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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  04:04:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Active Duck

Isn't it 5 votes so far for Head Carrier? (Bedbug, danjersey, johnnyribcage, Stevio10, Active Duck)



My math skills come through again.

Thanks Active Duck for the correction!

Head Carrier - 5

Golem -3

Devil's Workshop - 1

Not looking too good for Rusty at this point.
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

839 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  04:12:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eh hello have people forgotten about Plaster of Paris? A Pixies top 10 tune of all time.

Voting Golem
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  04:56:12  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sprite

Eh hello have people forgotten about Plaster of Paris? A Pixies top 10 tune of all time.

Voting Golem


There are some great tracks on HC but I gotta look at the big picture


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2820 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  04:58:35  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Every album but one has to go sometime
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  05:22:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Listening to HC in reverse order makes you realize how strong the last 9 songs are (first 3 songs are weakest in my opinion)
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jake3
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
168 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  07:00:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Listening to HC in reverse order makes you realize how strong the last 9 songs are (first 3 songs are weakest in my opinion)



Funny that, because in my opinion I'd say they make up 3 of the 5 strongest songs on the album, along with 'Um Chagga Lagga' and 'All I Think About Now'.
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  07:30:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jake3

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Listening to HC in reverse order makes you realize how strong the last 9 songs are (first 3 songs are weakest in my opinion)



Funny that, because in my opinion I'd say they make up 3 of the 5 strongest songs on the album, along with 'Um Chagga Lagga' and 'All I Think About Now'.



It's so interesting to see how divided we, the forum, are concerning the 2.0 songs.

I can't remember which song won HC Survivor, but I'm guessing the votes were not unanimous
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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2559 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  07:50:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm gonna vote for Head Carrier. I've no particular dislike for it but it's surely not going to beat any 1.0 Pixies from here, and I can't think of any Catholics albums I'd want to see go before it, so it might as well be gone...
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  08:01:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After some more polling, the current update is:

Head Carrier - 6

Golem - 4

Devil's Workshop - 1
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  08:02:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pixiestu

I'm gonna vote for Head Carrier. I've no particular dislike for it but it's surely not going to beat any 1.0 Pixies from here, and I can't think of any Catholics albums I'd want to see go before it, so it might as well be gone...



Great pun!
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

762 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  09:14:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pistolero
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jake3
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
168 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  11:46:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

quote:
Originally posted by jake3

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Listening to HC in reverse order makes you realize how strong the last 9 songs are (first 3 songs are weakest in my opinion)



Funny that, because in my opinion I'd say they make up 3 of the 5 strongest songs on the album, along with 'Um Chagga Lagga' and 'All I Think About Now'.



It's so interesting to see how divided we, the forum, are concerning the 2.0 songs.

I can't remember which song won HC Survivor, but I'm guessing the votes were not unanimous



Indeed it's curious how little consensus there is between us all. A quick search shows we did a Pixies 2.0 survivor in which whittled down the songs to just 9. They were: 'All the Saints', 'Baal's Back', 'Classic Masher', 'Head Carrier', 'Magdalena 318', 'Oona', 'Plaster of Paris', 'Um Chagga Lagga' and 'What Goes Boom'.
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Fitzy
- FB Fan -

Portugal
54 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  13:03:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Voting for Pistolero. Tremendous energy, but most of the songs have always sounded uninspired to me. It's a fun album to listen to, a few excellent songs, but it always seems to lean a bit too much on the energy of the performances/recording and not on the usual brilliant songwriting. Maybe it's Rich Gilbert's guitar pyrotechnics that have always rub me the wrong way and are in full display on this one?

There is still a tiny thread of sanity in this world, so I'm rooting for The Golem to keep going for a few more rounds.

Didn't realize people here were so fond of those Catholics albums, particularly the not so great ones like Pistolero or SMYT.
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2019 :  04:48:34  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fitzy


Didn't realize people here were so fond of those Catholics albums, particularly the not so great ones like Pistolero or SMYT.


As a whole, and believe me it's close, I think I like the Catholics more than the Pixies.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2019 :  09:47:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update

Head Carrrier - 6

Golem - 4

Pistolero - 2

Devilís Workshop - 1
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Jeepster
- FB Fan -

USA
95 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2019 :  10:44:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Head Carrier

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2019 :  11:43:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnnyribcage

quote:
Originally posted by Fitzy


Didn't realize people here were so fond of those Catholics albums, particularly the not so great ones like Pistolero or SMYT.


As a whole, and believe me it's close, I think I like the Catholics more than the Pixies.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.



Which one did you hear first?
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2019 :  13:06:19  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

quote:
Originally posted by johnnyribcage

quote:
Originally posted by Fitzy


Didn't realize people here were so fond of those Catholics albums, particularly the not so great ones like Pistolero or SMYT.


As a whole, and believe me it's close, I think I like the Catholics more than the Pixies.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.



Which one did you hear first?



Doolittle, then the rest of 1.0. Listened to 1.0 for a few years before I was like, ďHey, I wonder what ever happened to that Black Francis guy...Ē and found out he went by Frank Black and was still doing stuff. This would have been roughly around the DITS release.

Or do you mean which Catholics did I hear first? DITS


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2019 :  05:29:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update

Head Carrrier - 7

Golem - 4

Pistolero - 2

Devilís Workshop - 1

Tomorrow is the last day to vote in this round.
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Neptune
- FB Fan -

USA
80 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2019 :  09:44:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is hard now

Although I find Head Carrier more satisfying as a whole than FMRM, there are more songs on FMRM that I wouldn't want to live without. So...Head Carrier
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2019 :  04:35:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And so, round 15 ends with the beheading of the second 2.0 album. What will happen in round 16?

Voting starts NOW!

Gone:

Paley and Francis
Let the People Speak
Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day
Snake Oil
Petit Fours
One More Road for the Hit
Abbabubba
Oddballs
NSE
Indie Cindy
Honeycomb
Christmass
Cult of Ray
B-Sides
Head Carrier

Still surviving:

Come on Pilgrim
Surfer Rosa
Doolittle
Bossanova
Trompe Le Monde
Frank Black Self-Titled
TOTY
Frank Black and the Catholics Self-Titled
Pistolero
Dog in the Sand
Black Letter Days
Devil's Workshop
Show Me Your Tears
FMRM
Bluefinger
SVN Fingers
Golem
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stuczuba
- FB Fan -

245 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2019 :  05:04:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is going to end with Golem and cockroaches as the sole survivors..

I'm going with FMRM (but I'm putting a £10 side bet on it being SMYT)
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

839 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2019 :  05:11:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will hold off for a few days but candidates are Golem, Pistolero, and SVN Fingers
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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
627 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2019 :  07:24:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Voting Golem

--
"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
"Fucking up my devotion!"
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2019 :  08:57:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of the good things coming out of this exercise is that I'm listening to entire albums again from beginning to end which I don't do as much as I used to.

Just listened to all of SVN Fingers, and man I have forgotten how good this whole little thing is.

Seven Fingers the song might now be my favorite out of the whole bunch.

So I'm probably leaning toward voting off one of the albums from the back end of the Catholics' catalog. Sorry Pope Francis!

Or maybe even Fast Man Raiderman. I'll decide by tomorrow.
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

762 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2019 :  09:39:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pistolero
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

762 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2019 :  00:21:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lovely language. Out of what's left, I would listen to all the others first ahead of it. I don't think it's a terrible album - there are at least four songs on it I very much love - but there are a few clunkers and it doesn't flow as well as some of the other 'weaker' albums that remain.
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2019 :  00:23:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Why do you hate me? why don't you just simmer down?"

Seriously though, I listened to Pistolero this week and I definitely would put it in the top half of the Catholics work.

I'm voting FMRM. Love it very much, but skip lots of it.

Update is:

FMRM - 2

Golem - 1

Pistolero - 1
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danjersey
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2520 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2019 :  01:23:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FMRM
Unlike Pistolero, it has songs that I skip
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Active Duck
~ Abstract Brain ~

United Kingdom
370 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2019 :  08:25:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

FMRM
Unlike Pistolero, it has songs that I skip



FMRM
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2019 :  01:52:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As Kim Deal once said, "Good morning."

Here is your Sunday morning update:

FMRM - 4

Golem - 1

Pistolero - 1

Fast man seems to be living up to his name, but it's early.
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Fitzy
- FB Fan -

Portugal
54 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2019 :  13:06:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

"Why do you hate me? why don't you just simmer down?"

Seriously though, I listened to Pistolero this week and I definitely would put it in the top half of the Catholics work.

I'm voting FMRM. Love it very much, but skip lots of it.




Pistolero.

It only starts to get interesting for me when 'Western Star' comes along. 'So hard to make things out' kind of sums up the album, lots of energy, but not much inspiration in the songwriting.

FMRM is all over the place but, hell, how could it not, with 27 songs. It has so many examples of FB's inventiveness, though.
Plus, the producer was Jon Tiven! He's to fault for everything that's wrong. Global warming? Wouldn't surprise me if Tiven was somehow involved in that as well.
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Neptune
- FB Fan -

USA
80 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  03:52:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fitzy



Pistolero.

It only starts to get interesting for me when 'Western Star' comes along.



I will grant you this. But once Western Star comes along, it's THE SHIT from there. So Hard To Make Things Out is four songs in one! Billy Radcliffe was the first boy born in outer space! (Little known fact). 85 Weeks it's crazy maybe. Love this album

Not sure what to vote for. Got a few days still
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  11:17:41  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Okay I might be in the extreme minority here, but Iím going with SVN fingers. Not because it isnít great relative to the others - it is. Itís just not substantial enough when I stack it up against whatís left. 7 songs, 20 minutes, and one of those songs has a much better version imo floating around.

Itís just too bite sized compared to whatís left, except Come On Pilgrim, but... come on.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2820 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2019 :  11:46:01  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnnyribcage

Okay I might be in the extreme minority here, but Iím going with SVN fingers.



No you're not!

I forbode thee.

Genetic mutant Black Francis clone says "SVN FNGRS is an epic narrative of septarian proportions, a cryptic tapestry that reflects the true inner soul of human creation, and it goes before Golem over my fleshless bones!"

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