Black Drawing Chalks: far-outness from Brazil shoots to the TOTW No.1 spot
In the biggest upset since we started running our Tracks Of The Week poll, Brazil’s Black Drawing Chalks have claimed the No.1 spot ahead of the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Neil Young.
Black Drawing Chalks obviously mobilised their South American fanbase to vote in their hundreds. The band’s two songs – Cut Myself In 2 and My Favorite Way – amassed a highly creditable 821 votes, placing them streets ahead of the opposition.
The Rolling Stones’ Doom And Gloom is No.2, followed by Aerosmith with What Could Have Been Love/Street Jesus and Neil Young with Twisted Road.
1. Black Drawing Chalks – Cut Myself In 2 / My Favorite Way Black Drawing Chalks formed in the Brazilian state of Goiás in 2005. Cut Myself In 2, a jagged, edgy, stoner-y, minor masterwork of a song, comes from the band’s just-released third album, No Dust Stuck On You. We like this band so much, we’ve also got a clip of one of their earlier tracks, My Favorite Way.
2. The Rolling Stones – Doom And Gloom The Stones’ Doom And Gloom is their first new material since 2005. Mick Jagger and co recorded the track earlier this year to be including on their upcoming best-of compilation Grrr!.
3. Aerosmith – What Could Have Been Love / Street Jesus Both tracks are taken from the band’s 15th and long-awaited studio album Music From Another Dimension, which is released on November 6 after several years of turmoil that brought the Boston giants close to collapse. Note: the YouTube link to Street Jesus has now been deleted due to a copyright claim.
4. Neil Young – Twisted Road Neil Young and Crazy Horse have released a video for their track Twisted Road.The song is taken from Psychedelic Pill, their second album of 2012 after Americana came out in the spring. In the lyrics Young namechecks Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and the Grateful Dead as he tributes music that’s moved him through his life. Pyschedelic Pill, a double-disc release, is out now.
5. = Green Day – Troublemaker Green Day have released a video for their track Troublemaker, taken from latest album Uno!. If lead lyric “Wanna be a troublemaker” was Billie Joe Armstrong’s ambition, or even threat, it certainly came to fruition during his recent onstage meltdown, in which he delivered a foul-mouthed barrage of abuse to festival bosses who wanted the band to come off on schedule. Green Day have now cancelled their touring plans as BJA continues to receive treatment for his addiction issues.
5. = Stone Sour – RU486 / Gone Sovereign Both tracks come from SS’s new album House Of Gold & Bones – Part One.
7. Gary Clark Jr – Numb 8. Danko Jones – Just A Beautiful Day 9. The Sword – Apocryphon 10. John Corabi – Hooligan’s Holiday 11. T&N – It’s Not Love / Slave To The Empire 12. Primal Rock Rebellion – Tortured Tone 13. Geoff Tate – Take A Bullet 14. Chris Declercq (with Blaze Bayley) – A Miracle Away 15. Skunk Anansie – I Hope You Get To Meet Your Hero 16. Lonely The Bones – Dinosaurs
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