ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP E

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I reckon you’ll all know the script by now.  If not, just scroll back to all five of the Sunday postings from last month.

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 now follow in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved.

Arctic Monkeys – Chun Li’s Spinning Bird Kick (ICA 193)

The Auteurs – The Rubettes (ICA 178)

Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (ICA 240)

The Brilliant Corners – Rambling Rose (ICA 163)

Cats On Fire – Horoscope (ICA 314)

Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)

Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)

Amelia Fletcher – Talulah Gosh* (ICA 309)

The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick (ICA 200)

Davy Henderson – Candyskin** (ICA 306)

Hinds – Chili Town (ICA 286)

Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (ICA 182)

Kylie Minogue – The Loco-motion (ICA 260)

Smog – The Well (ICA 192)

The Style Council – Mick’s Blessings (ICA 217)

The Who – My Generation (ICA 208)

Wilco – Box Full Of Letters (ICA 238)

*a song by Talulah Gosh – ICA 309 was a compilation of tracks on which Amelia Fletcher was involved

*a song by The Fire Engines – ICA 306 was a compilation of tracks on which Davy Henderson sang and played

This is the sort of group I was hoping that the draw would deliver.  Loads of big names, some of whom had their ICAs open up with lesser-known or weaker tracks, which perhaps makes them vulnerable when you come to cast your votes.  Once again, you can nominate up to eight singers or band to progress, but no more than that.

As usual, voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 13th of August.

JC

54 thoughts on “ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP E

  1. Arctic Monkeys
    Beastie Boys
    Comsat Angels
    Manic Street Preachers
    Smog
    The Style Council
    The Who
    Wilco

  2. Auteurs
    Go-Betweens
    Davy Henderson
    Manic Street Preachers (they are often ridiculous but this is a great song)

    (Daltrey’s unrighteous politics should see his bunch kicked out of the tournament in my view, but hey I’m a hardliner).

  3. Crumbs! This week I’m self-limited to just three…

    Top of the pile: Talulah Gosh
    Middle of the pile: The Go-Betweens
    Bottom of the pile: Cats on Fire

  4. Wilco
    Smog
    Go -Betweens
    Beastie Boys
    Davy Henderson
    Style Council
    Chumbawamba
    Kylie

  5. I was tempted, chaval, to do as you suggested. But it was a guest ICA, written by a self-proclaimed socialist from the heart of Midlothian; given he had no qualms about writing it in the first place, then it seemed only right to include it.

  6. Amelia Fletcher
    Brilliant Corners
    Chumbawamba
    Beastie Boys
    Manics
    Davy Henderson
    Cats on Fire
    Kylie

  7. Hmm, difficult. Very difficult. A Plenty of good songs, not a bad one either.

    The Who
    The Brilliant Corners
    Comsat Angels
    Amelia Fletcher
    The Go-Betweens
    Kylie Minogue
    Cats on Fire
    Beastie Boys

  8. Davy Henderson
    Wilco
    Who
    Manic Street Preachers
    Style Council
    Kylie
    Go-Betweens
    Beastie Boys

  9. Glad Kylie’s getting some votes with a song I thought she might have struggled with.

    My votes-
    Beastie Boys
    Go- Betweens
    Manics
    Kylie
    Style Council
    Auteurs
    Comsat Angels
    Brilliant Corners

  10. Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (ICA 240)
    Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)
    Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
    Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (ICA 182)
    Kylie Minogue – The Loco-motion (ICA 260)

  11. Cool line up I’d go to this festival!
    1.(one of) Bristol’s finest BCs
    2.(one of) Spain’s finest Hinds
    3.(one of) Wales’ finest Manics
    4.Burnley’s f inest The Chumbas
    5..The Auteurs
    6..(one of) Sheffield’s finest.Artic Ms
    7.Comsat Angels
    & 8 just because & why not? ‘The singing budgie’ herself!

  12. Arctic Monkeys – Chun Li’s Spinning Bird Kick (ICA 193)
    Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (ICA 240)
    Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
    Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (ICA 182)
    The Style Council – Mick’s Blessings (ICA 217)
    The Who – My Generation (ICA 208)

  13. Arctic Monkeys
    Auteurs
    Amelia Fletcher
    Go-Betweens
    Chumbawamba
    Davy Henderson
    Brilliant Corners
    Hinds

  14. Great to see a lot of love for the wonderful person that is Amelia Fletcher!

    Brilliant Corners
    Amelia Fletcher/Talulah Gosh
    Wannadies/Go-Betweens
    Fire Engines/Davy Henderson
    Hinds
    Style Council
    Comsat Angels
    Wilco

  15. Beastie Boys
    Brilliant Corners
    Comsat Angels
    Amelia Fletcher
    The Go-Betweens
    Manic Street Preachers
    Style Council
    Wilco

  16. 1) Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (ICA 240)
    2) The Brilliant Corners – Rambling Rose (ICA 163)
    3) Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)
    4) Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
    5) The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick (ICA 200)
    6) Hinds – Chili Town (ICA 286)
    7) Kylie Minogue – The Loco-motion (ICA 260)
    8) Wilco – Box Full Of Letters (ICA 238)

    Man, that was another tough one. I feel particularly bad about dropping Amelia Fletcher from my final list (sorry, Amelia!). Arguably, Tallulah Gosh is a better song than The Loco-motion but I have to fess up and say that I’ve definitely danced to the latter more often. Although I’ll state for the record that it would have been at work dos and I definitely, definitely did not admit this to any of my other friends at the time. I finally admitted to being a Kylie fan in 1994.

  17. Arctic Monkeys
    Davy Henderson
    Who
    Brilliant Corners
    Wilco
    Style Council
    Manic Street Preachers
    Go Betweens

  18. Hi, these are my votes;

    Auteurs
    Beastie Boys
    Chumbawumba
    Amelia Fletcher
    Go-Betweens
    Hinds
    Manics
    The Who

  19. Arctic Monkeys – Chun Li’s Spinning Bird Kick (ICA 193)
    The Auteurs – The Rubettes (ICA 178)
    The Brilliant Corners – Rambling Rose (ICA 163)
    Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
    The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick (ICA 200)
    Davy Henderson – Candyskin** (ICA 306)
    Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (ICA 182)
    The Who – My Generation (ICA 208)

    Cheers
    Stephen

  20. Brilliant Corners
    Cats On Fire
    Chumbawamba
    Amelia Fletcher
    Go-Betweens
    Davy Henderson
    Smog
    Who

  21. Arctic Monkeys
    The Auteirs
    Chumbawamba
    Amelia Fletcher
    The Go-Betweens
    Davy Henderson
    Hinds
    The Style Council

  22. You can shout and ramble all you like, Kaggsy, but your vote will only count once!!!!

    Made me laugh mind you…..

  23. Style Council
    Wilco
    Brilliant Corners
    Cats on Fire
    Go-Betweens
    Ameila Fletcher
    Davy Henderson

  24. Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (ICA 240)

    Cats On Fire – Horoscope (ICA 314)

    Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)

    Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)

    Amelia Fletcher – Talulah Gosh* (ICA 309)

    Davy Henderson – Candyskin** (ICA 306)

    Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (ICA 182)

    Hinds – Chili Town (ICA 286)

  25. Sorry I’m on the drag, I’ve been away for a couple of days…

    Arctic Monkeys
    Chumbawamba
    Go-Betweens
    Davy Henderson
    Manic Street Preachers
    The Style Council
    The Who
    Wilco

  26. Auteurs
    Beastie Boys
    Brilliant Corners
    Amelia Fletcher
    Go-Betweens
    Davy Henderson
    Hinds
    Kylie Minogue

  27. Finally I found the time to make my list

    Beastie Boys
    Chumbawumba
    Go-Betweens
    Manics
    Kylie
    Style Council
    The Who
    Comsat Angels

  28. Cats on Fire
    Amelia (we’re practically on first name terms)
    Manics
    Kylie
    Go-Betweens
    The Who
    Davy Henderson
    Hinds

  29. Amelia Fletcher – Talulah Gosh* (ICA 309)
    The Auteurs – The Rubettes (ICA 178)
    Cats On Fire – Horoscope (ICA 314)
    Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)
    Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
    Davy Henderson – Candyskin** (ICA 306)
    The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick (ICA 200)
    Hinds – Chili Town (ICA 286)

  30. Apologies if this shows up twice, but the first submission seems to have vanished.

    Amelia Fletcher – Talulah Gosh* (ICA 309)
    The Auteurs – The Rubettes (ICA 178)
    Cats On Fire – Horoscope (ICA 314)
    Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)
    Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
    Davy Henderson – Candyskin** (ICA 306)
    The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick (ICA 200)
    Hinds – Chili Town (ICA 286)

  31. Brilliant Corners (looking like they’re vulnerable -can I vote twice for them?)
    Comsat Angels
    The Go-Betweens
    Davy Henderson
    Manic Street Preachers
    Amelia Fletcher – courtesy of a cracking way to start the ICA

  32. “Eight songs a week”, here are my eight for this one. Thanks!!

    The Auteurs – The Rubettes (ICA 178)
    Cats On Fire – Horoscope (ICA 314)
    Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette (ICA 273)
    Comsat Angels – Missing In Action (ICA 252)
    Amelia Fletcher – Talulah Gosh* (ICA 309)
    The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick (ICA 200)
    Davy Henderson – Candyskin** (ICA 306)
    Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (ICA 182)

  33. Here’s mine, it was a tough go, had to listen repeatedly to this batch. In the end it was a few from the familiarity pile, a few from the “That’s an odd’un” pile, a few from the “Well, that’s a surprise” pile. I was really prepared to dismiss Kylie and the LocoMotion from the get go, but childhood nostalgia and a good rendition won me over.

    Arctic Monkeys
    Chumbawamba
    Fire Engines
    Kylie Minogue
    Smog
    The Auteurs
    The Go-Betweens/The Wannadies
    Cats on Fire

    Hated to bump Style Council and The Brilliant Corners off the list, but something had to give.

  34. Was late for voting, but that is ok, need to say thanks for a few songs I grabbed while the grabbing was good.

    Cats on Fire (Never heard of them before)
    Chumbawamba (didn’t think I would like them)
    Talulah Gosh (Never heard of them before)
    Hinds (Never heard of them before)

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