The Clean - Compilation

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Tally Ho! 8
Point That Thing Somewhere Else 8
Odditty 6
Point That Thing Somewhere Else (A Return) (live) 3
At the Bottom (live) 3
Getting Older 2
Anything Could Happen 1
Count to Ten (live) 0
Wild Western Shores (live) 0
Art School (live) 0
Hold Onto the Rail (live) 0
Quickstep (live) 0
Whatever I Do Its Right 0
Slug Song 0
Beatnik 0
Fish 0
Flowers 0
Billy Two 0


Hipster Loser-Loser (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

IMPOSSIBLE!

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

Point That Thing Somewhere Else, one of the easiest votes ILM's had in awhile.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

It's ok it's alright it's ok it's alright it's ok it's alright OH YEAH

Love Billy Two but does anything trump the perfection of that line?

dad a, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

Point That Thing is my choice too seeing as it is my second favourite song of all time.

Hipster Loser-Loser (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, hard to see anything other than "point that thing" winning

Edward III, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

rly??? anything could happen and tally ho (and at the bottom) get lots of love in the POX: New Zealand thread...

Hipster Loser-Loser (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

"Getting Older"

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:31 (twelve years ago) link

Great stuff all around, but I always thought "Odditty" was consensus pick for THE GREAT CLEAN SONG and it's certainly mine.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 16:00 (twelve years ago) link

Odditty

Suggest Ban Permalink (contenderizer), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:04 (twelve years ago) link

Point That Thing Somewhere Else (A Return) (live)

live version is so fucking epic... could listen to it all day long.

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

Live version of At the Bottom is great too. Like Warsaw or early Cure, but with muscles.

Suggest Ban Permalink (contenderizer), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

yeah At The Bottom is awesome...as far as the six bonus live tracks at the end..."Art School" and "Hold Onto the Rails" would have made a legendary single...prolley one of the best of the 80s.

insufferably annoying (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

strange, I had the cassette version of this, which didn't have the last six tracks on it.

Not sure what I'll vote for, this will require some thought. Point that thing is kind of epic, but I've always loved Billy Two...

askance johnson, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

i think it was only the Homestead CD version possibly???

insufferably annoying (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:31 (twelve years ago) link

POINT DAT THANG

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE - I THUMB THROUGH YOUR MAGAZINES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:34 (twelve years ago) link

so much good stuff -- but "point" is one the jams of all time ...

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

guys should i like track down clean releases or just get the anthology??

my band used to cover 'someone' and i'd vote for it for sentimental reasons, but it's not on the list \(°°)/

pretty impressive war skills (gbx), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:41 (twelve years ago) link

i like the track order/brevity of Compilation, but Anthology is great too ... get em both.

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

cool thanks

pretty impressive war skills (gbx), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

the orig. 12 tracks (and quick step) are on disc 1 of anthology...get that.

Someone was on Vehicle (is that right?); it's on the second disc...reformed Clean has some decent moments but the stuff I really go nuts for is the old stuff which is mostly collected on Disc 1 of Anthology...if you can find a copy of Compilation, though, snap it up!

insufferably annoying (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

i actually love Vehicle as much as the earlier stuff ... beautiful, beautiful record all the way through

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah Compilation and Vehicle are both totally amazing, totally brilliant. After that, I can really take or leave most of their stuff...

askance johnson, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:06 (twelve years ago) link

actually Modern Rock is not that bad...pretty and atmospheric...Safe in the Rain and Outside the Cage hold up quite well I think.

insufferably annoying (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

At The Bottom. the second most listened to song on my ipod.

Michael B, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:21 (twelve years ago) link

odditty

69, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:45 (twelve years ago) link

at one time, I thought Odditty was a sort of mangled rewrite of The Who's "The Kids Are Alright" I'm not at all sure about this though

insufferably annoying (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:47 (twelve years ago) link

Tally Ho!

verhexen, Thursday, 18 December 2008 00:25 (twelve years ago) link

^

hard decision tho

Minister for Compression Issues (electricsound), Thursday, 18 December 2008 00:28 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 31 December 2008 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Getting Older v Point That thing v Anything Could happen.

Hard Decision.

Hinklepicker, Wednesday, 31 December 2008 08:47 (twelve years ago) link

ODDITY! i really like the second disc of 'anthology' too. i'm probably in the minority on this but i <3 david kilgour solo, esp. 'here come the cars' and 'the heavy eights.' and getaway is totally underrated.

Matt P. (Matt P), Wednesday, 31 December 2008 08:58 (twelve years ago) link

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

System, Thursday, 1 January 2009 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Tally Ho! sounds a helluva lot like "Wishing Well" by Love is All

Andrew Sandwich, Friday, 2 January 2009 07:01 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

is that a spraypaint can on percussion in 'getting older'??

electrodribble sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 00:33 (twelve years ago) link

Beatnik, Slug Song and Billy Two deserve better.

Bored of Canada (S-), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 01:11 (twelve years ago) link

poor Billy Two

brains, hand-rolled (gnarly sceptre), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 10:43 (twelve years ago) link

xpost yeah Slug Song is pretty much dub....if only the people knew...

37 x 18 = (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 13:23 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

btw: absolutely thrilling show at LPR on Tuesday. Didn't expect them to sounds as "big" as they did. Place was packed as well. I had no idea they still had that sort of following. Song selection was almost perfect and they really appeared to be enjoying themselves. Not sure, however, what was up with D. Kilgour's "look" though. The headband and bandanna made him look like Mike Reno. They certainly brought it though.

kwhitehead, Thursday, 7 June 2012 16:30 (eight years ago) link

Washington DC tonight

curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 June 2012 16:35 (eight years ago) link

i have been wondering about these shows! can't believe they didn't come anywhere near where i live, but would like to experience vicariously if possible.
more deets please!

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 June 2012 16:37 (eight years ago) link

urgh, so jealous. the clean are the best.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 June 2012 16:38 (eight years ago) link

Well, I don't have a complete set list but recall hearing "Anything Could Happen" and "Getting Older." They also did a nice version of "Drawing to a (w)hole. Also, the earlier part of the set they stretched things out a bit frequently getting into a hypnotic groove of sorts and, seriously, sounding a bit like Neu. Totally unexpected. Having been a long time fan but never having seen them before I expected them to be a bit rickety and shambolic but...they were the exact opposite. They were heavy.

They played about an hour and the crowd was very enthusiatic.

kwhitehead, Thursday, 7 June 2012 16:49 (eight years ago) link

OH MAN
that is the exact iteration of the clean that i love! i'll pass the goofy shambolic stuff for the supergroovy side any day.
extremely bummed to miss this!!

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:06 (eight years ago) link

yeah. cool that they're doing things from Vehicle -- that album is so good.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:09 (eight years ago) link

Not sure, however, what was up with D. Kilgour's "look" though. The headband and bandanna made him look like Mike Reno.

Haha yeah it was weird. I've never seen them before so at first I thought "does he always dress like that?" but then Hamish joked about how "David's going for a cross between Dick Dale and Mark Knopfler."

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/98466224af8f11e1a92a1231381b6f02_6.jpg

I took a phone photo but it didn't really turn out.

dmr, Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:54 (eight years ago) link

ha, yeah, looks a bit like knopfler in that pic.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:56 (eight years ago) link

the ones I remember from the setlist were Point That Thing (first song they played ... amazing), Anything Can Happen, Getting Older, Drawing to a Hole, and Tally Ho (last one before encore)

dmr, Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

it was headband + bandana + dark aviators

dmr, Thursday, 7 June 2012 17:59 (eight years ago) link

Sounds awesome - glad they've still got a following in the US. Really miss seeing them play all the time back in NZ.

Since this is the only active Nun-related thread, I'll repost this from the bandcamp thread -

the Dead C's Bruce Russell cherry-picks the Flying Nun back pages for
Time To Go: The Southern Psychedelic Moment 1981-1986
http://flyingnun.bandcamp.com/album/time-to-go
The Bilders' "Russian Rug" is all-time, and really nice to see Mary Heney get prominence w/the tracks from 25 Cents/the Shallows/Scorched Earth Policy/Victor Dimisch Band/etc alongside the Clean/Chills/Gordons/&c.

BTW "Hang Onto The Rail" (which a friend got to yell at Bob Scott when he stumbled on a staircase) & "Art School" were robbed in this poll.

etc, Thursday, 7 June 2012 18:03 (eight years ago) link

Yeah i saw them in 2010 too, they were great but their songs do fall apart instead of end properly so I thought that was just their thing. On that point alone (referenced on the other thread).

Evan, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:57 (six years ago) link

fine if they don't feel compelled to make another record, but i guess I'd hope they at least enjoy playing together from time to time.

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 22:02 (six years ago) link

oh wait i saw them in 2007 i dunno what i was thinking

JoeStork, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 22:06 (six years ago) link

here
It started off ok, DK had his back to the audience and was pretty far out with the solos, and then each song would just kinda plop at the end, right when I was hoping/expecting it would take off. This happened over and over, there were some comments about the president, drones, riots, and pleas for small talk between songs (Hamish seemed lucid and normal, Bob did too) and then around 10 they stopped playing, disappeared behind the curtain for a while (longer than usual) and then came back sans DK, who was nowhere to be found. An audience member got on stage and asked him to come back "You've inspired so many of us to play music, we want to hear you" and he never came back so that guy's friends sang/played Tally Ho with 2/3 of The Clean.

Hamish and Bob sounded good though! I got to see Hamish's rather weird drumming style.

― cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:45 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 22:35 (six years ago) link

Going to the Brooklyn show tomorrow night. I hope it's better. The LPR show a few years back was outstanding.

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:39 (six years ago) link

But now that I recall, DK seemed a bit loopy that night as well. But they sounded great. Where can I see this "Chicago thread?"

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:46 (six years ago) link

✶✶✶✶ Chicago MMXIV ✶✶✶✶

mizzell, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:52 (six years ago) link

thx mizzell

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:33 (six years ago) link

the sunglasses and bandanna briefly made me think of mike reno

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:32 (six years ago) link

and sweatband

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:33 (six years ago) link

this is a bummer. they've become one of my favorite bands over the last couple of years and were pretty great in 2007 from what i recall. also strange why David is touring if he doesn't want to. these american shows don't seem to be a great money-maker?

mizzell, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:46 (six years ago) link

i forgot to mention that there was one point where either bob or hamish said something like "you don't understand us anyway" or something to that effect
that was the only moment that genuinely bummed me out
otherwise it just didn't live up to my (admittedly high) expectations

i also think their first song was PTTSE and the played Fish later but who cares

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:54 (six years ago) link

I went with little/no expectations having not seen 'em before and had a blast. Sloppy and snippy and short as it was, it's impossible to argue with that rhythm section and even a cranky David Kilgour is still fantastic. Loved the encore, too!

john. a resident of chicago., Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:08 (six years ago) link

Let me just say that both Kilgour brothers' new albums are excellent. Still need to hear the new Robert Scott.

tylerw, Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:17 (six years ago) link

Is that the duets album?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:11 (six years ago) link

I'm going to the show tonight too, can't wait. I saw another Hamish band in a garage in 2008 or so and it ruled

faghetti (fgti), Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:15 (six years ago) link

Looking forward to their Memphis show next week. I need to hear Hamish's album. I love the new (last year's) Mad Scene record. Very satisfying. Repped for it over on the MS thread a while back.

andrew m., Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:24 (six years ago) link

i guess ultimately it's not that the show was bad, just that it could have been so much better
that's the essence of disappointment, no?
hope they get some of their zeal back for these other shows

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:32 (six years ago) link

I'm actually traveling to Memphis from St. Louis for The Clean. Am anxious to see whether it's a repeat of the Chicago show (which I almost went to as well).

mike a, Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:00 (six years ago) link

Bob Scott said they were great in Columbus.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:07 (six years ago) link

Of course HE would; he's in the band! Haha

andrew m., Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:28 (six years ago) link

Kidding. Assume you mean another guy.

andrew m., Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:29 (six years ago) link

No, I mean him! Robert Scott! He knew the Chicago show went awry, but said the Columbus show a few days earlier was great. So who knows which David you're going to get these days.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:01 (six years ago) link

show in brooklyn was good fun. ira and georgia were on stage for a lot of it, there was one extended jam, can't remeber which song it was. a lot of songs did end abruptly, but not sure i would have noticed had i not read this thread.
not sure if it is a sign of great songwriting or that i have been listening to a lot of clean lately, but it's amazing how david plays an opening chord on the guitar and i can instantly hear the entire song in my head. i love this band.

mizzell, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:26 (six years ago) link

:( wish I hadn't missed it.

My fiance was disappointed in us too.

Evan, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:32 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://www.offthetracks.co.nz/r-i-p-peter-gutteridge/
:(

du mein bestie (micarl), Sunday, 14 September 2014 23:43 (six years ago) link

I was just about to post something. What wretched, wretched news.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 14 September 2014 23:51 (six years ago) link

ooof

example (crüt), Monday, 15 September 2014 05:22 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

Inducted into the NZz music hall of fame last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD0ST1V8mMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYxFuKYt3m8

etc, Thursday, 28 September 2017 20:57 (three years ago) link

One, there's a NZ music Hall of Fame? Two, it took the Clean this long to get in?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:17 (three years ago) link

i think the clean turned it down at least once

tylerw, Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:24 (three years ago) link

The book on the New Zealand scene around Flying Nun by Roger Shepherd, In love With THese Times was a great read.
Finally picked up this compi in the wake of getting it from FOPP last Xmas.

Stevolende, Thursday, 28 September 2017 23:09 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Beatnik, Slug Song and Billy Two deserve better.

― Bored of Canada (S-

otm, all three of these songs rule

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 06:32 (two years ago) link

no one has ever said this and i don't believe that it's true, but

"you can tell a lot about someone by what their favorite clean song is"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 06:35 (two years ago) link

made this dumb gif so they can play infinitely

https://i.imgur.com/GGkYK7h.gif

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 07:38 (two years ago) link

Well, anything could happen and it could be right now
And the choice is yours to make it worthwhile

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:04 (two years ago) link

that's a lovely gif, thank you karl

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:18 (two years ago) link

Hard agree

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:39 (two years ago) link

Nice clean one, Karl

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:15 (two years ago) link

:D

it blows my mind that 'anything could happen' is a 1981 song. it is so proto-mid-90s slacker anthem, it hurts

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:20 (two years ago) link

getting older too

'why don't you do yourself in?'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:50 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

is this the main the clean thread?

i've been giving some more time to Getaway lately. i've heard songs from it via the Anthology comp, but the album itself is wonderful. maybe their best full length? i don't really know what i'm talking about. i love the clean

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 January 2021 03:24 (one month ago) link

also i'm not sure which songs ira and georgia are on, but it could be any of them/all i guess. yo la tengo always resembled older clean songs in some respects, but by 2001 they seemed to be converging

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 January 2021 03:28 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/GGkYK7h.gif

hell yeah

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 January 2021 03:28 (one month ago) link

Have you seen those clips of them live in Auckland from the early 80s? I want to be in that audience so badly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_TUP_d1nIo

JoeStork, Friday, 22 January 2021 04:38 (one month ago) link

Knee-level camerawork is severely underrated.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 22 January 2021 04:45 (one month ago) link

!!!

That's absolutely awesome footage. Is that their first time playing North Island?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 22 January 2021 05:02 (one month ago) link

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

notes on the clip say: This was a private show, other bands on the bill included The Chills, Tall Dwarfs, Nocturnal Projections and This Sporting Life. The show was not only was filmed by North Television but was also recorded on a TEAC 4-Track by Chris Knox and Doug Hood; some of the audio subsequently released includes "Flamethrower" by the Chills as one of two B-sides to the Rolling Moon single (1982) and "Two Fat Sisters" and "Happy Birthday John" by The Clean, released on their posthumous 12" E.P. Live Dead Clean (1986).

JoeStork, Friday, 22 January 2021 18:40 (one month ago) link


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