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

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Things are not going well for me, pollwise. I've added 20 more songs to my list just today alone. Ffffffuuuuuuuuuu

Re-listening to "Let It Bleed" tonight. Fuckin good times here in my headphones.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

And loving the Rolling Stone Jagger interview.

The stuff about Brian is sad/amusing. "I've never known a guy with less talent for songwriting." For someone so talented with so many instruments, the more I read about Brian the more he sounds like a total fucking nightmare to be around.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i voted ruby tuesday in my top 20

buzza, Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I still love you

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

YOU PASSED SO BAD GAS!

buzza, Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought that was a flute in ruby tuesday. it sounds like flowers flowering in fast motion

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

minus all that cinematic chitnzy stuff

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know what #1 is tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 March 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've got #1 and #2 at least in a nice waltz together. Possibly my 5 in a melty sort of way.

But listening to Let It Bleed was a bad idea, I want to add nearly the whole album to my 20.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost there's flute in RT but I always heard some recorders or something in there too. Could be wrong, I've never actually looked at the instrument list.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nope. Not flute. Recorder. Played by Cock Robin himself, Jonesy.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

well that's depressing

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

my ballot is going to be boringly 67-70 heavy

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not boring! Those are the good ones!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

well obviously but it still feels less than authentic

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel like the more time I spend listening to albums the more depressed I get about ever being able to narrow down to 20.

And have I ever thrown myself into anything with as much verve and dedication? doubtful.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

For some reason, nothing from my favorite Stones album made my top 20. I wish I understood why I did that, but I think it's because I hear the album as a whole, and it seems weird hearing something from it in isolation.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Haha, yeah, I made a list of all possible ballot-worthy songs, thinking I wouldn't have 20, and I had 60. My ballot could easily change day-to-day...or hour-to-hour...but the more I listen to my #1, the more I'm convinced I did the right thing. And it's not one that immediately sprung to mind as a #1 (or even a top 10).

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost I think that's what I'm wrestling with with a few of the Exile songs. I think of them with the songs around them so much that listening to them in isolation is kind of dissatisfying. Which doesn't bode well for them.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

themthemthemthem ugh

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, wrt Exile, some of my favorite moments are things like "Just Wanna See His Face" or "Hip Shake," but they lose a lot out of context. Still, managed to get about 3 or 4 Exile songs on my ballot.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rocks Off is such a KICKASS opener but I don't know how I feel about it just as a song song...and Tumbling Dice fucking rules but why does it feel so plodding away from the rest of the album.

I need a xanax.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel totally the same way about Exile!

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean, it's hard seperating the individual tracks from the overall album experience

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not as hard with Sticky Fingers or Beggars or Let It Bleed, but then it's that thing of how MANY to pick, and are ALL these songs off this album really THAT awesome? Then you start playing lifeboat with your best friends, 'sorry, you can't build anything, you'll be useless on the island, bye I love you"

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I threw "Sway" a life preserver.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i appreciate that because i think i had to scrap it :/

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^u MAD

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm gay (i'm happy)

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHY WOULD YOU SCRAP SWAY

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the early-'70s, my grade-school friend Pat Hutchinson's family had a boarder named Heather living with them. She was a total hippychick, and I still remember seeing the words "Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" painted on the wall of her room in very elaborate and colourful script. I knew next to nothing about the Rolling Stones at the time, and while I may have heard "Ruby Tuesday" on the radio, I didn't associate the song with them or the words on the wall with the song.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

where is heather now and does she know you loved her

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

She does now (pitter-patter)...probably Communications Director for Michelle Bachmann or something.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I fully appreciated Exile til I was in my post-grad year of uni doing my teaching degree, hanging out with jaded 30 year olds who smoked and drank with an abandon I'd never known (I was about 21). This particular night the whole group of us hung out at this one guy's apartment listening to Exile on his record player, chain smoking and drinking red wine out of coffee mugs. everyone was singing and getting wasted and it was fucking brilliant.

It's a good drinking album.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ yeah, i've drunk a lot of red to Exile.

really dig some of the gems tucked away right at the end of the album. "all down the line" is a totally unhinged good-time killer track and "soul survivor" just has perfect flow, despite being made up of seemingly disparate parts. they are both going to get some love from me in this poll.

charlie h, Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

dang those are both songs i wish i had voted for. exile is the stones album i enjoy listening to the most, but my favorite songs of theirs cluster around the late 60's period.

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wound up with something like exile 10 tracks on my short list, far more than any other single album, but wound up "only" including three in my top 20. two begin with the word "sweet" and the other involves what can be accomplished only while asleep. struggled bitterly with "soul survivor", "ventilator blues" and "turd on the run", but eventually let them go. flirts with being my favorite record of any kind, ever.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

listen to "100 years ago" if you haven't yet

― Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, March 23, 2012

it's a van morrison song, i'n'it? until it isn't.

― all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, March 23, 2012 7:48 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idgi. it's credited to jagger/richards. you saying it sounds like a van morrison song? i guess i don't know VM well enough...

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Jagger/RS interview was really interesting.

Never really took the time to appreciate Jagger's, um, economy of words. Like, he doesn't want to say a lot but he's very good at succinctly drilling to the heart of something when he wants to. His thoughts about the cross-dressing/male-female appeal was really interesting, and his thoughts about him as a 'rock star' now vs when he was starting out, the whole thrill of forging a new road in still very new style of music vs doing it now where it's pretty much the standard.

And I admire his early rebellion, given the environment he grew up in, it must have taken some balls to just put his foot down and forge ahead.

I dunno, I came away with a slightly better view of him than I've had in a while. I like him as a performer, I just never always liked him, but I guess he never really wants anyone to know him so..

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

My top-rankIng Exile track is Rip This Joint. Not sure they ever rocked that hard before or since.

Left all sorts of insanely great things off, including Satisfaction and Sway. And I guess I can understand hating Ruby Tuesday, but it was the first Stones song I ever loved, when I was about 9 and got into my dad's copy of Flowers, so is a sentimental #1. Love the pummeling snare drum lead-in to the chorus. (also have Lady Jane on the ballot -- soft spot for baroque Stones)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't dislike "Ruby Tuesday," but I love other songs on Between the Buttons so much more that I sometimes forget "Ruby Tuesday" is even on that record. So if you're out tonight, don't forget, if you're on your bike, wear white.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's no surprise Jagger's smart as a whip but it was also refreshing to read that interview in '95 or whatever and realize he remains the least sentimental major rock and roller ever.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I put together a playlist of 61 songs, all the way up to Little T&A and She Was Hot, heh. The first 19 were pretty easy, but #20 is a showdown between 19th Nervous Breakdown, Moonlight Mile, Happy and Ventilator Blues.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ventilator Blues! It's the most fun to strut & pout to. Whatcha gonna *do* 'bout it?

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Such a wide range of recording/engineering quality in the earliest material... "Come On" is crystalline, "I Wanna Be Your Man" is overdriven mud.

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to Dirty Work for the first time just to make sure I didn't leave anything important off my ballot. "One Hit" was a contender, but ended up getting cut. This being the first time I've heard "Winning Ugly" in 20+ years, I'm shocked at how not-horribly it's aged. I kinda dig it.

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

you saying it sounds like a van morrison song?

― Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, March 23, 2012

Yes. But then it goes somewhere Van wouldn't.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh! The other thing I liked about the Jagger interview was the little quip about Altamont: he said something like, oh you journalists talked about the death of innocence, I was just upset that a person had died, for her family. YEAH JANN.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

WENNER: What about the contribution of Mick Taylor to the band in these years?

JAGGER: I think he had a big contribution. He made it very musical. He was a very fluent, melodic player, which we never had, and we don’t have now. Neither Keith nor [Ronnie Wood] plays that kind of style. It was very good for me working with him. Charlie and I were talking about this the other day, because we could sit down – I could sit down – with Mick Taylor, and he would play very fluid lines against my vocals. He was exciting, and he was very pretty, and it gave me something to follow, to bang off. Some people think that’s the best version of the band that existed.

WENNER: What do you think?

JAGGER: They’re all interesting periods. They’re all different. I obviously can’t say if I think Mick Taylor was the best, because it sort of trashes the period the band is in now.

WENNER: Why did Mick Taylor leave?

JAGGER: I still don’t really know.

WENNER: He never explained?

JAGGER: Not really. He wanted to have a solo career. I think he found it difficult to get on with Keith.

WENNER: On musical issues?

JAGGER: Everything. I’m guessing.

Volumes here, when you think about Jagger/Taylor tracks like "Sway," "Moonlight Mile," "Winter" etc.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink


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