Do You Remember The First Poll? - ILM Artist Poll #11 - PULP - Results Thread!

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Here we go, friends!

As mentioned previously I do not have sound on my computer and thus cannot post Youtubes with any certainty as to whether they would be the correct song (remixes/covers/etc).. so I will be using the inspiration of the Blur results thread and posting 'teaser' pictures a few minutes before each reveal. If there's a body out there interested in posting the Youtubes, I'd love the support!

117 songs voted for over ~29 ballots.. going to list out the top 40 results! Full list to follow at end.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 14:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

should probably put "pulp" somewhere in the title there.

strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Monday, 31 October 2011 14:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

OR POLLP

an unproductive night at camp (rip van wanko), Monday, 31 October 2011 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

The first poll was Blur, wasn't it?

Mark G, Monday, 31 October 2011 14:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh shit. I had Pulp in there, but something.. changed. Groan. Waiting on one last minute ballot and results in ~30 mins!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 14:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

There had been an REM poll before that xp, but not as part of this series.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 31 October 2011 14:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

ahh, sorry. I grabbed the numbering off of the thread to coordinate order and timing etc etc

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 14:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

P.O.L.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.P.U.L.P.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 31 October 2011 14:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

so this is what i'm doing this afternoon. okay then.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 31 October 2011 14:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

alright guys!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 14:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

#40

http://i40.tinypic.com/befosg.jpg

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 14:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Actually - that's #41 - one song placed twice due to a typo and thus got bumped up a bit when I added votes together! Any guesses?

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

His 'n' Hers?

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Good guess! It could have been. It was hard to find a good picture for..

#41 - LIVE BED SHOW - 5 votes, 96 points

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

(BTW, there are a few ties, but Excel just sorted them alphabetically and that's what I'm going to do to)

LBS was #40 until ENBB's ballot, which messed up my numbering a bit. LBS is now tied for #41 with PARTY HARD (5 votes) and PENCIL SKIRT (6 votes) - should be true winner of #41 slot - sorry, I'm going to get better as I go along! I hope.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

If that song made it into the top 40/41 then I guess every song on "Different Class" will make it.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 31 October 2011 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

#40

http://i42.tinypic.com/fatex.jpg

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Countdown? ("I wasted all my time")

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Or maybe Don't Let Him Waste Your Time?

!Alicia!, Monday, 31 October 2011 15:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

oooh, that's better

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

You got it, !Alicia!

#40 - DON'T LET HIM WASTE YOUR TIME - 6 VOTES, 97 POINTS.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I-FlVjryw4

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to be very good at this!

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

This particular song was very hard to find an image for. I'll give it another minute or two..

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's right folks it's

#39 - GLORY DAYS - 5 votes, 101 points

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Glory Days" ?

XPOST DFAMMIT!

Mark G, Monday, 31 October 2011 15:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

I had to leave Glory Days off but I sure do love it!

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

hah! Nice one, Mark G! We know you had it, in spirit.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Never mind, buzzer had already gone.

Were you trying to avoid Bruce pics? (I found a quite good one, but it was way too large)

XPOST ABLUMMINGAIN!

Mark G, Monday, 31 October 2011 15:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

I had to leave Glory Days off but I sure do love it!

cosign. helluva song.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 31 October 2011 15:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahahaha! It did not even occur to me to use a Bruce pic. I should outsource to you guys!

but in the meantime, #38

http://i44.tinypic.com/2ed1b1z.jpg

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Inside Susan?

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

of course!

#38 - INSIDE SUSAN - 5 votes, 107 points

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

too low IMO

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

(please let me know if I am doing this too quickly!)

#37

http://i43.tinypic.com/vxnn91.jpg

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 15:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's Mile End, innit?]

xpost, I guess.

Mark G, Monday, 31 October 2011 16:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

otm on Inside Susan - my #6. higher than anything on Different Class for me. Love his monologues.

you don't exist in the database (woof), Monday, 31 October 2011 16:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sure is! Or so Wikipedia tells me - I've never been :(

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 16:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost, I guess ;)

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 16:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I used to go down there for Kebabs on a Fri Lunchtime for the office (we took it in turns, I wasn't the general dogsbod) so we'd eat in the office and then spend most of the afternoon in't pub. City job.

Mark G, Monday, 31 October 2011 16:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

#37 - MILE END - 6 votes, 114 points

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 16:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

nothing?

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've got nothing for that tbh

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 31 October 2011 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Do you remember the first time"

for some people, anyways...

Mark G, Monday, 31 October 2011 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

hint: nothing to do with energy drinks

Mark G... what was your first time like? Please do go on.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 31 October 2011 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Blue Girls?

!Alicia!, Monday, 31 October 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's somewhere on TMI, back when you could post unregistered (he lied)

Mark G, Monday, 31 October 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Classic CD-era bloat.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 November 2011 00:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha just noticed my typo for the all seeing i track, i probably contributed to some of the poll confusion xpost

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 00:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

TIH is definitely overlong and inconsistent (although i'd disagree about the middle being the problem -- "A Little Soul" is right in the middle!), but the highs are far too high for me to think of it as a misfire. possibly the only 'dark reflection on fame' album i'll ever love.

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Thursday, 3 November 2011 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

really the pileup of bombastic power ballads at the end is what hurts the album most for me -- if it just stopped at "Sylvia" and left the last two off it'd be pretty solid.

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Thursday, 3 November 2011 00:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

We can trade opinions. For me it drops off after the title track (for which I really must be in the mood, i.e. never) or whatever track follows, but enjoy "Like a Friend."

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 November 2011 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

"TV Movie" follows the title track and is easily my least favorite track on the album, so yeah i think that exacerbates the feeling of it being frontloaded. "Like A Friend" was my #1 so no disagreements on that count.

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Thursday, 3 November 2011 00:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

jim putting Stacks separately also brings Inside Susan up to #31 overall

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's not quite the same, given that surely votes for "Inside Susan" were for the song "Inside Susan", not the related songs that make up the story (which also includes "The Babysitter").

unskinny blap (edwardo), Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

xxxp I kind of know what you mean re: the final tracks- When I listen to the album straight through, I'm pretty much done with it by then. The album starts strong, peaks massively, hits a little turbulence at "TV Movie", and then by "Sylvia" I'm starting to feel filthy and nauseous. The last thing I need at that point is more songs. But "Glory Days" and "The Day After the Revolution" are so great (especially "Glory Days")! It just took me a while to realize it. Actually, now that I think of it, I like "TV Movie" too. That incongruous, tuneless whistle halfway through makes me lol every time, and I like the way he spits out, "Why pre-TTTEND any longer?" There's really no duds on this album, in my opinion. I guess the one I'm most likely to skip is "Seductive Barry".

epistantophus, Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

BLASPHEMY

he carried yellow flowers (DJP), Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol I know, I was waiting for that

epistantophus, Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

the songs at the end aren't bad per se, i just feel they're done a disservice by the sequencing (although i do prefer "Cocaine Socialism" to "Glory Days")

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's not quite the same, given that surely votes for "Inside Susan" were for the song "Inside Susan", not the related songs that make up the story (which also includes "The Babysitter").

a) if I'd thought my vote wasn't for the three-song-suite, I would have voted for Stacks instead

b) there's no separation on the list for Jarvis vs Nancy versions of Don't Let Him Waste Your Time so

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i specifically voted for stacks, not that into '59' and wouldn't have rated the titular song that highly tbqh

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

a[ii]) I just checked and my ballot specifically says 05. Inside Susan: A Story in 3 Parts

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

IIRC there was only one Nancy vote, but I should have clarified Stacks :(

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 03:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

ppl may have been happily allowing their Don't Let Him votes to go to either. I assumed mine (for Nancy) would be combined with specific Jarvis and nonspecific votes the way remixes are on other tracks polls, and the division merely footnoted. (which I guess happened, just without the footnoting?)

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 04:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

I would have liked to contribute to this earlier, but my home state of New Jersey has fallen victim to a crazy October blizzard which has incapacitated the entire state. I've been without power for five days. People let me tell you, leaves + snow = catastrophe

Anyway, here is my ballot

Common People
Pink Glove
A Little Soul
I’m A Man
Party Hard
Something Changed
Disco 2000
Do You Remember The First Time
Help The Aged
Dishes
Mis-Shapes
Glory Days
Underwear
The Day After The Revolution
Pencil Skirt
This is Hardcore
Sunrise
Roadkill
Lipgloss
Angela

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 3 November 2011 04:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nancy's "Don't Let It Waste Your Time" > Jarvis's
Jarvis's "Baby's Coming Back To Me" > Nancy's though

unskinny blap (edwardo), Thursday, 3 November 2011 05:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

With all errors fixed since full results posted, as well as artist names differentiated.. I also changed the vote for Inside Susan: ASITP to Stacks as Sic said he would've voted for that one in particular if he had to? My Inside Susan vote was for that song, in particular - if others who only put Inside Susan meant the trilogy we can hash it out further!

For ties I used any number one votes as a tiebreaker, if there wasn't one I used how many people voted, when that was no different either they become, e.g., 31.1 and 31.2 which I think ended up alphabetically.

1 - Common People - Pulp - 641 points - 21 votes, 5 number ones
2 - This Is Hardcore - Pulp - 559 points - 25 votes, 2 number ones
3 - Do You Remember The First Time? - Pulp - 477 points - 21 votes, 0 number ones
4 - Pink Glove - Pulp - 474 points - 17 votes, 3 number ones
5 - Babies - Pulp - 474 points - 17 votes, 2 number ones
6 - Disco 2000 - Pulp - 365 points - 13 votes, 2 number ones
7 - Seconds - Pulp - 327 points - 13 votes, 2 number ones
8 - Something changed - Pulp - 326 points - 13 votes, 1 number ones
9 - Razzmatazz - Pulp - 319 points - 15 votes, 0 number ones
10 - Lipgloss - Pulp - 309 points - 16 votes, 0 number ones
11 - Underwear - Pulp - 296 points - 14 votes, 0 number ones
12 - Help the Aged - Pulp - 279 points - 14 votes, 0 number ones
13 - F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E. - Pulp - 264 points - 11 votes, 0 number ones
14 - Acrylic Afternoons - Pulp - 257 points - 12 votes, 0 number ones
15 - I Spy - Pulp - 247 points - 12 votes, 1 number ones
16 - Mis-shapes - Pulp - 242 points - 11 votes, 0 number ones
17 - A Little Soul - Pulp - 241 points - 11 votes, 0 number ones
18 - My Legendary Girlfriend - Pulp - 233 points - 11 votes, 1 number ones
19 - The Fear - Pulp - 229 points - 10 votes, 1 number ones
20 - Sorted for E's & Wizz - Pulp - 225 points - 10 votes, 0 number ones
21 - She's A Lady - Pulp - 222 points - 11 votes, 0 number ones
22 - Like A Friend - Pulp - 211 points - 9 votes, 1 number ones
23 - Dishes - Pulp - 197 points - 8 votes, 1 number ones
24 - Your Sister's Clothes - Pulp - 196 points - 9 votes, 0 number ones
25 - O.U. (Gone Gone) - Pulp - 189 points - 8 votes, 1 number ones
26 - The Trees - Pulp - 174 points - 7 votes, 1 number ones
27 - His 'n' Hers - Pulp - 173 points - 7 votes, 1 number ones
28 - Sheffield: Sex City - Pulp - 166 points - 8 votes, 0 number ones
29 - Wickerman - Pulp - 163 points - 7 votes, 1 number ones
30 - Sunrise - Pulp - 161 points - 9 votes, 0 number ones
31 - Bad Cover Version - Pulp - 150 points - 8 votes, 0 number ones
32 - Death II - Pulp - 143 points - 6 votes, 1 number ones
33 - Joyriders - Pulp - 138 points - 6 votes, 0 number ones
34.1 - Countdown - Pulp - 124 points - 6 votes, 0 number ones
34.2 - The Night that Minnie Temperley Died - Pulp - 124 points - 6 votes, 0 number ones
35 - Blue Girls - Pulp - 116 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
36 - Mile End - Pulp - 114 points - 6 votes, 0 number ones
37 - Glory Days - Pulp - 101 points - 5 votes, 0 number ones
38 - Pencil Skirt - Pulp - 96 points - 6 votes, 0 number ones
39.1 - Live Bed Show - Pulp - 96 points - 5 votes, 0 number ones
39.2 - Party Hard - Pulp - 96 points - 5 votes, 0 number ones
40.1 - I Want You - Pulp - 91 points - 5 votes, 0 number ones
40.2 - Running the World - Jarvis Cocker - 91 points - 5 votes, 0 number ones
41 - Bar Italia - Pulp - 88 points - 6 votes, 0 number ones
42 - Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) - Pulp - 88 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
43 - Styloroc (Nites of Suburbia) - Pulp - 85 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
44 - Don't Let Him Waste Your Time - Jarvis Cocker - 84 points - 5 votes, 0 number ones
45 - Inside Susan - Pulp - 80 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
46 - Stacks - Pulp - 79 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
47 - Love is Blind - Pulp - 77 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
48 - Ansaphone - Pulp - 77 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
49 - Weeds - Pulp - 76 points - 5 votes, 0 number ones
50 - Monday Morning - Pulp - 74 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
51 - Sliding Through Life On Charm - Marianne Faithfull - 72 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
52 - First Man in Space - All Seeing I - 69 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
53 - Have You Seen Her Lately? - Pulp - 67 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
54 - Synchronize - Jarvis Cocker w/Discodeine - 65 points - 3 votes, 1 number ones
55 - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Pelvis - Barry Adamson - 63 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
56 - Walk like a Panther - All Seeing I - 62 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
57 - The Birds in Your Garden - Pulp - 60 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
58 - Ciao! - Lush - 59 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
59 - Seductive Barry - Pulp - 58 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
60 - Wishful Thinking - Pulp - 56 points - 4 votes, 0 number ones
61 - The Day After The Revolution - Pulp - 55 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
62 - Big Julie - Jarvis Cocker - 54 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
63 - Street Lites - Pulp - 52 points - 3 votes, 0 number ones
64 - She's Dead - Pulp - 52 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
65 - David's Last Summer - Pulp - 51 points - 2 votes, 1 number ones
66 - Dogs are Everywhere - Pulp - 50 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
67 - I'm A Man - Pulp - 46 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
68 - Sylvia - Pulp - 45 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
69 - Death Goes to the Disco - Pulp - 42 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
70 - Love Love - Pulp - 40 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
71 - I Will Kill Again - Jarvis Cocker - 40 points - 1 votes, 1 number ones
72 - The Babysitter - Pulp - 39 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
73 - Happy Endings - Pulp - 38 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
74 - I Love Life - Pulp - 36 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
75 - The Facts Of Life (The Chocolate Layers Remix) - Black Box Recorder - 36 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
76 - Cocaine Socialism - Pulp - 35 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
77 - My Lighthouse - Pulp - 33 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
78 - Roadkill - Pulp - 31 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
79 - Everybody's Problem - Pulp - 30 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
80 - Someone Like The Moon - Pulp - 27 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
81 - You're A Nightmare - Pulp - 25 points - 2 votes, 0 number ones
82 - Separations - Pulp - 25 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
83.1 - Deep Fried in Kelvin - Pulp - 24 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
83.2 - Don't You Know - Pulp - 24 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
83.3 - Maureen - Pulp - 24 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
84 - PTA - Pulp - 23 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
85 - Morning Dew (cover) - Pulp - 22 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
86.1 - They Suffocate At Night - Pulp - 21 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
86.2 - We Love Life - Pulp - 21 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
87 - Fuckingsong - Jarvis Cocker - 20 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
88.1 - Last Man in Space - All Seeing I - 20 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
88.2 - TV Movie - Pulp - 20 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
88.3 - We Are the Boyz - Pulp - 20 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
88.4 - You're In My Eyes (Discosong) - Jarvis Cocker - 20 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
89.1 - 97 Lovers - Pulp - 18 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
89.2 - Last Day of the Miners' Strike - Pulp - 18 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
90 - Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris (Jarvis Cocker) - 17 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
91.1 - Billy Jack - Relaxed Muscle - 16 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
91.2 - Heavy Weather - Jarvis Cocker - 16 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
92 - Fairground - Pulp - 15 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
93.1 - Being Followed Home - Pulp - 13 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
93.2 - Don't Let Him Waste Your Time - Nancy Sinatra - 13 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
93.3 - We Can Dance Again - Pulp - 13 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
94.1 - Aborigine - Pulp - 12 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
94.2 - Blue Glow - Pulp - 12 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
94.3 - Further Complications - Jarvis Cocker - 12 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
94.4 - Weeds II - Pulp - 12 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
95.1 - Angela - Jarvis Cocker - 11 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
95.2 - Don't You Want Me Anymore? - Pulp - 11 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
95.3 - Grandfather's Nursery - Pulp - 11 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones
95.4 - I Never Said I Was Deep - Jarvis Cocker - 11 points - 1 votes, 0 number ones

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 13:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

So vote-splitting means the conservatives won Inside Susan got knocked out of contention! But Stacks placed higher! :)

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 13:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

Here's my ballot. Very Intro/H'n'H heavy.

1 David's Last Summer
2 Acrylic afternoons
3 Razzamatazz
4 Pink Glove
5 Stacks
6 Inside Susan
7 Common People
8 Sorted for Es and Wizz
9 Do you remember the first time?
10 Joyriders
11 OU
12 Help the aged
13 Lipgloss
14 Seconds
15 I Spy
16 Running the World (Jarvis Cocker)
17 Cocaine Socialism
18 First Man in space (All Seeing I)
19 Your Sister's Clothes
20 Sheffield: Sex City

you don't exist in the database (woof), Thursday, 3 November 2011 14:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. Pink Glove
2. Disco 2000
3. Common People
4. Something Changed
5. Joyriders
6. Little Girl (With Blue Eyes)
7. Happy Endings
8. Sylvia
9. Lipgloss
10. I Spy
11. I Want You
12. This is Hardcore
13. Glory Days
14. The Birds in Your Garden
15. A Little Soul
16. Your Sister's Clothes
17. Dogs are Everywhere
18. She's a Lady
19. Weeds II
20. Sunrise

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 3 November 2011 15:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

The album starts strong, peaks massively, hits a little turbulence at "TV Movie", and then by "Sylvia" I'm starting to feel filthy and nauseous. The last thing I need at that point is more songs. But "Glory Days" and "The Day After the Revolution" are so great (especially "Glory Days")! It just took me a while to realize it. Actually, now that I think of it, I like "TV Movie" too. That incongruous, tuneless whistle halfway through makes me lol every time, and I like the way he spits out, "Why pre-TTTEND any longer?" There's really no duds on this album, in my opinion. I guess the one I'm most likely to skip is "Seductive Barry".

I agree with nearly all of this ... when I finally got into "Glory Days" and "The Day After the Revolution", TIH went from being the "difficult follow-up to DC" to "maybe the best Pulp album?" for me. The weak links are "TV Movie" (although it works well as a sort-of intermission to the album), "Party Hard", and "Seductive Barry" (Pulp could never do epics and should have never recorded a song longer than seven minutes).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 3 November 2011 15:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

My #1, "My Legendary Girlfriend" is a sentimental favorite for me since it was the first Pulp song I heard, and Separations was the first album I bought - and only one I had for a long time. Pulp was never popular in the US (none of their singles charted here, and Hardcore was the only album that even made the top 200), so I had no idea until many years later that they'd become huge in their home country and elsewhere. I still wasn't aware "Common People" was their smash hit or signature song - I've never heard it on the radio.

I decided to make things easier on myself by considering only Pulp songs - no JC solo, collaborations, or guest appearances (although I would have loved to include "Fuckingsong"). I somehow forgot to include "...First Time" on my ballot, but am relieved to see that didn't affect its placement; indeed I would have probably put it at #3. My ballot:

1. My Legendary Girlfriend
2. The Fear
3. Blue Girls
4. Ansaphone
5. Babies
6. Separations
7. Acrylic Afternoons
8. Underwear
9. Morning Dew
10. O.U.
11. Love Love
12. This Is Hardcore
13. 97 Lovers
14. Live Bed Show
15. I Want You
16. Glory Days
17 .My Lighthouse
18. Being Followed Home
19. Weeds
20. Sunrise

- 11 songs that placed in the top 41
- 4 songs that nobody else voted for

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wish you had voted for Fuckingsong! I did. It probably still wouldn't have placed but at least I'd get to think about it twice. In fact, I think I'll put that on right now.. :)

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

That song pretty much sums up Jarvis's ethos for me

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's sort of the less-creepy PTA, no? Or at least - PTA might not have grossed me out as much if he wrote about it as if "it's just a fucking song." N.B. I'm fine being grossed out by him.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 17:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

I never made that connection, but yes P.T.A. is creepy. FS is more like JC's message to groupies that IRL he can't live up to their image of him, so they're best off just listening to their favorite records since they'll always live up to your expectations. Or something like that....

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Thursday, 3 November 2011 17:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

That interpretation makes sense.. I had just thought of it as "the perfect girl" or somesuch with his allusions to how in real life he's late, messy, etc. Hey, the teenage girl inside me is satisfied! ;)

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 17:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

I just stumbled across http://www.jarviscocker.net/ which I had never visited before and am having great fun watching him eat an apple, read a book, etc in the header. Teehee!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 November 2011 17:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

The weak links are "TV Movie" (although it works well as a sort-of intermission to the album), "Party Hard", and "Seductive Barry" (Pulp could never do epics and should have never recorded a song longer than seven minutes).

i disagree with this so much! "Seductive Barry" and "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)" off the last Jarvis solo album were both on my ballot because i think he's GREAT at the 8-minute slow burn (and i probably wouldn't mind if the 6-minute slow burns like "F.E.E.L.I.N.G." and "This Is Hardcore" were a bit longer). those songs are really just masterful achievements in pacing and mood.

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Friday, 4 November 2011 02:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Told my husband to guess which song placed #1 and he guessed Song 2 ;_; He's more of a soul man. But still. Sob!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 4 November 2011 15:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

I also tried to seduce him with Fuckingsong and he laughed at me :P

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 4 November 2011 15:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Told my husband to guess which song placed #1 and he guessed Song 2

this is fantastic

dense macabre (DJP), Friday, 4 November 2011 15:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Song 2 haha aww he's trying

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 4 November 2011 15:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

awwww

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 4 November 2011 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

PULP, PLUP, BLUR... hey it is almost an anagram if you add a few pen strokes....

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

To be fair, he knows I am (was) a massive Blur fan too.. so I guess he blanked a bit, since he doesn't post to ILX or anything. He gets partial points. :)

Has anyone ever noticed that Pulp always uses "Yeah, yeah, yeah!" as filler but Blur's always on the "La la la"? Not 100% of the time but I once told him that's an easy way to guess if I'm playing a Pulp or a Blur song, heh. And Song 2 does end with "Awwwww... yeah."

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

I always thought it ended with an S bomb

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Maybe it does!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just throwing this out there, but I'd be totally down with taking part in an ILM This is Hardcore tribute album, where we recast the songs into different genres (e.g. "The Fear" as a dance track, "Party Hard" as a country song, "This is Hardcore" as industrial, etc. etc.)

epistantophus, Saturday, 5 November 2011 00:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Aww, yeah you guys should do it. I've no musical ability whatsoever however.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Saturday, 5 November 2011 02:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

That could be an asset, not a liability! You could do an a capella track, or a kazoo track, or a minimalist lo-fi casio track!

epistantophus, Saturday, 5 November 2011 21:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Listening to Pulp to prepare for the show, I've come across a few songs that should have ranked higher or at all:

Separations - I forgot about the actual song! "Let's Do It.."
the Mark of the Devil

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:50 (six years ago) Permalink

http://www.acrylicafternoons.com/images/rc4.jpg

Mark G, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh the 80s!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:47 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

I agree!

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 08:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Yep: always thought so.

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:26 (one week ago) Permalink


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