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

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fond memories of sock hop dancing to "hunting knife" with my friend rebecca and being the only two people dancing and not caring

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

This was the first GBV song I ever heard. Still love it.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

final 3 ... game of pricks? tractor rape chain? motor away? those are my guesses.

dmr, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

My guess is 'Awful Bliss' instead of 'Tractor Rape Chain'. There's not enough Tobin in the top 10.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

no way does awful bliss make it over tractor rape chain

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Motor Away must be in there for sure. I'll guess Surgical Focus now, too. Mystery third left.

This is where I realize my number #2 and #1 aren't going to place ;_;

Young Swell (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

i still say #1 is Dragons Awake!

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

"hunting knife" was my #1!

queen latifah approximately (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I, for one, am really shocked "Awful Bliss" didn't make the top 60. the final three is pretty much obvious now.

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Surgical Focus?! Really?! No way.
Game of Pricks
Motor Away
King and Caroline? Did that one already place?

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

3. "Tractor Rape Chain" (Bee Thousand, 1994) [765 points, 28 votes, 4 #1 votes]

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would like to hear a bluegrass take of this song

ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Awesome. I do wish Glenn Campbell had covered this instead of Hold On Hope.

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Johnny, you should reveal #2 and #1 at the same time. Once #2 comes up it will be obvious which one will win it.

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hunting Knife is a perfect track, almost too perfect - I prefer the messier ones. I imagine that TRC would be a lot less popular than it is if the lyrics were different, which of course isn't an argument that it's overrated but IMO it's a less anthemic track than people give it credit for.

skip, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Awesome. I do wish Glenn Campbell had covered this instead of Hold On Hope.

― righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:15 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

YES! <3

Young Swell (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

that said TRC is Chumbawumba-level catchy.

skip, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

By the way, what is a tractor rape chain?

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

You don't want to know.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have no idea.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh, you know

queen latifah approximately (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:23 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, great guitars all the way through.

skip, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

You don't want to know.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Which is to say that I also have no idea.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:25 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

in the first place it's probably just paranoia

tylerw, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:27 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:30 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

game of pricks
motor away
mo
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Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

not gonna google it to verify tbqh (xp)

dmr, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:32 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

auditorium/motor away! can't separate them

bluelips, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:33 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

ptptptptptptptptpptptptptptpt

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm afraid to f5

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:34 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

aaaaaaa, that's just the right result!

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

no surprises

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

and thats good

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink


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