MAD POLL, LOST YER WAY – ILM Artist Poll #16 – The Rolling Stones RESULTS THREAD

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lol this band sux

TALiB KWELi SODMG (The Reverend), Monday, 2 April 2012 06:44 (nine years ago) link

first response hall of shame

Also, awes.

Mark G, Monday, 2 April 2012 06:55 (nine years ago) link

let's prove it this band sux with the Rolling Stones' WORST, MOST HATED, MOST OVERPLAYED TRACKS

• 24 category ballots
• 42 tracks voted for
• distribution's broad but we've got enough for a Bottom 5

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 2 April 2012 07:01 (nine years ago) link

6. Sympathy For The Devil - 11 points (3 votes, one #1 vote)

http://i43.tinypic.com/dw5cv5.jpg

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 2 April 2012 07:07 (nine years ago) link

^^ sheer lunacy

charlie h, Monday, 2 April 2012 07:17 (nine years ago) link

I missed 'overplayed' but that puts their worst in the same list as their best...

Mark G, Monday, 2 April 2012 07:19 (nine years ago) link

yeah, feh on a "worst" list. i am in it for the love.

i editorialized a bit with the "overplayed" but it's really the only way to explain this ;-)

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 2 April 2012 07:22 (nine years ago) link

5. You Can't Always Get What You Want - 12 points (4 votes, two #1 votes)

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 2 April 2012 07:24 (nine years ago) link

"overplayed" is the worst excuse to dislike a song. Change the station, get new friends, grow the fuck up.

Three Word Username, Monday, 2 April 2012 07:28 (nine years ago) link

i cut "you can't always get what you want" from my ballot cuz it's overplayed (and crazy long besides), but calling it one of their worst songs seems the sad kind of insane

4/3 - 2 way tie for third place
Far Away Eyes - 12 points (4 votes, one #1 vote)
Harlem Shuffle - 12 points (4 votes, one #1 vote)

http://i41.tinypic.com/34ox1xv.jpg

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 2 April 2012 07:36 (nine years ago) link

yeah, see, now that's some hate i can share

far away eyes is awesome fuk u guys

JoeStork, Monday, 2 April 2012 07:37 (nine years ago) link

...ah, that's more like it. Voted for "Shuffle", but understand "Eyes". Cartoony Stones not lovable after 1968.

Three Word Username, Monday, 2 April 2012 07:38 (nine years ago) link

I voted You Can't Always Get What You Want because:

  • too long
  • the line he said one word to me, and that was "dead" is ur clunky
  • Ride copied the arrangement on one of their dud singles and exposed it as unbearably feeble

Ismael Klata, Monday, 2 April 2012 08:21 (nine years ago) link

laughed:

• distribution's broad but we've got enough for a Bottom 5

― all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 2 April 2012 07:01 (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


6. Sympathy For The Devil - 11 points (3 votes, one #1 vote)

Mark G, Monday, 2 April 2012 08:59 (nine years ago) link

That's me!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 09:08 (nine years ago) link

My 'worst' ballot was one track and it wasn't any of these but I can get behind hating 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', it's kind of cloying and horrible. 'Far Away Eyes' is the worst thing on Some Girls but it isn't terrible, just throwaway.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 2 April 2012 09:50 (nine years ago) link

far away eyes is essential, wtf is wrong with you people

thomp, Monday, 2 April 2012 09:52 (nine years ago) link

(i don't know: it's certainly grating, on occasion, but jagger's urge to occasionally prove he's Too Smart For This Shit is key to the band, i think) (and 'some girls' is a big fat mess w/ no cohesion, so the gearshift is less of a problem than it would be in another record) (the expanded edition is awesome mind)

thomp, Monday, 2 April 2012 09:53 (nine years ago) link

I didn't bother with a worst tracks because I have yet to explore the post-Tattoo You six in all their glory, but I'm glad to see "Far Away Eyes" on it.

da croupier, Monday, 2 April 2012 10:58 (nine years ago) link

It was cruel of Roger to leave us on this cliffhanger.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 2 April 2012 11:05 (nine years ago) link

Shouldve made a worst ballot; everything except Faraway Eyes wouldve made ir

the guy was ugly human (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 2 April 2012 11:15 (nine years ago) link

I've never thought of "Faraway Eyes" as overplayed. I doubt that I've heard it on the radio once in the past 10 or 15 years.

clemenza, Monday, 2 April 2012 11:33 (nine years ago) link

I love all of these songs (the original Harlem Shuffle is one of the best songs ever!)

gospodin simmel, Monday, 2 April 2012 11:56 (nine years ago) link

^this is true, but the Stones cover is k-lame

the guy was ugly human (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 2 April 2012 12:51 (nine years ago) link

i had a hard time thinking of songs for my 'most hated' ballot, ended up just challopping and putting 3 non-"Tumbling Dice" songs from Exile on there because that album's gonna be overrated as fuck in this poll

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Monday, 2 April 2012 12:55 (nine years ago) link

I forgot to submit a most hated but eff you guys, Far Away Eyes is BOTH hilar & great!!!!.

Harlem Shuffle can eat a dick though.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 13:01 (nine years ago) link

Charlie and Bill hold the beat real well though.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 13:03 (nine years ago) link

"Far Away Eyes" was my #1, such a stinker, with its awful spoken word opening, dumb vocals, & lazy lyric. Mick thinks the joke is on us but the joke is on him, & yes I have an opinion about that.

Euler, Monday, 2 April 2012 13:21 (nine years ago) link

yeah I am proud to have put Far Away Eyes on this list of shame

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Monday, 2 April 2012 13:23 (nine years ago) link

I'm glad I didn't submit a most hated ballot, because "Winning Ugly" would've been on it, and I've come around to digging that song. But "Rock and a Hard Place" can eat my poo. "Far Away Eyes" is kinda like the Flying Burrito Bros "Hippie Boy" to me; I don't out-and-out hate it, but I prefer the album without it.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 2 April 2012 13:23 (nine years ago) link

"Far Away Eyes" was my #1, such a stinker, with its awful spoken word opening, dumb vocals, & lazy lyric. Mick thinks the joke is on us but the joke is on him, & yes I have an opinion about that

no do go on

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 13:30 (nine years ago) link

Geez people. Sympathy for the Devil and You Can't Always Get What You Want? Have any of y'all ever spent any time Dancing With Mr. D?

kornrulez6969, Monday, 2 April 2012 13:38 (nine years ago) link

I can't even stand Bryan Ferry's version.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 13:47 (nine years ago) link

2. Cherry Oh Baby - 15 points (5 votes, two #1 votes)

http://i43.tinypic.com/2a62kax.jpg

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 2 April 2012 14:36 (nine years ago) link

I don't care for ^^^ it either but it's at worst inoffensive.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 14:39 (nine years ago) link

I was hoping the haters convention would be over by now and we'd be rolling out the positive votes. Gotta go home at this point though, so just wanted to say it's great that these results just happen to fall in the month of the Stones' 50th anniversary (if Wikipedia is correct).

Also, if you're at a loose end, check out this week's Project Moonbase podcast, which is marking the anniversary in its usual, tongue-in-cheek style:
http://www.projectmoonbase.com/?p=5121

Jeff W, Monday, 2 April 2012 17:17 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, a shame this is moving so slow. :(

(No offense, roger. Dunno what your schedule's like.)

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 April 2012 17:19 (nine years ago) link

he said in the first or second post itt that he's on jury duty so it would be kinda patchy.

but that makes it last longer :D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:21 (nine years ago) link

yeah i'm in no rush, especially since the comedy poll is still rolling out on ILE today and tomorrow. whenever you're ready we'll be here!

some dude, Monday, 2 April 2012 17:25 (nine years ago) link

besides I think we still need time to put together our best horrible jagger outfits in preparation for the festivities.

anyone want to volunteer for this?

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9158/82061301rollingstonebyp4.jpg

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:57 (nine years ago) link

most horrible use of Jagger package

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:59 (nine years ago) link

I'm wearing blue tights like those right now as a matter of fact.

Whiney Houson (WmC), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:59 (nine years ago) link

I'm trying to find a good pic of the yellow spandex with knee pads. they're almost as good.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 18:02 (nine years ago) link

STONES

sorry, I just gotta pop in once in a while to say that

Euler, Monday, 2 April 2012 18:20 (nine years ago) link

ILM's had a pretty strong cult of Sway for a while now

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 April 2012 02:51 (nine years ago) link

*to coin rogermexico's turn of phrase

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 April 2012 02:51 (nine years ago) link

i really never would've guessed before this whole thing started that "Sway" was widely considered the best song on Sticky Fingers

― some dude, Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:46 PM (58 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's not. strategic voting!

also, i'm kind of thinking black and blue > tattoo you. anyone with me?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 April 2012 03:46 (nine years ago) link

btw is mick taylor playing slide on torn and frayed?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 April 2012 03:47 (nine years ago) link

also, i'm kind of thinking black and blue > tattoo you. anyone with me?

― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:46 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

::raises hand::

some dude, Friday, 13 April 2012 03:51 (nine years ago) link

O_o

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 April 2012 03:57 (nine years ago) link

no whey

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Friday, 13 April 2012 06:02 (nine years ago) link

*booing*

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 April 2012 06:03 (nine years ago) link

Crashing this thread to post the Charlie-cam version of "Monkey Man." This would have been my #1 pick (then "Paint It Black", then "Sway")

Anyway, here's Charlie. This is one of my most favorite things ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3FUA0Hj7fI

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 13 April 2012 07:49 (nine years ago) link

Also, I've been listening to the Stones non-stop while reading this thread and had a great Thursday night!

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 13 April 2012 07:57 (nine years ago) link

This is cool.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/04/keep-bill-wyman-away-from-keith.html

kornrulez6969, Friday, 13 April 2012 15:09 (nine years ago) link

Arthur Ashe?

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 13 April 2012 15:15 (nine years ago) link

I like to think that it's Bill Wyman making all the noise.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 13 April 2012 15:18 (nine years ago) link

also, i'm kind of thinking black and blue > tattoo you. anyone with me?

well TY has two tracks from the B&B sessions so...

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 15:21 (nine years ago) link

Arthur Ashe - weirdest assumed name ever

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 April 2012 15:23 (nine years ago) link

well TY has two tracks from the B&B sessions so...

which ones?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 April 2012 19:52 (nine years ago) link

"worried about you" is said to have been a black and blue outtake. don't know of any others.

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:05 (nine years ago) link

"worried about" you timing adds up given that it's Wayne Perkins on the solo, who also plays on "hand of fate"

will have to give b&b another try but on the face of it it's tattoo you in a walk

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:08 (nine years ago) link

speaking of which, that fabled reggae version of "start me up" grooves pretty deeply

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:09 (nine years ago) link

where do i find this version?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 April 2012 23:36 (nine years ago) link

Charlie-cam is awesome. And Black and Blue is better than Tattoo You.

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 14 April 2012 00:45 (nine years ago) link

xpost obv there's no finished version out there but here's a rough one

http://www.youtu.be/bl1YZ6Bun3E

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 14 April 2012 01:39 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

We can't be browed by beating
We can't be cowed by words

mookieproof, Friday, 25 May 2012 02:08 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

everybody walking round
everybody trying to step on their Creator

mookieproof, Friday, 15 June 2012 02:45 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

did "Long Long While" really not place? what a joke, ban everyone

Euler, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 01:56 (eight years ago) link

lol delayed reaction much

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:13 (eight years ago) link

been a long, long time

Euler, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:16 (eight years ago) link

:)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:40 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

destroying your notion of circular time

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 January 2015 05:18 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

"Let It Loose" would top my ballot now.

WilliamC, Monday, 15 June 2015 19:39 (six years ago) link

there are days when it could top mine too, such a gorgeous song

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 15 June 2015 19:40 (six years ago) link

Is this the best song on Exile? I think it probably is.

― Ismael Klata, Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:52 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh yes, there was no way i was leaving this off my ballot--glad it's above shine a light, which this is superior to

― Iago Galdston, Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:52 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I subbed in Let It Loose for every other song on Exile that I wanted to vote for.

― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:53 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my #3. this is one of those tracks that, like, i thought i was the only one, and i am so happy to find out i'm not alone. with exile the whole is obv greater than sum of parts but i think ismael is otm. it's perfect.

― all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, April 5, 2012

resulting post (rogermexico.), Monday, 15 June 2015 22:46 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

Just been browsing this thread while on a bit of a '60s-'70s Stones kick, and came across this...

I know it from the London Years box & remain puzzled about why the cd case says it's "Child of the Moon (rmk)". Was there an original version?

― Euler, Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:55 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Better a late response than no response, I guess, but I was confused about the same thing up until fairly recently thinking that "rmk" meant that the track was in some way a "re-make" and there was an original version out there. In actual fact, "RMK" is Allen Klein's daughters initials.

Turrican, Friday, 8 January 2016 20:53 (five years ago) link

whoa cool thanks!

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 8 January 2016 21:49 (five years ago) link

I can say with confidence that Voodoo Lounge is pretty good: lots of jams, and "Out of Tears" isn't embarrassing.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 January 2016 21:59 (five years ago) link

It's such a shame that the '60s Stones discography is still quite messy, with both US and UK versions still available... I would have thought they would have tidied that up like The Beatles did, by sticking with the UK versions and putting all the odds and ends on compilations, a la Past Masters.

Turrican, Friday, 8 January 2016 22:19 (five years ago) link

never say never but the rights situation is v thorny

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 8 January 2016 22:30 (five years ago) link

Ah, yeah... the '60s Stones catalogue is ABKCO owned isn't it? You can see why McCartney sued the rest of The Beatles to dissolve their partnership in the early '70s.

Turrican, Friday, 8 January 2016 22:36 (five years ago) link

Allen Klein, bitches

Οὖτις, Friday, 8 January 2016 22:38 (five years ago) link

haunts the industry from beyond the grave, kinda like Bill Graham

Οὖτις, Friday, 8 January 2016 22:39 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

Their best '70s albums. Fact.

I like queer. You like queer, senator? (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:13 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

You're wrong about 'Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?', that's a great one IMO. I love how stuffed the production is, and the middle 8 ("Tell me a story about how you adore me" etc.) is one of their finest.

'As Tears Go By' also a beautiful tune. The Stones were always good at that kind of track.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 19 April 2019 00:43 (two years ago) link

Yeah, otm about the production of "have you seen your mother, baby" such a wonderful roaring din

brimstead, Friday, 19 April 2019 00:46 (two years ago) link

I can support the production on "Have You Seen Your Mother..." over the awkward, too pretty Jagger vocal on "As Tears..."

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 April 2019 00:50 (two years ago) link

I'll take the beautiful Jagger vocal on 'As Tears Go By' over his pisstakey vocal on 'Far Away Eyes' or when he lapses into comedy Jamaican accents.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:53 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

"complicated!"

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:36 (two months ago) link

where is "complicated"?!

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:36 (two months ago) link

listen to those instrumental choruses, which are nods to Let's Spend the Night Together, punctuated by mick going "YEAH!" in a different spot each time through. what happened here? something terrible happened

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:38 (two months ago) link

and even better, those choruses are only 6 bars, so every time it launches into a new verse it seems urgent

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:39 (two months ago) link


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