Round 1: "99 Red Balloons" vs "Guitar Town" *CLOSED*

Topics for the 2017 cover song tournament.

Round 1: Best Covered Song?

Poll ended at February 16 18, 10:25 am

99 Red Balloons
5
38%
Guitar Town
8
62%
 
Total votes: 13

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Round 1: "99 Red Balloons" vs "Guitar Town" *CLOSED*

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http://challonge.com/GRB_cover_tourney_20 has all the tourney info.

Round 1: Round of 32!

#2: Schlich's "99 Red Balloons" by Goldfinger


Originally performed by Nena:


#31 Freed Roger's "Guitar Town" by Steve Earle


Originally performed by Emmylou Harris:
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what a contrast. this sb fun.

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Disqualification. Guitar Town is the original from Steve’s ‘86 debut. Emmylou covered it on an excellent live album in the early 90s.

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Aach. SCANDAL. I know i heard an interview with Steve Earle about Emmylou song bringing him out of the dumps. I assumed he heard it then covered. Well should have went with Pancho and Lefty

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I vote for Emmylou.

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I could probably only ever listen to pop-punk covers for the rest of my life and be pretty happy.
If this doesn't make you skank, I might begin to doubt your commitment to the practice:

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lukethedrifter wrote:I vote for Emmylou.
lol

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I vote The Band's- Atlantic City takes Steve Earls spot and we revote the match up. :)


I always thought that was Steve's song but when I saw the match up I assumed I was wrong. Steve Earl while certainly popular in some circles I think is hugely under rated.

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Steve Earle gets extra points for being on The Wire.

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heyzeus wrote:Steve Earle gets extra points for being on The Wire.
And Treme, which was criminally underrated/appreciated.

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