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

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I can handle ruby tuesday placing, just don't make me listen to it 20 times

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hated cutting "Bitch," it was one of the last to go, but I rationalized that "Stray Cat Blues" and a couple of others would maintain the sleaze factor of my ballot.

Brad C., Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I see what you did there! You mean this? (@2:59)

haha, yep.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ username victory itt

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

what do people like about Bitch exactly

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

the monster riff, shakey!

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

always seemed like one of the weaker tracks on Sticky Fingers imho. (the other being the execrable I Got the Blues)

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

er I mean You Gotta Move. I Got the Blues is pretty weak too tho

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

here's a horrible cover of Bitch by the Silkworm guy and Stephen Malkmus!

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

m@tt otm that one week is a really agonizingly short amount of time to contemplate catalogs this huge and rich. but then anytime someone gives a poll a 2 or 3 week window people freak out about how they won't get to do their Letter To Cleo tracks poll until November.

― some dude, Wednesday, March 28, 2012

fwiw if the ILX Poll Gods see fit I have no issue with extending the polling period. just had the impression we're trying to keep things tight.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

what do people like about Bitch exactly

it's the distillation of what i like about the stones
loose, groovy, sleazy, loud
what more do you want? it has everything a person could ask for aside from a new pair of balls

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

also: fantastic Charlie drumming (love when he switches to using the hi-hat) and the best enunciation of "Pavlov dog" in rock history.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ "pavlov dog" and charlie's turnaround are actually the only things that gave me a half-second's hesitation about cutting it loose

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm okay w/extending the deadline. It'll give me some needed prep time for my Kinks poll.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I Got the Blues weak? uhhhhhhhhhh no.

Bitch is fat, nasty and rockin. Huge horn section, super groovy bassline...it's the shit, shakey!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am satisfied with my existing balls, thank you

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm hearing ” Upgrade U” in a whole new light

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have voted

what a world

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 March 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

No objection here to extending balloting -- I hope it results in more votes! It's impossible to know if there are many ilxors out there who were on the fence about voting if only they had more time.

Whiney Houson (WmC), Thursday, 29 March 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i for one am in no rush to stop re-listening pre-vote. i go in cycles of bingeing on bands and the stones' turn came right on time

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm skeptical that a deadline will prevent ppl from voting -- i suspect it's more the scope of the task/decisions

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm down for extending the listening party for an extra two days, with ballots due the same time on Sunday, April 1. i'd still be able to roll out results on the same calendar.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of which, and to get m@tt in the mood...

blog with separate tracks of Gimme Shelter this is pretty fucking amazing

the mick/merry vocal track is INSANE acapella...

http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/deconstructing_gimme_shelter_listen/

this is the greatest song...

at their peak they were conjuring some serious bad mojo

― kl0pper city in the ghetto (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, December 1, 2010

sadly most of the vids have been disabled but:

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ labels are a bit off between lead gtr, rhythm gtr and harp but it don't matter none

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mick/merry vocal track is INSANE

otmfm

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, she alone on "rape & murder...", hair-raising, the way her voice breaks the third time through

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Added deadline time to OP and thread title

Whiney Houson (WmC), Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, she alone on "rape & murder...", hair-raising, the way her voice breaks the third time through

^ this. Love Jagger's impressed "woo!" at that voice-break.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 29 March 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

got my hands on the Brussels Affair, woo :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 05:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't got time to check if it's been mentioned already, but just wanted to throw some love to "child of the moon". it was a late addition to my yet-to-be-ordered ballot.

charlie h, Thursday, 29 March 2012 06:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i've been boostering heavily for "child of the moon" all week. have posted two different youtubes. amazing song, but you're only the second other person to have mentioned it, iirc. :(

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Thursday, 29 March 2012 06:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mick/merry vocal track is INSANE

listening to this should really be a prerequsite for voting

just 2:45 to 3:15

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 March 2012 06:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

mick's 'woo' is like holy shit merry

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 March 2012 06:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

And hitting that HUGE high and then going all the way to a perfect low is just...she's incredible

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 06:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dunno, maybe that's how we sound to yawl

I been meanin' to come back to this. Do the Stones come across as terribly British to American ears? Both musically as well as vocally, I mean.

Running through the catalogue chronologically, as I've been doing, it seems like there's not much there that isn't basically American after about 1968, except Mick's cab driver on 'Too Much Blood' and one or two other curios like that. But I get that it might not sound that way to yawl.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do the Stones come across as terribly British to American ears? Both musically as well as vocally, I mean.

Yes and yes. A whole lot of subsequent American bands sounded more like the Stones than the Stones' sources, but their early sound screams British Invasion.

I like Jagger's fake redneck accent all right on "Dead Flowers" but it totally ruins "Far Away Eyes" for me, just like his fake patois ruins "Cherry Oh Baby."

Brad C., Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

harping back to "child of the moon", there's something detached about it, and mysterious -- an anomaly in the Stones canon for me, given how direct and pragmatic their approach to songwriting usually strikes me as. it's dreamy enough to get lost in, with those loose, stretched vocal harmonies that are in no hurry to get anywhere, yet somehow stands as an immaculately crafted rock song with hook by way of sublime chord change. my favourite Stones songs are often the unrepentant sleaze-ridden rockers, which build their mettle on bare-boned riff and howl. but as far as their tender stuff goes, "child of the moon" is right up there for me.

charlie h, Thursday, 29 March 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Child of the Moon was a deliberate attempt to court the US market--and Mick described it as having a "California" sound, which makes sense with your description

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh cool. that's a nice little anecdote that i wasn't aware of. and yeah, it does make a lot of sense :)

charlie h, Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

to get back to "Bitch" -- this is what the Stooges would sound like if they had Charlie Watts on drums. Such a lethal groove.
and yes, the stones are super-british to my american ears.

tylerw, Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah totally british. that campy fey androgyne thing - American white guys didn't do that very much

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

til the NY Dolls, who basically got it from the Stones. VU had it a bit too, i suppose, in a different kinda way.

tylerw, Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

never been able to get my head around how Bill does that with his legs

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"lethal drumming" otm
relentless without being too overbearing/showboaty too

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's the old British-coding-as-gay-and-vice-versa thing again then xps? I wonder how that came about, it wasn't invented by Mick was it? Pretty sure it wouldn't've been high in our armoury of self-image post WWII, I'm guessing.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

well Mick copped it from Little Richard sooooo

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jagger talks about it quite a bit in the Rolling Stone interview that Alfred linked to upthread. Worth a read.

I hadn't considered until Jagger pointed it out that Elvis has a certain feminine quality to him.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Elvis was "pretty"

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


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