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View Poll Results: Select Your Favorite Artist from each of the 8 Matchups
Matchup #1: Duran Duran
48.98%
Matchup #1: Ray Charles
43.88%
Matchup #2: Eurythmics
37.76%
Matchup #2: Louis Armstrong
53.06%
Matchup #3: UFO
27.55%
Matchup #3: Live
40.82%
Matchup #4: Janis Joplin
41.84%
Matchup #4: Aimee Mann
34.69%
Matchup #5: Big Star
30.61%
Matchup #5: Conway Twitty
20.41%
Matchup #6: Todd Rundgren
31.63%
Matchup #6: Kraftwerk
27.55%
Matchup #7: Parliament/Funkadelic
34.69%
Matchup #7: Frank Zappa
35.71%
Matchup #8: Van Morrison
28.57%
Matchup #8: The Police
64.29%
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"Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Old 06-19-09, 11:59 AM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Duran Duran ( i may be very wrong about this though on 2nd thought)
Louis Armstrong (Tough but i had to go with Satchmo)
Live (Now if it was ELO that woul be a diff. story)
Aimee Mann (one of my top 3 favorite artists. FUCK Joplin! )
Big Star
Matchup #6 (abstain (idk either artist)
Frank Zappa
The Police
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Old 06-19-09, 12:28 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Duran Duran beating Ray Charles is a travesty.
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Old 06-19-09, 05:33 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
No offense but that's just YOUR OPINION. Dismissing as "suck" IMO is unfair to Parliament, Zappa, Kraftwerk, Janis Joplin, Aimee Mann, The Police, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison or Eurythmics/Annie Lennox. Some people think because something doesn't appeal to them that it's automatically bad. I don't consider myself a fan of Janis, Van or Louis in the least but to say they suck or have no talent is insulting to their catalogs.
Agreed!
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Old 06-19-09, 06:01 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Originally Posted by Rocketdog2000 View Post
Agreed!
thank you. I think people sometimes fail to differentiate "music I don't like" and "music that sucks". I personally am not a Janis fan at all, I kinda like Mercedes Benz and Piece Of My Heart and nothing else, but even then I can admit that she is easily one of the top two or three most important female artists of all time, without her and Grace Slick we probably never would've had Stevie, Heart, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Kim Gordon and dozens of other women rock stars.

I can see where someone may not love Parliament, Zappa or The Police but to say they have zero talent? Come on! Parliament were a funk band yet "Maggot Brain" is considered one of the ultimate guitar songs recorded. You had to have some degree of talent to drag a song like that out for ten minutes and never get boring. And The Police, Zappa, Kraftwerk, etc... did things in the studio that were virtually unheard of before then. I can see where personal preference comes into play, but "they suck/they are talentless" as a blanket statement is a huge insult because pretty much every artist listed (besides Live, who had some decent material in the 90's but were basically just a poor mans R.E.M. IMO) are legendary in their own genres. We're not talking about boybands here.
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Old 06-19-09, 07:12 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Originally Posted by nateman View Post
Matchup #1: Ray Charles
Matchup #2: Louis Armstrong
Matchup #8: The Police
Same here. These were the only match-ups where I was familiar enough with both contenders.
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Old 06-20-09, 08:07 AM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
No offense but that's just YOUR OPINION. Dismissing as "suck" IMO is unfair to Parliament, Zappa, Kraftwerk, Janis Joplin, Aimee Mann, The Police, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison or Eurythmics/Annie Lennox. Some people think because something doesn't appeal to them that it's automatically bad. I don't consider myself a fan of Janis, Van or Louis in the least but to say they suck or have no talent is insulting to their catalogs.
Agreed +2
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Old 06-20-09, 09:36 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

A little under 24 hours left in this one and we have 3 very close matchups. Need some more voters
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Old 06-20-09, 11:58 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Matchup #1: Ray Charles
Matchup #2: Louis Armstrong
Matchup #3: abstain
Matchup #4: Janis Joplin
Matchup #5: abstain
Matchup #4: Janis Joplin
Matchup #7: Parliament/Funkadelic
Matchup #8: The Police
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Old 06-21-09, 10:26 AM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Ray Charles - easy
Louis Armstrong - we used to get fucked up and listen to him all the time
abstain
Janis Joplin - one great great broad
abstain
Kraftwerk - Easy, Todd was a better producer than artist
Frank Zappa - Easy, a true maestro
The Police - Just because I listened to them far more
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