RTH Polls Archive

 

Neil Young's 1989 SNL performance of "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" was:

  • A savagely raw performance by a rock icon clawing his way back to relevance. (94%, 85 Votes)
  • A sad attempt at seeming “with it”—and a collaboration with cheesy session players to boot. (6%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

Start Date: 12/02/2010 @ 11:57 am
End Date: No Expiry

What do you miss most about concerts of the 1970s?

  • Tube tops. (46%, 6 Votes)
  • The thick clouds of pot smoke. (38%, 5 Votes)
  • The music, maaannnnnn! (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Summer tours in huge, outdoor venues that did not have "-palooza" or energy drink branding attached to the name of the tour. (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Raised Bic lighters. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • My hearing. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The parking lot. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

Start Date: 12/01/2010 @ 3:35 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The non-musical point in the (hopefully distant in the future) memorial Springsteen coverage that will make me well up with tears is:

  • Stations of The Boss. (28%, 5 Votes)
  • A flash within a montage of live shots to the legendary "Rock 'n Roll Iwo Jima" moment. (28%, 5 Votes)
  • Then-unknown Courtney Cox jumping onstage to shimmy to "Dancing in the Dark." (17%, 3 Votes)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer shot of Bruce and Patti watching their daughter compete in an equestrian event at the Devon Horse Show. (11%, 2 Votes)
  • The montage of Bruce's political/social justice campaigns. (6%, 1 Votes)
  • The reference to his legal battle with former manager Mike Appel. (6%, 1 Votes)
  • The audio excerpt of the between-song story of the time his dad told him, at the breakfast table, to get a haircut. (6%, 1 Votes)
  • The People magazine cover announcing his new love, Patti Scialfa. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The slow-motion review of the penalty the refs gave Bruce during his Super Bowl appearance. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The clip in which he calls for "The Big Man" to take a solo. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The legendary simultaneous Time/Newsweek cover shots. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The People magazine cover announcing his split from Julianne Phillips, or whatever her name was. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

Start Date: 11/28/2010 @ 3:58 pm
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (choose one): Don Henley with beard and perm or Don Henley clean-shaven with straight hair.

  • Don Henley with beard and perm. (88%, 7 Votes)
  • Don Henley clean-shaven with straight hair (12%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

Start Date: 11/27/2010 @ 1:47 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which songwriter's live or demo version of a song given away to another artist to record as a single do you like best (by live version of original songwriter, that is)?

  • Bruce Springsteen's live "Fire" (36%, 5 Votes)
  • Paul McCartney's demo for "Come and Get It" (29%, 4 Votes)
  • David Bowie's live "All the Young Dudes" (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Bruce Springsteen's live "Because the Night" (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Other, which I'll answer in the ongoing thread. (7%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

Start Date: 11/22/2010 @ 8:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Did you grow up in a musical household? How musical was it?

  • More musical than most of my friends' families: Some of us played instruments, and music (records, radio, etc) frequently played in the house. (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Not musical: I was the first person in my household to tune into the wonders of music. (31%, 9 Votes)
  • Slightly musical: I was forced to take piano lessons and my parents liked watching Lawrence Welk. (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Uniformly musical: Each of us could play an instrument and sometimes played together. (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Annoyingly musical: My dad moderated something called Rock Town Hall and couldn't resist getting analytical about the most innocent piece of music. (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Extremely musical: My parents, siblings, and I sat around and actually played music together, for fun and family bonding. (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

Start Date: 11/18/2010 @ 3:59 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Jim DeRogatis claimed the Moog was as influential to rock as the Les Paul or the Tele. That is absolute BS, but which other instrument would you choose to represent the genre?

  • The Hammond B3. (35%, 11 Votes)
  • Farfisa/Vox organ. (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Sax. (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Seriously, the Moog. (13%, 4 Votes)
  • Shure SM58. (10%, 3 Votes)
  • The upright piano. (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Tamborine. (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The grand piano. (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

Start Date: 11/15/2010 @ 10:38 am
End Date: No Expiry

At which point does a band become something other than a “rock band?”

  • Adding weird dude who dances only. (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Adding a “percussionist.” (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Adding a horn section. (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Adding background singers (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Adding an extra guitar to a 4 piece. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

Start Date: 11/14/2010 @ 1:50 am
End Date: No Expiry

The statement that best represents my feelings about computers in music is:

  • I don’t object to the use of computers, but too much is bad for music. (50%, 4 Votes)
  • I like turtles. (38%, 3 Votes)
  • My computer goes to eleven. (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Computers and music are mortal enemies. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Down with guitars! Pass me the mouse! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

Start Date: 11/13/2010 @ 12:28 am
End Date: No Expiry

When did rock and roll die?

  • Rock is alive and well you punk ass snobs! (50%, 5 Votes)
  • 1983. (30%, 3 Votes)
  • When Led Zeppelin broke up. (10%, 1 Votes)
  • When Rock Town Hall launched. (10%, 1 Votes)
  • When The Beatles broke up. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • When Elvis got drafted. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

Start Date: 11/12/2010 @ 7:42 am
End Date: No Expiry

Of the following artists, which typically has the most satisfying books written by or about them?

  • The Beatles (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Bob Dylan (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Elvis Presley (20%, 3 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones (14%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

Start Date: 11/10/2010 @ 1:58 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Once Jim Morrison's off the hook the next rocker(s) to be pardoned by an outgoing governor should be:

  • Roger Waters (33%, 5 Votes)
  • David Bowie, for Tin Machine (27%, 4 Votes)
  • REM for the "Losing My Religion" video (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Paul Weller for The Cappucino Kid (13%, 2 Votes)
  • David Bowie, for the Glass Spider tour (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Mick Jagger & David Bowie for Ja-Bo's "Dancing in the Street" video (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Mick Jagger, for Goddess in the Doorway (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

Start Date: 11/09/2010 @ 7:42 am
End Date: No Expiry

In our recent RTH Quizlet, what was the most shocking bit of information swimming around in Townsman Hrrundivbakshi's head during his honeymoon in the UK?

  • The lyrics to "London Town." (46%, 6 Votes)
  • That he was married yet still able to think of such things. (31%, 4 Votes)
  • Any connection between Slough and The Jam's "Eton Rifles," a Jam song some find unlistenable other than the middle eighth. (15%, 2 Votes)
  • The fact that The Kinks' terrible '60s live album was recorded at Glasgow's Kelvim Hall. (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

Start Date: 11/06/2010 @ 6:05 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Now that I've considered the current "Bullshit On" piece on Can, I can definitively say:

  • Can do! (73%, 11 Votes)
  • No Can do! (27%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

Start Date: 11/03/2010 @ 12:17 pm
End Date: No Expiry

VOTE for the lesser of two evils: Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" or Loverboy's "Lovin' Every Minute Of It."

  • Loverboy's "Lovin' Every Minute Of It" (78%, 14 Votes)
  • Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" (22%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

Start Date: 11/02/2010 @ 9:43 am
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (choose one): Roger McGuinn or Gram Parsons?

  • Roger McGuinn (50%, 8 Votes)
  • Gram Pasons (50%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

Start Date: 10/31/2010 @ 9:42 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite "fright-rock" song is:

  • "Werewolves of London" (Warren Zevon) (43%, 3 Votes)
  • "Dr. Caligari's Mirror" (Pere Ubu) (29%, 2 Votes)
  • "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (Bauhaus) (14%, 1 Votes)
  • "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" (Dave Edmunds) (14%, 1 Votes)
  • "Frankenstein" (The Edgar Winter Group) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • "Witchy Woman" (Eagles) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

Start Date: 10/30/2010 @ 9:15 am
End Date: No Expiry

Once and For All: What is Mick Jagger’s most egregious fashion faux pas?

  • Football Pants With Knee Pads and Capezio Ballet Slippers (55%, 28 Votes)
  • Keith Haring-Inspired Monstrosity (24%, 12 Votes)
  • The 1972 Jumpsuit (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Bearded Jagger (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Mick in Longcoat (4%, 2 Votes)
  • The Altamont Satanic Cape (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (please add answer in thread) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

Start Date: 10/27/2010 @ 11:21 am
End Date: No Expiry

Toward which rock figure should we apply a full-court press to land an RTH Interview?

  • Chris Squire (56%, 30 Votes)
  • Hamish Stuart (15%, 8 Votes)
  • Magic Alex (15%, 8 Votes)
  • John Cusack (14%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

Start Date: 10/21/2010 @ 5:02 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which artist do you most wish you could have heard more of minus his usual band?

  • Brian Wilson (when he had his voice/faculties) (50%, 7 Votes)
  • Lowell George (29%, 4 Votes)
  • Carl Wilson (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Phil Lynott (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Dennis Wilson (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

Start Date: 10/20/2010 @ 3:27 pm
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (choose one): Julian or Sean Lennon?

  • Julian (63%, 12 Votes)
  • Sean (37%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

Start Date: 10/18/2010 @ 7:10 am
End Date: No Expiry

When seeing a band play live, the sight of which instrument alone bugs you the most?

  • Steinberger "headless" guitar or bass (29%, 12 Votes)
  • Ovation "roundback" acoustic guitar (26%, 11 Votes)
  • Laptop (24%, 10 Votes)
  • Keytar (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Synth making piano sounds (2%, 1 Votes)
  • COPOUT OPTION: "Hey man, it doesn't matter how the instrument looks but how it's being played." (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Harp (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

Start Date: 10/13/2010 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is the poll archive button working?

  • Yes (92%, 12 Votes)
  • No (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

Start Date: 10/10/2010 @ 4:48 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How Is My Site?

  • Excellent (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Can Be Improved (43%, 3 Votes)
  • Bad (0%, 0 Votes)
  • No Comments (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Good (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

Start Date: 10/09/2010 @ 12:22 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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