Here's a Challenge . . .

Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Here's a Challenge . . . - Thu, 18 Sep 2008 02:11:00

I've had a mad idea. No, really, it's quite daft, a real Craggy Island Numptie Competition of an idea.

How about a category for "The Entry Which Makes a Track From The Pink Thing Sound Most Like an ULTRAVOX Song?"

Okay, I'm sorry. I'll get my coat and then get back in my box.
Posted by: Si_W

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Thu, 18 Sep 2008 03:55:00

Have you been drinking again? It must have been a lot to think that was a good idea, lol...
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Thu, 18 Sep 2008 07:24:00

Ere Beardo, YOUM BIN DRINKIN' THAT SCRUMPY ZIODER AGEN??? confused2
Posted by: Black Shadow

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:45:00

Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:

Quote:
How about a category for "The Entry Which Makes a Track From The Pink Thing Sound Most Like an ULTRAVOX Song?"
lmao lmao lmao lmao

If I had the equipment (i.e. Electric Drums, Drum Machines, Synths, etc, etc...), I most certainly would have said: 'Challenge Accepted!'. evil cool
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Fri, 19 Sep 2008 02:19:00

Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
Ere Beardo, YOUM BIN DRINKIN' THAT SCRUMPY ZIODER AGEN??? confused2
Oi doezn't 'arf t'git thart drunk t'listen to thart awld Pink Thing, but Oi'll tell ee fer nuth'n that 'arvin' the taste o' Old Rosie arn the lips do 'elp 'im t'sound a deal bedder.
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:45:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
[QUOTE] but Oi'll tell ee fer nuth'n that 'arvin' the taste o' Old Rosie arn the lips do 'elp 'im t'sound a deal bedder.
It'll tak a lot mare then owld rosie on me gob ti mak THAT album sound betta!!!
Fickin Trumpets, whistles and the like...not fi me am afraid.
Posted by: JesperDK

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sat, 20 Sep 2008 00:02:00

hehehe...that could be a very very
interesting challenge indeed!!! smile
Perhaps I will take it... evil

Great thinking st II!!! wink
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sat, 20 Sep 2008 03:54:00

Why, thank-you kindly, Sir! I look forward to what Denmark's finest can produce. Mind you, Denmark has, as I recall, a most active pig farming culture so you may well be adept at taking sows' ears and making from them silken purses.

Come to think of it, I may even enter myself (enter the competition, I mean. I'm not referring to some dubious near-impossible act of self-pleasure) with a comb-and-paper rendition of The Prize.
Posted by: leggylady

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sat, 20 Sep 2008 06:33:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
I may even enter myself (enter the competition, I mean
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! roflmao roflmao roflmao
Posted by: Mike C

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sat, 20 Sep 2008 06:33:00

Trumpets and whistles Piggy!! Me and thee can gan for a ruby in South Shields and then do our own version of the album doon Ocean Road. biglaugh
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sat, 20 Sep 2008 20:45:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike _C:
Trumpets and whistles Piggy!! Me and thee can gan for a ruby in South Shields and then do our own version of the album doon Ocean Road. biglaugh
he he. Well the fart noises would be easier on the ear than the dross what was on that album.
Ere Mike, next time yer doon that Star Tandoori on Asian Road in Sheeldz, tell Farooq Piggy sent ya and yil qualify fora free onion barjy starta. wink
Posted by: Mike C

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sun, 21 Sep 2008 05:08:00

Will dae kidda. wink
Posted by: sleepdreamer

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sun, 21 Sep 2008 17:49:00

Hello Everyone !

At first congratulation to all winners of the competition !

Great tunes made by all of the participants.

About the U-Vox-files....

Yes,of course , I agree- to do something to make the "pink thing" sound more like Ultravox.

Last competition Ive tried to do it on "Dream on" - but this one songs is one of the songs which are closest to the well known Ultravox sound.

Maybe I try a "Pink thing"-song this year again and hope to make it to "sound like Ultravox"!

Cheers from Oh-oh-oh -Viennnnnn-a

Chris of DYNE-X-SYSTEM
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Mon, 22 Sep 2008 04:46:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike _C:
Trumpets and whistles Piggy!! Me and thee can gan for a ruby in South Shields and then do our own version of the album doon Ocean Road. biglaugh
Would that be Reap the Wild Wind (Part II) you have in mind, there?
Posted by: Nils

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Mon, 22 Sep 2008 06:02:00

Sadly it is not only the sound in "U-Vox" which isn't ultravoxy at all - it's the songs themselves. You can do "Moon Madness" with the "Rage in Eden"-Equipment and sound, but I doubt that you will be able to make it a real Ultravox tune. Problem is, that a real Ultravox song is not only sounding great, it also needs to be great as a piece of music itself. There are only two songs on that album that I would say are really good songs (the rest is only average in my opinion). One of them is by far no real Ultravox tune (All fall down) and the other one is just too simple overall and may only have been a B-side in times of "Vienna" or "The Voice" (Dream on). Besides those two there is only one more song that I am able to hear more than once wink , and that is the way too kitchy "All in one day".

Anyway: I think we could make those tunes sound sound like Ultravox, but it will clearly appear as a fake because the song itself is too far away from a real Ultravox-composition.
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:20:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
Quote:
Originally posted by Mike _C:
[b] Trumpets and whistles Piggy!! Me and thee can gan for a ruby in South Shields and then do our own version of the album doon Ocean Road. biglaugh
Would that be Reap the Wild Wind (Part II) you have in mind, there? [/b]
I was thinking more along the lines of 'Windpower' by Thomas Dolby. shocked
Posted by: sleepdreamer

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:01:00

Yeap,

its a real challange to make the "Pink thing"
sounds like Ultravox.

But I think its not all bad there.

"The prize" is the biggest challange !

Maybe a Competition to make "The pink thing" sounds most like Ultravox !

or-

"U-Vox" remixed, why not .

Should ask Tim Simenon of "Bomb the Bass"....

Cheers,

Chris
Posted by: Cerise

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:20:00

I think this is an intriguing idea; I was actually already pondering on whether we should have a theme for next year's comp, and this could be a good one. I'm also thinking that we should male more of it on the site, create some nice graphics to advertise it on the home page and suchlike (when we've finished the EMI releases we should have a lot more time to work on the site).

Let me ponder some more - but in theory, are you all up to a challenge like this? And do we think the whole comp should be turned over to a theme each year to keep it fresh, or to have it running as a separate theme, concurrently?

Let us know your thoughts! laugh
Posted by: newvox

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:55:00

Maybe not a theme every year but as you say, this U-Vox one is an 'intriguing idea'. So even though i dont enter, as a song writer (term used very mild) this appeals to me. Have to agree with some of the comments above too. Its not just the sound, but the arrangements in terms of notes and song structure also. It could be a right old ding dong to reinterpret these tracks.
Posted by: JesperDK

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 04:54:00

I agree very very much with Nils and Newvox etc. about the songs, arrangements, sound...
They are very very different from the UV-standard. Another thing (to me) are the lyrics.
Perhaps it`s just me...but they are also very
different I think. Correct me if Im wrong about it! (or am I only misled by the things mentioned
above).
I think I would be a great idea with a theme too
- perhaps not every year. But I think it would
be a cool idea to have the "pink theme" next
year...and then let us see how things turn out.

To me the only truly great song on that album
is "Dream On" - it`s outstanding I think and
always felt that.
Posted by: JesperDK

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 04:57:00

Tim Simenon...COOL idea Chris!!! smile
Posted by: maryann

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 20:03:00

I think it is a good idea; especially if those participating in the competition omit the female backing vocals and brass instruments. icky

The true challenge is to make U-Vox sound like an Ultravox album. So I say, go for it! biglaugh
Posted by: leggylady

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 22:23:00

Quote:
Originally posted by maryann:
I think it is a good idea; especially if those participating in the competition omit the female backing vocals and brass instruments. icky
And there was me looking forward to doing the female vocals.... looks like I've been made redundant! LOL

I think it's an interesting idea... i don't the whole competition should be covers from UVOX, like the theme for the whole competition, but what about an additional section with special award for those brave enough to take up the themed challenge. (sorry if this is what was already suggested)... I'd love to do dream on..... You up for it Jesper? wink
Posted by: newvox

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 00:33:00

Quote:
Originally posted by maryann:
I think it is a good idea; especially if those participating in the competition omit the female backing vocals. icky
Quote:
Originally posted by leggylady:
And there was me looking forward to doing the female vocals.... looks like I've been made redundant! LOL
I agree M, thats one of the first things that needs to go.

Im sure Helen yourself and Jesper will do fine again. And anyway, you could still sample your voice with one note, then change the sound and play it as a synth line in place of the female vocals.
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 02:51:00

Oh no! eek
Don't encourage her, Ken wink laugh
Posted by: newvox

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 04:02:00

Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
Oh no! eek
Don't encourage her, Ken wink laugh
laugh Well maybe its not possible with technology at the moment. Is that better?? wink
Posted by: JesperDK

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 05:25:00

Heeey - I got it!!!
What you really want (but don`t dare to say
loud on this forum)is a "Brass Only Version"
with a lot of female vocal on it!!!

COOL idea!!!! cool
We will do anything not to disappoint you!!!

smile
Posted by: maryann

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 05:51:00

Quote:
Originally posted by JesperDK:
What you really want is a "Brass Only Version" with a lot of female vocal on it!!!
So how is that any different from the Pink Thing? confused2
Posted by: JesperDK

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:23:00

Well, a fullblown brass section only would be a little bit different, don`t you think?

I do!

smile
Posted by: maryann

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:31:00

I think you've lost your COOL Jesper, and you're full of wind tonight. cool smile
Posted by: JesperDK

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:54:00

Hehe....probably! smile
Posted by: MickeH

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 11 Nov 2008 01:45:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Cerise:
I think this is an intriguing idea; I was actually already pondering on whether we should have a theme for next year's comp, and this could be a good one. I'm also thinking that we should male more of it on the site, create some nice graphics to advertise it on the home page and suchlike (when we've finished the EMI releases we should have a lot more time to work on the site).

Let me ponder some more - but in theory, are you all up to a challenge like this? And do we think the whole comp should be turned over to a theme each year to keep it fresh, or to have it running as a separate theme, concurrently?

Let us know your thoughts! laugh
Here's some of my humble thoughts (Very humble as I haven't managed to contribute myself for several reasons):

I think the idea of a theme is splendid, and the suggested one might be a real challenge :p

However, it might be a good idea to have it as a section and not the entire competition as that might narrow it down too much, resulting in a few contributions.

May I also take the opportunity to express my gratitude towards all of you that have contributed, your versions has been entertained me on my train rides to and from work: Thanks all of you! laugh
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:52:00

I'd like to collaborate with Mike L on a cover comp. track, possibly something from RIE or Quartet wink
Posted by: MickeH

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Thu, 13 Nov 2008 04:32:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
I'd like to collaborate with Mike L on a cover comp. track, possibly something from RIE or Quartet wink
I'd like to collaborate with Kylie Minogue on a cover comp. track, possibly something from RIE or Quartet. laugh wink roflmao
Posted by: MickeH

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Sun, 13 Sep 2009 03:08:00

Quote:
Originally posted by MickeH:
Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
[b] I'd like to collaborate with Mike L on a cover comp. track, possibly something from RIE or Quartet wink
I'd like to collaborate with Kylie Minogue on a cover comp. track, possibly something from RIE or Quartet. laugh wink roflmao [/b]
OK, obviosly that was so un-funny so I killed the thread. Sooooorryyyyyy............. sad
Posted by: leggylady

Re: Here's a Challenge . . . - Tue, 15 Sep 2009 04:27:00

It was funny MickeH! LOL
I forgot all about this thread and didn't return to it.... and CP... you're a cheeky bugger! :p

Just for you cheek, I've started another thread... maybe someone will reply and encourage me!! wink laugh

biglaugh