Bee Thousand poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Tractor Rape Chain 8
Echos Myron 7
Gold Star for Robot Boy 5
Buzzards and Dreadful Crows 4
The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory 4
I Am a Scientist 3
Kicker of Elves 3
Smothered in Hugs 3
Queen of Cans and Jars 2
Peep-Hole 1
Hot Freaks 1
Hardcore UFOs 1
Demons Are Real 0
Esther's Day 0
Her Psychology Today 0
A Big Fan of the Pigpen 0
Mincer Ray 0
Awful Bliss 0
Yours to Keep 0
You're Not An Airplane0


ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 06:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Tractor Rape Chain, duh.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 06:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I couldn't find a thread for this album and it's just about the closest thing I have to a "desert island album", so I'm interested to hear ILM's take on it. Does it still hold up against Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, There's Nothing Wrong With Love and all those other indie pseudo-classics from around the same time? Is it better than Alien Lanes? Is the intentional sabotage of the recordings really that important to the overall effect of the album? (Except for Vampire on Titus, none of their albums prior to this one sounded quite this mutilated). I'd answer yes to all of these but I'm curious what those who aren't hopelessly fascinated by this album have to say.

I'm placing my vote for "Peep-Hole"

I'm looking inside your brain
and Christ it's a cluttered mess
I love you I must confess

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 06:18 (thirteen years ago) link

smothered in fucken hugs

electricsound, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 06:21 (thirteen years ago) link

"Hot Freaks!" uhhh, I mean "Tractor Rape Chain!" No, I mean "Mincer Ray!"

Does it still hold up against Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, There's Nothing Wrong With Love and all those other indie pseudo-classics from around the same time?

Yes. Those albums are also good, but B1000 is better.

Is it better than Alien Lanes?

It's tied with Alien Lanes. In a pinch I'd pick Alien lanes because there is so much more of it.

Is the intentional sabotage of the recordings really that important to the overall effect of the album?

Anyone who says yes is a dweeb.

I actually voted for "Hot Freaks."

Some college friends had a short-lived band called Thigh Man. When I said, "ah a 'Hot Freaks' reference, eh?" the bassist nudged the drummer hard and emphatically said "SEE???" I guess their girlfriends and co-workers weren't making the obvious connection (hardy har har).

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 08:07 (thirteen years ago) link

"Gold Star For Robot Boy," but only because I forgot "Tractor Rape Chain" was on this.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 17:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Yours to Keep ----->Echos Myron

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 17:35 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm finding this pretty impossible

da croupier, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 17:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Mostly stuck between "Echoes" and "I Am A Scientist"

da croupier, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 17:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Queen of Cans and Jars

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 17:37 (thirteen years ago) link

there should be a SIDE ONE or SIDE TWO option

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 17:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Buzzards and Dreadful Crows is my choice.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 18:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh jesus man. Why don't you just force me to pick which of the life-sustaining breaths I've taken is my favorite.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 18:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Hard one, but "Echos" beats "Gold Star" by virtue of the last "something like that."

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 17 October 2007 19:22 (thirteen years ago) link

tractor rape chain

Zeno, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:05 (thirteen years ago) link

If we were going by sides, Side One would win this.
At least, I would choose it.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:12 (thirteen years ago) link

KICKER OF ELVES U TWERPS.

ian, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:20 (thirteen years ago) link

SO HARD. oh wait this is not a pet shop boys poll so I choose Demons Are Real.

wanko ergo sum, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I am a Scientist: Pop genius beamed down from some other planet.

Emily S., Wednesday, 17 October 2007 23:09 (thirteen years ago) link

robot boy

M@tt He1ges0n, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I like to imagine a world (possibly a much better one) where the only marker that Guided by Voices existed is the track Hot Freaks, which can only be found on some version of Nuggets released in the year 2055. Little is known about this garage band from Ohio, and no recording information is available. This song was the b-side of their only single, of which only 2 copies are known to exist.

dlp9001, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 23:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

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

ILX System, Thursday, 25 October 2007 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB91xOkn3b4

k3vin k., Sunday, 25 October 2009 03:51 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZveDF0Biv7Y&feature=related

k3vin k., Sunday, 25 October 2009 03:52 (eleven years ago) link

Missed this, but that ringing open string on robot boy...

That song would have got my vote

Fer Ark, Sunday, 25 October 2009 21:12 (eleven years ago) link

I wanna know who the other people are that voted for 'Smothered in Hugs'. You are my best friends for life

What the hell is hamster love (CaptainLorax), Sunday, 25 October 2009 21:14 (eleven years ago) link

too bad this poll didn't take place a few years earlier so we could have had dozens of posts about how much people hated gbv

velko, Sunday, 25 October 2009 21:18 (eleven years ago) link

such a shame the tobin songs didnt get votes

k3vin k., Sunday, 25 October 2009 21:37 (eleven years ago) link

hi lorax

i was one

undergrad lovers (electricsound), Sunday, 25 October 2009 22:36 (eleven years ago) link

I like Tobin's songs on Alien Lanes a lot more than the ones on Bee Thousand.
Especially "Little Whirl."

Trip Maker, Sunday, 25 October 2009 23:59 (eleven years ago) link

Hardcore UFOs is one of those GBV songs that is like A+++ best song ever if it gets in yr head but the recorded version is kind of disappointing to listen to (see also Teenage FBI and probably 6000 cooler more obscure picks that I can't remember now). Should still have got more than one vote, but I realise there was plenty of other awesome to vote for here.

I am sitting here staring at a 2-year-old poll going "oh! it's THAT one... no, it's THAT one... oh no way, it's gotta be...", which is maybe not the best use of a Monday morning, but hey.

ein fisch schwimmt im wasser · fisch im wasser durstig (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 26 October 2009 09:39 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

I am a Scientist: Pop genius beamed down from some other planet.

― Emily S.

Moka, Wednesday, 9 March 2011 22:50 (ten years ago) link

I think that describes the entire album.

The 'Directors Cut' version of BT is a true, modern psychedelic joy.

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 10 March 2011 13:31 (ten years ago) link

seven years pass...

in the first place
it's probably just paranoia

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 12 October 2018 00:21 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Her psychology today
Is
To play the crying game

calstars, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 23:38 (one week ago) link

love the stop-starty drums during that part

brimstead, Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:27 (one week ago) link

And he tells you of the dreamers
But he's cracked up like the road
And he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load
And we're finally here and shit yeah it's cool
And shouldn't it be - or something like that

...

GUITAR

Mule, Thursday, 29 April 2021 15:20 (one week ago) link

Every time I saw GBV in Philly he always played Echoes Myron because of the Liberty Bell line and everyone would go apeshit like it was an Eagles game.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Thursday, 29 April 2021 19:02 (one week ago) link

Which is probably 5-6 times.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Thursday, 29 April 2021 19:02 (one week ago) link

I just got suitcase 4 a few weeks ago and it’s pretty cool to hear a lot of these songs in their embryonic form. Some of them are kinda more straight forward than what they became eg “walls and windows” compared to “hardcore ufos”.

brimstead, Thursday, 29 April 2021 19:41 (one week ago) link


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