OPO Indie/Alt Rock Song 1986 to Present

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Keep it rockist!

Aaron A., Monday, 18 November 2002 21:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

drive like jehu - "new math"

gygax!, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'dad, there's a little phrase called too much information,' out hud (terrible title, tho)

scott pl. (scott pl.), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Kennedy" by the Wedding Present

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck. Alex stole mine.

Yancey (ystrickler), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Unrest, "Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl"

Douglas, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Ghost" by Neutral Milk Hotel - Because it moves me. Physically. In a strange way. He's also got flow. In a strange way.

Adam A. (Keiko), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Replacements, "I'll Be You"

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Love Child "Cigarette Ash" oR half japanese "1,000,000 Kisses"

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rapeman: Budd.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"We Dance" P*vemen*

Aaron A., Monday, 18 November 2002 21:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

opium by brother love

d, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I Wanna Be Adored

Aaron W, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Built To Spill, "You Were Right"

Ian Johnson (orion), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"You're The Only One" Mr T Experience

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Take a Wild Guess" by That New Best-Of is Useless Buy Their Fucking Albums (1991)

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i like the cut of "YR." jib!

Aaron A., Monday, 18 November 2002 22:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I Love Me (vol 1) - Lotion

jel -- (jel), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Take a Wild Guess" by That New Best-Of is Useless Buy Their Fucking Albums (1991)

A song that came out in 1991 by a band with a recent lackluster best-of... I guess that would have to be "Even Better Than The Real Thing"?

o. nate (onate), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'she's a woman (and now he is a man)' - husker du

angelo (angelo), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'she's a woman (and now he is a man)' - husker du

Of all the great Husker Du songs to pick--hell, even all the great ones on that album--I'm baffled. I've always hated that song on the grounds that it's overstated, trite and insincere.

Ian Johnson (orion), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Pixies- Debaser

Micheline Gros-Jean (Micheline), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Pixies, definitely, but the song would have to be "Mr. Grieves".

o. nate (onate), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

it's a fuggin' gorgeous song, ian. i've rarely heard rock music bristle with so much energy.

angelo (angelo), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That One Guy I'm Always Prattling On About, "Fuckin' With My Head (Moutain Dew Rock)"

Nate Patrin (Nate Patrin), Monday, 18 November 2002 23:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Of all the great Husker Du songs to pick--hell, even all the great ones on that album--I'm baffled. I've always hated that song on the grounds that it's overstated, trite and insincere.

I could replace HD with the Replacements and wonder the same thing about JBR's pick. That's not a dis, but it's just funny because I never liked "I'll Be You" and I've never even heard anyone say anything good about it.

Aaron A., Monday, 18 November 2002 23:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(If you're gonna pick a Pixies song, why not kill two birds with one stone and take the cover of "Head On?")

nabisco (nabisco), Monday, 18 November 2002 23:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(Hearing "Head On" was actually the moment when I realized there was a connected indie "scene," that the bands I liked actually had something to do with one another, and that I knew enough about the whole thing to be excited when one massively cool band covered a massively cool song by another one.)

nabisco (nabisco), Monday, 18 November 2002 23:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I could replace HD with the Replacements and wonder the same thing about JBR's pick. That's not a dis, but it's just funny because I never liked "I'll Be You" and I've never even heard anyone say anything good about it.

That song is like a best friend to me (along with the Feelies' "Only Life," which would be my second choice for an OPO '86-'02) when I'm bored/depressed/self-pitying. I'm gonna listen to the song again tonight and I'll see if I can come up with a better answer than "blah blah Westerberg weary romanticism blah blah."

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 November 2002 23:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sebadoh's "Brand New Love"

(please don't tell anyone)

dan (dan), Monday, 18 November 2002 23:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

november rain

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 00:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rodan "The Everyday World of Bodies"

original bgm, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 00:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

not only does 'she's a woman...' get a slagging but 'i'll be you' by the replacements as well?!?! i just don't get it, folks.

angelo (angelo), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 00:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

this is a toughy. I might go with "Cool" by Superchunk.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 00:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I was going to go for a non-Sonic Youth answer but, fuck it, "Shoot" wins this one.

I wonder what Ned's answer is.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

[ha - oops, I read that as 96-present]

scott pl. (scott pl.), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 02:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sk8ter Boi. Obviously.

Ally (mlescaut), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 02:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Grifters - "Black Fuel Incinerator"

This is very difficult, so I will go with something from left field.

earlnash, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Spoon – "Fitted Shirt"

Kind of recent, but I think Spoon rivals Wilco as the best band of the past three or four years.

Bruce Urquhart, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ally is so fired. If she can post that I'm calling 'Take It Or Leave It' by The Strokes.

Tom Millar (Millar), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Velocity Girl - Forgotten Favorite

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, fine, be that way. I guess I'll have to pick something sensible. Yes by Manics or Hey You! by Mensen.

Ally (mlescaut), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I was actually going to change my answer after I saw your first post.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 04:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

If I have to POO, then kill me now.

jm, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 04:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"an argument for sugar," mike hanle y

Tad (llamasfur), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 05:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Splitting the Pixies votes still further.... Monkey Gone To Heaven

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 09:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Flaming Lips, "God Walks Among Us Now".

doug (doug), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 09:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sugarcubes, "Birthday".

OleM (OleM), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 10:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Cause the qn asked about rock, it has to (at least a bit). Cause the question further asked for 'rockist'. we'll make it an album track. "Debaser" was the first thing that came to mind but it's 'taken'; so...

"Guest Informant" by The Fall.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 11:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I wonder what Ned's answer is.

Oh, far be it from me to disappoint.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 12:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ooooh so many to choose from!

Sonic Youth - Kissability

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 12:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Field Mice - Sensitive

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

more pixies - broken face

adam b (adam b), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"For the Singer of REM" - fIREHOSE

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've got the Butthole Surfers on my mind now, so 'Sweat Loaf'.

James Ball (James Ball), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot

toraneko (toraneko), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

heard locust abortion technician before i went to bed last night so 'KUNTZ'.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 14:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

fifteen years pass...

"the rest of the day" - bedhead

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:30 (one week ago) Permalink

"Kennedy" by the Wedding Present
― Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, November 18, 2002 4:08 PM (fifteen years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this was mine for a time

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:32 (one week ago) Permalink

CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE - Built to Spill

happy & not at all surprised to see another track from Keep It Like a Secret mentioned upthread 15 years ago

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Pavement - Gold Soundz

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Pavement - Summer Babe

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

East River Pipe - 40 Miles

Evan, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Can we do a POX thread for this one?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:01 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah probably need a POX, but the first song I thought of when I saw this thread title was

Archers of Loaf - "Web in Front"

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Right answer obv = Superchunk - "Slack Motherfucker"

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Breeders - cannonball

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Sugarcubes, "Birthday".


Wait, no, this

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:13 (one week ago) Permalink

itt I admit listening to Babybird lately. 'Back Together' is like his emo bittersweet symphony. sort of a palatable emo because old man voice, not crybaby
I'm not gonna OPO

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 02:14 (one week ago) Permalink


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