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Subject: AM/DC/IORR/B&L/Harmony vocals/more
Date: Sunday, April 08, 2018
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Week 976 of the weekly Stones Poll is here and as usual we will vote on 2 brand new poll questions. So this week’s first Stones question asks this: Aftermath vs December's Children, which album do you like the best?
Week 3 of the After Geometry polls, featuring the Stones 1966 LP Aftermath. This week the 1966 LP will take on 1965's third U.S. release of the year, and the album that came before it, December's Children. We just ran this LP 2 weeks ago in the regular VS series and it has a record of 9-8, good for 13th place in the standings. Aftermath meanwhile has a record of 12-6, good for 8th place.
To see the song list for each album, for Aftermath U.S., click here: Aftermath US. For Aftermath UK., click here: Aftermath UK. Remember, just choose the one version you listen to the most when you compare it against DC this week. For December's Children, click on: DC.
To cast your vote in this first poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 1” to vote on this question.
The second Stones poll is where we normally run the Stones album VS matchups each week, and we continue to run it even while the first poll hosts its new series. The new question for this VS poll is: It's Only Rock 'n Roll vs Blue and Lonesome, which album do you like the best?
At our regular Stones album VS polls, the "It's Only a Rock 'n Roll Poll" returns this week featuring the It's Only Rock 'n Roll LP. This 1975 album is doing nicely in our album battles with an 11-6-1 record, good for 9th place in the album standings. This round it battles 2016's Blue and Lonesome. B&L although very well-liked by fans when it first came out, is struggling in these matchups with a losing record of 6-9 and down in 17th place in those same standings.
To see the song list for each album, for It's Only a Rock 'n Roll Poll, click here: IORR. For Blue and Lonesome, click on: B&L.
To cast your vote in this second Stones poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 2” to vote on this question.
At the first Stones poll last week we answered this question: Aftermath vs A Bigger Bang, which album do you like the best?
So you think you already knew which LP would come in first in this one even before you voted last week. Well, to view the final results from this poll and see if you were right or not, just click here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 975, poll 1. Or, you can see the final results and check out the updated, current album standings at the Stones VS Page 1.
Looking back at last week’s second Stones poll, the question was: Voodoo Lounge vs The Rolling Stones, Now!, which album do you like the best?
So maybe, just perhaps this second matchup would be a bit closer than the first one was? Well, it was, the first close Stones VS battle in a long time, but which LP came out on top? Just click here to find out:Stones Weekly Poll - week 975, poll 2. Plus, just like with the first poll, I’ll add the results from this poll to the standings at the same Stones VS Page 1, where again, at the top of the page you can check out the updated standings on how each album has done in these long running VS polls.
Over at the Classic Rock Poll this week we enter poll week 616, and just like as we do at the Stones poll, we vote in 2 poll questions a week in this one too. The first poll’s question this week asks this: Who were the best harmony vocalists singing in a song? (Part 3 of 10)
Week 3 of polling on this question, with another 27 great choices to choose from and vote on this week. Like last week and the week before, I can promise you that the picks this week won't be any easier to make, in fact, I think this week’s list is the hardest one for us to pick from yet. To vote in this poll and make your pick, just click here: Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 1” to vote on this question.
At the second Rock poll this week, known better as the Rock VS poll, we will vote on this new question: "Peggy Sue” vs its sequel song, “Peggy Sue Got Married”, both by Buddy Holly. Which song is better?
We go even further back in time this week than we did last week with this new question, back to the late 1950s, while we look at what was one of the very first sequel songs ever made. Both songs were composed by Buddy Holly, with the sequel song "Peggy Sue Got Married" unknown to anybody but Holly when it was recorded 2 months before his death, made on his tape machine in his apartment with him singing and playing his guitar alone to this new song. He hadn’t told anybody that he had written a sequel to his hit "Peggy Sue" from almost 2 years earlier. Its tape was found by accident in Holly's kitchen 2 months after he was killed. Studio musicians recorded backup vocals and added in more instruments to it in June of 1959. It was then released 7 months after his death in 1959 and like the first "Peggy Sue", was a big solo hit reaching number 12 on the charts. His former band The Crickets also recorded and released a version of the song with their new singer David Box on lead vocals, in 1960. Box sounded a lot like Holy and he too, in an eerie coincidence just like Holly, would also die at age 22, and in the very same way as Holly, just 2 years later, in another plane crash. The Crickets version of the song with Box can be heard here if you never heard it before: Peggy Sue Got Married – David Box and the Crickets. Do note that the YouTube link in the voting booth for this song is the original recording made by Holly playing alone in his apartment. It’s amazing just how good it sounds considering how it was recorded.
The original version of "Peggy Sue" was recorded and released in 1957 by Holly and his band, but was released as a solo song for Holly. It went all the way to number 3 on the charts. It was written about Peggy Sue Gerron, the girlfriend (and future wife) of Jerry Allison, who was the drummer for the Crickets, written after the couple had temporarily broken up. Allison had co-written the song with Holly in hopes of getting her back and it worked, although their marriage that took place later, would not last.
So okay, it’s time to vote now for whichever song you feel is the better one (and again, links so you can hear the songs first, are as usual available at the voting booth). To cast your vote, just click on Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 2” to vote on this question.
Looking back at last week’s first Rock poll, we answered this part of the question: Who were the best harmony vocalists singing in a song? (Part 2 of 10)
First, I made a mistake last week when I noted that the top 7 songs from each week would make it into the final part. That of course applies to 3 and 4 part series, but in this case we will have 9 weeks of polling before the final round gets here, and 63 picks to list in Part 10 would be a little too many choices to choose from of course. So what we will vote on in the final round will be the top 3 choices from each of the first 9 weeks, or around 27 choices, as long as there are no ties for third place.
For last week’s second round, these 3 made the final cut: “Ruby Tuesday” - Vocal Harmonies by Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards (on the Rolling Stones song, at 9.7%), “Mr Tambourine Man” - Vocal Harmonies by Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn, David Crosby (on The Byrds cover, at 8.5%) and “In My Room” - Harmonies: Brian, Carl, & Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine (on The Beach Boys song, at 5.1%)
To see the full, final results from this poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 615.
In last week’s VS Rock poll, we answered this question: "It's My Party (and I'll Cry If I Want To)” vs its answer song, “Judy's Turn to Cry”, both by Lesley Gore. Which song is better?
Nope, this one wasn’t close at all, as the first song, and IMO the better one, won big. To see the final results, click here: Rock Poll 2, week 615. You can also check out the final results at the VS Classic poll results page at the Classic Rock site, by clicking here: VS poll page 3, list page 15.
We close out this poll post as usual with the Beatles poll, where we enter week 369 of polling, and ask this new question: Rate the Beatles official video for “Ticket To Ride”
This week's Beatles video comes from the movie Help, and it actually appears in the movie looking like a true rock video, even if Rock videos weren't being made yet, but that's what this piece really was all about, one of the first rock videos made for a song, showing the Beatles skiing and having fun in the snow on a mountain in the Alps.
Now a repeat from the first 2 weeks, and that is, before you vote, do remember that yes, we are rating videos in this poll, so where I usually say at my close for a poll, that the videos are only there so you can hear the song before you vote - but don't vote on the video - well for this kind of question that doesn't apply at all, as you most definitely should vote 100% on what the video is all about for this question.
To see the video, and to vote and rate it, please go here: Beatles Weekly Poll.
In last week's Beatles poll we asked: Rate the Beatles official video for “Yellow Submarine”
Well it happened again last week, as we have seen in every single Beatles poll where we rated a Beatles video, with spots 7 thru 10 getting somewhere around 99% of all the votes, and last week for this question those spots saw 99.6% of the. Wow! Plus this time a “10.0” was its top pick again, which has been the final top pick result for all but 2 of the videos that we have voted on for the Beatles.
To see the final results from this poll, click here: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 368. Or, you can check out the final results at: The Beatles Videos and Movies Page, which is located at the domain’s Lennon Site.
So that closes out another week’s poll post. I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for the new week ahead. Today we saw our very first rain of the year here, not a whole lot, but with this major drought we are having, we will take what we can get. April is usually a very snowy month for us, and that’s what we really needed instead of the rain, but our mountains above 10,000 feet did see snow, but really not enough at all.
Two closing notes, first, starting tomorrow work will finally restart again on working on fixing this broken board…. so they tell me. Just don’t hold your breath as far as the track record goes for how slow these guys work. Then, getting back to our polls, this time to our Rock n Roll polls and the Hall of Fame poll, I added in the new members to the list that will get in this week, where we ask the poll question about who shouldn’t be in the Hall. Usually I ask a Hall poll question this week in the Rock Weekly Polls, but since we are in the middle of the noted 10 week poll question already, I didn’t wish to interrupt that, as it’s gonna take forever to complete it anyway as it is. But if you would like to vote in this Rock Hall On-Going poll, or any of the other ones there, you can do so at the Poll Menu page. Plus since I usually like to talk about all of the On-Going Polls once a year as an update to them, I’ll try to remember to do that this week in a special post.
Thanks to all of you for voting in this week and last week’s polls!
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