Sweet 16: "Because" vs "The Ghost of Tom Joad" *CLOSED*

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Sweet 16: Best Covered Song?

Poll ended at February 28 18, 10:42 am

Because
7
44%
The Ghost of Tom Joad
9
56%
 
Total votes: 16

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Sweet 16: "Because" vs "The Ghost of Tom Joad" *CLOSED*

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

Sweet 16!

#3: heyzeus' "Because" by Elliott Smith


Originally performed by Prince:


#14: stlouie_lipp's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" by Rage Against the Machine


Originally performed by The Bee Gees:
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Re: Sweet 16: "Because" vs "The Ghost of Tom Joad"

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Opening this one up for another 24 hours since it ended in a tie.

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Ugh, still a tie. Another day it goes.

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Do I have to use my mod powers to break this tie? C'mon. Elliott Smith was a legend.

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heyzeus wrote:Do I have to use my mod powers to break this tie? C'mon. Elliott Smith was a legend.
Users are allowed to change votes as long as the poll is open, so someone could theoretically switch their vote before the poll ends in order for it to no longer be a tie.

What's good is that with each day the poll stays open, more people vote. What sucks is that it is staying tied. :lol:

It's seemingly a much closer match than I would have expected (I voted for Rage, personally).

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heyzeus wrote:Elliott Smith was a legend.
His estate threatened me via my ISP, so Smith gets my vote.

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Tambourine Man wrote:
heyzeus wrote:Elliott Smith was a legend.
His estate threatened me via my ISP, so Smith gets my vote.
Please tell this story right now. Also, looks like you actually voted against Smith.

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heyzeus wrote:
Tambourine Man wrote:
heyzeus wrote:Elliott Smith was a legend.
His estate threatened me via my ISP, so Smith gets my vote.
Please tell this story right now. Also, looks like you actually voted against Smith.
Definitely voted for him. Anyway, some years ago, I was torrenting an unofficial recording of Smith doing Beatles covers and decided, "Since he's dead, he doesn't need the money." So I added an official album. Some months later, I received an email from Charter with the attached request from his estate asking that I not torrent his work in the future. It was actually very politely written, but they did mention legal action if I persisted. So don't torrent Elliot Smith. Or Elvis...They're not so nice.

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