ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP F

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The second of the eight groups with a difference, with just three guest contributors on show today.

Alex G, like Hybrid Social Professor, offered up a substantial number of ICAs over a short period of time, (29 March 2018 – 15 February 2019) and similarly these were mostly on singers and bands who otherwise haven’t appeared elsewhere on TVV over the years. Alex G was behind the blog We Will Have Salad, one which I’ve listed under the heading ‘Old Friends No Longer Active In The Field’, but as I type these words, a click on the link says ‘COMING SOON’, so perhaps a re-launch is in the offering.

Middle Aged Man is a fairly regular contributor, as too is Khayem, and they were the two contributors with multiple ICAs who were picked out of the hat to make up Group F along with Alex. (and yes, all the folk whose ICAs are up for your votes today can participate in the process).

There’s a total of 17 songs to enjoy today, and as I said, many of them are from acts who otherwise haven’t featured on the blog, which means that, again, a few lesser-known or more obscure singers and bands are guaranteed to make the knock-out stages.

As ever, the songs are competing for your votes today are #1 from all the relevant ICAs, and they are offered up in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved.

An April March – Mandarin (ICA 169)

April March – Mon ange gardien (ICA 168)

Bauhaus – Boys (ICA 223)

David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)

Vanessa Contenay-Quinones – Conquistador (7″ edit)* (ICA 272)

Julian Cope – Soul Desert (live) (ICA 266)

Terry Hall – All Kinds Of Everything** (ICA 277)

It’s Immaterial – The Better Idea (album version) (ICA 299)

Billie Ray Martin – (I Spent Hours Again) Wishing You Well (ICA 288)

Nits – The Panorama Man (ICA 191)

Pizzicato Five – Mon Amour Tokyo (ICA 159)

Scritti Politti – Boom! There She Was (Sonic Property Mix) (ICA 261)

Siouxsie and The Banshees – Pure (ICA 258)

Slapp Happy – Casablanca Moon (ICA 206)

Stereolab – French Disco (original version) (ICA 174)

Superturtle – Watch Your Eyes (ICA 305)

The Sweet – Blockbuster (ICA 313)

*this track is by Espiritu

**this track is actually a duet with Sinéad O’Connor

I’m looking for you to cast votes for up to eight songs, but don’t worry if you go under that number if the songs don’t fully appeal to you.

As usual, voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 20th of August.

JC

48 thoughts on “ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP F

  1. Bauhaus – Boys (ICA 223)
    David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)
    Julian Cope – Soul Desert (live) (ICA 266)
    Terry Hall – All Kinds Of Everything** (ICA 277)
    It’s Immaterial – The Better Idea (album version) (ICA 299)
    Scritti Politti – Boom! There She Was (Sonic Property Mix) (ICA 261)
    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Pure (ICA 258)
    The Sweet – Blockbuster (ICA 313)

    Time goes by far too quickly……already on the sixth week of ICA!
    (Less than) 100 Days to Qatar !!!!

    Cheers
    Stephen

  2. I fear quite a few of today’s picks were let down by the choice of track. I’ve only managed to choose five at a push…
    Bowie
    Siouxsie
    Stereolab
    Superturtle
    Sweet

  3. A curtailed selection for me this week:

    Bauhaus
    Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Stereolab
    Superturtle
    The Sweet

  4. Vanessa Contenay-Quinones – Conquistador (7″ edit)* (ICA 272)
    Julian Cope – Soul Desert (live) (ICA 266)
    Billie Ray Martin – (I Spent Hours Again) Wishing You Well (ICA 288)
    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Pure (ICA 258)
    The Sweet – Blockbuster (ICA 313)

  5. Barely scraped up 5 this week, as commented above the choice of tracks (Siouxsie,Julian Cope ) came into play.. So:
    Billy Ray
    Stereolab
    April March
    Sweet
    & 5, bringing up the rear,I (grudgingly*) chose Espiritu
    That is yer lot!
    anwe
    *grudgingly coz while I liked the early Espiritu singles, I still find myself unreasonably irked by a lyric in ‘South American Way’ which goes “driving down to Cuna…”
    Driving?
    I know I know I’ll get me coat!

  6. Based purely on the songs alone I feel I’m betraying some of the artists I’ve always held in high regard by not supporting them, but I know them’s the rules! So today my votes go to:

    Stereolab
    The Sweet
    Pizzicato Five
    Vanessa Contenay-Quinones
    An April March

  7. Bauhaus
    David Bowie
    Julian Cope
    Pizzicato Five
    Scritti Politti
    Siouxsie
    Stereolab
    The Sweet

  8. David Bowie
    Pizzicato Five
    Bauhaus
    Stereolab
    Billie Ray Martin
    April March
    Terry Hall
    The Sweet

    Have a nice week

  9. David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy
    Julian Cope – Soul Desert (live)
    It’s Immaterial – The Better Idea (album version)
    Terry Hall – All Kinds Of Everything
    Scritti Politti – Boom! There She Was (Sonic Property Mix)
    Stereolab – French Disco (original version)
    The Sweet – Blockbuster

  10. I haven’t found any of these groups easy but this was an especially tough one for me!

    I’ve also eliminated some favourite acts – Siouxsie & The Banshees, Bauhaus – on the strength of the comparable opening tracks. I also decided early on – Arch Drude forgive me – to exclude Julian Cope from my shortlist on the basis that my ICA featured live versions only.

    I’m submitting my 8 votes now before I change my mind again!

    1) David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)
    2) Terry Hall – All Kinds Of Everything (ICA 277)
    3) It’s Immaterial – The Better Idea (album version) (ICA 299)
    4) Billie Ray Martin – (I Spent Hours Again) Wishing You Well (ICA 288)
    5) Pizzicato Five – Mon Amour Tokyo (ICA 159)
    6) Scritti Politti – Boom! There She Was (Sonic Property Mix) (ICA 261)
    7) Stereolab – French Disco (original version) (ICA 174)
    8) The Sweet – Blockbuster (ICA 313)

  11. An April March
    Bowie
    JC (the other one)
    Terry Hall
    It’s Immaterial
    Scritti Politti
    Slapp Happy
    The Sweet

  12. Vanessa Contenay-Quinones
    Terry Hall & Sinéad O’Connor
    It’s Immaterial
    Scritti Politti
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Slapp Happy
    Stereolab
    The Sweet

  13. Stereolab
    Sweet
    Terry Hall
    Julian Cope
    Bauhaus
    April March
    It’s Immaterial
    Superturtle

  14. Bauhaus – Boys (ICA 223)
    David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)
    Terry Hall – All Kinds Of Everything** (ICA 277)
    Pizzicato Five – Mon Amour Tokyo (ICA 159)
    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Pure (ICA 258)
    Stereolab – French Disco (original version) (ICA 174)

    I really expected more people to vote for Bowie

  15. Stereolab
    Scritti Politti
    Terry Hall
    It’s Immaterial
    The Sweet

    That’s all from me this week

    Jim Dubai

  16. Hi, here are my votes;
    Bauhaus
    David Bowie
    Julian Cope
    Terry Hall
    Its Immaterial
    Scritti Politti
    Siouxsie
    Sweet

  17. Can I cast 8 votes for Billie Ray?… No, not? Hmmpff. Well then, if not, here are my votes;

    Billie Ray
    Siouxsie
    Scritti
    Bauhaus
    Bowie
    The Sweet
    Julian Cope

  18. Bauhaus – Boys (ICA 223)

    David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)

    Nits – The Panorama Man (ICA 191)

    Scritti Politti – Boom! There She Was (Sonic Property Mix) (ICA 261)

    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Pure (ICA 258)

    Stereolab – French Disco (original version) (ICA 174)

    Superturtle – Watch Your Eyes (ICA 305)

    The Sweet – Blockbuster (ICA 313)

  19. Bowie
    Siouxsie & the Banshees
    Julian Cope
    Sweet
    It’s Immaterial
    Scritti Politti
    Terry Hall
    Bauhaus

  20. Bowie
    Bauhaus
    Siouxsie

    That is it this go.

    Thanks once again for organizing this!

  21. A tip of the uncanny hat to you, sir, for an interesting challenge this week. Initially going into it and looking at the choices, I thought I had four solid picks even before listening. Then I had a listen, and some of those solid picks just had to go. I mean, I love Terry Hall as much as the next guy, but this song was so loaded with treacle I almost fell into a sugar coma. And with what I was hearing of the rest, I wasn’t sure I was even going to be able to come up with three picks. But then I listened through again. And again. And a third time as I began to get an appreciation for the groups/songs I hadn’t heard before, and then before I knew it I had TWELVE picks! Dammit.
    Okay, so after culling, and culling again, here’s my eight;

    April March
    Espiritu
    It’s Immaterial
    Nits
    Pizzicato Five
    Slapp Happy
    Superturtle
    Sweet

  22. Bauhaus – Boys (ICA 223)
    David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)
    It’s Immaterial – The Better Idea (album version) (ICA 299)
    Scritti Politti – Boom! There She Was (Sonic Property Mix) (ICA 261)
    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Pure (ICA 258)
    Stereolab – French Disco (original version) (ICA 174)

  23. Bowie
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Stereolab
    Superturtle
    The Sweet (anyone who doesn’t vote for them hasn’t “got a clue WHAT to do!)

    A couple of surprising omissions from my perspective, bit if the track’s not strong enough…

  24. Bauhaus
    Billy Ray Matin
    Scritti Politti
    Stereolab
    Pizzicato Five
    The Sweet
    Siouxsie & the Banshees
    Superturtle

  25. My eight for this week. Thanks!!

    An April March – Mandarin (ICA 169)
    Bauhaus – Boys (ICA 223)
    Billie Ray Martin – (I Spent Hours Again) Wishing You Well (ICA 288)
    David Bowie – Hello Spaceboy (ICA 284)
    It’s Immaterial – The Better Idea (album version) (ICA 299)
    Pizzicato Five – Mon Amour Tokyo (ICA 159)
    Stereolab – French Disco (original version) (ICA 174)
    Superturtle – Watch Your Eyes (ICA 305)

  26. I tend to go softer than your usual listener (and I lean towards female vocals when I do)…

    An April March
    Stereolab (distant second)

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