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t bedford

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We currently have only 1 1/2 points separating gold, silver & bronze, so any vote counts!

Thanks to Lisa & bonnie for the votes, and everyone for the pretty songs. Larry got All You Pretty Girls, and bonnie got Pretty Vacant, which I was gonna post if no one else did.

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the point being flamingos are not the most graceful movers


bonnie, you must be thinking of those weak, emaciated birds from down under. You may not be aware of the aggressive, ravenous raptors found here in North America, where a pack of healthy flamingos can clean a full size T-Rex down to the bones in slightly under 2 minutes!
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Sorry it took so long for me to respond t.  I question the idea of Joe singing lead, in spite of his compositional skills, especially when you had such an outstanding vocalist in John.  Joe's was kind of an indistinguishable sort of sound.

Still think it's a great album though.  And...it's right on the money...at least twice a day...every day.  There's something special about that...after all these years.
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"Walk Away Renee" was a great song, and this is a very pretty accompaniment.  I'd never heard it before, despite the title seeming familiar. Is there another pretty ballerina out there? 

You might be thinking of ABBA's "Nina, Pretty Ballerina". My posting it doesn't imply endorsement. They should have made it more clangy.

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GOLD Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo, ha.  Bit of a gap to the rest.
SILVER Beach Boys - Funky Pretty
BRONZE Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina
TIN Lovin’ Spoonful - Only Pretty, What a Pity (that it wasn't a bit better).

Nearly posted a live version without the relevant bit in it:


Oh, there's this. 


and Friday on My Mind too.  I know a guy who's in a band called Pretty City.  They were at SXSW last year. 

My litte niece (nearly 3) is doing ballet classes.  I'm sending her Brian's Disney album for her birthday this week.




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and the Australian Rules football references for Darren

'He Aint Pretty, He's James Manson"

There was a bloke Rino Pretto in the mid 80s who kicked a heap of goals in the VFA.  I used to keep a bit of an eye out in the paper for big tallies.  Kicked 20 one day which I remember seeing in the paper - asccording to wikipedia he was really sick that day.   Played one game for Fitzroy in the 70s.
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My votes :

1. Manfred Mann

2. Beach Boys

3. Left Banke

4. Lovin' Spoonful


A few "punky pretty" songs :

The Quick and Pretty Please Me





White Stripes live version and worth waiting for to hear Hello Operator again






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bonnie bella

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I was confident that it wouldn't be the ABBA song that I was thinking of, Larry, but unfortunately, it was.  It seems the trauma centre in my brain had blocked it all but the songs title line. 


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Another couple of pretty well unknown


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paul g adsett

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back on dry land and managed to catch up with this week's botb.
and i must say it's a mighty pretty bunch of tunes! 
ta for these.
so:

gold: 'pretty flamingo'
- wrestled with this.
is it the nostalgia?
no, it's the pauses / phrasing, the organ, the strumming, the flute
and it's paul jones' voice all entwined together
that make this recording more powerul than the song itself.

silver: 'funky pretty'
- i just love this (and all of the'holland' album).
there's so many little teeny bits that make me feel so good whenever i hear it.
so many reasons it should get 'gold'.
but, having heard blondie perform the song live several times now with the bw band,
that vital version nudges this more noodly recording aside.

bronze: 'only pretty, what a pity'
- good to hear one that isn't from the obvious selection of lovin' hits.
i like the way it (d)evolves into that psyche-distorto-crash of an interlude.
whenever i listen to this band (and i do browse their repertoire,
plus yanovsky's solo adventures)
i'm happily reacquainted with songs like this that remind me
of just how good the band were, not just sebastian's mouthpiece.

tin: 'pretty ballerina'
- a pretty example of a pretty song pretty much of its time.
not familiar with it before.
could've been a colin blunstone platter.
particularly love the string arrangement.
all the elements in there, but, ultimately, in terms of placment here this week,
the song itself isn't strong enough
(yes, exactly the same reason why i gave gold to the above
- there is no rational reasoning...)...

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paul g adsett

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talking of buddyholly
(eh, wasn't me who mentioned him first...),
has anyone posted any songs emerging from that 7th st studio in clovis, nm?

or anything recorded by that chap with the heartbreakers?

y'know - norman and tom...
eh,wahtcha mean they're not pretty?
i can't be doing with petty criticism...
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paul g adsett

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and, next, a pretty aria from one of my fave composers,
sung by a young south african soprano:

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paul g adsett

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finally, can i go off piste a little?
in the spirit of favourite names and songs that are, to my ears, 'pretty'
(and, boy, asa jazz singer, is she worth a serious, not merely frivolous,listen):
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paul g adsett

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a slight return...
i'm minded to stretch the parameters a little further
and include an early example of a young artist,
katherine, who i've the great great pleasure of giving space onstage to
(including a gig with the trembling bells,
who she eloped with for a series of dates).
alongside her own songs, which are, indeed, pretty,
she does an excellent version of richard thompson's 'beeswing'
and covers songs by such as bert jansch, bon iver...
it's fab seeing her blossom further.
she should be biiig...

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Gold – Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann

Silver – Pretty Ballerina – Left Banke

Bronze – Only Pretty, What a Pity – Lovin’ Spoonful

Tin - Funky Pretty - The Beach Boys

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GOLD: Funky Pretty-Beach Boys

SILVER: Only Pretty, What A Pity-Lovin' Spoonful

BRONZE: Pretty Ballerina-Left Banke

TIN: Pretty Flamingo-Manfred Mann

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Hmmm, I have to agree with GGH.

Gold - Funky Pretty

Silver - Only Pretty, What A Pity

Bronze - Pretty Ballerina

Tin- Pretty Flamingo
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