The Name of This POLL Is...- ILM artist poll #82 - TALKING HEADS - (voting is open until Sunday March 26, 2017)

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Ballot Part One (mandatory): Your Top 25 Talking Heads tracks (or less: min. 5). Please order your list with #1 at the top and #25 at the bottom, no need to number them. I will take unranked lists, just clearly state that yours is unranked.

Ballot Part Two (optional): Your Top 10 Solo or other group tracks (or less: min. 3). This list includes but not limited to: Tom Tom Club, Casual Gods plus The Heads. This part just needs to have one of the original group members connected to it or David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and/or Jerry Harrison. David Byrne and St. Vincent or Brian Eno, of course, counts.

[b]Ballot Part Three (optional): Your Top 8 Albums or less (min. 3). You can rank anything and in any order. For instance you might think that Tom Tom Club is better than Naked. This part is going to be really fun as we will see how how the other stuff stacks up against the cannon. I will accept compilations here so it will be interesting to see how something like [/i]Stop Making Sense[/i] stacks up against the studio.

Send ballots to: talkingheadspoll AT gmail dot com. Please include your user name.

Voting is open until Sunday, March 26, 2017 Midnight Los Angeles time zone (Pacific time).

Bee OK, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 02:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

damn, a few formatting hiccups.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 02:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_Heads_discography

Bee OK, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 02:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

recap real fast (as the code is hard to read):

1) Top 25 Songs
2) Top 10 Solo
3) Top 8 Albums

Bee OK, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 02:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

!!! I may have chosen exactly the right instant to reacquaint myself with ILX.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 02:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Just saw "Stop Making Sense" again over the weekend, I'm ready.

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 03:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

Already halfway through an A to Z relisten.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 03:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

this is going to be fun...

that's not my post, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yes!

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Have been waiting for this poll a long time. I guess now is the time to finally listen to True Stories, Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and the Tom Tom Club albums

Vinnie, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

whoa, even though there is a thread dedicated to the timing and order of ilm ballots, i didn't know this was coming! i can't wait!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Way more excited about "Drugs" on Name Of This Band than on FOM

that's not my post, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 05:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I cannot believe that talking heads haven't already been polled

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 06:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

might submit a ballot just for "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders"

Pengest Khan (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 06:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

modern lovers gonna sweep this

Not raving but drooling (contenderizer), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

woooooooooooooooo

nxd, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

OH MY GOD!!
Haven't taken part in a poll in ages but this is THE POLL OF POLLS

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

only 25 choices? I'm stumped at the first album as to what to leave out.. and it's not even my favourite album

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lol I can put "Roadrunner" in my top 10 Other Group tracks, can't I. Seems weird

Vinnie, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Lightning Crashes" in shocking #1

Vinnie, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

classic poll title, i am looking forward to relisten to their catalogue. only 12 days left, no time to waste.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Can't wait 'til 'Once In a Lifetime' tops this poll!

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh yeh
we are just rolling out first place right?

nxd, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Can never do these things, but don't sleep on The Catherine Wheel.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

I once played a Casual Gods tape at home and my dad asked what the racket was.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

I have a lot of relistening to do.

jmm, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Can never do these things, but don't sleep on The Catherine Wheel.

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:45 AM

I got both doors open!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

I slipped and I got POLLED, POLLED up

jmm, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

this is gonna be agonizing

I can probably do a ballot from memory, but I'm gonna do some relistening anyway. I was totally immersed in this band during late high school/early college.

shoutout to "A Clean Break" as an early peak

sleeve, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Can't wait 'til 'Once In a Lifetime' tops this poll!

― Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:24 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'd place a friendly bet on you being wrong.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Totally Nude" will hit #1 imo

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

That's actually a cool song that has only just dropped off the end of my ballot.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't feel like I can vote for the Modern Lovers, it feels wrong

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

ok i'm gonna participate in this if only just to (spoiler) v v prominently vote for "what a day that was"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

Modern Lovers seems too much its own thing to be part of Talking Heads' orbit.

I need to relisten to decide where this band sits with me now. There's a lot of good songs that I'm not so interested in hearing anymore, like "Psycho Killer" and "Found a Job", and I doubt that I'll be voting for those.

jmm, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

suggested: "sugar on my tongue"

Not raving but drooling (contenderizer), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah that's another great early one

sleeve, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

I suggest voting for any TH song with the word 'Pull' or 'Pulled' in the title

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

for pete's sake let's not forget about "the good thing", which everyone always forgets about. that's right, everyone - every single person on earth, and always - without exception, every single person on earth has forgotten about "the good thing".

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

suggested: "sugar on my tongue"

― Not raving but drooling (con tenderizer)

Raise your hands if Sand in the Vaseline meant a lot to you!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

my first talking heads album! and yes yes yes

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Catherine Wheel is great, it's the missing link between Remain in Light and Speaking in Tongues

are the songs from it that Talking Heads performed on the Stop Making Sense tour eligible for both they solo & band track polls then?

ufo, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

For those that don't know about them, the 5.1 mixes are absolutely worth checking out

Isi, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

Raise your hands if Sand in the Vaseline meant a lot to you!

― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:56 AM (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my first talking heads album! and yes yes yes

― Karl Malone, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:59 AM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

*revisits debut*

*finds it difficult to not vote for every song on the debut already*

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

haha i think 3 of my top 5 are from 77
subject to change of course :)

nxd, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

are the songs from it that Talking Heads performed on the Stop Making Sense tour eligible for both they solo & band track polls then?

― ufo,

The Catherine Wheel is essential if you're a Heads fan imo

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'm trying to put together a list of side projects/solo albums to listen through. somehow i missed "bonzo goes to washington" all these years. lyrics by the Gipper!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lifetime Piling up is a great outtake. So is Sax and Violins.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

How will the poll differentiate between studio and live versions? Cause the Name of This Band version of "Houses in Motion" stomps all over the studio version.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

Voted!

In all the re-listening, I finally realized that "Lifetime Piling Up" is the same song as "Carnival Eyes" on Rei Momo

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 26 March 2017 18:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

another round of confirmations emails are on their way.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

VOTING is still open.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

sent!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

That TV doc Karl posted is amazing. I didn't know about it all. The missing link between the Remain In Light tour and SMS. It was made for the independent Channel 4 btw, nothing to do with the BBC. Channel 4 broadcast loads of cool docs like this in the early 80s.

I was fractionally too young to be able to go to the 1982 Wembley Shows. I was hoping they'd come back to the UK some day but that never happened :(

Jeff W, Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sent!

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

How many hours left?

Frederik B, Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

In all the re-listening, I finally realized that "Lifetime Piling Up" is the same song as "Carnival Eyes" on Rei Momo

"In Asking Land," you mean?

TH has been a favorite band since fifth grade — a bit too late (1990, shortly before their disillusion was announced, and then I was confused and hopeful at the release of "Sax and Violins" on the Until the End of the World OST).

I'm mainly curious to see how the TTC/Byrne solo stuff does; as far as the TH poll everything from the first five albums deserves to place, it's just a question of the order. (77 places would make room for most of the band's catalogue — the question would be which songs from the last three or four albums don't make it.)

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

It was made for the independent Channel 4 btw, nothing to do with the BBC. Channel 4 broadcast loads of cool docs like this in the early 80s.

my bad, but good to know! i just believed the youtube description, which is definitely right at least 15% of the time

Karl Malone, Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Is MY POLL still open

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

all confirmation emails have been sent out to this point. if you have not received one please resubmit.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

voting is still OPEN

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

I got my POLL still open
I GOT both POLLS open

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

I wonder how many people think "David Byrne sucks solo" yet have never heard The Catherine Wheel.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

You know, they were okay, but I had forgotten about them. Didn't know he produced it or whatever.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_(Catherine_Wheel_album)#/media/File:CatherineWheelChrome.jpg

pplains, Monday, 27 March 2017 00:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

Wait, you say you were talking about what?

pplains, Monday, 27 March 2017 00:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh man, do i feel

https://thebrokenrecorddotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/david-byrne-head-slap.gif

pplains, Monday, 27 March 2017 00:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've really gotta sit down and listen to The Catherine Wheel

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 27 March 2017 00:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

tempted to really test the limits of propriety with a liquid days vote

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 27 March 2017 00:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

so looking forward to the results roll out.

that's not my post, Monday, 27 March 2017 01:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

Know what's great on The Name Of This Band? Memories Can't Wait.

This is a) true b) the reason MCW is on my ballot

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 27 March 2017 01:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

c) this will ruin it for you: https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/talking-heads-memories-can-wait-tab-s64715t1

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 27 March 2017 01:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

I love how TNoTBiTH elevates Fear of Music tracks, but the RiL stuff is just bad. Mostly, I love TNoTBiTH for A Clean Break.

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 27 March 2017 01:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

almost forgot about this, slapped it together very quickly

Moodles, Monday, 27 March 2017 02:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

sent

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Monday, 27 March 2017 03:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sent mine too

Moodles, Monday, 27 March 2017 04:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

Submitted.

etc, Monday, 27 March 2017 04:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've found live versions re-igniting enthusiasm for RiL this week, by emphasizing different elements from the tightly-packed studio arrangements that have grown familiar over decades.

Re TNoTBiTH, it's certainly responsible for "Love->Building On Fire" being on my ballot. Loose and smeary works there IMHO. And, yep, "A Clean Break" too.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Monday, 27 March 2017 04:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

sent!

Van Horn Street, Monday, 27 March 2017 05:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

I Can't believe A Clean Break isn't on any of the studio albums. I'm sure I've heard it somewhere other than TNOTBITH

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 27 March 2017 08:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the first disc now, and while the second disc is indeed amazing, this one just has so much raw energy and enthusiasm. band is tight AF and Byrne is on it like a car bonnet

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 27 March 2017 08:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

hi Bee OK, did you get my ballot?

Moodles, Monday, 27 March 2017 13:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

i will be sending out another round of confirmation emails but yeah i got it.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Monday, 27 March 2017 13:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

i know a lot of you are thinking, poll closes on Sunday, the roll-out starts on Monday. this is not the case as this is not a 100 song roll-out, pplains and i still have some behind the scenes work to do and i still have to go work on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Monday, 27 March 2017 14:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

no worries man, thanks for your work here

sleeve, Monday, 27 March 2017 14:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

thanks, Bee OK!

Moodles, Monday, 27 March 2017 14:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks Bee OK! And pplains too.

Frederik B, Monday, 27 March 2017 14:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

So glad pplains is doing the images!

Karl Malone, Monday, 27 March 2017 14:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

i know a lot of you are thinking, poll closes on Sunday, the roll-out starts on Monday.

nah, there's no reason to rush. take as much time as you need.

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Monday, 27 March 2017 16:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks but we are going to start tomorrow after work. Got a shit load of ballots for this one.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Monday, 27 March 2017 18:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

i keep obsessively checking this thread even though i know it's not rolling until tomorrow

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 27 March 2017 20:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

haven't received a confirmation message. did you send out the latest round, bok?

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Monday, 27 March 2017 20:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yes I got yours, the last few email confirmation will go out tonight.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Monday, 27 March 2017 21:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

VOTING IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED

Bee OK, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 02:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

all ballots have been accounted for, everyone should have received an email confirmation,.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 03:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

i just sent off the results to pplains. i'm sort of blown away right now, these results are absolute incredible. all i can say is that we are in for a treat.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 05:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

sounds awesome
cheers for sorting this guys!

nxd, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

don't you miss it, don't you miss it
some 'a you people just about missed it

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:38 (seven months ago) Permalink


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