OPO Indie/Alt Rock Song 1986 to Present

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Keep it rockist!

Aaron A., Monday, 18 November 2002 21:01 (seventeen years ago) link

drive like jehu - "new math"

gygax!, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:06 (seventeen years ago) link

'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 (seventeen years ago) link

"Kennedy" by the Wedding Present

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

Fuck. Alex stole mine.

Yancey (ystrickler), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:08 (seventeen years ago) link

Unrest, "Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl"

Douglas, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:10 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

Replacements, "I'll Be You"

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:18 (seventeen years ago) link

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

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Rapeman: Budd.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:21 (seventeen years ago) link

"We Dance" P*vemen*

Aaron A., Monday, 18 November 2002 21:23 (seventeen years ago) link

opium by brother love

d, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:30 (seventeen years ago) link

I Wanna Be Adored

Aaron W, Monday, 18 November 2002 21:32 (seventeen years ago) link

Built To Spill, "You Were Right"

Ian Johnson (orion), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:35 (seventeen years ago) link

"You're The Only One" Mr T Experience

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 18 November 2002 21:45 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

i like the cut of "YR." jib!

Aaron A., Monday, 18 November 2002 22:08 (seventeen years ago) link

I Love Me (vol 1) - Lotion

jel -- (jel), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:15 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

angelo (angelo), Monday, 18 November 2002 22:22 (seventeen years ago) link

'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 (seventeen years ago) link

The Pixies- Debaser

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

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

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

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

(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 (seventeen years ago) link

(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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

Sebadoh's "Brand New Love"

(please don't tell anyone)

dan (dan), Monday, 18 November 2002 23:46 (seventeen years ago) link

november rain

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 00:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Rodan "The Everyday World of Bodies"

original bgm, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 00:18 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 00:58 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

scott pl. (scott pl.), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 02:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Sk8ter Boi. Obviously.

Ally (mlescaut), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 02:30 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

Velocity Girl - Forgotten Favorite

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:53 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 04:53 (seventeen years ago) link

If I have to POO, then kill me now.

jm, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 04:55 (seventeen years ago) link

"an argument for sugar," mike hanle y

Tad (llamasfur), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 05:12 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 09:38 (seventeen years ago) link

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

doug (doug), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 09:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Sugarcubes, "Birthday".

OleM (OleM), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 10:06 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

I wonder what Ned's answer is.

Oh, far be it from me to disappoint.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 12:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Ooooh so many to choose from!

Sonic Youth - Kissability

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 12:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Field Mice - Sensitive

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

more pixies - broken face

adam b (adam b), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:33 (seventeen years ago) link

"For the Singer of REM" - fIREHOSE

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:36 (seventeen years ago) link

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

James Ball (James Ball), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot

toraneko (toraneko), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:51 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 14:25 (seventeen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

"the rest of the day" - bedhead

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:30 (two years ago) link

"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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

Pavement - Gold Soundz

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:25 (two years ago) link

Pavement - Summer Babe

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:34 (two years ago) link

East River Pipe - 40 Miles

Evan, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 22:40 (two years ago) link

Can we do a POX thread for this one?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:01 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

Right answer obv = Superchunk - "Slack Motherfucker"

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 23:45 (two years ago) link

Breeders - cannonball

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:09 (two years ago) link

Sugarcubes, "Birthday".


Wait, no, this

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:13 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

maybe silkworm's "couldn't you wait" acoustic version

Famous Anus (rip van wanko), Thursday, 26 September 2019 23:27 (five months ago) link

^SUCH a great song, that version in particular

Without thinking too hard I'd pick the Breeders - Divine Hammer

J. Sam, Thursday, 26 September 2019 23:52 (five months ago) link

...or Throwing Muses - Hate My Way

J. Sam, Thursday, 26 September 2019 23:53 (five months ago) link

Trail of Dead "Relative Ways" might be mine

billstevejim, Friday, 27 September 2019 01:19 (five months ago) link

the pastels - nothing to be done

devvvine, Friday, 27 September 2019 11:51 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

^ great pick

but feeling "gemini cusp" by polvo rn

greta van thunberger fleetwig (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 05:52 (two weeks ago) link

Carry the Zero, Slack MFer, or tractor Rape Chain

calstars, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:23 (two weeks ago) link

Built to Spill - Temporarily Blind

☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

Blue Line Swinger

are you a fan of i.die music (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:31 (two weeks ago) link

Swirlies - Wrong Tube

Evan, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:45 (two weeks ago) link

Oh wait I already went with 40 miles upthread. I can stick with that too

Evan, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:45 (two weeks ago) link

the one I happen to be listening to right now (Dinosaur Jr. - "Start Choppin'") is as good a contender as any!

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

Unrest - Suki

sleeve, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

Archers of Loaf - Wrong

Chris L, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:48 (two weeks ago) link

carry the zero

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

ask me again tomorrow and i'll pick someone else.

we should do a genre poll.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

yeah 'Start Choppin' rules!

calstars, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:37 (two weeks ago) link

I feel like the real giants are being looked over for perhaps being too obvious. like "I Wanna Be Adored", "Freak Scene", "Teenage Riot", "Summer Babe", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (not indie but alt). Am I rong

greta van thunberger fleetwig (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:29 (two weeks ago) link


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