View Full Version : Why don't more people like "Snail?"


Dork USA
05-31-2007, 07:45 PM
It seems it is never praised and that it's not one of the highlights of Gish.

It's prolly my fav on Gish, closely followed by I am One.

zebramask
05-31-2007, 07:47 PM
Snail is my favorite off of Gish. Just something about it..

Gossamer
05-31-2007, 07:48 PM
Snail is an amazingly underrated Pumpkins song.

Good call.

yoshinobu's revenge
05-31-2007, 07:54 PM
I never felt it was underrated, cos it comes up a lot in polls etc. And it's a Track 7.

WalkingStrayz
05-31-2007, 07:57 PM
Snail is fucking good. favorite song on gish with bury me right on its coattails

Ghost Children
05-31-2007, 07:58 PM
Great song

Dork USA
05-31-2007, 07:59 PM
Snail is my favorite off of Gish. Just something about it..



Thats exactly it. It's not a particularly complex song, but it just works. It's just hella inspiring to me at least.

Dork USA
05-31-2007, 08:02 PM
And it's a Track 7.


I don't see the significance, besides Billy's obvious love for the number.

WalkingStrayz
05-31-2007, 08:05 PM
I don't see the significance, besides Billy's obvious love for the number.

7 is a great number. too bad they couldnt have kept the original zeitgeist release date so it had been on my birthday.

bja1288
05-31-2007, 08:07 PM
im amazed at the strength of gish's midsection - most artists tend to put the filler in the middle, but i often find myself starting with bury me and listening to the end... the first three seem too generic compared to the middle songs.

When you wake up you're all weak
Throwing your life away

I love that part

Teej212
05-31-2007, 08:09 PM
everyone i have heard loves it, cept billy thinks they are bullshit lyrics

skipgo
05-31-2007, 08:11 PM
i like to play it on the guitar. one of the easier pumpkins songs to play, when you're not that great of a guitarist like myself.

thagor
05-31-2007, 08:15 PM
It's an awesome song! My favourite off Gish.

yoshinobu's revenge
05-31-2007, 08:17 PM
I don't see the significance, besides Billy's obvious love for the number.

The significance = great songs. At least until Machina.

Snail, Soma, Hello Kitty Kat, To Forgive, Thru the Eyes of Ruby, Crestfallen.

mpp
05-31-2007, 09:59 PM
can you imagine if there was a song as good as "snail" on the new album?

jesus, people would be going nuts

ZackZ
05-31-2007, 10:01 PM
Everyone likes Snail you twat. Pull your head out of your ass.

davin
05-31-2007, 10:02 PM
i think all of GISH is generally underrated. its still my fav.

i love snail and tristessa the best on the album. i was really hoping to hear snail, since they had just started playing it again before the band broke-up.

mccririck
05-31-2007, 10:03 PM
He could call it "Slug"

Dogfighter28
05-31-2007, 10:03 PM
second best on gish right after rhinoceros

mccririck
05-31-2007, 10:06 PM
Window Paine is the best imo, and they used to play it live in the gish days but stopped after that for some reason.

davin
05-31-2007, 10:09 PM
Window Paine is the best imo, and they used to play it live in the gish days but stopped after that for some reason.

actually they played it a few times in the SD days too.

I heard it at the metro in august of 93 (only time i have heard this song live in person)....and i know they played it a few other times in 94 before lollapalooza.

remember the live version they did with eddie vedder? that was cool...

love minus zero
05-31-2007, 10:18 PM
suffer > snail :p

ToEachesOwn
05-31-2007, 10:45 PM
Snail is definitely in my top 10 favorites from the Pumpkins' collection.

mccririck
05-31-2007, 10:46 PM
snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil coming hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme :D

Spaceboy88
05-31-2007, 10:54 PM
Snail and Crush are my Gish favs. I never considered it underrated. If I'm not mistaken, wasn't it the song that was voted by the fans to be played at the Storytellers?

wHATcOLOR
05-31-2007, 10:55 PM
i don't think Dork USA properly surveyed the population before making this thread

virtuzoso
05-31-2007, 11:01 PM
It's also my favorite one from Gish.

dudehitscar
05-31-2007, 11:23 PM
I love that song. Everything about it except the machina era versions were terrible.

Nate the Grate
05-31-2007, 11:31 PM
I'm not a huge fan. Then again, Gish isn't really my "thing" anyways.

ToEachesOwn
06-01-2007, 12:16 AM
I'm not a huge fan. Then again, Gish isn't really my "thing" anyways.

Gish was the toughest album from the Pumpkins for me to get into. I think for a while I even enjoyed Machina more, but over the years Gish has stood the test of time for me while Machina really hasn't.

ltoolio
06-01-2007, 12:28 AM
The significance = great songs. At least until Machina.

Snail, Soma, Hello Kitty Kat, To Forgive, Thru the Eyes of Ruby, Crestfallen.

Just having Soma & TTEOR makes the number great, let alone the others...

pittdave79
06-01-2007, 01:12 AM
Snail is in my top ten. Years ago when I was still in a band, we covered two Pumpkins songs: Fuck You and Snail.

steelfaerie
06-01-2007, 01:43 AM
I'm confused about why you would even make an assessment leading you to ask this question. In some parallel-universe Netphoria board, have their been discussions like "Yeah, man, Snail really sucks!"? Because I see none of this.

Snail = win.

zsp77
06-01-2007, 02:10 AM
Thats exactly it. It's not a particularly complex song, but it just works. It's just hella inspiring to me at least.

Snail's not complex? :erm:

zsp77
06-01-2007, 02:12 AM
Gish was the toughest album from the Pumpkins for me to get into. I think for a while I even enjoyed Machina more, but over the years Gish has stood the test of time for me while Machina really hasn't.

I completely dig Machina, but Adore is just so depressing. I think Adore is on the bottom of my list right now.

steelfaerie
06-01-2007, 02:22 AM
I completely dig Machina, but Adore is just so depressing. I think Adore is on the bottom of my list right now.

Is Adore really intrinsically depressing for others? I can never quite decide if Adore makes me so cranky because of its basic nature, or because I associate it with an ex-paramour. It's probably some combination of the two. Either way, I can barely make it three songs in without :cry:

Ever
06-01-2007, 05:40 AM
I used to draw psychedelic style patterns in my school organizer listening to this song when I should have been doing homework.

BleedtheOrchidZ
06-01-2007, 07:01 AM
It seems it is never praised and that it's not one of the highlights of Gish.

It's prolly my fav on Gish, closely followed by I am One.
Just an incredibly great song. Nothing more. :P

Allycat
06-01-2007, 07:48 AM
I love the version of it they did for VH1 storytellers, it was so different it took me a minute to realize what song it was the first time I heard it.

disappointed
06-01-2007, 07:51 AM
My 2 fav Pumpkins Songs. Snail and Muzzle.

pumpkins
06-01-2007, 07:54 AM
Everyone loves Snail. What's the point?

Allycat
06-01-2007, 08:00 AM
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I love to listen to this song in the morning it gets me going. I wish they would play it live again but that's not likely since Billy hasn't played anything off of Gish yet.

mccririck
06-01-2007, 08:04 AM
Some people are saying Billy has agreed with James not to play anything from Gish.

Allycat
06-01-2007, 08:09 AM
Wow, I forgot how poofy Billy's hair was back then :rofl: He needs ditch the stripes and wear some of his old shirts that had some personality to them.