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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Re: Best Remote Control

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.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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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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Re: Best Remote Control

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.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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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:
01 Nov 2017, 3:51pm
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.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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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.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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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.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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