The WHo Sell Out poll "go to the church of your choice"

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whereas i'd be completely happy to hop into that alternate universe posited upthread where the who turn into the non-twee kinks and 'baba o'riley' and 'won't get fooled again' and 'who are you' never get to exist.

^i dont wanna live in this alternate universe

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Going through the "Quadrophenia" deluxe edition notes, it seemed there was an idea to have the 'story' songs alongside some 'pop music' stuff, but they couldn't work out how to knit them together without them appearing disjointed.

Mark G, Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:37 (five years ago) Permalink

This is one of those v minor nuisances one should never even voice, but it's bothered me since the day I bought the CD that the spine says
with a zero in their name like it's a copy of Mechanical Animals.

dream words & nightmare paragraphs from a red factory in a dead town (Abbbottt), Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I noticed that.

Mark G, Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I Can't Reach You. It always stuns me - I just stop and listen intently whenever I hear it. So, so lovely. But I admit I could have easily voted for I Can See For Miles or Armenia City In The Sky.

Foster The Hoople (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Friday, 24 February 2012 01:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I must confess, I haven't listened to this album for quite some time, but looking at the tracklisting now I could pick out a few tracks that would definitely go on a personal Who best-of. I did go for 'Odorono', but it could have been several tracks. I do prefer the version of 'Tattoo' on Live At Leeds though.

Turrican, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:42 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink


da croupier, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:11 (five years ago) Permalink


Iago Galdston, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I Can't Reach You

fatmamakick, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:38 (five years ago) Permalink


some dude, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:40 (five years ago) Permalink


gospodin simmel, Friday, 6 July 2012 07:23 (five years ago) Permalink

fuck, tattoo

gospodin simmel, Friday, 6 July 2012 07:24 (five years ago) Permalink

And yet, there's one song that'll probably win by miles..

Mark G, Friday, 6 July 2012 08:27 (five years ago) Permalink

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

System, Saturday, 7 July 2012 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually somewhat shocked that "Sunrise" didn't get any votes.

Chuck? Chuck? It's me, your cousin, Marvin D (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 7 July 2012 00:03 (five years ago) Permalink

must have been a lot of lurkers, huh? don't remember ICSFM getting lots of shout outs in the thread...

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 7 July 2012 00:08 (five years ago) Permalink

One of the rare albums I always listen to as an album, never in tracks. The sheer sound of this album, and of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, are the peak of a certain kind of big but crisp psychedelic production aesthetic that I can't describe without lapsing into metaphors from old soft drink commercials.

Vic Perry, Saturday, 7 July 2012 01:27 (five years ago) Permalink

don't remember ICSFM getting lots of shout outs in the thread

obvious truths don't need shoutouts

j., Saturday, 7 July 2012 04:23 (five years ago) Permalink

alright then!

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 7 July 2012 04:52 (five years ago) Permalink

"Relax" is full of good life advice.

chupacabra seeds (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 03:51 (five years ago) Permalink

And yet, there's one song that'll probably win by miles..

― Mark G, Friday, 6 July 2012 08:27 (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That'll be five pounds, thanks.

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Heinz Baked Beans 1


Mark G, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Nothing for Sunrise. Wish I'd voted for it now

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah that song is really hauntingly beautiful.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

damn no sunrise? i forgot to vote in this, but probably would've voted for that.

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Why shouldn't they, it's great!

SomeTwat from Tring (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:04 (five years ago) Permalink


My Elusive Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:09 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Have been hearing "Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand" for 25-30 years and never realized the middle part was supposed to be flamenco.

timellison, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:32 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I've been playing this off YouTube for my art classes the past couple of days. (I know the "Monday-Tuesday" intro will make them laugh and put them into a receptive frame of mind right away.) The album's not new to me or anything--got a copy out of my parents' basement pile 45 years ago. But, like a lot of albums, it basically narrowed down in my mind over the years to my two or three favourite songs ("I Can't Reach You," "I Can See for Miles"). I haven't really listened to it in a long time.

So good. I don't think there's ever been an album I consider perfect, one where I unreservedly love every song. This one comes close--almost as close as Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. I could do without "Silas Stingy" and "Sunrise," which I notice got no votes here. Completely endorse Christgau's retroactive A+. If there'd been Pazz & Jop in '67, it would have got my vote--wonder how it would have fared against Sgt. Pepper and Are You Experienced.

clemenza, Friday, 14 February 2014 16:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Agree about Silas Stingy,but Sunrise is gorgeous

Dr X O'Skeleton, Friday, 14 February 2014 21:35 (three years ago) Permalink

yes, perfect album and yes, Sunrise is gorgeous

g simmel, Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:30 (three years ago) Permalink

It was one of the happy setlist surprises when I saw them in 1982.

WilliamC, Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha, I remember being surprised that they did "Tattoo" on that tour.

timellison, Saturday, 15 February 2014 05:03 (three years ago) Permalink

I just looked up that gig (Birmingham, AL, Nov 82) and apparently they didn't play "Sunrise" -- but I swear I have a clear memory of them doing that song! They did do "Tattoo" though. (Faulty) memory is a funny thing.

WilliamC, Saturday, 15 February 2014 05:12 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

I expect I'll regret you
But the skin graft man won't get you

The "5" Astronomer Royales (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:20 (three years ago) Permalink

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