Top 5 "THIS YEAR`S MODEL" Songs

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Top 5 "THIS YEAR`S MODEL" Songs

Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:55 am

Here goes my list:


01. Hand In Hand
02. You Belong To Me
03. The Beat
04. Pump It Up
05. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:58 am

oh, and the weakest track: "This Year's Girl"

(i bet most people would say that isn´t such thing as weakest song, when were discussing about This Year´s Model)

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Postby Gillibeanz » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:36 am

1. Chelsea

2. Hand In Hand

3. Pump It Up

4. This Years Girl

5. Radio Radio

weakest track for me is Living In Paradise
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:57 am

001. The Beat
002. Lipstick Vogue
003. Pump It Up
004. Chelsea
005. Hand In Hand

Chelsea is by far my most overplayed song by Elvis. So it probably deserves a number one on here, but I've listened to it too much.

The Beat is so brilliant and layered.

The weakest track for me is "You Belong to Me", or "Not Action".
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:56 am

1. No Action
2. Lip Service
3.Hand In Hand
4. This Year's Girl
5. Lipstick Vogue

Weakest track: Night Rally
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:23 pm

and finally BlueChair appear in defense of the first song on the record.

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:27 pm

I love it! The perfect start to a great album. I must say though, I do prefer the earlier live versions of "No Action", sometimes referred to as "There's No Action." A bit longer and rawer.
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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:40 pm

1. Lipstick Vogue
2. Radio Radio
3. No Action
4. Little Triggers
5. Chelsea
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:55 pm

... so ends the 'Hand In Hand' streak.
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Postby pophead2k » Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:15 pm

No Action
The Beat
Lipstick Vogue
Little Triggers
Hand In Hand

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Postby BrilliantMistake45 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:28 pm

1. You Belong to Me
2. Lip Service
3. Pump It Up
4. (I Don't Want to go to) Chelsea
5. Radio, Radio
I wish that I could push a button
And talk in the past and not the present tense
And watch this hurtin' feeling disappear
Like it was common sense
It was a fine idea at the time
Now it's a brilliant mistake

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Postby bobster » Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:41 pm

This Year's Girl
Night Rally
No Action
Lip Service
Hand in Hand
http://www.forwardtoyesterday.com -- Where "hopelessly dated" is a compliment!

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:00 pm

LITTLE TRIGGERS! I'm a fool...
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Postby seanpointblank » Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:22 pm

1. Radio, Radio
2. No Action
3. The Beat
4. Lipstick Vogue
5. Living in Paradise

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:05 pm

Tsk tsk to all those who list Radio, Radio. As celebrated on the 'top 10 singles' thread, there once was a golden time when artists were so bursting with it and record companies were so mad for it they put out singles that weren't on LPs. Gilli, how can an original like you describe RR as a TYM track? You ran out and bought the vinyl in 1978, and did it have RR on it? Precisely. We've had this before with Detectives and MAIT, and it's probably the case that the US edition contained it, but that ain't the point.

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:16 pm

Watching The Detectives is a My Aim Is True track.
Radio Radio is a This Year's Model track.


That's all I will contribute to this one...
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Postby tokyo vogue » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:26 pm

Technically, no. Sort of in the same way that "North" is not a North track. I suppose it's like deleted scenes in movies. Are they still canon? I say no.
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Postby seanpointblank » Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:25 am

So if somebody asks you what album Radio, Radio is on, you say "it's not on one"?

I bet you don't. "Radio" and "Watching" all got added fairly shortly after and have been a part of each record ever since. When you guys put in MIAT or TYM, do you turn it off before the last track to get that album experience? I doubt it again.

A scene might be deleted from a film, but if it's added to the dvd release and is a part of that movie in each release after that, it's still pretty much a part of the movie. We can get technical and go grab the old film reel, but what a waste of time!

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Postby daybreaker » Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:02 am

The Beat
You Belong To Me
Little Triggers
Living In Paradise
Lipstick Vogue

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Postby John » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:15 am

Must depend on where you live and when you bought the album.
I don't associate either track with either album.
At the moment my only copies of MAIT are the vinyl LP and my own CD copy of it without WTD. WTD is so different to the album, different personnel for a start.
I've recently bought the 2cd reissue of TYM after only owning the LP for 24 years and can't get used to Radio Radio tagged on to the end. Surely the sudden ending of Night Rally was always meant to be the close of the album.
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:54 am

You may call me a purist, but i really don´t consider both tracks as being part of those records.

(its more or less like end Infidels with Blind Willie McTell. - It is a great song, but it wasnt intended to end that record!)

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Postby seanpointblank » Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:36 pm

Wasn't "Radio, Radio" on the original US release of TYM?

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:17 pm

No doubt it was, but as a US record company decision to try and shift units. If someone asks me what album Radio, Radio is on I would laugh and say none, of course. Same with sticking PLU on at the end of AF. No, I don't switch the CD off, but it isn't 'right' in terms of the vision the artist had of his LP. In fact, your film analogy is the opposite of the truth: most deleted scenes are because of the pressure rom the studio to not make the film too long or whatever, and have to wait for the 'director's cut' to be reinstated. The original LP as released in the UK is the 'songwriter's cut', anything else is an aberration which has come to pass as the standard on reissues with time to make life easier by conforming to the one global issue.

The sad thing is you're missing the sense of creativity here. It was a time when these people had so much output they could conceive 45s that were separate entities as well as put out a full LP every year. They all did it, Elvis, The Jam The Clash, loads of others, in a tradition going back to The Beatles and probably before. Singles were glorious artistic statements in their own right, they didn't have to be on an LP to justify their commercial existence. Yes, John is right in terms of the punter's perception that it depends on when and where you're from, but in terms of the EC purist's standpoint, there is no debate.
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Postby girl out of time » Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:19 pm

i know it was a b-side ...but the number 1 track for me is: big tears

2. little triggers
3. lip service
4. this year´s girl
5.radio radio
...the promise of indulgence in my confidential voice approached inmortal danger but you´ll never know how close....

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Postby wehitandrun » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:50 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:No doubt it was, but as a US record company decision to try and shift units. If someone asks me what album Radio, Radio is on I would laugh and say none, of course. Same with sticking PLU on at the end of AF. No, I don't switch the CD off, but it isn't 'right' in terms of the vision the artist had of his LP. In fact, your film analogy is the opposite of the truth: most deleted scenes are because of the pressure rom the studio to not make the film too long or whatever, and have to wait for the 'director's cut' to be reinstated. The original LP as released in the UK is the 'songwriter's cut', anything else is an aberration which has come to pass as the standard on reissues with time to make life easier by conforming to the one global issue.

The sad thing is you're missing the sense of creativity here. It was a time when these people had so much output they could conceive 45s that were separate entities as well as put out a full LP every year. They all did it, Elvis, The Jam The Clash, loads of others, in a tradition going back to The Beatles and probably before. Singles were glorious artistic statements in their own right, they didn't have to be on an LP to justify their commercial existence. Yes, John is right in terms of the punter's perception that it depends on when and where you're from, but in terms of the EC purist's standpoint, there is no debate.



If anything, YOU'RE the one who isn't putting the artist's vision in mind. I didn't see "the artist" doing anything to stop these songs from being on the album... because maybe he WANTED them on the album. Given that he plays both songs in his live set, and has for over 25 years... I'd say he likes 'em.

AND he played them both on SNL. The artist's vision is obviously for these songs to be released. Who the hell are you to say they shouldn't be? Stop trying to act like the record company just threw it on randomly, especially when there was no resistance to the decision.

You're not a purist, you're just looking for something to cry about.
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