RTH Polls Archive

 

Did the Grateful Dead's cover of "Not Fade Away" deserve a Rock Crime conviction?

  • Yes, and those who voted "No" should be hauled away with that cover version. (42%, 8 Votes)
  • No. (37%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes. (21%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

Start Date: 01/15/2013 @ 12:02 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which of the following working music-playing devices do you presently own? (You may select more than one answer.)

  • CD player (other than your computer disk drive) (24%, 31 Votes)
  • Turntable/record player (33 1/3, 45) (23%, 30 Votes)
  • Cassette tape deck (inc. Walkman) (23%, 29 Votes)
  • Transistor radio (12%, 15 Votes)
  • 78 player (8%, 10 Votes)
  • Reel-to-reel tape player (5%, 7 Votes)
  • 8-track tape deck (5%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

Start Date: 01/08/2013 @ 1:41 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Who's the greatest onstage athlete in rock?

  • Last Waltz-era Van Morrison (33%, 4 Votes)
  • Iggy Pop (17%, 2 Votes)
  • James Brown (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Michael Jackson (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Luis Cardenas (8%, 1 Votes)
  • David Lee Roth (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Henry Rollins (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Pat Benetar (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Andrew WK (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

Start Date: 01/07/2013 @ 9:58 am
End Date: No Expiry

Should drummers be allowed from behind their kits?

  • No, unless they're Keith Moon. (40%, 8 Votes)
  • No. (40%, 8 Votes)
  • Yes. (20%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

Start Date: 01/04/2013 @ 6:30 am
End Date: No Expiry

What's the Song of the Year?

  • Psy, "Gangham Style" (61%, 11 Votes)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe" (39%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

Start Date: 01/01/2013 @ 1:02 pm
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (Choose One): "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" or "Wonderful Christmas Time"?

  • John's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (74%, 34 Votes)
  • Paul's "Wonderful Christmas Time" (26%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

Start Date: 12/23/2012 @ 8:35 am
End Date: No Expiry

Next to the usual suspects, who's most responsible for the Beatles breaking up?

  • Ravi Shankar (32%, 6 Votes)
  • Eric Clapton (32%, 6 Votes)
  • Robert Stigwood (26%, 5 Votes)
  • George Martin (10%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

Start Date: 12/15/2012 @ 4:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which "youthfully aging" band do you prefer?

  • The Viva Viagra Band. (50%, 5 Votes)
  • The AARP Experience. (50%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

Start Date: 12/06/2012 @ 1:28 pm
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (choose one): Version A (ie, T&A&D) or Version B (better choreography) of MC Hammer's "Pumps and a Bump"?

  • Version A (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Version B (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

Start Date: 12/03/2012 @ 6:11 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is it time we look into scheduling a live holiday season get-together for folks in the Philadelphia area?

  • Mos def! (50%, 9 Votes)
  • Count me out, but I wish I could join you. (44%, 8 Votes)
  • Count me out, even though I live in the area. (6%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

Start Date: 11/26/2012 @ 6:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which of the following statements best represents your point of view?

  • Thinking about it, Van Halen was actually a pretty good power pop band. (50%, 11 Votes)
  • Fuck Van Halen! I'll never forgive David Lee Roth for taking shots at the new wave of musicians who look like rock critics. (32%, 7 Votes)
  • I take comfort in my position that Michael Anthony was the band's "secret sauce" and choose to share no further opinions on the subject. (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Van Halen was a great badass hard rock band featuring a lead guitarist who was the next step after Hendrix in the evolution of the instrument. (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

Start Date: 11/19/2012 @ 10:14 am
End Date: No Expiry

Who in the Velvet Underground actually sings "Sunday Morning"?

  • Lou Reed (42%, 5 Votes)
  • Doug Yule (33%, 4 Votes)
  • Bernard Purdie (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Nico (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

Start Date: 11/16/2012 @ 10:52 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is it time we turn Rock Town Hall into a classic '70s cop show discussion blog?

  • If you're not going to turn it into a classic '70s professional wrestling blog, why not give it a try, but please extend the cut-off date to the early '80s, so we can discuss TJ Hooker. (54%, 7 Votes)
  • Please, no! (31%, 4 Votes)
  • Mos def! (15%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

Start Date: 11/12/2012 @ 2:27 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Does any state have worse commercial radio options than Maryland?

  • No. (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Yes. (25%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

Start Date: 11/11/2012 @ 9:13 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which version of "Blinded by the Light" do you like better, Manfred Mann & The Earth Band's hit version or The Boss' original?

  • Manfred Mann & The Earth Band's version (61%, 33 Votes)
  • Bruce Springsteen & His E Street Band's original (39%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

Start Date: 11/05/2012 @ 11:57 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is it time we turn Rock Town Hall into a classic '70s professional wrestling blog instead of talk about music?

  • Please, don't! (53%, 8 Votes)
  • Mos def! (47%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

Start Date: 11/02/2012 @ 9:11 am
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (choose one): The Jam's This Is the Modern World or The Gift?

  • The Gift (65%, 11 Votes)
  • This Is the Modern World (35%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

Start Date: 10/28/2012 @ 9:03 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Have you ever collected a band's set list?

  • No. (57%, 13 Votes)
  • Yes. (43%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

Start Date: 10/23/2012 @ 8:04 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which term do you prefer, "kick drum" or "bass drum"?

  • Bass drum. (50%, 13 Votes)
  • Kick drum. (50%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

Start Date: 10/15/2012 @ 1:25 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which statement best describes the Rolling Stones' "Miss You"?

  • You only think the Rolling Stones made the best disco record by a rock artist of all time because you are a rock nerd. (52%, 14 Votes)
  • The Rolling Stones made the best disco record by a rock artist of all time. (48%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

Start Date: 10/09/2012 @ 10:23 am
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (choose one): White Stripes or Weezer?

  • White Stripes (65%, 11 Votes)
  • Weezer (35%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

Start Date: 10/07/2012 @ 9:30 am
End Date: No Expiry

SHOWDOWN (choose one): Tom Jones or Neil Diamond?

  • Tom Jones (65%, 13 Votes)
  • Neil Diamond (35%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

Start Date: 10/05/2012 @ 9:49 am
End Date: No Expiry

Did you ever "go punk" (or indie or goth or whatever)?

  • Yes. (67%, 14 Votes)
  • No. (33%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

Start Date: 10/03/2012 @ 1:48 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which song about America comes closest to being The Great American Song?

  • Grand Funk Railroad's "We're an American Band" (45%, 9 Votes)
  • Simon and Garfunkle's "America" (35%, 7 Votes)
  • The Guess Who's "American Woman" (15%, 3 Votes)
  • Yes' cover of Simon and Garfunkle's "America" (5%, 1 Votes)
  • David Bowie's "Young American" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Circle Jerks' "American Heavy Metal Weekend" (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

Start Date: 10/01/2012 @ 2:18 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How many band members is (usually) one too many band members?

  • 6 (71%, 17 Votes)
  • 7 (13%, 3 Votes)
  • 5 (13%, 3 Votes)
  • 8 or more (4%, 1 Votes)
  • 4 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

Start Date: 09/28/2012 @ 8:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

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