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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 06-18-09, 05:07 PM
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"Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Select your favorite Artist from each of the 8 matchups.

Matchup #1RE-Run from group #1 due to a tie

#101 Duran Duran
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#156 Ray Charles

Matchup #2

#106 Eurythmics
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#151 Louis Armstrong

Matchup #3

#107 UFO
vs
#150 Live

Matchup #4

#108 Janis Joplin
vs
#139 Aimee Mann

Matchup #5

#109 Big Star
vs
#148 Conway Twitty

Matchup #6

#110 Todd Rungren
vs
#147 Kraftwerk

Matchup #7

#111 Parlament/Funkadelic
vs
#146 Frank Zappa

Matchup #8

#112 Van Morrison
vs
#145 The Police
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Old 06-18-09, 05:18 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Duran Duran
Eurythmics
Live

abstain - never heard of "Aimee Mann"
abstain - never heard of "Big Star"
abstain - never heard of either
abstain - never heard of Parlament/Funkadelic
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Old 06-18-09, 05:21 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Duran Duran
Eurythmics
Live

abstain - never heard of "Aimee Mann"
abstain - never heard of "Big Star"
abstain - never heard of either
abstain - never heard of Parlament/Funkadelic
The Police
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Old 06-18-09, 05:57 PM
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Had to abstain from #6, #2 was a toughie.
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Old 06-18-09, 06:02 PM
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I am shocked so few people have ever heard of Parliament/Funkadelic. I thought the whole world knew who George Clinton was. He did a free concert in Louisville last year and 100,000 people turned up. I thought everyone knew Maggot Brain and Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.

Same goes with Kraftwerk. Pretty much every electronic artist owes a debt to them, I thought everyone knew Trans Europe Express.
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Abstain from all. Obviously my musical tastes are not as ecclectic as I'd like to think.
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Duran Duran
Eurythmics (though I KNOW that Louis has contributed far more to music)
abstain (never heard any UFO that I know of)
Janis Joplin
Conway Twitty
Kraftwerk (I'm a big '70s-'80s synth-head, so they are like gods)
Frank Zappa, though a tough choice
The Police (can't stand Van Morrison)
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
I am shocked so few people have ever heard of Parliament/Funkadelic. I thought the whole world knew who George Clinton was. He did a free concert in Louisville last year and 100,000 people turned up. I thought everyone knew Maggot Brain and Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.

Same goes with Kraftwerk. Pretty much every electronic artist owes a debt to them, I thought everyone knew Trans Europe Express.
These kids today.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
These kids today.
yea, I am stunned more people here know who Live is than Parliament/Funkadelic, Kraftwerk, Big Star or Todd Rundgren
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Old 06-18-09, 08:29 PM
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Duran Duran
Louis Armstrong
Abstain - I never heard UFO (clunky 70's AOR metal?), but I hated Live during their thankfully brief popularity.
Aimee Mann
Big Star - "I never travel too far..."
Kraftwerk
P-Funk
Van Morrison
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Ray
Louis
Live
Aimee
Conway
Todd
Frank
Van
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Im counting down to the UFO Youtube vids.
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

There are those who have idea who Aimee Mann or P-Funk are?? Oy.

Anyway, no big loves here but:

Ray Charles (easy)
Louis Armstrong (easy)
UFO (mostly indifferent, UFO has a slight edge)
Janis Joplin (LOVE Aimee Mann, but c'mon... this is JANIS man...)
*abstain*
Todd Rundgren (never liked Kraftwerk or almost all electronica, for that matter)
Frank Zappa (P-Funk is teh AWESOME but Frank is a Grand Master)
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Duran Duran
Louis Armstrong
UFO
Janis Joplin
Big Star
Kraftwerk
Parlament/Funkadelic
Van Morrison
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Pleasantly surprised to NOT have the only vote for Conway!
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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
Im counting down to the UFO Youtube vids.
Well, since you brought it up...

For those not familiar with UFO (and it seems like there are quite a few that aren't), here's a good cross section of their stuff over a 20+ year span. If you like them, great, if not, vote for Live! (Or abstain...)









And their magnum opus...

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Re: "Favorite" Artist Tournament: Opening Round/Group #2

Duran Duran = Very easy choice
Eurythmics = Very easy choice
UFO
Janis Joplin
Conway Twitty = One of my alltime fave's, very very easy choice
Todd Rundgren
Parlament/Funkadelic
The Police = Very easy choice

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Ray Charles again, I think he is one of the best ever; I actually like Duran Duran but to me they aren't even close
Eurythmics=just not a big fan of Louis Armstrong, and the Eurythmics are ok
Live
Aimee Mann=slightly hard choice but overall I'd rather listen to Aimee Mann
Abstain, neither one really grabs me
Kraftwerk=Easy choice
Frank Zappa=by a hair, if I lose this one that's ok with me
The Police=Van's good but I like the Police more

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oh my! What a weak group 2! With the exception of UFO and Big Star, all the "artists" suck!
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yea, I am stunned more people here know who Live is than Parliament/Funkadelic, Kraftwerk, Big Star or Todd Rundgren
Me three. I'm more than a bit stunned, actually.

Not trying to shit on anyone, but how could you not at least have heard of some of these artists, even if you've not heard any of their music? I, personally, am not necessarily overly familiar with the extensive works of Conway Twitty, Parliament/Funkadelic, Kraftwerk...etc - but at least I know who they are. Big Star...I can understand that one a little. It's a crime, but at least I get that they weren't entirely well known by everyone. And Amiee Mann? Perhaps you didn't realize she was also the singer for Til Tuesday, before she went solo? Surely at least some of you who don't know her, may at least be more familiar with them. Or maybe you saw the movie Magnolia - she did quite a bit of the music from the soundtrack.

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Lots of close matchups in this group, keep the votes coming!!
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Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
I am shocked so few people have ever heard of Parliament/Funkadelic. I thought the whole world knew who George Clinton was. He did a free concert in Louisville last year and 100,000 people turned up. I thought everyone knew Maggot Brain and Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.
Clearly more people need to see PCU
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Originally Posted by Rocketdog2000 View Post
And Amiee Mann? Perhaps you didn't realize she was also the singer for Til Tuesday, before she went solo? Surely at least some of you who don't know her, may at least be more familiar with them. Or maybe you saw the movie Magnolia - she did quite a bit of the music from the soundtrack.
I only know her from her appearences on the Best Show on WFMU.
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Matchup #1: Ray Charles
Matchup #2: Louis Armstrong
Matchup #8: The Police
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth View Post
oh my! What a weak group 2! With the exception of UFO and Big Star, all the "artists" suck!
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.
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