METAL POLL

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Poptones 5
Albatross 4
Careering 4
Chant 2
Graveyard 1
No Birds 1
Swan Lake 1
Memories 1
The Suit 0
Bad Baby 0
Socialist 0
Radio 4 0


Mark G, Friday, 8 May 2009 15:39 (eleven years ago) link

If I could vote for segue between Chant and Radio 4 I would, otherwise its probably careering. This album is a pretty important one for me, esp how my current tastes were formed during teenage years, never listen to it now though.

This was sort of prompted by a radio special I d/l a couple days ago, from Pirate Cat radio.

Still, if I could vote for the 12" version of "Memories", i'd possibly.. vote Swan Lake anyway.

Mark G, Friday, 8 May 2009 15:47 (eleven years ago) link

gotta be poptones

GÖTT DAT SCHING (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:01 (eleven years ago) link

I clicked on this thinking "what? Mark G. likes metal now?"

Tupperware Honey and Asshole Weeks (Bimble), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:25 (eleven years ago) link

He grew up on Saxon

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:29 (eleven years ago) link

Actually, this thread reminded me: I need to get a pole for the back garden to tie the other end of a washing line to.

But what is such a thing called? "Washing line pole" you might think, but nothing on the B&Q Website, or the Homebase one, no.

Mark G, Friday, 8 May 2009 16:32 (eleven years ago) link

"Poptones" without a moment's hesitation.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 8 May 2009 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

I don't know why I never listen to this album anymore. I've always found Poptones & Careering to be very difficult to choose between. For some reason I thought we might have done this before, but a quick half-assed search didn't bring up anything.

Tupperware Honey and Asshole Weeks (Bimble), Friday, 8 May 2009 18:03 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 12 May 2009 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

i have no idea what this poll is about

Esprit de Corpsgrinder Fisher (jjjusten), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 23:57 (eleven years ago) link

I listen to it as a whole, if I ever listen to it, but my favorite moment is the treble-bass shift in "Memories," so that.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 06:05 (eleven years ago) link

Well, that was quite appealing at the time, but I have to say I do prefer the 'not-edited-together' version that is the single.

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 06:44 (eleven years ago) link

how could this be anything but poptonessssss

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 06:58 (eleven years ago) link

Thought processes while reading the poll choices (total running time: 10 seconds):

"I've never heard of any of these metal bands."

"Hey wait! Radio 4? Aren't they that Aughties post-punk band?"

"Oh! Metal BOX (aka Second Edition) by PiL!" Silly Mark G!

P.S. Is anyone's Metal Box rusting as badly as mine?

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 07:12 (eleven years ago) link

And I had to look this up:

MOB POLL FEEL HATE

"mob... war... feel... hate" is the chant in "Chant."

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 07:16 (eleven years ago) link

I appreciate the effort.

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 08:10 (eleven years ago) link

i have no idea what this poll is about

And this is why you fail.

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 11:42 (eleven years ago) link

OK sped through this again and I gotta ask: has anyone ever commented on how well much of this album works as stripper music? Seriously. "Albatross," "Graveyard," and even "Poptones" could signal "decadent urban club life" in a cautionary thriller if they haven't been used as such in a film already (does anyone know?).

Anyhoo, I like this album a lot (and I hate to be a vinyl snob but the 12"s in Metal Box really give off the most heat) but the whole would be strengthened without some of the lesser tracks. "The Suit" is a bit silly but "No Birds" and "Bad Baby" are just bad. And "Radio 4" is more a conceptual pleasure for me than anything. I'm going with "Graveyard" because hopefully this poll will force me to remember its title once and for all.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:01 (eleven years ago) link

my favorite moment is the treble-bass shift in "Memories,"

― Pete Scholtes

Well, that was quite appealing at the time, but I have to say I do prefer the 'not-edited-together' version that is the single.

― Mark G

That moment is the making of "Memories" (hmmm) as well as one of my fave pieces by Lester Bangs. So I'd be very interested to hear how the song works without it.

Is anyone's Metal Box rusting as badly as mine?

I was serious about this btw. The box itself is experiencing massive corrosion. Part of the point, now that I think of it.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

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

System, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

I'd have voted for Suit! First song I ever heard that was all bass. One of the rock songs that made dub make sense to me.

bendy, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 23:18 (eleven years ago) link

I'm surprised no-one likes "Bad Baby"

Mark G, Friday, 15 May 2009 09:32 (eleven years ago) link

.. although only in JR's head would 10:30 be considered 'rising early'

Mark G, Friday, 15 May 2009 09:33 (eleven years ago) link

would have voted 'death disco' for old time's sake, but im happy to let this one rust.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Friday, 15 May 2009 09:42 (eleven years ago) link

Love "Bad Baby." I don't skip anything on this...

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 15 May 2009 14:12 (eleven years ago) link

four years pass...

Swan Lake 1

;_;

though i would've voted for "albatross"

Thought processes while reading the poll choices (total running time: 10 seconds):

"I've never heard of any of these metal bands."

"Hey wait! Radio 4? Aren't they that Aughties post-punk band?"

"Oh! Metal BOX (aka Second Edition) by PiL!" Silly Mark G!

P.S. Is anyone's Metal Box rusting as badly as mine?

― Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 13 May 2009 07:12 (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Mine:

1) "I started a poll about Metal?
2) I am a silly.

Mark G, Sunday, 13 October 2013 09:02 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

.. and forgetful

Mark G, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:46 (two weeks ago) link


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