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Alabamy Right or Marry Me

 
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Better song?
Alabamy Right
56%
 56%  [ 26 ]
Marry Me
43%
 43%  [ 20 ]
Total Votes : 46

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TommyGun
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Alabamy Right or Marry Me Reply with quote

Alright this one is a tight one but ever since i have the Propaganda 21st edition with the bonus tracks i am concerned with this question ..which track is better, Alabamy Right or Marry Me?
i just can not decide
what do you think?

i think the chorus and the "da ram da dam dadadadam" part of marry me is sheer brilliance but the piano line of alabamy right is so great too
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tommy i'm with you on both things but Marry Me has always been just a little more fun to sing along with.

aaargh... just listened to the tracks again and now i like Alabamy Right better....LOL
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

at least i am not the only one with this problem
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alabamy Right is my choice.
probably because of the piano.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alabamy Right for me!! Anyone heard the Instrumental of it on You Tube its Great!! When I bought it on 7inch Vinyl the time it was released I was for ever trying to decipher the Lyrics... was a relief to get the lyric Sheet off the Fan Club a few months Later to clear things up...

Does Russell really sing Luckys Miramar Motel as well..!! on "Marry Me"
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very close, so I like both very much....but chose Alabamy right, it's just a bit more operatic. But those lyrics...I saw them on the site and just could not believe Russell sings those loooong sentences in such a short time! Really impossible, but he does it! Life it is a bit better audible then on the CD. Wonderful song!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alabamy Right is easily in my top five favourites of all time, so there's your answer.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rainbow wrote:
those lyrics...I saw them on the site and just could not believe Russell sings those loooong sentences in such a short time! Really impossible, but he does it!

Exactly... and the song is completely crazy, with that impossible melody rising and rising and making circles in your head - and then it's five o'clock and the doors are closing with the piano coda
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now its 14 against 13 votes..
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...this is more nerverecking than the US-presidential pole
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

both fantastic........
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15 : 15

how exciting
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm...

I went for Marry Me, because I love the chorus so much, but I feel bad saying it's better than Alabamy Right

I think both are far better than the Kimono b-sides.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marry Me....just
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alabamy Right!! The ragtime piano work seems to ideally suit the 1920s image of Chaplinesque Ron along with Russell consistently displaying all the style of the Great Gatsby.

It also must be the only Sparks track ever where you can suss that the tune came before the words. Amazingly, all Sparks songs are composed first with the lyrics being added later.

I love the eerie way Russell seems to dreamily loose himself in his effortless but fantastic falsetto harmonies, like a pirouetting angel becoming tangled in net curtains.

I bet a pianist could play that tune anywhere in the world, and the people around would proclaim they knew it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh come on it is 18:17 now..who cheats here?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote It also must be the only Sparks track ever where you can suss that the tune came before the words. Amazingly, all Sparks songs are composed first with the lyrics being added later. Quote..



Theres an Instrumental only Tk of Alabamy swimming around somewhere on You Tube... Its not Bad Either .. Wouldnt mind getting a MP3 of it Someday..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love both songs but Alabamy has the edge, yes - because of that wonderful piano line.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have no idea what Alabamy Right is about, I checked the lyrics but still, no idea. Who cares, it is a brilliant piece of musical machine gunning, scattering musical bullets all over the place. Even as a lifetime Sparks fan, I never could work out what Russ was singing on any of the B sides. Like our very own Da Vinci code. Barbecutie? Fantastic melody, something about a lawn, barbecues, cannibals? Lost and Found, I am told, is about a guy finding a wallet....the only bit I could ever make out was the title and `too bad too bad too bad too bad`! Who cares, it is awesome.
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