Clash Cup.…we started with 166 songs and will whittle it down to the best 16 then the best 8…all the way down to the top song. If you visit often you’ll know that participation is highly encouraged! Voting is our duty – or something like that. Friday was a special day but I’m back on this cause! So after a delay we return with 2 more interesting battles, but first some results.
Match 7 – Corner Soul smacked Sex Mad Roar 31-6
Match 8 – Red Angel Dragnet topped We Are The Clash 31-6
Two very decisive strolls – no shocks – and identical scores. Cut The Crap songs look over matched (as they should be) though I think 16% support is high…maybe a lib-dem voter or six?
Two new pairings fresh out of the big random hat are as follows:
Futura 2000 vs Charlie Don’t Surf
Which Clash Song Stays in The Clash Cup? Round 2 match 16
- The Street Parade (56%, 35 Votes)
- Broadway (44%, 27 Votes)
Total Voters: 62
Fingerpoppin’ vs House of the JuJu Queen
Which Clash Song Stays in The Clash Cup? Round 2 match 17
- Living in Fame (37%, 28 Votes)
- This is England (63%, 48 Votes)
Total Voters: 76
Blimey, what an unlikely 3 out of 4. It looks like The Clash Cup is going to have it’s non-league side making round 2 as someone has to win match 14. Will it be the first victor from the non-clash Clash album or an oddity single with the boys backing Janie Jones.
I was hoping for a self explanatory couple of ties, but no such luck – so here’s the horses – get out your betting slips:
Charlie Don’t Surf - Some Clash songs are timeless and grow in stature as the years pass (this is one of them). Personally I always liked this one a lot, a nice ebb and flow in sound, great little lead from Mick and structured around Bm – my chord of choice. Match that up with global lyrics and a bit of an elbow in the face for US foreign policy and you’ve got Clash gold. This better win comfortably…it did make some of the original top 10 lists and would threaten mine.
Fingerpoppin‘ – I even found you a remix…you need this like George Bush needs another shot at power. It’s on Cut The Crap and it’s about to be knocked out of the competition by:
The House of the Ju-Ju Queen – I own this as a 7″ single. What a bloody oddity. I think it was around 1982 and it’s a completist thing I have. I aslo think it will go through (how unlikely is that?) to the next round at which point I’ll tell you more. Listen to it, Joe warbling about leather and black shadows….something else I tell you.
Please vote and be part of the solution. I promise less minnows next time out! Ahem…..’Don’t talk shop….finger pop’