ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP H

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Who’s left??

The Affectionate Punch – Scars I *(ICA 257)

Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)

The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)

The Chameleons – In Shreds (ICA 294)

Lloyd Cole – Old Enough To Know Better (ICA 300)

Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)

Frightened Rabbit – Fields of Wheat (ICA 214)

Mercury Rev – Planet Caravan (ICA 187)

The Hardy Boys – Wonderful Lie (ICA 275)

The National – Fake Empire (ICA 243)

Josh Rouse – 1972 (ICA 161)

The Sound – Missiles (ICA 264)

The Tragically Hip – New Orleans Is Sinking (ICA 154)

The Triffids – A Trick of the Light (ICA 155)

The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)

Warren Zevon – Play It All Night Long (ICA 237)

*attributed to Holocaust Nancy as the lead singer on the track.

This might well be the toughest group to predict, given there’s no what could be described as a mega-headliner;  Elvis Costello is arguably the best known, albeit Bananarama are by far the biggest selling act.

It’s a mix of singers and bands who have many devotees, and while it is the case that a fair number of the musicians who were part of the acts are no longer with us, at first glance, it looks like the sort of ideal line-up for a one-day festival over a number of stages.

As ever, let me know via the comments section those eight acts you’d like to see make it to the knockout stages, which begin next week.  Voting will close at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 3rd of September.

JC

50 thoughts on “ICA WORLD CUP 2022 : GROUP H

  1. breeders
    national
    triffids
    bananarama
    mercury rev
    twilight sad
    elvis costello
    frightened rabbit

  2. The Breeders
    Chameleon
    Elvis Costello
    Lloyd Cole
    The Hardy Boys
    The Tragically Hip

    (The last two being new artists to me!)

  3. Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)
    The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
    Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)
    Mercury Rev – Planet Caravan (ICA 187)

  4. Lloyd Cole
    Warren Zevon
    Elvis Costello
    Mercury Rev
    Frightened Rabbit
    Twilight Sad
    Tragically Hip
    Breeders

  5. The Affectionate Punch – Scars I *(ICA 257)

    Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)

    The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)

    Lloyd Cole – Old Enough To Know Better (ICA 300)

    The Hardy Boys – Wonderful Lie (ICA 275)

    The National – Fake Empire (ICA 243)

    Josh Rouse – 1972 (ICA 161)

    The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)

  6. The Affectionate Punch
    The Breeders
    Lloyd Cole
    Elvis Costello
    Frightened Rabbit
    The National
    Josh Rouse

  7. Rwalise I am probbaly in the minority here but that Costello song did nowt for me back then & nothing has changed since then.NPR played it just last week & – nope not for me. So onwards:
    1.The Chameleons
    2.Bananrama
    3Twilight Sad
    4.The Sound
    5.Hardy Boys
    Five’s yer lot this week! Cheers anwe

  8. As I only cast 6 votes earlier, I’d like to make one additional vote please:

    Bananarama

    I just played this and I was swept back to my youth!! Not quite word perfect but a really good singalong pop song!!

  9. Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)
    The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
    Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)
    Frightened Rabbit – Fields of Wheat (ICA 214)
    The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)

  10. Lloyd Cole
    Elvis Costello
    Warren Zevon

    I feel like I should stop there as that’s three of my Premier League and the rest are Second Division. Still, some fine Second Division teams to choose from. (I can’t believe I’m using football metaphors. I blame my son.)

    Frightened Rabbit
    Mercury Rev
    The National
    Josh Rouse (but only because I was born in ’72 and really like that tune)

    The Tragically Hip (many of the others could have taken last place with a different tune, but that’s how this game goes…)

  11. The Affectionate Punch – Scars I *(ICA 257)
    Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)
    The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
    Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)
    Frightened Rabbit – Fields of Wheat (ICA 214)
    The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)

  12. The Sound
    Twilight Sad
    The Triffids
    The Breeders
    The National
    Lloyd Cole
    Josh Rouse

    Let the games begin.

  13. Lloyd Cole – Old Enough To Know Better
    Elvis Costello – Alison
    The Triffids – A Trick of the Light
    The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner
    The Breeders – Saints
    Mercury Rev – Planet Caravan

  14. Too much………!!!!

    Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
    Chameleons – In Shreds (ICA 294)
    Lloyd Cole – Old Enough To Know Better (ICA 300)
    Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)
    National – Fake Empire (ICA 243)
    Triffids – A Trick of the Light (ICA 155)
    Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)
    Warren Zevon – Play It All Night Long (ICA 237)

    Cheers
    Stephen

  15. Another very tough call. I’m dreading the knock out rounds…!

    1) The Affectionate Punch – Scars I *(ICA 257)
    2) Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)
    3) The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
    4) The Chameleons – In Shreds (ICA 294)
    5) Lloyd Cole – Old Enough To Know Better (ICA 300)
    6) Frightened Rabbit – Fields of Wheat (ICA 214)
    7) The Hardy Boys – Wonderful Lie (ICA 275)
    8) The Sound – Missiles (ICA 264)

  16. Elvis Costello
    The National
    Josh Rouse
    Bananarama
    Lloyd Cole
    Twilight Sad
    The Hardy Boys

  17. Here’s my votes
    Breeders
    Lloyd Cole
    Elvis Costello
    Mercury Rev
    Josh Rouse
    Tragically Hip
    Triffids
    Warren Zevon

  18. The Twilight Sad
    The National

    In a mood today… those two songs (tie between the two) is what struck me as pleasurable.

    Never been the biggest Costello fan (except his witty lyrics).

  19. The Chameleons – In Shreds (ICA 294)

    Frightened Rabbit – Fields of Wheat (ICA 214)

    Mercury Rev – Planet Caravan (ICA 187)

    The National – Fake Empire (ICA 243)

    The Sound – Missiles (ICA 264)

    The Tragically Hip – New Orleans Is Sinking (ICA 154)

    The Triffids – A Trick of the Light (ICA 155)

    The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)

  20. Scars
    Bananarama
    Lloyd Cole
    Elvia Costello
    Frightened Rabbit
    Josh Rouse
    The Tragically Hip
    The Triffids

  21. The Chameleons
    Elvis Costello
    Frightened Rabbit
    The Sound
    The Twilight Sad
    The National
    Lloyd Cole
    Josh Rouse

  22. Some sort of website glitch left me voting anonymously last time, looks like it’s sorted this week.
    Here’s what I have;
    Bananarama
    Frightened Rabbit (weak track, lucky the competition was tepid this go round)
    Lloyd Cole (Are we ever old enough to know better? Sadly not, much of the time)
    The Hardy Boys (a wonderful gem I was happy to be introduced to)
    The National
    The Tragically Hip
    The Triffids (The best song of the bunch, I have to say, that intro, that outro, the poetic lyrics, just a perfect pop gem. I can see The Triffids taking the title, if the right songs come up at the right time. But a clunker at the wrong time and they’ll be out faster than you can say Jack Robinson. Hopefully their version of the Theme to Gilligan’s Island doesn’t show up in the queue.)
    Warren Zevon

  23. My eight for this week. Thanks!!

    Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)
    The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
    The Chameleons – In Shreds (ICA 294)
    Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)
    The Hardy Boys – Wonderful Lie (ICA 275)
    The National – Fake Empire (ICA 243)
    The Sound – Missiles (ICA 264)
    The Triffids – A Trick of the Light (ICA 155)

  24. The Chameleons
    Lloyd Cole
    Elvis Costello (although not a strong opener -avoiding looking back to see if the rest of the ICA will make him a potential favourite)
    The Sound (can’t help feeling I may be wasting a choice there)
    The Twilight Sad (one of the great bands I would probably never have heard of were it not for this blog)

  25. Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)
    The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
    The Chameleons – In Shreds (ICA 294)
    Lloyd Cole – Old Enough To Know Better (ICA 300)
    Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)
    The National – Fake Empire (ICA 243)
    The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)
    The Triffids – A Trick of the Light (ICA 155)

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