Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Tighten it up now!

#17 Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Jimi Hendrix – 7 votes
#16 Wichita Lineman, Glen Campbell – 2 votes

“Hendrix. I actually like Glen Campbell, mainly for his relationship with Tanya Tucker, but distorted trumps overproduced.” - WBF

#9 Sweet Thing, Van Morrison – 5 votes
#24 Get Ready, The Temptations – 4 votes

“I'm trying very very hard to keep my burning hatred of one particular Van Morrison song from coloring my opinion of all the others. He just barely squeaks by in this instance.” – Cranky Uncle Greg

#12 River Man, Nick Drake – 5 votes
#21 Monk Time, The Monks – 2 votes
(2 abstentions)

“Nick, he nearly made me want to buy a Volkswagen.” - CBD

#20 Stay With Me, Lorraine Ellison – 5 votes
#13 21st Century Schizoid Man, King Crimson – 2 votes
(1 abstention)

#14 America, Simon & Garfunkel – 4 votes
#19 Never My Love, The Association – 4 votes
(1 abstention)

I made the tie, I break the tie.
“paul simon could shit in a jewel case, and i would gladly pay $16.95 for it.” – La Lemur

#11 You Really Got Me, The Kinks – 7 votes
#22 Uptight (Everything's Alright), Stevie Wonder – 2 votes

#10 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Bob Dylan – 5 votes
#23 Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother For Me), James Brown – 3 votes
(1 abstention)

“Mother Popcorn. But JB will continue his tradition of getting screwed in internet music tournaments.” – Bitter Uncle Greg

#18 Iko Iko, The Dixie Cups – 5 votes
#15 96 Tears, ? and the Mysterians – 2 votes
(2 abstentions)

Now on to more voting! Post in the comments; results and the next round will go up Sunday evening. You can download these songs in a .zip file here.

From the Midwest Regional, at Big Pink in Saugerties, NY:

#16 Venus in Furs, The Velvet Underground
#17 I'm A Believer, The Monkees
Two songs with, shall we say, differing perspectives on matters romantic face off here.

#9 Misirlou, Dick Dale & the Del-Tones (Pulp Fic soundtrack version, sorry)
#24 Debora, Tyranosaurus Rex
An instrumental faces off against a song that seems mainly to be the titular lass's name repeated with different grunt patterns.

#21 I Can See For Miles, The Who
#12 1969, The Stooges
A fine object lesson on how hard rock changed a little bit during the decade.

#13 See Emily Play, Pink Floyd
#20 Fist City, Loretta Lynn
Emily just better not mess with Loretta Lynn's man, or Lynn will POUND her.

#14 One, Harry Nilsson
#19 Tighten Up, Archie Bell & the Drells
I like the Harry Nilsson original so much more than the U2 version... err, I mean, "bugger off, Three Dog Night, and let Harry sing about the loneliest number."

#11 Hold On, I'm Comin', Sam & Dave
#22 Kick Out The Jams, MC5
I didn't think I knew #11, but I assure you, I know the opening brass riff. You know it. The whole of America has this embedded in its mind within five months of being born or moving here. It faces off against a song known for having a real dirty word right up at the front of it.

#10 Doctor Who (Original Theme), BBC Radiophonic Workshop
#23 Laisse Tomber les Filles, France Gall
I'm not quite sure if this is the original original Dr. Who soundtrack; if you notice it's not, HA HA, YOUR A BIG NERD. It faces off against a swingin' Serge Gainsbourg-penned track. Even if you don't speak French, you know she's young and the song's probably a little dirty.

#15 Stand By Me, Ben E. King
#18 Season of the Witch, Donovan
One of these was played at most of my high school dances; the other's title accurately portrays what those dances were like.