Tracks Of The Week results: Purple power to poll position
There was only ever going to be one winner of our latest Tracks Of The Week poll: Deep Purple.
The band established a very early lead with their Vincent Price track and never looked like relinquishing it, eventually garnering a colossal 67.53% of the total votes cast. (For the mathematicians among you, that equates to 1,150 out of 1,703 votes.)
It almost seems irrelevant who came in just below the Purps, doesn’t it? But for the record it was the Tracii Guns League Of Gentlemen (No.2, 5.4% of votes), Megadeth (No.3, 2.88% of votes) and David Bowie (No. 4, 2.82% of votes).
Check out the full results here – and look out for a brand new TOTW poll, coming soon.
1. Deep Purple – Vincent Price
Deep Purple show their humorous side with this black-and-white horror-film homage featuring vampires, mummies, Frankenstein’s monster and… a pole-dancing nun in stockings and suspenders?
2. The Tracii Guns League Of Gentlemen – The Sound
Guns’ League Of Gentlemen bandmates are singer Scott Foster, bassist Craig McCloskey and drummer Doni Gray. The Sound is taken from their upcoming debut album, The First Record, due out on June 21 via Shrapnel.
3. Megadeth – Kingmaker
It’s taken from the thrash giants’ new album Super Collider. Mainman Dave Mustaine recently explained the song is about the problems he sees across the US as a result of people becoming addicted to prescription medication. He told Hard Radio (via Blabbermouth): “People’s lives are falling apart and they just take pills. I can help educate a lot of our fans, especially the younger ones, that it’s not glamorous as you think to go down that path of drugging yourself up and not facing reality.” Mustaine admitted he was speaking from experience, as a former recreational drug user and as someone who became addicted to the medication he took for his 2011 back problems. He said: “Part of what Kingmaker means to me is that I am able to look back now on this whole episode of my life, being a slave to Big Pharma. You have no idea what a pain in the ass it was.”
4. David Bowie – The Next Day
Religious themes abound in this Bowie-conceived clip. The Next Day video is directed by acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Floria Sigismondi and co-stars English actor, filmmaker and musician Gary Oldman and Academy Award winning French actress Marion Cotillard.
5. The Winery Dogs – Desire
The Winery Dogs feature Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen, and Desire is taken from their self-titled album. The project was the result of a failed collaboration between ex-Dream Theater drummer Portnoy and former Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake guitarist John Sykes. The pair found their work ethics clashed and went their separate ways, leading Portnoy to continue work with new collaborators.
6. = Lita Ford – Mother
6. = White Wizzard – Kings Of The Highway
8. Gary Clark Jnr – Numb
9. Queens Of The Stone Age – My God Is The Sun
10. dUg Pinnick – Naked
11. Great White – Shotgun Willie’s
12. Deap Vally – Baby I Call Hell
13. Queens Of The Stone Age – If I Had A Tail
14. Deftones – Swerve City
15. Queens Of The Stone Age – Keep Your Eyes Peeled
16. Queens Of The Stone Age – Kalopsia
17. Killing Joke – Corporate Effect
18. Ragdoll – All I Want
19. Pamela Moore – Paranoia
20. Hugh Bob & The Hustle – Butternut
21. Free Energy – Girls Want Rock
22. Drought – Last Words