Evening all and welcome back to the blog, a decent Monday out of the way and we’re back on board for the week ahead. The weather finally turned a bit today and it seems we might get some rain at last, if you’ve seen the news it’s desperately needed in California so here’s hoping. Tonight I wanted to quickly review a survey we did on the blog almost two weeks ago.
The poll asked what song that The Clash covered by another artist was their best cover version and the results thus far are pretty interesting so I’ve posted them over on the left, the original post incidentally is right here in case you missed it and you can still vote. The top three are all really quite close to one another in total votes with just 8 votes between 3rd place (Armagideon Time) and the top spot so far which falls to ‘I Fought The Law’ so far with ‘Police and Thieves’ sandwiched in between those two. If I was a betting man I would have guessed that ‘Police and Thieves’ would end up topping this poll and I would have lost my bet.
Perhaps a bigger shock was’ Revolution Rock’ coming in 4th place with 10% of the vote, whereas I thought that ‘Police on my Back’ had a dark horse chance of winning or at least being near the top, instead it rests in 5th place with 98 total votes cast.
All of which reminds me how much I liked The Clash Cup which you can count on seeing being resurrected in February and being a once per week feature on the blog. The Clash Cup pitted just about every Clash song I could come up with and put them into a list, then the random number generator would match songs against one another in a knockout cup competition allowing 3-4 days of voting for each pairing – one vote allowed per reader. The winner would progress to the next round and the loser was dropped unless it received exceptional support with this going on until we find your favourite 32 then 16 and then 8 best ever songs by The Clash. The FA Cup for Clash songs was the original idea.
We’ll even go beyond 8 to reduce it to the final four and so on. With it being random some good songs will fall earlier than expected but I think we will wind up with a rather tasty list. Enough rambling, expect to see it back within the next week.
Right then, I have got to get a bit of work done but expect more tomorrow and thank you for reading.