some very close matchups and of course some blowouts as well.
#1 Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow vs. #9 Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
Echo came running out of the locker room and took a quick and convincing lead. Mick and the boys were a bit shocked by this, then they all started to drink the “vitamin water” that Keith brought with him and then the game quickly turned around.
Winner: The Stones
#4 Black Sabbath – War Pigs vs. #5 Joy Division – Love Will Tear You Apart
Ozzy and company came into this tournament riding a solid winning streak and were picked to be one of the biggest sleepers in this tourney, but Joy Division gave them a run for their money. In what ended by some tough defense put up by Luke’s Wall, Sabbath prevails.
Winner: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!
#3 The Animals – We Gotta Get Out of this Place vs. Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
All I have to say is now I know who the cool kids are and who the VH1 fans are.
I can’t write about this matchup.
Winner: the animals.
#2 Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone vs. #7 Blondie – Heart of Glass
Not the biggest blowout of the tournament, but one of them. Sorry Debbie, but Dylan’s got your number.
Winner: Bob Dylan
#1 The Clash – London Calling vs. The Jam – A Town Called Malice
Now I love me some Paul Weller and the Jam, but sorry, as my boy Tekachi said in Revenge of the Nerds, “they stand no chance now.”
This was the biggest blowout by far in the tournament.
Winner: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Toppe Headon – The Clash
#4 Pixies – Debaser vs. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
Well, Black Francis really had Ray Davies here, because not only did the pixies get the kinks, they destroyed them.
#3 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody vs. Pink Floyd – Fearless
David Gilmour really stuck it to Freddy Mercury in the 2nd half of this game. NO, not like that you sickos. Let me clear this up, David Gilmour did not, I repeat, did not fuck Freddy Mercury. His song did come from behind to claim victory though.
Winner: Pink Floyd
#2 The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop vs. #7 Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
OK, no doubt about it, this may have been one of the toughest matchups in the tourney. Not the closest, because people still know right from wrong, but definitely one of the more difficult choices. In the end, Joey Ramone kicks Axl’s dick and Slash asks for a trade.
Winner: The Ramones