it with this youtube link? Sorry about that...I couldn't actually view the original link at the time... :(

new link for Jars of Clay, "Liquid"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Ys0mksl_k

Thanks!


Strangely enough, I got your first link to work but can't get this one, as it seems to be blocked in my country!

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Quote: Moonbeam
Quote: Larry
Hey Moonbeam,

I just tried my link, and it looks like it's broken. Could you replace it with this youtube link? Sorry about that...I couldn't actually view the original link at the time... :(

new link for Jars of Clay, "Liquid"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Ys0mksl_k

Thanks!


Strangely enough, I got your first link to work but can't get this one, as it seems to be blocked in my country!


Well, I guess we could post both then...

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I already love that Nirvana more than Cobain's nj, great song.

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Can't wait to see this tournament organized and start listening.

I'm glad there's space for a second selection (or am I too late... maximum 64 right?).

My second choice is something that I think would sound a little off-kilter to those not exposed to Deerhoof, but it touches a really happy place inside of me.

Deerhoof - Milk Man

Deerhoof built up enough buzz to have their 2005 album Runners Four and 2006 Friend Opportunity get to the bubbling under level, but this title track from their 2004 album serves as what I think is their most fundamental musical statement. I'll save more thoughts for later when it's put into competition. Enjoy!

p.s. The youtube clip was cut off at the end so I provided a Hype Machine link

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Quote: Gillingham
I really don't understand why this gem is not in the Top 3000 songs. Unbelievable.

Nina Simone - Sinner Man


This song isn't top 3000??? Sounds like it should be top 200 at least.

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for my second nomination i'll try Lisa Germano's Puppet from 1993's Happiness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRdbgZbL_Zs

after seeing a larger amount of rock tracks, i prefer now switch India.Arie's (maybe next time) to Liz Phair's Slave. i saw someone cite her over here,so i'll nominate this track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5tagNoos8g&feature=related

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I also though of nominate a Girly Sound track! Especially: White Babies, 6 DIck Pimp, Ant in Alaska, Gigalo, Love Song and In Love With Yourself. I'll save some of them for the next round! It's pretty hard to me to pick underrated songs, because almost everything i have is AM certificated, the artist, song or album (bubbling under counting)

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If there's room for my second nomination, it's Mark Joseph's Lady Lady

Like my first nomination, I have a better version in my music collection. The original version I have preserves the song's authenticity with every sound on it made and arranged by Joseph. This version I found on Youtube is after some American producer has got hold of his album and made him change the lyrics, rearrange and rerecord it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANhuIwcgbdI

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I am really happy that i ended up being to late to nominate "Sinner Man" as my second nominee. This means that i will have the chanse for yet one more of my unacclained favorites.
The Decemberists - "A record year for rainfall"

This is just one of my all time grey fall day favorites.

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The Divine Comedy first 2 albums are IMO his best. This is "lucy". The words are a poem by Worsworth (well in fact a mix of 2 poems)

The Divine Comedy - Lucy (1993)

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Quote: nicolas
The Divine Comedy first 2 albums are IMO his best. This is "lucy". The words are a poem by Worsworth (well in fact a mix of 2 poems)

The Divine Comedy - Lucy (1993)


I'm sorry to say that your nomination is Number 65. I think 64 is the max for the first run of this game to see how it pans out! I hope you don't mind...

That said, we have our final 64!!! Now I need to establish brackets and get the game rolling.

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Quote: Moonbeam


I'm sorry to say that your nomination is Number 65. I think 64 is the max for the first run of this game to see how it pans out! I hope you don't mind...

That said, we have our final 64!!! Now I need to establish brackets and get the game rolling.


YEESSS ! This game will be the best game in this forum !

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Now that we have our songs, please let me know how you feel the tournament should be run here.

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Quote: Brad
My nomination:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPEWwZ7o57I

Ten Years After - I'd Love To Change The World


I started sampling the competition today, and this song jumps out as one of my early faves. Great guitar, somewhat lacking/questionable lyrics - but still a lot of fun. I so like the general sense of ennui and apathy expressed by the song and wonder if its also a bit sarcastic, but even giving it credit for all that, the lyrics fall a bit short of the mark for me. Musically, it's a clear winner so far.

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I was going to post about I'd Love to Change the World too, but must have lost track. I instantly warmed to it as soon as I heard it. So good for its post-let's-all-hold-hands-to-feel-like-we're-helping time as well.

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Quote: Henry
Quote: Brad
My nomination:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPEWwZ7o57I

Ten Years After - I'd Love To Change The World


I started sampling the competition today, and this song jumps out as one of my early faves. Great guitar, somewhat lacking/questionable lyrics - but still a lot of fun. I so like the general sense of ennui and apathy expressed by the song and wonder if its also a bit sarcastic, but even giving it credit for all that, the lyrics fall a bit short of the mark for me. Musically, it's a clear winner so far.


This song has been a favorite of mine for a while (top 200 in our recent songs poll), and it's so accessible that it will definitely be a favorite to advance far in this competition. I am split on the lyrics. If you take them seriously, they're obviously not very good. But I realize that the lyrics might be satirical, criticizing the hippie movement for not doing anything despite its ambition. I'm not sure if they were intended this way or not, but if so, the song becomes even more amazing.

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The link for 'Faces- "Ooh La La": Nominated by Jackson' sends us to a Youtube clip of Nirvana's Do Re Mi.

Re: Unacclaimed Song Game: Rules, Signup and Discussion!

And 'Dressy Bessy- "California": Nominated by Tim E' sends us to the song listed directly above as well.

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Thanks for catching the errors! I hope there aren't any more.

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Quote: Moonbeam
Thanks for catching the errors! I hope there aren't any more.


Thank you for putting them there in the first place.

Really good idea for a game.

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The link I provided for Milk Man actually goes back to a link to this discussion thread!

http://hypem.com/search/deerhoof%20milk%20man/1/

Hopefully that works.

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Here's a spotify playlist with most of the songs:

http://open.spotify.com/user/adobyan/playlist/4EsvMmoYTou8IdxbenK66i

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