I Need A Poll! The Eurythmics Savage!

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Best album! How can you ever choose just one track as the finest? You must. It's totally your job!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) 4
Shame 3
You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart 2
Savage 2
Heaven 2
I've Got A Lover (Back In Japan) 1
I Need You 1
Wide Eyed Girl 0
Put The Blame On Me 0
I Need A Man 0
Do You Want To Break Up? 0
Brand New Day 0


scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 16:36 (one year ago) link

one of the best albums ever. probably “you have placed a chill in my heart” but idk

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 3 November 2017 16:37 (one year ago) link

I don't care much for the sequence between "Put the Blame on Me" and "Wide Eyed Girl," but this is otherwise a marvelous album. It took courage to return to their synthesized austerity after two albums of mullets and MORR.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 November 2017 16:43 (one year ago) link

Love is a temple
Love is a shrine
Buy some love at the five and dime
A little bit of love
From the counter store
GET IT ON CREDIT IF YOU NEED SOME MOOO-OH

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 November 2017 16:44 (one year ago) link

i need you still gives me chills.

scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 16:46 (one year ago) link

the EC-STA-SY I'M FAKIN'

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 November 2017 16:47 (one year ago) link

Torn between "Beethoven" (at least half because of the video, which is still terrifying and awesome) and the title track.

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

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 3 November 2017 17:40 (one year ago) link

their best set of videos

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 November 2017 17:42 (one year ago) link

i used to have the VHS tape for the Savage videos! i should really have it on DVD if its not too hard to find.

scott seward, Friday, 3 November 2017 17:46 (one year ago) link

I really need to listen to this again.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:46 (one year ago) link

Impossible to choose only. But OK, I did since I really, really had to.
I chose 'Heaven'.

Max Florian, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:53 (one year ago) link

used to have the VHS tape for the Savage videos! i should really have it on DVD if its not too hard to find.

insanely, it has never been released on DVD. After 25 years of wanting to see it, I finally downloaded a rip of the VHS

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Friday, 3 November 2017 22:01 (one year ago) link

"I Need You" was my favorite back in the day, because it was so straightforward and acoustic, unlike any other song they'd done up to that point. Felt so raw.

But may re-listen to the album before voting.

Eazy, Friday, 3 November 2017 22:46 (one year ago) link

is there a bit of Jeanne Dielman is the Beethoven video, Alf? I've never actually watched the whole thing but it seems like a possibility.

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Friday, 3 November 2017 23:12 (one year ago) link

is there a bit of Jeanne Dielman is the Beethoven video, Alf? I've never actually watched the whole thing but it seems like a possibility.

I was thinking this too but have never seen the movie as it doesn't star Jason Statham.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 4 November 2017 01:28 (one year ago) link

Title track for me. At their coldest and most magisterial. A great sad bruise of a song.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Saturday, 4 November 2017 05:59 (one year ago) link

Oh wow -- never got that connection

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 4 November 2017 11:17 (one year ago) link

re Akerman

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 4 November 2017 11:44 (one year ago) link

Between "Beethoven" and "Shame" for me. Hard to choose cause they push completely different buttons for me.

LeRooLeRoo, Saturday, 4 November 2017 16:43 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:01 (one year ago) link

i was wrong upthread, it's "shame"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:20 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:01 (one year ago) link

I was this close to voting for Put The Blame on Me, then chose Heaven instead.

Max Florian, Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:19 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Seeing the video of 'Beethoven' on the repeats of Top of the Pops on BBC Four recently got me thinking about this album, so decided to give it another spin this afternoon. I always thought post-Touch Eurythmics mostly sounded a little too American stadium rock for me, but I think I'm beginning to enjoy this more now than I ever did, appreciating its daring mix of beauty ('Shame') and artier moments.

The fact that 'Beethoven' was the first single from this tickles me somewhat.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:48 (two months ago) link

nothing stadium rock about this album -- as startling a volte-face from the previous album as any in rock.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:42 (two months ago) link

It's often billed as a return to the approach of their early material, and in a way it is, but also in a way it isn't - 'I Need a Man', for example.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:12 (two months ago) link

Imagining if they’d gotten Bowie to do the “In the dancehalls and the cinemas” lines...

... (Eazy), Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:14 (two months ago) link

It's definitely less straight ahead than Revenge on the whole, but the big production is still very much there, with one very obvious exception - not that this is in any way a problem! 'Shame' is just a brilliant, brilliant song.

All Music Guide has this down as a two star record. It fucking isn't!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:19 (two months ago) link

Easily top 3 Eurythmics for me (I’d put Sweet Dreams and 1984 ahead of it, sue me).

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:12 (two months ago) link

Has anyone ever seen the video version of the LP?

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:23 (two months ago) link

Yeah - it screened on TV a few times in Australia. I don't remember it in detail but according to fuzzy memory, the clips for the singles are excerpts - it's conceptual videos for each song with short linkages e.g. Annie walking out of the set for Beethoven and out into the street to where the next song's video begins.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 13 May 2019 00:38 (two months ago) link

Okay, as someone who has always been a fan of huge, ambitious projects in music, I have to see that.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:27 (two months ago) link

Most of it is in a YouTube playlist which comes up as the first search hit, I found. The housewife / drag dichotomy is pretty cool.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:49 (two months ago) link

Nice one, think I'll watch that tonight!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:57 (two months ago) link

Ooh, it would seem there's two different versions of the 'Beethoven' video...

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:30 (two months ago) link


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