Feb 262013
 

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This could get hairy as we roll out at least a dozen Once and For All debates/polls, each running through the end of February.

To help you keep track of the accumulation of ongoing discussions and votes, please refer to this handy-dandy Live Poll Tracker. You can view all polls and link to each thread through this thread, which we will keep near to top of The Main Stage over the coming weeks.

LIVE UPDATES OF ALL ONGOING POLLS THROUGH FEBRUARY…AFTER THE JUMP!

Rock’s Most Distinctive Opening Guitar Chord

What's Rock's Most Distinctive Opening Guitar Chord?

  • The Beatles, "A Hard Day's Night" (70%, 21 Votes)
  • The Who, "The Kids Are Alright" (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Kinks, "You Really Got Me" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones, "Brown Sugar" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Beastie Boys, "Fight for Your Right to Party" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Simon & Garfunkle, "The Sound of Silence" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Steely Dan, "Josie" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • T. Rex, "Children of the Revolution" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • T. Rex, "Metal Guru" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Beatles, "Oh! Darling" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Kinks, "A Well Respected Man" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Mamas & The Papas, "California Dreamin'" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Move, "Do Ya" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • ELO, "Do Ya" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Police, "Message in a Bottle" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones, "Jumping Jack Flash" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pink Floyd, "Arnold Layne" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mudhoney, "Touch Me I'm Sick" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, "Roundabout" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Deep Purple, "Smoke on the Water" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • AC/DC, "You Shook Me All Night Long" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chicago, "Color My World" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cream, "Crossroads" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cream, "White Room" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Kinks, "All Day and All of the Night" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Who, "Can't Explain" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Green Day, "Brain Stew" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Heart, "Barracuda" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Green Day, "When I Come Around" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Guns 'n Roses, "Sweet Child O' Mine" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Jackson 5, "ABC" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • James Brown, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Who, "Pinball Wizard" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Joy Division, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Thin Lizzy, "The Boys Are Back in Town" (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Does Yes belong in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame?

Does Yes belong in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame?

  • Yes. (76%, 22 Votes)
  • No. (24%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Rock’s Most Iconic Recurring Stage Move

What is Rock's Most Iconic Recurring Stage Move?

  • Pete Townshend's windmill guitar strumming (45%, 19 Votes)
  • Chuck Berry's duckwalk (26%, 11 Votes)
  • The Who's smashing of instruments (10%, 4 Votes)
  • James Brown's cape routine (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Jimi Hendrix soloing with his tongue and teeth (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Other, which you can write in and explain here (2%, 1 Votes)
  • David Lee Roth's flying split (and variations) (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Michael Jackson's moonwalk (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Ramones' foot-of-the-stage alignment (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Alice Cooper's guillotine beheading (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Saxon's guitar spinning (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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Biggest Asshole in [the] Eagles

SHOWDOWN (choose one): Once and for all, who's the biggest asshole in the Eagles, Don Henley or Glenn Frey?

  • Frey. (63%, 31 Votes)
  • Henley. (37%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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Least-Essential Sidekick of ’80s Rock

Who was the least-essential sidekick of '80s rock?

  • Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) (67%, 8 Votes)
  • Bez (Happy Mondays) (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Mick Talbot (Style Council) (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Fabrice Morvan (Milli Vanilli) (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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Britain’s Best-Dressed Pop Star

Who's Britain's Best-Dressed Pop Star?

  • Brian Jones (53%, 16 Votes)
  • George Harrison (40%, 12 Votes)
  • Ronnie Lane (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Rock’s Most Essential Drum Intro

What is rock's most essential drum intro?

  • The Ronettes, "Be My Baby" (29%, 12 Votes)
  • Led Zeppelin, "When the Levee Breaks" (17%, 7 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones, "Honky Tonk Women" (17%, 7 Votes)
  • Iggy Pop, "Lust for Life" (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Sweet, "Ballroom Blitz" (12%, 5 Votes)
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions, "This Year's Girl" (2%, 1 Votes)
  • The Clash, "I Fought the Law" (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Going to a Go-Go" (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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Best Use of the Guitar Talk Box

What's the Best Use of the Guitar Talk Box?

  • Joe Walsh, "Rocky Mountain Way" (46%, 19 Votes)
  • Peter Frampton, "Show Me the Way" (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Rufus, "Tell Me Something Good" (12%, 5 Votes)
  • Other, which I will add in the Comments section for this thread (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Peter Frampton, "Do You Feel Like We Do" (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Joe Perry, in Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Pete Drake, "Forever" (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Ritchie Sambora, on Bon Jovi's "We Got It Goin' On!" (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Greatest Key Change Deployed at the End of a Song Because It’s Going Nowhere

Best Rock Instrumental of the 1960s

What is the Best Rock Instrumental of the 1960s?

  • Booker T & the MGs, "Green Onions" (36%, 16 Votes)
  • Booker T & the MGs, "Time Is Tight" (16%, 7 Votes)
  • The Tornados, "Telstar" (11%, 5 Votes)
  • The Surfaris, "Wipeout" (11%, 5 Votes)
  • Dick Dale, "Miserlou" (9%, 4 Votes)
  • The Bar-Kays, "Soul Finger" (7%, 3 Votes)
  • The Shadows, "Apache" (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Young-Holt Unlimited, "Soulful Strut" (4%, 2 Votes)
  • The Ventures, "Walk Don't Run" (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Cliff Nobles & Co., "The Horse" (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

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The Greatest White Afro in Rock

What is rock's greatest White Afro?

  • Sib Hashian (22%, 8 Votes)
  • Magic Dick (19%, 7 Votes)
  • Rob Tyner (19%, 7 Votes)
  • Bob Dylan (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Leo Sayer (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Other (whose name I will add to the Comments) (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Art Garfunkel (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Jeff Lynne (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Mike Bloomfield (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Don Henley (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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The Saddest Story in Rock

What's the saddest story in rock?

  • John Lennon's assassination. (39%, 18 Votes)
  • Badfinger. (13%, 6 Votes)
  • Brian Wilson. (9%, 4 Votes)
  • The Day the Music Died. (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Tammi Terrell. (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Marvin Gaye's murder at the hands of his own father. (4%, 2 Votes)
  • The Ramones. (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Warren Zevon’s farewell media tour. (4%, 2 Votes)
  • The Band. (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Elliot Smith. (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Fat Elvis. (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Syd Barrett. (2%, 1 Votes)
  • GG Allin's premature passing. (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Judee Sill. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Doug Hopkins from Gin Blossoms. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ian Curtis. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jim Gordon. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sly Stone. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Stuart Adamson from Big Country. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

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The Greatest Use of the Electric Sitar in Rock

What's the greatest use of the electric sitar in rock?

  • The Lemon Pipers, "Green Tambourine" (23%, 8 Votes)
  • The Box Tops, "Cry Like a Baby" (17%, 6 Votes)
  • B.J. Thomas, "Hooked on a Feeling" (17%, 6 Votes)
  • Steely Dan, "Do It Again" (17%, 6 Votes)
  • Stevie Wonder, "Signed Sealed Delivered" (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Joe South, "Games People Play" (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Redbone, "Come and Get Your Love" (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Freda Payne, "Band of Gold" (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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Rock’s Worst Album-Naming Pattern

Which artist displays Rock's Worst Album-Naming Pattern?

  • Chicago (35%, 14 Votes)
  • Greg Kihn (35%, 14 Votes)
  • The Police (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Fiona Apple (8%, 3 Votes)
  • The Who (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Peter Gabriel (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Led Zeppelin (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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Rock’s Greatest Stage Name?

What is Rock's Greatest Stage Name?

  • Ringo Starr (24%, 9 Votes)
  • Joe Strummer (16%, 6 Votes)
  • Other, whose name I will add for consideration in the thread. (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Lux Interior (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Rat Scabies (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Ariel Bender (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Magic Dick (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Palmyra Delran (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Snakefinger (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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The Beatles’ Coolest Collective Look?

What's the Beatles' Coolest Collective Look?

  • Stoned Soul Picnic (46%, 22 Votes)
  • Rooftop Concert (33%, 16 Votes)
  • Richard Avedon Glossies (17%, 8 Votes)
  • Collarless Suits (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Sgt. Pepper's (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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  3 Responses to “Once and For All February
Live Poll Tracker”

  1. A couple of these older polls are still bunched tightly. If you have not cast your vote on any of these topics, you’ve got a few more days to do so! Do NOT let us get through Once and For All February without definitive answers to any of these questions. Thanks.

  2. Tomorrow is your last day for voting. Although the RTH People’s Polls may not be the sole determinant in some of these longstanding debates, they will play a significant role at the least. A few races are still close. Many potential votes have not yet been cast. I know that. I encourage you to flex your right to vote. Thank you.

  3. Well, we ended the month with only 1 tie. Chicago and Greg Kihn will need to release some new albums to see who breaks the tie…once and for all.

 
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