Results: Our latest pod featured yet another upset that wasn’t really a huge upset, as the unseeded but eminently worthy Dire Straits won handily. The numbers: Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler 48%; Jethro Tull 22%; Tom Waits 15%; #7 The Band 7%; The Buzzcocks 4%; Kansas 4%. Knopfler and Company advance to the Great 48.
S&R’s search for the greatest band of all time stays in the Hollywood Bowl region for our next throwdown, which is hosted by the unusual case of a band that lost its lead singer and somehow found a replacement who helped them scale even greater heights. AC/DC is going to be tough to beat, but the Highway to Hell is, in this case, paved with land mines.
- #9 AC/DC: Listen
- Fish: Listen
- Midnight Oil: Listen
- Smashing Pumpkins: Listen
- George Harrison: Listen
- Badfinger: Listen
Click to listen, click to vote. UPDATE: Polls close Monday morning. Since we’re not going to launch the next pod until Monday, might as well leave things open until then. Given the present tally, I doubt it will matter…
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