Thus far, most comments and votes have followed a pattern….almost all have gone OMD, Wire and E&TB. Matches 21-23 are, to all intent and purposes, done and dusted….
Stone Roses 6 v OMD 22
Wire(2) 26 v Farmer’s Boys/Higsons 2
Everything But The Girl(2) 6 v Echo & The Bunnymen 23
The final tie could be a cliffhanger….neither side has ever established a substantial lead and both have enjoyed spells of being in front. It’s the first genuine contest in weeks
Martin Stephenson 13 v Butcher Boy 14
This week’s half-time, as per the newly adopted practice, comes from the ICA of a singer or band knocked out in the last round by one of the above eight sides:-
If you don’t know this half-time song, then ypu’re in for a real treat. If you do it, then you’ll no doubt want to listen again.
I’ll re-post what Swiss Adam said when he pulled together the Weatherall ICA:-
“Mike Garry’s wonderful poem for Tony Wilson, a celebration of the Factory boss and ‘Manchester music, marijuana, majesty and Karl Marx’, was set to music by Joe Dudell, a string quartet version of New Order’s Your Silent Face. Weatherall took it back to the electronic roots of Power, Corruption and Lies. Released to raise funds for cancer charities and The Christie hospital – go buy it.”
I’ll endorse his request that you go buy it. I have. Click here.
Oh and finally, if you haven’t voted yet this week, you have until midnight this coming Friday.