Can you find a more comprehensively bad collection of All-Star Hairdos? I bet you can. There may be few hideous cuts in this relatively tasteful late-’80s jam, granted, but the regrets do pile up as cultural and racial boundaries are wiped clean.
As we enter the final hours of voting in Rock Town Hall’s tournament to determine—once and for all—rock’s greatest backing band I bring you the videos Mr. Moderator doesn’t want you to see!
An anonymous source reports that he has been contacted by Mr. Moderator regarding his publishing company’s broad “web-scrubbing” abilities. “The Moderator wanted to know,” said the anonymous source, “how my company manages to claim copyrights on videos in which I have little to no involvement and get them pulled from the web.” The source continues, “I didn’t put 2 and 2 together until you called, but it was weird when he asked, ‘How would you, for instance, go about scrubbing a James Brown video from YouTube?’ He’s a weird fucker—and I’m not referring to James Brown.”
Here’s one of the videos Mr. Mod allegedly attempted to have removed from YouTube:
Following the jump is a video he pursued for removal even more vigorously.
Talk is cheap. This one’s for all the marbles. The JBs vs The Attractions. Cast your vote—once and for all—for rock’s greatest backing band ever!
Once and for all...who is rock's greatest backing band ever, The JBs or The Attractions?
- The JBs (53%, 25 Votes)
- The Attractions (47%, 22 Votes)
Total Voters: 47
Polls are open through Sunday, March 18, at 11:59 pm EST.
The Final Four in Rock’s Greatest Back Band Tournament poses the question, “Is it time to jump to the Finals?”
Consider the remaining matches:
- The Crickets vs The JBs
- Crazy Horse vs The Attractions
Is there any doubt that The JBs and The Attractions will face off to determine—once and for all—rock’s greatest backing band? Is there any point in holding this round of play?
The JBs think there is, if only to prove their dominance. They have thrown down the following challenge: If fan voting for The Crickets and Crazy Horse combined beats the total votes received for The JBs, The JBs will concede defeat. In a show of solidarity The Attractions have announced that they will do likewise.
So there you have it. Cast your votes for the Clear Favorites (The JBs and The Attractions), The Underdogs (The Crickets and Crazy Horse), or any combination thereof. Let the games begin! (Voting runs through March 8th at 11:59 pm.)
The Final Four: The Crickets vs The JBs and Crazy Horse vs The Attractions
- The Clear Favorites (The JBs and The Attractions) (62%, 21 Votes)
- The Underdogs (The Crickets and Crazy Horse) (18%, 6 Votes)
- The JBs and Crazy Horse (18%, 6 Votes)
- The Crickets and The Attractions (3%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 34
Honestly, as much of an Attractions fan as I am, I’m a bit disappointed that Elvis Costello’s backing band ran away with their Rebel Conference semifinals match against The Wailers in our ongoing tournament to determine—once and for all—rock’s greatest backing band. The outcome of this match opens the Hall up to a number of easy rockist charges that have been made against us over the years. Thank god The Wailers weren’t a female-fronted outfit to boot!
Worries about how we’re perceived in the rock world aside, I’m mostly disappointed, disappointed in those of you who didn’t do your part to at least make the final score close. The Wailers deserved better. I could have done more. I could have logged onto some friends’ computers and voted for them. In lieu of a prime Burnin’-era live performance of any of my favorite song from that, my favorite Bob Marley and The Wailers album, I leave you this parting tribute…after the jump!
As we progress through the Semifinals round of our tournament to determine—once and for all—rock’s greatest backing band ever, the Rebel Conference promises possibly the most hotly contested match in Rock Town Hall tournament play, as The Wailers face off against The Attractions. The winner of this match will tell a lot about the make-up of our Townspeople. The winner of this match will likely blow away tournament overachievers Crazy Horse and move onto the Finals!
Through the long, painstaking course of this tournament adequate arguments have been made on behalf of all the semifinalists. That doesn’t mean you’re not encouraged to continue arguing for your selection in this round, but you are welcome to cast your vote now. Voting in this match will run through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February February 28, 2012.
Semifinals, Rebel Conference: The Wailers vs The Attractions.
- The Attractions (79%, 37 Votes)
- The Wailers (21%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 47
As we progress through the Semifinals round of our tournament to determine—once and for all—rock’s greatest backing band ever, the Classic Conference comes down to a battle between Crazy Horse and The Spiders From Mars. The winner of this match will face the upcoming Rebel Conference champs.
Through the long, painstaking course of this tournament adequate arguments have been made on behalf of all the semifinalists. That doesn’t mean you’re not encouraged to continue arguing for your selection in this round, but you are welcome to cast your vote now. Voting in this match will run through 11:59 pm on Thursday, February February 23, 2012.
Semifinals, Classic Conference: Crazy Horse vs The Spiders From Mars.
- Crazy Horse (55%, 28 Votes)
- The Spiders From Mars (45%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 51