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to my knowledge, this is every released pylon song. which is your favorite? 10-11 legitimate contenders for me. they are amazing. also feel free to unearth rare footage that doesn't exist and post it here and blow my mind.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Cool 4
Crazy 4
Volume 2
Stop It 2
Dub 1
Beep 1
Yo-Yo 1
Working Is No Problem 1
This / That 0
Altitude 0
Recent Title 0
Look Alive 0
Catch 0
Outside 0
B-Complex 0
Metal 0
Very Right 0
Sugarpop 0
Crunch 0
Go 0
There It Is 0
Springtime 0
Gyrate 0
Spider 0
Feast On My Heart 0
Precaution 0
Weather Radio 0
The Human Body 0
Read A Book 0
Driving School 0
Gravity 0
Danger 0
K 0
Italian Movie Theme 0
M-Train 0
Buzz 0
No Clocks 0
Reptiles 0
Sloganistic 0


Karl Malone, Friday, 21 March 2014 00:06 (five years ago) link

Ditto re: 10-11 legit contenders, gonna just vote ''Stop It'' on a whim and because otherwise I'll dither and forget to vote. NO ROCK AND ROLL, NO - great repetition, hypnotic, intensifying. But could easily vote for so many of the others. Oh mannn, ''Feast On My Heart.'' Seeing these live in their mid-oughts reunion phase was amazing...I'm sure I've posted about this before but they were still the best, most exciting show you could see in Athens, mostly.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 21 March 2014 00:17 (five years ago) link

"Working is no problem" is rarely cited, but for me it's a total fistpumper

Karl Malone, Friday, 21 March 2014 00:19 (five years ago) link

inspired by putting on Chomp earlier this evening, and it sounds like a greatest hits album. every single song has something unique going for it.

Karl Malone, Friday, 21 March 2014 00:19 (five years ago) link

That's on Gyrate tho. Voted Volume

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Friday, 21 March 2014 00:27 (five years ago) link

(Sry to be anal, not like it matters! I get Volume in my head a LOT, so that)

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Friday, 21 March 2014 00:27 (five years ago) link

oh, i haven't listened to working is no problem in a couple months, but i voted for it because it's an alltime fistpumper

Karl Malone, Friday, 21 March 2014 00:32 (five years ago) link

i just meant starting the poll was inspired by putting on chomp this evening.

"this poll, brought to you by..."

Karl Malone, Friday, 21 March 2014 00:33 (five years ago) link

I still don't have Chomp. Saw it at least once in bargain bins, bt ws put off (as a solemn teen) by the goofy bitemarked cover. I ws a dumb kid

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Friday, 21 March 2014 00:36 (five years ago) link

Everything is cool.

nerve_pylon, Friday, 21 March 2014 01:38 (five years ago) link

^^

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 March 2014 14:10 (five years ago) link

PYLON! C or D?

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 March 2014 14:12 (five years ago) link

Crazy

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 21 March 2014 14:17 (five years ago) link

Volume

Brad C., Monday, 24 March 2014 00:34 (five years ago) link

Can't choose. Almost everything on Gyrate slays me. Chomp is good too but didn't/doesn't make me wanna bounce around like Gyrate does.

MarcoDisko, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 05:25 (five years ago) link

Yeah, this is tough. Think I'm going with "M-Train" though.

A Perfect Ratio of Choogle to Jam (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 20:12 (five years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:01 (five years ago) link

tough to decide

curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 March 2014 18:16 (five years ago) link

the lack of older pylon concert footage just kills me. the few pieces that exist out there are so tantalizing! and i know some footage must be out there - SOMEONE must have pointed a camera at them for a few songs during one of their athens performances. right?

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

System, Friday, 28 March 2014 00:01 (five years ago) link

almost voted for yo-yo, so high five to whoever did

the lack of older pylon concert footage just kills me. the few pieces that exist out there are so tantalizing! and i know some footage must be out there - SOMEONE must have pointed a camera at them for a few songs during one of their athens performances. right?

They played up and down the East Coast of the US back then, but yep few folks had video cameras in those days (or even used regualr cameras at shows).

curmudgeon, Friday, 28 March 2014 14:06 (five years ago) link

the only thing i've been able to find is this excerpt from a 1981 show at Hurrah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyCWgGhG00o

Did you ever see this: Athens, GA: Inside/Out is a documentary film about the mid-1980s music scene in Athens, Georgia, USA.

The film features interviews and concert footage of local bands who were a part of the scene at the time of the documentation as well as local legends R.E.M., Pylon, and The B-52's. It also features an interview with famous folk artist Howard Finster.

Also Wiki says in Vanessa's bio:
They broke up for the first time in 1983 after playing a "final" show, which was taped for 'The Athens Show.' This was never formally released.

curmudgeon, Friday, 28 March 2014 14:21 (five years ago) link

Karl Malone, either you or me did not actually vote for "Working is No Problem" or there are shenanigans afoot.

Three Word Username, Friday, 28 March 2014 14:23 (five years ago) link

i think i voted for it! i meant to, at least. did you?

i guess it's also possible that i told myself i'd go ahead and listen to their entire catalog again really quick and make a decision, and never actually voted.

I meant to, and I am pretty sure I did!

Three Word Username, Friday, 28 March 2014 14:29 (five years ago) link

curmudgeon i have seen that doc! actually i'm pretty sure that's where i first learned of them! and yeah, there's some footage in there as well, although again, it seems like just a bunch of snippets. i feel like some dude in athens has an amazing tape buried under a pile of dirty underwear

dang, then that should be TWO votes for working is no problem, then, vaulting it into the upper echelons of these poll results

Woo hoo!!

Three Word Username, Friday, 28 March 2014 14:31 (five years ago) link

I voted for "Yo-yo", Karl. I only have one album though.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:49 (five years ago) link

The film features interviews and concert footage of local bands who were a part of the scene

are there any good "scenes," anymore?

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:58 (five years ago) link

i'm not aware of any, but OTOH, i am o-l-d old.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:59 (five years ago) link

some of you might enjoy reading this: http://www.netnik.com/jollybeggars/pylon.html

vanessa's history of the group. it spends say too much time on post-1990 activities, understandably, but still worth a read!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 23:08 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

"Cool" (well part of it) is heard in a new 2016 Lexus RX car commercial

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 January 2016 15:33 (three years ago) link

That's, erm, cool! Hope it brought the band some dough.

Retro novelty punk (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 13 January 2016 17:11 (three years ago) link

i'm trying to make arrangements to see pylon reenactment society next month. i hate that i never got to see randy play with them though

dynamicinterface, Wednesday, 13 January 2016 17:56 (three years ago) link

“We laughed that we were trying so hard to be authentic,” continues Lachowski, “We were like the Pylon Historical Reenactment Society instead of just being people in our late 40s in a band again"

2010

http://georgiamusic.org/we-are-pylon/

2016- Pylon Reenactment Society featuring Vanessa Briscoe-Hay

Dressy Bessy

Thu, February 18, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Cat's Cradle - Back Room

Carrboro, NC

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 January 2016 18:01 (three years ago) link

They were great back then in the early 80s

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 January 2016 18:03 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Vanessa's top 5 Pylon songs

Brad C., Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:10 (three years ago) link

Anybody go to this last night:

2016- Pylon Reenactment Society featuring Vanessa Briscoe-Hay

Dressy Bessy

Thu, February 18, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

curmudgeon, Friday, 19 February 2016 15:37 (three years ago) link

i had to work :(

dynamicinterface, Friday, 19 February 2016 17:11 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

Reissue of “Cool/ Dub” single today for record store day. Vanessa, Michael, & Curtis will be doing 2 in-stores in Athens, GA

curmudgeon, Friday, 29 November 2019 14:53 (two weeks ago) link

Wow

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 29 November 2019 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

I'm hoping this means the albums will be reissued on New West soon and this isn't just a one-off partnership.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 November 2019 17:16 (two weeks ago) link

Ah, I answered my own question. Apparently a box is due in 2020.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 November 2019 17:17 (two weeks ago) link


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