Mega Mega Vote Thing - UNDERWORLD (Smith/Hyde) in ILM Artist Poll #102 - Campaigning, Discussion, Equivocating until 22nd May

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Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have been making music together for four decades and counting, from the Screen Gemz 7" in 1979, to the Drift box set in 2019. Most of it has been under the name Underworld, and much of Underworld's output has been lengthy compositions, often with multiple various arrangements. While you're trapped inside or working from home due to the pandemic, what better time to listen to loads of it and decide which you like best?

https://i.imgur.com/SCigMqa.jpg

In this poll, you can vote for up to SEVENTY SEVEN (77) songs, ranked in order.

You must vote for at least 13.

Once you've voted for 20 properly different songs, you can vote for variations - different mixes, recordings, uses of the same elements under different titles, and so on.

(Sometimes it's not clear what is and isn't a different piece: eligibility lists below will attempt to distinguish via bolding, for major releases*. I'll figure out how to represent them in the tally depending on whether anything gets enough votes to stand out separately.)

ANY SONG that Smith and / or Hyde have played on, performed, written or produced can be voted for. Here is a fairly exhaustive list of songs/tracks from their mainly-electronic period of 1992-2019, but if you want to vote for earlier incarnations of Underworld, or [squiggle] Freur, or side projects or soundtrack work, go ahead (and feel free to campaign below, with links).

Ranking albums is optional and fun! Minimum of 5, maximum of 15.

Send your ballots to ilxpollster [at] gmail [dot] com by midnight on FRIDAY 22nd MAY. Please arrange from your #1 picks at the top, but do not number your lists.

If anyone has a borndirty login, or has IRL/elsewhere Underworld pals, go ahead and spread the link around. The more voters, the bigger the party.

Elon's musk (sic), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:03 (three weeks ago) link

i'm not ready for this

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:16 (three weeks ago) link

I was making a single-page site with a list of songs and versions, but wordpress deleted it for inexplicable TOS reasons while I was dinking about in a table. So I'll keep this thread bumping with serialised lists, and do an all-in-one-place list somewhere after that.

*For versions, let's skip Rick's notated versions like (3 comp75 id9 a1771 aug 93a) and (a1558 nov 92b.1) from the archival box sets.

While many of the remixes credited to Underworld are largely one or two very long new compositions by Smith, we'll also leave 'em out of this poll. If this upsets anyone, we can do a sequel.

From the Riverrun period, you can vote for a whole half-hour release as a track, and/or any individual movement as a track, given that some pieces came out separately and many didn't. The three Riverruns overall count as one album for album polling purposes.

Elon's musk (sic), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:18 (three weeks ago) link

haha max ballot size of 77 this is going to be wild. i think i could manage about 40 at most but will probably end up around 25 to stay sane

to be clear is it only ballots of 20 or more can have votes for alt versions etc., or just top 20 can't have multiple alts of the same track?

ufo, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:18 (three weeks ago) link

UNDERWORLD ALBUMS:

Underneath The Radar 1988
Change The Weather 1989
Dubnobasswithmyheadman 1994
Second Toughest In The Infants 1996
Beaucoup Fish 1999
Everything Everything (live album / DVD) 2000
A Hundred Days Off 2002
Riverrun 2005-2006
Breaking And Entering: Music from the Film (Underworld and Gabriel Yared) 2006
Oblivion With Bells 2007
Sunshine: Music from the Motion Picture (John Murphy & Underworld) 2007 (rel 2008)
Barking 2010
Frankenstein: Music from the Play 2011
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future 2016
Manchester Street Poem: Installation Score 2017 (rel 2019)
Drift [Series 1] 2018-2019

If you feel strongly about a Freur LP, or a Rick Smith solo score, or a Karl Hyde & Brian Eno collabo album, fill yr silver boots in the tracks section, but I'm locking this list down.

Elon's musk (sic), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:23 (three weeks ago) link

what about Live in Tokyo 2005

ufo, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:27 (three weeks ago) link

Incidentally, the filmed versions of Frankenstein are both up for free viewing this week. Directed by Danny Boyle for the National Theatre in 2011, the leads traded roles each night. Here's Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch as the doctor, and here's the Cumbercreature version.

Elon's musk (sic), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:29 (three weeks ago) link

what about Live in Tokyo 2005

― ufo, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:27 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:32 (three weeks ago) link

aaaah wow! i know there's a list around here somewhere of upcoming polls but I'd lost track of it. I'm definitely in for this.

It's tangly though...

> While many of the remixes credited to Underworld are largely one or two very long new compositions by Smith, we'll also leave 'em out of this poll. If this upsets anyone, we can do a sequel.

So, Spoon Deep, 215 Miles, Thing in a Book... they're out? That's really odd, considering I can vote for "The Piano Song" or "Sydney Hotel Room Peal". Some or all may have seen release without the "mix" naming, if that matters. And then there's "Born Slippy", which has been the title of the big hit and its "original" instrumental song, depending on the release. Maybe your master list of songs would be good to have so we could copy and paste.

Thanks for doing this!

maffew12, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:35 (three weeks ago) link

i'm pretty sure sic means remixes of other artists

the best way to share the master list of songs would be a google docs spreadsheet imo and just inform everyone in a post if you've made any significant updates etc

ufo, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:39 (three weeks ago) link

what about Live in Tokyo 2005

nah, no recorded-and-sold-on-the-night concerts either. Everything Everything, as an album, is an elaborate studio creation mixed from live performances in a bunch of large rooms, like dubnobass is an elaborate studio creation mixed from live performances in one small room with no paying audience.

to be clear is it only ballots of 20 or more can have votes for alt versions etc., or just top 20 can't have multiple alts of the same track?

The former! If you're nerdy enough to list 20 tracks at all, you unlock the power-up of listing multiple versions. If you really want to, you can then have your entire top eight be tracks that at some point were released on a CD with the words "Dark & Long" on the spine.

I kind of assumed anyone who has that many tracks they wanted to give shine to will cluster variety at the top, but classicists can totally get 45 down on their ballot before the second album.

Elon's musk (sic), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:41 (three weeks ago) link

I think of myself as a pretty big UW fan, own many of their albums, have seen them live, but tbh there's so much I haven't heard, among soundtracks, Drift songs, mixes, etc. Pretty overwhelming. The one thing I know I absolutely have to hear before voting is Oblivion with Bells; beyond that, we'll see what I have the time for

Vinnie, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:44 (three weeks ago) link

that's the spirit!

maffew12, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:51 (three weeks ago) link

Oblivion With Bells is one of my favourite post-Beaucoup Fish albums, some real standouts like "Crocodile"/"Beautiful Burnout", "Glam Bucket" and "Best Mamgu Ever".

ufo, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:55 (three weeks ago) link

yeah I've never heard Barking or Barbara in full either iirc

i'm pretty sure sic means remixes of other artists

Yes, apologies for non-clarity there.

the best way to share the master list of songs would be a google docs spreadsheet imo and just inform everyone in a post if you've made any significant updates etc

tbh one potential benefit of serialising the lists: gives people a chance to shout at me about what is and isn't a different song if they disagree with how I've broken 'em up, before I finalise a single list

Elon's musk (sic), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:58 (three weeks ago) link

fair enough!

here's a (very possibly incomplete) list of tracks & remixes/edits that aren't available on streaming, from the period roughly from dubno through to beaucoup fish. everything else from that period seems to be available either on one of the compilations or in the deluxe editions
Minneapolis Airwaves
Why Why Why (Edit) (released on The Best of Volume Part 1, 1995)
Why Why Why (Remix) (released on Volume Eight, 1993)
Dark & Long (Spoon Deep)
Dark & Long (Dark Hard)
Cowgirl (Winjer Mix)
Born Slippy .TEL EMATIC
Pearl's Girl (Carp Dreams...Koi)
Pearl's Girl (Short)
Rowla (Extended Mix)
Juanita (Short Cut)
Moaner (Long Version) (this isn't the 10 minute version just the album version with an intro that was only on the single)
Moaner (Relentless Legs Mix)
Moaner (Short Version)
Push Upstairs (The Full Length of It)
Push Upstairs (The Large Unit)
Push Upstairs (Radio Edit)
Jumbo (Edit)
Bruce Lee (Short)
Bruce Lee (Dobropet)
King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)
King of Snake (Barking Mix)
King Of Snake (Rick's Bungalow Remix)

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:04 (three weeks ago) link

i think only frogbs will back me up in thinking oblivion with bells is their best album. idk every song hits

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:04 (three weeks ago) link

i'm glad i have some familiarity with the remixes already otherwise this would be an overwhelming listening project. expect a high placing for thing in a book

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:06 (three weeks ago) link

ELIGIBILITY LISTS

no straight 'edit's listed, votes for 'short' and '7"' mixes will be noted but count toward the song overall. track times are not definitive, and are included to help you determine which version of a track you might be thinking of.



LEMON INTERUPT / TOMATO ERA

Dirty [Lemon Interrupt 1992, re-released as Dirty Epic (Dirty Mix) by Underworld in 1994] 10:19
Dirty Guitar [Lemon Interupt 1992, re-released as Dirty Epic (Dirty Guitar Mix) by Underworld in 1994] 10:02
Dirty Epic dubnobasswithmyheadman [1994] 9:56

Minneapolis [Lemon Interupt 1992] 10:04
Minneapolis Airwaves [Lemon Interupt 1992] 3:03

Bigmouth [Lemon Interupt 1992] 10:07

Eclipse [Lemon Interupt 1992] 13:01

Mother Earth [Tomato 1992, also M.E. on dubnob 1994] 7:12
Mother Earth (FM Mix) [Tomato 1992] 5:42

The Hump (Wild Beast) [Tomato 1992] 6:26
The Hump (Groove Without A Doubt) [Tomato 1992, remixed by Stepping Razor [Rick & Darren]] 8:52

The Big Meat Show [1992 / unreleased til 2012] 9:05

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:15 (three weeks ago) link

Putting in an early shout for the Breaking and Entering soundtrack, and the songs St Pancras and Counterpoint Hang Pulse in particular. They're both beautiful, evolving ambient movements that sound great for hours at a time on repeat. Realistically don't expect either of these to place, and they shouldn't with the amount of amazing material from their studio albums, but these are exceptional pieces of music that would be help up as modern masterpieces if they had been released in the last 5 years on Erased Tapes.

Counterpoint Hang Pulse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aCHF4kXql0

St Pancras
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rIrUmfMSTg

I also think Oblivion with Bells is their best album. Love it. I wore my purple OWB tour t-shirt yesterday. Glam Bucket sounded so much bigger/better live.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:16 (three weeks ago) link

i'm not too familiar with much of the non-album stuff so i'm busy making a playlist right now. some of these tracks have quite the history - "second hand" is an edit of "thing in a book" which is a remix? of "dark & long" (but is basically entirely something new)

i do wanna rep for "i'm a big sister, and i'm a girl, and i'm a princess, and this is my horse" which i went to sleep to for a few months

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:16 (three weeks ago) link

oh Mother Earth (FM Mix) is another that's not on streaming

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:19 (three weeks ago) link

Drift and Riverrun to be ranked as albums...... i'm gonna need a spreadsheet

maffew12, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:27 (three weeks ago) link

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5qIqg9x4lKvq1DR4BKFXdX

here's an attempt at a playlist of their non-album material pre-A Hundred Days Off. a few tracks like "Ramajama" and "The Big Meat Show" were from that era though unreleased at the time. i haven't included any of the demos or jams from the deluxe editions and tried to keep the "remixes" to the Underworld-authored ones that are most distinctively different from the originals and not just extended mixes or radio edits or slightly different arrangements but please let me know if there's one i've missed that's also on streaming. i might make a youtube playlist for as much of the rest as i can find later

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:44 (three weeks ago) link

i do wanna rep for "i'm a big sister, and i'm a girl, and i'm a princess, and this is my horse" which i went to sleep to for a few months

the whole EP is great but "Wedge"/"Showlder" is really some of the most gorgeous music I've ever heard in my life

i think only frogbs will back me up in thinking oblivion with bells is their best album. idk every song hits

it's definitely in my top 3, which place I don't really know yet

imo the 3 best are dubnobass, OWB, and Drift Sampler (doesn't seem fair to rank a 6 hour release among everything else so idk yet how I'm gonna rank that) in some order

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 01:03 (three weeks ago) link

i don't really have any idea how any of the riverrun EPs are really split off beyond the few tracks they released separately

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 01:07 (three weeks ago) link

Drift and Riverrun to be ranked as albums...... i'm gonna need a spreadsheet

A three-track album that's 90 minutes long, and a fifty-ish-track one that's six hours long. Easy!

"Ramajama" and "The Big Meat Show" were from that era though unreleased at the time. i haven't included any of the demos or jams from the deluxe editions

I was counting Ramajama as one of the demos from the deluxe Fish. No other release apart from the Darren Price mix posted to Soundcloud last month, right?

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 01:31 (three weeks ago) link

idk i was counting it as different from the demos since it didn't have the same annotations in the track title, taking that to mean it was a more finished track they just never released until the BC deluxe reissue. who really knows what the distinction is though

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 01:41 (three weeks ago) link

i really don't think i'm going to get through any of the boxset jams/demos etc. unless anyone has some favourites to recommend. they really have so much out there

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:21 (three weeks ago) link

They're not eligible, so save them for later!

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:28 (three weeks ago) link

UNDERWORLD MK II ERA

Rez • [1993 12"] 9:58

Why, Why, Why • [1993 12" b-side] 12:24
Why Why Why? [Volume remix 1993] • [comp exclusive] 5:16
Why Why Why? [Volume Wasted remix 1993] • [comp exclusive] 8:20

Spikee • [1993 12"] 12:33
Dogman Go Woof • [1993 12"] 12:15

Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You • [1993 12", also on dubnob 1994] 13:10
Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You (Telegraph 16.11.92) • [1993 remix / b-side] 7:09
Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You (Jam Scraper) • [1993 remix / b-side] 9:15

Dark & Long • 7:35
Dark & Long (Hall's) • [aka 7" - remix by Steven Hall] 4:10
Dark Train • [aka Dark & Long (Dark Train)] 9:55
Dark Hard • [aka Dark & Long (Dark Hard)] 11:34
Most 'Ospitable • [aka Dark & Long (Most 'ospitable)] 5:56
Burts • [aka Dark & Long (Burts)] 8:48
215 Miles • [aka Dark & Long (215 Miles)] 20:07

Surfboy • dubnobasswithmyheadman [1994] 7:34
Spoon Deep • [aka Dark & Long (Spoon Deep) - faster remix of Surfboy, not D&L] 17:59

Thing In A Book • [aka Dark & Long (Thing In A Book), but another distinct track] 20:15
Second Hand • [reworking of Thing In A Book for Cafe Del Mar] 9:01

Spoonman • dubnobasswithmyheadman [1994] 7:42
Tongue • dubnobasswithmyheadman [1994] 4:50
River Of Bass • dubnobasswithmyheadman [1994] 6:26

Cowgirl • dubnobasswithmyheadman [1994] 8:29
Cowgirl (Irish Pub In Kyoto Mix) • [remix] 11:46
Cowgirl (Winjer Mix) • [remix, related to Underworld's remix of Lush by Orbital] 6:25

Born Slippy • [1995 single, later released as "original instrumental version"] 8:32

. NUXX • [aka Born Slippy .NUXX [various lengths inc:]] 11:46
Born Slippy NUXX (2003 12" Version) • [remix by Rick] 7:04
Born Slippy NUXX (Down Version) • [2003 ambient mix by Rick] 4:55
Slow Slippy • [2017 Trainspotting 2 restretch] 3:50
Long Slow Slippy • [2017 single restretch] 11:51

Deep Pan • [aka Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)] 9:59
.TELEMATIC • [aka Born Slippy .TEL EMATIC] 9:40

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:40 (three weeks ago) link

oh Dark & Long (215 Miles) is another missing from streaming that i forgot about.

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:54 (three weeks ago) link

UWMKII: SECOND

Juanita • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996]
Juanita (Promo Short Cut) • [1997 promo] 3:49
Kiteless • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996]
To Dream Of Love • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996]
Banstyle / Sappy's Curry • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996] 15:23
Air Towel • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996] 7:37
Airtowel A2778 Live Jam for Web Dec 2000 • [streamed 2000, released 2019] 10:20
Blueski • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996] 3:03
Stagger • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996] 7:37

Confusion The Waitress • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996] 6:47
Confusion The Waitress (Remix) • [mix by Emerson] 7:29
Mosaic • [1996 b-side related to CFW] 5:00

Rowla • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996] 6:31
Cherry Pie • [early Rowla iteration released as Pearl's b-side] 8:25
Rowla (Long Version) • [12" 1996] 8:24

Pearl's Girl • Second Toughest In The Infants [1996] 9:37
Pearl's Girl (short) • [single 1996] 4:25
Pearl's Girl (Tin There) • [1996 b-side] 8:16, also
Tin There • [various Wipeout 2097 Soundtrack edits 1996]
Pearl's Girl (14996 Version) • [1996 b-side] 9:05
Pearl's Girl (Carp Dreams... Koi) • [1996 b-side] 10:09

Oich Oich • [1996 b-side] 8:35
Deep Arch • [1996 b-side] 8:25
Puppies • [1996 b-side] 3:54

Oh • [1997 A Life Less Ordinary OST] 5:51

Moaner • [1997 Batman track / single] 10:21
Moaner (short version) • [1997 single] 4:08
Moaner (Relentless Legs Mix) • [1997 remix] 10:12
Moaner [BF album version] • [1999 edit for Beaucoup Fish] 7:41

Are You Rockstar • [broadcast on satellite 1997, on livestream 2008, exact same version released as download 2019] 4:55

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 05:08 (three weeks ago) link

i object to splitting up "Juanita : Kiteless : To Dream of Love" though, it's one big piece and i'd have a tough time telling you exactly which part is which, especially since "Juanita/Kiteless" from Everything Everything is a significant enough rearrangement.

"Cherry Pie" should have been on the album instead of "Rowla"

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 05:23 (three weeks ago) link

but like... what a track "Juanita : Kiteless : To Dream of Love" is. i think Second Toughest is a little inconsistent as an album but it hardly matters when it opens with that followed by another 15 minute epic.

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 05:26 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, I only tweaked that yesterday (after poking at this for months) bcz the single "Juanita" version exists, and the titling of J : K : TDOL vs Banstyle/Sappy's convinced me that the band intended the two suites to read as 1. three pieces or movements, vs 2. two versions of a piece. If folks vote for it as one piece, I'll reflect that in the tally.

Tin There is totally a version of Pearls (or at least wholly derived from that drum pattern), but so many people came to the band via Wipeout that I wanted to honour its other life.

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 05:52 (three weeks ago) link

wow "Thing in a Book" rules

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 08:00 (three weeks ago) link

it does!

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 08:17 (three weeks ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxWLJazbXOaluH99S3_FgWInzNemME8RN

and here is a youtube playlist of every track through Beaucoup Fish that's missing from streaming, including radio edits etc.

the only ones that aren't even on youtube are the following:
Why Why Why (Remix) (from Wasted, The Best of Volume Part 1, 1995)
Push Upstairs (Radio Edit)
King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix) (there's a shorter version cut out of someone's dj mix but nothing else)

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 09:29 (three weeks ago) link

UWmkII: more, finish

Push Upstairs (The Full Length Of It) • [1998 single] 6:10
Push Upstairs [album version] • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 4:34
Push Upstairs (The Large Unit) • [1998 remix] 5:39
Push Downstairs • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 6:04

King Of Snake (original version) • [1999 single] 8:55
King Of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix) • [1999 remix] 3:54
King Of Snake (Barking Mix) • [1999 remix] 3:56
King Of Snake (Rickʼs Bungalow Mix) • [1999 remix] 8:48
Shudder / King Of Snake [album version] • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 9:32


Cups • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 11:45
Winjer • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 4:29
Skym • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 4:09
Kittens • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 7:31
Something Like A Mama • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 6:38

Bruce Lee • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 4:42
Bruce Lee (Short) • [1999 single] 2:58
Bruce Lee (Dobropet) • [1999 remix] 4:11

Jumbo • Beaucoup Fish [1999] 6:58
Jumbo [extended anthology version] • [comp exclusive] 9:12

Please Help Me • [1999 b-side] 7:35

8 Ball • [2000 The Beach OST] 8:55

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 10:59 (three weeks ago) link

good morning

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 18:40 (three weeks ago) link

you bring light in

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 19:11 (three weeks ago) link

UNDERWORLD MK III ERA

Two Months Off • [2002 single & A Hundred Days Off] 9:08


Dinosaur Adventure 3D • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 7:56
Dinosaur Adventure 3D (R.C.M. Version) • [2003 remix] 8:09

Twist • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 6:24
Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7) • [rehearsal version of live arrangement recorded 2005, released 2019] 10:46

Mo Move • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 6:54
Sola Sistim • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 6:26
Little Speaker • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 8:38
Trim • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 3:23
Ess Gee • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 2:22
Ballet Lane • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 3:39
Luetin • A Hundred Days Off [2002] 7:00

Tiny Clicks • [2002 b-side] 2:16
Headset • [2002 b-side] 5:59
Like A Swimmer • [2003 b-side] 5:26
Ansum • [2003 b-side] 16:17

020202 (Old Mix) • [2002 track, released 2008] 6:04
020202 (New Mix) • [remix released 2008] 6:35

Biro The Leggy (Romford Dub) • [performed live from 2000, on broadcasts from 2004, Romford Dub version recorded 2006 & released as download 2019] 9:43

Small Conker And A Twix • [performed live over many years (& included as part of You Do Scribble on Live In Tokyo), released as download 2019] 5:17



Riverrun 1: Lovely Broken Thing [2005]
JAL To Tokyo
Billy Goat
Peggy Sussed
Dub Shepherd
Lenny Penne
Monkey Wink
Witness

Riverrun 2: Pizza For Eggs [2005]
Food a Ready
Back in the Fears
Vanilla Monkey - Flatz
Ancient Phat Farm Coat
Play Pig

Riverrun 3: I'm a Big Sister, and I'm a Girl, and I'm a Princess, and This Is My Horse [2006]
Peach Tree
Mowed Path
Showlder
Wedge
11 Hundred Hz

various other versions exist of many Riverrun tracks




Crocodile • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 6:32
Beautiful Burnout • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 8:11
Holding the Moth • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 5:31
Ring Road • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 4:33
Glam Bucket • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 5:48
Boy, Boy, Boy • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 6:07
Cuddle Bunny vs The Celtic Villages • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 2:24
Faxed Invitation • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 4:46
Good Morning Cockerel • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 2:30
Best Mamgu Ever • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 9:12


To Heal • Oblivion With Bells [2007] 2:38
To Heal (And Restore Broken Bodies) • [2008 Songs For Tibet exclusive] 4:59

Loads Of Birds • [Japanese exclusive 2007] 5:30

Sydney Hotel Room Peal • [2006, released as download 2019] [credited as 2008 in notes, but appears to have been slowed down to turn into Primrose Hill from Breaking & Entering OST (2006)] 14:13

Phonestrap 1 • Phonestrap [2008] 1:59
Phonestrap 2 • Phonestrap [2008] 2:02
Phonestrap 3 • Phonestrap [2008] 2:02
Phonestrap 4 • Phonestrap [2008] 2:31
Phonestrap 5 • Phonestrap [2008] 2:16
Phonestrap 6 / Autotrader 4 • Phonestrap [2008] 7:10

Parc • [from The Bells The Bells, 2008 Japanese exclusive comp - live versions titled Darc also released] 4:17

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 19:15 (three weeks ago) link

totally recommend "Parc" if you haven't heard it, one of their best B-sides. kinda surprised it didn't made OWB

that said I feel like it was maybe never finished

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 20:44 (three weeks ago) link

Pearl's Girl (Tin There) • [1996 b-side] 8:16, also
Tin There • [various Wipeout 2097 Soundtrack edits 1996][i]

Going to stunt for the latter of these two. It's much less blown out, but I dig its strict crescendo-decrescendo symmetry better than the [i]Pearls Girl version's variations.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 20:50 (three weeks ago) link

that said I feel like it was maybe never finished

yeah, even Parc (made for a Japanese radio station, first broadcast May 2008) is remixed from this live performance of Darc in July 2005. They may have never even tried to do a studio version per se, and almost certainly weren't still working on it by the time of recording Oblivion.

Elon's musk (sic), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 21:22 (three weeks ago) link

The notes on Sydney Hotel Room Peal:

‘I remember when Rick first sent me this piece he’d written in his hotel room in Sydney back in 2008 (I seem to remember him taking his laptop into the fire-exit stairwell to listen to the natural reverb and getting very excited...). For many many years, it was my go-to piece for combating my insomnia. It was only this weekend, when I was talking to Rick about the track that I realised that was precisely what he wrote it for.’ (Mike Gillespie - UW manager)

Elon's musk (sic), Thursday, 7 May 2020 00:03 (two weeks ago) link

maybe Primrose came first?

....

Just cuz they haven't been mentioned a lot yet.... Second Toughest and Barbara Barbara are going to be high on my ballot!

maffew12, Thursday, 7 May 2020 00:58 (two weeks ago) link

https://youtu.be/4izZYfo58-E

anyone new to Barbara, check the full version (and whole album) if this single edit does anything for you. I remember fans being pretty divided when this hit. I just loved it. Remember just being amazed they still had new directions left in them......... and then Drift!

maffew12, Thursday, 7 May 2020 01:00 (two weeks ago) link

wow "Mother Earth (FM Mix)" is fantastic, love that melancholy sax intro. significantly better than the album version

ufo, Thursday, 7 May 2020 01:00 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, Sunday night is the mushy extension for all, though I’ll start sifting the received ballots tonight

Bleeqwot (sic), Friday, 22 May 2020 21:11 (five days ago) link

xp no prob

Bleeqwot (sic), Friday, 22 May 2020 21:12 (five days ago) link

Ta

or something, Friday, 22 May 2020 21:16 (five days ago) link

I took a read of the Electronic Sound piece from 2018 that was issued with those two songs on a 45 (sounds like you did too)

funny, that's a total coincidence! just happened upon those two tracks in a final run-through of b-sides.

cheek, Friday, 22 May 2020 21:45 (five days ago) link

Too funny. I saw a post about it on the Facebook Drift group today so I went and read it. In the piece, they're just about to release Brilliant Yes That Would Be as sort of a one-off... I say sort of because it doesn't really sound like they know what the hell the plan is on "World of Underworld"... Spotify playlists mainly? Karl is "bemused". Then Drift happened.

maffew12, Friday, 22 May 2020 21:53 (five days ago) link

Fifteen ballots in so far - would any diligent voters like a two-hour best-of the Oblivion tour as a reward?

Bleeqwot (sic), Friday, 22 May 2020 22:38 (five days ago) link

uhhh hell yeah?

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 22 May 2020 22:42 (five days ago) link

Another five ballots and you can have a different, two-and-a-half hour best-of: 50% different versions, 50% songs that aren't on this one.

Bleeqwot (sic), Saturday, 23 May 2020 02:18 (four days ago) link

aw man should i have voted for “confusion the waitress”

this is the curse of underworld live versions, them rethinking their catalog makes *you* rethink their catalog

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 May 2020 04:32 (four days ago) link

yeah, I probably wouldn't have thought to have "Little Speaker" on my ballot if not for that!

maffew12, Saturday, 23 May 2020 11:48 (four days ago) link

vibe i'm getting from this "best of the bells tour" comp is that the london roundhouse 29/02/08 show was a real banger

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:30 (four days ago) link

saving the live gigs for post voting

I've now listened to over 1,000 UW tracks the last few weeks and fallen in love with this amazing band all over again

groovypanda, Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:21 (four days ago) link

special to Will M. - contains a live Phonestrap 6 / Autotrader 4

― Bleeqwot (sic), Friday, May 22, 2020 6:49 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

WOW thank you! I can't wait to check this out :)

Also I'd like to give an early TOO LOW to Moaner, because I was listening to it (like 6 times in a row) last night and I'm pretty sure I ranked it too low on my ballot. And it was at or around the top 10!

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Saturday, 23 May 2020 22:04 (four days ago) link

Setlist.fm says it's the only time they played it!

my "mixes and reworks" compilation goes from the Relentless Legs mix of Moaner into the Barking mix of KOS, which is

https://discordemoji.com/assets/emoji/6758_Chef_Kiss.png

I guess they were in a rough time around then, almost breaking up around the Olympics (I'm not sure Karl worked on that stuff at all?).

Karl wrote some lyrics for Caliban's Dream, but may not have been involved in anything else? whereas Rick had to subcontract High Contrast to handle the less-involved athletes' march half of the event, and was hospitalised from exhaustion within hours of the ceremony

just listen/watched one of the five times they ever played And I Will Kiss (across two months in 2018), and Rick gives Karl a tetchy "not now!" wave away Karl starts to fiddle with his effects desk and double the choral part

Bleeqwot (sic), Saturday, 23 May 2020 23:00 (four days ago) link

Also I'd like to give an early TOO LOW to Moaner, because I was listening to it (like 6 times in a row) last night and I'm pretty sure I ranked it too low on my ballot. And it was at or around the top 10!

Ha. I clumsily mentioned Moaner the other night when I was ranking my ballot. I was surprised at myself not ranking it at all. I do love Moaner. Top 100 track for sure! It was their newest single when I got into the band. This is going to sound ridiculous probably... but just looking at the entirety of their work to this point, it feels so completely out-done in every aspect. Moaner throws absolutely everything at the wall and I just think it sounds kinda goofy right now. At the time it was the perfect thing in their catalogue for closing shows. But now they have handfuls of bangers, euphoric songs, scary songs, ranty songs, whatever. Moaner seems to be doing all of these things at once.... and it deserves so much credit for not falling to pieces entirely.

But maybe I was unfair.

... Early TOO LOW for "Jumbo" here.

maffew12, Saturday, 23 May 2020 23:49 (four days ago) link

Good news, guys, I finally found a rip of the Australia-only "Extasy Pass" 1989 12" B-side mix of Thrash, so can really crack on with trimming my list down now

Bleeqwot (sic), Saturday, 23 May 2020 23:57 (four days ago) link

lol.. hey what is the total number of tracks?

maffew12, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:01 (three days ago) link

Moaner throws absolutely everything at the wall and I just think it sounds kinda goofy right now.

see this might be why i rank it -- i love goofy!! LOVE WALKS WITH A BOYFRIEND THE CITY LOVES A BOYFRIEND

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:02 (three days ago) link

i have already pre-written so many little blurbs for when songs place lol i am so excited

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:06 (three days ago) link

so pumped (ノ≧∇≦)ノ ミ ┸━┸

guess I've got "I exhale" covering my wacky vibe for the top 10 (ノ≧∇≦)ノ ミ ┸━┸

people write blurbs in advance? I'll just be here yelling "too low!" when I can

when are results?

maffew12, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:09 (three days ago) link

i don't think most people do i just didnt wanna forget my thoughts while i was ranking stuff!!

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:12 (three days ago) link

lol i exhale is INCREDIBLY high on my list. maybe too high. it's REALLY high

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:12 (three days ago) link

can we please see everybody's ballots

maffew12, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:13 (three days ago) link

show me everyone's ballots, you said,
but all i could see was doris day's

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:19 (three days ago) link

maybe the real World of Underworld... is every single one of those ballots

maffew12, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:21 (three days ago) link

lol.. hey what is the total number of tracks?

Voted for? Dunno until all the ballots are in. In the rollout? Dunno until all the ballots are tallied (and WILL NOT TELL until the results thread!)


when are results?

June!

Bleeqwot (sic), Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:44 (three days ago) link

sent in 77 to help reach the next-five mark. only easy choices were the top & bottom 2

i added "confusion the waitress" to mine after hearing that recording lol

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 24 May 2020 11:34 (three days ago) link

Voted!

That was tough (but fun)

groovypanda, Sunday, 24 May 2020 13:00 (three days ago) link

with my own finished-at-6am ballot, that's another five, so here's another Obliviobestof (NB: the last two tracks are mistitled as 29/2, should be the 28th)


Still looking forward to getting ballots from Eric H and Tim F today - anyone else racing to the extended deadline? (Dan?)

Bleeqwot (sic), Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:03 (three days ago) link

I'll try to send one this evening

last updated a group of five done twelve times ago (geoffreyess), Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:12 (three days ago) link

The more the merrier.

Bleeqwot (sic), Sunday, 24 May 2020 20:06 (three days ago) link

thanks sic, grabbed both these compilations for sometime. I may listen to all of the shows first. These look like parts 6 and 9 of something?? What you up to? Smooth editing.

Today I played a bit of "Bootleg Babies", a fan made alternative to "Everything Everything" that was put out on the old Underworld fan site way back when. Had to resort to S0ulseek surprisingly. Can upload to web if anyone likes. (um... if we get 10 more ballots!?)

maffew12, Sunday, 24 May 2020 20:14 (three days ago) link

Bootleg Babies is great. Think it was an RTSR project with input from lots of us on the old dirty.org forums about which live performances to choose.

Still got my original CD copy somewhere

groovypanda, Sunday, 24 May 2020 20:46 (three days ago) link

Realized I never actually voted in this, slapped together a ballot and sent it in

(so serious) (DJP), Sunday, 24 May 2020 23:51 (three days ago) link

Eriiiiic!

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 25 May 2020 03:17 (two days ago) link

also frogbs check yr email

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 25 May 2020 21:22 (two days ago) link

lol.. hey what is the total number of tracks?

exact numbers are squishy what w/ different versions, but we have votes for over 200 titles

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 25 May 2020 22:00 (two days ago) link

Wow, nice! I was wondering how many total songs were eligible... but I realize that's really fuzzy. I just took your big list and cut out all the remixes (the ones that aren't new or practically new songs) and instrumentals and stuff, and I got 205. Doesn't count all the other stuff that's eligible like movie soundtrack tracks (I put in 2) and Freur/early Underworld, etc.

maffew12, Monday, 25 May 2020 23:57 (two days ago) link

you are using my worlds, check your email :)

Bleeqwot (sic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:15 (yesterday) link

Sorted

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:56 (yesterday) link

Slamming a ballot together.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:08 (yesterday) link

not a big enough fan to vote, but I hope Stagger does well. I love that one

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:24 (fifteen hours ago) link

Should have titled it Colonel Sanders Fingers

frogbs, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:28 (fifteen hours ago) link

#72 here. Now feeling great shame.

maffew12, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:41 (fifteen hours ago) link

imo no such thing as 'not a big enough fan' for these things

maffew12, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:42 (fifteen hours ago) link

I could name you 5 of their songs and you have to submit 13

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:04 (fifteen hours ago) link

my goodness you're not a fan at all :D

it's a reasonable cutoff I guess!

maffew12, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:10 (fifteen hours ago) link

incidentally what are your 5? that's interesting cuz you like Stagger

#showmetheballots

maffew12, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:11 (fifteen hours ago) link

#72 here. Now feeling great shame

and so you should. top 15 on mine

groovypanda, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 05:56 (ten hours ago) link


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