Favourite SST Release of... 1985

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3rd in a series of polls
First Part - Favourite SST Release 1978-1983?
2nd Part Favourite SST Release of... 1984

Poll Results

OptionVotes
031 Hüsker Dü New Day Rising 46
039 Meat Puppets Up On The Sun 28
032 Minutemen My First Bells 14
055 Hüsker Dü Flip Your Wig 10
058 Minutemen 3-Way Tie (For Last) 8
045 Black Flag In My Head 4
052 Saint Vitus Hallow's Victim 3
036 October Faction October Faction 2
051 Hüsker Dü Makes No Sense At All 2
042 Saint Vitus The Walking Dead 2
037 Black Flag The Process of Weeding Out 2
054 Angst Lite Life 1
047 Tom Troccoli's Dog Tom Troccoli's Dog 1
044 Meat Puppets In A Car 1
033 DC3 This Is The Dream 1
034 Minutemen Project: Mersh 1
035 Black Flag Loose Nut 1
057 Painted Willie Mind Bowling 0
053 SWA Your Future, If You Have One 0
038 Overkill Triumph Of The Will 0
041 Würm Feast 0
043 Various Artists The Blasting Concept Vol. II 0
046 Saccharine Trust Worldbroken 0
070 Various Artists The 7 Inch Wonders Of The World 0


pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Voting Loose Nut just because I'm pretty sure no one else will. In my heart, it's probably Flip Your Wig though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

So, is NDR gonna sweep this?

"I get through more mojitos.." (bear, bear, bear), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Probably.

Voting New Day Rising, though I might go with that reissued Meat Puppets 7-inch if I still had one, and I might have gone with Up On The Sun in 1985 apparently:

probably not the 50 best albums and singles (and/or EPs) of 1985

ALBUMS
4. meat puppets - up on the sun
11. husker du - new day rising
15. husker du - flip your wig
20. minutemen - three way tie (for last)

SINGLES AND EPs
5. husker du - love is all around/makes no sense at all
34. meat puppets - in a car EP
46. minutemen - profect: mersh EP

Actually, pretty sure I shuffled those by Pazz & Jop time - Flip Your Wig made my actual ballot, I think.

What did Angst and October Faction sound like?

xhuxk, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Meat Puppets will win. HD vote will be split.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

October Faction - free-form improv, SST style
Angst - sub-Husker Du? I really can`t remember

Matt #2, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Me on Rolling Hard Rock 2009, fwiw:

Played DC3's 1985 This Is The Dream this morning -- first album by Dez Cadena-guitared-and-vocaled not-as-powerful-as-I-wish SST label power trio who say in the liner notes they want to make an album like their favorites by Deep Purple, Captain Beyond, Humble Pie, and Mountain. They don't pull it off -- singing and guitaring is too thin (though the title track and "98 Malvern St" do okay in the latter department), songs seem too hippie-sloppy and marijuanified and not-quite-finished, Spot production murk probably doesn't help -- but for punk rockers remembering the '70s sludge they grew up on so early in the game, it strikes me as a valid attempt. Remember liking their later The Good Hex more at the time (#314 in Stairway), but I don't have a copy of that anymore. Weird to think the first DC3 album is now 24 years old, though -- We're as close to it now as it was to 1961, wow.
― xhuxk, Friday, June 12, 2009 2:26 PM (9 months ago)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

I will personally beat down anybody who votes for October Faction so if you have been wanting a beatdown from me that is an easy way to get one

Twink Will Ferrell (J0hn D.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

can i vote for in a car even tho it originally came out earlier on a diff label? cuz that is pretty much one of the world's perfect records.

ian, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

vote away dude

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol it was a rhetorical question, i am just torn between that and NDR, which really doesn't need my vote tbh.

ian, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

everyone will think that and NDR will probably lose.
Plus thanks to j0hn we probably have a new front runner ;)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

don't you dare do it if you're thinking about it

I wanna see a big ol goose-egg next to October Faction when the results come in or there will be asskickings galore

Twink Will Ferrell (J0hn D.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

In My Head is my fav post-Damaged Black Flag. But then, "Plans I Make" is a psychotically wistful goodbye what I liked about Husker Du. And then there's the ballot in 3-Way, and the questionable existence of Managua Square. Last year of the core SST clique. And the "Maiden's Milk" riff. Very hard, since the core are just past their peak, but still have so much to offer.

bendy, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

i mean, this is tough cause there's a lot in the list that i love, and i'm kinda eh about huskers taking double nickels in the 84 poll, but i'd be fronting myself to put in a non-ndr vote here

"I get through more mojitos.." (bear, bear, bear), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Best thing is to vote for your favourite album in the list and don't let previous polls influence you.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just gave Up On The Sun another listen to double check, and yeah, the answer is New Day Rising. Which is not what I expected.

dlp9001, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

sucks that Britishers are forgetting to include sub-labels (new alliance, cruz, issues) because this would probably get some votes (perhaps mine, happily undecided for the time being tho):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HW4ej9q_dU

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

New Day Rising by a hair over Flip Your Wig by a pretty big margin over Up On The Sun and everything else.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 03:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am voting for The Process of Weeding Out.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 04:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

fuck you guys voting for in my head

HANKARY TORRENTS (jjjusten), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 04:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

also on my eternal loved-this-because-i-mowed-lawns-with-it-in-my-walkman rule as posited on the metal thread

HANKARY TORRENTS (jjjusten), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 04:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnosuiIvlB0

Not in the same league as some of the other records on this list, but I do love me some Angst.

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think in my head's a pretty great record actually - certainly one of the better late-era flag LPs. voted NDR tho...

d15turb3nc3 @ th3 w@ff13 h0u53 (stevie), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

In My Head is great, particularly the riff from the title track.

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

043 Various Artists The Blasting Concept Vol. II

This was maybe the first SST I ever bought and the Minutemen's 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love' slamming straight into the Huskers 'Erase Today' is a totally fucking knockout combination.

Check it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0C0Yke9tww

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTrJKI0vWoE

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

The 7 Inch Wonders Of The World is getting overlooked a bit here - it's got the Meat Puppets' In A Car EP, Nervous Breakdown, Six Pack, TV Party singles by Black Flag, Overkill, Wurm, Husker Du's Eight Miles High & Makes No Sense At All singles, and Paranoid Time by the Minutemen. That might outweigh NDR for me.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

sucks that Britishers are forgetting to include sub-labels

Well, New Alliance didn't become a sub-label of SST till 1987, Cruz didn't start till '88, and Issues only issued four records!

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 10:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nobody's mentioned My First Bells. Man, if only it wasn't tape-only...

But because I already picked The Punch Line in a previous poll, my vote here is going to Up On The Sun. It's pretty perfect.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 10:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

047 Tom Troccoli's Dog Tom Troccoli's Dog

Still have this clogging up the rack. Any takers?

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 10:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

033 DC3 This Is The Dream
036 October Faction October Faction
047 Tom Troccoli's Dog Tom Troccoli's Dog
053 SWA Your Future, If You Have One
054 Angst Lite Life
057 Painted Willie Mind Bowling

The rot slowly starts to set in...

Matt #2, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 10:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

I voted for Angst just to be a contrarian tbh

Allbran Burg (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 10:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Most of those bands def have their charm

Allbran Burg (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 10:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

054 Angst Lite Life

No way - this is a solid record! Folksy strum-punk, from somewhere at the rootsier end of US indie.

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

You'll be dissing Always August next, yer dirty rotter.

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I used to love Always August! Tar Babies too, we`ll be getting to them soon.

Matt #2, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

3-Way Tie (For Last)

Here's what I wrote about it back in the day

the mighty the mighty BOHANNON (m coleman), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Voted 3-Way Tie -- of all these, it's the one I go back and listen to most, though it's probably not the best of the list.

Religious Embolism (WmC), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

sucks that Britishers are forgetting to include sub-labels

Well, New Alliance didn't become a sub-label of SST till 1987, Cruz didn't start till '88, and Issues only issued four records!

― wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara),

haha

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

I got a 2008 sampler w/a recent SST order, it's got JAMBANG, Greg Ginn & The Taylor Texas Corrugators, MOJACK, and Gone. Should I bother putting it in the CD player y/n?

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I kind of think YES, cos I think we need a definitive answer on the Jambang vs Mojack question.

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ugh... Mojack, I guess. I literally just went through the whole CD in about three minutes. Mojack is sort of like Jambang with louder guitars and saxophone. Jambang is sort of like Kaleidoscope Funk Network. Oh god, this CD is so horrible.

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Gone is the best band on this CD. Let that soak in: GONE is the best band on an SST sampler.

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

crazy how ginn's backing band for gone went on to become the rollins band...

d15turb3nc3 @ th3 w@ff13 h0u53 (stevie), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Who is it nowadays? Sounds like Greg Ginn and an enthusastic drum machine. Apparently the album this song is taken from ("The Epic Trilogy") features a second disc with HR singing on it. The mind reels.

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

043 Various Artists The Blasting Concept Vol. II

This was maybe the first SST I ever bought and the Minutemen's 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love' slamming straight into the Huskers 'Erase Today' is a totally fucking knockout combination.

same with me! those were the two songs on it that i really liked. was this really cheap or something, cos thats the only reason i can think a 15 year old me bought this. the Black Flag song ("I Can See You") put me off them for about 5 years or something.

aztec gamera (zappi), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah the Meat Pups song on there was really bad too! Think it was £3.99 from Our Price in Basingstoke.

Kudos to Gott Punch on Jambang endeavours.

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

It was a budget-priced sampler but I bought it second hand anyway iirc

Top Geir (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ginn is like the of Sam Phillips of punk. This electronics geek who curated this brilliant explosion in music, immensely radical in a way, but ends up a dottering good ol' boy.

bendy, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 14:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's classed as an EP. But it's such an underdog and no one ever talks about it ever. It's a midpoint between Up On The Sun golden-psych-thicket and the more mersh Mirage sound.

Astley Hunchings (Jon Lewis), Friday, 2 April 2010 17:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Out My Way is a jam. Probably my top SST from 1986. Better than Evol? Yeah.

dad a, Friday, 2 April 2010 18:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

But with all my love for Up On The Sun I'm voting here for My First Bells because I mean come on.

dad a, Friday, 2 April 2010 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

vote

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 5 April 2010 00:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

please

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 5 April 2010 04:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

done

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 5 April 2010 04:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Voted Hallow's Victim, no surprise.

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 5 April 2010 04:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

I dont think St Vitus will do as well this time. Next poll it might though.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 5 April 2010 15:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Finally tipped for Up On The Sun b/c My First Bells no longer exists in that form, and New Day Rising i've so internalized that I never really play it anymore.

And bc Up On The Sun still seems to paint a picture of an escapist oasis I would gladly live in if I knew where to find it.

Astley Hunchings (Jon Lewis), Monday, 5 April 2010 15:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

My First Bells no longer exists in that form

my tape shelf disagrees w/ you

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 5 April 2010 16:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh you know what I mean! It was a dodgy rationalization that helped me come to a decision.

Astley Hunchings (Jon Lewis), Monday, 5 April 2010 16:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

just don't dare vote in the best 78 release of 1929 poll

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 5 April 2010 16:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Geir wont poll inferior formats

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 5 April 2010 19:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

One thing this thread has done is reinforce my belief that I really should get some more Minutemen into my collection.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 5 April 2010 20:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 5 April 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Up On The Sun still seems to paint a picture of an escapist oasis I would gladly live in if I knew where to find it.

It really does, doesn't it? It's a surefire cure for the winter blues.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 06:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

The best place I ever found
Wasn't close to any town
Was a little swimming ground

forgotten funk-uncle (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

5 hours to go

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can't vote for NDR without mentioning the production. Again.
But I will.
Closely followed by Up on the Sun

Fer Jessie the Drunk Dutch Mountain Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

why do i have the feeling that this is just gonna be an outlet for more husker du lurkers to show their numbers? zzzzz

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm even voting for NDR so yeah I think it's a foregone conclusion. This'll be the last year though.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

shasta there's loads of people saying Husker Du so its hardly lurkers.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

the husker du vote might get split though

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Up on the Sun

saint dad (herb albert), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

my first bells gets it for me, still have the cassette my brothers bought me for my birthday

T Bone Streep (Cave17Matt), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 20:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

"shasta there's loads of people saying Husker Du so its hardly lurkers"

Everyone voting for HD is a lurker. It's a rule.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Can't wait until 1987 when I can core-dump vote for Opal.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

I could leave them out just to annoy you Chris :)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 22:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

System, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's not quite as close as I had hoped...

forgotten funk-uncle (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Poor Würm. I've always felt sorry for them for being the second-most famous mid-'80s hardcore band to have umlauts. They're like SST's house Tommie Aaron.

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Damn lurkers.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

J0hn is punching the hell out of two people.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

he only has himself to blame really

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

This poll was a very tough one. In any other year the likes of Project: Mersh would be right up at the top. But there was no way it was gonna happen with New Dat Rising, My First Bells et al.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

New DAY Rising, obviously. But maybe if they had Dat back then for recording it would've sounded better.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

So who will finish 2nd to Sonic Youth? Favourite SST Release of... 1986

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 00:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Please to discuss this polls results (until j0hn is all punched out at least)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 00:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

What happened to the saint vitus faction btw?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 00:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

✌.✰|ʘ‿ʘ|✰.✌ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 00:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

031 Hüsker Dü New Day Rising 46

Jesus!

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not saying it's a bad record, just surprised at the landslide.

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I figured it would win so ended up voting for Flip Your Wig. So im pleased to see i wasnt the only one voting for it.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 01:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

the hippies have won

meisenfek, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 12:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

> What happened to the saint vitus faction btw?

blame the drugs

meisenfek, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 12:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

YEAH MAN WHEN DOES THIS POLL END GOTTA VOTE FOR VIUTUS

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 13:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

top 2 winners otm

☀ ☃ (am0n), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 15:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sA1pP4RG98

^ I can't believe I had never seen this huge SST pile-up before

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Friday, 16 April 2010 21:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have actually

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 17 April 2010 01:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

the real answer is WURM

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 9 March 2019 06:04 (two months ago) Permalink


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