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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/11/2017 :  18:25:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Every now and then I come across an article like "All 213 Beatles Songs Ranked" and I wonder if the forum has ever tried to do that for the Pixies or FB&C's.

I don't really have the interest in doing my own list, but I'd love to see someone else's.

In the interest of brevity I'd say that the song on the bottom of my list would probably be Ring The Bell, and the song at the top would be No. 13 Baby, with Motorway a close second.

Anyone else have a #1 and a number whatever last is?

Edited by - Bedbug on 10/11/2017 18:26:12

pmjk
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  00:31:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very difficult.
For me Rabbit Song on the Cafe du Nord live recording would be near the top.
But Rabbits on the NonStopErotik album would be near the bottom.
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stuczuba
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  06:55:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pmjk

Very difficult.
For me Rabbit Song on the Cafe du Nord live recording would be near the top.
But Rabbits on the NonStopErotik album would be near the bottom.





#1 The Happening
#213 The Thing
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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  09:25:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pmjk

Very difficult.
For me Rabbit Song on the Cafe du Nord live recording would be near the top.
But Rabbits on the NonStopErotik album would be near the bottom.



I really hear you here, but I like them both. Hard to believe they are both the same song, way more different than the two Waves or two Velvety's or something like that.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  09:26:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stuczuba

quote:
Originally posted by pmjk

Very difficult.
For me Rabbit Song on the Cafe du Nord live recording would be near the top.
But Rabbits on the NonStopErotik album would be near the bottom.





#1 The Happening
#213 The Thing




That is really interesting! Never would have seen that coming.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  09:31:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe if I start my list from the top 5 and the bottom five I can start to fill out the middle:

Top 5
1. No. 13 Baby
2. Motorway
3. Is She Weird
4. The Sad Punk
5. I've Been Tired
6. Dancing the Manta Ray

Bottom 5
1. Ring the Bell
2. What Goes Boom
3. Snakes
4. Blue Eyed Hexe
5. Another Toe
6. Jaime Bravo

I'm already bored to death doing this. I have no idea how people write entire articles on all 213 Beatles songs giving reasons why a certain song is number 67 not 68.
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hammerhands
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  10:33:45  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We did Survivor for just about every album.

I like 2, 3, 4 of Bedbug's bottom 6. I agree with hardly anything of him.

You could do it like Rolling Stone. We asked 50 Rock Writers to submit a ranked list of 50 tunes. Here are the Top 500 songs.

Edited by - hammerhands on 10/12/2017 10:34:20
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Jason Bravo
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  17:05:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man, this would be all over the place. I personally really like Boom, and Jaime. At the same time, it would be hard for myself to not put No 13 at the top of my list also. This is the song that really first grabbed me when I didn't know who the Pixes were, (the outro at that point in time) besides Monkey. I'll never forget that, and the song, the whole song to this day I can put on and thoroughly enjoy 20 some odd years later. Motorway is up there for me, but I don't think 2nd. That title may belong to Alec Eiffel, maybe Ed is Dead. I like Pixies songs in general a hell of a lot more than Beatles songs so a list like this would take me a lot of time and energy, plus I'd be changing my mind every 5 minutes. See, I just realized you included FB songs, so I have to put Ramona up there in the top several certainly. Too many, waaayyy too many!
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Discoking
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Posted - 10/12/2017 :  21:22:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lists like this are forced and meaningless to me.


it's educational
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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/13/2017 :  01:49:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the list of 213 Beatles songs.

They put Good Day Sunshine as number 213, which is a song I actually like a lot. And a bunch of the songs at the bottom are actually really cool.

Of course these lists are meaningless. My opinion is meaningless. Theme from Narc is meaningless. Life is meaningless. Still fun though (and boring).

http://www.vulture.com/2017/06/all-213-beatles-songs-ranked-from-worst-to-best.html
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picpic
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Belgium
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Posted - 10/13/2017 :  04:27:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pixies:
#1: Sad Punk
#255: Snakes

FB (from the ones I know)
#1: You ain't me
#255: Headache (this song actually gives me an headache -maybe it was done on purpose)

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stuczuba
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Posted - 10/13/2017 :  06:00:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Theme from Narc is meaningless.




That's my #2!
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Bedbug
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440 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2017 :  06:35:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
109 songs on the albums, is that right?

Bam makes 110?

boom chica, rocka, WOW and others?

Do you count surf epic since supposedly it was recorded during Trompe?

114 is the number on Wikipedia I think, including covers and everything (but not including the 12 from Head Carrier) so that would make 126.

That sounds more manageable than I thought at first.

(and a big PS to this is me asking for the 5th time "Still no b-sides from Head Carrier!!!!???? And only the one from IC?????"
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Sprite
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Posted - 10/13/2017 :  06:42:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug


(and a big PS to this is me asking for the 5th time "Still no b-sides from Head Carrier!!!!???? And only the one from IC?????"



Yes Yes Yes where are they????
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The Maharal
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Posted - 10/13/2017 :  09:43:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I might have Calistan as my number one. Last, maybe Do You Feel Bad About It, The End of the Summer, Go Find Your Saint, or something off Pistolero. Jaime is pretty shite too.
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Sprite
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Posted - 10/14/2017 :  00:25:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd have to for

#1 No. 13 Baby
............
#(Last 12) Every thing from COR except the song 'COR'
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darwin
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USA
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Posted - 10/15/2017 :  16:58:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sprite

I'd have to for

#1 No. 13 Baby
............
#(Last 12) Every thing from COR except the song 'COR'



Have you not heard Honeycomb?
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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  03:03:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

quote:
Originally posted by Sprite

I'd have to for

#1 No. 13 Baby
............
#(Last 12) Every thing from COR except the song 'COR'



Have you not heard Honeycomb?



With both CoR and Honey it's all about what mood I'm in. Could listen to them nonstop for a whole day, and then not again for years.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  03:04:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm trying to rank just Pixies songs for now. Then I'll attempt an entire ranking of all FBF.

This is important work.
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Sprite
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679 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2017 :  07:55:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

quote:
Originally posted by Sprite

I'd have to for

#1 No. 13 Baby
............
#(Last 12) Every thing from COR except the song 'COR'



Have you not heard Honeycomb?



Yes fair point. I guess I am remembering more the crushing disappointment from those first few spins of CoR. From CoP to CoR in less than 10 years....And CoR has still not improved. In fact it took DITS to reel me back in again.

Edited by - Sprite on 10/18/2017 05:05:44
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stuczuba
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  09:11:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CoR and Christmass both massively killed the mood...
10 best and worst feels doable though!
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Bedbug
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440 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2017 :  09:33:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some people say Bossanova killed the mood.

After I rank 'me all I'll work on a defense of CoR.

But I'm tied up right now.
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darwin
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USA
5400 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2017 :  13:28:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stuczuba

CoR and Christmass both massively killed the mood...
10 best and worst feels doable though!



I think Christmass has some very high points such as Don't Get Me Wrong
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hammerhands
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  13:33:56  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was trying to remember which song had the chords from Alabaster, bumped into She's My Way. So good, and Virginia Reel.
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stuczuba
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  22:36:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
10 that I will never tire of listening to

Caribou
I've Been Tired
Bone Machine
No 13 Baby
Gouge Away
Rock Music
Velouria
The Happening
Subbacultcha
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stuczuba
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  01:32:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
+ Gigantic makes 10. Its tough coming up with a bottom ranking 10, makes you realise how high they set the bar...
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Bedbug
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  08:33:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel like my bottom 12 could easily be all of IC in whatever order, except for maybe Bagboy.

1. No 13 Baby
2. Motorway to Roswell
3. Is She Weird
4. The Sad Punk
5. I've Been Tired
6. Dancing the Manta Ray
7. Subbacultcha
8. The Happening
9. Alec Eiffel
10. Not sure yet, maybe Dead

115. Silver Snail
116. Baal's Back
117. Magdalena 318
118. Indie Cindy
119. Jaime Bravo
120. Another Toe in the Ocean
121.Blue Eyed Hexe
122. Snakes
123. What Goes Boom
124. Ring the Bell
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Jason Bravo
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USA
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  12:12:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, maybe I can start off with my top 12:
1. No. 13 Baby!
2. Monkey Gone to Heaven
3. Alec Eiffel
4. Manta Ray (not dancing)
5. The Happening
6. Ed is Dead
7. Break My Body
8. Hang Wire
9. Motorway to Roswell
10. I've Been Tired
11. Gouge Away
12. Debaser
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stuczuba
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  22:47:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ring The Bell
Another Toe In The Ocean
Jaime Bravo
Talent
Tenenement Song
River Euphrates (Norton)
Women of War
The Thing
Bam Thwock
Make Believe

I'm quite attached to some of the IC stuff, I think cos I saw them played before I heard the studio takes so they made a much better first impression.
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stuczuba
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Posted - 10/17/2017 :  22:48:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... ^ thats the bottom 10, obviously!
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Sprite
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Posted - 10/18/2017 :  05:07:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Manta Ray (not dancing)" would make an epic Pixies T-shirt.

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