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Troubles A Foot
= Cult of Ray =

USA
361 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2020 :  10:29:30  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ring The Bell
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2020 :  12:16:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ring the Bell

(If someone votes for Baal's Back I will change my vote to that).

And by the way Women of War is a really fun song! He'll give you conditions!
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Troubles A Foot
= Cult of Ray =

USA
361 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2020 :  15:48:20  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I love Women of War, I'm honestly confused why people keep mentioning it.
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
805 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2020 :  20:45:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

I love Women of War, I'm honestly confused why people keep mentioning it.



Same here. I always enjoy hearing it.

Ring the Bell for me.
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Jamie
- FB Fan -

USA
86 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2020 :  17:55:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ring the Bell for me also.

The other day I tried to make a 12-15 song best of 2.0 tracklist and it was tougher than I thought it'd be. I had trouble cutting down BtE. It reminded me of when I tried to do the same thing with the Catholics once, and got stuck with like 8 songs off Dog in the Sand.
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  04:28:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Overwhelming support to vote off 'Ring the Bell'. It's gone. With so many 2.0 songs, I realize we should speed things up. So, I will kill two songs each round until we're about half way through. Feel free to cast two votes now. Here are my two:

Snakes
Caught in a Dream


quote:
Originally posted by Jamie

Ring the Bell for me also.

The other day I tried to make a 12-15 song best of 2.0 tracklist and it was tougher than I thought it'd be. I had trouble cutting down BtE. It reminded me of when I tried to do the same thing with the Catholics once, and got stuck with like 8 songs off Dog in the Sand.

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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  05:36:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can I vote for Baal's Back twice?

If not,

Baal's Back
Might As Well Be Gone
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Brank_Flack
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  07:51:04  Show Profile  Click to see Brank_Flack's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Women of War
I Just Can't Break It To You
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
805 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  10:44:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Might As Well Be Gone
Bel Espirit

Both too simple lyrically and musically. Similar tempo and straightforward format. No edge at all.
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  10:45:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel if you have enough disdain, you should be able to vote twice. Feel free to change your vote if you like.

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Can I vote for Baal's Back twice?

If not,

Baal's Back
Might As Well Be Gone

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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  10:46:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember from last time around how many people dislike 'Might As Well Be Gone'. I kind of like it. Just curious - what's so bad about it?

quote:
Originally posted by natenate101

Might As Well Be Gone
Bel Espirit

Both too simple lyrically and musically. Similar tempo and straightforward format. No edge at all.

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Ecto
- FB Fan -

USA
30 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  12:35:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Might As Well Be Gone
Snakes
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Troubles A Foot
= Cult of Ray =

USA
361 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  17:52:17  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Might As Well Be Gone is a great song. Unbelievable. I also love Snakes.

Baal's Back is my vote
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
805 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2020 :  21:44:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BunsenH

I remember from last time around how many people dislike 'Might As Well Be Gone'. I kind of like it. Just curious - what's so bad about it?

quote:
Originally posted by natenate101

Might As Well Be Gone
Bel Espirit

Both too simple lyrically and musically. Similar tempo and straightforward format. No edge at all.





I find it just painfully simple from BF in terms of songwriting. Itís plain, itís pleasant (yuck), and just sits there and plays on through without making any impact. Same with Bel Espirit. Just donít see any inspiration behind either. They are just songs that fill the album.
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  07:59:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You get to pick two this time. Make BB a double?

quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

Might As Well Be Gone is a great song. Unbelievable. I also love Snakes.

Baal's Back is my vote

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Troubles A Foot
= Cult of Ray =

USA
361 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  08:32:36  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh, two. Then I pick Baals Back and Long Rider.

How Long Rider isn't derided as much as Another Toe around here is beyond me.
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  09:34:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

Oh, two. Then I pick Baals Back and Long Rider.

How Long Rider isn't derided as much as Another Toe around here is beyond me.



Some of us love Long Rider as much as we love Another Toe, which is quite a lot.

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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
764 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  09:42:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Might As Well Be Gone
Tenement Song

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"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
"Fucking up my devotion!"
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  09:55:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hear you about the chorus. But, here's my take: (1) *very* interesting intro and bridge, (2) very creative verses with a lot of tension, (3) yes, the chorus is *typical* and repetitive, but after the tension, it sort of acts like a break/relief, which isn't the worst thing.

quote:
Originally posted by natenate101

quote:
Originally posted by BunsenH

I remember from last time around how many people dislike 'Might As Well Be Gone'. I kind of like it. Just curious - what's so bad about it?

quote:
Originally posted by natenate101

Might As Well Be Gone
Bel Espirit

Both too simple lyrically and musically. Similar tempo and straightforward format. No edge at all.





I find it just painfully simple from BF in terms of songwriting. Itís plain, itís pleasant (yuck), and just sits there and plays on through without making any impact. Same with Bel Espirit. Just donít see any inspiration behind either. They are just songs that fill the album.

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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  14:29:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do we have a thread on the least Pixies-sounding Pixies song of all time? If we do, my vote would be Might As Well Be Gone would get my vote. I donít detest it, but itís so... blah
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

879 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  15:52:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Long Rider
Long Rider
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  16:33:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a, don't know the right word, but here's a live performance of "Might As Well Be Gone."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Dt5NHM1oU

This one sounds a lot more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3cV9F98OE
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Troubles A Foot
= Cult of Ray =

USA
361 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  18:12:45  Show Profile  Visit Troubles A Foot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am just absolutely baffled about what people are saying about Might As Well Be Gone.

The verses are very typical weird Frank songwriting, full of a strange tense tone and timing, the intro is awesome too, the chorus is sweet and catchy like tons of Catholics songs are. I would say its one of the 3 best or so on that album.
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
805 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2020 :  23:45:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

I am just absolutely baffled about what people are saying about Might As Well Be Gone.

The verses are very typical weird Frank songwriting, full of a strange tense tone and timing, the intro is awesome too, the chorus is sweet and catchy like tons of Catholics songs are. I would say its one of the 3 best or so on that album.



Honestly this is equally baffling to me. To each his own folks, guess thatís part of what makes this game fun.
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2020 :  05:21:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would be happy to change my vote fro Might As Well to two for Baalís Back
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Jamie
- FB Fan -

USA
86 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2020 :  17:00:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want to vote twice for whatever saves Baal's Back. Long Rider? I like that song, but whatever.

Also I think being able to vote for the same song twice is probably a bad idea.
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2020 :  07:38:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Killed 'Long Rider' and 'Might as Well Be Gone'.

By the way, aren't the choruses to 'Long Rider' and 'Tenement Song' essentially the same. I'm surprised 'Tenement' survives....

Let's kill two more.
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

879 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2020 :  08:20:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Silver Snail
Tenement Song
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2020 :  08:45:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Baal's Back and Baal's Back

Love Long Rider, sad to see it go. But I also really like Tenement Song so that might explain that.

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Brank_Flack
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2020 :  13:06:14  Show Profile  Click to see Brank_Flack's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I Just Can't Break it to You
Bel Esprit (good enough music and the vocal interplay between Frank and Paz is nice, but I find the lyrics distracting).

Also, I'm in agreement that we shouldn't allow double votes. Seems to be the only reason Long Rider got voted out so early.

Edited by - Brank_Flack on 03/16/2020 13:10:28
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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
764 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2020 :  02:27:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tenement Song
Bel Esprit

--
"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
"Fucking up my devotion!"
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Active Duck
~ Abstract Brain ~

United Kingdom
399 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2020 :  02:43:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Indie Cindy.
Really don't enjoy that kind of macho/stilted part in the first minute. I'm not a fan of the whole concept behind this song and it also loses a lot of points for inspiring the worst pixies album title.

Snakes.
Snakes / Are coming to your town / In tunnels underground / Some travelling overground - just can't live with the underground overground lines for whatever reason.

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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2020 :  06:29:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Silver Snail and Tenement Song
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

290 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2020 :  06:34:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The clear 'winner' is Tenement, then a three-way tie between Snail, Baal's and Bel. Can someone cast a tie breaker?

:::::I recognize this isn't scientific....:::::
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2420 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2020 :  06:36:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love when people share the reasons why they are voting off songs.

Active Duck, interesting take on Indie Cindy. I actually like the concept of that song, but I feel like it didn't pull it off in the execution. I still think that old solo performance of it by FB is one of the best. It never sounds that good live with the whole 2.0 band. The macho-ness of IC song also seems to go along with Bagboy maybe? But I agree, worst album title of any Pixies album. It never seemed right.

I wish I could give well thought out reasons for why I don't like BB. I just don't like it. It sounds too much like a strained attempt to sound like something that isn't really coming naturally. I think St. Nazaire is a much better attempt to capture what Baal's Back could not.

Snakes sounds like a FB quickie that Joey kind of spiced up a bit. It's got some weirdness going for it. But not the best for sure.
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