"IP": Top Favourite Song

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What is your top favourite song on "IP"?

No Ordinary Life
2
9%
Rat Race
1
5%
The Blind Leading The Blind
1
5%
La Guerra De Mondo
1
5%
Lovers
1
5%
It's Personal
3
14%
Who Killed Delores?
1
5%
Names And Addresses
8
36%
Exit The Heavyweight
4
18%
 
Total votes: 22

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"IP": Top Favourite Song

Post by [email protected] » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:02 am

There are that obvious brilliant ones "Names And Addresses", "Exit The Heavyweight", "Rat Race" and of course the title track.

But still I can't help it guys... "La Guerra De Mondo" it is :P Yeah, this time it really goes personal!

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Post by Leo camoose » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:07 am

Names and adresses for me 8)

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Post by Robin_Shadowes » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:16 am

I'm sorry but I'll have to pass on this one since I have to admit I never really liked the album and must have been 25 years since I last heard it.
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Post by al » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:20 am

I enjoy listening to N & A played loudly, but for this poll I must for the title track IP 8)

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Post by cockatootoo » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:14 am

N & A for me, far from my favorite album but there are other cool tunes. This is the one out of that album that I would come back for...

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Post by PerG » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:59 am

IP isn't the best album but it has grown on me a bit since we got access to the refreshed vinyl-rip. N & A get my vote.

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Post by Geir » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:57 am

...just ran through "It's Personal" (the long player) twice while doing other things around the house, and I'm as much in this album's corner as I ever was. It was always an entity of its own in my head and a good one at that ... as opposed to "Heads Are Rolling - Part 2" or a continuation of the City Boy that never was, post-"The Day the Earth Caught Fire".

This collection of songs always played rather nicely from start to finish, though "Exit the Heavyweight" has the extra substance to make it my favourite: The lyrics possess that distinct City Boy something, Roy's lead vocal is inspired, Mike's guitars dazzling, yet this is a little street wiser and snappier than our gang would usually get. I swear I can almost hear an evolving band on a course for the mid-eighties here, though of course fate played the cards a little differently, as we all know.

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Post by bertrand » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:47 am

N&A for me too/my second choice would be Rat race -a good rocker
Some really brilliant guitar part on this album
Some weak tracks too ( eg "guerra del mondo")
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Post by MartinS » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:33 am

I went for Rat Race

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Post by Andy H » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:26 pm

Exit The Heavyweight for me too - I heard this as a single before I knew of the existence of the album.

Thanks again to Martin for introducing me to the album, and to Stefan for the vinyl copy...!!!

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Post by DJWheels » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:12 pm

It seems that most of us like the same few songs...

Exit the Heavyweight, Names and Addresses, Rat Race, etc...

for me it's almost a tie between these three, but I suppose "Names and Addresses" would make the CB compilation disc.

I hate to say this, but the entire album sounds like a collection of B-Side tracks. I wonder if that's just because I would have expected much more along the lines of TDTECF (or maybe just wishful thinking ?). I found a couple of songs sounding as if Sting had a roll in the production.

Anyway - any City Boy is fine by me. I still like listening to it (with much thanks to Richard for getting me my copy).

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Post by christian » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:35 am

My vote went for No Ordinary Life, but I must confess that I think this album is quite mediocre. There is no CB feeling at all, just a regular mainstream album. A few songs are above average, but still......

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Post by jam » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:32 pm

It's a toss-up between the title track and Exit the Heavyweight for me. I'll go for the former this time - some outstanding singing by Roy on that one.

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Post by Stefan P. » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:23 am

Names And Addresses it is, asong that also features the best guitar
solo ever made by anyone anytime - and that's a fact :wink:
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Post by Stefan P. » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:12 am

Found two copies of the original vinyl the other day if someone is interested?
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