When you’re trying to win a best of seven series, it’s poison to fall behind 2-0. You can definitely come back, but your margin for error drops to razor thin. It’s interesting to see what songs Day 1 losers brought out in their attempts to even the score.
Day 2 match-ups are posted below. You can listen to them here, and vote by commenting below before 9pm on Friday. Squeeze em’ in before the weekend. And now, here are the results of Day 1:
10th Avenue Freeze-Out (Bruce Springsteen) tops Keep the Cosmic Trigger Happy (Super Furry Animals), 96.5-85.5. Bruce Springsteen leads 1-0. Gmo looks to be playing it confident with a rather obscure track off The River for his second pick. Then again, Dem Adam’s entire band’s catalog is obscure. And I apparently had no idea how to spell ‘catalog.’ Thought there was a ‘ue’ at the end. What? Both spellings are correct. Damn you, WordPress.
Rudie Can’t Fail (Clash) crushes Loving Cup (Rolling Stones), 130.7-112.1. The Clash lead 1-0. Gimme Shelter v. Card Cheat is a second straight intense match-up.
That’s It, I Quit, I’m Moving On (Sam Cooke) eeks out Janine (David Bowie), 98.4-91.6. Sam Cooke leads 1-0. Lindsay follows up with a slow, bluesy tune, while Grant amps up the energy.
Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin) rips Rip Her to Shreds (Blondie) to shreds, 105.45-83.15. Led Zeppelin leads 1-0. The contrast between Song Remains the Same and Fade Away might be even greater than the Bowie/Cooke pairing. The people will have to make a choice.
Day 2 Match-Ups
Out in the Street (Bruce Springsteen) vs. Hello Sunshine (Super Furry Animals)
Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones) vs. Card Cheat (Clash)
Suffragette City (David Bowie) vs. Driftin’ Blues (Sam Cooke)
Song Remains the Same (Led Zeppelin) vs. Fade Away and Radiate (Blondie)