Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets Poll ~ Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no!

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In the grip of this album lately, did not find a poll on ilm on this smack damn perfect Brian Eno album. Yes, 'Another Green World' exists and it is glorious (a beast of of it's own) and 'Taking Tiger Mountain', but 'Warm Jets' is proto-glam Eno album at its very best. Never happened before, never replicated. Unique. Oh no oh no oh no oh no oh no!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Here Come the Warm Jets 26
Needles in the Camel's Eye 15
Baby's on Fire 15
On Some Faraway Beach 7
Cindy Tells Me 5
Dead Finks Don't Talk 5
Some of Them Are Old 5
Blank Frank 4
Driving Me Backwards 1
The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch 1


On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 April 2017 22:25 (one month ago) Permalink

easier to vote for least favorite tbh

Οὖτις, Monday, 3 April 2017 22:35 (one month ago) Permalink

True Shakey (Driving Me Backwards imho the only weak one on here). Still tho,

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 April 2017 22:36 (one month ago) Permalink

my my my

a Brazilian professional footballer (wins), Monday, 3 April 2017 22:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Driving Me Backwards imho the only weak one on here

correct!

Οὖτις, Monday, 3 April 2017 22:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Such a drag of a song on an otherwise perfect album. Torn between Faraway Beach, Dead Finks and Warm Jets myself tbh.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 April 2017 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink

When I first saw the thread, I thought "hmm, definitely 'Needles in the Camel's Eye'" but looking at the tracklisting again, I'm now not quite sure.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Monday, 3 April 2017 22:48 (one month ago) Permalink

the 9 solid songs all have some unique, stand-out characteristic that the others don't

Οὖτις, Monday, 3 April 2017 22:51 (one month ago) Permalink

"Some Of Them Are Old" for that sublime slide guitar loop

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 3 April 2017 22:56 (one month ago) Permalink

I listened to this album in the car for three days straight last week.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyway the first three songs are so phenomenal that I can't choose -- he's never topped them.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I think I voted "Baby's On Fire" last time so here's a vote for "Needles in the Camel's Eye."

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Never quite warmed to this one. It strikes me as vulgar at places. Like a bunch of Disney melodies with some Zappa-like scorn over it. The title track in particular reminds me of Hot Rats. Went with Needles in the Camel's Eye cause it's a good take on Bowie's take on the Velvets. Love Another Green World completely.

gospodin simmel, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:18 (one month ago) Permalink

scorn? for who/what?

Οὖτις, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I love AGW too, but the vulgarity -- a correct term -- is exactly what I love about it. IF you didn't know the biographical detritus, the record would still sound like a declaration of independence.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:21 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah I agree that it is both vulgar and cartoonish *and* that these are strengths, not weaknesses. But Zappa/sarcasm/scorn I don't hear.

Οὖτις, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to this one in a while. It's my least favourite of the big four pop albums. I want to go with Faraway Beach, but I have to relisten.

jmm, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Never quite warmed to this one. It strikes me as vulgar at places. Like a bunch of Disney melodies with some Zappa-like scorn over it.

i used to share an office with a very soberminded korean in grad school, and one of the few times he commented on my music was 'warm jets': he wanted to know why i would listen to 'music for children' when i still appreciated mozart and schubert and whatever

j., Monday, 3 April 2017 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

AGW feels organic to me. The vulgarity there is the sort that comes out when you're at peace with yourself. On HCTWJ it sounds more like throwing shit on the wall and hence scornful. So like instrumental Zappa not vocal Zappa. That's why I mentioned Hot Rats.

gospodin simmel, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Like I'll Come Running is also a vulgar and cartoonish song in a sense but it's completely beautiful and captivating. Something like On Some Faraway Beach sounds manipulative in comparison imo.

gospodin simmel, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:31 (one month ago) Permalink

On Some Faraway beach is A warped version of " Still The One" by Bob Seger

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Still the Same*. Prefer Seger and yes, that captures the distinction well actually.

gospodin simmel, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd never call I'll Come Running vulgar!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:36 (one month ago) Permalink

My favorite album of his. Kind of an impossible choice. Probably "Needles" just because it floats in out of nowhere at full speed with vaguely annoying guitars and vocals that seem to be being improvised while they're being sung, and the song only really figures out what it's doing during the bridge. I bought the album at the Vassar College bookstore as a cut-out in like '86 or '87, knowing that "Eno" meant "important" but having been slightly underwhelmed by Desert Island Selection (one of the first CDs I ever bought). And then the song goes on to fade out before you can really get a grip on what just happened. Ultimately it hit me at the time as an incomprehensible blast of catchy weirdness from some other place...much more than anything else Eno ever did.

dlp9001, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:37 (one month ago) Permalink

"Still The Same", yeah! I'm drunkish

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Baby's On Fire was tempting, but it's a little too too. Same for a lot of the (wonderful) tracks on this album. Needles, more than many things he did, is just an odd dream that appears and disappears before you can really come to grips with it.

dlp9001, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:40 (one month ago) Permalink

xxxp Well it is sort of radically earnest, which can strike random soberminded colleagues as vulgar. Not unlike Still the Same which I also love unabashedly.

gospodin simmel, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Never quite warmed to this one. It strikes me as vulgar at places. Like a bunch of Disney melodies with some Zappa-like scorn over it. The title track in particular reminds me of Hot Rats. Went with Needles in the Camel's Eye cause it's a good take on Bowie's take on the Velvets. Love Another Green World completely.

Uh what?!?!? Even mentioning Zappa in the same breath as Eno is 0_o

Bill Teeters (Tom D.), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:49 (one month ago) Permalink

"Cindy Tells Me" is a little scornful.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:50 (one month ago) Permalink

I really love this album, though. Voting "Baby's on Fire", not least for the Fripp solo.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Title track probably. When it comes down to it. Love this album though, I even like "Driving Me Backwards", although Kevin Ayers' "Song from a Bottom of a Well" did it first and better. "Cindy Tells Me" is a bit sneery, true.

Bill Teeters (Tom D.), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I like "Driving Me Backwards" too.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't. Other than that, this is one of my favorite solo Eno records and this poll is impossible. At least half a dozen I could pick.

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:25 (one month ago) Permalink

probably just gonna vote "Some OF Them Are Old" for the drones and slide guitar

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:26 (one month ago) Permalink

sleeve, my kind of people

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:28 (one month ago) Permalink

also gotta disagree with Alfred here, side 2 >> side 1 although Fripp does kill it on that solo

the Dead Finks-Some Of Them Are Old-HCTWJ run is maybe my favorite half-LP-side out of all of his work

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:28 (one month ago) Permalink

It's tough but I went with Needles. The immediate runners up are Paw Paw, Finks, Cindy, and Baby -- but they're all pretty damn great.

Blood On The Knobs, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 02:39 (one month ago) Permalink

For me it's between Needles and Blank Frank. The former is just a great driving pop song with careening guitars while the latter has that weird calliope thing in the middle that is just too demented.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I didn't like Velvet Goldmine much, but "Needle" was used to perfect effect in it. That's kind of the only way I can elevate one of the first four songs above the rest - they're all excellent

Vinnie, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:03 (one month ago) Permalink

"dead finks don't talk" for paul thompson's wonderful drum pattern and the hand claps that come in after the guitar solo in the "bless my soul" section. and yeah, the sequencing at the end is lovely. title track could be looped for hours; when the drums finally sync up it's a really nice moment.

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:06 (one month ago) Permalink

regarding vulgarity, i once read an eno interview wherein he confirms that the title is a reference to urolagnia. but that's rather oblique in my opinion and i simply can't understand where the zappa comparisons are coming from

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:11 (one month ago) Permalink

What can we say? The man loves his piss. Literally.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:17 (one month ago) Permalink

thinking about it, this album really should be ranked in terms of moments rather than songs. i agree that the blipping, chirping slide guitar on "some of them are old" is one of the strongest parts of this record. but i also think the song itself lacks momentum ("remember me" part goes on forever it seems like), and then BOOM title track kicks in and it's total bliss (similar effect when the lyrics to "baby's on fire" come in, after that interminable intro). part of me thinks that the songs being boring or hackneyed or kind half-assed in terms of pop artistry is what makes the cool moments feel so sublime. the technique is more or less inverted on "another green world" -- the long droney bits make a song like "i'll come running" feel magical, in much the same way that i'll do backflips for some bottom-of-the-barrel 1960s top 40 single after a four-hour brötzmann binge or whatever

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:23 (one month ago) Permalink

the title track because of how the drums sneak up on you

Treeship, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:34 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't think this album is nearly as good as the two that followed it.

Treeship, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:37 (one month ago) Permalink

actually idk. i am listening to it again and some of the tracks i thought i didn't like are sounding very good.

Treeship, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 03:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Treats me good just like an armchair

salthigh, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 04:01 (one month ago) Permalink

i really think that the lines people point to that seem to suggest some kind of unsavory sexual politics on eno's part are best read in context. everybody knows the lyrics on this LP are total dada word salad free association and coupled with eno's sort of androgynous self-presentation, stuff like that "armchair" bit read more like an accidental satire of big macho rock lyrics, rather than some kind of sly pseudo-poetic misogyny-but-i'm-an-artist-haha, y'know?

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 04:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Huh i always thought it was "just like an object"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 04:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Either way I always heard that libe as eno being the object/armchair

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 04:20 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp if I want overwrought howling I'll listen to a Peter Hamill record ;)

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Driving Me Backwards is some crazed misanthropic ahead-of-its-time goth vamp with exceptional sonics and a thickening plot

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I like it too but wouldn't single it out

in time of lost search (wins), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Threw my vote at DMB in the end as it is so bad and hated but the bookends deserve it as much idk w/e

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:01 (one month ago) Permalink

On Some Faraway beach is A warped version of " Still The Same" by Bob Seger

i know what you mean, there are huge similarities in the tune but "on some faraway beach" is about a million times better. it focuses much better on the main theme and it repeats it so many times that it becomes music coming directly from the heavens. it makes me melt away. you are right about the warped part, the piano has been drinking. anyways this is my pick of an excellent album from start to finish.

concerning the warm jets, they are on the cover. there is this game card with the policeman next to the woman in an obvious position on the beach on the left of the eno photograph.

Alex in Spree-Athen (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:39 (one month ago) Permalink

another small little detail concerning "on some faraway beach". it was released in 1973, "still the same" is from 1978. go figure who influenced whom...

Alex in Spree-Athen (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 17:49 (one month ago) Permalink

There's lots of great stuff on here. While I would choose most other tracks over Driving Me Backwards I don't consider it weak either.
It was a tie for me between On Some Faraway Beach and Dead Finks Don't Talk, went for the mighty Beach.

Valentijn, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 19:14 (one month ago) Permalink

i see the Eno/Zappa connection. both were 70s misanthropic studio wizards that enjoyed making mutant deconstructions of rock n roll/doo wop.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 22:44 (one month ago) Permalink

What? Eno has never ever been misanthropic.

Bill Teeters (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 00:18 (one month ago) Permalink

allmusic: a "self-described non-musician [...] Eno championed theory over practice, serendipity over forethought, and texture over craft"

i think eno's theory of the "study as instrument" and his reliance on people who were competent enough to actually play guitar, drums, etc. distinguish him from zappa, who was a multi-instrumentalist and very much a control freak. whereas eno's well-documented use of chance methods sort of put him an a spot that's less studio-creep, more open to improvisation or at least input from the musicians he worked with (zappa almost always got full songwriting credit right from the start -- HCTWJ, at least, is different in that respect). it's also hard to imagine eno telling his band how to behave, what drugs not to take, etc.

as for the music, i guess you can call it misanthropic? you could point me to where that is, but i've never heard it. eno himself never comes off as such in interviews. he seemed / seems to be genuinely interested in humans and all the world has to offer. isn't that so? can you even imagine zappa being involved in something like the long now foundation? eno's politics are pretty right on.

i'll give you "mutant deconstructions" i guess, but i'd argue that's being generous to zappa. more like tasteless parodies. dude had zero sense of humor and, as has been discussed at length on other threads, his lyrics are full of just super gross sexism, homophobia, and machismo that is super direct and unpleasant.

budo jeru, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 00:38 (one month ago) Permalink

eno's music is the opposite of misanthropic

Treeship, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 00:59 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah budo jeru OTM - Zappa and eno are not in the same wheelhouse.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I give you all that on Eno but I feel there is a definite bitter (manipulative, vulgar, yeah misanthropic) streak to Eno maybe up until AGW. Like early Roxy and solo albums are tastier than Zappa sure, but it's not that different of a wheelhouse. Ferry had enough genuine leading man gusto to tamper it a bit and the difference after Eno left is telling. Many moments on this album make me think of Hot Rats by sounds alone but also a certain feeling of being pulled on by a bullshiter. Like, the melodies on On Some Faraway Beach and the title track are genuinely pretty but he sort of plays against them in a cheap kitschy way as opposed to enhancing them as he started doing in all his later stuff. Like it's a difference, that we were talking about during the Talking Heads poll, between early and late Byrne. The nervous hateful wreck vs a guru. Eno wore the guru better but Byrne was a much more likable wreck.

Also I agree, Zappa is a dumbass both as a person and as an artist. Still, Freak Out and We're Only in It for the Money have moments where all his miserable bullshit sort of becomes poignant (Mom & Dad comes to mind). I actually prefer those to Here Come The Warm Jets.

gospodin simmel, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Think of the pretty pars of Peaches En Regalia and tell me you don't hear the similarity! But ok, can probably phrase it all better once I clear my head a bit. But again, I would probably go on a "Still the Same is a million times better than On Some Faraway Beach" rant so I should shut up forever.

gospodin simmel, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

parts*

gospodin simmel, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

i feel like these early, overstuffed albums are brimming with affirmative exuberance rather than any kind of mockery or scorn. sometimes absurdism can feel hostile, but the dada lyrics here just seem like a way to untether the songs from any single meaning, allowing the album to retain some of the improvisational energy of the recording process

Treeship, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Eno is a masterful self-publicist, so we should take "non-musician" for the delicious nonsense it is. He plays excellent keyboards, although perhaps not in 1973.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 02:03 (one month ago) Permalink

i spent a year of my life living completely inside this album. just about literally. fave song at beginning: "needle in the camel's eye." fave song in middle: "on some faraway beach." fave song at end: "here come the warm jets."

since there's been hardly any mention of "blank frank," i'll add that i love how the hand percussion turns around on every verse, having played through the metric changes on the instrumental interludes as if they weren't there.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 02:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Dead Finks Don't Talk is a piss-take of Ferry, right?

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 02:20 (one month ago) Permalink

In hindsight, I wonder if Eno knew of 'Maggot Brain' in how on the track 'Here Come the Warm Jets' he kinda keeps the drums completely out of the mix until the last part of the tune. I'd imagine there is a drum take on the whole tune, but either it was off or it just sounded better having the guitars, bass and synth on that front half and slow mixing in the drums. How it is mixed reminds me a bit of how Clinton created the studio Maggot Brain in that way.

earlnash, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 02:28 (one month ago) Permalink

between this and the Talking Heads poll this has been an Olympics record-breaking month for the amount of complete bullshit wittered on ILM

Django Chutney (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 04:54 (one month ago) Permalink


“Dead Finks is not about Bryan Ferry. After all the music was recorded and the words written, Chris Thomas (my producer and Roxy’s as well) said, ‘you’ll get me shot for that track. It’s obviously about Bryan.’ So I listened back to it and it obviously was. It was certainly something I hadn’t realised. Essentially all these songs have no meaning that I invested in them. Meanings can be generated within their own frame-work. It may be a very esoteric thing to talk about but I don’t think it’s entirely out of the question.” -- Brian Eno, 1973

JoeStork, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 05:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Surely the faux Ferry inhabitance at 1.14 in "Dead Finks Don't Talk" is the best recorded on tape

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 05:47 (one month ago) Permalink

It's dead on

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 05:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I have on occasion taken off my earbuds during the title track to check if there actually is a bell going off somewhere. I love it. Also love two drum kits playing practically the same thing at the same time.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 06:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Like early Roxy and solo albums are tastier than Zappa sure, but it's not that different of a wheelhouse. Ferry had enough genuine leading man gusto to tamper it a bit and the difference after Eno left is telling.

It is that different of a wheelhouse(?) As for Roxy, Eno twiddled knobs + wore feather boas, it was Ferry's band.

Think of the pretty parts of Peaches En Regalia and tell me you don't hear the similarity!

I can't hear the similarity.

Bill Teeters (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 09:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean, I don't think it's crazy to see black humour and misanthropy in a rock song called "Baby's on Fire" that is literally about a woman on fire and written with this tone:

Baby's on fire
Better throw her in the water
Look at her laughing
Like a heifer to the slaughter

Baby's on fire
And all the laughing boys are bitching
Waiting for photos
Oh the plot is so bewitching

Rescuers row, row
Do your best to change the subject
Blow the wind blow, blow
Lend some assistance to the object

Photographers snip snap
Take your time, she's only burning
This kind of experience
Is necessary for her learning

Idk what the digression about Juanita and Juan is really about, though.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 13:56 (one month ago) Permalink

^ but Eno has never ever been misanthropic

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 14:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I listened to this album in the car for three days straight last week.

― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, April 3, 2017 11:01 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This was precisely what prompted me to poll it, randomly grabbed the cd out of a box and played it on the road for a couple of days. A week later my appreciation for it was completely revived and upgraded.
Shame someone brought Zappa into this, he's the last person on my mind when thinking about Eno. Always though of 'Baby's On Fire's lyrics as a critique on gossip/press/voyeurism/celebrity cult.

Perfect album, impossible to vote in my own poll, but will give it to the title track.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 16 April 2017 23:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 17 April 2017 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

wow, interesting spread, everything got at least one vote

sleeve, Monday, 17 April 2017 00:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I didn't realize the title track was as widely loved as it is. I always thought of it as a gem tucked away behind needle and baby's on fire.

Karl Malone, Monday, 17 April 2017 00:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Me neither! Expected Needles to walk this tbh. But the title track is such an immense anthem. One of the best album closing tracks I know.

(great turnout btw ty ilm)

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 April 2017 00:36 (one month ago) Permalink

The chaotic drums falling into place suddenly is a glorious moment.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 April 2017 00:49 (one month ago) Permalink

^ Top 5 moments in art rock or pre-punk or whatever this is imo

albvivertine, Monday, 17 April 2017 01:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Always though of 'Baby's On Fire's lyrics as a critique on gossip/press/voyeurism/celebrity cult.

I don't think this contradicts the idea that there is a misanthropic element in there. (Zappa critiqued those things too, tbf, not that it was the first comparison that came to mind for me either.)

Anyway, I didn't expect the title track to win either but it is also really satisfying.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 17 April 2017 01:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Like, I think he's pretty scornful/misanthropic towards the laughing boys and the photographers but I also don't get a lot of compassion towards the woman from the narrator.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 17 April 2017 01:45 (one month ago) Permalink

very satisfying results! my top 4 is the same as the results, it just depends on the day and listening context.

Karl Malone, Monday, 17 April 2017 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Providence-based brass band What Cheer? Brigade covers the title track.

Jazzbo, Monday, 17 April 2017 11:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I rarely vote, but voted title track.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 April 2017 11:32 (one month ago) Permalink

On Some Faraway Beach sounds quieter than the rest of the album, which irritates me. Does anyone else get this?

Duke, Monday, 17 April 2017 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Nope. Not on my cd at least.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 April 2017 20:10 (one month ago) Permalink

how did i miss this?
i love the whole album for many of the reasons mentioned above, overstuffed exuberance included (driving me backwards is the only song i find genuinely irritating)
one of my bands covered warm jets too
if i had voted it would have been for "some of them are old" because of how it leads into title track, they are like one song to me <3
"baby's on fire" is probably my emotional favorite but i don't feel it needed my vote.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 17 April 2017 20:29 (one month ago) Permalink

i didn't vote either but would've voted for dead finks to make sure it got at least one vote. surprised paw paw negro blowtorch got so few votes tbh. i def prefer all the weird rockers to the more melodic ballady stuff, though it's all great.

na (NA), Monday, 17 April 2017 20:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe it's the way the drums are kept in the background that makes it sound quiet to me. It jars oddly.

Duke, Monday, 17 April 2017 20:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Interesting to compare to the 2008 results from POLL: Favorite Track on Eno's "Here Comes the Warm Jets"

Needles In The Camel's Eye 21
Baby's On Fire 17
On Some Faraway Beach 11
Here Come The Warm Jets 11
Cindy Tells Me 9
The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch 9
Dead Finks Don't Talk 5
Blank Frank 4
Driving Me Backwards 2
Some Of Them Are Old 2

Same top 4 sequence, except that the title track shot forward from fourth to become the dominating favorite. Rest also looks the same, except TPPNB collapses from a nine-vote constituency to a lone voter. No idea what to make of either development but against an otherwise unchanging background it'd be interesting to think about reasons why.

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 April 2017 21:19 (one month ago) Permalink

One vote for Paw Paw is ludicrous. I didn't vote for it either, mind you. Almost did.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Monday, 17 April 2017 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I also forgot to vote, love it all - when there was that ilm 70s rock poll a few years ago I had this album #1, it is easily my favourite "rock" album

briscall stool chart (wins), Monday, 17 April 2017 21:50 (one month ago) Permalink

if i had voted it would have been for "some of them are old" because of how it leads into title track, they are like one song to me <3

this was the reasoning behind my vote! :)

Karl Malone, Monday, 17 April 2017 22:50 (one month ago) Permalink


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