The Results: So much for trying to stir up a barn-burner with my “thinking fan’s pod.” Commenters mostly acknowledged the excellence of the other competitors, but nonetheless nearly two-thirds cast their votes for our runaway winner, The Beach Boys. Numbers: #6 The Beach Boys/Brian Wilson 63%; Tori Amos 17%; The Stooges/Iggy Pop 11%; Yes 6%; Wilco 3%; The Smithereens 0%. Brian and the Boys advance to the Great 48.
Our contest to name the greatest band of all time now moves to the Fillmore region, where one of rock’s legendary singer/songwriters heads a pod that’s sure to inspire … something. Actually, as hard to predict as our voters and commenters have been, there’s just no telling what to expect. So here it is:
- #10 Warren Zevon: Listen
- James Taylor: Listen
- The Replacements: Listen
- The Kinks: Listen
- Jackson Browne: Listen
- Sonic Youth: Listen
Please register your vote below. Polls close Thursday morning sometime.
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