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Comus 12-24-2008 09:01 AM

Battle of the Bands Classic Rock/Prog/Psychedelic edition DISCUSSION THREAD
Hokai, soon the polls will start, so I find it prudent to post the brackets that we established for nominations, what I learnt for the future is that not all to many bands were supported, so a different seeding system may have to be put into place.

From the brackets of course, for each poll one band will be chosen, this will be done as such:

Each bracket will be entered into a table in access where it will be given a random number, which will be sorted from lowest to highest, with the lowest in each bracket going into the poll and so on. There will be 25 polls with 5 bands in round one with 50 proceeding, then 10 rounds with 5 bands with 20 proceeding, then 4 rounds with 5 bands with 8 proceeding, then the semi finals will be between 4 bands. How to proceed after that I don't know, it's up to you, I could take the two best of each and the highest voted for third band to have a classic five band final, or the two best of each and have a four band final, or go for a more distinct 2 band final.

Here are the brackets:

The Bob Dylan Bracket:
Frank Zappa
The Velvet Underground
King Crimson
The Yardbirds
The Kinks
Jefferson Airplane
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Allman Brothers
Syd Barrett
The Doors
David Bowie
The Byrds
Jethro Tull
Black Sabbath
The Zombies
Steely Dan
The Residents

The Led Zeppelin Bracket:
Wishbone Ash
Capability Brown
Mountain Ash Band
Soft Machine
Thin Lizzy
The Mamas and the Papas
The Monkees
The Amboy Dukes
Gentle Giant
Neil Young
Moby Grape
Ash Ra Tempel
Procul Harum
Big Star
T. Rex
The Pentangle
Leaf Hound
The Who

The Pink Floyd Bracket:
Small Faces
Amon Duul II
The Moody Blues
Sex Pistols
Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band
Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Big Brother and the Holding Company
The Grateful Dead
Fairport Convention
Barclay James Harvest
The Animals
Alice Cooper
Fifty Foot Hose
Billy Joel
Os Mutantes
Titus Groan
Fleetwood Mac
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Creedence Clearwater Revival
49th Parallel

The Beatles Bracket:
The Shadows
The Misunderstood
The Hollies
The Pretty Things
Scott Walker
The Monks
The Left Banke
The Bruthers
The Sonics
The Kaleidoscope (UK)
Deep Purple
Blue Oyster Cult
Robert Wyatt
Joe Bird and the Field Hippies
Talking Heads
The Eagles
Tangerine Dream
Ten Years After
Judas Priest
Human Beast
Flower Travellin' Band

The Ethan Smith is Rolled and Stoned Bracket:
Premiata Forneria Marconi
White Noise
The Red Krayola
Henry Cow
Savoy Brown
13th Floor Elevators
Rare Bird
The Band
Van Der Graaf Generator
Todd Rundgren
The Turtles
Uriah Heep
Janis Joplin
Curved Air
Roxy Music

WeeLittleHobbit 12-24-2008 09:41 AM

The Moody Blues are in the Beatles bracket and the Pink Floyd bracket.

Comus 12-24-2008 10:13 AM

Ah yes so they are, I'll fix that.

EDIT: Done, changed to Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies, I went through and checked the mistake and it was down to me obviously not putting "the" infront and thus not catching the duplicate.

As a further post script the seeding has been done and the random numbers allocated for each individual bracket, I won't make the information publicly available but I might start polls tonight, normally I'd run them for three days but I'm thinking to run the first three for seven days so more people will be able to vote despite the holiday period.

TheCellarTapes 12-25-2008 07:33 AM

May I congratulate you Comus for a good start with this, looking forward to Heat 4

sleepy jack 12-25-2008 09:17 AM

I'm looking forward to my bracket.

Son of JayJamJah 12-25-2008 01:22 PM

Why are all the top seeded bands in the same bracket?

Comus 12-25-2008 02:02 PM

The brackets are the seeds, I tried to explain this before but the bands in the same bracket will not be in the same heats, each heat is composed of one band from each bracket.

Son of JayJamJah 12-25-2008 08:15 PM

Perfect; I get it.

Double X 12-25-2008 08:45 PM

Great work! Seriously, I hope we (you) can go all the way through with it.

Can you make the polls public? I never understood why you would make any poll private...

Comus 12-26-2008 03:21 PM

Oh right, yeah I assumed they were immediately made public. I'll make sure they are next time around.

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