The Wheel and the MayPOLL: The XTC Poll Results Thread

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and awaaaaaay we go

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:40 (five years ago) link

The meeting place!

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:41 (five years ago) link

Here's a collaborate Spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/mondosalvo/playlist/2OLN1q23VJKY1CRSjjIZ1w

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:45 (five years ago) link

Yay, might go about making a YouTube playlist too - to account for the (at least in the UK) lack of later album stuff of Spots

nxd, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:49 (five years ago) link

My brain just started playing Great Fire as a mental soundtrack.

campreverb, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:53 (five years ago) link

Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead!
(You people should be so glad I didn't vote)

The Velvet Fog called me a motherfucker (Sandy), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:56 (five years ago) link

it's sad, he had a harmonica

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:59 (five years ago) link

my super tuff songs better place high or I'm gonna have to break out MY WEAPON!!!

Dominique, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:03 (five years ago) link

Lump check yr email...

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:14 (five years ago) link

Wait, sorry for being lame but, where, exactly, are the results? I don't see a list?

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:55 (five years ago) link

lol it's a countdown, enjoy the suspense

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:57 (five years ago) link

that was a great opp to do a pretend reaction to a fake list

nxd, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:00 (five years ago) link

haha thinking about it i guess there's no funny number 1s

nxd, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:01 (five years ago) link

Right then, thanks and sorry again.

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:01 (five years ago) link

Dominique claiming to be a songwriter & keyboardist in the Barry Andrews class, bold

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:06 (five years ago) link

sorry waitin on some graphics bear with me folks

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:07 (five years ago) link

There's a graphics bear with you? Tell him I said hi.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:13 (five years ago) link

Graphics bears are notoriously slow, though, so we understand.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:14 (five years ago) link

All of a sudden we find the cupboard bear

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:38 (five years ago) link

ok slight change of plan! going to count down the top 60 (although I will post a complete list at the end)

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:11 (five years ago) link

60. I'd Like That (556 points, 8 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/60-IdLikeThat.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:16 (five years ago) link

would like to say that Lump really outdid himself with the images here we are in for a treat

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:17 (five years ago) link

59. Ten Feet Tall (559 points, 7 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/59-TenFeetTall.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:18 (five years ago) link

58. Dear God (569 points, 8 votes, 1 No. 1 vote))
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/58-DearGod.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:18 (five years ago) link

whoa these images

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:18 (five years ago) link

57. Brainiac's Daughter (583 points, 8 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/57-BrainiacsDaughter.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:18 (five years ago) link

irl lol @ this img

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:19 (five years ago) link

56. English Roundabout (586 points, 8 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/56-EnglishRoundabout.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:19 (five years ago) link

55. Dear Madam Barnum (599 points, 9 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/55-DearMadamBarnum.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:19 (five years ago) link

"Dear God" so low!

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:20 (five years ago) link

also, too high, screw u kitchen person lol (re: atheist rights anthem)

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:20 (five years ago) link

Omg, my #4! Colin's greatest moment, seminal beauty, key changes forever, utter loveliness (English Roundabout)

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:21 (five years ago) link

also, too high, screw u kitchen person lol (re: atheist rights anthem)

― Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago)

Ha! Very happy to see my number one vote helped it make the list.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:22 (five years ago) link

Ten Feet Fall is shockingly low. I just assumed that was an XTC favourite.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:23 (five years ago) link

in doing this poll I realized I had not listened to the officially released version of Dear God in maybe 20 years or so. I have the original LP version of Skylarking which doesn't have it on it, so I'd pretty much forgotten about it. In retrospect while Mermaid Smiled is a great song, Dear God seems to fit the album-song-cycle thing better, the spiritual questioning coming in between Man Who Sailed Around His Soul and Dying makes more sense.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:25 (five years ago) link

just assumed that was an XTC favourite.

― Kitchen Person

every song is an XTC favorite

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:25 (five years ago) link

So true.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:26 (five years ago) link

great graphics!

Dominique, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:27 (five years ago) link

Just noticed the initials on the images. Amazing!

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:28 (five years ago) link

These graphics are amazing Bear.

campreverb, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:30 (five years ago) link

every song is an XTC favorite

bingo. I can't think of any song sans "Respectible Street" or "Chalkhills and Children" where I'll be able to say, "wow, that was too low"

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:31 (five years ago) link

54. Pale and Precious (602 points, 8 votes, 1 No. 1 vote))
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/54-PaleAndPrecious.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:46 (five years ago) link

love this song a lot, it's funny to think that Partridge didn't really hear any of the late 60s Beach Boys stuff right up until this time, that it was fresh and new to him and he was like "oh I can bang out a pastiche of that, here we go" and have it come out so perfect

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:47 (five years ago) link

53. Roads Girdle the Globe (613 points, 8 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/53-RoadsGirdleTheGlobe.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:47 (five years ago) link

52. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (615 points, 8 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/52-BalladOfPeterPumpkinhead.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:48 (five years ago) link

TIE 51. Runaways (640 points, 9 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/51-Runaways.jpg
TIE 51. Greenman (640 points, 8 votes)
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/51-Greenman.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:48 (five years ago) link

50. Beating Of Hearts (644 points, 9 votes, 1 No. 1 vote))
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j449/HideousLump/XTC%20ILM%20Top%2060/50-BeatingOfHearts.jpg

ok that's it for a little bit

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:49 (five years ago) link

"Runaways" one of the first of mine to make it.

hooray for Peter Pumpkin so low

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:50 (five years ago) link

hooray for Roads Girdle the Globe placing, I wasn't sure if that would make it

soref, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:52 (five years ago) link

I know RGTG is a dry-run for No Language On Our Lungs but it's still p spectacular :)

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:54 (five years ago) link

I'll upload the rest tomorrow.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:24 (two years ago) link

so. gorgeous. many thanks.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:48 (two years ago) link

thank you HL!!!!!!

flappy bird, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:50 (two years ago) link

YESSSSS

can't let these Partsy-approved images vanish into obscurity!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:06 (two years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/EOq8JCJ.jpg

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:19 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:19 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:19 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:22 (two years ago) link

(Guy looks like David Gilmour)

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:26 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:26 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:26 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:27 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:27 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:27 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:28 (two years ago) link

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:28 (two years ago) link

@xtcfans Did you see last week's poll of ILX members' Top 60 XTC tracks? Great graphics http://t.co/itpnLMJaoi

— Paul Joyce (@PaulJoyce11) October 21, 2014

@PaulJoyce11 BEAUTIFUL CHOICE of illustrations.As for the poll,totally disagree,but fun eh?

— XTC (@xtcfans) October 21, 2014

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:35 (two years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/9eO2l3b.jpg

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:36 (two years ago) link

ha! i never saw that tweet from Andy. this poll was run a year and a half before i got into XTC, bummed i didn't participate. was curious to see where Snowman placed, #23 sounds right (maybe a little low).

flappy bird, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 05:01 (two years ago) link

lol he shudda done a ballot

the entire graphic for grass is one of my favourite things, so beautiful

thanks for reposting these :D

nxd, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 08:41 (two years ago) link

one of the shittest things about Spotify is the fact The Wheel And The Maypole isn't on it

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 08:50 (two years ago) link

the entire graphic for grass is one of my favourite things, so beautiful

― nxd, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:41 AM (seventeen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

One of four works by Albrecht Dürer

Grass
Easter Theater
The Disappointed
Dear God

I could have done the entire poll with Dürer.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:00 (two years ago) link

those illustrations are marvellous. it's got me wanting to listen to the albums again (it's been a while).

re the initial poll: i have no fucking idea what i would pick as my favourites because they change almost daily, but the wheel and the maypole would always be top 3. what a way to end a career.

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 26 April 2018 08:29 (two years ago) link

this. thread. rules.

Hunt3r, Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:38 (two years ago) link

'Empires crumble in / Wedding cake starts to turn and spoil...' yeah it's undeniable. If it hadn't been for this poll I'd never have heard it.

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:58 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Let's rank my favorites, mm?

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 8 September 2018 01:33 (one year ago) link

I think I agree. As much as I love half of or most of or some of all the other albums, Black Sea is the only one that's really even in terms of songwriting - quality, sound, and style.

flappy bird, Saturday, 8 September 2018 06:10 (one year ago) link

Wouldn't put many of the tracks on a personal best of, but it's the album I'd choose to listen to in full over all the others.

flappy bird, Saturday, 8 September 2018 06:10 (one year ago) link

I'm one of those must-have-every-note-Andy & Co-produced:

1. Big Express
2. Black Sea
3. Drums And Wires
4. English Settlement
5. Skylarking
6. Apple Venus
7. Oranges And Lemons
7. Mummer
8. Nonsuch
9. Go 2
10. White Music
11. Wasp Star

And if I could include these two they'd place:
4.5 Psionic Sunspot
6.5 Rag & Bone Buffet

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 8 September 2018 06:26 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

I apparently voted in this but never participated -- my ballot (which upon reflection seems a little too simplistic):

1. Jason and the Argonauts
2. Senses Working Overtime
3. Complicated Game
4. Generals and Majors
5. Travels in Nihilon
6. No Thugs In Our House
7. Respectable Street
8. Making Plans for Nigel
9. When You're Near Me
10. Summer's Cauldron
11. Grass
12. Rocket from a Bottle
13. Sgt. Rock
14. Your Gold Dress
15. The Meeting Place
16. Chalkhills and Children
17. Harvest Festival
18. Down in the Cockpit
19. Helicopter
20. Vanishing Girl

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 14:00 (one year ago) link


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