Votes due by Monday, June 13th at 8 pm EST: The right side of Division C is the stuff of legends- literally. There’s no denying it, this is a ridiculously potent group of rock stars and you can’t help but have fun with these match-ups. Grooveshark link is here, vote by commenting on this post. Period. Yes, after some discussion we’ve decided to do away with the e-mail voting- we have too many voters to reasonably manage multiple channels. The only exception is extenuating circumstances (like if you are going on vacation somewhere without internet, want to listen to future match-ups using the brackets, and submit scores for posts that haven’t gone up yet. We will of course take e-mail votes if that is the case.) Otherwise, let’s keep it live and keep the votes here in the comments section- everyone follow your hearts and let the best song win.
#2 A Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash) vs. #15 Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac) Anyone who has ever wanted to fight his father can find something in ABNS- a true Cash classic. As for Gold Dust Woman, I think Wikipedia best sums it up in this sentence: “One interpretation suggests that ‘Gold Dust Woman’ has less to do with cocaine and more to do with the triple goddess Morrigan.” Exactly what I was thinking.
#7 You’ve Got The Silver (Crooked Still) vs. #10 Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (Derek & The Dominoes) 21st century folk with Boston roots meets Clapton and a Duane Allman slide guitar.
#3 Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2) vs. #14 You Are Not Alone (Mavis Staples) To date, no track off “The Joshua Tree” has failed to make it to the Round of 128 in a tournament. Mavis Staples may have something to say about that.
#6 Innocence (Bjork) vs. #11 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) Bjork brings it with a vengeance here. With Lightfoot, another Canadian folk singer on the heels of the Great Big Sea.