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Rain Man
02-28-2011, 01:34 PM
ARE YOU READY TO ROCK? I SAID, ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!?!?!


(Pick three in the poll.)

DMAC
02-28-2011, 01:37 PM
None of these will be the champ.

patteeu
02-28-2011, 01:44 PM
Beatles, Creedence, Aerosmith

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Beatles, Creedence, Aerosmith

You got it almost perfect.

Beatles, Creedence, Stones


I'm not a huge Stones fan, but I like Paint It Black, and Sweet Emotion isn't one of my favorite Aerosmith songs.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 01:49 PM
I can't find a recording of that Rings tune to even listen to it. That's going to hurt it in the voting.

siberian khatru
02-28-2011, 01:51 PM
I can't find a recording of that Rings tune to even listen to it. That's going to hurt it in the voting.

Never heard of the song or the band. Googling both turned up very little. I guess some obscure punk band from the mid-70s?

Brock
02-28-2011, 01:51 PM
Poor.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 01:53 PM
Never heard of the song or the band. Googling both turned up very little. I guess some obscure punk band from the mid-70s?

plbrdude suggested it. Perhaps we need a short essay from him about it. I found one web site that references the song, but that's it.

Predarat
02-28-2011, 01:55 PM
How long before the polls close? I have a tough time accessing the songs at work and im torn between a few.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 01:55 PM
Poor.


In general, yeah. I don't see how "Up Around The Bend" isn't dominating. The guitar intro is one of my favorite song startups.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 01:55 PM
How long before the polls close? I have a tough time accessing the songs at work and im torn between a few.

My general plan is to keep each poll open for at least 24 hours, but not more than 48. It depends on my schedule.

Ebolapox
02-28-2011, 01:56 PM
beatles, stones, aerosmith.

Predarat
02-28-2011, 01:57 PM
My general plan is to keep each poll open for at least 24 hours, but not more than 48. It depends on my schedule.

Awesome, thank you, that is enough time for sure!

Dicky McElephant
02-28-2011, 02:01 PM
God I hate "Sweet Emotion".

|Zach|
02-28-2011, 02:02 PM
From this list? To me it is Joe Cocker. Not even close.

Ebolapox
02-28-2011, 02:02 PM
God I hate "Sweet Emotion".

you're talking about things that nobody cares. :shrug:

seclark
02-28-2011, 02:08 PM
woah man...what happened to uriah heep?
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Rain Man
02-28-2011, 02:13 PM
You people do know which Creedence song "Up Around The Bend" is, don't you? There's no way it shouldn't be winning.

It's the one that starts out with the twangy guitar going "De De DEEE De De De, De De DEEE De De De".

Great Expectations
02-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Wow, the song quality after the first 2 went way up in this heat.

Cocker, Beatles, Stones

Bump
02-28-2011, 02:23 PM
had to vote Joe Cocker, Black Sabbath and The Stones. It was hard for me not to pick Creedence though.

DJ's left nut
02-28-2011, 02:34 PM
You got it almost perfect.

Beatles, Creedence, Stones


Absolutely right, Rainman. I'm not sure how this is even a close heat.

And Sympathy for the Devil had better be in this damn poll and it had better end up in the top 10. From a pure songwriting standpoint, it's arguably the greatest song ever made. The lyrics on their own are brilliant but to put it to a samba of all things, that's some inspired musical creativity right there.

Stand it up next to Stairway and it blows it away.

Omaha
02-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Absolutely right, Rainman. I'm not sure how this is even a close heat.

And Sympathy for the Devil had better be in this damn poll and it had better end up in the top 10. From a pure songwriting standpoint, it's arguably the greatest song ever made. The lyrics on their own are brilliant but to put it to a samba of all things, that's some inspired musical creativity right there.

Stand it up next to Stairway and it blows it away.

Sympathy For the Devil & Gimme Shelter are two of my fave Stones songs.

Los Pollos Hermanos
02-28-2011, 02:55 PM
If "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd doesn't make a poll I will boycott CP for a week. Maybe a week and a half.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 03:20 PM
If "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd doesn't make a poll I will boycott CP for a week. Maybe a week and a half.

It is indeed included. If it was mentioned in BRC's thread, it's in the tournament.

Sadly for Nzoner, though, there are no ZZ Top songs that were nominated.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 03:21 PM
Creedence is off the mat and punching hard.

Baconeater
02-28-2011, 03:29 PM
Just for the record, I nominated this version of "With a little help from my friends" with Phil Collins and Brian May, not the crappy studio cut that you hear on the radio.

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seclark
02-28-2011, 03:38 PM
Sadly for Nzoner, though, there are no ZZ Top songs that were nominated.

bullshit
they're better than uriah heep
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kc rush
02-28-2011, 03:41 PM
As much as I like the Beatles, I can't stand Hey Jude.

Omaha
02-28-2011, 03:43 PM
Just for the record, I nominated this version of "With a little help from my friends" with Phil Collins and Brian May, not the crappy studio cut that you hear on the radio.

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Didn't Jimmy Page play on the original? I know he played on the album, but I'm not certain about that single.

siberian khatru
02-28-2011, 03:43 PM
As much as I like the Beatles, I can't stand Hey Jude.

It's not their best song, and it's been played to death. There's a lot of that going around on these polls.

DJ's left nut
02-28-2011, 03:45 PM
Creedence is off the mat and punching hard.

Doesn't really matter.

The same people that vote for CCR are probably going to vote for Hey Jude and there's no way it passes Paint it Black.

The travesty is Sweet Emotion advancing. I mean it's not like we're talking about Dream On, it's just contrive poppy Aerosmith, kinda like Walk This Way.

Damn shame, really.

Omaha
02-28-2011, 03:46 PM
It's not their best song, and it's been played to death. There's a lot of that going around on these polls.

I loved Hotel California when I was younger so I listened to it so much I can't stand to hear it anymore. I killed a good song. They should put warnings on these fucking things.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 03:47 PM
Doesn't really matter.

The same people that vote for CCR are probably going to vote for Hey Jude and there's no way it passes Paint it Black.

The travesty is Sweet Emotion advancing. I mean it's not like we're talking about Dream On, it's just contrive poppy Aerosmith, kinda like Walk This Way.

Damn shame, really.

I don't know why, but I don't like Sweet Emotion at all. I actually like Walk This Way more than any other Aerosmith song.

CCR is slowly gaining on Jude, but it's got a big gap to cover, so it's going to take a rally. C'mon, people! Vote CCR!

siberian khatru
02-28-2011, 03:51 PM
I loved Hotel California when I was younger so I listened to it so much I can't stand to hear it anymore. I killed a good song. They should put warnings on these ****ing things.

I'm a huge Yes fan and I can barely listen to Roundabout. A few years ago at a Yes concert I walked out during the encore because I just got sick of them playing Roundabout as the encore, at every fucking concert for nearly 40 years. GIVE IT A REST. Surprise me, for once in my life.

Slainte
02-28-2011, 03:53 PM
If Beautiful World by Devo doesn't win it all I will hunt you all down and torture-kill your stupid asses...that's a promise.

Drwbllz
02-28-2011, 03:58 PM
These are much worse options than the last round. With that being said, I'm shocked at how many votes Sweet Emotion got, and at how few Cocker has gotten.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 04:00 PM
If Beautiful World by Devo doesn't win it all I will hunt you all down and torture-kill your stupid asses...that's a promise.


If it had received a nomination, I bet it would have won.

Baconeater
02-28-2011, 04:10 PM
I loved Hotel California when I was younger so I listened to it so much I can't stand to hear it anymore. I killed a good song. They should put warnings on these fucking things.
That applies to a lot of music for me, and I blame the crappy commercial radio that I listened to for so many years.

Rain Man
02-28-2011, 04:13 PM
That applies to a lot of music for me, and I blame the crappy commercial radio that I listened to for so many years.


After listening to eight straight hours of Springsteen on satellite radio last week when I drove across Los Angeles, I finally switched the station, but it went against everything I stand for. It was like being at an all-you-can-eat lemon pie restaurant where they just keep bringing it out and bringing it out and bringing it out.

Nzoner
02-28-2011, 04:16 PM
It is indeed included. If it was mentioned in BRC's thread, it's in the tournament.

Sadly for Nzoner, though, there are no ZZ Top songs that were nominated.

I got in on the tail end of that thread and at least got The Guess Who nominated but I'm strongly suggesting you use American Woman of my nominations because these polls are shaping up to be stuff I can hear on classic rock radio any old day and I doubt that anyone has ever heard any of the other great nominations.

Nzoner
02-28-2011, 04:21 PM
I loved Hotel California when I was younger so I listened to it so much I can't stand to hear it anymore. I killed a good song. They should put warnings on these ****ing things.

Same here but after a few listens I'm really liking this cover by Alabama 3




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DJ's left nut
02-28-2011, 04:28 PM
These are much worse options than the last round. With that being said, I'm shocked at how many votes Sweet Emotion got, and at how few Cocker has gotten.

And oddly enough, very few people are defending Sweet Emotion.

I think a Bot has ruined rainman's poll. Steven Tyler has clearly run out of ways to occupy his time since getting booted, so he's taken to rigging internet polls.

Is it really a worse use of his time than judging American Idol?

I demand a re-count. Or a Presidential fiat whereby Rainman decides that Sweet Emotion sucks and moves CCR forward.

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 04:29 PM
THIS SHIT ROCKS

DJ's left nut
02-28-2011, 04:32 PM
That applies to a lot of music for me, and I blame the crappy commercial radio that I listened to for so many years.

I don't recall where I read this, maybe Dane.

But someone once defended commercial radio quite well. He was a record producer type that was trying to address this belief that the commercialization of radio has ruined it.

His general position was "Look - there are a LOT of shitty bands and shitty songs out there. Most of these are agonizing to listen to. The folks in 'commercial radio' parse through most of this garbage and manage to find most of what you want to hear. Granted, we'll foist some questionable decisions on you and occasionally miss a song through the cracks. But by and large, if you go out there and listen to 'unfiltered' music, you're going to hear a lot more shitty music and a lot less good stuff because there just aren't enough hours in the day to listen to it all."

I had to concede that he made a good point. I've listened to college bands - they tend to be terrible. For the most part, 'commercial radio' is a hell of a lot better than the shotgun method. I have XM Radio and it tends to put a lot of obscure music on there...and a lot of it is pretty lousy. All told, I'll tip my caps to the commercial music folks and thank them for sparing me some of that garbage. Afterall, even if they play something out, the good news is that they're likely to find something else to replace it...which will soon be played out. And the cycle will repeat itself.

So give commercial radio a break - it's not all bad.

Baconeater
02-28-2011, 04:32 PM
And oddly enough, very few people are defending Sweet Emotion.

I think a Bot has ruined rainman's poll. Steven Tyler has clearly run out of ways to occupy his time since getting booted, so he's taken to rigging internet polls.

Is it really a worse use of his time than judging American Idol?

I demand a re-count. Or a Presidential fiat whereby Rainman decides that Sweet Emotion sucks and moves CCR forward.
I'm not going to defend it, but I voted for Sweet Emotion simply because it sucked less than the remaining options at that point. The only good thing I can say about it is that it's not the post-sellout syrupy pop bullshit that Aerosmith started puking out in the 80s.

DJ's left nut
02-28-2011, 04:34 PM
I'm not going to defend it, but I voted for Sweet Emotion simply because it sucked less than the remaining options at that point. The only good thing I can say about it is that it's not the post-sellout syrupy pop bullshit that Aerosmith started puking out in the 80s.

<---{looks at poll options}

Uh...I don't follow.

Baconeater
02-28-2011, 04:37 PM
I don't recall where I read this, maybe Dane.

But someone once defended commercial radio quite well. He was a record producer type that was trying to address this belief that the commercialization of radio has ruined it.

His general position was "Look - there are a LOT of shitty bands and shitty songs out there. Most of these are agonizing to listen to. The folks in 'commercial radio' parse through most of this garbage and manage to find most of what you want to hear. Granted, we'll foist some questionable decisions on you and occasionally miss a song through the cracks. But by and large, if you go out there and listen to 'unfiltered' music, you're going to hear a lot more shitty music and a lot less good stuff because there just aren't enough hours in the day to listen to it all."

I had to concede that he made a good point. I've listened to college bands - they tend to be terrible. For the most part, 'commercial radio' is a hell of a lot better than the shotgun method. I have XM Radio and it tends to put a lot of obscure music on there...and a lot of it is pretty lousy. All told, I'll tip my caps to the commercial music folks and thank them for sparing me some of that garbage. Afterall, even if they play something out, the good news is that they're likely to find something else to replace it...which will soon be played out. And the cycle will repeat itself.

So give commercial radio a break - it's not all bad.
I'll say this much, no one put a gun to my head and forced me to listen to it. And if I had the portability options that exist today, I wouldn't have. But back then if you were on the go, it was either radio or cassette tapes, and you can only drag around so many cassettes with you.

Baconeater
02-28-2011, 04:41 PM
<---{looks at poll options}

Uh...I don't follow.
Well, that's based on my personal preferences. I'm not a Beatles fan at all (ducks), I can't stand CCR, don't care for Dylan, I like the Stones and Sabbath but neither of the ones listed are songs I really like, and we're not even sure the other option exists.

Nzoner
02-28-2011, 04:41 PM
I'll say this much, no one put a gun to my head and forced me to listen to it. And if I had the portability options that exist today, I wouldn't have. But back then if you were on the go, it was either radio or cassette tapes, and you can only drag around so many cassettes with you.

I did then what I do now,bought albums and made mix cassesttes just like I do with cd's today,that way I can hear a lot of the great B-side stuff that has been totally forgotten by commercial radio.

KurtCobain
02-28-2011, 04:43 PM
Well, that's based on my personal preferences. I'm not a Beatles fan at all (ducks), I can't stand CCR, don't care for Dylan, I like the Stones and Sabbath but neither of the ones listed are songs I really like, and we're not even sure the other option exists.

You've never heard got my wish by the rings?

Baconeater
02-28-2011, 04:44 PM
I did then what I do now,bought albums and made mix cassesttes just like I do with cd's today,that way I can hear a lot of the great B-side stuff that has been totally forgotten by commercial radio.
Yeah, I did some of that too, but albums were expensive and you couldn't buy single songs like you can now, and making mix cassettes was a pain in the ass, plus as I mentioned earlier you can only carry so many with you. Now you can load 5,000 songs into something that is smaller than a cassette tape.

4th and Long
02-28-2011, 04:47 PM
You've never heard got my wish by the rings?
Ring?

We've heard that before, haven't we precious?
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patteeu
02-28-2011, 04:57 PM
And oddly enough, very few people are defending Sweet Emotion.

I think a Bot has ruined rainman's poll. Steven Tyler has clearly run out of ways to occupy his time since getting booted, so he's taken to rigging internet polls.

Is it really a worse use of his time than judging American Idol?

I demand a re-count. Or a Presidential fiat whereby Rainman decides that Sweet Emotion sucks and moves CCR forward.

I'll defend Sweet Emotion. It's got a fantastic guitar riff, but the real awesomeness is that Steven Tyler says "shakin' your ass" clear as day in the middle of the song. He didn't mumble it like Bob Dylan mumbles just about everything and he didn't scream it so wildly that it was incomprehensible like some of Robert Plant's vocals, he said it and everyone who was listening to the radio heard it. That's rock and roll. By today's standards, it's nothing, but back then it was audacious, at least to my young, teenage ears. Perry Como never said anything like that. Neil Diamond wasn't ever so brazen. Barry Manilow and the Bay City Rollers wouldn't even consider it. But Steven Tyler just belted it out. If you can't see that that's a pure rock and roll move, then you're probably a bible thumping socialist sub-human of some kind.

chefsos
02-28-2011, 05:02 PM
I'll defend Sweet Emotion. It's got a fantastic guitar riff, but the real awesomeness is that Steven Tyler says "shakin' your ass" clear as day in the middle of the song. He didn't mumble it like Bob Dylan mumbles just about everything and he didn't scream it so wildly that it was incomprehensible like some of Robert Plant's vocals, he said it and everyone who was listening to the radio heard it. That's rock and roll. By today's standards, it's nothing, but back then it was audacious, at least to my young, teenage ears. Perry Como never said anything like that. Neil Diamond wasn't ever so brazen. Barry Manilow and the Bay City Rollers wouldn't even consider it. But Steven Tyler just belted it out. If you can't see that that's a pure rock and roll move, then you're probably a bible thumping socialist sub-human of some kind.And I'd be willing to bet that today, 35 years later, "ass" is edited out on radio.

Nzoner
02-28-2011, 05:03 PM
C'mon Sabbath!!

KC Tattoo
02-28-2011, 05:35 PM
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Predarat
02-28-2011, 10:16 PM
Cocker, CCR, and Aerosmyth but the Stones were damn close.

kysirsoze
02-28-2011, 10:19 PM
You got it almost perfect.

Beatles, Creedence, Stones
I'm not a huge Stones fan, but I like Paint It Black, and Sweet Emotion isn't one of my favorite Aerosmith songs.

Nailed it.

KC Tattoo
02-28-2011, 10:21 PM
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Predarat
03-01-2011, 09:23 AM
I almost have good taste lol

Great Expectations
03-01-2011, 09:29 AM
http://www.avrev.com/top-100-bands-of-all-time/top-10-rock-bands/index.php

Omaha
03-01-2011, 09:52 AM
http://www.avrev.com/top-100-bands-of-all-time/top-10-rock-bands/index.php

That's very interesting, but I really question some of the scores given. I'm absolutely floored by some of them. It doesn't seem that the judges were very objective in many cases & the random play category is just idiotic.

Rain Man
03-01-2011, 10:11 AM
Okay, I'm calling the race. Moving to the next round are:

Hey, Jude
Sweet Emotion
Paint It Black