Last Band Standing: Semi-Finals Game 5, Wilsons Feeing Just Beachy

The first of our Royal Rumble participants has been decided, as the Beach Boys complete their four game sweep of Atmosphere. “In My Room” defeats “Sunshine,” 51.5-41.4 (yes, we recognize that these are some grim totals. Almost to the rumble…) Unfortunately the Minneapolis hip-hop train stops here. I’m happy to report that I overheard a recent Prairie Home Companion mention Atmosphere along with the likes of Prince and The Replacements as an innovative group that had come out of the area. Thumbs up to you, Atmosphere and to Coach Greg for some hard-fought wins with an unconventional group. Coach Janos looks to be sitting pretty as he waits for the next opponents to shake out.

AC/DC fights back to stay alive for at least one more game- “Highway To Hell” defeats “I Can’t Quit You Babe,” 60-48. Strategy here is interesting. Although AC/DC is still down 3-1, Coach Joe has one last game to see Coach Adrock’s nomination before deciding who to pull out of the stable (order switches back at Game 6.) Reminds me of the good old days of Richard Montgomery High School swimming wherein our top two relay teams would be on deck to do last minute personnel switches depending on how our opponents loaded their teams. Game 5 sees a Zeppelin track from the less popular “Presence” album, while Joe responds with a selection from the post-Scott”Back In Black” vinyl.

“I Will Follow” defeats “Dreams” 65.9-57.8. With this most recent win, Dan is poised to take the U2-Allman Brothers series with one more win. He confidently puts forward a 21st century track, which seems to be a risky enterprise with these voters. Team Gilbert responds with one of the most famous guitar instrumentals of all time. The question is, can it get by without vocals?

Votes due by Wednesday at 5 PM, and the playlist is here. Best of luck to the 4 surviving bands- Allman Brothers Band and AC/DC face elimination.

Stuck In A Moment (U2) vs. Jessica (Allman Brothers Band)

For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) vs. Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC)

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18 Responses to Last Band Standing: Semi-Finals Game 5, Wilsons Feeing Just Beachy

  1. Meghan says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) 7.5
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) 5.5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) 6.5
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) 5.5

  2. Stuck In A Moment (U2) – 8
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) – 6.5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) – 6
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) -7

  3. milly says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) – 9
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) – 7.5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) – 6
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) – 7

  4. Adrock says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) 4.5
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) 7

    Sorry, at 130am after the last 10 days i’ve had, neither track was really doing it for me.

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin)
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC)

    Good thing I can’t vote. Have a Drink On Me would dominate right now (especially since it makes me think of Beerfest, which would be great to watch right now)

  5. Adam S says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) vs. Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) 6.5 – 8.5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) vs. Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) 6.5 – 4.5

  6. Dan says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2): NA
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band): NA
    Strategery! I’m counting on the youth vote to carry the day!!!

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) – 5.5
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) – 8
    Joe isn’t going down without a fight. plus the Beerfest reference put it over the top for me this dreary Thursday morning.

  7. Stuck In A Moment (U2): 5
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band): 7

    God I still remember the video for that song, it was not good.

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin): 6
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC): 7.5

    It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating.

  8. Tony R says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) – 6
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) – 5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) – 4
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) – 5

  9. George's Wife says:

    Very strange voting for just one band this time around. Good show, Greg.

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) – N/A
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) – N/A
    Ya gotta love a song that wins for Best Instrumental Rock Performance 23 years after it was originally released.

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) – 4
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) – 6.8
    I’ve listened to “For Your Life” about 4 times now, and I keep failing to pay attention. I did finally get through it, and it just falls flat for me. “Have a Drink on Me,” however, commands my attention. I think I may have to go to Diettle’s and buy Joe a drink on me for picking this quality inebriation anthem. (I HAD TO!)

  10. Danno says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) 5.5
    Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) 8.5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) 5.5
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) 7

  11. Dem Adam says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) vs. Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) = 5 to 6.5
    I dot not approve of the Allman Brothers Band, however this is an ok tune.

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) vs. Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) = 4 to 7
    Led Zepplin sound bored in this one. Sorry.

  12. The Progenitor says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) vs. Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) 5.5 to 7.5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) vs. Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) 6.0 to 5.0

  13. Eileen says:

    Stuck In A Moment (U2) vs. Jessica (Allman Brothers Band) 6.5 to 7.5

    For Your Life (Led Zeppelin) vs. Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) 6.5 to 5.5

  14. joe says:

    Stuck In a Moment (U2) 8
    Jessica (Allman Brothers) 8.1

    I love this U2 song. To me this was their last album worth listening to. I like a lyrical theme of fighting out of a tough emotional spot. I’m sure Bono is writing about faith here, (85% of his lyrics have to be about religion), but I like this one.
    This is just a great instrumental. A great summer driving song. Roll down the windows and fly. Well in DC that means doing 35 mph in stop and go traffic for 60 minutes and 12 miles… I really need a new bike.

    For Your Life (Presence) XX
    Have A Drink On Me (AC/DC) XX

    I’ve said over and over how much I love Zeppelin in this tourney. Here’s how much a fan I am, I love the album Presence. Most people can’t do it. I’m going to guess that a lot of the songs clock in around the 7 minute mark. I have a strong feeling heroin, booze, and cocaine were finally taking their toll on the band, and at times I can agree they sound bored, at times but I like that they were on top of the world and decided why not record an album of overwritten songs.

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