The WHo Sell Out poll "go to the church of your choice"

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Yeah, I noticed that.

Mark G, Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I Can't Reach You. It always stuns me - I just stop and listen intently whenever I hear it. So, so lovely. But I admit I could have easily voted for I Can See For Miles or Armenia City In The Sky.

Foster The Hoople (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Friday, 24 February 2012 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I must confess, I haven't listened to this album for quite some time, but looking at the tracklisting now I could pick out a few tracks that would definitely go on a personal Who best-of. I did go for 'Odorono', but it could have been several tracks. I do prefer the version of 'Tattoo' on Live At Leeds though.

Turrican, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

armenia

da croupier, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

tattoo

Iago Galdston, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I Can't Reach You

fatmamakick, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

armenia

some dude, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

tatto

gospodin simmel, Friday, 6 July 2012 07:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck, tattoo

gospodin simmel, Friday, 6 July 2012 07:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

And yet, there's one song that'll probably win by miles..

Mark G, Friday, 6 July 2012 08:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 7 July 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually somewhat shocked that "Sunrise" didn't get any votes.

Chuck? Chuck? It's me, your cousin, Marvin D (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 7 July 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

must have been a lot of lurkers, huh? don't remember ICSFM getting lots of shout outs in the thread...

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 7 July 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of the rare albums I always listen to as an album, never in tracks. The sheer sound of this album, and of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, are the peak of a certain kind of big but crisp psychedelic production aesthetic that I can't describe without lapsing into metaphors from old soft drink commercials.

Vic Perry, Saturday, 7 July 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't remember ICSFM getting lots of shout outs in the thread

obvious truths don't need shoutouts

j., Saturday, 7 July 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

alright then!

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 7 July 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Relax" is full of good life advice.

chupacabra seeds (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

And yet, there's one song that'll probably win by miles..

― Mark G, Friday, 6 July 2012 08:27 (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That'll be five pounds, thanks.

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heinz Baked Beans 1

nutter...

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nothing for Sunrise. Wish I'd voted for it now

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that song is really hauntingly beautiful.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn no sunrise? i forgot to vote in this, but probably would've voted for that.

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why shouldn't they, it's great!

SomeTwat from Tring (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes.

My Elusive Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Have been hearing "Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand" for 25-30 years and never realized the middle part was supposed to be flamenco.

timellison, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I've been playing this off YouTube for my art classes the past couple of days. (I know the "Monday-Tuesday" intro will make them laugh and put them into a receptive frame of mind right away.) The album's not new to me or anything--got a copy out of my parents' basement pile 45 years ago. But, like a lot of albums, it basically narrowed down in my mind over the years to my two or three favourite songs ("I Can't Reach You," "I Can See for Miles"). I haven't really listened to it in a long time.

So good. I don't think there's ever been an album I consider perfect, one where I unreservedly love every song. This one comes close--almost as close as Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. I could do without "Silas Stingy" and "Sunrise," which I notice got no votes here. Completely endorse Christgau's retroactive A+. If there'd been Pazz & Jop in '67, it would have got my vote--wonder how it would have fared against Sgt. Pepper and Are You Experienced.

clemenza, Friday, 14 February 2014 16:22 (7 months ago) Permalink

Agree about Silas Stingy,but Sunrise is gorgeous

Dr X O'Skeleton, Friday, 14 February 2014 21:35 (7 months ago) Permalink

yes, perfect album and yes, Sunrise is gorgeous

g simmel, Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:30 (7 months ago) Permalink

It was one of the happy setlist surprises when I saw them in 1982.

WilliamC, Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:32 (7 months ago) Permalink

Ha, I remember being surprised that they did "Tattoo" on that tour.

timellison, Saturday, 15 February 2014 05:03 (7 months ago) Permalink

I just looked up that gig (Birmingham, AL, Nov 82) and apparently they didn't play "Sunrise" -- but I swear I have a clear memory of them doing that song! They did do "Tattoo" though. (Faulty) memory is a funny thing.

WilliamC, Saturday, 15 February 2014 05:12 (7 months ago) Permalink


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