More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This one features a bunch of powerhouse bands but we don’t expect many surprises in this set of games.
B-Sides Tournament Round 1: Placebo vs The Smiths, The Cure vs Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode vs Sisters Of Mercy
Welcome to the first round of voting in the Strangeways Radio B-Sides tournament. We started off with a bang featuring some heavy hitters. There are 3 games in this round that you can vote on. You can only vote 1 time and voting will expire on March 21 at midnight EST.
We all have a favorite band that we wish would reunite, right? Sometimes it is realistic, sometimes it becomes reality and sometimes it is pure fantasy. Have you ever fantasized about being the one to make it happen? That is the crux of How Soon Is Never by Rock journalist, Marc Spitz
Have you ever wondered what makes a song sad? Is it simply lyrical content? Is it the personal feelings you prescribe to that song, your recollections of it? Are there simply chords or intonations of voice that can stir this feeling in us. Is it scientific or formulaic? Certainly there are artists who are known as dark, or depressing but even some of these artists have other tracks that are more buoyant or jubilant. If you are interested in these answers or simply like most of us, have compiled lists or mixtapes in your head of the saddest songs of all time, then this book is for you.
We are bringing back a popular feature to Strangeways called Alternative Timelines. Each post identifies iconic images and formats them perfectly to fit on your Facebook Timeline Header. There will be a different theme each week and for the first installment, I decided to go with a simple Alternative Classics theme that focuses on three of the most iconic covers of all time.