I’m posting a bit early today, to help cure those “I’m so tired of being
at work on a Friday afternoon and really want to blow this joint and go have a weekend already” blues. This is a pretty fun looking group of songs, and should be just the thing we need to roll on into the weekend. Votes are due by 8 pm EST on Sunday, July 24. And when you vote, try to bring a friend or two along. New voters are the bomb. Songs are here, if you like it old fashioned.
#1 Seed, The Darkness was highly renowned for their live shows. In fact, if you’re interested, they are doing a reunion tour this year.
#8 Seed, Iron Horse, is also renowned – for their bluegrass covers of heavy metal songs. Will their version of a Modest Mouse favorite, Dramamine, be enough to topple I Believe in a Thing Called Love?
Blind Melon’s #4 seed, Change is facing #5 Life on Mars, by everyone’s favorite slender extraterrestrial being, David Bowie.
#2 seed, Crabbuckit by K-os, holds the high honor of being the 37th greatest Canadian song of all time. #7, Traffic’s The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, was a top-10 hit in the US in 1971.
And finally, #3 seed, Bittersweet Symphony, a song that will forever remind me of high school, faces #6 Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man. The Verve is most notable for their apparent hatred of each other – this band has broken up three times to date,
and one of the band members was once quoted as saying that it would be more likely to see The Beatles on stage again than to see this band reunite. Although Conway and Loretta seem to have enjoyed working together, since Mr. Twitty passed away in 1993, it is also highly unlikely that this duo will ever grace any more earthly stages with their reunion.
The Handy-Dandy Pasteable:
#1 I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) v. #8 Dramamine (Iron Horse)
#4 Change (Blind Melon) v. #5 Life On Mars (David Bowie)
#2 Crabbuckit (K-os) v. #7 The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys (Traffic)
#3 Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) v. #6 Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man (Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn)