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Hot Burrito #1 - Sometimes I wonder if Gram is overrated because he died young but then I hear him sing again.

Bad - U2 - The Edge probably isn't in the top 200 of guitarists drafted in terms of technical proficiency. But his ringing tone on the riff for this song is perfect.  Isolation desolation constipation

Triumph Fight the Good Fight - Based on just this song, Rush is better but you know how I love Rush.

Me & Bobby McGee - Janis - I like this song a lot more than her blues shouting.  I used to play poker with a guy who went to high school with her.

Dre Let Me Ride - Has a thicker more modern sounding bass than other late 80s/early 90s rap that's been in this playlist

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17.16  TV on the Radio - Young Liars EP (2003)

Not a great value taking an EP but this one contains my favorite song from them plus another favorite single that's not on any of their LPs.  The other 3 tunes are all pretty great, including the Pixies cover.  Frankly, I like these 5 songs better than at least 5 songs on each of their first 3 albums (all albums I think are excellent, fwiw) and I prefer this EP version of Staring at the Sun to the one on the LP. 

Staring at the Sun (ep version)

Young Liars

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

That's actually why I didn't draft him earlier.  But then I regretted it.  It's the Michael Jackson Conundrum.

Yeah, I've been a fan over the years. Seen him a few times. He's got a handful of records I really like, but I haven't been returning to them as much as I used to. Sucks. I'm sure more than a few of the artists drafted here are creeps though, so...

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12 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

PICK 17.21

SMALL FACES - THERE ARE BUT FOUR SMALL FACES

Songs

- Tin Soldier

- Itchycoo Park

This is the US debut album of the Small Faces.  And "Tin Soldier" may be my favorite single OF ALL TIME.  Not bad for the 17th ROUND!!!!

All I need is your whispered hello
Smiles melting the snow, nothing heard
Your eyes, they're deeper than time
Say a love that won't rhyme without words 

Gives me chills every time ...

Fixin' to go get ####ed up and feed some ducks.  

Nice, Bink. I was expecting a different Faces album to go first, but this is solid.

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Just now, Bonzai said:

I don't like the way this is shaping up. Do I have to stay up til 4 to avoid getting skipped again?

Me too.  Just how big was that pizza Chaos Commish got?  We know otb won't be here tonight, so it's up to Chaos or mphksiwpawoe to move us along.

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53 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

How in the hell wasnt this drafted in the first three rounds?!   I expect better from you all.   This album took over the airwaves when it was released and it should have been.    The first 6 songs are so good.   How do you pick just two of those?   

Because Vs is better :thumbup:

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35 minutes ago, Yo Mama said:

Need more rock on my island and this will for sure fit the bill. Glendale represent!  Yo Mama selects:

17.19 - System of a Down - Toxicity (2001)

1 - Prison Song

2 - Needles

3 - Deer Dance

4 - Jet Pilot

5 - X

6 - Chop Suey!

7 - Bounce

8 - Forest

9 - ATWA

10 - Science

11 - Shimmy

12 - Toxicity

13 - Psycho

14 - Aerials

15 - Arto 

 

For songs, I’ll save the playlist from songs about groupies, mass incarceration, and pulling tapeworms out of your rectums and go with a couple more popular choices:

Aerials

Toxicity

 

tapeworms > aerials, you ha e time to fix this before karma gets to you. 

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25 minutes ago, krista4 said:

WHOA.

HOLY ####### ####.

This Sturgill Simpson song "Welcome to Earth."

First thought:  I've heard so much about this guy; super-excited to hear this.

Second:  Wow, this is boring.  WTF.

THEN it kicks in and becomes absolutely ####### BRILLIANT.

WOW.

:wub:

Exactly what went through my mind on listen one.. 

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4 minutes ago, MAC_32 said:

tapeworms > aerials, you ha e time to fix this before karma gets to you. 

F it. I’m 4 rum and cokes in and the edibles starting to kick in. You get tapeworms, and you get tapeworms, and ...  I’ll make the change. Can’t wait for the transition from Adele into that one on the playlist. 

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1 minute ago, Yo Mama said:

F it. I’m 4 rum and cokes in and the edibles starting to kick in. You get tapeworms, and you get tapeworms, and ...  I’ll make the change. Can’t wait for the transition from Adele into that one on the playlist. 

Pullllll the tapeworm outta your ###, HEY!

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2 minutes ago, Yo Mama said:

F it. I’m 4 rum and cokes in and the edibles starting to kick in. You get tapeworms, and you get tapeworms, and ...  I’ll make the change. Can’t wait for the transition from Adele into that one on the playlist. 

Mama's alright, daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird

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49 minutes ago, Yo Mama said:

Need more rock on my island and this will for sure fit the bill. Glendale represent!  Yo Mama selects:

17.19 - System of a Down - Toxicity (2001)

1 - Prison Song

2 - Needles

3 - Deer Dance

4 - Jet Pilot

5 - X

6 - Chop Suey!

7 - Bounce

8 - Forest

9 - ATWA

10 - Science

11 - Shimmy

12 - Toxicity

13 - Psycho

14 - Aerials

15 - Arto 

 

For songs, I’ll save the playlist from songs about groupies, mass incarceration, and pulling tapeworms out of your rectums (nvm) and go with a couple more popular choices:

Needles

Toxicity

 

These dudes ####### crushed

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2 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Is tomorrow a clock day or the third day of a three day weekend?

Either way, you can skip me in the morning.

 

Think it's still 3ITC for tomorrow.

Would some East Coast type like my pick so that I don't need to post in the middle of the night to keep this going?

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1 hour ago, DocHolliday said:

How in the hell wasnt this drafted in the first three rounds?!   I expect better from you all.   This album took over the airwaves when it was released and it should have been.    The first 6 songs are so good.   How do you pick just two of those?   

A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

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1 minute ago, KarmaPolice said:

:no:

thats reason enough for me not to draft it. 

It’s a good discussion topic for post-draft:  what’s an album you would have picked were it not for that one song you’d have to skip?  I was eyeing one earlier but couldn’t get past one song.

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2 minutes ago, krista4 said:

It’s a good discussion topic for post-draft:  what’s an album you would have picked were it not for that one song you’d have to skip?  I was eyeing one earlier but couldn’t get past one song.

Not sure if it makes something undraftable, but it for sure effects my rankings and tiers.   Ie Fitter, Happier is a reason I put Rainbows and Bends over OKC.  Mostly its overplayed hits that are landmines for me on albums I otherwise love: Paradise City, You Shook Me All Night Long, Money, etc.  

I was probably a little too anal about wanting albums that didn't have a skip track on it for this exercise, bit those songs did move some albums way down the list and make them so I wasn't going to be getting them. 

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6 hours ago, Buffaloes said:

Thanks, man. I found this draft at the right time and you guys are hitting it out of the park with some of these picks. I may add some undrafted free agents at the end or if someone drops out maybe I will be an obtrusive guest and ask to take their place. Truly have enjoyed following the thread and the shuffle tho

Ooo.  The Masked Drafter.

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2 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

3ITC

@Chaos Commish

 

...actually looking forward to a clock again

 

I said permaskip. That's for life.

17

When Santana parked himself at the House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, he became the performer I have seen the most live. I've caught him a few times on a whim,and a few times planned. I chose Europa to be played at my funeral in that thread. I've described his tone as Gilmour with a Mexican accent. I've seen Carlos in the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s. I've seen most iterations of his band, I've seen him solo, I've seen him with Ottmar Leibert. I've had this pick waiting for Abraxas to fall first. I have not seen:

Carlos Santana with John Mclaughlin - Live at Montreux 2011 - Invitation to Illumination

interview with these old hippies

This is them celebrating the 40 year anniversary of their album - Love Devotion Surrender - which was an homage to and guitar cover of - A Love Supreme. See how neat things tie together? I'm not going to explain cuz I would rather observe the McLaughlin popularity on these Islands. This is his fourth trip to an island. Three times as headliner (sharing it twice - Friday in SF and here. Mahavishnu, his creation). Once with Miles (#####esBrew). He plays four different styles/genres in our four picks. Few guitar styles further apart than classic flamenco and abstract free jazz. Cool and amazing musician.

Vashkar

Black Satin / Smooth Criminal / Black Satin / Land Of 1000 Dances 

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Now I am gone until June.

Six hours later we hit Cincinnati
Yawnin', she woke and then asked where we were
When she found out, she said I must be goin'
This close to Nashville was too close for her

So I stopped by the roadside and I gave her five dollars
She took it then kissed me and gave me a note
She told me just to read it then mail it in Nashville
On old loose-leaf paper to her mother she wrote

She said, "Mama I'm fine if you happen to wonder
I don't have much money but I still get around
I haven't made church in near thirty-six Sundays
So #### all those West Nashville grand ballroom gowns

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17.23 - Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring (1986)

Another band I'm surprised hasn't been drafted yet in 16 1/2 rounds with this many nerds.  If you drew a line between Traffic and Radiohead, it would pass exactly between Talk and Talk.

I'm choosing this album over their two Post-rock masterpieces because it's more song oriented and fits better into the mix.  It's still sublime and the perfect gateway drug to their later stuff.

Living in Another World

Give It Up
 

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Rd 17

JuJu - Siouxsie & The Banshees (1981)

all hail Susan Ballion (Siouxsie) - the queen of punk/post-punk, godmother of Goth. 

she was there from the start, as part of the Bromley Contingent (a group of fans that supported the early punk gigs, also included future Banshee Steven Severin, Adam & the Ants guitarist Marco Pirroni, and William Broad, later to be known as Billy Idol ), to performing at the infamous 100 Club festival (with Sid backing her on drums), to being the cheeky girl who initiated Jonesy's verbal slap of TV host Bill Grundy during the Pistols NSFW appearance  on his show (they were a last minute addition after Queen cancelled).

she formed a proper band with fellow BC member Steve Severin (bass), and they released their first avant-punk-noise platter in '78. 

couple more thematic albums came after that initial success, even having Robert Smith (Cure) along for a bit of the ride. 

this here is the fourth effort, and it's definitely my favorite of their (her) long and varied catalog. it's a prime snapshot of this group working their most textured magic in the studio, and one which most Siouxsie devoteés will point to as the best to begin exploring if one is not familiar. 

the highlight is John McGeoch's nefarious strumming ... this is regarded as one of the great guitar albums of the post punk era, as his brooding chops were the perfect backdrop to Sioux's dark and swirling vocals ... his playing drew utmost praise from the likes of Marr, Frusciante, Corgan, O'Brien & Greenwood (Radiohead), among others.  R.I.P.

it's a culling of all that they were, and everything they aspired to be ... the varying pace and soundscapes bleed and bend into each other with each turn, making this a piece of work that defied any attempts to pigeonhole - call it what you will, i'll just call it one of the best of the 80s, a remarkable performance from all involved. 

Sioux is the most influential female artist to emerge from that late 70s class ... from her fearless frontwoman stature (she is an amazing live performer), to her endless forays into the darker recesses of the human condition ... to her fashion and style.  

matter of fact, Madonna straight-up jacked Sioux's bastardized Catholic look ... when we started to see waves of girls hitting the streets in fishnets and dangling crucifixes we all thought it was an explosion of Sioux style awareness, which we loved ... 'til we found out they were actually a buncha mall chicks from Poughkeepsie humming "Like A Virgin" :unsure:

Sioux doesn't get the credit or love she deserves ... one of those artists that greatly shaped the landscape of her era, and is recognized within the industry for that ... but remains a relatively obscure "niche" footnote, for the most part - "oh, that Goff chick ... Suzie and the Band Cheeze, right? PEEEEK A BOOO! yeah, she's all spooky and #### - my cousin once dressed as her for Halloween!!1!"

oooofff.

- my love letter to Susan, and her cast of Banshees. 

Spellbound  (sound is murky in the vid, but it's essential as it captures this pace so perfectly)

Arabian Nights

ETA: (cleaner "Spell")

 

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5 hours ago, krista4 said:

It’s a good discussion topic for post-draft:  what’s an album you would have picked were it not for that one song you’d have to skip?  I was eyeing one earlier but couldn’t get past one song.

The “skip” function doesn’t work on islands?   Seems silly to love 90% of an album but not taking the album due to one song.   There is usually one song on every album that I love that I tend to skip because I don’t care for the song and want to get to better ones or the song was overplayed to death.   

 

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18 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

Listening to the mix as the family sleeps and catching up on the draft.   Thank goodness it was a slow night   

I need to listen to more Stevie Wonder.   Thanks to the person that drafted that.  

We had two drafters in the first round, actually. Krista took Innervisions and Uruk took Songs In the Key Of Life, IIRC. 

Don't know why I felt the need to chime in, but there you are.

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6 minutes ago, rockaction said:

We had two drafters in the first round, actually. Krista took Innervisions and Uruk took Songs In the Key Of Life, IIRC. 

Don't know why I felt the need to chime in, but there you are.

And Wikkid took FFF pretty high as well

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32 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

The “skip” function doesn’t work on islands?   Seems silly to love 90% of an album but not taking the album due to one song.   There is usually one song on every album that I love that I tend to skip because I don’t care for the song and want to get to better ones or the song was overplayed to death.   

 

This is serious business, guy.  ;)

1.  If I am only allowed 30 albums, I want to maximize my songs and minimize my irritation as I chill on my island.  

2.  How great is an album if I have to skip a song or two on it?

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1 minute ago, KarmaPolice said:

This is serious business, guy.  ;)

1.  If I am only allowed 30 albums, I want to maximize my songs and minimize my irritation as I chill on my island.  

2.  How great is an album if I have to skip a song or two on it?

Fitter Happier really gives you that reaction, huh? I used to have that poster, actually.

A pig. in a cage. on antibiotics.

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25 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

And Wikkid took FFF pretty high as well

 

32 minutes ago, rockaction said:

We had two drafters in the first round, actually. Krista took Innervisions and Uruk took Songs In the Key Of Life, IIRC. 

Don't know why I felt the need to chime in, but there you are.

They know stuff.  

There is just not enough time to listen to all the music that I want.   

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9 hours ago, Bonzai said:

I did what??

you know what you did.

 

Sorry- it was Acer. 

9 hours ago, zamboni said:

Another I was juggling. Took it in the great works draft- epic album.

4 hours ago, Eephus said:

17.23 - Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring (1986)

Another band I'm surprised hasn't been drafted yet in 16 1/2 rounds with this many nerds.  If you drew a line between Traffic and Radiohead, it would pass exactly between Talk and Talk.

I'm choosing this album over their two Post-rock masterpieces because it's more song oriented and fits better into the mix.  It's still sublime and the perfect gateway drug to their later stuff.

Living in Another World

Give It Up
 

This is one I was juggling the last couple rounds. I'm realizing I like albums either at the bands' birth (all the initial and original energy and ideas poured into it) or at that moment of rebirth later on. This one caught so much of the brilliant short form new wave pop styling that made their early stuff work so well, but also introduced some of the more experimental longer free form sounds that work so well in their later albums and iterations. Love this.

3 hours ago, otb_lifer said:

Rd 17

JuJu - Siouxsie & The Banshees (1981)

all hail Susan Ballion (Siouxsie) - the queen of punk/post-punk, godmother of Goth. 

she was there from the start, as part of the Bromley Contingent (a group of fans that supported the early punk gigs, also included future Banshee Steven Severin, Adam & the Ants guitarist Marco Pirroni, and William Broad, later to be known as Billy Idol ), to performing at the infamous 100 Club festival (with Sid backing her on drums), to being the cheeky girl who initiated Jonesy's verbal slap of TV host Bill Grundy during the Pistols NSFW appearance  on his show (they were a last minute addition after Queen cancelled).

she formed a proper band with fellow BC member Steve Severin (bass), and they released their first avant-punk-noise platter in '78. 

couple more thematic albums came after that initial success, even having Robert Smith (Cure) along for a bit of the ride. 

this here is the fourth effort, and it's definitely my favorite of their (her) long and varied catalog. it's a prime snapshot of this group working their most textured magic in the studio, and one which most Siouxsie devoteés will point to as the best to begin exploring if one is not familiar. 

the highlight is John McGeoch's nefarious strumming ... this is regarded as one of the great guitar albums of the post punk era, as his brooding chops were the perfect backdrop to Sioux's dark and swirling vocals ... his playing drew utmost praise from the likes of Marr, Frusciante, Corgan, O'Brien & Greenwood (Radiohead), among others.  R.I.P.

it's a culling of all that they were, and everything they aspired to be ... the varying pace and soundscapes bleed and bend into each other with each turn, making this a piece of work that defied any attempts to pigeonhole - call it what you will, i'll just call it one of the best of the 80s, a remarkable performance from all involved. 

Sioux is the most influential female artist to emerge from that class of late 70s artists ... from her fearless frontwoman stature (she is an amazing live performer), to her endless forays into the darker recesses of the human condition ... to her fashion and style.  

matter of fact, Madonna straight-up jacked Sioux's bastardized Catholic look ... when we started to see waves of girls hitting the streets in fishnets and dangling crucifixes we all thought it was an explosion of Sioux style awareness, which we loved ... 'til we found out they were actually a buncha mall chicks from Poughkeepsie humming "Like A Virgin" :unsure:

Sioux doesn't get the credit or love she deserves ... one of those artists that greatly shaped the landscape of her era, and is recognized within the industry for that ... but remains a relatively obscure "niche" footnote, for the most part - "oh, that Goff chick ... Suzie and the Band Cheeze, right? PEEEEK A BOOO! yeah, she's all spooky and #### - my cousin once dressed as her for Halloween!!1!"

oooofff.

- my love letter to Susan, and her cast of Banshees. 

Spellbound  (sound is murky in the vid, but it's essential as it captures this pace so perfectly)

Arabian Nights

ETA: (cleaner "Spell")

 

Had her in the mid-range of my mind to take very soon...this exact album. Needed to review to figure out which songs...which would havebled me to listen to their entire early catalog and probably rethink the album. Oh, right... I still can! Fantastic pick and goes incredibly well on your island.

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8 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

@KarmaPolice would you mind adding "One Nation Under A Groove" to the Spotify playlist as my contribution from the last album I chose? Apparently, the rest of the album's songs are not available. Thanks.

Yours in Funk,

Uruk

Wait...which album did you take?

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5 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

@KarmaPolice would you mind adding "One Nation Under A Groove" to the Spotify playlist as my contribution from the last album I chose? Apparently, the rest of the album's songs are not available. Thanks.

Yours in Funk,

Uruk

... and while you're at it can you (or whoever is running the spreadsheet) kindly switch the artist for "Ace of Spades" to Motörhead?  (currently credited to the Flying Burrito Bros.) :unsure:

ps - thank you all for the work on the sheet and the playlist! :thumbup:

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