Division O, Day 2

Sorry for the delay, folks, but the indie garage bands I saw at 9:30 club last night kept me up a little long. Hopefully getting this up early enough in the morning to compensate a bit. Match-ups below, same old rodeo, comment or e-mail LTDdotorg@gmail.com with your votes, due Wednesday night by 8 pm EST. Grooveshark link is here. Good luck to all songs.

Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) vs. Say It Ain’t So (Weezer)

Dream On (Aerosmith) vs. Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg)

Proud Mary (CCR) vs. Safe European Home (Clash)

Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) vs. Two Step (Dave Matthews Band)

Skinny Love (Bon Iver) vs. Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin)

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15 Responses to Division O, Day 2

  1. Cochese says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 6 vs. Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 8

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 6 vs. Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 6

    Proud Mary (CCR) 6 vs. Safe European Home (Clash) 6

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 6 vs. Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 2

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 3 vs. Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 8

  2. Marc says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 5
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 7

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 8
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 4

    Proud Mary (CCR) 6
    Safe European Home (Clash) 7

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 6
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 2

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 2
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 8

  3. Adrock says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 8.5
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 7

    Comfortably Numb is my favorite Floyd song… hoping it can go deap

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 9
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 5.5

    And my favorite Aerosmith song. I’m going to love Division O.

    Proud Mary (CCR) 6.5
    Safe European Home (Clash) 7

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 6.5
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 6

    For those who know me, this is a stunning score for DMB. That said, Jailhouse Rock is a great Elvis tune, and thinking of Belushi singing it in Blues Brothers pushes it over the top.

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 4
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 7

  4. Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)7
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 8.5
    Both fantastic. Weezer’s guitarwork takes it though.

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 7.5
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 3
    Aerosmith easily.

    Proud Mary (CCR) 7.5
    Safe European Home (Clash) 4
    Wanted the Clash to do better, but wasn’t really feeling this song. CCR holds it down.

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 8
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 5
    Sorry Dave, you’re a talented musician, and your instrumentals are moving, but you just don’t have the energy Elvis did.

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 3
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 7.5
    Bon, that falsetto is a little weird. Janis, you rock.

  5. Carrie says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd): 7
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer): 8

    Dream On (Aerosmith): 8
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg): 7

    Proud Mary (CCR): 8
    Safe European Home (Clash): 5

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis): 5
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band): 4

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver): 8
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin): 8

  6. Danno says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 6.5
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 8.5

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 9
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 4.5

    Proud Mary (CCR) 7
    Safe European Home (Clash) 4

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 6
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 6.5

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 4
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 6

  7. Meghan says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 4
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 6

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 7
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 4

    Proud Mary (CCR) 7
    Safe European Home (Clash) 5

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 8
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 7

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 6
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 9

  8. Janos says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 7 This song reminds me of whip-its in White River Junction.
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 8 Classic.

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 8
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 7.5. Tough matchup for Billy Bragg. I love how this song builds.

    Proud Mary (CCR) 7.5 Bob Dylan called this one of the best songs ever written.
    Safe European Home (Clash) 8 The Clash are my favorite band, but this is a narrow win, even for me. It’s a pretty great story though- they were recording in Jamaica (they loved reggae music), where they said half the population treated them like gods, and the other half was trying to rob them. They were happy to get back home.

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 8
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 5

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 4 Grant would have preferred Blood Bank, but this was Mark B.’s nomination. Bon Iver is one of those artists I’m supposed to like, but can’t get into.
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 8

  9. G says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 7
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 8

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 7.0
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 7.5 [feeling this one today]

    Proud Mary (CCR) 6.5
    Safe European Home (Clash) 4.5

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 5.0
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 5.5 [this song dropped like a rock after the intro…jam bands.]

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 7.5

    think Bloodbank is better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=774mOmdKtZM
    but not an artists people generally like on the first listen. (see Tom Waits…)

    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 7.5 [this should obviously win]

  10. guillermo olivos says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 6
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 9.25

    Picking Say It Ain’t So to make it to the Round of 64 is like picking Brazil to qualify for the World Cup.

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 5.5
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 7

    This surprised me in a happy way. You gotta have the patience but it kicks up so fun.

    Proud Mary (CCR) 6
    Safe European Home (Clash) 6.5

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 6
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 9

    Elvis is fun, but this was going to happen. Not ashamed- it’s time for our generation to stop hating Dave Matthews Band, Thermidorian reaction is so last millenium. The Listener Supported version of this is 14 minutes of jam heaven. Life is short but sweet for certain, fellow voters.

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 9
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 7.5

    Tough draw, but happy to see Skinny Love here.

  11. aiko says:

    I’m pretty much voting from the gut today since I’m fighting a nasty cold that’s compromising my higher order thinking skills. Little consideration will be paid to actual musical merit and nostalgia may have an undue influence.

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 5
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 8.5
    This actually isn’t due to nostalgia. I was never a Weezer fan much but the Blue Album cannot be denied and this Floyd song is boring.

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 6
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 5.5

    Proud Mary (CCR) 8.5
    Safe European Home (Clash) 5

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 6
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 5
    There’s a group of my friends that has this joke that Dave Matthews sounds like a saxophone full of mayonnaise. I think that’s less true in this song, but still makes impersonating him a lot more fun when you think of it that way.

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 7.5
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 8.5
    I’ve never heard this Bon Iver song but I can see how it could really hit you in certain moods. But Janis just kills it.

  12. Mark B says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 7
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 9

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 8
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 5

    Proud Mary (CCR) 6
    Safe European Home (Clash) 7

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 6
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 5.5

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 9
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) 10

    So, yeah – this was my nomination but MAN, what a toughie. This Joplin is just so damn good. Such a shame – Skinny Love has the power to absolutely kill me (and does the same for some people I know…and rarely ever the ones you might expect) given the right (or wrong) situation. I do understand that it’s not a listen-and-love-it-first-time kinda song though………..big shame!

  13. Margot says:

    Comfortably Numb – 8.5
    Say It Ain’t So – 7.75

    Dream On – 8.5
    Waiting for the Great Leap Forward – 7.25

    Proud Mary – 8.5
    Safe European Home – 6

    Jailhouse Rock – 6.75
    Two Step – 8

    Skinny Love – 8
    Piece of My Heart – 9

  14. Mark O says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) [7.5]
    Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) [8.5]

    Dream On (Aerosmith)[7.5]
    Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) [5.5]

    Proud Mary (CCR) [8]
    Safe European Home (Clash) [6]

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) [6]
    Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) [5]

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) [5]
    Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin) [8.5]

  15. Astrid says:

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) 5 vs. Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) 7

    Dream On (Aerosmith) 8.5 vs. Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (Billy Bragg) 7

    Proud Mary (CCR) 7 vs. Safe European Home (Clash) 8

    Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) 8 vs. Two Step (Dave Matthews Band) 5

    Skinny Love (Bon Iver) 5 vs. Piece of my Heart (Janis Joplin)8

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