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

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My 80s-and-beyond shortlist is at 21 tracks already btw, I'm still gonna have some weeding to do xp

Voodoo Lounge is really, really good btw, it made this morning a joy.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Something went a bit wrong mid-80s though, Dirty Work is almost a write-off. I think it's the drum sound.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw i didn't mean "explain yourself!" or nothin'... just, without commenting on any ballots I can say that going in I expected the real Big Reveal in the album results to be #5 and it's cool to see the love get spread around. I can't say I voted for it, but it's the last record where it felt like the Stones managed a few minutes of relevance. Like, that Fincher vid was all over the MTV.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's just vast swathes of their catalog I haven't listened to and, frankly, don't feel like investigating right now - and everything I like is obvious and gonna get voted for anyway so eh whatever

― You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, March 30, 2012

imma get sincere for a sec and say, see, this is why you SHOULD vote. your idiosyncratic experience of the catalog as someone who Loves Music is at least as valuable as any imagined Expert Assessment.*

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*or at least, this is the rationale by which I allowed myself to cut a ton of classic and historically significant and Important stuff off my ballot in favor of tracks that for whatever reason have mattered deeply to me at various times in my life.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i didn't let being unfamiliar with "vast swathes" of their catalog (well most anything post 1980?) stop me from voting.

tylerw, Friday, 30 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was super-intimidated going in bc everyone was talking about songs and albums I didn't know. I tried to get down with a couple of albums I hadn't heard, that yielded maybe 1 song that i would vote for...but most of them were songs that had already burrowed their way in, and fuck it, there's nothing wrong with that.

follow your heart shakey! <3

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

it goes beyond anything post-1980 tho. don't think I've ever listened to the entirety of Between the Buttons or Aftermath, for ex. or Goat's Head Soup. Or It's Only Rock n Roll... I mean I have a *bunch* of Stones stuff but there's all kinds of things I never bothered to track down/sort out (their pre-70s catalog is a mess - almost as bad as the Kinks!) and I mean does Brown Sugar really need any more votes etc

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw just vote & don't fret about it, it makes the countdown more fun.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost yes! if it's a song you like then fuck it, why not?

Listen to what you like, dude. You sound almost exactly like where I was at. Give your favorite albums a relisten, maybe listen to one that you don't go back to very often, and just go with your gut.

too much overthinking will make a ballot with a bunch of songs that you don't actually care about, and what's the point of that?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

or at least, this is the rationale by which I allowed myself to cut a ton of classic and historically significant and Important stuff off my ballot in favor of tracks that for whatever reason have mattered deeply to me at various times in my life

yeah, that's how i wound up with half of goats head soup on my ballot

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost okay you don't need to bother with IT'S ONLY ROCK'N'ROLL ;-)

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I'll Never Forgive You If You Don't Vote)"

tylerw, Friday, 30 March 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze shakey?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

thread is bringing back childhood memories of my mom rooster walking around the house in anticipation of the Steel Wheels tour

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ ain't too proud to beg
xp

Whiney Houson (WmC), Friday, 30 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeez, the amount of rooster walking I've been doing this week...

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bought a pair of yellow spandex lyra shorts and some kneepads, I have no idea what's come over me

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm having my blood changed while awaiting trial for Heroin Trafficking!

Too far? Yeah.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

no perfect

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

no-one's allowed to climb ANY palm trees between now and the results thread. We don't want any hospitalizations.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

done and sent. i would have been satisfied with 30 songs in my ballot--20 was just not enough

Iago Galdston, Friday, 30 March 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

naughty schoolteacher >>>>>>>>>>>> rooster

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 30 March 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

This sucks

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, yeah. i'm actually almost more interested to see what gets left off. like, i ended up cutting satisfaction -- what if everyone cut satisfaction!? omg.

tylerw, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Curious to see how many votes "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" gets vs. "(first half of) Can't You Hear Me Knocking."

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dude, I cut that shit early. Eff it. The riff was not enough, nor the cool drum beat, nor the ... wait a minute.

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Uh, "Satisfaction" that is.

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

who the hell would only vote for the first half?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hah, as a kid I totally shut "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" off halfway through! Dig it all now.

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do dig it all, but there was definitely a time when I didn't.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i the hell would def vote for only the first half if given the option

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great use of it in Casino, too.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

would vote for "you can't always get what you want" without the choir at the beginning too

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, yeah. i'm actually almost more interested to see what gets left off. like, i ended up cutting satisfaction -- what if everyone cut satisfaction!? omg.

― tylerw, Friday, March 30, 2012 3:47 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i wouldn't be surprised if "Satisfaction" gets the shaft. "Whole Lotta Love" was outside the top 20 of the Zep poll iirc!

love all of "Knocking" so much. the second half is WHY it stands out!

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm, that jam is killer. what do you guys have against sweet conga grooves.

tylerw, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

fwiw i can't stand santana so

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

if we polled those halves, i might vote for the second half!

tylerw, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ fire it up imo

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

second half of "knockin'" does drag if i'm not in the right mood. 1st half is always gold.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

"satisfaction" better not get the shaft >:[

of all the ur-classic hot rocks jams, it was one of only a small handful i never considered cutting

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't You Hear Me Knocking has got to make it, and high. You guys are making me doubt the wisdom of my approach here.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

so many big Stones radio staples are these tight 3-minute singles that it's nice to occasionally hear that one big sprawling AOR noodlefest imo

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

you don't vote for sway, i don't vote for satisfaction, it all works out. respect the rad use of guitar fx and maybe having to sing it in a cover band soured me a bit but, as discussed above, much as i respect it and even dig it, i've never loved it like i have others. so.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy crap, you voted for Cant You Hear Me Knocking, Ismael? I thought it was all 80's all the time with you? :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haven't voted yet, I'm just lining them up. I may have to persuade the missus (an occasional poster) to fill in the gaps for me.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Satisfaction still kicks me in the face whenever I listen to it. Also I always get caught up in thinking how much it must have blown people's wigs back when they first played it on the radio. I mean, what the hell else even sounded remotely like that?

Also the story behind the DIY guitar sound is awesome (I think it's in Keef's book or on the NPR interview with Terri Gross)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought it was just a Gibson Maestro fuzztone?

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are so many gems on these late albums though. If I ever host a dinner party I'm going to put my ballot on a CD to confuse guests - there'll be this amazing soundtrack that sounds like the Stones tearing through Stones classics, but nobody's ever heard any of them.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost there's some story about him having to rig something up in a hotel bedroom using the alarm clock or something , if memory serves.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink


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