Best Remote Control

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Which is the best version?

First album version
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Vanilla Tapes version
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Best Remote Control

Post by Heston » 01 Nov 2017, 2:19pm

As per the other thread, I'm asking which is the best version. The drums may be slightly better in the Vanilla version but everything else about the s/t version is better for me, especially the lead guitar and singing.



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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Nov 2017, 2:25pm

The people of the great city of Justinville proudly cast their vote for the s/t version in this historic poll: It will the first time Heston has initiated a poll where he will be with the majority. God bless the Clash and God bless IMCT!
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Post by Flex » 01 Nov 2017, 2:31pm

S/T is obviously the best, but I think the Vanilla Tapes version hints at what could have been a definitive take if properly recorded in a studio and with the intention of commercial release.
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Heston » 01 Nov 2017, 2:42pm

Flex wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 2:31pm
S/T is obviously the best
Thank you.
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Rat Patrol » 01 Nov 2017, 2:47pm

Vanilla Tapes...and it's not even close. Much richer arrangement, more mature vocal take...fully three-dimensional whereas the original was not exactly one of s/t's better recorded efforts (live it killed pretty much from Day 1). As stratospheric an improvement over the original as Cap Radio 2 if they'd run with it and done a formal take.
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by JennyB » 01 Nov 2017, 2:59pm

S/T FFS.
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Post by Heston » 01 Nov 2017, 3:11pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 2:47pm
the original was not exactly one of s/t's better recorded efforts
Sounded like everything else on the album to me apart from White Riot which was obviously recorded at different sessions. Mick's guitar just rips on the s/t version, he doesn't even get close to anything as good on Vanilla. Probably his best lead vocal on the album too.
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Spiff » 01 Nov 2017, 3:51pm

Where's the Meadowlark Lemon option?
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Nov 2017, 4:20pm

Spiff wrote:
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Where's the Meadowlark Lemon option?
Limeys don't have Meadowlark Lemon. It'd be, like, Nigel Clivingtonshire.
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by 101Walterton » 01 Nov 2017, 4:23pm

This is like choosing between your children!!
They are different but they each have their own qualities.

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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Heston » 01 Nov 2017, 4:43pm

101Walterton wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:23pm
This is like choosing between your children!!
They are different but they each have their own qualities.
This is what I find crazy. The Vanilla version seems like a rough retread with botched lyrics, inaudible vocals, sloppy guitar playing and a terrible mix. Not to mention one of Mick's best ever solos is excised. Yet people are talking like it's up there with the pretty much perfect s/t version. Each to their own and all that but this one just leaves me bemused.
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Wolter » 01 Nov 2017, 4:59pm

Heston wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:43pm
101Walterton wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:23pm
This is like choosing between your children!!
They are different but they each have their own qualities.
This is what I find crazy. The Vanilla version seems like a rough retread with botched lyrics, inaudible vocals, sloppy guitar playing and a terrible mix. Not to mention one of Mick's best ever solos is excised. Yet people are talking like it's up there with the pretty much perfect s/t version. Each to their own and all that but this one just leaves me bemused.
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Heston » 01 Nov 2017, 5:13pm

Wolter wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:59pm
Heston wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:43pm
101Walterton wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:23pm
This is like choosing between your children!!
They are different but they each have their own qualities.
This is what I find crazy. The Vanilla version seems like a rough retread with botched lyrics, inaudible vocals, sloppy guitar playing and a terrible mix. Not to mention one of Mick's best ever solos is excised. Yet people are talking like it's up there with the pretty much perfect s/t version. Each to their own and all that but this one just leaves me bemused.
I find it weird to agree with you, but I do.
Thank god, I thought I was going crazy.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Nov 2017, 5:19pm

Heston wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 5:13pm
Wolter wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:59pm
Heston wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:43pm
101Walterton wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:23pm
This is like choosing between your children!!
They are different but they each have their own qualities.
This is what I find crazy. The Vanilla version seems like a rough retread with botched lyrics, inaudible vocals, sloppy guitar playing and a terrible mix. Not to mention one of Mick's best ever solos is excised. Yet people are talking like it's up there with the pretty much perfect s/t version. Each to their own and all that but this one just leaves me bemused.
I find it weird to agree with you, but I do.
Thank god, I thought I was going crazy.
You're finally going to win one of these polls, amigo!
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Re: Best Remote Control

Post by Heston » 01 Nov 2017, 5:21pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 5:19pm
Heston wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 5:13pm
Wolter wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:59pm
Heston wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:43pm
101Walterton wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 4:23pm
This is like choosing between your children!!
They are different but they each have their own qualities.
This is what I find crazy. The Vanilla version seems like a rough retread with botched lyrics, inaudible vocals, sloppy guitar playing and a terrible mix. Not to mention one of Mick's best ever solos is excised. Yet people are talking like it's up there with the pretty much perfect s/t version. Each to their own and all that but this one just leaves me bemused.
I find it weird to agree with you, but I do.
Thank god, I thought I was going crazy.
You're finally going to win one of these polls, amigo!
Didn't even need the Black Diamond option to divide the vote and confuse matters, it looks like a landslide.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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