Aug 192011
 

Rock Town Hall’s playoff series to determine—once and for all—the best song on the original Nuggets compilation continues with the determination of the Best Song on Side 3. In my opinion, this is one of the album’s strongest sides.

You know the drill by now: carefully review the songs on Side 3, then make your choice. As always, you are encouraged to state your choice for BEST SONG on Side 3 in the Comments section (you must be registered to add comments, if you’re not already registered, please do so: the more chatter the merrier) and place your vote in the poll associated with this thread. The winner of this album side will move onto a playoff against the eventual winner of Side 2. You may vote on the BEST SONG on Side 3 through Saturday, August 20.)

What is the BEST SONG on Side 3 of the original Nuggets LP?

  • Count Five: “Psychotic Reaction” (78%, 31 Votes)
  • The Leaves: “Hey Joe” (13%, 5 Votes)
  • The Amboy Dukes: “Baby Please Don’t Go” (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Michael and the Messengers: “Romeo & Juliet” (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Cryan’ Shames: “Sugar and Spice” (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Blues Magoos: “Tobacco Road” (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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Review Side 3 contenders…after the  jump!

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Aug 182011
 

Rock Town Hall’s playoff series to determine—once and for all—the best song on the original Nuggets compilation moves onto the determination of the Best Song on Side 2. Once again, review the songs on Side 2, then make your choice. As always, you are encouraged to state your choice for BEST SONG on Side 2 in the Comments section (you must be registered to add comments, if you’re not already registered, please do so: the more chatter the merrier) and place your vote in the poll associated with this thread. The winner of this album side will move onto a playoff against the eventual winner of Side 3. (As with the poll to determine the BEST SONG on Side 2, you may still vote on the Best Song on Side 1 through Friday, August 19.)

What is the BEST SONG on Side 2 of the original Nuggets LP?

  • 13th Floor Elevators, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” (33%, 13 Votes)
  • The Seeds, “Pushin’ Too Hard” (28%, 11 Votes)
  • The Remains, “Don’t Look Back” (28%, 11 Votes)
  • The Castaways, “Liar, Liar” (13%, 5 Votes)
  • The Shadows of Knight, “Oh Yeah” (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Barbarians, “Moulty” (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Magicians, “An Invitation to Cry” (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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Review Side 2 contenders…after the  jump!

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Aug 172011
 

Rock Town Hall’s playoff series to determine—once and for all—the best song on the original Nuggets compilation begins with a determination of the Best Song on Side 1. This part of the process is surprisingly simple, provided you can handle the turmoil that may come with selection a BEST SONG from each of the original Nuggets‘ 4 albums sides. I, for one, will experience tremendous turmoil over my choice for Side 1’s BEST SONG. What a killer top 5–seeded songs, if you ask me!

Before you place your vote and/or you lobby on behalf of a particular song, please take some time to review each of the songs in this division. Then, you are encouraged to state your choice for BEST SONG on Side 1 in the Comments section (you must be registered to add comments, if you’re not already registered, please do so: the more chatter the merrier) and place your vote in the poll associated with this thread. The winner of this album side will move onto a playoff against the eventual winner of Side 4. One day at a time, my friends, one day at a time…

What is the BEST SONG on Side 1 of the original Nuggets LP?

  • The Electric Prunes, "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night" (35%, 13 Votes)
  • The Standells, "Dirty Water" (24%, 9 Votes)
  • The Knickerbockers, "Lies" (24%, 9 Votes)
  • The Strangeloves, "Night Time" (14%, 5 Votes)
  • Mouse, "A Public Execution" (3%, 1 Votes)
  • The Vagrants, "Respect" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Blues Project, "No Time Like the Right Time" (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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Following are audio-only YouTubes of Side 1’s songs. Please review these selections carefully and do your part to determine a division winner. Voting for the BEST SONG on Side 1 will run through Friday, August 19, 2011. In the following days voting will begin to determine the BEST SONGS on Sides 2 through 4. Enjoy!

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Aug 152011
 

What’s the Best Song on the Original Nuggets LP?

That’s the question members of popular rock music discussion blog Rock Town Hall are set to tackle. Rather than simply providing an opportunity to simply cast votes for a favorite song, with or without explanation, the Hall has been sanctioned by the International Rockolympic Committee to conduct a week-long playoff series, beginning on Wednesday, August 17. Initial details follow. Please hold your votes, but feel free to add analyses of the divisional match-ups and other related comments as we anticipate the start of this historic showdown!

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Feb 162010
 

At Mr. Mod’s request, Rock Town Hall’s self-proclaimed Official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Correspondent, NorthVanCoveMan, is on the scene, bringing you the rocking news from north of the border an attempting to fashion it into a rock-related discussion..with yet to be determined results.

Yesterday I had some dumb luck. As many of you may be aware, and some of you may be avoiding completely, the 2010 Winter Olympics are happening in my fair city. I have made a point of pushing aside any misgivings or general grumpiness and really trying to get out and enjoy the whole thing. It has not been hard to do; the town is electric right now! And there’s alcohol!

Tonight is the first night I have nothing on tap (literally and figuratively) but I will be back in the swing of things Wednesday and Thursday with a trip to see some speed skating and hockey. The corporate pavilions, such as the ones set up by Molson and Heineken (50-75,000 sq. foot beer palaces) are at least as much of a draw.

But back to yesterday. A friend from back east who is in town for the games called with an extra ticket to the men’s moguls event up on Cypress Mountain. Turns out, the first Olympic event I have ever attended would be the one to break Canada’s gold medal drought on home soil (We were shut out in Calgary ’88 and Montreal ’76). Anyway, It is a really big deal up here. A virtual unknown, a young man from Quebec named Alexandre Bilodeau, took the gold. He seems to have been ordered from Central Casting under “Modest and Respectful Canadian Hero.” They gave him the gold tonight in front of a football stadium full of people. Twenty thousand more were singing “Oh, Canada” outside.

Now I’ll be the first to admit I don’t give a shit about moguls. And like most Canadians I didn’t know Bilodeau from Bordeaux at the beginning of this past weekend. But being there in the moment makes me feel different about it, I am drawn in. I’m hooked on the feeling.

Has a charismatic person or unexpected electric moment ever gotten you out of your comfort zone? Find yourself listening to reggae or jazz when you hate reggae and jazz? Who in music came out of nowhere and rocked your world and had you listening to stuff you normally wouldn’t?

Who is your Rock and Roll Bilodeau?

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