Catherine Wheel - Chrome poll

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was listening to Music Choice and they played "I Want to Touch You." thought i wonder how well that did in our poll, to my surprise, found out we have yet to poll an album from Catherine Wheel. criminal, so i picked my favorite album by them to correct that error.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
"Fripp" – 7:34 5
"Ursa Major Space Station" – 5:09 3
"Crank" – 3:45 3
"The Nude" – 3:51 3
"Strange Fruit" – 3:06 2
"Pain" – 6:31 2
"Broken Head" – 4:43 2
"I Confess" – 3:56 2
"Chrome" – 3:53 1
"Half Life" – 4:08 0
"Kill Rhythm" – 3:51 0
"Show Me Mary" – 3:19 0


Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:11 (four years ago) link

good this is on Spotify, was wondering if i was going to have to dig out my CD.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:12 (four years ago) link

is this "The Nude", "Fripp," "Ursa Major Space Station" or other? can't wait to hear this again.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:13 (four years ago) link

pain

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:20 (four years ago) link

“the nude”

hard poll still

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:41 (four years ago) link

The first two albums are wonderful amalgams of rawk, shoegaze and anthems but I rep hard for "Adam and Eve", which adds prog to the mix.

I tend to go with my instincts when polling old favorites - "Crank".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:44 (four years ago) link

Whenever show me mary played i would just scratch my head and wonder, what persuaded them to add this? then they went full bush on the next album and i decided something bad had happened after “half life.”

(not really, i didnt hate happy days as much as my friends, i was more amused. tho it’s true, i didnt ever hear later work).

Hunt3r, Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:00 (four years ago) link

"the nude" is the one I come back to after lo these many years

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:17 (four years ago) link

killer soaring chorus, but the verses are even better

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:18 (four years ago) link

“show me mary” is awesome

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:34 (four years ago) link

i would like to vote for "strange fruit" and "chrome" together as one unit

brimstead, Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:04 (four years ago) link

Wonderful album. Tuff choice, 'cept for "Show Me Mary" (which is a fine song, just not here,,, it's like when you see a really intense movie and some fluffy pop song starts playing when the credits roll). I go back to Ferment more often than Chrome, but listen to Levitation's Need For Not more than both combined.

CW came to my town on the Chrome Tour and their rendition of Indigo Is Blue still makes my chest thump.

bodacious ignoramus, Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:46 (four years ago) link

This is one of my favourite albums of the 90's. Blasted it in the car a couple of months ago and it still slays.

"The Nude" is the emotional core of the album and my instincts still say it's the best song on here ... but "Crank" and "I Confess" are right up there. "Show Me Mary" has arguably aged better than anything on the album, it's a great singalong pop song that works well in any era.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:40 (four years ago) link

Listening again. All I'll say is that for this not to be 'Broken Head', one of the later tracks is going to have to be really, really, really good

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:55 (four years ago) link

yeah this is Broken Head

I don't like this album as much as their others (except Wishville ofc) - I think Happy Days has more great songs

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:09 (four years ago) link

wild. this one’s only bettered by adam & eve for me

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:13 (four years ago) link

It's still a good album - maybe it's better than the debut actually. I really like about half of Happy Days though

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:20 (four years ago) link

Ah, they were the best band in the world when they recorded this (and again four years later). Still this is a pretty easy vote for "Strange Fruit," basically my favorite song ever. The part from 2:07-2:20 still gets me.

geoffreyess, Thursday, 14 June 2018 16:10 (four years ago) link

i would like to vote for "strange fruit" and "chrome" together as one unit

― brimstead, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:04 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i voted for "the nude" but really i voted for the whole "strange fruit" -> "chrome" -> "nude" sequence

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:03 (four years ago) link

could go with half a dozen of these songs but i think i'll throw a vote to "Fripp", though the "lonely astronaut trapped with his dreams" atmosphere always makes me think it could also be called "Ursa Major Space Station."

omar little, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:11 (four years ago) link

god i also love the last third of this which takes place in outer space

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:12 (four years ago) link

oh lol xp

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:12 (four years ago) link

i know right -- and i feel like this album is very sci-fi overall with its bizarre slightly body horror lyrics popping up sporadically and those guitars occasionally roaring like they're ascending on a rocket.

also i still like the rob dickinson/bruce dickinson "cousins in torture device bands" thing.

omar little, Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:18 (four years ago) link

i forgot how great this album is, have not finished it yet so still not voting. "Pain" is so wonderful but loved this today. i'm going to finish and play it again.

Bee OK, Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:43 (four years ago) link

Relistened a couple times, and was surprised i choose the powergaze changeups in “i confess” over the rest. “broken head” was the one i had expected to choose.

Hunt3r, Friday, 15 June 2018 13:18 (four years ago) link

Let's take a rocket ship to Mars
And anchor off the satellite for lonely hearts
Such a special place
In outer space

the future is now, Saturday, 16 June 2018 03:43 (four years ago) link

Such a great album. "Ursa Major Space Station" has to be my vote here.

the future is now, Saturday, 16 June 2018 03:44 (four years ago) link

I remember this and loved "Fripp" so voting for it here.

Blue Room, Saturday, 16 June 2018 19:25 (four years ago) link

Love the guitar sounds on this album so much.

Probably between “Pain”, “The Nude” and “Fripp” for me.

Tim F, Sunday, 17 June 2018 13:25 (four years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 18 June 2018 00:01 (four years ago) link

I love those big sappy epics. "Pain" it is

Bee OK, Monday, 18 June 2018 20:11 (four years ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:01 (four years ago) link

i almost voted for “half life” bc i knew it’d get shut out :(

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:11 (four years ago) link

Surprised Kill Rhythm got no votes. It was my second choice.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:21 (four years ago) link

It was my second choice, too. Maybe that was the problem - just second choices.

fragglerock, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:04 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

Clear blue skies, freezing cold and this record sounds so fucking good right now

Mule, Saturday, 19 November 2022 12:57 (two weeks ago) link


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