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 (three years ago) Permalink

The meeting place!

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

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

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:45 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

campreverb, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:53 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

it's sad, he had a harmonica

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

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

Dominique, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Lump check yr email...

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:14 (three years ago) Permalink

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

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

lol it's a countdown, enjoy the suspense

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:57 (three years ago) Permalink

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

nxd, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:00 (three years ago) Permalink

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

nxd, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Right then, thanks and sorry again.

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:01 (three years ago) Permalink

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

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

sorry waitin on some graphics bear with me folks

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:07 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:13 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:14 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

whoa these images

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

irl lol @ this img

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:19 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

"Dear God" so low!

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

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

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:20 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:23 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

So true.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:26 (three years ago) Permalink

great graphics!

Dominique, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Just noticed the initials on the images. Amazing!

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:28 (three years ago) Permalink

These graphics are amazing Bear.

campreverb, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:30 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

"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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

soref, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 20:52 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/xDN4vkT.jpg

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:22 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/VXy1uMZ.jpg

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:22 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/61p8vX1.jpg

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

I'll upload the rest tomorrow.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:24 (two months ago) Permalink

so. gorgeous. many thanks.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:48 (two months ago) Permalink

thank you HL!!!!!!

flappy bird, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:50 (two months ago) Permalink

YESSSSS

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:06 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:19 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:19 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:19 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:20 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/e7CcdGx.jpg

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/pJdhbS6.jpg

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/8hkmW1D.jpg

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:22 (two months ago) Permalink

(Guy looks like David Gilmour)

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/zwLo8Xu.jpg

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:24 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:25 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:26 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:26 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:26 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:27 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:27 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:27 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:28 (two months ago) Permalink

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Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:28 (two months ago) Permalink

@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 months ago) Permalink

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

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:36 (two months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

this. thread. rules.

Hunt3r, Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:38 (two months ago) Permalink

'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 months ago) Permalink


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