OH, YOUR POLL IS BEAUTIFUL - ILM Artist Poll #83 - BLONDIE - RESULTS THREAD

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Thanks to everyone who voted!

Only 18 ballots, 11 of which included albums, so let's start there:

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:13 (two years ago) link

fuck, how did i miss this?

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:13 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/1wjTMXr.jpg
05. Autoamerican (November 1980)
10 votes | 0 #1 votes | 284 points

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:14 (two years ago) link

Love the sequencing of this album, opening with "Europa" and closing with "Follow Me."

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:20 (two years ago) link

but not the songs, I trust.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:20 (two years ago) link

Those two songs, or all of them? Because I really do unabashedly love the whole record.

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:37 (two years ago) link

oh wow -- that's amazing. I know no one who does!

Why I love ILM, by the way.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:39 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Ljhpn9Z.jpg
04. Plastic Letters (February 1978)
9 votes | 1 #1 vote | 295 points

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:25 (two years ago) link

I worked at an unhip chain record store in 1981, the year of Billy Squier, Foreigner 4 and Loverboy's Get Lucky, so it was a welcome antidote. I had been into Blondie since their first album; the Go-Go's Beauty and the Beat had that punky pop buzz I was looking for, but I was also getting into Bucks Fizz and Teena Marie, and Autoamerican seemed to me like some strange mashup of both. Other weird records I played a lot that year, fwiw: Ellen Foley's Spirit of St. Louis, and Manhattan Transfer's Mecca for Moderns. xp

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:27 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/y2KnXGA.jpg
03. Blondie (December 1976)
10 votes | 1 #1 vote | 320 points

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:01 (two years ago) link

My #1 vote!

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:12 (two years ago) link

I'm at work and super busy but glad to see this thing get started

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:39 (two years ago) link

Interesting to see Plastic Letters placing ahead of Autoamerica with one less vote. I did leave it off.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:42 (two years ago) link

My #1 vote!

― smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson)

I had the first album at number one as well. Should that be two number votes Nate?

kitchen person, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:59 (two years ago) link

That #1 vote is from you, KP. Yours is the only ballot I received with Blondie as a number one album.

Dan, did you get an email from me thanking you for voting?

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:10 (two years ago) link

No, I didn't.

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:32 (two years ago) link

Oh bloody hell, I left one "l" out of your last name. No need to retabulate, I'm not that much of a poll dude anyway. I'll follow along vicariously.

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:35 (two years ago) link

Common mistake, people have been doing that my whole life.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:36 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/CSry6LS.jpg
02. Parallel Lines (September 1978)
10 votes | 8 #1 votes | 389 points

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:37 (two years ago) link

NUMBER TWO????

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:50 (two years ago) link

my fault for not voting

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:50 (two years ago) link

on the albums poll, i mean

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:50 (two years ago) link

I've never really looked closely at the Autoamerican cover. What's up with the dude third from the right (I can't tell who it is in that tiny image)

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:51 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/D2K3KaH.jpg
01. Eat to the Beat (October 1979)
11 votes | 1 #1 vote | 394 points

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:52 (two years ago) link

lol 8 number one votes beaten out by 11 number 2 votes

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:54 (two years ago) link

So wrong

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:03 (two years ago) link

already regretting not voting in this one lol

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:24 (two years ago) link

Autoamerican cover. What's up with the dude third from the right

That's apparently Clem Burke, by the pudding bowl haircut. What's the question?

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:31 (two years ago) link

Why is he carrying a multicolored pole w a bandage on his head

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:34 (two years ago) link

Ah, third from left. Yeah, I dunno...

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:40 (two years ago) link

Oh yeah left sorry

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:50 (two years ago) link

Ha, okay... I wasn't expecting Eat to the Beat to top the albums poll... shit!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:11 (two years ago) link

Yay! Eat to the Beat one of my first favorite albums -- when I was 4-5 years old <3
dreaming is free

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:27 (two years ago) link

^^ my #1 or #2 (if i'd voted). i'd love to hear the isolated drum track some day

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:49 (two years ago) link

same!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:52 (two years ago) link

can't believe i missed this. my dream(ing) poll! however, eat to the beat being no. 1 makes everything ok in the world.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 22:01 (two years ago) link

not an isolated drum track, but pretty fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgh9bEUZUyM

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 22:09 (two years ago) link

skip to about 30 seconds for the goods

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 22:09 (two years ago) link

Kick off the songs quickly before bed.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:08 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/NrCsET1.jpg

40. Look Good in Blue [3 votes | 0 #1 votes | 47 points]
Blondie, Dec 1976

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:09 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/VJslhlE.jpg

39. Live It Up [3 votes | 0 #1 votes | 50 points]
Autoamerican, Nov 1980

nate woolls, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:09 (two years ago) link

i made a collaborated playlist, please update during the countdown as i won't be able to until night.

Spotify: ILM Blondie

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:45 (two years ago) link

great job, so far, Nate. absolutely love the title.

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:49 (two years ago) link

Autoamerican is also one of the first albums i ever owned. it came out in Nov 1980? and i think i got it that Christmas.

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:53 (two years ago) link

Clem Burke is a monster.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:39 (two years ago) link

so i'm very curious, who left Parallel Lines off their ballot? was it intentional or a mistake? their only perfect album.

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Thursday, 13 July 2017 01:02 (two years ago) link

happy to see Eat To The Beat at #1 even though I think I caved at the last minute. IMO the "lows" aren't quite as "low" as Parallel Lines.

sleeve, Thursday, 13 July 2017 01:18 (two years ago) link

I was the LP poll rigger, Bee OK (I did a top 1, rather than a top 5). Astonished that it worked tbh :)

Jeff W, Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:35 (two years ago) link

lol, well that makes sense. thanks for playing along.

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:57 (two years ago) link

Images off to a great start. Looking forward to the rest of the rollout.

pplains, Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:54 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/YrX28Lq.jpg

07. Fade Away and Radiate [12 votes | 1 #1 vote | 305 points]
Parallel Lines, Sep 1978

nate woolls, Friday, 14 July 2017 20:54 (two years ago) link

i didn't vote, but "11:59" at only #8 is insane. also insane: blondie released six (!) singles from parallel lines and "11:59" wasn't one of them.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 14 July 2017 20:57 (two years ago) link

xp now we're talking

sleeve, Friday, 14 July 2017 21:01 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/3Jp1lzb.jpg

06. Picture This [14 votes | 0 #1 votes | 332 points]
Parallel Lines, Sep 1978

nate woolls, Friday, 14 July 2017 21:22 (two years ago) link

exactly right.

stirmonster, Friday, 14 July 2017 21:32 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/eCLuy6Y.jpg

05. Hanging on the Telephone [14 votes | 1 #1 vote | 336 points]
Parallel Lines, Sep 1978

nate woolls, Friday, 14 July 2017 21:41 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/2fLEy3l.png

04. Union City Blue [15 votes | 2 #1 votes | 386 points]
Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979

nate woolls, Friday, 14 July 2017 22:02 (two years ago) link

i can guess the last three but it could go either way on which of the last two will be no. 1.

stirmonster, Friday, 14 July 2017 22:36 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/O9H6Lm9.png

03. Atomic [14 votes | 3 #1 votes | 391 points]
Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979

nate woolls, Friday, 14 July 2017 22:36 (two years ago) link

oh! i was wrong. i thought this would be 2 or maybe even 1.

stirmonster, Friday, 14 July 2017 22:37 (two years ago) link

Gotta be Dreaming

gospodin simmel, Friday, 14 July 2017 22:51 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/IaIiS3l.jpg

02. Heart of Glass [16 votes | 3 #1 votes | 414 points]
Parallel Lines, Sep 1978

http://i.imgur.com/budpqKD.png

01. Dreaming [16 votes | 2 #1 votes | 517 points]
Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979

nate woolls, Friday, 14 July 2017 22:56 (two years ago) link

ATOMIC

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 July 2017 23:02 (two years ago) link

Dreaming was the first song I ever heard in concert. They opened with this at Edinburgh Odeon on January 1st, 1980 and blew my 11 year old self’s mind. I had never experienced such excitement or euphoria before in my life and can remember those 3 minutes more clearly than countless live moments I’ve been part of since; pure, unadulterated joy, way better than any drug anyone could ever invent and a pretty good way to start the 1980s. I still get a hint of that feeling every time I hear “Dreaming”. Debbie wore the same outfit she wore the night before in Glasgow when they said goodbye to the 1970s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_sDYyHub8A

stirmonster, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:06 (two years ago) link

I didn't vote in this, but Presence Dear would have been my 1.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:08 (two years ago) link

Thanks loads for the poll. I wish I had contributed. Had I submitted a ballot, this would have been it. I maybe prefer “Pretty Baby” or “Victor” over say “I’m On E” but wanted to spread the love across the first four albums all of which I adore in their own way. Blondie will forever be my no. 1 if only because they were my first musical love affair and kickstarted a passion for music I hadn’t realised I had lurking in me.

5) Autoamerican
4) Blondie
3) Plastic Letters
2) Parallel Lines
1) Eat To The Beat

20) I'm on E
19) Rifle Range
18) Rapture
17) Denis
16) X Offender
15) Living In The Real World
14) The Hardest Part
13) Fade Away and Radiate
12) Rip Her to Shreds
11) Slow Motion
10) Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
9) Union City Blue
8) Heart of Glass
7) (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
6) Picture This
5) Hanging on the Telephone
4) Atomic
3) Dreaming
2) 11.59
1) Shayla

stirmonster, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:12 (two years ago) link

How were they live at their peak?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 July 2017 23:14 (two years ago) link

I don't even wanna know :)

sleeve, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:16 (two years ago) link

it was my first concert so i had nothing to compare it with but i'd still put it in my all time top 5 several thousand concerts later. they were on fire.

stirmonster, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:18 (two years ago) link

stirmonster thanks so much for that memory, great stuff and I posted that "Dreaming" link on FB

sleeve, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:22 (two years ago) link

:-)

stirmonster, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:26 (two years ago) link

The best outcome possible!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:03 (two years ago) link

this was so much fun nate woolls, thanks for taking over this poll. wish it was a bit more festive and had more time during the day to post.

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Saturday, 15 July 2017 01:12 (two years ago) link

Spotify is not updated, let me fit that...

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Saturday, 15 July 2017 01:13 (two years ago) link

*fix

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Saturday, 15 July 2017 01:13 (two years ago) link

Great result. That top 10 shows what a wonderful band they were. Every song is a classic.

Fade Away & Radiate was my number one. It has probably my favourite guitar solo of all time.

Thanks for running this Nate!

kitchen person, Saturday, 15 July 2017 01:18 (two years ago) link

Spotily: ILM Blondie

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Saturday, 15 July 2017 02:29 (two years ago) link

i was also able to add "Under the Gun."

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Saturday, 15 July 2017 02:30 (two years ago) link

Great poll Nate, kept moving things around but my number one was never in doubt

Hanging on the Telephone
Just Go Away
Pretty Baby
11:59
Atomic
Dreaming
Heart of Glass
Fade Away and Radiate
Shayla
Sunday Girl
I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No
Rip Her to Shreds
Union City Blue
Picture This
Eat To The Beat
Bermuda Triangle Blues
Accidents Never Happen
In The Sun
Slow Motion
Contact in Red Square

text text text text (voodoo chili), Saturday, 15 July 2017 02:51 (two years ago) link

Sunday Girl
11:59
Dreaming
In the Flesh
Pretty Baby
Picture This
The Tide is High
One Way or Another
Fade Away and Radiate
Heart of Glass
The Hardest Part
Atomic
Shayla
Just Go Away
Rip Her to Shreds
X Offender
(I’m Always Touched By You) Presence Dear
Union City Blues
T-Birds
Call Me

Albums:

Parallel Lines
Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Autoamerican

Winter Is Coming (Bee OK), Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:03 (two years ago) link

Dreaming
Heart of Glass
Under the Gun
Atomic
Union City Blue
Maria
Rapture
The Tide Is High
(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
Denis
Rip Her to Shreds
Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
Hanging on the Telephone
X Offender
In the Sun
In the Flesh
Double Take
Fan Mail
The Dream's Lost on Me
Sunday Girl

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:10 (two years ago) link

I'm sorry I missed this but my picks wouldn't have changed the results too much. I would have had the same top two, but maybe in reverse order (it's practically a coin flip). Six out of the top ten would have made my top ten.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 16 July 2017 11:03 (two years ago) link

Thanks for the poll Nate!

wtev, Monday, 17 July 2017 05:56 (two years ago) link

are we going to get full results?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 05:45 (two years ago) link

Yes, give me a few minutes..

nate woolls, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:02 (two years ago) link

Ok, you've seen the top albums and they were the only albums to get any votes. However the total points from the track ballots applied to the albums looks like this:

http://i.imgur.com/isvQ4Ap.jpg

nate woolls, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:26 (two years ago) link

And the full rundown:

01. Dreaming [16 votes | 2 #1 votes | 517 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
02. Heart of Glass [16 votes | 3 #1 votes | 414 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
03. Atomic [14 votes | 3 #1 votes | 391 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
04. Union City Blue [15 votes | 2 #1 votes | 386 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
05. Hanging on the Telephone [14 votes | 1 #1 vote | 336 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
06. Picture This [14 votes | 0 #1 votes | 332 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
07. Fade Away and Radiate [12 votes | 1 #1 vote | 305 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
08. 11:59 [11 votes | 1 #1 vote | 292 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
09. (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear [12 votes | 1 #1 vote | 280 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
10. Rapture [11 votes | 0 #1 votes | 258 points] Autoamerican, Nov 1980
11. X Offender [12 votes | 1 #1 vote | 256 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
12. Sunday Girl [11 votes | 1 #1 vote | 252 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
13. Just Go Away [12 votes | 0 #1 votes | 241 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
14. Shayla [9 votes | 0 #1 votes | 221 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
15. Will Anything Happen? [8 votes | 0 #1 votes | 207 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
16. One Way or Another [8 votes | 0 #1 votes | 189 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
17. Pretty Baby [7 votes | 1 #1 vote | 178 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
18. Rip Her to Shreds [9 votes | 0 #1 votes | 168 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
19. In the Flesh [8 votes | 0 #1 votes | 166 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
20. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45) [7 votes | 0 #1 votes | 159 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
21. Slow Motion [7 votes | 0 #1 votes | 155 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
22. Denis [6 votes | 0 #1 votes | 144 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
23. Call Me [6 votes | 0 #1 votes | 138 points] American Gigolo (soundtrack), Apr 1980
24. Fan Mail [6 votes | 1 #1 vote | 137 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
25. Accidents Never Happen [7 votes | 0 #1 votes | 135 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
26. The Tide Is High [6 votes | 0 #1 votes | 125 points] Autoamerican, Nov 1980
27. In the Sun [6 votes | 0 #1 votes | 124 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
28. Angels on the Balcony [5 votes | 0 #1 votes | 113 points] Autoamerican, Nov 1980
29. I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No [7 votes | 0 #1 votes | 112 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
30. The Hardest Part [6 votes | 0 #1 votes | 100 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
31. Maria [4 votes | 0 #1 votes | 89 points] No Exit, Feb 1999
32. Eat to the Beat [5 votes | 0 #1 votes | 75 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
33. Victor [4 votes | 0 #1 votes | 69 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
34. Living in the Real World [3 votes | 0 #1 votes | 68 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
35. Contact in Red Square [4 votes | 0 #1 votes | 64 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
36. I'm Gonna Love You Too [3 votes | 0 #1 votes | 60 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
37. Detroit 442 [3 votes | 0 #1 votes | 54 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
38. Under the Gun [2 votes | 0 #1 votes | 54 points] No Exit, Feb 1999
39. Live It Up [3 votes | 0 #1 votes | 50 points] Autoamerican, Nov 1980
40. Look Good in Blue [3 votes | 0 #1 votes | 47 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
41. I Know but I Don't Know [2 votes | 0 #1 votes | 46 points] Parallel Lines, Sep 1978
42. Man Overboard [2 votes | 0 #1 votes | 40 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
43. Kung Fu Girls [2 votes | 0 #1 votes | 35 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
44. Die Young Stay Pretty [2 votes | 0 #1 votes | 30 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
45. The Attack of the Giant Ants [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 30 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
46. Rifle Range [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 28 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
47. T-Birds [2 votes | 0 #1 votes | 27 points] Autoamerican, Nov 1980
48. Susie and Jeffrey [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 26 points] Autoamerican, Nov 1980
49. I'm on E [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 26 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
50. Youth Nabbed as Sniper [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 22 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
51. Go Through It [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 21 points] Autoamerican, Nov 1980
52. Nothing Is Real but the Girl [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 18 points] No Exit, Feb 1999
53. Cautious Lip [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 18 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
54. No Imagination [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 17 points] Plastic Letters, Feb 1978
55. Out in the Streets [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 17 points] No Exit, Feb 1999
56. Sound-A-Sleep [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 15 points] Eat to the Beat, Oct 1979
57. Double Take [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 15 points] No Exit, Feb 1999
58. Good Boys [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 14 points] The Curse of Blondie, Oct 2003
59. Scenery [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 14 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
60. The Dream's Lost on Me [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 13 points] No Exit, Feb 1999
61. Rush Rush [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 13 points] Scarface (soundtrack), Dec 1983
62. A Shark in Jets Clothing [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 13 points] Blondie, Dec 1976
63. Screaming Skin [1 votes | 0 #1 votes | 12 points] No Exit, Feb 1999

nate woolls, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:34 (two years ago) link

Nothing too surprising to me about the results until we get to #20 where "Bermuda Triangle Blues" finishes ahead of "Call Me." Just wondering if anyone's heard the other Giorgio Moroder variations of "Call Me" (e.g. "Palm Springs Drive") from the American Gigolo soundtrack - you can hear how the song was probably worked out, and also how the tune works well at a slower tempo.

Josefa, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:21 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Your Top 3 is exactly the same as mine, Alfred. I don't think Autoamerican is completely awful - it has its moments, and I like that the band tried to do something different even if it didn't all hit the mark.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:39 (nine months ago) link

six months pass...

For once, there's nothing on that list that I disagree with. Everything in the "good to great" section is just the purest fucking gold.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 03:07 (two months ago) link

I must have been distracted at the end of the original rollout. Just found my ballot email to confirm my suspicion that "UCB" was my #1. High-five to all its boosters, then and now.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:57 (two months ago) link

I'm seeing Blondie this summer, I can't wait!

Along with Elvis Castello who I'm not a huge fan of but should be fun.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 22:46 (two months ago) link

OK, that's a band that sing "FineTime" in the style of Elvis Costello?

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 10:18 (two months ago) link

I love how the intro to 'Atomic' is essentially 'Three Blind Mice' ...

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:06 (two months ago) link

and the guitar riff is almost the same as the one from The Beatles' 'And I Love Her'

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:07 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

on my way to see Blondie tonight along with Elvis Costello should be a fun night!

Bee OK, Sunday, 4 August 2019 22:20 (one week ago) link

August 4, 2019
at FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA

Setlist

1. One Way or Another
2. Hanging on the Telephone
3. Fun
4. Call Me
5. Sunday Girl
6. Too Much
7. Rapture
8. Old Town Road (Lil Nas X cover)
9. Wipe Off My Sweat
10. Fade Away and Radiate
11. The Tide Is High
12. Orchid Club
13. Atomic
14. Heart of Glass (with I Feel Love by Donna Summer)

Encore:
15. From Russia With Love (Matt Monro cover)
16. Dreaming

Bee OK, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:11 (one week ago) link

i had a blast last night watching Blondie. i was even more impressed when i read today that Debbie Harry is now 74 years old. i had never seen Blondie before and they had great energy and the crowd was into it. i didn't recognize some of the songs but overall they played almost everything i would want them to play. i was going to bump an Elvis Costello thread but will write about it here. he is a very talented person but the show was boring as hell. i'm not really a fan but know most of what he played last night. there was just no energy or enthusiasm and just ended up being boring to watch. i don't think i would have had a different opinion if i was a mega fan, it was just a flat night for him i think.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:17 (one week ago) link


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