Monday, April 24, 2006

Read about your band in some local page. Didn't mention my name.

Sorry about the belatedness. Here we go:

#19 Franz Ferdinand, Take Me Out – 11 votes
#14 Pere Ubu, The Modern Dance – 8 votes

“Franz Ferdinand -- Much like a clock that loses a half a minute each day, a frat boy's taste in music is right about twice a decade.” – Canadian Dave

#11 The Pixies, Gigantic – 18 votes
#22 Big Audio Dynamite, The Bottom Line – 1 vote

“The Pixies (song can easily be reworked to be about quizbowlers by changing "his teeth as white as snow" to "he wobbles to and fro".)” - SRF

#10 U2, Where the Streets Have No Name – 10 votes
#23 Interpol, PDA – 7 votes
(1 abstention)

“3. I vote U2, and so would everyone in Interpol... except maybe Paul, who would vote for Public Enemy. Hm, I might be using the "Who would Interpol vote for?" test later on.” - JZ

#15 Sinead O'Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U – 13 votes
#18 Art of Noise, Beat Box – 1 vote
(3 abstentions)

“I like SO'C fine, but c'mon! Art of Noise! This was a revelation when it came out.” – Cranky Uncle Greg, unsuccessfully

#16 Squeeze, Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) - 8 votes
#17 Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians, Balloon Man – 7 votes
(1 abstention, 1 iPod shuffle)

“Abstain. Interpol would be going on a coke binge at this point.” - JZ

#24 King Missile, Jesus Was Way Cool – 7 votes
#9 Adam Ant, Goody Two Shoes – 6 votes
(3 abstentions, 1 iPod shuffle)

Happy Easter!
“King Missile - I like Adam Ant, but why did that have to be his hit?” - ML

#21 X, Los Angeles – 10 votes
#12 Ben Folds Five, Song For the Dumped – 6 votes
(2 abstentions)

“X. Billy Zoom is the coolest person ever to pick up a guitar, while I can think of several guitarless bands cooler than BF5 (no, not Keane).” – Cranky Uncle Greg

#13 Pet Shop Boys, What Have I Done To Deserve This? – 14 votes
#20 Badly Drawn Boy, The Shining – 4 votes

“Pet Shop Boys (because it's people who voted for BDB voted for REM too, didn't you?)” – Mr. Smith

Voting for this round will end at 9:00pm CST Wednesday. Comment or email me. We'll post and tally the results then.

From the West Regional, at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

#14 Cowboy Junkies, Sweet Jane (video)
#19 Postal Service, Such Great Heights (video)
My blatant attempt to get more Velvet Underground songs in vs. my blatant attempt to include more recent songs.

#11 Billy Bragg, A New England (video)
#22 Red Hot Chili Peppers, True Men Don't Kill Coyotes (video)
Billy Bragg once rollerskated around a CMJ music conference with an amp strapped to his back, singing about the comeback of live music. You know what RHCP are known for wearing.

#10 Replacements, Left of the Dial (iTunes)
#23 Sebadoh, Rebound (iTunes)
Scruffy, crazy indie men do battle: one is complaining about his girl, one about all the people on the radio.

#15 Wilco, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (video of Tweedy solo)
#18 Morrissey, Every Day Is Like Sunday (video)
Will the desire to avenge the first-round Smiths loss topple the only Wilco song in the tournament?

From the Far West Regional, from the 100 Club, London, U.K.

#16 Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (video)
#17 Elvis Costello, Oliver's Army (video)
Oh my. What an interesting pairing.

#9 Pixies, Debaser (video)
#24 The Plimsouls, A Million Miles Away (video)
A song referencing Un Chien Andalou meets a song from the Valley Girl soundtrack.

#21 Psychedelic Furs, Pretty In Pink (download)
#12 Velvet Underground, Rock 'n' Roll (fan video)
Venus in Psychedelic Furs?

#13 Tori Amos, Silent All These Years (video)
#20 The Beta Band, Dry the Rain (video)
RAINN supporter vs. the song featured in High Fidelity.