As mentioned before, all the postings for the initial Group stages were readied, typed up, and posted at the same time, weeks in advance. My great fear was that folk wouldn’t respond well to it, and with the traffic to TVV being well under half of what it was back in 2018 the last time an ICA World Cup was held, I anticipated that voter turnout would be low. I’ve been very pleasantly surprised with the responses and the results of Group C, from the ICAs provided by Hybrid Social Professor, will be revealed tomorrow.
This week, seventeen songs are competing for your votes, with eight of them set to qualify for the knock-out stages. As ever, all the songs, are #1 from all the relevant ICAs, and they are offered up in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved. Some of the ICAs are the work of yours truly, while others came from guest contributors.
Ballboy – Avant Garde Music (ICA 175)
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows (ICA 244)
Blancmange – Distant Storm (ICA 251)
Cinerama – Maniac (ICA 296)
Edwyn Collins – 50 Shades of Blue (ICA 298)
Echo and The Bunnymen – Rescue (ICA 225)
Gregory Isaacs – Love Is Overdue (ICA 194)
Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves (ICA 184)
John McGeoch – Shot By Both Sides* (ICA 259)
Muse – Uprising (ICA 167)
Pink Cross – Dinahmite (ICA 297)
Pop Will Eat Itself – Def Con One (ICA 234)
Pylon – Cool (ICA 282)
The Ramones – Beat On The Brat (ICA 185)
Sons and Daughters – Johnny Cash (ICA 199)
*a song by Magazine – ICA 259 was a compilation of tracks on which the guitarist played
Good luck working your way through today’s choices, as there’s a few tough decisions to take to get the number down to the eight you want to go through.
As usual, voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 6th of August.