Opening Tracks and Radio Songs: The Elite 8

When legends collide...

When legends collide…

The Elite 8 basketball games that were on yesterday included the savage injury to Kevin Ware, and at LTD we send positive thoughts his way.

Obviously being on the road has been more grueling than Guillermo or I expected.  We never did rendezvous, missing each other in Seattle by about four days.   I compose from here in Boulder, a charming college town.

Today’s playlist is here and the tournament bracket is here. Listen and vote by  11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, April 5.  We are down to four radio songs and four opening tracks, so all the tracks below have earned broad support so far.  I direct your attention to the second Track 1 match-up, which features a classic Beatles vs. Rolling Stones showdown.  It is fitting that these opening tracks are doing battle in 2013, and these albums rivaled for attention when they were released in 1969. 

See you in the comments!

Track One, Side One

“Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Nirvana, Nevermind  vs.  Baba O’Riley, Who, Who’s Next.     Last round Nirvana defeated “Modern Love” by David Bowie, while the Who took out “What’s Goin’ On” by Marvin Gaye. 

“Come Together”, Beatles, Abbey Road vs. Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed.  Previously, the Beatles defeated U2, while the Rolling Stones knocked off Bob Dylan.

Songs About The Radio

“Roll Over Beethoven,” Chuck Berry vs. “Caravan”, Van Morrison.
Last round, Chuck Berry ousted the Clash, while Van Morrison ended Thievery Corporation’s run.

“Video Killed the Radio Star”, Buggles vs. “Radio Free Europe”, R.E.M.                                       The Buggles vanquished Rush, while R.E.M. denied Queen another tournament victory.

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3 Responses to Opening Tracks and Radio Songs: The Elite 8

  1. janos marton says:

    With Midnight Spin and Anna
    “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Nirvana, Nevermind vs. Baba O’Riley, Who, Who’s Next.
    Janos 9.5: 9
    Jeremy: 8.1 : 7.6
    Danny: 9.6 : 8.9
    Anna: 10: 9
    Jim: 9.3 : 7.8

    “Come Together”, Beatles, Abbey Road vs. Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed.
    Jim: 9.7 : 9.3
    Jeremy: 9.5 : 9
    Anna: 9.5 : 8.2
    Mike: 9.8 :9
    Janos: 9.4 : 9
    Danny: 8 : 9.1

    “Roll Over Beethoven,” Chuck Berry vs. “Caravan”, Van Morrison
    Anna: 8.7 : 7.8
    Jim: 7.3 : 8.3
    Janos: 7.7 : 8.5
    Danny: 7.8 : 7.7

    “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Buggles vs. “Radio Free Europe”, R.E.M.
    Jeremy: 7.3 : 8.1
    Danny: 5.9: 7.4
    Janos: 7.7 : 8
    Jim; 5.5 : 6
    Nate: 5.8 : 6.3
    Anna: 7.3 : 8

  2. Adam S says:

    Track One, Side One

    “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Nirvana, Nevermind vs. Baba O’Riley, Who, Who’s Next. 8.5 – 9

    “Come Together”, Beatles, Abbey Road vs. Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed. 7.5 – 7.5

    Songs About The Radio

    “Roll Over Beethoven,” Chuck Berry vs. “Caravan”, Van Morrison. 6 – 9.5

    “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Buggles vs. “Radio Free Europe”, R.E.M. 6.5 – 6

  3. jameswheeler says:

    Track One, Side One

    9.5- “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Nirvana, Nevermind vs.
    9- Baba O’Riley, Who, Who’s Next.

    9.5- “Come Together”, Beatles, Abbey Road vs.
    8.75- Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed.

    Songs About The Radio

    8- “Roll Over Beethoven,” Chuck Berry vs.
    8.25- “Caravan”, Van Morrison.

    8.5- “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Buggles vs.
    7.5 “Radio Free Europe”, R.E.M.

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