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

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still laughing at that joke about "this one is on the house" from upthread

skip, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 18:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

22. "Watch Me Jumpstart" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [306 points, 12 votes, 1 #1 vote]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 18:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

A++++ run here

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 18:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

i love the sway/chug on watch me jumpstart!!!

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 18:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm glad this one did not make the top 20. It's fine, but I've always found it to be a bit overrated, probably like my 10th favorite song or so on the album, maybe less.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Great live song, like it much better than the album version

Jeff, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

that was my #2 i think? it's kind of a gbv litmus test sound-wise, some people just hear sludge, but the chorus hook is undeniable imo

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

i love to make up my own harmonies and doot doot doots to "watch me jumpstart" -- been singing the same ones for years, no idea why

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

'Cause I'm a supernova erect and white hot

Jeff, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

tmi

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

21. "Dayton, Ohio—19 Something and 5" (Tonics and Twisted Chasers, 1996) [317 points, 14 votes]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

re "Watch Me Jumpstart": my #8. GBV at their most anthemic. well, of course the same can be said about "Salty Salute".

V79, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

this top 30 is gonna be about as good a compilation as you can make

iatee, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

the chord change into "cause i won't be around, as you run...etc." so great

bluelips, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

A++++ run continues

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

ooh didn't know people rated that one so highly. it's nice

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

and shoooooooot me dowwwwwwwwnnnnnnn

dmr, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's all for today. Top 20 rolls out tomorrow, so get ready.

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]

35. "Wished I Was a Giant" (Vampire on Titus, 1993) [203 points, 9 votes]
34. "A Good Flying Bird" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [207 points, 9 votes, 1 #1 vote]
33. "Glad Girls" (Isolation Drills, 2001) [211 points, 10 votes]
32. "Buzzards and Dreadful Crows" (Bee Thousand, 1994) [220 points, 10 votes, 1 #1 vote]
31. "My Son Cool" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [235 points, 10 votes]
30. "My Impression Now" (Fast Japanese Spin Cycle, 1994) [241 points, 9 votes, 1 #1 vote]
29. "Redmen and Their Wives" (Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996) [247 points, 10 votes, 1 #1 vote]
28. "Chasing Heather Crazy" (Isolation Drills, 2001) [248 points, 11 votes]
27. "Blimps Go 90" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [249 points, 12 votes, 1 #1 vote]
26. "Shocker in Gloomtown" (The Grand Hour, 1993) [262 points, 10 votes]
25. "Cut Out Witch" (Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996) [264 points, 14 votes]
24. "14 Cheerleader Coldfront" (Propeller, 1992) [281 points, 14 votes]
23. "A Salty Salute" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [302 points, 14 votes, 1 #1 vote]
22. "Watch Me Jumpstart" (Alien Lanes, 1995) [306 points, 12 votes, 1 #1 vote]
21. "Dayton, Ohio—19 Something and 5" (Tonics and Twisted Chasers, 1996) [317 points, 14 votes]

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Johnny! Cannot wait for tomorrow.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Isn't it great to exist at this point in time?
Where the produce is rotten but no one is forgotten"

O_O

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

wonder how much overlap there will be with the official GH compilation.

skip, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man, really unfortunate that I am going to miss out on tomorrow.

grandavis, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was "no one's forgotten strawberry philadelphia drive"

"the smell of fried food and pure hot tar" is one of my favorite descriptive lines, pure ohio, gives me chills

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

like no one HAS forgotten
rather than no one IS forgotten

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

because it is very ohio to hold a permanent grudge

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

exercise in contrasts:

"Dayton, Ohio"

+

"Other Place"

One is grim and real but also tenderly affectionate; the other is sunny and rings like a strange jangly clown mask
both are talking ostensibly about the same place

yes i have thought about this a lot

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dayton, Ohio-19 Something And 5 was so great live. Just an incredibly evocative and nostalgic song, I had it at #17.

Only 5 of my songs have shown up so far. I love how when each new song is unveiled I'm like "damn that one could have easily made my list..."

ColinO, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

I love how when each new song is unveiled I'm like "damn that one could have easily made my list..."

Yeah, this. Only three of mine in so far but it's still been a great list.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Got six landed so far .

My next 14 will land. Surely?

There are some songs on here that I need to revisit / didn't realise they existed.And I have the rekkids.

I am a bad man and poor listener

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 22:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

9 so far here. I probably will see 7 more place. Would be surprised if anything else off of ID shows up (I only have one song left from that one).

righteousmaelstrom, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 22:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gosh darn I missed 35-21, and will prob miss the final showdown tomorrow. Curse you americans with your weird time system!

anyway 5 or 6 of mine placed so far inc. my #1, redmen and their wives, had to go for the melancholia. wonderful cathedral-organ atmospherics of the second guitar when it comes in, and then after the understated first half they bust out some traditional gbv slow n heavy rock, almost a redemption even as the lyrics descend from resignation to despair.

ledge, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

"breadwinner and klutz" is a lovely "two types of people in the world" binary.

ledge, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ledge . I mean this is the problem for me and it's a very exciting one. I Had never listened/or even heard to 'Redmen...' ever. and I thought I was a big fan of UTBUTS . i didn;t get beyond "Rally" "witch" and "Don't Stop".
What a tit. I am not GBV hardcore firm obviously.

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha i am so not the hardcore fan, i only had four albums in my top five. hoping to find some hidden gold in this poll meself but utbuts is standing firm as my personal sweet spot of unpolished melodic wonderment.

ledge, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

The bottom 20

Smothered in Hugs
Gold Star For Robot Boy
Tractor Rape Chain
The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
Echos Myron
I Am A Scientist
Yours to Keep
Pimple Zoo
Game Of Pricks
My Valuable Hunting Knife
(I Wanna Be a) Dumbcharger
Motor Away
Over The Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox
Weed King
Quality of Armor
Lethargy
Teenage FBI
The Best of Jill Hives
Subspace Biographies
Uncle Dave

I'd be sad if Uncle Dave doesn't place

ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is the other song i was referring to btw

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

that album cover makes my heart hurt

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Alien Lanes back cover photo: who is on the far left?

calstars, Thursday, 29 September 2011 01:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

jim greer

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 29 September 2011 01:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

(i think!)

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 29 September 2011 01:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

None of my Isolation Drills songs have placed yet not looking good for them.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 01:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah :(

minge beat (electricsound), Thursday, 29 September 2011 01:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

great poll so far, am excited for the rest of the results. i wonder if my favourite gbv song "drag days" will place.

marc iv, Thursday, 29 September 2011 02:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

dept. of had i voted:

'i am a tree' would be higher
'little whirl' would be higher
'the enemy' would maybe have placed?

lamely,
-m.

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 September 2011 02:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

One of the ones in my guess for the top 20 already placed. I'll replace Subspace Biographies with Kicker of Elves

ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 29 September 2011 02:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

No way in hell Uncle Dave is gonna place. That's a REALLY obscure choice only found on the Grifters' split single and never played live. Pretty good song though...

ColinO, Thursday, 29 September 2011 07:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Don't Stop Now, Official Ironmen Rally Song, Exit Flagger, and If We Wait should all make the top twenty. And probably Drinkers' Peace...

ColinO, Thursday, 29 September 2011 07:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

xxxxxpost about the lyrics to 'Dayton': yes, you're probably right about HAS vs. IS.
Too bad, I liked the universality of IS - like in this internet age everybody leaves traces of their existence online, so no-one is really forgotten anymore, but despite all the technology we eat bad food ('rotten produce').
Never been in Ohio, so I don't recognize the specifics of the descriptions.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 08:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

thoughts on cut-out witch: wonderfully weird images conjured up by the lyrics, like something out of struwwelpeter or a jan svankmajer film. although the witch herself doesn't seem at all malign so there's a nice form/content tension there.

ledge, Thursday, 29 September 2011 08:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

LET'S DO THIS

20. "The Brides Have Hit Glass" (Isolation Drills, 2001) [327 points, 13 votes]

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 13:49 (3 years ago) Permalink


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