Primitive Radio Gods vs. White Town

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Bands that are dudes in bedrooms making new hits from previously recorded material IN THE 90s!

Poll Results

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White Town 19
Primitive Radio Gods 13


Passenger 57 (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 05:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

white town

i quite dug a lot of his early 45s with the inserts about how he was always getting dumped by the chix

thereminimum chips (electricsound), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 05:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Passenger 57 (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 05:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Passenger 57 (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 05:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I may have to go with Primitive Radio Gods here. A self-conscious and forced stab at capturing the postcollegiate GenX zeitgeist that kinda actually managed to capture the postcollegiate GenX zeitgeist for a week or two in Los Angeles.

Passenger 57 (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 05:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Weighing up just the one hit from each against each other, PRG by a mile. 'Your Woman' was annoying.

milling through the grinder, grinding through the mill (S-), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 05:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

This poll didn't close yet?

billstevejim, Monday, 15 December 2008 17:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

actually like both these okay. white town is a better album, prg had the better single. am i imagining a small but enthusiastic ilm re-evaluation of white town a few years ago?

rent, Monday, 15 December 2008 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm, voting only taking account of the singles. One hit wonders... gotta go for PRG.

elgolfo, Monday, 15 December 2008 22:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

copied and pasted from the faq on white town's website http://www.whitetown.co.uk/faq.php

I love 'Your Woman' *BUT* what is it about??? Are you a man/woman/transsexual?

Ummmm...well, that's a toughie. When I wrote it, I was trying to write a catchy pop song that had more than one perspective. Although it's written in the first person that viewpoint isn't the same as it may
sound. So, these are *some* of the things it's about:
Being a member of an orthodox Trotskyist / Marxist movement (as I was for three years in the 80s).
Being a straight guy in love with a lesbian (ditto).
Being a gay guy in love with a straight man.
Being a straight girl in love with a lying, two-timing, fake-ass Marxist.

Moka, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 07:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

drop the php from that adress :P
http://www.whitetown.co.uk/faq

Moka, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 07:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

White Town. Not only b/c the song is a stone cold classic, but b/c it pulled the neat trick of being a quasi-gay New Wave throwback which got regular airplay on mainstream rock FM stations in the late-90s. PRG song is nice too, but it could never be my woman.

Cat-Wrangler (Pillbox), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 08:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^ this.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 08:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'd always flip the station when the PRG single came on. meh.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 08:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

I’ve always loved that White Town tune.

Allen, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 13:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Bands that are dudes in bedrooms making new hits from previously recorded material IN THE 90s!

By this definition, shouldn't you include Moby too?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 14:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've never heard the other group, but I love "Your Woman" (both the gender play in the lyrics and the actual tune), so I gotta go for White Town.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 14:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

System, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

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bun-da
bada-bun-da-bada--bun-da-bada--bun-da-bada-bunda-bunda-bunda
SO I GUESS WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

Absolute classic. Doing this atm

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 06:49 (four months ago) Permalink

not sure you quite get how "vs." threads work

we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Wtf man. You’re dr buzzkill

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Couldn’t find a better thread. No need to be an ass

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Not sure you get not being an ass?

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 08:00 (four months ago) Permalink

classics!

dyl, Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:59 (four months ago) Permalink

ass-ic or dud

we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Sunday, 10 June 2018 13:49 (four months ago) Permalink

Sorry sic, hope you have a good day

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 14:39 (four months ago) Permalink

I've heard "Your Woman" a few times recently at the bar, seems to be a budding jukebox fave.

geoffreyess, Sunday, 10 June 2018 22:21 (four months ago) Permalink

That song does feel ahead-of-its-time in my mind’s ear (haven’t actually heard it in years).

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 22:24 (four months ago) Permalink

I love both songs and fuck it I commented on this thread 10 years ago. I feel like an ilm fossil.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 11 June 2018 00:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Ever get that “final scene of Seinfeld” feeling — “I think we’ve had this conversation before...”?

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 11 June 2018 01:22 (four months ago) Permalink

That link to his faq on his website is interesting if you want to read on the gear he used and other info on the song.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 11 June 2018 01:45 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

both classics but standing outside is a real game changer

music saved my life (Ross), Friday, 29 June 2018 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't know that it changed any games! gorgeous, wonderful track tho. the noise outro soundtracked a few cathartic cries during a difficult time in my life

dyl, Saturday, 30 June 2018 01:49 (three months ago) Permalink

aw dyl <3

music saved my life (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 02:34 (three months ago) Permalink


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