Votes due by Thursday, June 30th at 8 pm EST:
Hey! Just trying to figure out how to post here so instead of doing a long list, I’ll just be quick and let people make their calls. (plus I’m feeling a bit lazy…) But looks like we’re in for an interesting set of match ups. We’ve got Alice Cooper going up against Shannon Hoon. There’s some interesting history here. A big Alice Cooper backer was Groucho Marx (pictured right)
who understood that the entire facepaint thing was really just an extreme version of vaudville.
We’ve also got Axl Rose who backed Shannon Hoon (left) and the boys because they both came from the same city of Lafyette, Indiana. If Shannon hadn’t OD’d, who know how big Blind Melon could of gotten. Just goes to show that it’s more than just bee girls who leave a sting. Ok, bad try at a pun, but that’s where I’m at right now, so we’ll run with it. Now- Onward toward the music!
Update from G-mo: Playlist fixed except for Mavis Staples (6/29, 11:50 AM) Listen Here! (on grooveshark) except for Mavis you’ll have to follow the YouTube link.
#1 Son Of A Preacherman, Mavis Staples
#16 This is How We Do It, Montell Jordan
Mavis, the goddess who already has another song in, covers Dusty while Montell delves into the eternal question if this is how we really do it?
#7 Alice, Tom Waits
#9 Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
The gravel-throated troubadour goes up against a song the Rolling Stones sued for sampling a large part of an unreleased concert.
#4 Poison, Alice Cooper
#13 Change, Blind Melon
Groucho Marx was a huge Alice Cooper fan. Axl Rose was buddy-buddy with Shannon Hoon because they both hailed from the same town: Lafayette, Indiana.
#5 What is And What Should Never Be, Led Zeppelin
#12 The Nosebleed Section, Hilltop Hoods
Led Zeppelin was Led Zeppelin. Hilltop Hoods–I have no idea. Let’s listen and find out!
Use this list below for quick pasting:
#1 Son Of A Preacherman, Mavis Staples:
#16 This is How We Do It, Montell Jordan:
#7 Alice, Tom Waits:
#9 Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve:
#4 Poison, Alice Cooper:
#13 Change, Blind Melon:
#5 What is And What Should Never Be, Led Zeppelin:
#12 The Nosebleed Section, Hilltop Hoods: