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1. Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises

2. Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side - Magnetic Fields

3. Plaster Casts Of Everything - Liars

4. The Power Of Lard - Lard

5. Run Joe - Stranger Cole

6. Silver Machine - Hawkwind (related listening)

7. Do The Standing Still - The Table

8. Ratts Of The Capital - Mogwai

9. Male Model - The Undertones

10.Passing Complexion - Big Black

and even though I immediately eliminated all songs I knew and like very well (Portishead, Amanda Palmer,... ) I still have 10 songs left that could have made the Top 10 ;)

C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

Fite Dem Back - Linton Kwesi Johnson

How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts

Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza

In Shreds - The Chameleons

My Favourite Dress - The Wedding Present

Rottweillers - Nerve Rack

Spirit Ditch - Sparklehorse

Sycamore - Bill Callahan

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I anticipated another top 20, and you should be thankful I was able to narrow it down that far. :P

1. Sour Times - Portishead

2. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker (I was actually going to nominate this one or "Rude Boy Train" in the Top Ten last week, but I totally forgot.)

3. Rottweillers - Nerve Rack

4. Psyche - Killing Joke

5. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts (from one of my all-time favourite, and, IMO, best debut albums)

6. Embrace - Low

7. Ampersand - Amanda Palmer

8. In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters

9. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

10. Tower Of Strength - Rudimentary Peni

11. Beyond The Threshold - Husker Du

12. Sycamore - Bill Callahan

13. Rosevel - The Triffids

14. Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises

15. Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy

16. Spirit Ditch - Sparklehorse

17. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

18. Do The Standing Still - The Table

19. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

20. My Favourite Dress - The Wedding Present

And the Undertones, the Chameleons, Smack, Liars etc.

I was considering 1,2,5 and 6 for my PTT. I'm a little disappointed my beloved Huskers or Bill Callahan just missed out... take it easy on me, would ya. ;)

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1 Beyond The Threshold-Husker Du

2 Silver Machine-Hawkwind

3 C'mon Lets Go-Girlschool

4 Sour Times-Portishead

5 I Envy The Wind-Lucinda Williams

6 Spirit Ditch-Sparklehorse

7 I Saw An Xray Of A Girl Passing Gas-Butthole Surfers

8 Embrace-Low

9 Babylon Burning-The Ruts

10 Shaved Women-Crass

I had to really listen to these ones... :headphones: Good list :thumbsup:

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1. Ampersand - Amanda Palmer

2. Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises

3. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

4. The Power of Lard - Lard

5. Silver Machine - Hawkwind

6. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

7. Psyche - Killing Joke

8. In Shreds - The Chameleons

9. Plaster Casts of Everything - Liars

10. Sour Times - Portishead

:rockon: That was quite the learning experience. :thumbsup:

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1. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

2. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

3. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

4. Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side - Magnetic Fields

5. No Room For You - Demob

6. Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises

7. In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters

8. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

9. Silver Machine - Hawkwind

10. Rosevel - The Triffids

b-f, that was a trip .... I think maybe some of my votes are predictable, but I hope not all. Any of my top 5 could have been #1's, I liked them that much. :thumbsup:

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1. Sour Times - Portishead

2. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker

3. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

4. Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side - Magnetic Fields

5. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

6. Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy

7. Spirit Ditch - Sparklehorse

8. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara

9. Embrace - Low

10. If Your A Viper - Rosetta Howard & The Harlem Hamfats

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1 Sour Times - Portishead

2 Spacer - Sheila And B. Devotion

3 I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts

4 Male Model - The Undertones

5 Fite Dem Back - Linton Kwesi Johnson

6 The Power Of Lard - Lard (featuring Jello Biafra, I feel that part should’ve been included for us Dead Kennedy fans :P )

7 Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza

8 Silver Machine - Hawkwind

9 In Shreds - The Chameleons

10 No Room For You - Demob

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1. Angels In Pain - Princess Tinymeat

2. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

3. If You're A Viper - Rosetta Howard with the Harlem Hamfats

4. Sour Times – Portishead

5. Rosevel - The Triffids

6. C'mon Let's Go – Girlschool

7. Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy

8. Ratts Of The Capital - Mogwai

9. Sycamore - Bill Callahan

10. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

Hope I'm not too late- I'm a bit lost on the NZ-Brazil time difference since daylight savings! Great list bf! I only knew one song from this so had a lot of listening to do! Definitely a lot of keepers in there :)

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1. Sour Times - Portishead

2. Rosevel - The Triffids

3. No Room For You - Demob

4. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

5. Congo War - Lord Brynner & The Sheiks

6. Embrace - Low

7. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

8. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

9. Ratts Of The Capital - Mogwai

10. Ampersand - Amanda Palmer

Hey BF, Great list. Sorry I am so late in posting and tks for waiting.

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The concert over, dust has settled, blood spatters drying in the daylight. A few bodies lying in the corners of the room - forms of those sleeping off the body slams and extra-special cocktails from the night before. As we listen to the busy hands of the roadies tearing down the set and packing up the instruments, we are reminded just how much the envelope has been pushed by:

blind-fitter's Personal Top Ten

1. Sour Times - Portishead 88

2. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool 63

3. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker 59

4. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams 51

5. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts 49

6. Rosevel - The Triffids 41

7. Silver Machine - Hawkwind 40

8. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines 39

9. In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters 31

10. Ratts Of The Capital - Mogwai 30

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Along with these that almost made it:

Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side - Magnetic Fields 29

If You're A Viper - Rosetta Howard with the Harlem Hamfats 29

Psyche - Killing Joke 26

Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises 24

Ampersand - Amanda Palmer 24

Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza 23

Embrace - Low 22

Do The Standing Still - The Table 21

Male Model - The Undertones 21

Sycamore - Bill Callahan 21

The Power Of Lard - Lard 21

I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts 20

In Shreds - The Chameleons 20

Spacer - Sheila And B. Devotion 20

No Room For You - Demob 19

Red Sleeping Beauty - McCarthy 18

Rottweillers - Nerve Rack 17

Spirit Ditch - Sparklehorse 17

Beyond The Threshold - Husker Du 12

Congo War - Lord Brynner & The Sheiks 12

Angels In Pain - Princess Tinymeat 10

Mother Of Christ - Alice Donut 10

Plaster Casts Of Everything - Liars 10

Tower Of Strength - Rudimentary Peni 8

What A Man Doeth - Eric Morris 7

Fite Dem Back - Linton Kwesi Johnson 6

Run Joe - Stranger Cole 6

I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas - The Butthole Surfers 5

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara 5

Betrayal - Jah Wobble 3

Dole - Vanessa Van Basten 3

Edward Fox - Smack 2

Lisa Box - Dawn Of The Replicants 2

Passing Complexion - Big Black 1

Shaved Women - Crass 1

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and the ones that just never got to mosh:

L'Aigle Noir - Barbara

Bedward The Flying Preacher - Singers & Players w. Prince Far-I

Jesus Loves Amerika - The Shamen

My Favourite Dress - The Wedding Present

Nag Nag Nag - Cabaret Voltaire

Wonder if there are instructions on that dance "The Standing Still?"

Let's all lift Fitter on our collective shoulders and tell him about our experiences during his concert.

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This was an interesting list, to say the least. Not a single song or artist was one I've heard of, so coming up with 10 songs I liked enough to say were the 10 best out of the 50 was extremely hard. Normally I don't vote as late as I did, but it took me a long time.

I do hope that b-f finds the list acceptable to him.

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01. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara (I think Fitter picked this so I could have something to vote for)

02. Nag Nag Nag - Cabaret Voltaire (an all-time favourite of mine. I don't care if there are better tracks on this list. They have to be bumped to make room for the Cabs :cool: )

03. Psyche - Killing Joke

04. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts (this one packs energy... I liked it as soon as I heard it)

05. I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts

06. Male Model - TheUndertones

07. In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters (love that upbeat Alterno sound)

08. In Shreds - The Chameleons

09. My Favourite Dress - The Wedding Present (classic New Wave)

10. Spacer - Sheila And B. Devotion (I hadn't heard this in almost 20 years! Hahahahah. I love this tune! I'm buyin' it, that's all there is to it).

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Cool list, BF!... I would have loved to see The Chameleons or Baccara... and I didn't vote for Aigle Noir as it was already on the previous PTT but I think I must have been wrong and should have voted for it... Good for the Close Lobsters, which I didn't vote for as there was many songs I had to leave out... Glad The Ruts or Girlschool made it!! :thumbsup:

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Aw I'm bummed about the lack of love for the Shamen and L'Aigle Noire. Looks like some good listening, though :thumbsup:

Those tunes, along with many other "no vote specials" will have there week to shine. In one month, after the normal PTTs are complete, we will then have two more TTs; one will feature all the songs that got no love and then the final "Best of the Best" ultimate TT; based upon consensus will of the participants.

So keep those chads hanging. :cool:

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I'm sorry i missed voting, I just got home from 5 days in the hospital.

blind-fitter, I really enjoyed the ska.

1. I Envy The Wind - Lucinda Williams

2. How To Hate The Working Classes - Luke Haines

3. What A Man Doeth - Eric Morris

4. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker

5. No Room For You - Demob

6. Rosevel - The Triffids

7. Congo War - Lord Brynner & The Sheiks

8. C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

9. In Spite Of These Times - The Close Lobsters

10. If You're A Viper - Rosetta Howard with the Harlem Hamfats

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1] Tower Of Strength - Rudimentary Peni

2] 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker

3] Asbestos Lead Asbestos - World Domination Enterprises

4] Fite Dem Back - Linton Kwesi Johnson

5] C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool

6] I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas - The Butthole Surfers

7] Betrayal - Jah Wobble

8] Im Nin Alu - Ofra Haza

9] Babylon's Burning - The Ruts

10] Spacer - Sheila And B. Devotion

My Friday got away from me so I was unable to get my ten together. My darling bf, I so enjoyed listening to your music. I love the occasional out of left field surprises. :grin:

And btw, I don't think I've ever had gruelling sex. I've been bored a time or two (before Mr. Peaches, of course), but gruelling was never an issue. :laughing: Love you!

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I do hope that b-f finds the list acceptable to him.

Oh, I do, I do. :)

I'd like to say a big :thumbsup: to you and everyone else who took the time and trouble to listen to my selections and cast your votes. I appreciate that it's always a lot more difficult and time-consuming to do so when there is a high proportion of obscure and unfamiliar material.

Many of you really surprised me (pleasantly) with your unexpected choices, and I have been chuffed to witness the relative "success" of certain songs for which I hadn't anticipated a lot of public support.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

If anybody encountered anything that piqued his/her interest, and would like to discuss any artists/songs at greater length, I will be delighted to share my insight / anecdotes / recommendations, etc. Just give me a call. :)

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