The Name Of The Game

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a staggering Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIve big ones on offer, I asked YOUy to name your favourite song which is also the name of the album on which it appears?

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

3rd Place:

Television – Marquee Moon.

Liam writes:

Television “Marquee Moon” – one of the greatest guitar songs ever, containing one of the greatest guitar solos ever.Also bonus points to Television for naming their second album “Adventure” but not including the “title track” on the album (which didn’t appear until the record was re-released years later, and is actually a pretty great song)

Runner-up:

Neil Young – After the Goldrush

Leopold Gloom writes:

Neil Young’s After The Goldrush. A phenomenal, beautiful and heartbreaking song by a brilliant songwriter at the very top of his game on an album dripping with brilliant songs. Patti Smith’s version is jaw dropping as is Young’s live version I am correct about this one. There is no argument. Thom Yorke even thinks so!

Winner:

Abba – Super Trouper

Slightly Bemused writes:

For me it has to be Super Trouper by ABBA. For a period of my life when things were not well I would come home, put on the album with this as the first song, put on the headphones, and leave the world behind for 45 minutes. For many years, my dad would only let ABBA or Vicky Leandros records be played on his stereo. And as a self confessed ABBA fan, this suited me down to the ground.

But back to the song: it was the tale of still working through problems even when they seemed overpowering, that really helped me through that time. I still occasionally play it for the same reasons.

All that being said, some great tunes listed above! Except Neil Young. I can never get my head around why people like his nasal twanging. And, having met him, I realised he is a real douche in person.

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

Golden Discs

8 thoughts on “The Name Of The Game

    1. Slightly Bemused

      If it is any consolation, I also will put on some Neil for a while. Not going for sympathy, but by brother just passed, and Neil was one of his favourite artists. For some reason, I have been asked to sort some music out for his service, and it seems appropriate.

      In fact, it was my rivalry over music with him (and his almost incessant playing of Young’s album Harvest on cassette – our dad’s ban prevented a lot of us buying vinyl until we could buy our own turntables) that led me to my comment about Neil. I guess I was predisposed to dislike him when we met :)

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  1. Slightly Bemused

    I caught the bouquet at last (well, again really!)

    Thanks guys. Not sure what to spend it on, but will have to think.

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    1. Will

      I posted this before reading the above commenter’s post re brother bereavement. My sympathies. I shall now go and play Neil Young to atone and who knows, maybe today is the day I have a Change of Heart (see what I did there?)

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      1. Slightly Bemused

        Does not change my mind, so should not change yours. But I appreciate the sentiment. Just don’t go for Harvest Moon – that would be too much!

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