Monday, December 20, 2010

Vote, Ya Bums!

I keed! I keed!

But Little Steven's Underground Garage is having its "Coolest Songs in the World 2010" contest, and voting ends tonight!

There's some recentish underground bands (the Raveonettes, the Contrast, Locksley), some perennial underground faves (Superchunk, the Grip Weeds), some not-so-underground names (Ringo Starr, Peter Wolf, Cheap Trick, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, The Rolling Stones) and some which feature vintage players in new bands (Keith Richards and the X-pensive Winos, the Doughboys, with Richard X. Heyman reprising his long-ago childhood band, and the Deadbeat Poets with Blue Ash's Frank Secich). There are covers and originals and all manner of nifty stuff at the link.

So, enjoy the options, choose your poison, and cast your vote!

(I should note that I was hipped to this contest by Secich of the Deadbeat Poets, so if you want to cast a vote for the person who pointed me, and then you, to this list of bitchin' songs, that's where it should go. Just so you know.)


Faze said...

NYMary, there is so much great pop and garage out there now, we can no longer claim to be neglected or persecuted minority. The past twenty years have been a new golden age. It's true, the bands may sometimes outnumber the listeners, but as a listener, I am more than satisfied.

NYMary said...

True, dat. And Sirius and internet radio have changed the game completely.

Still not totally convinced that the Rolling Stones count as "underground," however.

The Phantom Creep said...

Seems unlikely.

cthulhu said...

I can listen to the Underground Garage all day (even when Kim Fowley is on...)

(I voted for Alabama 3's Jacqueline)