A Song For September

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Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
great start with some excellent songs

ROUND 1
Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues
India Ramey - Devil's Den
Gotta score high for this one, simply because it's unknown and how much I enjoyed it and will be looking into more from this lady
David Bowie - The Pretty Things are Going to Hell Did NOT expect this to rock as much as it did. Excellent surprise
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love A standard and always enjoyable
Woven Hand - Bleary Eyed Duty very intriguing. Had a kind of ghost of Johnny Cash vibe going on that I liked
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us a sweet torch song
Frankie Avalon - Venus a wonderful song from my childhood and should have scored higher if not for the songs above.
Aretha Franklin - Wholy Holy We are SO going to church on this one! And I'm going to hell for letting the Queen of Soul score so low.
LIVE - Lightning Crashes I've always liked this one and much like Venus the only reason it scored low is due the great songs beating it out



Carole King - So Far Away
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1. Aretha Franklin - Wholy Holy
2. Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues
3. India Ramey - Devil's Den
4. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
5. Frankie Avalon - Venus
6. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us
7. David Bowie - The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
8. Woven Hand - Bleary Eyed Duty
9. LIVE - Lightning Crashes



1) Frankie Avalon - Venus
2) Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us
3) India Ramey - Devil's Den
4) Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues
5) Aretha Franklin - Wholy Holy
6) LIVE - Lightning Crashes
7) Woven Hand - Bleary Eyed Duty
8) David Bowie - The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
9) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
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Round 1

1. India Ramey - Devil's Den
(I've been listening to Ramey's album, Snake Handler, quite a bit lately, and this is one of the standout tracks. Alt-country steeped in Southern Gothic; Flannery O'Connor-inspired songwriting. Each track delves into the dark recesses of the deep south with lyrics that deal with domestic abuse, alcoholism, drug addiction, dead-end futures. Sprinkle in some religion and voodoo and you've got the running themes of the album. Judging by the views on YouTube, Ramey's far more obscure than I realized. Obviously it's not a matter of talent but just lack of exposure.)

2. Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues
(The definition of outlaw country. Love the mirthfulness despite the dark story being told.)

3. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
(Essential Zeppelin. Also one of the best tracks to test surround sound.)

4. Gladys Knight & the Pips - Neither One of Us
(Many people can sing well, but hitting the right notes and conveying the full emotion of a song is far rarer, and this is a song with 100% feeling. They call it soul music for a reason.)

5. LIVE - Lightning Crashes
(One of the very few songs I enjoy from this band.)

6. Frankie Avalon - Venus
(Not my cup of 50's tea, but a pleasant listen.)

7. David Bowie - The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
(A rather forgettable Bowie track.)

8. Woven Hand - Bleary Eyed Duty
(Kept hoping it would switch gears at some point, as I'm not really a fan of the muffled, lo-fi singing. Not a bad song, though, just better suited for passive listening.)

9. Aretha Franklin - Wholy Holy
(Aretha's pipes are legendary, but I've never particularly enjoyed listening to her music. Too many runs, too much over singing . . . despite the ginormous talent, her voice usually starts to wear on my nerves after a bit, as it did here. How 'bout a little R-E-S-T-R-A-I-N-T?)
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LIVE - Lightning Crashes
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Woven Hand - Bleary Eyed Duty
Frankie Avalon - Venus
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us
David Bowie - The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues
Aretha Franklin - Wholy Holy
India Ramey - Devil's Den
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Round 2 Nomination:
The Highwomen - Highwomen

Also tagging @MijaFrost, @Sedai, and @honeykid since they typically play with us but might not have noticed this newest tournament.



1. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
2. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us
3. Frankie Avalon - Venus
4. Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues
5. David Bowie - The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
6. Aretha Franklin - Wholy Holy
7. Woven Hand - Bleary Eyed Duty
8. India Ramey - Devil's Den
9. LIVE - Lightning Crashes



Everyone has voted so I can put the results up now.

1st - India Ramey - Devil's Den (58 pts)


2nd - Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us (55 pts)
3rd - Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (52 pts)
4th - Frankie Avalon - Venus (44 pts)
5th - Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues (43 pts)
6th - Woven Hand - Bleary Eyed Duty (40 pts)
6th - LIVE - Lightning Crashes (40 pts)
6th - David Bowie - The Pretty Things are Going to Hell (40 pts)
9th - Aretha Franklin - Wholy Holy (33 pts)

Grats to Cap on getting the first tune through to the Final this time

I'll leave noms open for R2 for another half hour just in case @ynwtf was planning on sneaking a late one in.....
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Revere - I Won't Blame You

Carole King - So Far Away

George Strait - If I Know Me

The Highwomen - Highwomen

Lacuna Coil - Blood, Tears, Dust

Beastie Boys - So What Cha Want

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2, Movement 2

Eric Strickland - Standing in the Headlights


Just the 8 of us this time, as yin misses out.

Please rank from 1 (your favourite) to 8 (your least favourite).
This round will stay open for voting until 9am GMT on 7th September.


Nominations are now open for Round 3



1. Revere - I Won't Blame You
2. George Strait - If I Know Me
3. Eric Strickland - Standing in the Headlights
4. Lacuna Coil - Blood, Tears, Dust
5. The Highwomen - Highwomen
6. Carole King - So Far Away
7. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2, Movement 2
8. Beastie Boys - So What Cha Want

My R3 nom:
Sazz Leonore - Too Darn Hot



ROUND 2
  1. Beastie Boys - So What Cha Want
  2. Eric Strickland - Standing in the Headlights
  3. George Strait - If I Know Me
  4. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2, Movement 2
  5. The Highwomen - Highwomen
  6. Carole King - So Far Away
  7. Revere - I Won't Blame You
  8. Lacuna Coil - Blood, Tears, Dust


ROUND 3
Peppino Gagliardi - Che vuole questa musica stasera



I just want to hug (your FACE)!
Wait. What?
My bad. Figured I'd post the nom after the round votes were counted. I'll just throw it up with my ranking next time.

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Wait. What?
My bad. Figured I'd post the nom after the round votes were counted. I'll just throw it up with my ranking next time.

=)
Noms are open now for Round 3