GUIDED BY VOICES vs STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

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mostly bcz "stone temple pilots" would have made a credible GBV song title

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Guided by Voices 59
Stone Temple Pilots 17


PLEB AF (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:17 (eight months ago) link

This time I went for the indie rock. STP never did much for me outside of a couple tunes.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:18 (eight months ago) link

i love this matchup in theory but gbv fuckin flatten stp

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:20 (eight months ago) link

there's probably 50 gbv songs i like more than my favorite stp song

ciderpress, Friday, 3 January 2020 01:23 (eight months ago) link

possibly 150

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:23 (eight months ago) link

They played 100 in a row on NYE, here in LA. Anyone here go see it?

the beer of champagnes (morrisp), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:28 (eight months ago) link

STP has probably 20 good songs out of 150, whereas GBV has probably 20 good songs out of 125,000.

Hilary Duff McKagan (Tom Violence), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:29 (eight months ago) link

almost giving STP a sympathy vote for the funniest music video of the '90s, "Sour Girl"

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:37 (eight months ago) link

GBV was actually pretty damn consistent in the prime era

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:39 (eight months ago) link

Does Pollard have a "Range Life" type song

"Clownin' on Weiland" unfortunately sounds like a crap Flaming Lips song from about 1989

Master of Treacle, Friday, 3 January 2020 01:39 (eight months ago) link

anyway brb making a POISON IDEA vs. UNREST poll

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:40 (eight months ago) link

"Sour Girl" starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
vs
"Teenage FBI" featured on the Buffy soundtrack

definitely goes to GBV

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:42 (eight months ago) link

These polls are making me realize how many storied alt-rock bands have (sadly) deceased singers.

the beer of champagnes (morrisp), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:44 (eight months ago) link

sorry, GBV never pushed a single pleasure button for me, something Interstate Love Song does with ease

Dr X O'Skeleton, Friday, 3 January 2020 01:52 (eight months ago) link

Never got around to exploring GBV and I doubt I’ll do it in the next six days so STP it is. Overplayed as it is, interstate love song remains undeniable. Big Empty too.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 3 January 2020 01:52 (eight months ago) link

interstate love song is incredible, but so are like two dozen gbv songs

mookieproof, Friday, 3 January 2020 02:00 (eight months ago) link

fuck you all

brimstead, Friday, 3 January 2020 02:12 (eight months ago) link

i have a really tough time getting through purple great as its singles are. tiny music is their best i think. i owned shangri la-dee-da (i lmao every time i get to type that album title out) when i was a teenager and played it enough to like just about every track on it but i feel like i'm the only one

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 January 2020 02:22 (eight months ago) link

Purple is great, 'Interstate Love Song' is fantastic, but this match-up is Henry the STP Hawk taking futile swings at a bemused Foghorn GBV. That, I say, that band ain't right!

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Friday, 3 January 2020 02:40 (eight months ago) link

The funny thing is that none of the bands in these recent polls seem like they would GAF about a “fight.”

the beer of champagnes (morrisp), Friday, 3 January 2020 02:56 (eight months ago) link

Future polls:
PJ Harvey vs. Garbage
Dino Jr. vs. Guns 'n' Roses
Sonic Youth vs. Genesis

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:13 (eight months ago) link

Placebo vs. My Chemical Romance

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:13 (eight months ago) link

Not a lot of productive dissonance in a few of those...

the beer of champagnes (morrisp), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:16 (eight months ago) link

but... huh?

brimstead, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:20 (eight months ago) link

JIMMY RAY VS FINLEY QUAYE

brimstead, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:24 (eight months ago) link

Jimmie's Chicken Shack vs Sugar Ray

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:26 (eight months ago) link

Stone Temple Voices

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:28 (eight months ago) link

jesus christ, Jimmie's Chicken Shack. the music industry could not have come up with a more sterile, faceless band if they tried.

and yet at the time, I loved "High" *shrug*. i suspect I liked anything by this band cos it had something food related in the name and I am always hungry

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:29 (eight months ago) link

Yeah I bought that CD :-( they were on MTV’s oddville

brimstead, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:34 (eight months ago) link

me and my brother used to joke that "Falling Out" was about taking a shit. it kind of is, musically.

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:35 (eight months ago) link

Bush vs Live

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:36 (eight months ago) link

hmm.

for good music or for LOLs?

cos Live wins the latter easily

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:37 (eight months ago) link

Yeah but do they have an album produced by Steve Albini?

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:38 (eight months ago) link

Bush actually hand a handful of songs that I still actually like a lot. and a bunch I thought were armpit funk

"Greedy Fly", "Everything Zen", "Tendency to Start Fires" were fun tho

"Machine Head" was awful for its "oh lookie octave guitar riff meant to sound intense and edgy and sounds like a kid in a Sam Ash showing off for his dimwitted friend"

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:38 (eight months ago) link

"Swim" was a good deep cut too I guess

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:39 (eight months ago) link

Bush vs. Sutter

Into the Bro-known: One Dude’s ‘Frozen’ Podcast (morrisp), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:42 (eight months ago) link

I was fond of 'Bonedriven' at the time and still vaguely am.

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:42 (eight months ago) link

"Swallowed" is aight and has the '90s edgelord neon cross video

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:42 (eight months ago) link

Live , I actually like Secret Samadhi and lots of Throwing Copper, but Ed Kowalczyk had some of the weirdest intonation of any singer ever.

lightning "creshes"?

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:43 (eight months ago) link

Both bands had good songs

brimstead, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:43 (eight months ago) link

Both bands played hard

brimstead, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:43 (eight months ago) link

and yeah I know the hall of fame thread it inspired. but I remember thinking "why does he think that word has more than one syllable" half the time

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:43 (eight months ago) link

xxpost

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:43 (eight months ago) link

"Dolphin's Cry" was a bridge too far

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:43 (eight months ago) link

Bush was a bigger influence on fashion (with those shotbead necklaces) than any band in these polls too

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:43 (eight months ago) link

Sponge vs Afghan Whigs

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:44 (eight months ago) link

Sublime vs Smashmouth

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:44 (eight months ago) link

No idea why but 'I rushed the lady's room / Took the water from the toilet / Washed her feet and blessed her name' left an indelible mark on me.

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:45 (eight months ago) link

Silverchair vs I Mother Earth

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:45 (eight months ago) link

Smog vs The Toadies

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:45 (eight months ago) link

I guess this where I should say that, beyond Purple, I wouldn't stump for more than a couple STP/Weiland tracks, and I certainly wouldn't stump that hard.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Friday, 3 January 2020 23:37 (eight months ago) link

i think tiny music is better than purple and i find it weird that ppl don't agree

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 January 2020 23:39 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjLiO7BlpuI

this is my fuckin favorite stp song

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 January 2020 23:41 (eight months ago) link

I've listened to a couple of the post-Purple joints, Weiland's 12-Bar Blues, even the Talk Show album, and my feeling is they pretty much shot all they had that second time out.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Friday, 3 January 2020 23:43 (eight months ago) link

It's a good one, for sure.

xp

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 23:44 (eight months ago) link

I didnt like his voice as much after purple

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Friday, 3 January 2020 23:58 (eight months ago) link

Tiny Music has the best ratio of great/good non-singles.

billstevejim, Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:18 (eight months ago) link

One of my favorite 2010s songs is a non-Pollard from the double LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQzw0kn-GfU

billstevejim, Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:19 (eight months ago) link

Pollard would write a lyric with the phrase "humble kidney pie."

billstevejim, Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:20 (eight months ago) link

re: tiny music, i routinely forget how good "adhesive" is too. it sounds like a psych emo song with a trumpet solo

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 4 January 2020 03:24 (eight months ago) link

best album track on purple is "unglued" imo

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:14 (eight months ago) link

which my best friend and I loved when it first aired cos "masturbation" is the third word

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:17 (eight months ago) link

I loved "Lounge Fly", but only cos I recognized the part of the song that was used on MTV

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:18 (eight months ago) link

"Adhesive" is rad

billstevejim, Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:22 (eight months ago) link

young me had a hard time adjusting to Tiny Music's expansion into other genres and wearing more of their 70s influences on their sleeves

adult me is all about that shit. like I hated "And So I Know" with a passion then, but right now this shit makes me wanna get in a goddamn jacuzzi with a mai tai

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:22 (eight months ago) link

I love "Adhesive", it was one of the many tracks where I wondered if he sucked helium out of a balloon before recording though.

also hate the Ju-On esque "i told you five or four times" gross vocal thing at the end of "Art School Girl"

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:24 (eight months ago) link

The move toward Bowie/Zeppelin/Lennon was exactly what pulled me in.

billstevejim, Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:31 (eight months ago) link

yeah I was just spinning through Tiny Music and I really dig it much more now than I did as a kid. really let the DeLeos play to their strengths

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:34 (eight months ago) link

which my best friend and I loved when it first aired cos "masturbation" is the third word


See also Barbarella

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:00 (eight months ago) link

Barbarella is masturbation

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:03 (eight months ago) link

lol

Btw unglued is awesome and super fun to play on guitar. Same w silvergun superman.

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:09 (eight months ago) link

Kitchenware & candybars is a good tool song

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:13 (eight months ago) link

Tiny Music has the best ratio of great/good non-singles

I kinda think this might be No. 4 instead actually

PLEB AF (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:36 (eight months ago) link

Brad, just have to say real quick that I have mad respect for your musical opinions even when they diverge wildly from my own. Your enthusiasm is palpable.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:57 (eight months ago) link

huh, never read the credits for 12 bar blues before

Sheryl Crow – accordion
Brad Mehldau – piano

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 6 January 2020 18:52 (eight months ago) link

also thanks to this thread i'm listening to a ton of stp and i think i've been underrating no. 4 for ages. "down," "heaven & hot rods," "church on tuesday," "sour girl," all pretty great. lmao that "no way out" is basically a nu-metal song though

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 6 January 2020 19:02 (eight months ago) link

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

good new song, must be a Tuesday

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:12 (eight months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:01 (eight months ago) link

Shart Temple Fartlets

papa stank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:15 (eight months ago) link

KING SHIT AND THE GOLDEN BOYS vs VELVET REVOLVER

del griffith, Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:16 (eight months ago) link

voted STP to help the ratio a bit but im probably ready to do a gbv deep dive here soon.

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:40 (eight months ago) link

i think tiny music is better than purple and i find it weird that ppl don't agree


I do. Love it tons. I like both bands (for diff reasons). Gotta go w stp though. I like the sassiness.

nathom, Thursday, 9 January 2020 01:57 (eight months ago) link

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

System, Friday, 10 January 2020 00:01 (eight months ago) link

not a wide enough margin

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 10 January 2020 00:59 (eight months ago) link

STP was robbed.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 10 January 2020 01:36 (eight months ago) link

JCLC otm

The Squalls Of Hate (sleeve), Friday, 10 January 2020 01:38 (eight months ago) link

EZOTM

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Friday, 10 January 2020 01:50 (eight months ago) link

17 Inbreeder Coldfront

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:07 (eight months ago) link

Time to take ILX home

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:29 (eight months ago) link

Stone Temple Pilots: A thinkings man's Candlebox.

An Oral History of Deez Nutz (PBKR), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:33 (eight months ago) link

Lol anybody with a pulse is a thinking man's Candlebox

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:36 (eight months ago) link

this must be the poll that comes right before Led Zeppelin vs crying babies on airplanes

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:50 (eight months ago) link

Crying baby on an airplane v. Weiland's millionth rendition of the chorus on the 12" dance mix of Interstate Love Song.

An Oral History of Deez Nutz (PBKR), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:55 (eight months ago) link

Lol, I just looked up that song and it's only 2:52. I could have sworn it was close to 5 minutes.

An Oral History of Deez Nutz (PBKR), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:56 (eight months ago) link

The second album
12 gracious melodieesss

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:57 (eight months ago) link

"interstate love song"'s economy is part of why i think it's a really awesome song. two verses + two choruses + that riff

obv i do not begrudge stp haters, i've been there

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 January 2020 03:00 (eight months ago) link

they're so funny tho. look at all the good jokes.

billstevejim, Friday, 10 January 2020 04:01 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OimhTa1hoU

billstevejim, Friday, 10 January 2020 04:07 (eight months ago) link

between the start and end dates of this poll, another GBV album was announced

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 16:31 (eight months ago) link

While you wrote your post, Bob recorded seven new songs.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Friday, 10 January 2020 16:34 (eight months ago) link


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