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January 31, 2010


FFF Results Post #195 -- Musicals

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Musical Acts Whose Songs You'd Like To See Made Into A Comics Anthology, as Tori Amos' Work Was The Basis of 2008's Comic Book Tattoo." This is how they responded.

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Russell Lissau

1. Jethro Tull
2. Tool
3. Marillion
4. Warren Zevon
5. Queensryche

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Kurt Weill
2. Mannheim Steamroller -- Intro By Rush Limbaugh; includes adaptation of "Convoy"
3. Monté Video
4. Sheb Wooley
5. Stephen Sondheim

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Michael Dooley

1. Ella Mae Morse
2. Jerry Lee Lewis
3 Phil Ochs
4. Cabaret Voltaire
5. Bryan Ferry

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Steve MacIsaac

1. Leonard Cohen
2. The Mountain Goats
3. The Magnetic Fields
4. Scott Walker
5. Swans

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Gary Usher

1. The Clash
2. Johnny Cash
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival
4. Waylon Jennings
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Cole Moore Odell

1. The Hold Steady
2. The Kinks
3. Tom T. Hall
4. James Kochalka
5. Okkervil River

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Rich Tommaso

1. Stereolab
2. Guitar Wolf
3. Brian Eno
4. Cocteau Twins
5. Pulp

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Andrew Horton

Kiss
Alice Cooper
The Ramones
AC/DC
The Archies

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Douglas Dewing

1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Bob Dylan
3. N.W.A.
4. Johnny Cash
5. Meat Loaf

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Tony Collett

1. Meat Loaf
2. ELO
3. Boston
4. Leonard Cohen
5. Spike Jones

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Adam Casey

1. Two Dollar Pistols
2. Rilo Kiley
3. New Pornographers
4. Peter Paul and Mary
5. Elvis Costello

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Jamil Thomas

Sonic Youth
The Rolling Stones
David Bowie
Miles Davis
Prince

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Gerry Alanguilan

The Who
Bruce Springsteen
Talking Heads
Big Country
Aqua

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Michael Grabowski

Johnny Cash
Bruce Springsteen ('70s era)
Robert Johnson
Toy Dolls
James Brown

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John Platt

1. R.E.M.
2. Lou Reed
3. Nick Drake
4. Suzanne Vega
5. Iggy Pop

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Abud

1 - The B-52s
2 - The Pixies
3 - The Ramones
4 - Robert Johnson
5 - Merciful Fate (no anthology here, please; get all stories drawn by Bernie Wrightson)

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Don MacPherson

1) Harry Chapin
2) Stan Rogers
3) Barenaked Ladies
4) Great Big Sea
5) U2

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Danny Ceballos

1. Van Halen (David Lee Roth era)
2. Otis Redding
3. The Velvet Underground
4. The Marvelettes
5. Young Marble Giants

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Tucker Stone

1. Ghostface Killah
2. Kool Keith
3. Deltron 3030
4. William Basinski
5. Captain Beefheart

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Chris Duffy

1. Dragonforce
2. Jonathan Richman
3. Art Bears
4. Al Green
5. The Kinks

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Chris Randle

1. Prince
2. The B-52's (I'm picturing the Rock Lobster as a Kirby monster)
3. Sun Ra
4. The Mountain Goats
5. Neko Case

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Patrick Godfrey

1. Tom Waits
2. TV on the Radio
3. The Hold Steady
4. PJ Harvey
5. The Smiths

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Chris Eliopoulos

1. Aqua
2. Mr. Oizo (Flat Eric)
3. Meatloaf
4. Burl Ives
5. Conway Twitty

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Ben Ostrander

1. Tom Waits
2. Randy Newman
3. Frank Zappa
4. Jimi Hendrix
5. Captain Beefheart

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Will Pfeifer

1. The Kinks
2. The New York Dolls
3. Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
4. David Bowie
5. The Ramones (though they already got his treatment in the "Weird Tales of the Ramones" insert comic book.)

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Johnny Bacardi

1. XTC
2. The Flaming Lips
3. Los Lobos (by Los. Bros.)
4. David Bowie
5. Todd Rundgren/Utopia (featuring Paul Pope illustrating "Singring and the Glass Guitar")

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Frank Juliano

1) Elvis Costello
2) The Stooges
3) The Kinks
4) Echo & The Bunnymen
5) XTC

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James Langdell

1. The Kinks
2. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
3. Tom Lehrer
4. They Might Be Giants
5. Harry Nillsson

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Andy Kunka

1. The Decemberists
2. Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground
3. Richard Thompson
4. The Pixies
5. Ben Folds

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Jeff Kocan

1. Super Furry Animals
2. Grateful Dead
3. Tom Waits
4. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
5. John Coltrane

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Evan Dorkin

1. The Replacements
2. The Kinks
3. X
4. Hank Williams
5. The Clash

I predict big numbers for Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash and Young MC.

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Kurt Busiek

1. Bruce Springsteen, stories full of melancholy and energy and fire and despair.
2. Joni Mitchell -- specifically, I want to write an anthology of stories inspired-by-though-not-literally-based-on the songs on COURT AND SPARK, enough so that I've brought it up with at least one editor but never done anything more with the idea
3. John Hiatt -- hmm, wouldn't mind writing a bunch of those, either.
4. Genesis circa WIND & WUTHERING/TRICK OF THE TAIL -- Scott McCloud did a comics version of "Robbery, Assault and Battery" in high school (or was it early on in college?), and it was good. Those songs would lend well to comics.
5. Blue Öyster Cult. It was hard not to make the last choice Woody Guthrie, but there are so many artists these days who'd have a blast bringing BOC's songs to life that I'd love to see it.

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Justin J. Major

1. The Bottle Rockets
2. The Flaming Lips
3. The Mekons
4. Public Enemy
5. The Waco Brothers

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Fred Hembeck

1. 10cc
2. The Who
3. Nellie McKay
4. Neil Young
5. The Beatles

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Richard Pachter

Blue Oyster Cult
Little Feat
Was (Not Was)
Procol Harum
Drive By Truckers

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Kiel Phegley

1. Phish
2. They Might Be Giants
3. Guided By Voices
4. The Hold Steady
5. eels

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Marc Sobel

1. Tom Waits
2. Bob Dylan
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Ani Difranco
5. Radiohead

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Scott Dunbier

Bob Dylan
Phil Ochs
Woody Guthrie
Green Day
Pulp

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Greg McElhatton

Pet Shop Boys
Suzanne Vega
Garbage
Imogen Heap
Scissor Sisters

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Genesis (particularly, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway)
2. Rush
3. King Crimson
4. The Decemberists
5. Dresden Dolls

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Eric Knisley

1. Yes -- Moebius
2. Zappa -- Crumb/Spain/Shelton
3. Tom Waits -- Paul Pope/Max Andersson
4. Cab Calloway -- Charles Burns/Thomas Ott
5. Lightnin' Hopkins -- Mary Fleener/Frank Miller

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Richard Melendez

1. Led Zeppelin
2. Ben Folds Five
3. Parliament Funkadelic
4. Bauhaus
5. Tie: The Ramones / The Beta Band

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Sean T. Collins

David Bowie
King Crimson
Underworld
The Wu-Tang Clan
The Knife

*****

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Daniel Mata

1. Parliament Funkadelic
2. Slim Cessna's Auto Club
3. Borah Bergman
4. The Fall
5. Andre Williams

*****

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Lou Wysocki

Elton John
Joni Mitchell
James Taylor
Carly Simon
Pink Floyd

*****

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Aaron White

1. Yes
2. Beat Happening
3. The Runaways
4. Frank Zappa
5. Vestal Goodman

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Marc Mason

1. Depeche Mode
2. Nine Inch Nails
3. Sarah MacLaughlin
4. LL Cool J
5. Angels and Airwaves

*****

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John Vest

1. Drive-By Truckers
2. Wussy
3. Gogol Bordello
4. The Go-Betweens
5. Old 97's

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Tom Bondurant

1. Randy Newman
2. Paul Simon
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Marvin Gaye
5. Liz Phair

*****

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Marc-Oliver Frisch

1. Frank Zappa
2. TV on the Radio
3. Bob Dylan
4. Neutral Milk Hotel
5. Monster Magnet

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Douglas Wolk

1. Madvillain
2. The Mountain Goats
3. Melt-Banana
4. Magma
5. Matmos

*****

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J. Schwind

The Fugs
The Kinks
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
John Prine
Ed Sanders

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Nat Gertler

1. Billy Joel
2. Lisa Loeb
3. Al Stewart
4. Steely Dan
5. Chubby Checker (for the challenge of it all)

*****

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Jeffrey Meyer

1. The Shaggs
2. Kids of Widney High
3. The Carpenters
4. ABBA
5. Erik Satie

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Mark Coale

1. The Kinks
2. 3rd Bass
3. Dick Justice
4. Beausoleil
5. Gilbert and Sullivan

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Benjamin Marra

1. Immortal
2. The Misfits
3. DMX
4. Dragonforce
5. The Cramps

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Grant Goggans

1. Kate Bush
2. Of Montreal
3. Man or Astroman?
4. Benjamin Smoke & the Opal Foxx Quartet
5. The Woggles

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Nicholas Doyle

1. Tom Waits
2. Phish
3. Of Montreal
4. Elvis Costello
5. Neutral Milk Hotel

*****

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Rod DiManna

1. The Aquabats
2. GWAR
3. Juliana Hatfield
4. Buckethead
5. Skinny Puppy

*****

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Stergios Botzakis

1. David Bowie
2. They Might Be Giants
3. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
4. Metallica
5. Flaming Lips

*****

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Jason Green

1. The Cure
2. Bob Mould/Husker Du
3. Matthew Sweet (with at least one story drawn by Rumiko Takahashi and one by Buichi Terasawa)
4. Art Brut (the results would have to be published by DC)
5. Arctic Monkeys

*****

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Buzz Dixon

1. Jim Steinman
2. Powerman 5000
3. Webb Wilder
4. Spike Jones and His City Slickers
5. Frank Zappa

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Chad Nevett

1. Neil Young
2. Ryan Adams
3. Lou Reed/Velvet Underground
4. Daft Punk
5. Hawksley Workman

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topic suggested by Russell Lissau; thanks, Russell

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