POLLSTAL BLOWFISH - ILM Artist Poll #8 - Guided By Voices - ReSuLtS!!!

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it's a less anthemic track than people give it credit for

the way it crescendoes on "PARALLEL lines ... BETTER yet" is pretty anthemic

dmr, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I listened to a long bluegrass cover of Witchita Lineman last night. I'll have to share the link with yall if you're interested

ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

By the way, what is a tractor rape chain?

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

You don't want to know.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have no idea.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, you know

queen latifah approximately (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

the acoustic intro of TRC is so classic, it shouldn't work as a lead-in to the song but it does! that's genius right there.

tylerw, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, great guitars all the way through.

skip, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

You don't want to know.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which is to say that I also have no idea.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

speed up slow down go all around yeah <-- kind of stupid, but sounds good with that melody because it's only such a tune that will carry a song called "tractor rape chain" into the hearts of the people

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

the idea that you can "get wet" on it is what intrigues/disturbs me most about it

queen latifah approximately (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

in the first place it's probably just paranoia

tylerw, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had heard it was inspired by some news of the weird article about a farmer who tried to do autoerotic asphyxiation by tying something to his tractor wheel. Maybe that's BS, I dunno.

dmr, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ohio's motto is "the heart of it all"
It's a thing I know, it's a thing I believe in.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

always thought of it as a chain of tractor's raping the earth or something? i dunno about the rest of it

bluelips, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Big School" isn't going to be appearing now :(

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

dmr, that story is too great not to be true; it's a thing I believe in.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

game of pricks
motor away
mo
tor
a
way

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

not gonna google it to verify tbqh (xp)

dmr, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

so its motor away and game of pricks?
i hold on hope that Hold On Hope isnt gonna win this

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Big School was my #10. Surprised it is no where in the top 60. It always seemed to be the most requested song at shows that was never played.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

auditorium/motor away! can't separate them

bluelips, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

a chain of tractor's raping the earth or something?

That makes sense considering Bob's lyrical interests in "earth"/"planet"/etc.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

READY?!!!!!!! drumroll please...

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

ptptptptptptptptpptptptptptpt

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm afraid to f5

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

2. "Motor Away" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [802 points, 33 votes, 4 #1 votes]

1. "Game of Pricks" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [1,091 points, 38 votes, 8 #1 votes]

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Johnny!!!!!!!!!!! great job!

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

aaaaaaa, that's just the right result!

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

no surprises

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

hooray, same #1 as the poll I did 4 years ago. And Game of Pricks was my #1. All is right in the world.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

and thats good

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

My #1 won at least

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

always thought of it as a chain of tractor's raping the earth or something? i dunno about the rest of it

Yeah Pollard refers to something along those lines in an interview in the 33 1/3 book.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

WOW! It won by almost 300 points.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

same results in the Alien Lanes poll, too.

i wanna ask you a question: what is the best song in GBV's Alien Lanes?

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Game Of Pricks" was my #1 of course, as it was the first GBV song I fell in love with! you could never be stroooooong, you can only be freeeeee....

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am disappointed there weren't more bob solo tracks. Definitely deserve to be in the top 60.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah 'Game of Pricks' was #1 for me too. Cool!

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am disappointed there weren't more bob solo Tobin tracks.

Atom Eyes?
Awful Bliss?
To Remake the Young Flyer???

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Pricks", in terms of sheer songwriting, is probably the best thing he ever wrote.

― tom d: he did what he had to do now he is dead (Tom D.), Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:33 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

This guy knew what he was talking about, whatever happened to him?

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's domination. But it deserves it!

Actually these were my #1 and #4

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny #1 for even bothering with this at all, but also for ensuring proper results.
The time came, and he added up the numbers. A man of energy.

Satisfying result, I'm pleased. Live versions of Game of Pricks are good enough to make my head pop clean off.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

So who else voted for "Official Ironmen" as their #1? So curious.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am disappointed there weren't more bob solo tracks. Definitely deserve to be in the top 60.

I had a load of Bob solo tracks then ditched them to make it less complicated

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for organizing Johnny!

skip, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I won't divulge people's ballots, but anyone who wants to share theirs is welcome to.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Game of Pricks
Subspace Biographies
The Enemy
SHOCKER IN GLOOMTOWN
The Official Ironman Rally Song
Echos Myron
Submarine Teams
Weedking
Big School
Motor Away
Watch Me Jumpstart
Closer You Are
I Am A Scientist
Cut-Out Witch
Twilight Campfighter
Tight Globes
Get Under It
A Salty Salute
Things I Will Keep
The Best of Jill Hives

boom

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks so much Johnny Fever. There will always be a place for this poll in the Superior Sector Janitor X of my heart.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink


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