Poll

Useless - whats your Favorite song?

One Chord Wonders
0 (0%)
Only one Flavor
4 (33.3%)
Expensive Being Poor
0 (0%)
My String Will Snap
1 (8.3%)
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
0 (0%)
Bored Teenagers
0 (0%)
Generation Y
1 (8.3%)
Immortal Rich
0 (0%)
Gather Your Things And Go
1 (8.3%)
Ready For The Axe To Drop
1 (8.3%)
The Day We Caught The Big Fish
2 (16.7%)
Runaway Train Driver
0 (0%)
Lion And The Lamb
0 (0%)
Lord's Prayer
1 (8.3%)
Useless
1 (8.3%)

Total Members Voted: 12

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The TV Smith Best Useless Song Chart 2009
« on: April 07, 2009, 08:05:44 PM »
i chose lords prayer

why? it sounds nearly to the full band live version, and i love that
« Last Edit: May 09, 2009, 08:31:15 PM by Tj »
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 08:07:59 PM »
Although I loved the slower original live version, I still think as a rock song it shone.

So for me it has to be...

Only One Flavour.

I'd have also loved to hear a two Tim's Easy Way on Useless. D 
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 07:23:52 AM »
Only One Flavour for me
"And if our castle should come tumbling down - We'll fix it up again somehow
We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

Carrying On"

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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 07:59:35 AM »
For me too - I liked the acoustic live version and loved the rocking Hosen version!!  :D
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 08:24:00 AM »
1.Only one Flavor  3 (50%)
2. My String Will Snap  1 (16.7%)
3. Generation Y  1 (16.7%)
4. Lord's Prayer  1 (16.7%)

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Hmm so should TV and DTH have played two new songs on Useless?

I just played it this morning for the first time in ages. ...Nice one Gabumon.  :D

Does anyone know why it doesn't mention DTH on the cover? legal reasons?  :-\

Mind you they did call it Useless, so I guess marketing wasn't too high on the agenda. ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 08:40:51 AM by Tj »
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 12:26:09 AM »
1.Only one Flavor  3 (50%)
2. My String Will Snap  1 (16.7%)
3. Generation Y  1 (16.7%)
4. Lord's Prayer  1 (16.7%)

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Hmm so should TV and DTH have played two new songs on Useless?

I just played it this morning for the first time in ages. ...Nice one Gabumon.  :D

Does anyone know why it doesn't mention DTH on the cover? legal reasons?  :-\

Mind you they did call it Useless, so I guess marketing wasn't too high on the agenda. ;D ;D ;D


You should read in the german wikipedia about this album, that I wrote.
 
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useless

sorry about, but my english ist soo bad. :-(

Die Toten Hosen are in Germany a popular Band. Dass sie kaum in Erscheinung treten ist der Respekt vor Tim Smith, den sie über alles verehren und ihn als großes Vorbild schätzen.(There are a lot of pictures in the booklet, shooted  by Donata Wenders, of the Toten Hosen by doing there Job.) Ich habe durch diese Band erst T.V. Smiths Musik kennengelernt und bin ihnen dafür ewig dankbar. Ich liebe alle Lieder auf diesem Album und bin unfähig ein Votum abzugeben. (Ulli, please translate.)
Grüße
Scheisserle
PS: It's only one new Song: "Only one Flavour"
« Last Edit: April 13, 2009, 12:49:35 AM by Scheisserle »
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 10:37:31 AM »
@Scheisserle: ich bin sicher Tj, Gabumon & Co. wissen dass "Only One Flavour" der einzige neue Song war...

Translation: She says those who can read German should read her article about "Useless" on wikipedia.
She thinks DTH deliberately stayed in "the background" for Useless out of respect for TV. Can't vote as she loves all the songs on the album (through which she'd discovered TV)!
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 12:15:22 PM »
...Not the greatest approach for getting DTH fans to listen to TV though. :-\
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 12:19:02 PM »
You might remember it was released on JKP (DTH's own label!) and thus advertised on their website! In short, I'm sure most Hosen fans knew it. Every single article or review I saw in the German music press did mention DTH's involvement as well.
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 12:22:59 PM »
Do you really believe that it wouldn't have sold more copies if it had Die Toten Hosen's name on the cover?
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 12:26:18 PM »
I don't know...  :-\
One thing I know is: lots of DTH fans would've complained "oh, Campino is only on backing vox, it doesn't sound like DTH at all" etc.  ::)
And btw, all songs are TV's songs, so...
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 12:37:00 PM »
Do you ever agree with anyone? Maybe instead of Handbags I should call you Devil's Advocate. ;)
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 01:20:53 PM »
Huh? If you read all my 4900 posts you will see I often agreed (e.g. with Alan mentioning "Together Alone" as a standout track on ITAOME). If we wouldn't discuss anything, you'd probably complain about no-one discussing these topics?
Btw, I didn't "disagree" with anything being said here. I just pointed out what I thought on this subject. (Btw, TV never seemed unhappy with it being his own "Best Of" album, so why should I complain now?)
Of course, the correct sub-title for "Useless" should be "The Very Best Of The Adverts and TV Smith performed by TV Smith & Die Toten Hosen".  ;)
Which is just too long.  ::)
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 06:56:15 PM »
Do you really believe that it wouldn't have sold more copies if it had Die Toten Hosen's name on the cover?
All fans of The Toten Hosen knew, that on "Useless" the complete band plays, and it sounds charakteristic like DTH. (Sorry Uli, but you can hear that typical "Hosen-Kraft-Chor") but the text is english and The Toten Hosen normaly sing german text, and the people understand the text. Thats one reason why they are so popular. An other reason is, that Campino, the frontman is very often present in T.V., Radio, News Papers and has a "große Klappe", by the way, I never heared any Song from "Useless" in the Radio. I don't know why not. I allways thought T. V. didn't want that?

Grüßle
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« Last Edit: April 13, 2009, 07:19:49 PM by Scheisserle »
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Re: What is your Favorite ... Useless Song
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2009, 07:17:39 PM »
Huh? If you read all my 4900 posts you will see I often agreed (e.g. with Alan mentioning "Together Alone" as a standout track on ITAOME). If we wouldn't discuss anything, you'd probably complain about no-one discussing these topics?
Btw, I didn't "disagree" with anything being said here. I just pointed out what I thought on this subject. (Btw, TV never seemed unhappy with it being his own "Best Of" album, so why should I complain now?)
Of course, the correct sub-title for "Useless" should be "The Very Best Of The Adverts and TV Smith performed by TV Smith & Die Toten Hosen".  ;)
Which is just too long.  ::)
Vielleicht hatte es ja versicherungstechnische Gründe, warum "Die Toten Hosen" auf dem Cover nicht als Band in Erscheinung treten. "Useless" wurde aufgenommen, nachdem die Band wegen einer Verletzung Campinos die komplette Tour abgebrochen hatte. Ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass da eine Versicherung für den Verdienstausfall bei JKP aufkommen mußte. Ist aber nur so ein Gedanke von mir.

Grüße
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« Last Edit: April 13, 2009, 07:55:02 PM by Scheisserle »
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