ymg just squeaking out pretenders s/t
― sissy space echo (electricsound), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
was listening to that fehlfarben lp with s- the other day, reminded me of early midnight oil
― sissy space echo (electricsound), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
I didn't really start paying attention to music until 1981, but 1980 stands as a very fine year for me. The aftermath of new wave meeting the heyday of post punk, the beginning of new romantics and even some quite nice albums from old prog heroes Yes and Genesis.
― The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Other highlights of the year:
Sun Ra - Sunrise in Different DimensionsSlapp Happy - Acnalbasac NoomBob Dylan - Saved
― o. nate, Friday, 8 June 2012 02:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 June 2012 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
John Foxx-MetamaticAssociates-The Affectionate PunchJapan-Gentlemen Take PolaroidsDevo-Freedom Of Choice
Holy crap, not sure The Soft Boys would be an automatic if they were up against these! Damn.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
after much deliberation i decided that i must vote for the brilliant debut album by the Pretenders.
― Bee OK, Sunday, 10 June 2012 00:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Monday, 11 June 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Only 2 votes for the Cramps. Shame on you
― van smack, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wau Closer are we in the midst of a full-blown JD backlash?
― freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've always thought of Joy Division as one of my favourite bands but I just rarely get the urge to put them on these days, especially compared to how much I listen to New Order. Closer is one of probably ten classic albums in this list but unlike most of the others I guess I have to be a certain mood to put it on. It was the same with the 79 list, Unknown Pleasures is obviously a great album but there were a bunch of albums I go back to a whole lot more. I was delighted The B-52's won as that album sounds incredible anytime.
Not surprised with the top two here, Dexys got my vote but these two albums are perfect.
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
the god Chrissie Hynde is too good for you people
― shipl.de.al (some dude), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
what is most interesting about these results is Dexys Midnight Runners Searching for the Young Soul Rebels. i have heard exactly one song by these guys. so i would like to know a bit more about them if anyone wants to suggest where to start.
― Bee OK, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
btw, i really thought The Soft Boys were going to win in an upset.
and lol at U2 getting no votes.
― Bee OK, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Boy is far and away my favorite U2 album, but it's not nearly the best record on that list. Love the Pretenders and Cramps too, but I feel the same way about those.
― Soccer mom, hopeless and lost, in utter despair (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dexys album is more in a Northern Soull style than "Come On Eileen" isn't it?
― freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know how Northern Soul it is. They had their own style!
― timellison, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
Although "Seven Days Too Long" does have a real '60s soul chorus.
― timellison, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 05:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Seven Days Too Long is actually a cover of an old Northern Soul song by Chuck Wood. They also covered Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache which is another Northern Soul favourite too. They were heavily influenced by that scene, especially on Young Soul Rebels but they really did have their own sound which mainly comes from Kevin's unique voice and personality.
― Bee OK
I can't recommend all three of their albums enough, they are all quite different but all equally great. I'd start with Searching For The Young Soul Rebels, it's passionate, moving and totally ridiculous in places. Don't Stand Me Down is their third album which pretty much killed their career at the time due to most of the songs being really long and featuring a lot of talking. Its a really incredible album, that would be the next one to try as it features their best song This Is What She's Like which is 12 minutes long but is not boring for a single second.
Here are a few tracks to try out. I'm guessing Come On Eileen is the only song you've heard.
There There My Dear from Searching For The Young Soul Rebels.
Let's Make This Precious from Too-Rye-Ay (the album with Come On Eileen on it)
This Is What She's Like from Don't Stand Me Down
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Small sample, I know, but maybe X isn't as forgotten as I sometimes think they are--nice. (I assume Wild Gift will do even better on the next one.)
― clemenza, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Speaking of which, anyone ever seen The Unheard Music? I almost rented it out the other day but passed.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
one of those docs that I don't think is necessarily amazing in its own right but if you want to see old X live clips and interviews, you really don't have a better option
― da croupier, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
They're in the Penelope Sheeris film, but I don't think there's very much of them.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
that's out of print, too
― da croupier, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
They are AWESOME in Decline and Fall; I ended up going w Fresh Fruit, just bcz my favorite songs from that film--"We're Desperate" and "Beyond and Back"--were on Wild Gift. Nausea is p great too
― freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 16:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
They were heavily influenced by that scene, especially on Young Soul Rebels but they really did have their own sound which mainly comes from Kevin's unique voice and personality.
Songwriting too. You can hear that they liked Northern Soul, but "Geno" and "Burn It Down" don't seem to me like they're structured that much like Northern Soul tunes.
― timellison, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Honestly, I think it's like how the Jam don't really sound all that much like The Who Sings My Generation, if people think that's comparable.
― timellison, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 22:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
Slicing Up Eyeballs is doing a 1980 poll this month.http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/02/04/vote-for-best-albums-of-the-80s/
VOTE FOR YOUR 5 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 1980
Rules: Pick up to 5 albums, hit 'Submit' button | Voting ends 5 p.m. EST Feb. 22If a record's not listed, you may enter it in the 'Other' field at the end of the list
01. Adam and the Ants, 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'02. The Associates, 'The Affectionate Punch'03. The B-52s, 'Wild Planet'04. Bauhaus, 'In the Flat Field'05. The Beat, 'I Just Can't Stop It'06. The Birthday Party, 'The Birthday Party'07. Blondie, 'Autoamerican'08. David Bowie, 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)'09. Bow Wow Wow, 'Your Cassette Pet'10. Harold Budd/Brian Eno, 'Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror'11. Buggles, 'The Age of Plastic'12. Kate Bush, 'Never For Ever'13. Cabaret Voltaire, 'The Voice of America'14. Jim Carroll, 'Catholic Boy'15. The Cars, 'Panorama'16. Circle Jerks, 'Group Sex'17. The Clash, 'Sandanista!'18. The Comsat Angels, 'Waiting For a Miracle'19. Elvis Costello and the Attractions, 'Get Happy!!'20. The Cramps, 'Songs the Lord Taught Us'21. The Cure, 'Seventeen Seconds'22. The Damned, 'The Black Album'23. Dead Kennedys, 'Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables'24. Devo, 'Freedom of Choice'25. Dexys Midnight Runners, 'Searching for the Young Soul Rebels'26. Ian Dury & The Blockheads, 'Laughter'27. Echo & The Bunnymen, 'Crocodiles'28. Fad Gadget, 'Fireside Favourites'29. The Fall, 'Grotesque (After the Gramme)'30. The Feelies, 'Crazy Rhythms'31. Flowers, 'Icehouse'32. John Foxx, 'Metamatic'33. Peter Gabriel, 'Peter Gabriel' (aka 'Melt')34. Half Japanese, 'Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts'35. The Human League, 'Travelogue'36. INXS, 'INXS'37. Joe Jackson, 'Beat Crazy'38. The Jam, 'Sound Affects'39. Japan, 'Gentlemen Take Polaroids'40. Joy Division, 'Closer'41. Killing Joke, 'Killing Joke'42. Madness, 'Absolutely'43. Magazine, 'The Correct Use of Soap'44. Midnight Oil, 'Bird Noises'45. Minutemen, 'Paranoid Time'46. Colin Newman, 'A-Z'47. Gary Numan, 'Telekon'48. Oingo Boingo, 'Oingo Boingo'49. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark'50. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 'Organisation'51. Plasmatics, 'New Hope for the Wretched'52. The Police, 'Zenyattà Mondatta'53. Poly Styrene, 'Translucence'54. Iggy Pop, 'Soldier'55. The Pop Group, 'For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?'56. Pretenders, 'Pretenders'57. The Psychedelic Furs, 'The Psychedelic Furs'58. Pylon, 'Gyrate'59. Ramones, 'End of the Century'60. Lou Reed, 'Growing Up in Public'61. Roxy Music, 'Flesh and Blood'62. The Selecter, 'Too Much Pressure'63. Simple Minds, 'Empires and Dance'64. Siouxsie and the Banshees, 'Kaleidoscope'65. Skids, 'The Absolute Game'66. The Soft Boys, 'Underwater Moonlight'67. The Sound, 'Jeopardy'68. The Specials, 'More Specials'69. Split Enz, 'True Colours'70. Squeeze, 'Argybargy'71. Stiff Little Fingers, 'Nobody's Heroes'72. Suicide, 'Suicide' (aka 'The Second Album')73. Talking Heads, 'Remain in Light'74. The Teardrop Explodes, 'Kilimanjaro'75. Tuxedomoon, 'Half-Mute'76. U2, 'Boy'77. Ultravox, 'Vienna'78. The Undertones, 'Hypnotised'79. Visage, 'Visage'80. Wipers, 'Is This Real?'81. X, 'Los Angeles'82. XTC, 'Black Sea'83. Young Marble Giants, 'Colossal Youth'
― Fastnbulbous, Monday, 4 February 2013 19:08 (4 months ago) Permalink
Wow, talk about impossible even to pick just 5! Sigh...
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 00:10 (4 months ago) Permalink
no Cultosaurus Erectus, no credibility
― Drugs A. Money, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 08:41 (4 months ago) Permalink
okay I just read the full post, my bad
am bummed I could only do one write-in, but found four other worthy albums in there
― Drugs A. Money, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 08:45 (4 months ago) Permalink
this is kind of cool, thanks fnb.
― Bee OK, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 03:01 (4 months ago) Permalink
The results! 3,360 ballots, man that site has some juice! And it's really just re-posts of news, very little original content.
1. Joy Division, Closer2. The Cure, Seventeen Seconds3. Talking Heads, Remain in Light4. U2, Boy5. Echo & The Bunnymen, Crocodiles6. David Bowie, Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)7. Bauhaus, In the Flat Field8. The Clash, Sandinista!9. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Kaleidoscope 10. Pretenders, Pretenders11. The Police, Zenyattà Mondatta12. X, Los Angeles13. Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel (aka ‘Melt’)14. Devo, Freedom of Choice15. Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Get Happy!!16. The Psychedelic Furs, The Psychedelic Furs17. The B-52s, Wild Planet18. Dead Kennedys, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables19. The Jam, Sound Affects20. XTC, Black Sea
21. Adam and the Ants, Kings of the Wild Frontier22. The Beat, I Just Can’t Stop It23. Ultravox, Vienna24. INXS, INXS25. Killing Joke, Killing Joke26. The Feelies, Crazy Rhythms27. OMD, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark28. Squeeze, Argybargy29. Kate Bush, Never For Ever30. Ramones, End of the Century
31. The Cramps, Songs the Lord Taught Us32. Japan, Gentlemen Take Polaroids33. Oingo Boingo, Oingo Boingo34. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Organisation (TIE)34. Roxy Music, Flesh and Blood (TIE)36. Simple Minds, Empires and Dance37. The Soft Boys, Underwater Moonlight38. Split Enz, True Colours39. Magazine, The Correct Use of Soap (TIE)39. Gary Numan, Telekon (TIE)
41. Young Marble Giants, Colossal Youth42. Dexys Midnight Runners, Searching for the Young Soul Rebels43. The Teardrop Explodes, Kilimanjaro (TIE)43. Blondie, Autoamerican (TIE)45. The Specials, More Specials46. The Birthday Party, The Birthday Party (TIE)46. The Cars, Panorama (TIE)48. The Damned, The Black Album49. The Human League, Travelogue (TIE)49. The Sound, Jeopardy (TIE)
51. John Foxx, Metamatic52. Visage, Visage53. The Fall, Grotesque (After the Gramme)54. Madness, Absolutely55. Cabaret Voltaire, The Voice of America56. Pylon, Gyrate57. Buggles, The Age of Plastic (TIE)57. Circle Jerks, Group Sex (TIE)59. Minutemen, Paranoid Time60. Joe Jackson, Beat Crazy
61. Wipers, Is This Real?62. The Comsat Angels, Waiting For a Miracle63. Suicide, Suicide (aka ‘The Second Album’)64. The Associates, The Affectionate Punch65. Harold Budd/Brian Eno, Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror (TIE)65. Stiff Little Fingers, Nobody’s Heroes (TIE)67. Fad Gadget, Fireside Favourites68. Jim Carroll, Catholic Boy69. The Selecter, Too Much Pressure70. Midnight Oil, Bird Noises
71. The Undertones, Hypnotised (TIE)71. Flowers, Icehouse (TIE)71. Tuxedomoon, Half-Mute (TIE)74. Rockpile, Seconds of Pleasure75. Lou Reed, Growing Up in Public76. Iggy Pop, Soldier77. Colin Newman, A-Z78. Bow Wow Wow, Your Cassette Pet (TIE)78. Prince, Dirty Mind (TIE)80. Pop Group, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?
81. Skids, The Absolute Game82. Plasmatics, New Hope for the Wretched83. Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Laughter84. Pete Townshend, Empty Glass85. Half Japanese, Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts86. Poly Styrene, Translucence87. Swell Maps, Jane From Occupied Europe (TIE)87. Residents, Commercial Album (TIE)89. Chrome, Red Exposure90. Television Personalities, …And Don’t The Kids Just Love It91. Yello, Solid Pleasure92. Toyah, Sheep Farming in Barnet93. Bad Manners, Ska ‘n’ B (TIE)93. Lydia Lunch, Queen of Siam (TIE)93. Alice Cooper, Flush the Fashion (TIE)96. Klaus Schulze, Dig It97. Motorhead, Ace of Spades98. Rolling Stones, Emotional Rescue (TIE)98. Any Trouble, Where Are All the Nice Girls? (TIE)100. Cheap Trick, All Shook Up
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 9 March 2013 15:05 (3 months ago) Permalink
this is great stuff, along with the pictures!
great showing for Seventeen Seconds it didn't do that in this poll...
― 2010 and 2012 World Champions San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Monday, 11 March 2013 05:29 (3 months ago) Permalink