all the bridges gonna fall gonna burn down: Sleater-Kinney DIG ME OUT poll

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Poll Results

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"One More Hour" - 3:19 10
"Turn It On" - 2:47 8
"Words and Guitar" - 2:21 7
"Dance Song '97" - 2:49 5
"Dig Me Out" - 2:40 3
"The Drama You've Been Craving" - 2:08 2
"Buy Her Candy" - 2:02 2
"Little Babies" - 2:22 1
"Not What You Want" - 3:17 1
"Things You Say" - 2:56 0
"It's Enough" - 1:46 0
"Heart Factory" - 3:54 0
"Jenny" - 4:02 0


would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:30 (ten years ago) link

my first s-k album and still my fave. (i think it'd be my favorite even if i'd heard call the doctor first, because of janet.)

i could pick any of at least a half-dozen.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:32 (ten years ago) link

one more hour. mainly because it reminds me most of the hot rock stuff which i adore

comedy cafe at the toxteth hotel (electricsound), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:35 (ten years ago) link

Turn It On. By many miles...

\\00// (SeekAltRoute), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:36 (ten years ago) link

"One More Hour."

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:44 (ten years ago) link

i love "one more hour" but i think i listened to it too much while i was getting divorced.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:50 (ten years ago) link

leaning toward "not what you want," but it's a sort of arbitrary choice.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:51 (ten years ago) link

then don't listen to "Dance Song '97" or "The Drama You've Been Craving" again.

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:51 (ten years ago) link

omg impossible.

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:57 (ten years ago) link

when i saw them on the hot rock tour they decided (seemingly spontaneously) to try to do "buy her candy," but they couldn't remember the chords or what key it was in or something. gave up after about 40 seconds.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 14 June 2009 04:01 (ten years ago) link

can i vote specifically for the "shake it baby / a little more a little more a little more" moment in "it's enough"?

maybe "dance song '97"

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 June 2009 04:01 (ten years ago) link

listening to this album right now thank you poll thread!

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 June 2009 04:02 (ten years ago) link

<3 <3 <3

i know bands can't go on forever and i think s-k ended at the right time, but it still makes me a little sad that it's over.

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:16 (ten years ago) link

surely there will a reunion at some point.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:17 (ten years ago) link

i will explode with happiness

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:18 (ten years ago) link

WORDS AND GEETAR.

cosign on happiness explosions.

b!tchass, birdchested bastard sees a dude bigger than he (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:40 (ten years ago) link

ya i love that one too. fucking album.

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 June 2009 18:34 (ten years ago) link

words and guitar is a song i want to live inside--corin sounds so derangedly ecstatic.

horseshoe, Sunday, 14 June 2009 19:10 (ten years ago) link

Top 5 Dig Me Out moments:

1. Janet Weiss' (what a name!) gargantuan drum roll (after several subtle, anticipatory drum rolls - a key influence on "The Thong Song"?) at 1:17 before the second round of "take take the noise in my head" which then rocks out inhumanly.

2. The atomic drop at very beginning of the next song, "It's Enough," telling us "no, no, we won't stop a-rockin!"

3. "I make rock n roll" at the end of "It's Enough."

4. "Oh, you've got the darkest eyes." (Remember that one?)

5. The short "kick it out kick it in" break at 1:19 in "The Drama You've Been Craving" where they're just loving their sound.

So "Words and Guitar" very easily for me. The chutzpah of lesbians, bisexuals, etc. making a claim on the universality of music is enough to pummel you into the ground. Dig me out, indeed.

P.S. How come the chorus to "Heart Factory" is missing in the lyric sheet?

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 June 2009 19:41 (ten years ago) link

'buy her candy' seems to be halfway to having invented the riff for 'one beat'. which is kind of weird. i like it anyway.

thomp, Sunday, 14 June 2009 19:43 (ten years ago) link

do i mean 'one beat'? one of the BIG ROCKING numbers.

thomp, Sunday, 14 June 2009 19:43 (ten years ago) link

"One More Hour" is the last song they ever played, and Corin could barely sing the words in the chorus. ;_;

I'll always say "Turn It On" because it's so intense, but I could throw a dart at the tray sleeve and odds are I'd hit a stone-cold classic.

Leee, Sunday, 14 June 2009 22:28 (ten years ago) link

love this album. one of the best of the 90's, and imo the best S-K album. every track is great, but I'm going with "One More Hour".

Dan S, Monday, 15 June 2009 00:32 (ten years ago) link

Boy, this is a real throw-a-dart-and-pick-one poll. I most recently heard "Drama," so it's fresh in my head and easy to pick, but everything else is just SO SO GREAT.

Chubby Checker Psycho (Pancakes Hackman), Monday, 15 June 2009 00:38 (ten years ago) link

A Godlike, unimpeachable mega super duper classic. Can't say enough good things about it.

Turn It On

kornrulez6969, Monday, 15 June 2009 00:40 (ten years ago) link

now i'm leaning toward "it's enough," on general under-2-minute-songs-rule principle.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Monday, 15 June 2009 00:56 (ten years ago) link

or maybe i should go for "little babies" so that the sort-of single gets at least a vote.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Monday, 15 June 2009 00:56 (ten years ago) link

this is the one album i loved by them. one of those perfect moments in time where i bought this and totally high on it went and saw them live and they totally surpassed any expectations i might have had before seeing them. just total fever pitch sleater-kinney army in full effect in philly. so many buttons and badges on so many book bags. i have never felt taller. and i grew up going to straightedge hardcore shows in connecticut, where the average height was five foot one, so that's saying something.

one of those shows where you think a band should/could rule the world.

scott seward, Monday, 15 June 2009 01:06 (ten years ago) link

probably their best album, plus this has some killer "let's just keep repeating the same riff/words but make them kick more and more and more ass every single time" song endings

"not what you want," because hey why not?

pretzel walrus, Monday, 15 June 2009 01:14 (ten years ago) link

haven't felt the urge to play this in years but i'd probably go "words and guitar". or maybe "dance song '97". can't recall some of these off the top of my head.

susan fassbender (donna rouge), Monday, 15 June 2009 02:08 (ten years ago) link

I remember how excited I was hearing "Turn It On" for the first time. It took me a while to get past it on the album. There's other great stuff on here, but that's that one I have to vote for.

purrington, Monday, 15 June 2009 02:32 (ten years ago) link

(btw i messed up the lyric in the thread title. i think it's actually "gonna burn gonna fall down." hot either way.)

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Monday, 15 June 2009 02:42 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:01 (ten years ago) link

Words and Guitar is a song I have in my head several times a day, so I have to vote for that.

akm, Thursday, 18 June 2009 04:59 (ten years ago) link

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

System, Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:01 (ten years ago) link

ugh i didn't even vote!

horseshoe, Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:03 (ten years ago) link

"Heart Factory" should have gotten at least one vote.

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:05 (ten years ago) link

xpost haha, i didn't either. couldn't make up my mind and then forgot. i don't have a problem with the results, though. retroactively i'll toss a vote to the title track, which is a phenomenal opener (and was a phenomenal show-closer).

us_odd_bunny_lady (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:06 (ten years ago) link

'jenny' should have gotten at least one vote

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:07 (ten years ago) link

"Not What You Want" - 3:17 1
"Things You Say" - 2:56 0

would have voted for either of these

goole, Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:13 (ten years ago) link

missed this! no idea what i would have voted for but i like all the ones that got 0 votes.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:17 (ten years ago) link

missed this too, probably would have voted for "things you say"

da croupier, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:06 (ten years ago) link

three years pass...

Just saw on fb that this one turns Sweet 16 today.

I feel old.

Vol. 3: The Life & Times of E. "Boom" Carter (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 8 April 2013 23:57 (six years ago) link

prob wouldve voted dance song 97 but so many good choices god

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 00:04 (six years ago) link

i had to check how far away the s-k ballot poll was a few wks ago (still too far!) based on how much i listened to them this winter

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 00:05 (six years ago) link

can't believe this thread hasn't been revived more often

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 April 2013 00:06 (six years ago) link

still bummed "things you say" got a zero

da croupier, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 02:46 (six years ago) link

just total fever pitch sleater-kinney army in full effect in philly. so many buttons and badges on so many book bags.

This sounds just like the show I went to at the Troc. Lots of high school girls with tiny backpacks (since I stayed down in the all ages section, being more interesting in seeing the band up close than drinking up on the balcony).

I'm not an S-K fan per se, but they were great live, and their fans were great too. I wish I had seen them more than once. In a way I had a reverse experience from scott, since I saw them live first and then bought this CD, and ended up a bit disappointed by the CD.

For me, title track easily takes this, with One More Hour next.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 03:05 (six years ago) link

Although Turn It On is sounding good too at the moment. Maybe I shouldn't have donated my copy to the Albuquerque public library, but Spotify is good enough for my purposes I think.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 03:06 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

i have never felt taller.

j., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 02:18 (two weeks ago) link

I recall voting for OMH way back when; probably Drama or NWYW today


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