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Subject: Little Red Rooster/All Down the Line/GHS/VL/more!
Date: Sunday, September 02, 2018
Time: 11:51:52 PM
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Week 997 of the Rolling Stones Poll is now upon us, along with the rest of the weekly polls. At the Stones poll we’re been voting on 3 new polls a week and we’ll continue to do that this week. The 3 polls include the usual Stones album VS poll, plus 2 Stones video polls, too.
Both Stones video polls this week features their 2 best slide guitarists ever to play in the band, Mick Taylor and Brian Jones, with both playing some very hot slide on these songs indeed. But the 2 clips aren't going up against each other, as this ain't no VS poll. We are of course rating the 2 videos that we will see from zero to 10.
So this week's first Stones poll question will ask this: Rate the Rolling Stones TV performance for “Little Red Rooster”
Here we have The Boys playing "Little Red Rooster", one of the many great songs written by the bluesman Willie Dixon. This performance comes from May 2nd 1965, when they played on U.S. TV on The Ed Sullivan Show. Like last week's '60s song that we voted on, this one was yet another sexual related song and yes, it got banned on some U.S. radio stations after the uptight music directors figured out what the song was about - even though the song had been on the radio before the Stones version was being played. But the term "little red rooster" was yet another cover to describe a guy's penis.
Brian Jones’ slide wasn't only excellent, but as has been noted before - slide guitar playing was still brand new to whites in the early to mid-1960s, as only the black bluesman ever played slide guitar before Jones became the first white man to play slide - and after this, many other white dudes then started to also play slide after they saw Jones play in this matter.
There will be a link to the video in the voting booth so you can view it before you vote.
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 Stones second poll this week will ask this: Rate the Rolling Stones video for “All Down the Line”
This performance is taken from my favorite Stones movie Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones, and it's been way too long a time since I've last seen that gem of a flick! The movie came from the 1972 North American Tour. Directed by Rollin Binzer, the Stones had played 2 shows in Houston and another 2 in Fort Worth, Texas, which were all filmed for the movie. I believe this performance was shot in Fort Worth.
Mick Taylor plays the mellow slide on this one. To check out the video and to cast your vote, click here: Stones Weekly Poll, when you get to this page, choose “Poll 2” to vote on this question.
The Stones third poll running this week is where we conduct the Stones album VS matchups, and this week’s question asks: Goats Head Soup vs Voodoo Lounge, which album do you like the best?
The Soup Polls, featuring the Stones' 1973 LP Goats Head Soup, returns to action this week. In this series, GHS sports a pretty good record of 15 wins and only 4 losses - and is tied for 5th place in the album standings. In this round it goes up against 1994's Voodoo Lounge. VL has had a hard time in these matches, with a losing record of 8-11, and sitting down in 16th place in the standings.
To see the song list for each album, for Goats Head Soup, click on: GHS, and for Voodoo Lounge, click here: VL.
To cast your vote in this third Stones poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 3” to vote on this question.
Looking back at our 3 Stones polls last week, at the first poll we answered this question: Rate the Rolling Stones TV performance for “Walking the Dog"
This one did well, with a top rating of a ten, taking in 25.4% of the votes. To check out the full final results, just click here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 996, poll 1. Or, you can check out and see how all of the other videos that we have rated in the past have done by going here: Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2, under “Video Ratings”.
Looking back at last week’s second Stones poll, the question was: Rate the Rolling Stones video for “Too Much Blood”
This one had votes all over the place – and that’s something we don’t see too often when asking these kinds of video questions. Either we like or dislike whatever we vote on it seems, but usually we aren’t voting all over the scale, yet with this one we were. A “6” was the top pick, and while that’s a low score, again, the video overall saw about the same number of high ratings as lower ones.
You can view the final results from this one here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 996, poll 2. Or, like with the first vid, you can check out and see how all of the other videos that we have rated in the past have done (or even watch the other vids) by going here: Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2, under “Video Ratings”.
Looking back at last week’s VS Stones poll, the question asked was: Beggars Banquet vs Steel Wheels, which album do you like the best?
We saw a big turnout for the Stones VS poll last week, with Beggars Banquet not only seeing a landslide win, but it set a record for the most votes ever received for a single choice in any poll run on the domain, taking in 1056 votes for its first place finish (or 90.5% of the total votes cast). To see the final results from this poll, click here:Stones Weekly Poll - week 996, poll 2. Or, you can see the final results and check out the updated, current album standings at the Stones VS Page 1.
Now over to the Classic Rock Poll, where we enter poll week 637, and because we’re running 3 poll questions at the Stones poll this week, for the next 3 weeks (at least) we will just run the normal first Rock poll question and not run the Rock VS poll.
So for this week’s Rock poll, we ask a brand new question: What's the best Rock song about a doctor or a doctor's visit?
Now this is not a poll about songs that are about being sick (that will be next week's question - and that's not the same questions as to what this poll is asking). What we are asking here are song where doctors come up in a song, or where somebody might go to a doctor when they are or aren't sick, like to get drugs.
Just click here to see the songs listed, and make your pick: Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 1” to vote on this question.
Looking back at last week’s Rock poll, it asked: Who played the best acid guitar heard in a rock song (Part 4 of 4)?
Damn, I can recall about 10 years ago when commenting on when we had ties in our polls, I would say that we won't see as many ties in these polls if we had more voters - like over 1,000 votes cast per poll, since with that many voters we would see a lot less ties in these polls. Boy was I wrong on that call! We have seen over 1,000 votes per poll cast week in and week out now for about 2 years and we are still seeing the same amount of ties taking place in the final results today as in the past - especially in last week's poll for this question. While we had a clear winner last week with no tie for first (be it by one single vote!) - Jimi Hendrix’s acid guitar on "Purple Haze" was the top choice. But we had a lot of ties in the Top 10... "Revolution" by The Beatles, with John Lennon's acid guitar tied for second place with The Stones' and Keith Richards' acid guitar playing on "Sympathy for the Devil". The other spots to see ties were a 3 way tie for 6th place followed by a 6 way tie for the next and last spot in the To 10. Yeah, a 6 way tie! So the top 10 list for this one is gonna be crowded.
To see the full final results from Part 4, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 636. You can also check out the Top 10 results at this page Top Ten Lists, Page, 14, all the way at the bottom of the page.
Okay, time to finish up this poll post with the Beatles poll, where we enter week 390 of voting, and ask this new question: Help! vs Beatles For Sale, which album do you like the best?
The Beatles albums' VS series returns this week and the next Beatles album in line to host a series, is the 1964 classic LP Help!. I'll call this series the "Help! Wanted Polls". Help! was the band's 5th studio album and the soundtrack from their movie of the same name. This week it takes on the LP released just before it, Beatles For Sale. Both albums are excellent and somewhat similar sounding with lots of great pop songs found on both LPs.
Now this will be a very short series since there are only a few LPs left to match up against Help!. To see the song list for each album, for Help!, click on: Help!, and for Beatles For Sale, click here: BFS.
To vote in this poll, please go here: Beatles Weekly Poll.
In last week's Beatles poll we asked: What is your favorite Beatles' psychedelic song?
An all-time record high turnout for the Beatles poll took place for the second week in a row last week, so I guess everybody liked the question asked. The top pick from the poll was “A Day in the Life”, taking in 7.7% of the votes, with “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” just 2 votes behind it in second at 7.6%, and “Tomorrow Never Knows” in third at 7%.
To see the poll’s full, final results, just click here: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 389. Plus the top pick will also show up on the Favorite Beatles’ Songs Page over at the Lennon site.
Well, that does it for yet another poll post. Wow, only 3 weeks left to go after this week for the Stones poll reaching that millstone number. A few voters been thinking that maybe I should have had something special planned for week 1000? But this is just an internet poll, what can I really do? One person asked me if this was one of the longest running internet polls ever run nonstop on the net, and the answer of course is “no”, since each poll only runs for a week at a time. But our On-Going Polls are a different story – yet I really don’t know if there’s other polls being conducted on the net as long as those had been running. I’m willing to bet they aren’t, but they got to be one of the longest running nonstop internet polls – and remember – they will still be running after week 1,000 comes and goes at the Stones weekly polls. They are called “On-Going Polls” for a reason. They should just keep going at least while I’m still alive, as I have no plans to ever stop running them.
So I thank everybody for voting in these polls each week, since I’m not the only reason why these polls keep going strong, as you voters are just as important to the polls too. If nobody ever voted, well that would be the only reason to stop running them.
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