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

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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

If I hate them I sure have spent a lot of money on stuff I hate!

Jeff, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't really love "Hot Freaks", it works really good in the context of Bee Thousand in terms of adding in to the overall oddball atmosphere. I don't really feel the necessity to listen to it as a standalone track

V79, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had two songs on my hate list, both from b000, and hot freaks was one of them. (i'll let you know the other when it comes up on the countdown, which i'm pretty sure it will!) the longest minute and a half in the gbv catalog for me. i could probably deal with it in a funny/strange hard-rock/metal kinda way if it weren't clogging up side 1 of my favorite gbv album (for an intolerably long minute and a half!) and if they didn't play it in every damn show they ever did. is there any song they played live more than that one?

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

lethargy?

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm not really a fan of "Hot Freaks" either.

I've had 3 of my list place. I still expect the vast majority of my remaining 17 to show up. We'll see I guess.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp of course there is - http://gbvdb.com/gig_report.asp?AlbumIDs=&tour=&all=true&sortcount=true

V79, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Dusted" is great btw. Didn't vote for it but would have been in my top 25. Hopefully "My Impression Now" will show up later on.

dmr, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had two songs on my hate list, both from b000, and hot freaks was one of them. (i'll let you know the other when it comes up on the countdown, which i'm pretty sure it will!) the longest minute and a half in the gbv catalog for me.

I can only deduce that this is Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory.

I think I've only had 3 of mine place so far in the top 50. At this point I've given up on seeing 'It's Like Soul, Man' show up. I do have a bunch of songs on there that they play live so I'm assuming they'll be placing but this won't be like the Zep poll where unless you were picking stuff off of Presence or Coda you could see pretty much everything place.

righteousmaelstrom, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 20:04 (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, September 27, 2011 9:15 PM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark

<3

Young Swell (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 of mine have placed. I bet my other 18 will be the top 18.

Jeff, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

only one (1) of mine have placed so far (as the shameful #51) and I suspect no more than 10 others are going to show up later. guess my ballot sure was an unconventional one, oh well

V79, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i don't think a lot of mine will place either (if they haven't yet) because i just voted for personal favorites and they are all over the place. oh well. if anyone gets a chance, listen to "earful o' wax" -- it's a great plane-taking-off song and has a great solo at the end.

does anyone have cartooning skills?
4 panel cartoon of that recording session/garage sale:

panel 1 -- dayton oh, 19 something and 5 -- greeting customers at sale, offering lemonade la ti da
panel 2 -- the boys downstairs with bubbles and beers and guitars jamming and belting out hot freaks woo hoo
panel 3 -- lady asks about lamp, bob replies from the basement
panel 4 -- mrs sprout makes a face :-/

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, that's a really cool song. Thanks!

grandavis, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can only deduce that this is Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory.

nope

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 04:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Another good old one that will never make it

If I had ever had a radio show, it would have been called "trust the wizard".

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

35. "Wished I Was a Giant" (Vampire on Titus, 1993) [203 points, 9 votes]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I used to have that scooter promo picture up on my wall in lolcollege.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

A guy here in Charlottesville, Virginia, had a great radio show called "Trust the Wizard"! WTJU!!!

grandavis, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i figured there were a bunch of them -- it seemed cliche at the time, but now no one would know wtf i'm referring to

btw i know this is asking a lot, but juanito could you drag this out as long as possible? please? i have class til 12:15 and shameful though it is, i've been looking forward to this. i thought the countdown was going to be yesterday!

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just realized yesterday that I am actually gonna be offline tomorrow through Monday, so I am gonna miss the top 20 countdown. It will of course still be fun to read the thread, but sad to miss the event itself.

I certainly didn't know what "Trust the Wizard" referred to, so probably only a cliche to big GBV fans. Pretty easy to love the obviously-lovable aspects of GBV though, as in every college station should have a radio show called "Trust the Wizard", it would be fucking cooler of they did.

grandavis, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

My college radio show was not called "Trust the Wizard". What a missed opportunity.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

By the way, should this be ""Wished I Was a Giant""?

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Wished I Was A Giant" is one of my very favorites

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

34. "A Good Flying Bird" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [207 points, 9 votes, 1 #1 vote]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

at last, a song I voted for! whoever you are, who placed it as his #1, I salute you.

V79, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

As memory serves, I had this one in my top 10. One of the most energetic and catchiest songs in their catalogue.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

33. "Glad Girls" (Isolation Drills, 2001) [211 points, 10 votes]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's hell of a trippy video

V79, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

so catchy

skip, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Glad Girls" wore thin on me after listening to it beaucoup times upon release. it opens great! but the "they're all right" repetition is brutal. & the song could stand to be an old-style quickie, 2 minutes & out.

also I dunno why but I found the album's backstory about the dissolution of his marriage sad & found the album (& this song) a bit too personal to enjoy the pumped up kicks. it's less abstract to me & kind of a downer. still love "Chasing Heather Crazy" though

Euler, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

here's glad girls as an old style quickie from 93

tylerw, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's got a Moment, though - "the light that passes through me". Love the combination of chords and words at that point.

Viva Brother Beyond (ithappens), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

32. "Buzzards and Dreadful Crows" (Bee Thousand, 1994) [220 points, 10 votes, 1 #1 vote]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

also I dunno why but I found the album's backstory about the dissolution of his marriage sad & found the album (& this song) a bit too personal to enjoy the pumped up kicks. it's less abstract to me & kind of a downer. still love "Chasing Heather Crazy" though
― Euler, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:08 AM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark

Euler, or anyone else, is there a good bio or book about GBV? Thanks in advance...made a playlist of the countdown songs so far last night and it is soooooo f-in' amazing. This is one of the best poll ideas yet as it really distills down the greatest of the great

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, my #1 didn't make the top 50 (or 60), so it's not as great as it could be. ;)

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink


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