Hiya. BP is darkish right now, however final week an Eagles-related argument (weigh in down within the feedback part on how they suck! —GS) begat a draft of bands from the Nineteen Seventies. Now, we’re fulfilling the time-honored custom of turning inane disagreements into content material! Welcome to the official Baseball Prospectus Nineteen Seventies band draft.
First, the principles, which have been devised by Bryan Grosnick, who organized the event and tolerated the group’s many makes an attempt to bend the spirit or letter of the regulation. Particular because of Bryan.
- We’re drafting musical teams that have been energetic through the interval 1970-1979.
- You’re drafting their total discography, together with before-after 1970-1979.
- If you choose a band that was not primarily energetic or extraordinarily energetic through the Nineteen Seventies, you can be ostracized and customarily mocked by your fellow drafters. (That is “The Beatles” rule.)
- Snake draft, random order.
- No solo acts, except they with an marketed backing band (a la Selena Gomez and The Scene)
Now, the draft, which was carried out over roughly 72 hours through Google Sheets and a Slack thread that grew to become sluggishly lengthy by the tip. Robert Au had the primary choose:
|Title||Spherical 1||Spherical 2||Spherical 3||Spherical 4||Spherical 5||Spherical 6|
|Robert A||Queen||The Miracles||ABBA||The Kinks||Three Canine Night time||Elis & Tom|
|Kendall G||Led Zeppelin||Creedence Clearwater Revival||Lynyrd Skynyrd||The Band||The Bee Gees||The O’Jays|
|Adam L||Rolling Stones||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Younger||KISS||Rush||Styx||Steve Miller Band|
|Patrick D||Earth, Wind & Hearth||The Automobiles||Santana (ft. Santana)||Kraftwerk||Yellow Magic Orchestra||Africa 70|
|Bret S||Bruce Springsteen & the E Avenue Band||Large Star||Pink Floyd||Elvis Costello & the Points of interest||The Stooges||The Police|
|Bryan G||The Conflict||Aerosmith||Journey||Low cost Trick||Darryl Corridor and John Oates||Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars|
|Tim J||Bob Marley & the Wailers||The Jackson 5||The Seaside Boys||Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons||Roxy Music||The Doobie Brothers|
|Jen R E||Fleetwood Mac||Fanny||The Runaways||The Dishrags||Sister Sledge||The Carpenters|
|Rob M||The Who||Chicago||Jethro Tull||Coronary heart||Steely Dan||Boston|
|Ginny S||Speaking Heads||Pleasure Division||The Supremes||Patti Smith Group||X-Ray Spex||Babe Ruth|
|Craig G||Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers||The Eagles||The Temptations||Gladys Knight and the Pips||ELO||The Isley Brothers|
|Daniel R E||The Ramones||Struggle||Sly and the Household Stone||Black Sabbath||Sure||T. Rex|
|Jeffrey P||Blondie||Tv||AC/DC||Toots and the Maytals||The Specials||Masaru Imada Trio|
|Martin A||Derek and the Dominos||Allman Brothers Band||The Jeff Beck Group||Van Halen||Grand Funk Railroad||Deep Purple|
|Harry P||Grateful Useless||Parliament-Funkadelic||Site visitors||Emmylou Harris and the Sizzling Band||Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters||Dire Straits|
Everybody additionally graciously supplied their ideas on their draft and the method as an entire, which we’ve produced under. We additionally made everybody say whose draft(s) they appreciated, apart from their very own:
|Spherical 1 (1)||Queen|
|Spherical 2 (30)||The Miracles|
|Spherical 3 (31)||ABBA|
|Spherical 4 (60)||The Kinks|
|Spherical 5 (61)||Three Canine Night time|
|Spherical 6 (90)||Elis & Tom|
This was a enjoyable train, and a surprisingly deep pool; I’d be proud of all of those drafts. I aimed for breadth, and private connection over crucial acclaim, although I ended up with no scarcity of each. Calling Elis & Tom a band is a stretch, I’m conscious, however Bryan stated sure, and I’m delighted to choose them.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Craig’s
|Spherical 1 (2)||Led Zeppelin|
|Spherical 2 (29)||Credence Clearwater Revival|
|Spherical 3 (32)||Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|Spherical 4 (59)||The Band|
|Spherical 5 (62)||The Bee Gees|
|Spherical 6 (89)||The O’Jays|
It was a deep draft. Top quality deep into the later rounds. I used to be fairly happy with my draft. I positively was drafting the most effective band accessible every spherical and I really feel like I ended up with a number of bands that might actually prime a rotation. Within the later rounds I moved extra to specialists who have been the most effective at what they did.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Adam L
|Spherical 1 (3)||Rolling Stones|
|Spherical 2 (28)||Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Younger|
|Spherical 3 (33)||KISS|
|Spherical 4 (58)||Rush|
|Spherical 5 (63)||Styx|
|Spherical 6 (88)||Steve Miller Band|
The entire thing was regrettable. From its origin in my introduction to my climactic choice of Steve Miller Band: regrettable. The perfect a part of the method was studying Ginny’s oldest stuffy animal was a Scooby Doo doll.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Tim (surprising given his dangerous style in music)
The rest? None of those bands are pretty much as good as Taylor Swift. Deciding on David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars was thumbing your nostril on the course of. An absolute abomination.
|Spherical 1 (4)||Earth, Wind & Hearth|
|Spherical 2 (27)||The Automobiles|
|Spherical 3 (34)||Santana (ft. Santana)|
|Spherical 4 (57)||Kraftwerk|
|Spherical 5 (65)||Yellow Magic Orchestra|
|Spherical 6 (87)||Africa 70|
I don’t actually like music, and I don’t actually just like the Nineteen Seventies, and I don’t actually like Nineteen Seventies music. I believe my alternatives precisely replicate my lack of style.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Ginny Searle
The rest? No. That’s all.
|Spherical 1 (5)||Bruce Springsteen & the E Avenue Band|
|Spherical 2 (26)||Large Star|
|Spherical 3 (35)||Pink Floyd|
|Spherical 4 (56)||Elvis Costello & the Points of interest|
|Spherical 5 (65)||The Stooges|
|Spherical 6 (86)||The Police|
This was a really enjoyable train, and I attempted to focus a bit extra on high quality quite than amount – so a handful of my picks solely had 5 or fewer data to their title. 10/10, would take part once more.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Jeffrey’s
|Spherical 1 (6)||The Conflict|
|Spherical 2 (25)||Aerosmith|
|Spherical 3 (36)||Journey|
|Spherical 4 (55)||Low cost Trick|
|Spherical 5 (66)||Darryl Corridor and John Oates|
|Spherical 6 (85)||Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars|
You possibly can name this the “songs about Janie” memorial draft, however I believe I obtained a superb mixture of high quality and amount from the related discographies. And I’d quite have two years of David Bowie than 20 years of another bands!
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Bret’s
The rest? The Eagles: nonetheless dangerous.
|Spherical 1 (7)||Bob Marley & the Wailers|
|Spherical 2 (24)||The Jackson 5|
|Spherical 3 (37)||The Seaside Boys|
|Spherical 4 (54)||Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons|
|Spherical 5 (67)||Roxy Music|
|Spherical 6 (84)||The Doobie Brothers|
I didn’t anticipate my board to be so pushed by smoothness and/or grooveness however I in all probability ought to have. “What A Idiot Believes” is concerning the Doobie Brothers lasting til spherical six.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Jeffrey’s. A lineup with assorted abilities that makes it onerous to plan in opposition to
The rest? My largest contributions to this train included saying the Eagles stink and that Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is wildly overrated. I remorse nothing.
Jen Ramos Eisen:
|Spherical 1 (8)||Fleetwood Mac|
|Spherical 2 (23)||Fanny|
|Spherical 3 (38)||The Runaways|
|Spherical 4 (53)||The Dishrags|
|Spherical 5 (68)||Sister Sledge|
|Spherical 6 (83)||The Carpenters|
that was enjoyable and I’d do it once more with completely different eras
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Bret’s or Daniel’s
|Spherical 1 (9)||The Who|
|Spherical 2 (22)||Chicago|
|Spherical 3 (39)||Jethro Tull|
|Spherical 4 (52)||Coronary heart|
|Spherical 5 (69)||Steely Dan|
|Spherical 6 (82)||Boston|
I’m happy with the data that I chosen bands I appreciated as a teen. I’m not happy with the data that my tastes haven’t matured a lot since then. Individuals who weren’t even born within the 70s exhibited extra sophistication.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Martin
The rest? My bands aren’t cool. I used to be not cool within the Nineteen Seventies. I’m nonetheless not cool.
|Spherical 1 (10)||Speaking Heads|
|Spherical 2 (21)||Pleasure Division|
|Spherical 3 (40)||The Supremes|
|Spherical 4 (51)||Patti Smith Group|
|Spherical 5 (70)||X-Ray Spex|
|Spherical 6 (81)||Babe Ruth|
I’d usually suppose my music style is usually positioned within the Eighties and onward, and that most of the earlier exceptions are solo artists, so one cause I beloved this draft was reminding me what number of 70s teams I like. It appears like dishonest taking Patti Smith Group since Horses was launched solely beneath her title, however the backing group was there for that album too, so…
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Rob or Jen’s
|Spherical 1 (11)||Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers|
|Spherical 2 (20)||The Eagles|
|Spherical 3 (41)||The Temptations|
|Spherical 4 (50)||Gladys Knight and the Pips|
|Spherical 5 (71)||ELO|
|Spherical 6 (80)||The Isley Brothers|
I beloved partaking, it was a ton of enjoyable. I used to be thrilled with what I obtained contemplating I used to be going eleventh general, and had a bunch of names on my board even on the draft’s conclusion. Nice decade for music.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? I believe it’ll be straightforward to ID the kind(s) of music I like however Kendall, Robert, Bryan, and Mains have been all in my wheelhouse. I’d in all probability take Kendall’s if I had to decide on one.
The rest? The Eagles rule. That’s an Official Baseball Prospectus Music Opinion.
Daniel R Epstein:
|Spherical 1 (12)||The Ramones|
|Spherical 2 (19)||Struggle|
|Spherical 3 (42)||Sly and the Household Stone|
|Spherical 4 (49)||Black Sabbath|
|Spherical 5 (72)||Sure|
|Spherical 6 (79)||T. Rex|
The Ramones ought to by no means have lasted till the twelfth choose. The lengthy model of Struggle’s “Slippin’ Into Darkness” is probably the most effective music of the last decade… or possibly any decade.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Bret’s
The rest? The Eagles suck.
|Spherical 1 (13)||Blondie|
|Spherical 2 (18)||Tv|
|Spherical 3 (43)||AC/DC|
|Spherical 4 (48)||Toots and the Maytals|
|Spherical 5 (73)||The Specials|
|Spherical 6 (78)||Masaru Imada Trio|
Fairly happy to get Toots and the Maytals that far after Marley and The Wailers. In all probability reached for Tv however Marquee Moon is perhaps the one finest 70s album.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Ginny Searle
|Spherical 1 (14)||Derek and the Dominos|
|Spherical 2 (17)||Allman Brothers Band|
|Spherical 3 (44)||The Jeff Beck Group|
|Spherical 4 (47)||Van Halen|
|Spherical 5 (74)||Grand Funk Railroad|
|Spherical 6 (77)||Deep Purple|
Tried to nab my favourite all-time album within the first spherical (which might’ve in all probability been a fifth spherical choose). Then went on itemizing all my favourite bands that had performed by means of the 70s, however am nonetheless kicking myself for forgetting Rush!
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Adam’s 4th spherical choose of Rush.
The rest? Nonetheless kicking myself for forgetting Rush…
|Spherical 1 (15)||Grateful Useless|
|Spherical 2 (16)||Parliament-Funkadelic|
|Spherical 3 (45)||Site visitors|
|Spherical 4 (46)||Emmylou Harris and the Sizzling Band|
|Spherical 5 (75)||Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters|
|Spherical 6 (76)||Dire Straits|
This was a enjoyable train, remembering some bands–we might have gone a number of extra rounds. Was tremendous enjoyable to see the eclectic combos of bands individuals chosen.
Whose draft would you’re taking apart from your personal? Patrick
Final however not least, we’ve obtained some honorable mentions:
|Robert A||The Staple Singers; Novos Baianos; The Commodores; Manhattan Switch; Rufus feat. Chaka Khan; The Pointer Sisters; Tower of Energy; ZZ High; America; The Statler Brothers; The Moody Blues; The Persuasions; Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; Bachman-Turner Overdrive. In all probability ineligible: Nancy Faust (+Harry Caray?), Solid of Chicago, The Blues Brothers, The Wrecking Crew, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Part|
|Adam L||Kool and the Gang, Skinny Lizzy|
|Patrick D||Devo, Sondheim and Hal Prince|
|Bret S||The Velvet Underground, Intercourse Pistols, Wire|
|Tim J||Skinny Lizzy, The Damned, Muddy Waters, Hues Company, Grandmaster Flash and the Livid 5, Tremendous Tramp|
|Jen R E|
|Rob M||Seals & Crofts, Blue Oyster Cult, ZZ High, Guess Who, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Supertramp, Dangerous Firm, Foreigner, Boney M|
|Ginny S||Kate Bush, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell (all ineligible)|
|Craig G||The Commodores, Supertramp, The Moody Blues, BTO, Squeeze, Velvet Underground|
|Daniel R E||The Jam, New York Dolls, Trendy Lovers, B-52s, Common White Band, Hole Band, The Useless Boys, Southside Johnny/Asbury Jukes, Ohio Gamers, KC/Sunshine Band, The Meters, Tower of Energy|
|Martin A||Climate Report, Moms of Invention, Supertramp, King Crimson, The Velvet Underground, Journey, America, The Moody Blues, Camel, Foghat, The Guess Who|
|Harry P||Headhunters, Commodores,Faces, Climate Report, Moms of Invention, ZZ High, Marshall Tucker Band, Loopy Horse, Supertramp, America|
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