“Q: Many bands write up tour blogs when they’re on the road for while and keep in touch with followers and fans via social networks online; it really helps keep followers and fans updated in a pseudo-personal way. Seeing you have quite the cult following, how have you adapted to the evolution of social networking helped you keep in touch with the world at large?
A: I like a bit of mystery. I’ve never been interested in meeting my heroes or knowing what they eat for breakfast. It’s very easy these days to have everything delivered to your lap from your laptop.
We do post information and “sell” ourselves over the internet, we have our web site. We have a forum we occasionally take part in. But if we were to spend our time keeping people aware of the mundane ins and outs of our lives, we’d never have the time to live those lives… or make music. I would rather see the world than keep in touch with it.”
here we have the Official Tindersticks Forum Poll TOP-24 results from the poll which was performed in 04-2013.
Great choices folks & Thanks to all who took part & esp. organized it (Gary) !
That poll was a lot of FUN rediscovering forgotten beauty !!!
TOP-24: 1- raindrops – (216 points) 2- jism (184 points) 3- mistakes (163 points) 4- my oblivion (155 points) 5- trouble every day (149 points) 6- cherry blossoms (141 points) 7- patchwork (129 points) 8- travelling light (125 points) 9- city sickness (124 points) 10- my sister (123 points) 11- kathleen (123 points) 12- talk to me (115 points) 13- walking- (109 points) 14- tiny tears- (109 points) 15- seaweed- (107 points) 16- marbles- (106 points) 17- a night in- (104 points) 18- frozen- (102 points) 19- the not knowing (95 points) 20- show me everything (95 points) 21- factory girls (95 points) 22- dying slowly (94 points) 23- another night in (94 points) 24- don’t look down (92 points)
The numbers indicate the points given on a minimum 24 song vote with 240 points altogether – 37 fans voted in this poll – Thanks :)
here’s a playlist on youtube – playlist in reverse order (24th place: first video … 1st place: last video – n.b. videos selected subjectively)
and for completeness here are the full results of all songs voted for in the poll & didn’t made it to the Top-24:
can we start again 92 blood 91 snowy in F# minor 85 sleepy song 85 whiskey & water 78 let’s pretend 76 if she’s torn 76 bathtime 73 i know that loving 71 can our love … 70 if you’re looking for a way out 67 mother dear 62 her 62 a night so still 58 sometimes it hurts 57 milky teeth 56 the other side of the world 52 she’s gone 49 say goodbye to the city 49 for those … 49 drunk tank 48 running wild 46 no more affairs 46 buried bones 46 take me 45 boobar 45 tyed 44 el diablo en el ojo 43 until the morning comes 42 paco de renaldo’s dream 40 4.48 psychosis 40 you take this heart of mine 39 sweet memory 37 rented rooms 37 yesterday’s tomorrows 36 medicine 36 the hungry saw 35 don’t ever get tired 34 all the love 33 a sweet sweet man 31 tricklin 30 dancing 30 come feel the sun 28 vertrauen ii 26 cfgf 24 what are you fighting for 23 keep you beautiful 23 (tonight) are you trying to fall in love again 23 slippin shoes 21 here 21 black smoke 21 falling down a mountain 20 before you close your eyes 20 ballad of tindersticks 20 the flicker of a little girl 19 nectar 18 chilitetime 18 this fire of autumn 17 people keep comin round 17 visiting 17
waiting for the moon 16
desperate man 16 untitled 15 dick’s slow song 14 bearsuit 14 a little time 14 shadow 13 introduction 13 she rode me down 12 fast one 12 piano song 11 harmony around my table 11 tie-dye 10 i’ve been loving you too long 10 back to the earth 10 pretty words 9 just drifting 9 e-type 9 chocolate 9 a marriage made in heaven 8 waiting round you 7 my autumn’s done come 7 make believe 7 hubbards hills 7 you’re a pussycat 6 trying to find a home 6 tea stain 6 now its over 6 no man in the world 6 this fire of autumn disco 5 the organist entertains 5 the girl on death row 5 i was your man 5 harry’s dilemma 5 everything changes 5 vertrauen iii 4 the turns we took 4 sweet release 4 singing 4 kooks 4
we have all the time of the world (james bond theme) 4 what is a man 3 velvet fog 3 in a secret place 3 from the inside 3 come inside 3 plus de liasons 2 one way street 2 goodbye joe 2 sexual funk 1 piano music 1 peanuts 1 just a dog 1 i want you 1 e-type joe 1
the 1st tindersticks concert ever was notThe Powerhouse gig on 02.12.1992 (Supporting Kick Asteroid and Surrender Dorothy (who later became Sleeper)) but was a gig in The Borderline, London, on 25th or 26th September 1992 (supporting Ed Kuepper and the New Imperialists)
the 2nd tindersticks ever was then on 7th November 1992 in the Old White Horse (London):
source: original artwork, photographed at the botanique exhibition 2001, brussels
and the 3rd was:
Saturday 28 November 1992 or Sunday 29 November 1992
All Nighter 1992
Scala Theatre, London, UK
line-up: Stereolab Tindersticks Huggy Bear Moonshake The Hair And Skin Trading Co Mambo Taxi
and some memories from Neil Fraser on that gig:
“I do remember that gig…it was a long night.A byline regarding that show…there was a review of us from the Scala gig in the Melody Maker (or Sounds, not sure which now) with a photo of me and Stuart. I had a ‘proper’ job at the time and my boss, who saw the photo, basically asked me to make a decision between my job and being in a band – I was taking some time off work due to tindersticks commitments – I think I made the right choice.“
The latest Quietus article features a great interview with Stuart & David – esp. the comments on their old official videos & albums in retrospect are worth exploring.
“… DB: The first album was a really fresh, wonderful time. We’d spent then years growing up, being in bands, trying to be successful. When we gave up trying, everything seemed to happen. And I remember us wanting to introduce the band to public through the ‘City Sickness’ video – not making a traditional video trying to impress people at MTV, but having little story, and a natural feel to it.
SS: The song is still very special to me. I wrote it in St Ives – I’d taken a train there to escape London, to try and sort my head out – and I’ve been back there since, gone back to that spot, and could remember that exact moment. It was something felt at that time, and needed to say. And that relationship with Martin [Wallace, their video director] is still so strong. That visual sense has always been so important to us. And this video, with David ending up being right at centre of it….I was a bystander, with Syd in that video as a baby [Stuart’s eldest daughter, now 20]. There were some hairy moments with David pushing her through Soho late at night, getting severe looks from people! But whenever I think of this song now…we’d just made first album, we were on a real high. Full of pure joy.”