ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP A

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Welcome to the first week of the ICA World Cup 2022.  Are you excited or totally indifferent?

Seventeen songs are competing for your votes today, with eight of them set to qualify for the knock-out stages.  All the songs, in the group stages, will be #1 from all the relevant ICAs, and they are listed below in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved.

Ash – Jack Names The Planets (ICA 190)

Cocteau Twins – Hazel (Peel Session) (ICA 310)

Dinosaur Jr. – The Wagon (ICA 312)

Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La (ICA 287)

The Fall – Crap Rap/Like To Blow (ICA 171)

Luke Haines – Rock’n’Roll Communique #1 (ICA 180)

Robyn Hitchcock – Kingdom of Love (ICA 190)

Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day (ICA 285)

Iceage – Hurrah (ICA 221)

The Jam – Pretty Green (ICA 152)

The Jazz Butcher – Next Move Sideways (ICA 158)

Mudhoney – In n Out of Grace (ICA 283)

Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (ICA 222)

Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (ICA 183)

Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (ICA 250)

Say Sue Me – Let It Begin (ICA 227)

Tracey Thorn – It’s All True – Escort Extended Remix (ICA 262)

As I said last week, the draw has been designed to split up contributions from various guest contributors, with each group also having a handful from my own ICAs.  Group A is quite eclectic, and many of the so-called ‘big hitters’ didn’t get drawn out, so it sets up for some tastiness in the remaining groups.

Voting closes at midnight on Saturday, 16th July.  Voting must be done through the comments section.

AND JUST TO AVOID ANY POTENTIAL CONFUSION, I’M HOPING EVERYONE COMING ON TO VOTE WILL MAKE UP TO 8 CHOICES FROM THE ABOVE LIST.

I KNOW……I’M ASKING A LOT!!!  BUT IT WILL GET EASIER ONCE WE REACH THE KNOCK-OUT STAGES!!!!!!!

Cheers.

JC

50 thoughts on “ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP A

  1. I’m not sure how this works… having watched only from the ICA sidelines and knowing hee haw about football

    Here’s my votes for what they are worth

    1. Hazel – Cocteau Twins – Peel Session. (by a country mile)
    2. Mudhoney – In n Out of Grace
    3. Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
    4. Dinisaur Jr. – The Wagon
    5. Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day
    6. Say Sue Me – Let It Begin
    7. Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
    8. Iggy Pop – Lust for Life

    Have I chosen too many? Not chosen enough? Let’s see…

  2. Cheers folks for the early votes. Just to clarify, I’m looking for up to 8 votes from everyone if possible!!! I’ll amend the original posting to clarify things.

  3. 1 Buddy Holly; That’ll be the day
    2 The Jam; Pretty green
    3; Nirvana; Where did you sleep
    4; Iggy Pop; Lust for life

  4. Ooh, this is going to be harsh! Here are my eight:

    1) Cocteau Twins – Hazel (Peel Session)
    2) Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day
    3) The Jam – Pretty Green
    4) The Jazz Butcher – Next Move Sideways
    5) Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
    6) Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
    7) Say Sue Me – Let It Begin
    8) Tracey Thorn – It’s All True – Escort Extended Remix

  5. 1- Robyn Hitchcock
    2 – Iggy
    3- Roxy Music
    4 – Buddy Holly
    5 – Ash
    6 – Coctaus
    7 – Say Sue Me
    8 – Dum Dum Girls

  6. Here’s my vote:
    1) Nirvana
    2) Iggy Pop
    3) Roxy Music
    4) Say Sue Mae
    5) The Jam
    6) The Jazz Butcher
    7) Buddy Holly
    8) Cocteau Twins

  7. Cocteau Twins
    Dinosaur JR
    Robyn Hitchcock
    Buddy Holly
    Jam
    Jazz Butcher
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music

  8. In alphabetical order…
    Ash – Jack Names The Planets (ICA 190)
    Dinosaur Jr. – The Wagon (ICA 312)
    Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day (ICA 285)
    The Jam – Pretty Green (ICA 152)
    Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (ICA 222)
    Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (ICA 183)
    Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (ICA 250)
    Say Sue Me – Let It Begin (ICA 227)

  9. Ash, Dinosaur Jr, Dum Dum Girls, Iggy, Luke Haines, Jazz Butcher, Nirvana, Say Sue Me

  10. This isn’t exactly the fabled group of death is it

    Cocteau Twins
    Dinosaur Jr
    The Jam
    Iggy
    The Fall
    Luke Haines
    The Jazz Butcher
    Buddy Holly

  11. Thanks for running this World Cup competition, it should be fun. There are some difficult choices already!

    1 – The Fall
    2 – Buddy Holly
    3 – Roxy Music
    4 – Dinosaur Jr
    5 – Nirvana
    6 -Iggy Pop
    7 – Cocteau Twins
    8 – Say Sue Me

  12. Anonymous says: Darren157 says:
    July 10, 2022 at 12:41 pm
    Thanks for running this World Cup competition, it should be fun. There are some difficult choices already!

    1 – The Fall
    2 – Buddy Holly
    3 – Roxy Music
    4 – Dinosaur Jr
    5 – Nirvana
    6 -Iggy Pop
    7 – Cocteau Twins
    8 – Say Sue Me

  13. OK here goes :
    1. Nirvana
    2. Roxy Music
    3. Iggy Pop
    4.Cocteau Twins
    5. The Jam
    6. Buddy Holly
    7. Dinosaur Jr
    8. Iceage

  14. Tracey Thorn
    Cocteau Twins
    The Jazz Butcher
    Dum Dum Girls
    Dinosaur Jr
    Luke Haines
    The Fall
    Ash

  15. 1. Cocteau Twins – Hazel (Peel Session) (ICA 310)
    2. The Jazz Butcher – Next Move Sideways (ICA 158)
    3. Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (ICA 250)
    4. Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (ICA 183)
    5. Robyn Hitchcock – Kingdom of Love (ICA 190)
    6. The Jam – Pretty Green (ICA 152)
    7. Luke Haines – Rock’n’Roll Communique #1 (ICA 180)
    8. Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (ICA 222)

  16. I’m gonna go for Ash, Dinosaur Jr, The Fall, Iceage, Mudhoney Nirvana, Cocteau Twins and Buddy Holly

  17. 1) Nirvana

    2) Iggy Pop

    3) Roxy Music

    4) The Fall

    5) Cocteau Twins
    6)The Jam

    7) Ash

    8) Buddy Holly

  18. Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day
    The Jam – Pretty Green
    Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
    Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
    Tracey Thorn – It’s All True – Escort Extended Remix
    Ash – Jack Names the planets

  19. Cocteau Twins
    The Fall
    Robyn Hitchcock
    The Jam
    Nirvana
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music
    Tracey Thorn

  20. Jam
    Iggy Pop
    Dinosaur Jr
    Roxy Music
    Mudhoney
    Buddy Holly
    Robyn Hitchcock
    Ash

    This early Ash Song is surprisingly good.

  21. “It’s a game of two halves Brian”

    Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day (ICA 285)
    Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (ICA 222)
    Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (ICA 183)
    Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (ICA 250)

  22. Ash
    Cocteau
    Dinosaur J
    Jazz Butcher
    The Jam
    Roxy M
    Say Sue Me!!!!!!!
    The Fall

    So great to be doing this again!!

  23. 1 – Ash
    2 – Buddy Holly
    3 – The Jam
    4 – The Jazz Butcher
    5 – Iggy Pop
    6 – Roxy Music
    7 – Say Sue Me
    8 – Tracy Thorn

    This is going to be both fun and frustrating in equal measure if this Group is anything to go by.

  24. Jazz butcher ( got to vote for my own and it’s a glorious song )
    Tracey Thorn
    Roxy
    Iggy

    Just the 4 for me

  25. In order of appearance:

    Ash
    Cocteau Twins
    Dum DumGirls
    The Jam
    Nirvana
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music
    Tracey Thorn

  26. Cocteau Twins
    Robyn Hitchcock
    Dinosaur Junior
    Dum Dum Girls
    Nirvana
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music
    Buddy Holly

  27. Dinosaur Jr
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music
    Nirvana
    Cocteau Twins
    Buddy Holly
    Jazz Butcher
    The Fall

  28. Dinosaur Jr.
    Luke Haines
    Robyn Hitchcock
    Roxy Music
    Jazz Butcher
    The Jam
    The Fall
    Iggy Pop

  29. Cocteau Twins, Buddy Holly, Nirvana, Iggy Pop, The Jam

    Thanks so much for doing this again…this is going to be such a blast!

  30. Oof! Tough crowd! Here goes :
    1.The Igster
    2.Roxy
    3.Iceage
    4.Dum Dum
    5.Tracey
    6.Luke
    7.Cocteaus
    8.The Jam
    Cheers for organizing this JC

  31. Here’s my 8.
    1.Ash
    2.Cocteau Twins
    3. Roxy Music
    4. Buddy Holly
    5. Luke Haines
    6. Iceage
    7. Iggy Pop
    8. The Jam

  32. Here’s my 8;
    Ash
    Luke Haines
    Iceage
    Jam
    Nirvana
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music
    Tracey Thorn

  33. This is brilliant

    1 Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
    2 Jam – Pretty Green
    3 Luke Haines – Rock’n’Roll Communique #1
    4 Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day
    5 The Jazz Butcher – Next Move Sideways
    6 Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
    7 Tracey Thorn – It’s All True – Escort Extended Remix
    8 Cocteau Twins – Hazel (Peel Session)

  34. World Cup fever returns. Here’s my eight…
    Ash
    Buddy Holly
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music
    Jam
    The Jazz Butcher
    Dum Dum Girls
    Robyn Hitchcock

  35. Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day (ICA 285)
    The Jam – Pretty Green (ICA 152)
    Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (ICA 222)
    Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (ICA 183)
    Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (ICA 250)

  36. Cocteau Twins
    Dinosaur Jr
    Dum Dum Girls
    Buddy Holly
    Iceage
    Jazz Butcher
    Iggy Pop
    Roxy Music

  37. Blimey, this is only the first round and it’s taken me most of the week to finalise my eight. I’m not sure how much of this kind of pressure I can take in the coming weeks and months!

    1) Robyn Hitchcock
    2) The Jam
    3) Buddy Holly
    4) Roxy Music
    5) The Fall
    6) Cocteau Twins
    7) Iggy Pop
    8) Ash

  38. After sweat, blood and many tears for those left out, here are my eight ( alphabetical order):

    Ash – Jack Names The Planets (ICA 190)
    Cocteau Twins – Hazel (Peel Session) (ICA 310)
    Dinosaur Jr. – The Wagon (ICA 312)
    Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La (ICA 287)
    Iceage – Hurrah (ICA 221)
    Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (ICA 183)
    Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (ICA 250)
    Say Sue Me – Let It Begin (ICA 227)

  39. Buddy Holly
    Say Sue Me
    Iggy
    Nirvana
    Roxy Music
    Dum Dum Girls
    Dinosaur Jr
    Jazz Butcher

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