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Best Indie Rock track of all time???


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Initial post: 27 Oct 2008 15:09:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Oct 2008 15:47:45 GMT
Cottoboi says:
'The Smiths - Still Ill' - is probably my favourite Indie track because of the poetic lyrics and intense guitar tune. Plus I can find no other song on earth that makes the singers voice so pleasurable to listen to.
I also like Fools Gold by the Stone Roses for the funk cross-over and Ian Browns iconic whisper...

What are your favourite Indie tracks (new, old, everything in between) and why???
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2008 15:44:05 GMT
Pulps Babies is my all time favourite indie track, I'm not sure it's indie rock though. Natwest, Barclays, Midland, Lloyds by the Manics is also a great track and I know that's indie rock.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2008 16:01:56 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
I still associate Indie with its original connotation i.e. independent labels, the peak being the 80s with the likes of Rough Trade, Cherry Red, Creation etc. Hard to call but top of the pile..
Christine - House of Love. Just shimmers.
Follow the leaders - Killing Joke. Disco meets punk bloodbath
Like princes do -Diesel Park West. Criminally underrated combo's best
How soon is now - Schmidts. That guitar sound!
Move me - The Woodentops. Cherry Red's finest at their most manic
Spinning round -Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Goth can be danceable
Horror Head - Curve. groundbreaking techno-Goth later done by Garbage
Happy when it rains -Garbage
Big decision -That Petrol Emotion. Minor classic by sadly ignored Undertones spin off.
The American - Simple Minds. Bass driven groover before the Minds made naff themes for s***e Bratpack films
All lined up - Shriekback. Another overlooked great band - feat ex Gang of 4 and XTC bods - with this alt-funk monster.
Wrote for luck (Vince Clarke remix) - Happy Mondays. Funky little mover

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2008 11:23:48 GMT
Sebadoh's Gimmie Indie Rock of course! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2008 19:49:26 GMT
L says:
what about jesus and mary chain 'never understand me'? afternoons in the park walkman on, bottle of cider.nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnice

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2008 19:51:40 GMT
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N. petrovic says:
There are loads, however i am going to go for Soon by My Bloody Valentine, just because it happens to be on the stereo as we speak.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2008 20:59:35 GMT
You Made Me Realise is MBVs golden moment and without doubt the embodiment of what indie rock was about. It's all gone belly-up now mind you- too corporate.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2008 11:47:03 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2008 21:37:51 GMT
pikeyboy says:
I do love 'Still Ill,' especially the version with the harmonica added, from 'Hatful Of Hollow', but my all-time greatest indie rock track has to be 'Boredom' by The Buzzcocks, feat. Howard Devoto.

Posted on 24 Jul 2011 12:32:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jul 2011 12:39:32 BDT
James Warner says:
Loads to choose from (most of which, you'll never have heard of)!
Punishment Of Luxury - The Message
Shock Headed Peters - Are You Happy Or Are You Real
Danielle Dax - Big Hollow Man
The Breeders - The She
Wire - Perspex Icon
Cardiacs - Fiery Gun Hand
Europeans - Falling
Nine Inch Nails - Getting Smaller
Kelli Ali - Tigermouth
Soundpool - Polyphony
Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
Stuffy/The Fuses - Joe C (Is An Idiot)
The Scaramanga Six - You Should have Killed Me When You Had The Chance
LoneLady - Army
It Hugs Back - Now + Again
Charlotte Hatherley - Behave
Bill Nelson - Ordinary Idiots

P.S. I notice none of the One Track Club regulars have posted here. I think the word 'Indie' is anathema to them - though not necessarily the band Anathema...

Posted on 24 Jul 2011 13:50:14 BDT
R. S. Chaney says:
A lot of great tracks have been mentioned but for me it has to be "Love Will Tear us Part" - Joy Division.

Posted on 24 Jul 2011 21:31:29 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Story of the Blues - Wah!

Posted on 24 Jul 2011 21:57:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jul 2011 22:01:45 BDT
S.R.J says:
Indie eh? Well I Loved Young Marble Giants(Rough trade), enjoyed some Monochrome Set(rough Trade), partial to a bit of Cocteau Twins (4AD), adored Durutti Column (Factory) but for me the most memorable/ moving/ epic track has to Be Joy Division-"Dead Souls"(Factory)

Quite a lot of my current favourites have produced albums on indie labels including Lucinda Williams/ Kelly Joe Phelps/ Bellowhead/ Hayes Carll/ Ryan Adams etc etc etc

Now who was it who made that comment about "one track regulars"? mmm.
S.R.J

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jul 2011 19:54:55 BDT
easytiger says:
Love "Dead Souls", it's got the lot. Can I chuck in a few? "Diggin' for Fire" Pixies, "Beesley St" John Cooper Clarke and "Psychomafia" The Fall.

Posted on 25 Jul 2011 20:05:59 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Early Fall, where to start?

Bingo Master's Breakout
Fiery Jack
Hip Priest
City Hobgoblins
Eat Y'self Fitter
Lay of the Land

All the same, all different!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jul 2011 22:03:22 BDT
Martin says:
Anything by Ravi Shankar for me.

Posted on 26 Jul 2011 00:58:57 BDT
al-gee says:
Rainy Season - Howard Devoto...........pure genius!

Posted on 26 Jul 2011 07:19:33 BDT
Wharf Rat says:
........nearly everything from Joy Division,Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven and Where is my Mind......if thats ok.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2011 08:55:05 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
Wharf Rat, If you like Pixies have you tried this? Comforter.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2011 09:00:20 BDT
RABB says:
"The American - Simple Minds. Bass driven groover before the Minds made naff themes for s***e Bratpack films"

Well done that man. Simple Minds are vastly underrated purely because of Don't You and Alive and Kicking. Cracking choon, The American.

Posted on 26 Jul 2011 13:54:46 BDT
James Warner says:
I congratulate Mr Jackson on his broader outlook.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2011 20:36:07 BDT
Wharf Rat says:
Thanx for the recce,Red M,its now on order.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2011 22:38:55 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
WR, I've just finished listening to it. I hope you like it
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