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

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"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
tor
a
way

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

My #1 won at least

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (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

Yeah Pollard refers to something along those lines in an interview in the 33 1/3 book.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

WOW! It won by almost 300 points.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

same results in the Alien Lanes poll, too.

i wanna ask you a question: what is the best song in GBV's Alien Lanes?

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Game Of Pricks" was my #1 of course, as it was the first GBV song I fell in love with! you could never be stroooooong, you can only be freeeeee....

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Am disappointed there weren't more bob solo tracks. Definitely deserve to be in the top 60.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah 'Game of Pricks' was #1 for me too. Cool!

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Am disappointed there weren't more bob solo Tobin tracks.

Atom Eyes?
Awful Bliss?
To Remake the Young Flyer???

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Pricks", in terms of sheer songwriting, is probably the best thing he ever wrote.

― tom d: he did what he had to do now he is dead (Tom D.), Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:33 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

This guy knew what he was talking about, whatever happened to him?

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's domination. But it deserves it!

Actually these were my #1 and #4

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Johnny #1 for even bothering with this at all, but also for ensuring proper results.
The time came, and he added up the numbers. A man of energy.

Satisfying result, I'm pleased. Live versions of Game of Pricks are good enough to make my head pop clean off.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

So who else voted for "Official Ironmen" as their #1? So curious.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Am disappointed there weren't more bob solo tracks. Definitely deserve to be in the top 60.

I had a load of Bob solo tracks then ditched them to make it less complicated

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

thanks for organizing Johnny!

skip, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

I won't divulge people's ballots, but anyone who wants to share theirs is welcome to.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Game of Pricks
Subspace Biographies
The Enemy
SHOCKER IN GLOOMTOWN
The Official Ironman Rally Song
Echos Myron
Submarine Teams
Weedking
Big School
Motor Away
Watch Me Jumpstart
Closer You Are
I Am A Scientist
Cut-Out Witch
Twilight Campfighter
Tight Globes
Get Under It
A Salty Salute
Things I Will Keep
The Best of Jill Hives

boom

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thanks so much Johnny Fever. There will always be a place for this poll in the Superior Sector Janitor X of my heart.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

thank yo Johnny for this poll! it's been such fun to participate. well, the only thing that disappointed me was the placing of "Awful Bliss". I thought it's a kind of a consensus that it's a top Tobin?

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yes Johnny, thanks a lot!

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey, I had a great time doing this. While the Pavement poll was a fun and uniting exercise, they've always been a band I just kind of like. GBV is a band I spent many years loving whole-heartedly. Now that the poll's done, I feel like I've sent a firstborn off to college or something.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

the one bob solo song that immediately comes to mind for me as being up there with the best of the best is "get under it"

bluelips, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Are people really that unfamiliar with Uncle Dave or was it just not in the top20 running for you guys?

ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

now it's time for a Summer Babe vs. Game Of Pricks poll

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

My ballot:

1. "The Official Ironmen Rally Song"
2. "The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory"
3. "Teenage FBI"
4. "My Valuable Hunting Knife"
5. "The Best of Jill Hives"
6. "Tractor Rape Chain"
7. "Don't Stop Now"
8. "Glad Girls"
9. "Bulldog Skin"
10. "Game of Pricks"
11. "Dayton, Ohio-19 Something and 5" - GbV & Airport 5
12. "Chasing Heather Crazy"
13. "Exit Flagger"
14. "Buzzards and Dreadful Crows"
15. "Jane of the Waking Universe"
16. "Girls of Wild Strawberries"
17. "Motor Away"
18. "Do the Earth"
19. "Everywhere with Helicopter"
20. "Cut-Out Witch"

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh right! You all probably want to see the full list of results: http://home.earthlink.net/~pauletc/gbv.htm

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Here's my ballot. Tracks in bold didn't place.

1 - Blimps Go 90
2 - Game of Pricks
3 - The Key Losers
4 - The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
5 - Indian Fables
6 - The Official Ironmen Rally Song
7 - Motor Away
8 - To Remake the Young Flyer
9 - Short on Posters
10 - Awful Bliss
11 - Always Crush Me
12 - Hardcore UFO's
13 - I Am a Scientist
14 - My Impression Now
15 - Teenage FBI
16 - Underwater Explosions
17 - Blatant Doom Trip
18 - Everywhere With Helicopter
19 - Dusted
20 - Atom Eyes

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've never heard Uncle Dave. And it was never played live.

Jeff, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

1.weedking
2. a good flying bird
3. tractor rape chain
4. my son cool
5. game of pricks
6. gold star for robot boy
7. unleashed! The large hearted boy
8. I'll replace you with machine
9. glad girls
10. my kind of soldier
11. smothered in hugs
12. quality of armor
13. man called aerodynamics
14. a salty salute
15. motor away
16. chicken blows
17. watch my jumpstart
18. bulldog skin
19. over the neptune/mash gear fox
20. hardcore ufo's

nostormo, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Twilight Campfighter" was in my Top 20 (several xposts)

My favourite Bob solo track is "Psychic Pilot Clocks Out". Then "Girl Named Captain". Then "Subspace Biographies".

Juice Should Be Sterliized (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Uncle Dave" has never been recompiled anywhere beyond a fan comp, so I think its understandable that most people haven't heard it.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm happy with this result. don't stop now was my no. 1 (KSATGB version) here's my list.

don't stop now
big boring wedding
over the neptune/mesh gear fox
tractor rape chain
subspace biographies
a big fan of the pigpen
unleashed the large hearted boy
a salty salute
exit flagger
14 cheerleader coldfront
little whirl
hardcore ufos
smothered in hugs
hot freaks
i am a scientist
game of pricks
closer you are
pop zeus
official ironman rally song
pantherz

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

my heavily AL-slanted, wildly diverging away from consensus ballot looked like that:

Game Of Pricks
Chasing Heather Crazy
I Am A Scientist
Awful Bliss
When She Turns 50
(I Wanna Be A) Dumbcharger
My Feet's Trustworthy Existance
Watch Me Jumpstart
Perch Warble
Motor Away
Pimple Zoo
Little Whirl
The Official Ironmen Rally Song
Drinker's Peace
Cigarette Tricks
A Good Flying Bird
Ex-Supermodel
My Valuable Hunting Knife
Tractor Rape Chain
Blimps Go 90

and, as seems to be the case with all the polls so far, I do not agree with myself today. like, very much.

V79, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

my ballot
1. If We Wait

2. Dusted [fast japanese spin cycle version]

3. Tractor Rape Chain

4. Peephole

5. Yours To Keep

6. Echoes Myron

7. Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory

8. A Good Flying Bird

9. Motor Away

10. Weed King

11. Cut Out Witch

12. Exit Flagger

13. Drag Days

14. Kisses to the Crying Cooks

15. Do The Earth

16. I Am A Scientist

17. A Salty Salute

18. As We Go Up We Go Down

19. Over The Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox

20. Awful Bliss

tylerw, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink


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