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

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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

soundgarden not doing that song any favors

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

semi-deep cut under consideration for me

one of my fave stones ballads. kinda autopilot stones, but great nonetheless. lovvvvve the "wish i was out in california" lyric.

tylerw, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ disagree on autopilot stones and expect it on my ballot. mick and mick really worked well together (cf. "Sway")

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn youtube previews -- that's Lindsey Buckingham on "I Am Waiting" and it's quite lovely

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp well, by autopilot i mean it sorta seems like the band was like "wot, we need another ballad? alrightee." and then they knock it out of the park. seems effortless.

tylerw, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh SHIT I left "Sway" off my ballot! ARrrgg!

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

winter's good, but it's the one goats head track i had under consideration that i did eventually cut. lot of stones ballads i like better.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean, sway's better, and i cut that too, no regrets

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Star Star" in contention for my ballot; "Stray Cat Blues" vying for my top spot with "I Am Waiting" (which I didn't realize had been featured in a popular film until a clip was posted recently; the song's been one of my favorites for a long time but I'm not much for films)

"Sway" will be high on mine too

we are in the groove now!

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

deep cuts!

okay, not a deep cut but come AWN:

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can play this game too!

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

going through the London years comp. man this band made a lot of shit. I mean there's tons of great stuff too but 50 years of shameless careerism results in a fair amount of detritus.

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw i'm not posting the KISS cover of 2000 man because it's a bit dire imo but if anyone can find the comsat angels cover of "citadel" plz post

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

are we really posting stones covers on you tube on the poll thread? people, please!

Iago Galdston, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

rogermexico must be reading my ballot by telepathy or else has tremendous taste

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink


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