WHAT A DRAG IT IS GETTING POLLED – ILM Artist Poll #16 – The Rolling Stones (Extended deadline: April 1st)

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Speaking of Mick Taylor-dominated Stones songs, I gotta remember to put (the Keefless) "Sway" on my ballot.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 March 2012 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Keef sings backing vox so there

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got/get the impression "Bigger Bang" was a final "look let's end on a great album" as far as the discography is concerned. Whereas they may well keep doing five-yearly tours forever.

Mark G, Friday, 23 March 2012 07:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only embarrassing Stones albums post-Tattoo You are Undercover (I'll save "She Was Hot" and "Too Much Blood" adn damn the test) and about half of Bridges to Babylon. At worst the other albums are perfunctory.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 March 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow "Moonlight Mile' sounds like something off of Merriweather Post Pavilion in the verses...!

waiting in the shadow of the Big Gulp (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moonlight Mile is one of my faves, but I'm pretty sure She Smiled Sweetly will be my #1. My ballot will probably have a lot of singles/familiar tracks, though.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 23 March 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ballot sent. Waffled on my #1, but after listening to it three times in a row this morning, yeah, it's definitely my favorite Stones song.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm thinking about ranking a top 40, then chopping off 1-20 and sending in 21-40 as my ballot. Just for perversity's sake.

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha! Moonlight Mile is probably going to make my top 10 but not top 5, certainly not #1!

waiting in the shadow of the Big Gulp (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just wanna rep for this:

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ideally I'd do a top forty, then strip out the singles and submit the rest, but too many of those standards are undeniable. The thought of not voting for Saint Of Me is giving me a cold sweat.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 23 March 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Try A Little Harder" is a jam, love that echo at the end when the song sounds like it's falling apart.

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Might have to sit this one out, feeling like my list would be particularly useless for the Stones (unless I spend hours relistening to albums). Will be really excited to see the results though.

grandavis, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

re. standards, right now I feel like I gotta vote for "Gimme Shelter", "Paint It, Black", & "Sympathy", but I'm relistening & those'll be the ones to fall should I rate anything higher. Or else I'll cut "Lady Jane", which is a standard too I guess.

not gonna cut "Brown Sugar" though

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

will definitely vote "saint of me" over "brown sugar," though I have no idea if either will make my final cut

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Out of curiosity, what is the logic behind not voting standards? Is it so the results are more varied?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

in my case I'm seeing the PS poll with a bunch of standards, & it's not so interesting to me to know which of those are highly rated & which aren't; when I've found these polls interesting it's b/c of less prominent songs that have been rated highly (the Pavement poll was useful to me this way; so was the Blur poll). Since I know the Stones pretty well I want to do my part to make this happen; it'll probably end with unsatisfaction but w/e.

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

goddam that was brutal. maybe the most time and effort i've ever put into a single-artist poll vote? wound up stacking my top 10 with personal favorites i hope to nudge into the bottom of the countdown, saved the bigger singles for the lower half of my ballot. early 70s heavily represented, w three from exile and four from goat's head soup. also a bunch of stuff from '67, between the buttons and satanic majesties. only two songs post '73, one from emotional rescue, one from tattoo you. nothing from sticky fingers.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

suspect that few of my votes will make the cut :(

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

could have voted for the last 20 songs i cut from my ballot almost as happily

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

haw, this is going to be hard. might just pick 10 from the 60s, 10 fro the 70s? don't think i'd vote for anything past that.

tylerw, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd like to put in a good word for this:

smash williams, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ good one!

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I could happily put the whole disc 3 of the Singles Collection for half my ballot.

smash williams, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

lemme know if you don't get my ballot(s), rogermexico (sent my album votes as a separate message).

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

while we're boosterizing, i'd like to put in a word for:

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ their "venus in furs" moment

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure yet, but this might be somewhere near the end of my list:

clemenza, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Twee Stones Poll

a fav Stones thread of mine

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Out of curiosity, what is the logic behind not voting standards? Is it so the results are more varied?

Yeah a bit, not that one ballot will make much difference. Also it's that I love a lot of things pretty much equally, and if I don't vote for Satisfaction it'll still make it, but if I don't vote for Ventilator Blues it probably won't.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ yeah, that was my thinking. pushed hard for the things i'd love to see make the countdown, but suspect won't. figure "you can't always get what you want" will do fine without my help.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to Dirty Work right now & think what's hard for me is Mick's voice; he's more shouty than I'd like. The songs are fast & direct, Keith's playing sounds great, the melodies are sharp, but Mick sounds almost hoarse. It's the voice he has on "Start Me Up" too, but it seems worse here.

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can imagine their equivalent of "Hey Jude" failing to make it, like in the Beatles Poll...

Mark G, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't think I would vote for stuff like Satisfaction or Jumpin Jack Flash, but as I listen to them in amongst the things I think I *will* vote for, I've been surprised by how hard it is to say 'eh I could live without it'. Satisfaction came on while I was driving home last night and after I really took the time to listen and not just tune it out, I was saying to myself, 'you know, I've heard this song a thousand times but it's really fucking great."

I'm probably just being insecute. But like with the Paul Simon poll ppl are like "ugh these are the worst results ever" when popular songs rank more highly than the deep cuts. And it's kind of nuts to me. Paul Simon was a GREAT songwriter. He had a TON of popular songs.

The Stones are prolific. They're not a band that noodled around with only a couple of recognizable hits and left all their best stuff on 5 albums no-one heard. Half their material was popular, ubiquitous stuff. That's a GOOD thing! That's why we're still talking about them after what, 40 or 50 years. I guess I just get intimidated by all the deep cuts, like I'm going to be the rube voter who ruins it for everyone, lol.

I dunno. I'm tired, I need more coffee. I like the process and I love participating in the polls I've joined in on after years of lurking. I'll try not to get intimidated :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuuuuuuuuck talk about tl;dr

sorry!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

"insecute"?

new word

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, don't worry - those should be the meat of the poll! I love it when the odd deep cut turns up unexpectedly high, but only when it's one I like. I guess I'm hoping that one day mine will chime with the ILM collective unconscious.

It has to be random though - worst thing ever was on the metal poll, where the #1 was this lurked block vote thing that a lot of folk had never heard of.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

like with the Paul Simon poll ppl are like "ugh these are the worst results ever" when popular songs rank more highly than the deep cuts. And it's kind of nuts to me...

OTM imo. Like, "American Tune" is deeply personally important to me, but "Graceland" absolutely transcends and there's nothing wrong with that.

The Stones are prolific. They're not a band that noodled around with only a couple of recognizable hits and left all their best stuff on 5 albums no-one heard. Half their material was popular, ubiquitous stuff.

I'm not sure about this. I'm still amazed by how many people in the general population base their entire notion of the Stones on HOT ROCKS. And you, like, give them a copy of STICKY FINGERS or LET IT BLEED and they're like "whoa, i had no idea."

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

ps and thank you for the tl;dr -- kinda hearkens back to the old days. ou sont les kogans d'antan?

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm still amazed by how many people in the general population base their entire notion of the Stones on HOT ROCKS.

I have a feeling none of those people will be voting in this poll, LOL

kornrulez6969, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha. on which note:

Taking Sides: Let It Bleed VS. Sticky Fingers

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf hot rocks is one of the best greatest hits comps ever. xp

tylerw, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxxpost that is a good point rog, re HOT ROCKS; Exile was the first Stones album I heard in full and it completely changed the way I felt about them after only really knowing their hits. So I take that part back :D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i love reading long, thoughtful posts, so no worries, VG.

I didn't think I would vote for stuff like Satisfaction or Jumpin Jack Flash, but as I listen to them in amongst the things I think I *will* vote for, I've been surprised by how hard it is to say 'eh I could live without it'. Satisfaction came on while I was driving home last night and after I really took the time to listen and not just tune it out, I was saying to myself, 'you know, I've heard this song a thousand times but it's really fucking great."

oh yeah, i never even considered cutting "satisfaction". for a while, i thought it might be my #1. emphasizing beloved deep cuts is one thing, but i'm not crazy.

and "insecute" is a great word :)

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf hot rocks is one of the best greatest hits comps ever. xp

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Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, there were people on the beach boys poll that pretty much stuck to the early stripey shirt hits because that's all they know. it's totally fine if people want to do that but i favor the "true heads only" approach

buzza, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

re hot rocks: it's 21 tracks, and i love every song on it. cut any one song at random and you'd have a perfectly respectable ballot. only five of those tracks made my final cut, but i'm rooting hard for the underdogs.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

based on early balloting i think it's safe to say this is going to be a high-beta poll. might even be possible, when it's all over, to find at least two ballots with zero overlap. so go ahead and vote yr hearts and let the chips fall where they may.

but what the hell, let's talk deep cuts

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think the rolling stones are my favorite rock band. no one else really comes close in terms of quality, variety + quantity.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i tried for ages to find a way to cut "star star", mostly so i wouldn't have such a ridiculously goats head heavy ballot, but i just couldn't do it. love that song to death.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink


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