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

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hey, did you forget of "You're Not An Airplane"? no hard feelings, I can't really recall this one either tbh

You will be eating your words when "You're Not An Airplane" finishes #1.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will have to rep for 'Far-Out Crops' some other time

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Waved out isn't on spotify :(

Jeff, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted for "We've Got Airplanes" does that count?

Faaaaaar Ooooout Croooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops that song rules

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only three more for today. I'll do them when I get back from lunch!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I put "Peephole" second. Almost put it first. It's this great love song to his (now-ex-) wife, disarmingly straightforward. Some of his most touching lyrics and melody, I think. It only seems slight if you accept the notion that a song only a minute or so long is necessarily slight - a perspective I can't imagine reconciling with being a Pollard fan. Then again, I voted for "The Ascended Master's Grog Shop". And two tracks off the Get Out of My Stations 7", which I'm sure people think of as a slight release (I would have put it on my albums ballot if I had counted it as an album).

erasingclouds, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

it only seems slight if you accept the notion that a song only a minute or so long is necessarily slight

Nah, the #1 song on my ballot is about the same length as "Peep-Hole" so that's not it. It's a fine song, but the melody just never grabs me. Actually, I've always found it to be very forgettable.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just got idea we also should have voted for our favourite Pollard track & album names (I like the ring of "Get Out of My Stations")

V79, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peep hole was one of the last songs to be cut from my list. Subspace biographies was quite high on mine.

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp
Yeah! "Deathtrot and Warlock Riding a Rooster" would place high, I hope.

bentelec, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

cock of the block

i've had my fingers crossed for "don't stop now"
kinda bummed that i am going to be in class tomorrow during the countdown :(

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've owned you for centuries

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voted Subspace! Such a simple but great rock song. Almost dumped it to stick to GBV stuff, but just found that I still loved it.

grandavis, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have to think that "Don't Stop Now" will make it. I am holding out for quite a few UTBUTS songs, none of mine have placed yet.

grandavis, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had 2 UTBUTS songs on my ballot and I would be shocked if they don't both place.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

38. "Dusted" (Vampire on Titus, 1993 / Fast Japanese Spin Cycle, 1994) [185 points, 7 votes, 1 #1 vote]

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

amazing song, i had it pretty high up there.
if i drank enough rolling rock, i'd probably argue that FJSC is the best album of the 90s. And it's not even an album.

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

good vocal quality on "dusted"

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had 5 from alien lanes. Didn't even notice while I was making my list. No other album has more than 2 for me.

Jeff, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

tangentially related -- rock n roll hall of fame first-time eligibles this year but not nominated include Crowded House, Guided by Voices, the Jayhawks, Lyle Lovett, Salt N Pepa, Soundgarden, They Might Be Giants, and Yo La Tengo.

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would be surprised if any of them ever make it in.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Soundgarden will, someday.

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

had never heard the amazing FJSC version, definitely pushed it into my ballot

bentelec, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mu number nineteen.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mu My

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

37. "Jane of the Waking Universe" (Mag Earwhig!, 1997) [190 points, 8 votes]

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Subspace Biographies is awesome. Was hoping to hear some solo/outtake stuff that I was not familiar with.

skip, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really glad this one made it. I think I knew at one point that it was one of the "classic lineup" final recordings, but had forgotten until it was mentioned in the voting thread. ANTHEMIC!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's another song I voted for (at around #12 or so). Def. my favorite on Mag Earwhig!, one of the very best Pollard choruses actually.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't vote for 'Jane' but absolutely love that "And undulating always like the tide..." bridge.

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't vote for jane either, but the vowel sounds in that song are strange and interesting

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last one for today...

36. "Hot Freaks" (Bee Thousand, 1994) [202 points, 9 votes]

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too low!

About "Jane," I always liked the structure of that song -- I guess it's chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/solo/chorus, but since the verse only comes in once, it's like the bridge is just a second, completely different verse.

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot!
freaks!

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't like the recorded version of Hot Freaks much, but it always kills live.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought this would place higher.

righteousmaelstrom, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the story about when Pollard was laying down the vocals for Hot Freaks in Tobin Sprout's basement while Sprout's wife was trying to run a garage sale at the same time.

righteousmaelstrom, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

"hi, i was just wondering how much this lamp is?"
"this one is on the hoooooooooooouse"

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

looooooooooollllllllllllll

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't love Hot Freaks enough to vote for it, but it's a good album track. I sure like it a lot more though if that story about the garage sale is true. That's amazing.

grandavis, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was also at the show Darin mentioned in the polling thread where half of the audience stormed the stage to sing Hot Freaks. It was awesome.

righteousmaelstrom, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

TIE 60. "My Kind of Soldier" (Earthquake Glue, 2003) [110 points, 5 votes]
TIE 60. "Chicken Blows" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [110 points, 5 votes]
58. "Postal Blowfish" (outtake, 1993) [111 points, 5 votes]
57. "Bulldog Skin" (Mag Earwhig!, 1997) [116 points, 6 votes]
56. "The Key Losers" (outtake, 1995) [124 points, 5 votes, 1 #1 vote]
55. "Huffman Prairie Flying Field" (Half Smiles of the Decomposed, 2004) [125 points, 4 votes]
54. "Big Boring Wedding" (Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996) [125 points, 5 votes]
53. "Everybody Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking)" (Half Smiles of the Decomposed, 2004) [130 points, 6 votes]
52. "Gleemer (The Deeds of Fertile Jim)" (Vampire on Titus, 1993) [131 points, 6 votes]
51. "Little Whirl" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [136 points, 6 votes]

50. "As We Go Up, We Go Down" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [138 points, 8 votes]
49. "I Am a Tree" (Mag Earwhig!, 1997) [150 points, 6 votes]
48. "Closer You Are" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [150 points, 8 votes]
47. "Everywhere With Helicopter" (Universal Truths and Cycles, 2002) [152 points, 9 votes]
46. "Do the Earth" (I Am a Scientist EP, 1994) [154 points, 7 votes]
45. "Girls of Wild Strawberries" (Half Smiles of the Decomposed, 2004) [156 points, 7 votes, 1 #1 vote]
44. "Acorns and Orioles" (Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996) [157 points, 6 votes, 1 #1 vote]
43. "Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy" (Propeller, 1992) [157 points, 8 votes]
42. "Man Called Aerodynamics" (Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996) [159 points, 7 votes]
41. "Peep-Hole" (Bee Thousand, 1994) [164 points, 6 votes, 1 #1 vote]
40. "Your Name Is Wild" (Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996) [183 points, 8 votes]
39. "Subspace Biographies" (Waved Out, 1998) [184 points, 7 votes]
38. "Dusted" (Vampire on Titus, 1993 / Fast Japanese Spin Cycle, 1994) [185 points, 7 votes, 1 #1 vote]
37. "Jane of the Waking Universe" (Mag Earwhig!, 1997) [190 points, 8 votes]
36. "Hot Freaks" (Bee Thousand, 1994) [202 points, 9 votes]

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i suspect my top two will place somewhere but probably not my #3, at this rate

queen latifah approximately (donna rouge), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had hopes that FJSC Dusted would finish higher. It was my #1

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wonder whether any of my others will place
if weed king doesn't make it, i'm gonna go bazonkers on you people

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"hi, i was just wondering how much this lamp is?"
"this one is on the hoooooooooooouse"

hahahaha

skip, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

If I had made a worst list, I prob would have put hot freaks on it. Song just really annoys me.

Jeff, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the story about when Pollard was laying down the vocals for Hot Freaks in Tobin Sprout's basement while Sprout's wife was trying to run a garage sale at the same time.

haha. I think Pollard told that one at the most recent Brooklyn reunion show.

agree Hot Freaks is way too low

if weed king doesn't make it, i'm gonna go bazonkers on you people

I did my part, voted Weed King #4 (Hot Freaks was 3)

dmr, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

why does Jeff hate GBV

dmr, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink


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