Subtitled: Now I know I’m getting old as a fuck! It’s bad enough all my favorite ballplayers are now younger than me but now they gotta go & induct Elvis Costello into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame?
First: The Who’s, What’s, Where’s & Why’s of the Headliner Poll
In an attempt to squeeze as many bands in the shortest amount of time possible, The Monday 6 @ 6 Polls include a Headliner poll. This Elvis Costello poll, like the featured Clash thread will be closed and tallied 7 days from today, Monday December 9, 2002 at or about 6PM EDT. Results from all polls will be posted a few minutes later on that same day in Week #34’s featured Cream 6 @ 6 Poll.
Why you ask? After the ZZ Top poll, sometime this decade, the plan is to compile all the votes from the SDMB & post them in a few threads. Then I’ll burn a several volume CD set & mail ‘em out to the voters who helped keep these threads going. Here are links to the artists we’ve already closed polling on:
Alice Cooper § Cheap Trick § Captain Beefheart (& His Magic Band) § Nick Cave (& The Bad Seeds) § Leonard Cohen § The Cars (Benjamin Orr, Rick Ocasek) § Neko Case (& Her Boyfriends) / New Pornographers § Canned Heat § J J Cale § Johnny Cash (& The Tennessee Two) § Cab Calloway § Dave Clark Five § The Bonzo (Doo-Dah) Dog Band§ Cake§ Beck (Hanson) § Jimmy Buffett § Jeff Buckley § The Byrds § Buffalo Springfield § Bush § Kate Bush § Jackson Browne § James Brown § Better Than Ezra § Banarama § David Bowie / (Tin Machine) Boston § Bon Jovi § Blur § Belle & Sebastian§ Blue Öyster Cult § Blondie§ Blink 182§ Black Sabbath§ The Black Crowes§ Bjork / Sugarcubes§ B-52’s§ Chuck Berry§ Beastie Boys§ Jeff Beck§ The Band / Robbie Robertson§ The Beach Boys§ The Beatles§ The Animals§ Tori Amos § Alice In Chains § The Allman Brothers§ AC/DC § Abba& Aerosmith polls.
It only takes a minute to vote, and you can compare your faves with other dopers who voted next week
Second: The Poll & How it Works
It’s simple enough, post your 6 favorite songs by the artist. Personal observations, opinions, liner notes, comments and the like are always welcome but are in no means required. You May include Cover Versions. If you specify Live version, it will be noted, but tallied together with the studio version of the same title.
Third: The Headliner Poll Artist’s Discography
Whether it’s with Quiver, The Attractions, Clover, The Brodsky Quartet or duets with Burt Bacharach, et al and if your memory of the headliner artist of the week isn’t exactly up to speed, here’s a link to his discography with 30 second cuts of some of track previews when you drill down through the albums: When I Was Cruel This Year’s Model Mighty Like A Rose Imperial Bedroom Cruel Smile Brutal Youth Blood & Chocolate Armed Forces Spike My Aim Is True All This Useless Beauty Painted From Memory .
The links are provided by CD Now, and are meant to refresh your Elvis Costello “101” knowledge & jar loose any forgotten titles. (Please refrain from voting based on .wav previews).
Lastly: The Headliner Poll Artist of the Week
Without further ado, Mr. Declan McManus: Elvis Costello.
Here are my 6 ELVIS COSTELLO selections:
- Accidents Will Happen
- Radio, Radio
- Pump It Up
- Watching The Detectives
- The Beat
Two really rough ones in a row! That was just as hard as whittling it down to 6 Clash songs. So tell us…What are your 6 favorite tracks by Elvis Costello?
Thanking you all in advance I hope to see some of you at the Clash and Collective Soul polls. Have a great week!