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Monday, March 02, 2009

The Seedings and the Play-In Game

And here we go.

After a lot of anticipation, I bring you the full 65 songs that have made the inaugural Great Rock n Roll Tournament.

We will start off today with the play-in game, which features the lowest vote getter against a random song submitted by you, the voter.

B-52’s – Rock Lobster


vs.

Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock


Tomorrow, I will have the first bracket set up and we will be voting on all of the first round songs in that specific bracket. So that means, there will be 8 match-ups to vote on. I will keep each round of voting open for 3 days because I know how busy we all are these days. Feel free to either put your votes in the comment section or just email them to me.

Once again, thank you to all that submitted their rankings and helped me name the brackets. I think this will be a lot of fun and without further ado, here are the songs and their brackets.

CBGBs Bracket

1. The Clash – London Calling
2. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
3. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Pixies – Debaser
5. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
6. Pink Floyd – Fearless
7. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
8. The Jam – Town Called Malice
9. Elton John – Tiny Dancer
10. Kings of Leon – Slow Night, So Long
11. The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
12. The Police – Roxanne
13. The Doors – L.A. Woman
14. Beck – Girl
15. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Happy
16. PLAY IN GAME – (B-52’s Rock Lobster vs. Smashing Pumpkins, Cherub Rock)

The 100 Club Bracket

1. Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow
2. Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
3. The Animals – We Gotta Get Out of This Place
4. Black Sabbath – War Pigs
5. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
6. Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
7. Blondie – Heart of Glass
8. The Cure – Pictures of You
9. Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
10. Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
11. Elliott Smith – Son of Sam
12. Beirut – Postcards from Italy
13. Blur – Parklife
14. The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
15. The Libertines – Death on the Stairs
16. Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks

The Hacienda Bracket

1. Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
2. The Beatles – A Day In The Life
3. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
4. Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen
5. Prince – I Would Die 4 U
6. Elvis Costello – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding
7. Rod Stewart – Maggie May
8. Radiohead – The Bends
9. Oasis – Supersonic
10. Nine Inch Nails – Wish
11. Doves – There Goes The Fear
12. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
13. The Strokes – You Only Live Once
14. Ride – Twisterella
15. Broken Social Scene – Anthems for a 17-Year Old Girl
16. Pearl Jam – Porch

Whiskey-A-Go-Go Bracket

1. The Who – My Generation
2. David Bowie – Space Oddity
3. The Beach Boys – Sloop John B
4. Nirvana – Drain You
5. Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place (Na├»ve Melody)
6. Elvis – Suspicious Minds
7. AC/DC – Long Way To The Top (If you wanna Rock n’ Roll)
8. The Smiths – How Soon is Now?
9. New Order – Perfect Kiss
10. Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
11. Metallica – Creeping Death
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control
13. Flaming Lips – Race for the Prize
14. Van Halen – Hot for Teacher
15. The New Pornographers – Sing Me Spanish Techno
16. Stereophonics - Dakota

11 comments:

Tony Wilson said...

Cherub Rock by far. I hate the bands that came out of Athens, GA in the 1980s.

mv said...

how are we supposed to vote?

mv said...

I am going to go with the B-52s on this one. I think historically, Rock Lobster is a more significant example of the genre than Cherub Rock.

Sally said...

Cherub Rock should take this one.

Jeff said...

If I have to pick, I'll go with Rock Lobster.

Paul and Erin Weller said...

Although I am a fan of Smashing Pumpkins, Rock Lobster is the definitive winner on this one. The song is so bizarre and iconic that is stands up thirty years later. Fred Schneider's spastic dancing and talk-singing and the crazy sound effects from Cindy and Kate are one of a kind. Plus, this song got them banned from ever playing in the state of Minnesota again!

Tom said...

Rock Lobster for it's above noted absurdity and b/c Billy Corrigan is a Cubs fan.

alexi said...

B-52s. Done.

Anonymous said...

MW here: I'll vote Cherub Rock. I appreciate the cultural significance of RL, but just can't stand to listen to it.

Hos said...

Um...B-52s

But it should've been Private Idaho

Brent said...

Cherub Rock. Not even close.