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Subject: I Am Waiting/Neighbours/DW/12x5/Sick songs/more
Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Time: 2:02:56 AM
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First, I’m really sorry for the polls starting real late tonight and this poll post getting posted very late, too. It was just one of those days, a good day, but way too busy with a ton of things for me to do. For most people Sundays is always a day off, but for me, a PT working retired man, this is the only day of the week where I work FT. Mix in it being the first day of NFL football, and I didn’t get to my main work tonight – that being writing the poll post and getting this week’s new polls published in time, not until after 10PM Gasland time (midnight Eastern time), the time the polls are supposed to start. Hell, a couple of the poll started over 2 hours late as it was! In almost 20 years of running these weekly polls, I never been this late before with these polls. Oh well, it had to happen sooner or later I guess.
So anyway, there’s just 2 weeks left to go until we hit week 1000 at our weekly Rolling Stones poll, as Week 998 of the poll is now upon us tonight - or early this morning now for everybody I guess, along with the rest of the weekly polls, too. At the Stones poll we’re been voting on 3 new polls a week till we hit the 1000 week marker. The 3 polls include the usual Stones album VS poll, plus 2 Stones video polls, too.
This week's first Stones poll question will ask this: Rate the Rolling Stones TV performance for “I Am Waiting”
This one might remind you of the “Lady Jane” video that we voted on a few weeks ago, as it's close to the same setup music wise, with Charlie not having a lot of drumming to do on this one (he actually looks bored in the clip!), and Keith, playing acoustic guitar again (although his main job on this song was to sing the backing vocal – while he didn't sing on LJ), and Brian is playing the dulcimer again, however for this song he's doesn't use a slide on it like he played on LJ. This time he’s playing the instrument in the usual way one plays a mountain dulcimer. Of course, Bill is on bass again and MJ on the lead vocals. So while these 2 songs were so similar, you might ask, which one came first? Well, really neither did, as they were both recorded at the very same time, in the first week of March of 1966, and then both released on the Aftermath LP. For the TV performances, “I Am Waiting” was performed first, on Ready Steady Go on May 27 (this is what we are rating this week), and then 2 weeks later on September 11, on Ed Sullivan they played “Lady Jane”.
As usual, 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 “Neighbours”
Mick wrote this song for Keith after Mr Richards had gotten so many complaints from his neighbors in more than one of the NYC apartment buildings that he rented (and got evicted from) for playing his music to loud. Keith said it was the first song that Mick ever wrote for him. Ron Wood played the lead guitar on the song. The ditty was first recorded in June of 1979 for the Emotional Rescue sessions, but it wasn’t released until 1981 on Tattoo You.The video was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1981. Plus yes, the song’s tile was spelled as “Neighbours”, since while Keith had his problems in NYC, where we all spell it as “Neighbors”, everywhere else where English is used, it’s spelled in this other way.
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: Dirty Work vs 12x5, which album do you like the best?
The very Dirty Polls return this week to the Stones Album VS polls, featuring the Stones most (and really only) beleaguer LP, Dirty Work.
This will more than likely be the last round for this Very Dirty series”, since after this week only 1 match for the DW album is left to be run, and it more than likely won’t be run in this series but in another one. But in the last 2 rounds we will see if this 1986 LP will stay winless and be the only album not to win a single round. Right now it's sitting in last place in the album standings at 0-22.
This week DW goes up against 12x5. This 1964 LP is at 8-9-1 and sitting in 14th place, and looking to get its record more even after this week is over with.
To see the song list for each album, for Dirty Work, click on: DW, and for 12x5, click here: 12x5.
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 “Little Red Rooster”
The Stones TV performances I see are for the most part doing a lot better in these polls than their actual real videos that they made are doing, and that holds true once again last week with a solid 10 rating for this TV performance for “Little Red Rooster”, seeing the 4th highest 10 rating so far in the voting, with the other top 3 performances all done for TV shows too.
To check out the full final results, just click here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 997, 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 “All Down the Line”
This one did real good too and also scored a 10 rating for its top choice! You can view the final results from this second poll here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 997, 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: Goats Head Soup vs Voodoo Lounge, which album do you like the best?
I don’t think too many of you will be surprised to hear that GHS won this match by a large margin. VL is a well-liked modern day LP for sure, but it’s just not GHS, one of the most loved Stones albums of all time just behind the Big 4.
To see the final results from this poll, click here:Stones Weekly Poll - week 997, poll 2. Or, you can see the final results and check out the updated, current album standings at the Stones VS Page 1.
We now head over to the Classic Rock Poll, where we enter poll week 638, and because we’re running 3 poll questions at the Stones poll this week, for the next 2 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 being in a hospital or being sick?
Nobody likes being sick – or even worst, ending up in a hospital. Yet you think there would be a ton of songs written on this subject – but there aren’t, not that I could find written in the Rock genre anyway. So, I’m putting out the “Help Wanted” sign for this one, since I only came up with 17 songs to list in this poll - and I feel that there's got to be more out there that I'm forgetting and can’t find. If you can think of any that I missed (and I feel I had to miss at least a couple), then please pass the song on – ASAP (like in the next 24 hours)! Only thing is it has to be a song that most know of.
Now as far as being sick goes, this poll doesn't cover any mental illness, as that will be covered in that's next week's question. Plus in this week’s question, we also look at not only songs dealing with sickness, but with being in the hospital, too. For the most part I didn’t list songs about doctors - since last week they were covered in that poll – but - if a song from last week also deals more so in being sick than in the doctor visit, then that song will be listed again in this week’s poll. Also, if a song is about being sick because the person is a junkie, in that case yes, that counts as being sick, since the person is sick regardless of why they are sick. But if a song is about sick things in general, no, it ain’t listed.
Just click here to see the songs that are listed, and then you can make your pick and vote: 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: What's the best Rock song about a doctor or a doctor's visit?
“Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd was chosen the top pick, but why? I got a feeling voters didn’t really get what the question was about and that’s why it got picked. But IMO it’s a poor choice. While I do love the song, I didn't like this tune getting chosen since we were talking about songs that dealt with doctors and doctor visits only. “Comfortably Numb”? - well that song doesn't even use or talk about a "Doctor" anywhere in the song - but yes, we assume that it is a doctor who is giving the boy a pin-prick - and telling the song’s story in the first place. But then again, that is never established, either, it could be the parent talking. But I figured I needed to list it since I myself believe it is the doctor telling the story, but again, he’s not telling a story about a doctor, but yes it would be about a doctor’s visit. The song (as I bet most know) is a true story that Rodger Waters wrote about himself, and it's a great choice for this week's poll because it’s about Rodger as a little boy - when he was badly sick and almost died - and then the song moves on to the present day and is about his needing medical help real fast again, this time as a very sick adult, about an hour or two before a Pink Floyd show.
To see the full final results from this poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 637. To see the Top 10 list from this poll only, and other top 10 listings from our past rock polls, go here: Top Ten Lists, Page, 14
Okay, time to finish up this poll post with the Beatles poll, where we enter week 391 of voting, and ask this new question: Help! vs A Hard Day's Night, which album do you like the best?
Week 2 of this current Beatles albums' VS series featuring the 1964 classic LP Help!. The "Help! Wanted Polls" this week sees Help! take on the LP A Hard Day's Night, and this one should be fun to run since we are putting the 2 best Beatle movie’s soundtracks up against each other. But of course, it was the U.S. album which was the only one of the 2 that was 100% a soundtrack for Help, and it sucked for that very reason (IMO) since so much non rock music was in there and instead of all Beatle rock music, we also got to hear some big band crap music (sorry, I just don't like that kind of music at all). BUT with that said, we do not vote on the U.S, albums ever in these polls – since they weren’t what the Beatles wanted released. The Beatles hated the U.S. release in this case for this LP, as did many of us fans. But we always only rate the UK counterpart LP that the Fabs put together, and in this case that UK LP was really only half a soundtrack album, the fact being that side one only was from the movie. But it was 100% Beatles music on the LP, and that’s all what matters and what we are voting on there – 2 Beatle LPs going up against each other.
To see the song list for each album, for Help!, click on: Help!, and for A Hard Day's Night, click here: BFS.
To vote in this poll, please go here: Beatles Weekly Poll.
In last week's Beatles poll we asked: Help! vs Beatles For Sale, which album do you like the best?
Help! won this one is a somewhat close battle. To see the numbers from the poll’s final results, just click here: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 390. Plus the battle will also show up on the The Beatles' Albums Page over at the Lennon site.
Okay, so it’s time to close up this poll post now. As you all know by now, in only 2 weeks’ time I will have no choice but to close down the Stones weekly poll after week 1,000 runs, but as I have noted, the Stones polls will still go on living with one poll a week being run at the Rock poll, where its new home will be. Still, I rather it just keep running at the Stones poll site of course, but the polls can only run for 1,000 weeks at a time for each category. I still recall my friend Tee asking me as he built the polls and while I watched him work, just how many weeks did I wish to run these questions for, and I said, let’s go with 1,000 weeks – not thinking for a second that almost 20 years later on we would reach that mark – but yes, in 2 weeks’ time we will be there, and at that time the Stones poll will have to move to the Rock poll if I want to continue it, and for now at least I do. I mean, 1,000 weeks isn’t really that long a time for coming up with new questions week in and week out, is it? Well okay it is, but as long as I got a few more questions to ask, and they are good enough questions, why not keep this poll going a bit more? So I will…. for now anyway.
I thank all of you for voting in these polls each week!... and again, sorry about the very late post and starting time for the polls.
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