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BOTB: Van Halen vs. Jethro Tull--Van Halen Wins!

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Opening Round Match Up

Van Halen
33
83%
Jethro Tull
7
18%
 
Total votes : 40

BOTB: Van Halen vs. Jethro Tull--Van Halen Wins!

Postby VaderFin » Mon May 22, 2006 7:22 pm

Opening Round Match Up featuring #16 seed Van Halen vs. #49 seed Jethro Tull. Battle of two rock bands with very different styles and followings. Voting ends on Tues. at 8pm EST.


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Van Halen

Van Halen was formed in 1974 in Pasadena, California Van Halen is an American rock band recognized for their artistic contributions, commercial success and popularity, the band is known for drama surrounding the lead singer spot. The band's first studio album, Van Halen, released in 1978 is widely regarded as a milestone in rock music. With this first release, the band established itself as a leader in the emerging and commercially successful U.S. heavy metal music genre of the 1980s. In particular, the band's guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, quickly gained widespread fame for his technical prowess and musical sensibility. Almost overnight, he was touted as one of the most innovative and influential American rock and roll guitarists. Hit singles include "Jump", "Panama", "Why Can't This Be Love" and "Right Now".


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Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull is a progressive rock band that formed in Blackpool, England in the 1960s. Their music is marked by the quirky vocal style and unique lead flute work of frontman Ian Anderson and by unusual and often complex song construction. Their music, though starting with blues rock with an experimental flavour, has incorporated elements of classical and Celtic folk music, as well as art rock and alternative rock. Anderson has attributed the marked difference between their music and the music of their contemporaries to the group's avoidance of narcotics. The band won a highly controversial 1989 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, beating odds-on favorites Metallica. The band earned #1 honors for their albums "Thick as a Brick" and "A Passion Play." Hit songs include "Aqualung" and "Bungle in the Jungle".
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Postby mutantseabass » Mon May 22, 2006 7:25 pm

Is this Van Halen collectively or David Lee VH or Van Hagar??
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Postby logan » Mon May 22, 2006 7:38 pm

sammie wasn't horrible. VH for me.
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Postby knapplc » Mon May 22, 2006 7:41 pm

Who did I dislike more - Diamond Dave or the Red Rocker? :-?




No matter - Tull sucks.
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Postby VaderFin » Mon May 22, 2006 7:51 pm

It's Van Halen as a whole in all their incarnations.

How can you not like a rock band that has a lead flute player?? :-b

I wonder how many kiddies even know who Tull is?
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Postby knapplc » Mon May 22, 2006 7:54 pm

VaderFin wrote:It's Van Halen as a whole in all their incarnations.

How can you not like a rock band that has a lead flute player?? :-b

I wonder how many kiddies even know who Tull is?


I know it's not JT's fault, but that whole debacle in the 1989 Grammy Awards still rankles. Can't vote for them because of that alone.
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Postby The_Captain » Mon May 22, 2006 8:00 pm

I think Jethro Tull had some solid tunes but their popularity was only mediocre compared to Van Halen. VH should take this with no problems.

Of course, I do like "Thick as Brick" and "Aqualung"......and Doane Perry is a helluva drummer.
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Postby DelhommesFan1 » Mon May 22, 2006 8:20 pm

VH should take this one easily...they should advance deep into this contest
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Postby Dirt Bag » Mon May 22, 2006 8:54 pm

i love Van Halen and well Jethro has a few songs i really like but nothing worth stealing a vote from Van Halen ;-D ;-D
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Mon May 22, 2006 9:49 pm

Van Halen...not even close. I never liked Jethro Tull.
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