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 (four months ago) link

i'm not ready for this

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

what about Live in Tokyo 2005

ufo, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:27 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

that's the spirit!

maffew12, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:51 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

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

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:19 (four months ago) link

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

maffew12, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 00:27 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

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

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

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

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:54 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

wow "Thing in a Book" rules

ufo, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 08:00 (four months ago) link

it does!

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

good morning

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

you bring light in

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

:D

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:48 (three months ago) link

(to be clear im happy w results whenever you're ready, neither want you to rush nor wait longer than you want to, i'll be pumped no matter when)

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:48 (three months ago) link

hack the ballot box Will, release them all!

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:49 (three months ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/5YJKvHN/karl-fistpump.gif

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:54 (three months ago) link

poetic interlude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJY9ymKzDnY

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:59 (three months ago) link

i'll use my backdoor to install a KEYSTROKE LOGGER LOGGER LOGGER

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:03 (three months ago) link

close thread! close thread!

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:04 (three months ago) link

Will is the doctor.

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:05 (three months ago) link

Please report to the dancefloor.

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:07 (three months ago) link

In case anyone really did only want to know the top 77, that's starting today.

(btw, if anyone's off-board friendly with still-somewhat-around UW enthusiasts who don't ILM anymore, like roxy and Tombot, please to let 'em know, if they'd be interested)

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:25 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

ROUND TWO

Rank your favourite remixes by Underworld, 1992-97. Minimum ten on a ballot, maximum of 42.

Send your ballots to ilxpollster (at) gmail (dottt) com by midnight on FRIDAY the 10th of JULY. Please arrange from your #1 picks at the top, but do not number your lists.

Here is a list of examples that you might consider:

1992 - 108 Grand -- Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Strutt Remix) [eng Rick, gtr Karl] 7:54
1992 - 108 Grand -- Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Underworld Remix) [eng Rick, gtr Karl] 9:44
1992 - Eagles Prey -- Tonto's Drum (Darren Emerson Remix) [eng Rick, gtr Karl] 11:20
1992 - Leftfield -- Song Of Life (Steppin' Razor Mix) 8:16
1992 - Leftfield -- Song Of Life (The Lemon Interrupt Mix) 10:09
1992 - Trinity -- So Real (Surreal Mix by Steppin' Razor) 4:41
1992 - Trinity -- So Real (More Real Mix by Steppin' Razor) 8:26
1992 - Simply Red -- Thrill Me (Steppin' Razor Mix) 6:37
1992 - Simply Red -- Thrill Me (Steppin' Razor Ambient Mix) 5:14
1992 - Simply Red -- Thrill Me (Steppin' Razor Ambient Instrumental) 13:20
1992 - Shakespear's Sister -- Black Sky (Dub Extravaganza Part One) [remixed by Darren & Rick] 5:54
1992 - Shakespear's Sister -- Black Sky (Dub Extravaganza Part Two) [remixed by Darren & Rick] 10:32
1993 - Spooky -- Schmoo (Steppin Razor Mix) 6:42
1993 - Spooky -- Schmoo (Underworld Mix) 8:33
1993 - Bjork -- Human Behaviour (Underworld Mix 110 bpm) 12:06
1993 - Björk -- Human Behaviour - The Underworld Dub (1) 125bpm 10:47
1993 - Björk -- Human Behaviour - The Underworld Dub (2) 125bpm 7:53
1993 - Drum Club -- Sound System (Underworld Mix) 11:42
1993 - Mental Generation -- Cafe Del Mar (Underworld Mix) [gtr Karl] 7:35
1993 - Mental Generation -- Cafe Del Mar (Underworld Dub Heaven Mix) 12:20
1993 - Mental Generation -- Cafe Del Mar (Underworld Mix Three) ["Hip Hop Mix"] 13:44
1993 - One Dove -- Why Don't You Take Me (Underworld Remix) 10:59
1993 - One Dove -- Why Don't You Take Me (Underworld Up 2 Down Remix) 14:58
1993 - Orbital -- Lush 3-3 (Underworld) 13:00
1993 - William Orbit -- Water From A Vine Leaf (Underwater Mix Part 1) [by Darren & Rick] 12:14
1993 - William Orbit -- Water From A Vine Leaf (Underwater Mix Part 2) [by Darren & Rick] 11:49
1993 - Spooky -- Schmoo Dub [remixed by D. Emerson & R. Smith] 5:58
1994 - Sven Väth -- Harlequin - The Beauty & The Beast (Underworld Remix) 13:04
1994 - Sven Väth -- Harlequin - The Beauty & The Beast (Underworld's Alternative Remix) 12:37
1995 - The Chemical Brothers -- Leave Home (Underworld Mix One) 8:53
1995 - The Chemical Brothers -- Leave Home (Underworld Mix Two) 6:48
1995 - Dreadzone -- Zion Youth (Underworld Mix) 10:00
1995 - Dreadzone -- Zion Youth (Underworld Dub Mix II) 7:25
1995 - Front 242 -- Happiness (Dance Mix By Underworld) 10:19
1995 - Front 242 -- Happiness (Dub Mix By Underworld) 6:11
1995 - Model 500 -- The Flow (Underworld MK.1 Mix) 8:42
1995 - Model 500 -- The Flow (Underworld MK.2 Mix) 7:29
1995 - Saint Etienne -- Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Mix) [by Rick] 14:31
1997 - Depeche Mode -- Barrel Of A Gun (Underworld Hard Mix) 9:38
1997 - Depeche Mode -- Barrel Of A Gun (Underworld Soft Mix) 6:29
1997 - Goldie & Rob Playford -- The Shadow (Process Mix) [by Rick for Underworld, add'l by Rob] 8:52
1997 - Goldie & Rob Playford -- The Shadow (Bing Here Mix) [by Rick for Underworld] 8:32

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Friday, 26 June 2020 00:31 (two months ago) link

oh yeah that's the stuff

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 June 2020 00:40 (two months ago) link

the real stuff

cheek, Friday, 26 June 2020 01:41 (two months ago) link

Fuck yeah!

chonky floof (groovypanda), Friday, 26 June 2020 10:20 (two months ago) link

editorial note

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Saturday, 27 June 2020 04:17 (two months ago) link

Thanks sic!

I’m gonna give a shout out to the Up 2 Down remix of Why Don’t you take me, which sounds like an outtake from the Dark and Long ep. I’m pretty sure it incorporates elements of Spoon Deep

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 27 June 2020 13:29 (two months ago) link

Also as an aside, seems like in the age of streaming when you get paid per play more and more remixes are only 5 minutes long. Underworld demonstrate that 15 minute remixes rule

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 27 June 2020 13:31 (two months ago) link

Yeah, I noticed Max Richter has split his (admittedly 8 hour long) Sleep album into 204 tracks on Spotify and was wondering if that was for play count reasons

chonky floof (groovypanda), Saturday, 27 June 2020 17:22 (two months ago) link

Nice collection, sic. I threw out most of what I had cobbled together. Only things I had that you didn't:

David Lynch - Good Day Today (Underworld Classic Remix)
Manic Street Preachers - William's Last Words (Underworld Remix)
Paul Oakenfold and Spitfire - Feed Your Mind (Underworld Remix)

are those eligible? How about "Baby Wants to Ride"?

maf you one two (maffew12), Sunday, 28 June 2020 16:01 (two months ago) link

my bad, poll is for 92-97!

maf you one two (maffew12), Sunday, 28 June 2020 16:06 (two months ago) link

Are all the tracks being kept separate in this one sic?

As there's a much smaller pool seems it would be a big advantage to the songs that have 2 or 3 UW remixes if those votes were combined.

chonky floof (groovypanda), Sunday, 28 June 2020 17:41 (two months ago) link

Baby Wants To Ride, Good Day Today and William's Last Words are covers and were in the last poll!

Yeah, keeping everything separate. I'm sure we'll have a much smaller voter pool too :)

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Sunday, 28 June 2020 19:38 (two months ago) link

Also, do you just need the track & remix name on the ballot or should we also include the artist?

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 29 June 2020 09:36 (two months ago) link

copying and pasting from the above would be extremely helpful!

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Monday, 29 June 2020 20:46 (two months ago) link

Will do.

And for clarification, I think for Cafe Del Mar it's:

Underworld Dub Heaven Mix 12:20
Underworld Mix Three 13:45
Underworld Mix 10:03

The 7:35 one is the Hip Hop mix (with the spoken vocals) and as far as I know nothing to do with UW?

chonky floof (groovypanda), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:53 (two months ago) link

^ the Rosetta Stone! thanking you

time is running out to retweet boing.gif (sic), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:16 (two months ago) link

The confusion arose because on the UK CD single the tracks were not only mislabeled but also in the wrong order (track 2 was actually the Hip Hop mix for example) and then with the advent of P2P sharing those errors spread far and wide (and are still incorrect on many soulseek results even today)

https://img.discogs.com/1WTN2ABoiV2xeF6QSFO5ldKnZeU=/fit-in/600x506/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-279397-1551019400-5840.jpeg.jpg

chonky floof (groovypanda), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:50 (two months ago) link

Are there any other eligible tracks outside of the 42 above?

Emerson did a few Underwater ones in 96 (so not really UW) but there's the Massive Attack one from 97 which was listed as "Darren Emerson for Underworld Mix"

chonky floof (groovypanda), Saturday, 4 July 2020 15:48 (two months ago) link

I included Rick's and Emerson's solo remixes, and Karl &/or Rick's outside-Underworld guest spots, in the zip files in the other thread (which had a two-week expiry, so might be gone by now). Anything anyone cares to vote for is fine, but I figure these as the ~canonical~ '90s Underworld remixes.

bat ain't Thad (sic), Sunday, 5 July 2020 11:21 (two months ago) link

oh boy! i've been a little off ilx for the past week due to "trying to actually focus on work" reasons so i haven't' hopped back on this thread but i will try to listen to some remixes and put together a ballot this week! 10th of july should be totally doable, i'll just pick a day and give a 1 or 0 to every track then relisten to the 1s and rank em. A LITTLE GLIMPSE INTO MY PROCESS 4 U

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 02:21 (two months ago) link

One ballot received!

bat ain't Thad (sic), Friday, 10 July 2020 10:01 (two months ago) link

Lol

Planning on sending mine in later

chonky floof (groovypanda), Friday, 10 July 2020 10:24 (two months ago) link

aaaaah midnight what timezone? I should manage.. I've listened to it all at least once, I'll go back through later on.

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 10 July 2020 11:33 (two months ago) link

Also sic, do you want the full text copied from your list (ie including year of release and track length) or just the artist and track name bit?

chonky floof (groovypanda), Friday, 10 July 2020 12:03 (two months ago) link

copying the whole thing is easier for you folks so go with that!

it can be a loose, rolling midnight, but I'll consider it a wild success if five people bother to vote tbh

bat ain't Thad (sic), Friday, 10 July 2020 19:15 (two months ago) link

we have now received: two ballots

bat ain't Thad (sic), Sunday, 12 July 2020 19:54 (two months ago) link

moderate success

maf you one two (maffew12), Sunday, 12 July 2020 21:14 (two months ago) link

looking forward to the rollout

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 13 July 2020 08:40 (two months ago) link

Any chance groovyp, Brad, cheek or Will (or anyone else who asked for a remix poll ahead of time) can get a rough ballot done in the next day?

bat ain't Thad (sic), Monday, 13 July 2020 20:04 (two months ago) link

yeah unfortunately it will prob not happen

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 13 July 2020 20:07 (two months ago) link

Is mine not one of the two then (as I emailed it on Friday)?

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 13 July 2020 21:02 (two months ago) link

oh whoops three ballots! most of the voters have the same first name

gissa top ten Brad :)

bat ain't Thad (sic), Monday, 13 July 2020 23:08 (two months ago) link

heckit, I'll make the deadline this Friday if that helps, it's not like anyone's really clamouring for the rollout (and it'll be quick & easy to tally)

bat ain't Thad (sic), Monday, 13 July 2020 23:09 (two months ago) link

funny. usually my given name of Groovy Will makes me pretty inconspicuous.

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 13 July 2020 23:15 (two months ago) link

ack sorry! i have been spending as little time as possible in front of the computer lately due to the heat so i completely shat the bed on this. D:

i could hack something together for friday for sure! (i know i said that last time but it's not as hot now)

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Monday, 13 July 2020 23:30 (two months ago) link

bumpin bumpin

bat ain't Thad (sic), Saturday, 18 July 2020 00:52 (two months ago) link

here's the in-ear monitor cues the performers were receiving at the end of And I Will Kiss

bat ain't Thad (sic), Saturday, 18 July 2020 11:01 (two months ago) link

results tomorrow!

Steppin' RZA (sic), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:07 (one month ago) link

Huzzah!

chonky floof (groovypanda), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 07:19 (one month ago) link


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