They were annoying to begin with

Pretty self-explanatory

You prefer:

This Is Hell
4
14%
Miss Macbeth
1
3%
Sunday's Best
7
24%
Tears Before Bedtime
5
17%
Crimes Of Paris
12
41%
 
Total votes: 29

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They were annoying to begin with

Postby bambooneedle » Wed Jun 18, 2003 5:09 am

I found all these songs somewhat annoying to begin with until I grew to like them. Which do you like best, and which do you like least?

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Postby stormwarning » Wed Jun 18, 2003 5:11 am

Damn. I thought this post was going to be about board members.
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Postby so lacklustre » Wed Jun 18, 2003 5:20 am

I'd win that one.

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Postby DrJ » Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:56 am

This is easy...

Best : Tears Before Bedtime

then...

Crimes of Paris

Miss Macbeth

This is Hell

Sunday's Best



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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:08 am

I'm actually in TOTAL agreement with DR. J!!!.....I love all of those songs....the only exception being Sunday's Best....but I love the closing on Sunday's Best...."oh what a letdown when the battle is finally one...etc." that is a brilliant little melody there......

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Postby Goody2Shoes » Wed Jun 18, 2003 8:17 am

I voted for Crimes of Paris as the one I like best. I never found this one annoying; I liked it the first time I heard it, even though Elvis' voice is ever-so-slightly approaching that range which some consider annoying.

The others are in order as follows:
2. Tears Before Bedtime
3. This Is Hell--it plods a bit, but the imagery is so great. "naked starlets floating in champagne"
4. Sunday's Best
5. Miss Macbeth--still hasn't quite grown on me.

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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Wed Jun 18, 2003 8:58 am

Goody goody....ya...I like CRIMES....his voice is strained, but the rinky ding shabby guitar playing suits me well........much better than the electric version by the way.

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:05 am

I know This Is Hell irritates some people, but there are days when my life isn't going just as I would like - and I hear that song - and somehow it just fits, you know? :?

The melody is almost happy, despite the words . It's a well-though out contrast.

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Postby cbartal » Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:21 am

Edge goes to Crimes, the creshendo in the middle eight is unsurpassed.

I hate Miss Macbeth, well, hate is too strong a word, but it just reminds me of all the other over inflated stuff on Spike.

You know, I changed my mind, tied between Tears and Crimes.

And Sunday's Best is great to, except Cop Fan, you got your days mixed up. That great little hook you are refering to is at the end of Wednesday Week :-P

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Postby Watching_Detectives » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:06 pm

Copenhagen Fan wrote:I'm actually in TOTAL agreement with DR. J!!!


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Postby El Vez » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:24 pm

This Is Hell is my girlfriend's favorite E.C. song. For me, it sounds a lot like a Desolation Row redux. Love the Andrews/Coltrane verse though!

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Postby lapinsjolis » Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:06 pm

I like them all :oops: . How can anyone hate a song will golliwog in it? I voted for 'Crimes of Paris'. I guess my least favorite is 'Sunday's Best'.

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:12 pm

COP only just. I love Sunday's Best because it's just so......English. I'm not gonna say my least favourite cause I like them all.
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Postby Gillibeanz » Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:28 pm

Crimes Of Paris best - Miss Macbeth least!
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Postby noiseradio » Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:53 pm

I'd rank them graphically, like this:


Crimes Of Paris

Sunday's Best
Tears Before Bedtime
This Is Hell














Miss Macbeth








I really like all except Miss Macbeth, which annoys the pee out of me.

I'm surprised that people don't dig Sunday's Best. I really like that song.

But Crimes of Paris is just a wonderful tune.
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Postby so lacklustre » Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:09 pm

I dig Sunday's Best, and now I'm going to vote for it.

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:45 pm

"Crimes Of Paris" is one of my favourites! Same with "Tears Before Bedtime"! And "This Is Hell" has some of the best lyrics Elvis has ever written!

Where's "I'm Not Angry"? That song still kind of annoys me

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Postby noiseradio » Wed Jun 18, 2003 5:28 pm

Me too. Don't know why. That and Goon Squad I never fully get into.
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Postby King of Confidence » Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:52 pm

This is Hell
Tears Before Bedtime

But I liked both of those right off the bat. These three have grown on me to various degrees:

Miss Macbeth - I second lapin's remark about a song with a golliwog. And the fishbone slide.

Sunday's Best - for its wacky melody


Crimes of Paris - er, well, this has never done it for me. I'm kind of blocked about the second half of B&C in general.

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Postby pip_52 » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:33 pm

I love Im Not Angry . . . Goon Squad I could do without . . .


Crimes of Paris for me, though all those oh oh ohs do get annoying so I really prefer a live version. Hardly ever listen to Miss Macbeth or Sunday's Best.

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Postby LessThanZero » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:39 pm

TEARS BEFORE BEDTIME! i'm in love and even I have those nights! we must all!

This is Hell-- I think it's a GROOVY tune with brilliant lyrics!

Sunday's Best-- take their OILY money






Crimes of Paris
I'm not Angry
Miss Macbeth
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Postby tokyo vogue » Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:00 pm

Miss Macbeth was my first-ever favorite EC song. i still love it.

so there. neener.


the rest:

this is hell
tears before bedtime
sunday's best
crimes of paris (never really liked it...it's got no bite)
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Thu Jun 19, 2003 3:00 am

DOOOOH BLUE CHAIR:.who could not like I'm Not Angry! That's one of his best tunes.......*i hear the stutter of ingnition*

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Postby DrJ » Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:00 am

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Postby oily slick » Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:51 pm

crimes of paris is fabulous. but to me you nailed it here bamboo with miss macbeth. 2nd worst elvis song next to you know what. well, except for that embarrassing moment where he rattles the piss out of your speakers screaming WHAT'S HER NAME TODAY? at the end of that song on burt's album.
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