King for a day POLL for a lifetime

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May as well. Overall the weakest of FNM's post-Real Thing releases IMO. Some great tracks, but it doesn't at all cohere as an album.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Digging the Grave 3
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies 3
Ricochet 2
Just a Man 1
King For a Day 1
What a Day 1
Cuckoo For Caca 1
Evidence 1
Take This Bottle 1
The Last to Know 0
Ugly in The Morning 0
Caralho Voador 0
Star AD 0
Get Out 0


chap, Friday, 27 March 2009 01:33 (eleven years ago) link

The correct answer is probably Ricochet. Probably.

chap, Friday, 27 March 2009 01:42 (eleven years ago) link

weakest? got to disagree with you there. it's a very close tie with angel dust for their best album, imo. so many goodnesses here...could easily be get out, gentle art, cuckoo, ugly, king for a day or last to know.

but I'll go with my first instinct and say just a man, even though the fade-out is something of a travesty. especially when you consider how amazing the live endings of that song were.

m the g, Friday, 27 March 2009 08:53 (eleven years ago) link

Haven't heard this since 199?-whatever. A quick run through the amazon.com samples reminds me I used to listen to "Digging the Grave" a lot while delivering pizzas.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 March 2009 09:07 (eleven years ago) link

The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies.

Saw them on their 1997 tour, they were still awesome even though the momentum had waned.

Marty Innerlogic, Friday, 27 March 2009 11:52 (eleven years ago) link

"gentle art" although yeah I think this is a brilliant album. i didn't pick up on them during angel dust or whatever but this was my jam in 95 or whenever it came out

the next grozart, Friday, 27 March 2009 11:55 (eleven years ago) link

"digging the grave" is amazing too!

the next grozart, Friday, 27 March 2009 11:56 (eleven years ago) link

just a man.

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Friday, 27 March 2009 13:43 (eleven years ago) link

i listened to this a lot when i was first getting drunk at 12 years old.

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Friday, 27 March 2009 13:44 (eleven years ago) link

i need to dl this, think i only have it on cassette

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 March 2009 13:47 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

Still my favorite of theirs and I think it's 100% because Trey Spruance plays on it. "Cuckoo for Caca" got the young dumb me where I needed to go back in the day, but I think I'll vote for the title track today.

Lie Bot, Thursday, 2 April 2009 02:47 (eleven years ago) link

not a very good album. hmmm, haven't listened in a few years, so it's a bit strange looking over these tracks that i used to know so well and feeling totally removed them. the track i regard the most favourably these days might even be 'digging the grave'. used to love the track 'king for a day', but i think of it now as a bit gimmicky and forced.

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 2 April 2009 05:19 (eleven years ago) link

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

System, Thursday, 2 April 2009 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

Cuckoo for Caca all the way. You can tell it's Patton wanting to be Patton. YEEEEEAAAAAGGGHHHH

splattergories (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 2 April 2009 23:15 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

I think the work from home delirium is finally kicking in. Sitting here listening to this album and turning every song into an ad jingle. 'Evidence' into 'Efferdent', 'What a Day' into 'One a Day' (for the good people at Centrum). It's sick. It's just sick.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 March 2020 19:09 (two weeks ago) link


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