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Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Posted on: May 11, 2008 12:22 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2008 4:53 pm
 
Well fellow music fans the results of the quarter finals are in and if you thought there were a few tough decisions to make in the last round of this competition wait till you see these match ups. First here are the votes from the last round. Remember you can't blame me as these are your choices, well most of them were. Well once again I was forced to vote as we had one tie. I allowed myself to be swayed by a few please as well as the comments posted. If you haven't voted before please feel free to vote anyway. The more opinions the better.

Well my favorite band of all time, The Who, was eliminated though I can't say I was surprised by it as Pink Floyd certainly was a great band.

Votes received once again are contained in the parenthesis's in the first listing and original seeding in the semi final match ups.

Band Bracket:
The Beatles(51) vs. Cream (6)
The Rolling Stones(40) vs. Allman Brothers Band (17)
The Who (26) vs. Pink Floyd (31)
The Eagles (20) vs. Led Zeppelin (37)

Solo Acts Bracket:
Eric Clapton (42) vs. Stevie Ray Vaughn (15)
Bruce Springsteen (41) vs. Billy Joel (16)
Jimi Hendrix (37) vs. Neil Young (20)
Elvis Presley (28) vs. Bob Dylan (29)

Semi Final Match Ups:
Band Bracket:
The Beatles(1) vs. Led Zeppelin (5)
The Rolling Stones(2) vs. Pink Floyd (6)

Solo Acts:
Eric Clapton (1) vs Bob Dylan (9)
Bruce Springsteen (2) vs. Jimi Hendrix (3)

Voting will close Sunday May 18 at noon est.

Once again I thank you all for your continued support and interest.
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Comments

Since: Jul 23, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2008 9:11 am
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Beatles

Stones

Dylan

Springsteen




Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:05 am
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Ok, my modem went out last Friday and now I'm back in time for the semis.

The Beatles - It's been over 35 years since the Beatles cut a record, but they still influence rock music like no other. Led Zep was a great band for sure, but the Beatles are Arnold Palmer to Led Zeps Gary Player. ( Gary Player was a favorite of mine BTW)

Pink Floyd - I voted for the Who and the Stones in the last round, but after some thought, I decided that the Stones haven't really produced anything worthwhile in maybe 25 years, so their longevity doesn't win them any points with me, but Pink Floyd on the other hand could probably rerelease any number of their albums and anyone who hadn't heard of them would call it innovative - not knowing that it was created years ago.

Solo

Eric Clapton - What can you say about EC that hasn't been said. While Dylan was a great songwriter, I've never heard or seen anything written about his performances unless it was negative. Plus, if I'm thinking about rock music, I wouldn't put Dylan in the top 50, maybe not in the top 100. Not trying to irritate any Dylan fans, but I don't associate him with rock music at all. The only rock song I know of that he wrote was All Along the Watchtower, but I don't know that it was a rock song before Jimi made it one. There are others, I'm sure, but I don't know what they might be.

 This is probably the hardest one of all, because both are legendary performers in totally different ways, so after silently reflecting for about a minute, I'm going with Springsteen. Not really sure why, just going with my gut on this one.

Thank you Yank, you have done a great job running this poll.




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 4:02 pm
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Thanx for the links Yank.  I'll have to go check those out...



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 3:09 pm
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Yank,

Here are my picks, based on personal preference as opposed to musical influence.

Band Bracket:

Led Zeppelin -- This one was easy for me.  Led Zeppelin is far and away my favorite rock and roll band!

Pink Floyd -- This one was much harder, but I give the nod to Pink Floyd because it's great music to listen to when you're stoned! LOL!


Solo Acts:

Eric Clapton -- I'm a huge Dylan; I think he's one of the great songwriters of our generation, but Slowhand is a God -- I never tire of listening to his music, which I believe is more versatile than Dylan's strumming guitar and harmonica.

Jimi Hendrix -- This one was really tough, but at the end of the day, how can I vote against arguably the greatest guitar player ever!

Looking forward to seeing who ends up in the finals!




Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:52 am
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Great job Yank

  • Led Zepplin
  • Pink Floyd

Solo

  • EC Eric Clapton
  • Jimmi Hendrix



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2008 10:06 pm
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Band brackett

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

Solo

Bob Dylan

Bruce Springsteen




Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2008 8:48 pm
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Fab Four
Floyd

Slow Hand
The Boss



Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 6:48 pm
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

Band Bracket:
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones

Solo Acts:
Eric Clapton 
Bruce Springsteen 


lennon_lives
Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 4:53 pm
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Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 4:25 pm
 

Semi-finals Are Ready For Voting

wow Yank tough

bands

  1. Beatles
  2. Pink Floyd

solo

  1. Bob Dylan
  2. Jimi Hendrix


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