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Two by The Shadows in Boom's top 200

Postby RayL » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:30 am

Over the Easter weekend, Boom Radio have been running a top 200 voted for by the listeners. Out of the four instrumentals, The Shadows got two placings, Wonderful Land at 90 and Apache at 166. Highest placed was Albert Ross at 16, with Telstar at 60.

Here's a clue to the no.1 - After the miller's tale, what colour was her face?

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Re: Two by The Shadows in Boom's top 200

Postby Tone » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:50 am

A Whiter Shade of Pale. It's all very subjective, of course, but really?

Again being subjective, I've never been enthusiastic about Albatross. To me it's rather boring and repetitive.

Cue now for umpteen pages of debate of what should and shouldn't have been on the list!

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Re: Two by The Shadows in Boom's top 200

Postby Iain Purdon » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:37 pm

Well, if the Boom listeners really have voted, it's a dipstick into the Shadows' popularity among its target audience. I would like to know more about how the poll was conducted and how many votes there were.
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Re: Two by The Shadows in Boom's top 200

Postby JimN » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:43 pm

After the miller's tale, what colour was her face?

Immediately, or eventually?
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Re: Two by The Shadows in Boom's top 200

Postby JimN » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:47 pm

Tone wrote:Again being subjective, I've never been enthusiastic about Albatross. To me it's rather boring and repetitive.
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Nevertheless, by late 1968, it was a breath of fresh air among the dross!

The "instrumental" that most deserves the epithet "boring and repetitive" has to be The Shadows' version of the non-tune, two-chord exercise Sailing. it's absolutely awful, even as a vocal, and even if Gavin Sutherland did write it.
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Re: Two by The Shadows in Boom's top 200

Postby Tone » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:54 pm

Jim - I agree that 'Sailing' is repetitive but I like it. One man's meat etc.

I think we may have had this exchange before and my opinion hasn't changed!

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Re: Two by The Shadows in Boom's top 200

Postby RayL » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:41 am

There is a musical category for music without repetitions. It's called 'Modern Jazz'.
Wildly popular.
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