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by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 6291

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2020

Biggest Fan: Andyramones1234 (#148)

Monday
Curious coincidental connections: today’s song title is very close to the band name of yesterday. Both songs have been nominated by someone trying to prove they can count in their nickname.
Well I mean, blame Dee Dee Ramone for the 1234
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

Thanks mileswide. My quotes were intended to cause at least a little bit of confusion. Back in the '90s when I came of age, there were all these lines drawn in publications and interviews over who was cool (practically over who was even supposed to be allowed to record music). So it's kind of funny ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 6291

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2020

Split Enz – Six Months in a Leaky Boat 6 Imitating another singer is typically a great way to get on my nerves (in this case, Phil Collins; there's also like a whole subgenre of hard rock singers imitating other hard rock singers). Catchy, anyway, though Tim Finn was eclipsed in a few years by his y...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

Top Eleven point total: The Four Tops -- 31 points (tie) Fugazi -- 31 (tie) Billy Joel -- 29 St. Vincent -- 27 pts. and fourteen tie-breaker votes Manic Street Preachers -- 27 pts. and six tie-breaker votes Tori Amos -- 25 Vampire Weekend -- 24 Donna Summer -- 23 Taylor Swift -- 21 Paul McCartney/W...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/2/12/1392226733569/St-Vincent-014.jpg St. Vincent Some kind words: "The smartest indie-rock star of her generation." Over the course of her career through her self-titled album "she has gone from a prodigiously talented, occasio...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2014/08/Fugazi.jpg Fugazi Some kind words: Fugazi produces "pure, high-intensity punk rock of rare intelligence and artistry without any concession to the tug of commercialism … [Their debut] blends a classic DC-core sensibility with a mature, objective outlook ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/130/590x/secondary/music-661088.jpg The Four Tops Some kind words: "[N]othing outside of Phil Spector's epic work for the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner rivals the sweep of 'Baby I Need Your Loving,' 'It's the Same Old Song,' 'I Can't Help My...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/1990/article/billy-joel-on-fire-again-the-rolling-stone-interview-19900125/183524/large_rect/1426101074/1401x788-85852281.jpg Billy Joel Some kind words: "[A]s the first disc [of The Essential Billy Joel] unfurls, even cynics may wonder why he's been dogged by ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

The winners have all been determined, and I will roll out the results tomorrow morning (i.e. 12+ hours from now). You're not necessarily supposed to know one of the quotes or references below, but if you do, you'll have figured out one of the performer inductees early. I feel like I almost died maki...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)

CLOSED

My vote won't change anything, but I'm adding it below. Results will be tomorrow.

St. Vincent
Goffin & King
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 6291

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2020

Buffalo Springfield - Bluebird

7

Album credits for Bluebird: "GUITARS--Steve, Neil & Richie--all 11,386 of 'em."
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)

St Vincent Abstain cause I don't know all three well enough. I will attempt to sum them up: Goffin & King Songwriting hits include U.S. Number Ones "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (The Shirelles), "Take Good Care of My Baby" (Bobby Vee), "The Loco-Motion" (Little Eva), "Go Away Little Girl" (Steve Lawr...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Hall of Acclaim tie-breakers (end of Jan. 22 UTC deadline)

For the 4th Performer spot, and for the Backstage Wing spot, we are going to have tie-breaker votes. I will supply the last vote, if necessary. To reiterate my Backstage Wing spiel, long gone are the days when we could simply have a vacancy that didn't really matter, as we'd sometimes go right into ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

This poll is CLOSED. Sort of. It looks like three performers are locked in, and then there's a tie; and then the Backstage Wing got surprisingly tied up again. I will start a tie-breaker poll tomorrow. As for the results, I think it's better to present everything at once. (Backing Band Inductions di...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

A little under 48 hours left (UTC time zone ... so about 45 1/2 hours left). Some exciting/heartbreaking finalist changes of late.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 6291

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2020

^ I learned a little French today
Mouais is a way of expressing uncertainty in an affirmative way. It might be translated as "Yes, but I'm not sure", or "Kind of".
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 6291

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2020

Not actually a believer myself, but I have been exposed to a fair amount of contemporary worship music (some of which is also on my prospective 2010s song list). I don't note live versus studio versions when ranking -- as the main site similarly doesn't really note live versions of songs -- but my r...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - January 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 6291

Re: Biggest Fan - January 2020

The Format - Time Bomb: 6/10 I didn't expect to see this song outside the confines of my post about local music lists. I especially don't have a night life anymore, but anyway it's amusing to think of power pop as having been part of the scene here (going by the one song I know by this band). It bou...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

A little over a week left :text-bump:

Consider it a hard deadline, since you only have to cough up 5 to 13 names (instead of hundreds of songs/albums).

For the record, Rush isn't in yet...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!
Replies: 22
Views: 2388

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!

It's hard to fathom it, but expect this decade to close the door on Dylan and a lot of other '60s legends... Songs: 1. Idiot Wind 2. Tears of Rage 3. Like a Rolling Stone 4. Roll on John 5. Every Grain of Sand 6. Hurricane 7. Born in Time 8. All the Way 9. This Wheel’s on Fire 10. Tangled Up in Blue...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!
Replies: 22
Views: 2388

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-January '20, Bob Dylan!

I remember when I used to feel all caught up with Dylan, around 2009 (which even then is ludicrous...not unlike saying that you're caught up on Prince; they both sort of have competing vaults). I've lagged a bit with the later releases, so will not rank the covers albums. Bootleg Series 1-3 does not...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

(Sidenote: if anyone's voting for either Minor Threat or Fugazi, I'll be willing to alter my entry to the relevant band) By now, I've mentally considered this a Fugazi vote. (Maybe Henry is doing the same dynamic with his #1 vote.) ============================================= At the moment, we hav...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

acroamor wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:19 am

Backstage:
1. Robert Mapplethorpe
2. Martin Scorsese
3. T-Bone Burnett
Scorsese was already inducted in the 2008 class :geek:
Henry wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:59 am
1) Todd Rundgren/Utopia
Henry, usually you just put Todd Rundgren…?
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim
Replies: 7
Views: 9960

Re: Hall of Acclaim

Class of 2009 (began Nov 03, 2013 UTC) Voting: http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1342 Results: http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1355 Class of 2010 (began Nov 10, 2013) http://acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1356 Class of 2011 (began Nov 19, 2013) ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closes at the end of Jan. 18th)

Backstage wing 1. Nile Rodgers 2. Sylvia Robinson 3. Martin Hannett (I am incredulous that The Funk Brothers haven't been nominated though, which kind of brings me to...) I imagine the issue is that there are people (like myself) who don't know studio musicians that well. Looking at their descripti...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 25887

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Grammatical confusion from a non-native English speaker/ writer. I have great admiration for bilingual speakers...one side of my family tree is Czech, and can you imagine the utter confusion I feel when I look at a couple words like České Budějovice. I'm sure I'd speak or spell that one more wrong ...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 25887

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Hymie wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Rob wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:32 am
You thought I was kidding when I called Hymie Santa Clause yesterday? Not at all, because he has another gift for us today:

350. Hank Williams – Mind Your Own Business
Never seen Clause spelled with an e before.

9
I know someone who was doing that. I was like, "That was just a movie..."
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019

1. John Williams We haven't inducted the guy who's probably been the film soundtrack (several times over) to your childhood/teenage years? The Star Wars films, Schindler's List, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones films, Jaws, Jurassic Park, 19...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019

Here is the master list of eligible Backstage Wing nominations , with short or edited descriptions, plus the name of one forum member who made the nomination. (Let me know if you think my description missed the mark.) I added some names that I thought would be of some note. William Ackerman and Ann...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019

Who is even left? Here are some names you could work with (not strictly recommendations). I don't think there's a very strong correlation between this poll and the Top Artist poll, but the four-highest non-inductees from that poll were: Bee Gees, Billy Joel (both in the top 100), Gorillaz, and Swans...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019

The list of inductees so far: Performers: ABBA AC/DC Aerosmith Animal Collective Aphex Twin Arcade Fire Arctic Monkeys Louis Armstrong The Band Alain Bashung The Beach Boys Beastie Boys The Beatles Beck Belle and Sebastian Chuck Berry Beyoncé Big Star Björk Black Sabbath Blondie Blur David Bowie Ge...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2019

Regarding Category 3 I'm creating this as a one-time category. Looking at the inducted Performers, I feel like the induction of backing bands has been inconsistent -- Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, but not the E Street Band; the Wailers, but not the Jimi Hendrix Experience; Tom Petty's Heartbreaker...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)
Replies: 45
Views: 4539

Hall of Acclaim 2019 (poll closed)

Category 1: Nominate at least five and no more than ten acts that you feel are deserving of being in the AMF Hall. 2019 releases can be included in your evaluations. The point system: #1 = 10 pts., #2 = 9 pts., and so on. This poll is kind of the Wild West here, so if you are so inclined, you can pu...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 19860

Re: 2010s EOD Recommendation Thread

Neil Young - Needle of Death

From A Letter Home
Originally done by Bert Jansch in 1965. (Compare sometime the verse melody for this song with "Ambulance Blues," the last song from Neil's On the Beach.)

https://youtu.be/TZUSiOUU0O4
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links
Replies: 28
Views: 5149

Re: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links

Absent from last time (which was a top 150): Au Pairs – Headache for Michelle Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows Ry Cooder – Paris, Texas The Cure - Plainsong The Gun Club – She’s Like Heroin to Me Nick Nicely – Hilly Fields Arvo Pärt – Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion Pr...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY poll
Replies: 14
Views: 3473

Re: EOY poll

nicolas wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:12 pm
By the way, what about an EOD poll if we do the 1970s next year ? (I have finally voted for the 1970s).
Yes, I voted for the '70s with the expectation that someone would run a good 2010s EOD poll anyway.
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!
Replies: 37
Views: 7936

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!

I heard most of the Beatles’ output during my junior year of high school – pretty much the best possible time. Albums: 1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 2. Revolver 3. A Hard Day’s Night 4. Rubber Soul 5. The Beatles 6. Abbey Road 7. With the Beatles 8. Please Please Me 9. Help! 10. Magical M...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 25887

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

U2 – The Refugee

7

War is one of my favorite albums, but this song ends up kind of lost in the shuffle.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 38
Views: 17789

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

Item #2 I noticed that there was no Backstage winner at all for a couple of years, due to too much vote-splitting. The wait between one poll and the next was very short, at one time; now that we're all caught up since the Class of 1960, and each new Class is playing out in real time, there's no way...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 25887

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane

9

This makes me think of what the Rolling Stones would have been like hundreds of years ago. (Notice there are 3 women worked into the song.) This is in fact the borrowed tune from Neil Young's "Borrowed Tune," from the Tonight's the Night album.
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hall of Acclaim 2018!
Replies: 38
Views: 17789

Re: Hall of Acclaim 2018!

As this is sort of a year-end list in its own way, I'm planning on starting the next Hall of Acclaim the day after Christmas, and running it through the end of Saturday, Jan. 18th. Right now, there are a few things I wanted to bring up, all regarding the Backstage Act nominations. I felt like the Ba...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: Rolling Stone (US) - The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s

Wait, where dafuq are "Video Games" and "Pyramids."

Apparently the Monkees are still dropping singles.

Do you have to like lyrics more than melody to think that "All Too Well" is Taylor Swift's best song, because I think that's how Rob Sheffield works. The tune seemed pretty average to me.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 32
Views: 21999

Re: Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Is there a minimum/maximum for albums and songs? And is there a better idea now of what the deadline would be?
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: RollingStone (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

Re: RollingStone (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Future Critic wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:16 pm
Monte wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Yikes.
It's actually much better than I was expecting. I figured some U2 album would be number one.
I assume Jann Wenner's ass-kissing has finally been taken out of the equation.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: EOD 2010s
Topic: RollingStone (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

Re: RollingStone (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Kind of early on their part. The presumption is they won't miss anything in December, but they would have failed the London Calling test (Dec. 14, 1979), and for that matter Let It Bleed (Dec. 5, 1969). Other famous albums released late in the year (although not at the end of the decade) include Rub...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 36
Views: 8520

Re: Next decade poll

A major part of this conversation would have to be where the 2010s would even go next time. Does it additionally show up as usual in 2023 (3 major polls for it in a handful of years)? Or does it skip that appearance and not show up again until like 2030 or '31, which seems like a long time? Or as Ho...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 25887

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

The Rolling Stones - Love in Vain: 7
The Beatles - I've Got a Feeling: 7

I'll have to look up if that bug band recorded anything else. It seemed like they were on to something.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!
Replies: 37
Views: 7936

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!

Last time, we had a month. Besides, I would assume that people are a little distracted or spread thin in the month of December. Incidentally, we've kind of polled the main page's Top Artists #1-6 in recent years (granted, not with unlimited song lists). It wouldn't be the worst idea to pole vault fr...