Boo Radleys Tracks Poll - Interested or not?

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The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 07:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

total duh moments I just had...

The Fall! I'm not personally well-versed enough in The Fall's legacy to competently vote, but I'd love to see the results.

Prince! and Prince proteges! This could fun for a variety of reasons, but "Purple Rain" would probably win (maybe?).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 07:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, Blur has:
1) A large but not massive discography
2) four (or five) different musical 'sides' that have their supporters
3) a minimum of consensus regarding their 'best' tracks
4) a few hidden gems for the afficionados to big-up.

Mark G, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 08:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'd want bands who:

  • are popular
  • have 'hidden' bits
  • which are of decent quality
  • have different styles or periods
  • you can have a casual interest in without necessarily being a fan
So it's behemoths for me, basically. Prince, U2, Bowie, the Stones, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Elton John, Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, Springsteen, MC Tunes, Sting - these'd all work imo. Pulp, The Fall, Pavement not cutting it for me I'm afraid.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

A Bowie poll would be awesome.

immer wieder, ralf & günther (NickB), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pulp, The Fall, Pavement not cutting it for me I'm afraid.

i dunno, i think such polls would work just fine with less massive acts, so long as they have healthy catalogs and plenty of dedicated ILM fans. the likes of pavement, the fall and sonic youth make ideal candidates in this sense.

contenderizer, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, not saying don't do it, just that it wouldn't be for me. We ought to keep them occasional though.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pavement is definitely a boutique choice, but like I said before I chose them because of how spirited the participants of this type poll would be with them as the band in question.

All of your suggestions are good ones, and I'd feel comfortable and knowledgeable (enough) voting in each one of them (except maybe solo Sting and solo Phil Collins, because I dropped out long ago).

A Bowie poll would be awesome.

This is very much true. I'd rank it only behind Prince in the polls I'd like to see done.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Technically, the first one of these done was R.E.M., but it was organized a little differently. (If it was attempted before then, I don't know about it.)

R.E.M. was a really good subject imo. Wish I would've participated.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

As I said on the Blur poll, I'd be keen to see polls on Bowie, Kate Bush, St Etienne and the Pet Shop Boys. Prince would be a good 'un too but I think that may be a bit more predictable than the others.

Cluster the boots (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Prince poll would probably feature very few tracks recorded after, say, 1993. So yeah. BUT, there's so much goodness that came before that (and also why I suggested incorporating proteges and/or songs he'd written for other acts).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

PSB would be great for a lot of people, I guess, but after Behavior it's all really hazy for me.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

(Has anyone mentioned Dylan? I'm not officially mentioning Dylan. I'm just asking if anyone has.)

;)

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Kate Bush, although an awesome act, probably qualifies less in terms of having different style periods. OK, basically I guess the first couple of albums were kind of different, but otherwise, Kate Bush has been pretty much typically Kate Bush all along, with no style changes, but always very unique and unlike all other acts.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

but always very unique and unlike all other acts

Until she became the influence du jour about five years ago, I guess.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

For PSB, I'd also include the handful of productions they did, Dusty/Liza Minelli/Eight Wonder/Cicero, even god forbid Ian Wright if you're a masochist.

Cluster the boots (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 10:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh I remember that:

"You're out of your mind!! by eating string
nana na nah, do the right thing.."

Mark G, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 10:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bowie

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 10:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

....wow!

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 10:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

so we are doing this right?

13 plus people is more than enough to run something like this.

plus, i would think people would like being turned on to the best band of the 90's stuff!

Bee OK, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 03:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'd love a Bowie one too.

◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝◦ ⃝ (Moka), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 08:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'd love a Bowie one too.

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 08:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Let's wait until the Pavement and hiphop polls close and then assess whether it's worth doing. 13 people ain't bad, and we may get a couple more ballots. If people don't wanna get involved it's no biggie.

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 08:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe make it less than 22 for the Booz

Mark G, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 08:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah.

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 09:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha, yeah i was following that. Carr's commentary was jokes - more about beer and TV than the actual birth, but I'm sure he was being tongue in cheek.

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 10:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

He didn't call his kid "Sailor" though, surely??

The Boy Who Can Go Inside The TV (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 10:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

I had pics of Amber and Alice both up within the day of their births, for interested family members..

Mark G, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 10:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Xpost No, he called her Little Sailor.

Mark G, Wednesday, 8 June 2011 10:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

The Boos have been creeping into my conscious lately - maybe because my g/f is upping sticks to study in Peterborough and a lot of Carr's songs were about having to move around the country cos of his relationship at the time.

I dreamt I saw a reformed Boo Radleys play at a festival. They asked me to join them on back-up for Lazarus, for which the crowd went wild. But then they played Almost Nearly There (an acoustic b-side number) and the crowd left the tent with the soundman turning the set down halfway through the song. Such a shame! I remember feeling quite disappointed about this.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

So in the absence of a poll, can we talk about favourite tracks, deep cuts, b-sides again?

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Hey George Michael you don't know me but I know you very well, they can't take that away from you.

piscesx, Saturday, 5 October 2013 16:20 (10 months ago) Permalink

Hey George Michael you don't know me but I know you very well, they can't take that away from you.

Possibly my number one? The Wake Up version at least. Pisces did you happen to see my Giant Steps anniversary piece I did the other day?

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Sunday, 6 October 2013 10:44 (10 months ago) Permalink

the answer to this question is YES, as i have signed up for it. i'm really, really, really excited for it.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 October 2013 01:28 (10 months ago) Permalink

think it got decided that not enough people would vote. i wouldn't mind a mini poll though.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:40 (10 months ago) Permalink

Not so, it's in the list of "forthcoming ballots"

Mark G, Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:17 (10 months ago) Permalink

oh no i didn't see the Giant Steps thing? i'll have a nosey.

piscesx, Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:19 (10 months ago) Permalink

xpost, it is?? yay! when / who is running it?

Pisces: http://thequietus.com/articles/13477-boo-radleys-giant-steps-review

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:25 (10 months ago) Permalink

Thread for coordinating the order and timing of ILM ballot polls

60. P-Funk - Shakey Mo Collier
61. Iggy Pop, incl. Stooges - flopson
62. Boo Radleys - Bee OK
63. XTC - Shakey Mo Collier
64. Italo - daavid

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:33 (10 months ago) Permalink

Which number we up to now?

Mark G, Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:57 (10 months ago) Permalink

43, so probably another year or so to wait

Hamburglar's smiling too (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:54 (10 months ago) Permalink

That's cool, I'll just sit here and wait till it happens.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Friday, 11 October 2013 08:24 (10 months ago) Permalink

i have also taken over ownership of that thread and thought about switching my next poll Steely Dan with this Boo Radleys poll instead. however, i would be hanged by ILM if i did that.

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 October 2013 06:09 (10 months ago) Permalink

here are going to be my polls:

37. New Order - Bee OK (finished)
50. Steely Dan - Bee OK
62. Boo Radleys - Bee OK
73. Spoon - Bee OK
84. Bauhaus/Love and Rockets-Tones on Tail/Peter Murphy - Bee OK
96. Talking Heads - Bee OK

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 October 2013 06:13 (10 months ago) Permalink

and will never top that New Order poll

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 October 2013 06:13 (10 months ago) Permalink


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