Whiskey-A-Go-Go – Round 2
#1 The Who – My Generation vs. #8 The Smiths – How Soon is Now?
Before tip-off, Johnny Marr & Pete Townsend shared some heated words, which turned into pure fuel for Keith Moon. Morrissey scored a quick basket and then followed with a foul for making fun of a girlfriend in a coma in the front row. Keith Moon then became the boy with the thorn in his side by banging the boards and taking over with his pure rock star drumming. At half-time Morrissey refused to come out of the locker room and the Smith’s had to forfeit.
Winner: The Who
#5 Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody) vs. #4 Nirvana – Drain You
In what turned out to be the first double overtime game of the tournament, New York withstood the seesaw matchup from the grunge rock gods from Seattle.
Winner: Talking Heads
#6 Elvis – Suspicious Minds vs. #14 Van Halen – Hot For Teacher
The underdog Van Halen brothers brought the thunder in the beginning of this matchup with some of the toughest drumming & guitar openings in rock n’ roll history, but as they said in Highlander, there can be only one (king of rock and roll). Elvis proves to be too much in the end, drawing tears from DLR and causing Michael Anthony to join Sammy Hagar in Cabo.
Winner: The King
#2 David Bowie – Space Oddity vs. #10 Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
This is Bowie to Canada, the French Part: FUCK OFF!! No contest. Actually, Canada abandoned the monarchy after this. Oh well.
Winner: Major Tom
The Hacienda Bracket - Round 2
#1 Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song vs. #8 Radiohead – The Bends
They came from the land of the ice and snow to melt the faces of their art rock foes. Another #1 seed blows out their competition and straightens out Thom Yorke’s eyes.
Winner: Led Motherfucking Zeppelin
#4 Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen vs. #5 Prince – I Would Die 4 U
These 4/5 matchups are really turning into being the best of the tourney. Johnny Rotten and company got off to an early lead, but as always, the boys from London got distracted and Sid Vicious starting shooting up syringes instead of 3’s. The Purple Blouses put on one hell of a show in the 2nd half and cruise to victory.
#3 Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run vs. #6 Elvis Costello – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love & Understanding
This was another difficult choice for me because Elvis Costello rules, but Born to Run is absolutely mega. It is one of the songs that you hear and can just loose your shit. In a good way, not in a “Depends” way. Bruce keeps moving on in this runaway American Dream.
Winner: The Boss
#2 The Beatles – A Day in the Life vs. #7 Rod Stewart – Maggie May
I really thought this would be a lot closer matchup then the end result showed, but I guess a tiny man from Scotland is no match for a god from Liverpool.
Winner: The Beatles.