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Larry Franz

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Jerry Lee Lewis, "Big Legged Woman"

Arctic Monkeys, "Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts"

The Smiths, "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"

The Lovin' Spoonful, "You're a Big Boy Now"

Thanks, t.

t bedford

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Thanks to Darren, Popeye, Lisa, bonnie, Al, Graciegirl, David & stkilda4ever for the votes.

Thanks to everyone for not posting “Let’s get Physical”/Olivia Newton-John while you were posting some cool stuff.

And nobody posted this? Beach Boys: Long Tall Texan

Darren says:
I have a thing about spending my hard earned on basically the same thing twice.

An 11 track CD with 14 bonus tracks isn’t basically the same’s a 25 track CD.

I'm not a real billionaire, but I play one on TV!

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Gold-Brian Wilson - Too Much Sugar
Silver-Larry Williams - Bony Moronie
Bronze-Skinny Legs & All - Joe Tex
Tin-Skin and Bones – The Kinks

Hope you are cheering up, t:

I try hard to be strong
But sometimes I fail myself
And after all I've promised you
So faithfully
You still believe in me
I wanna cry . . .”

t bedford

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Reply with quote  #34 
Thanks for sneaking in, Deb#1. You may now take your place on the "naughty bench", along with Al & David.

Here's mine.
GOLD to Skin & Bone    
SILVER for Bony Moronie    
BRONZE to Too Much Sugar
TIN for Skinny Legs and All  

A couple more hours for any stragglers that may happen by.

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Al Forsyth

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Raising hand from the Group W bench - "But Muswell Hillbillies is a fine album."

Interesting week, T. 

I think now that I need to get the Brian Wilson reissue.

A diamond necklace played the pawn...
Tom Tobben

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Reply with quote  #36 
Easy to rank my votes this week. My top two shine, while the lower two sputter:

Gold -- "Skinny Legs and All", Joe Tex. I'm a big fan of 60s and early 70s Memphis soul, and this "live" soul classic is a fitting, humorous example from the late 60s. Great bass lines, guitar work, powerful horns, and percussion to go along with Tex's entertaining vocals and lyrics and the "live" audience sounds. Like many other classic songs and artists from that era, this song was recorded in Memphis at Chip Moman's American Sound Studios (e.g., Box Tops, Elvis, Neil Diamond, B.J. Thomas, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Womack). "Say Leroy..."!

Silver -- "Skin and Bones", Kinks. One of my favorite Kinks songs from the early 70s and from an excellent Kinks album with a delightful array of diverse songs (e.g., "Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues", "Have A Cuppa Tea", "Alcohol", "Oklahoma USA"). A fascinating blend of musical sounds and those classic Ray Davies vocals and lyrics.

Bronze -- "Bony Maronie", Larry Williams. Great sax(es), and a wonderfully R&B-flavored novelty hit with a catchy riff. Like many novelty hits, the lyrics and the repetitious riff wear thin after a number of listenings. For me, that occurred about 5 decades ago. 

Tin -- "Too Much Sugar", Brian Wilson. This song doesn't do a lot for me, and it reminds me of a number of other songs from Brian back in the 70s and 80s -- vocals are too much talk/sung with a narrow vocal range and too many "processed" vocals. From my perspective, one of Brian's weaker solo songs and probably a good reason why it didn't make it onto an original album release. 
Here's a few more songs to fit t's thematic influences for this past week's battle:

From Led Zep's Physical Grafitti album (for those of you who can play this one), "Sick Again":

And this 1950s original from New Orleans legend Huey Piano Smith (the better known 70s cover version was by Johnny Rivers). Notice his distinctive New Orleans piano style, following in the musical footsteps of fellow New Orleans piano legends Professor Longhair and Fats Domino: 

At your lowest during your recent ills, t, did you feel a bit of Flaming Lips coming on?

Finally, after your repeated computer woes, perhaps these highlights from Radiohead's classic 1997 album, OK Computer, will help:

Good battle, t!


t bedford

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Reply with quote  #37 
Thanks for sneaking in, Tom.

This week is officially closed.

Larry Williams - Bony Moronie - 46 points
(5 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze, 0 tin)

The Kinks - Skin & Bone - 41 points
(6 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze, 3 tin)

Brian Wilson - Too Much Sugar - 40 points
(3 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze, 2 tin)

Joe Tex - Skinny Legs & All - 23 points
(1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze, 10 tin)

15 voters, aggregate 150

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Darren J. Ray

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Well done, t.

‘Bony Moronie’ was the first entry for Larry Williams.

‘Skin and Bone’ was the Kinks’ eleventh entry in the Battle.

Their record:

God's Children (a Bronze in Week 34 of Season I - t Bedford), 
A Rock 'N Roll Fantasy (a Silver in Week 15 of Season II - Tom Tobben), 
Apeman (a Gold in Week 32 of Season II - t Bedford), 
Do It Again (a Gold in Week 41 of Season III, 10th in Gold Play-Off - Kevin Witts),
Lola (a Silver in Week 10 of Season IV, 2nd in Silver Play-Off, 6th in Preliminary Final - Jo McGuire), 
Sitting in the Midday Sun (a Gold in Week 31 of Season IV - t Bedford),
Sweet Lady Genevieve (a Tin in Week 36 of Season V, 4th in the Tin Play-Off - t Bedford), 
Waterloo Sunset (a Silver in Week 1 of Season VII - Verden McCutcheon),
I’m Not Like Everybody Else (a Bronze in Week 39 of Season VII - t Bedford), 
Lola (album version) (a Bronze in Week 21 of Season VIII, 3rd in Bronze Play-Off - Al Forsyth),
Skin and Bone (a Silver in Week 17 of Season IX - t Bedford)

‘Too Much Sugar’ is borderline of making its play-off (Bronze). Its A-side, ‘Let’s Go to Heaven in My Car’, has appeared twice in the Battle, winning a Silver and a Gold. 

paul g adsett

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Reply with quote  #39 
sorry to be so tardy that my body's missed the boat
and missed being in the body of votes.
for what it's worth,
my votes would've corresponded with the final ranking.

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