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

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Both Undercover and Heartbreaker made my list!

broom air, Saturday, 31 March 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Heartbreaker" (sorry, DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO) made mine, "Undercover" nearly did.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 31 March 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

UNDACOVAH OF DA NOIIIIGHT

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 31 March 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

everyone voted for Heart Of Stone and Play With Fire, right?

gospodin simmel, Saturday, 31 March 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never took to that early folk side of them--I don't even think I cared for those two songs when I bought Hot Rocks as a teenager. Useless addendum: if memory serves, "Play with Fire" is Metal Mike Saunders' favourite Rolling Stones' song. Not sure what Mick Jagger's favourite Angry Samoans song is.

clemenza, Saturday, 31 March 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heart of Stone was one of my last cuts :(

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

everyone voted for Heart Of Stone and Play With Fire, right?

umm, those were among my early cuts. it's not that i don't like them - i do! - just that i wanted to rep hard for my non-hot rocks favorites. i probably should have saved some love for play with fire, though. used to be so confused by the apparent contradiction in the "owns a block in st. john's wood" line.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, neither of those made my list!

broom air, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heart of Stone has always been a favorite

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

those two are crucial early Jagger tracks for me. sort of like what Sympathy for the Devil/Let It Bleed were for the late 60's and Brown Sugar/Miss You for the 70's (I know that is chronologically flawed)

gospodin simmel, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

He really threw himself into his delivery in those songs, they have a real theatrical quality that I love

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just submitted! Almost forgot!

da croupier, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yay this poll is gonna be the BEST EVER

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

awright croup!

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of early covers I love their "Cry to Me."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"She Said Yeah" is fierce

enjoying Steel Wheels a lot as I write fwiw

Euler, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

their Route 66 is one of my favorite things in life

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I regret not giving the deep cuts on the albums I own on vinyl more of a listen (I never wear headphones when listening to LPs so they can blur compared to what I've got on CD), but with the Stones its easy to find 20 classics even if you haven't dragged the well.

da croupier, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

for sure

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK I sent my ballot

ranking the 20 was surprisingly easy

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 31 March 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

ballot's nearing completion & I notice that evidently I'm quite a fan of the songs that get blasted as misogynist, which I think isn't an entirely fair description but I prefer Mick's more acidic & focused lyrics, & I think women bring that out best.

Euler, Saturday, 31 March 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know I already linked up thread, but on that point there's some good discussion here: what is sexist exactly about the rolling stones' under my thumb?

no thread for "some girls" tho

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love some girls #secretshame

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

some girls is great and hilarious!

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's some good discussion here: what is sexist exactly about the rolling stones' under my thumb?

yeah, good thread, if short - esp like kog@n's long post before the break

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

and "some girls" is pretty damn funny, if o_0

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

sent!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

good man, wonder how many we've got so far?

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

If anyone has lists longer than 1-20, when we get to posting our ballots please include your also-rans! I want any and all ILM deep cuts!

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm very proud of my iconoclastic ballot; I'm pretty sure that today they're my 20 favorite Stone ballads.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

er, songs. Ballads too!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha. #1 on Alfred's ballot - "Out of Tears"

tylerw, Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ forgot that one! It's not bad.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can kind of remember how it goes.

tylerw, Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"worried about you" is still the late-stones ballad champ, but "out of tears" ain't bad

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Out of Tears" is lovely. Alfred and I will have terse words if he voted for "Streets of Love" though

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

can neither confirm nor deny

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw can we just talk about michael philip jagger's hair circa 1986?

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ Page solo on that is astonishing.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

They should turn up the drums and background vocals on that track, christ

da croupier, Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I appreciate the romantic appeal of Dirty Work to some, but I think the only "boomer legends trapped in gated drum-land" artifact I'm personally enamored of is Neil's Landing On Water.

da croupier, Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost yes. 13 seconds. sounds exactly like jimmy page. video handles this section poorly imo. "there's a guitar here so let's get some shots of keef and ronnie running around"

sorta agree with da croup on this one, though the the first 30 seconds are imo as powerful and ominous as anything they've done incl the intro to "gimme shelter."

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I appreciate the romantic appeal of Dirty Work to some, but I think the only "boomer legends trapped in gated drum-land" artifact I'm personally enamored of is Neil's Landing On Water.

Oof. That one actually makes me angry, since it's the brilliant Steve Jordan being gated. Said gating ruins this:

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't mean Landing On Water is a genuine triumph, I just love how it sounds like an alternate reality where Crispin Glover played Crockett on Miami Vice.

da croupier, Saturday, 31 March 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Booming Gated Drums of Dirty Work don't sound like LAW or Never Let Me Down's or other purported period catastrophes, in part b/c Charlie isn't drumming for almost half the record (one of the Nevilles and Ronnie do the honors). It's what tiggers like Steve Lilywhite do best.

"One Hit" made my ballot.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 April 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ballot sent!

Kent Burt, Sunday, 1 April 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

never forget:

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 April 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

thought about putting that on my most hated

Euler, Sunday, 1 April 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

their last American top 40 hit!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 April 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw if you guys wanna get a sense of how much Charlie, Keef, and Mick loathed each other in the mid eighties, watch this rehearsal footage, especially the gobsmacked journalist's response to Charlie's boredom.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 April 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink


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