RTH Polls Archive

 

Morton's Fork (choose the least-objectionable option): Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr. Bojangles" or Billy Joel's "Piano Man"?

  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr. Bojangles" (67%, 12 Votes)
  • Billy Joel's "Piano Man" (33%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

Start Date: 03/29/2013 @ 9:28 am
End Date: No Expiry

What's the best Jesus song in rock?

  • Other, which I'll discuss in the related thread. (27%, 12 Votes)
  • "Jesus Just Left Chicago," ZZ Top (16%, 7 Votes)
  • "Jesus and Tequila," The Minutemen (16%, 7 Votes)
  • "Jesus Christ," Big Star (16%, 7 Votes)
  • "Jesus," The Velvet Underground (16%, 7 Votes)
  • "Jesus Is Just Alright With Me," The Doobie Brothers (9%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

Start Date: 03/25/2013 @ 4:46 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How amazing is SXSW?

  • It's still amazing, but not as amazing as it used to be. (64%, 7 Votes)
  • Most. Amazing. Music. Festival. Ever. (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Totally amazing! (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Amazing, I'm not shitting you! (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Amazing! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

Start Date: 03/18/2013 @ 9:38 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is describing a piece of music as "bubblegum" inherently derogatory?

  • Yes, but I meant it in a good way. (43%, 9 Votes)
  • No, in fact that's a complimentary term if used to describe the kind of bubblegum I grew up...well, in that case, I guess it is, but that's your problem. (29%, 6 Votes)
  • No. (24%, 5 Votes)
  • Yes. (5%, 1 Votes)
  • No, in fact that's a complimentary term if used to describe the kind of bubblegum I grew up chewing. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

Start Date: 03/12/2013 @ 12:19 am
End Date: No Expiry

What should be the official rock song of Massachusetts?

  • Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner" (59%, 23 Votes)
  • The Standells' "Dirty Water" (15%, 6 Votes)
  • J Geils Band's "Whammer Jammer" (13%, 5 Votes)
  • Aerosmith's "Dream On" (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Dave Loggins' "Please Come to Boston" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Boston's "More Than a Feeling" (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

Start Date: 03/01/2013 @ 9:02 am
End Date: No Expiry

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)
  • Beastie Boys, "Fight for Your Right to Party" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Kinks, "You Really Got Me" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones, "Brown Sugar" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Kinks, "A Well Respected Man" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones, "Jumping Jack Flash" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Police, "Message in a Bottle" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Mamas & The Papas, "California Dreamin'" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Move, "Do Ya" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • ELO, "Do Ya" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Jackson 5, "ABC" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Thin Lizzy, "The Boys Are Back in Town" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Beatles, "Oh! Darling" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • T. Rex, "Metal Guru" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Deep Purple, "Smoke on the Water" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, "Roundabout" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • AC/DC, "You Shook Me All Night Long" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chicago, "Color My World" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • T. Rex, "Children of the Revolution" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Steely Dan, "Josie" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Simon & Garfunkle, "The Sound of Silence" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pink Floyd, "Arnold Layne" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mudhoney, "Touch Me I'm Sick" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Joy Division, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Who, "Pinball Wizard" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • James Brown, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Guns 'n Roses, "Sweet Child O' Mine" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Green Day, "When I Come Around" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Heart, "Barracuda" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Green Day, "Brain Stew" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Who, "Can't Explain" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Kinks, "All Day and All of the Night" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cream, "White Room" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cream, "Crossroads" (2%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

Start Date: 02/26/2013 @ 9:14 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

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

Total Voters: 29

Start Date: 02/26/2013 @ 8:52 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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)
  • Jimi Hendrix soloing with his tongue and teeth (7%, 3 Votes)
  • James Brown's cape routine (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)
  • Saxon's guitar spinning (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Alice Cooper's guillotine beheading (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Michael Jackson's moonwalk (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Ramones' foot-of-the-stage alignment (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

Start Date: 02/22/2013 @ 12:49 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

Start Date: 02/18/2013 @ 10:22 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

Start Date: 02/15/2013 @ 10:21 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

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

Total Voters: 12

Start Date: 02/15/2013 @ 9:54 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

Start Date: 02/14/2013 @ 9:17 pm
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

Start Date: 02/13/2013 @ 12:39 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

Start Date: 02/11/2013 @ 8:56 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

What is rock's greatest White Afro?

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

Total Voters: 37

Start Date: 02/09/2013 @ 1:28 pm
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

What's the saddest story in rock?

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

Total Voters: 46

Start Date: 02/08/2013 @ 8:32 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

  • The Lemon Pipers, "Green Tambourine" (23%, 8 Votes)
  • Steely Dan, "Do It Again" (17%, 6 Votes)
  • B.J. Thomas, "Hooked on a Feeling" (17%, 6 Votes)
  • The Box Tops, "Cry Like a Baby" (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" (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

Start Date: 02/07/2013 @ 4:32 pm
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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)
  • Peter Gabriel (5%, 2 Votes)
  • The Who (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Led Zeppelin (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

Start Date: 02/07/2013 @ 8:15 am
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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)
  • Magic Dick (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Palmyra Delran (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Rat Scabies (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Ariel Bender (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Snakefinger (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

Start Date: 02/06/2013 @ 4:48 pm
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

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

Start Date: 02/05/2013 @ 11:13 pm
End Date: 02/28/2013 @ 11:59 pm

SHOWDOWN (Choose One): Canned Heat's "On the Road Again" or Canned Heat's "Goin' Up the Country"?

  • "Goin' Up the Country" (60%, 6 Votes)
  • "On the Road Again" (40%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

Start Date: 02/04/2013 @ 12:22 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Will the reunited Destiney's Child be able to lip-sync as well as they did in 1999, or whenever they broke up?

  • For the most part, yes, but they may have some trouble with dipthongs. (63%, 5 Votes)
  • Mos def! (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Doubtful. (12%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

Start Date: 02/03/2013 @ 8:26 am
End Date: No Expiry

Who will release a new album first?

  • My Bloody Valentine (55%, 11 Votes)
  • Guns 'n Roses (35%, 7 Votes)
  • The La's (10%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

Start Date: 01/28/2013 @ 3:16 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Rate Prince's "Welcome 2 Chicago" poster (1=lame; 10=awesome).

  • 3 (21%, 6 Votes)
  • 10 (21%, 6 Votes)
  • 4 (14%, 4 Votes)
  • 2 (11%, 3 Votes)
  • 8 (7%, 2 Votes)
  • 7 (7%, 2 Votes)
  • 6 (7%, 2 Votes)
  • 9 (4%, 1 Votes)
  • 1 (4%, 1 Votes)
  • 5 (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

Start Date: 01/20/2013 @ 2:22 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which Neil Young do you like best?

  • Electric Neil (w/Crazy Horse). (65%, 11 Votes)
  • Acoustic Neil. (35%, 6 Votes)
  • David Geffen-antagonizing Neil. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • CSN & Young. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Buffalo SpringNeil. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

Start Date: 01/18/2013 @ 1:38 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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