As usual, we will begin with a look back to last week.
Three of the matches had close results, while the other, while having a more substantial outcome, wasn’t a massacre. In saying that, three of the teams got out to decent leads and never got caught, but the Belle & Sebastian/McGeoch game swung back and forth until one of them pulled away as the final whistle beckoned.
Match 9 : Television 24 The Jazz Butcher 18
Match 10 : Belle & Sebastian 19 v John McGeoch 24
Match 11 : The Beatles 25 Queens of The Stone Age 14
Match 12: Buddy Holly 25 v Black Box Recorder 19
And so we reach the halfway point of the first round of knockout ties and includes the return of Echo and The Bunnymen whose group stage performance was the most impressive of them all, in terms of vote %.
Electronic (2nd in Group B) v Ash (7th in Group A)
The Dream Syndicate (3rd in Group C) v Cinerama (6th in Group D)
Cocteau Twins (4th in Group A) v Chris Isaak (5th in Group C)
Echo and The Bunnymen (1st in Group D) v Fad Gadget (8th in Group B)
I’m gutted that my dream match-up of Out of My Head v Can’t Get You Out Of My Head never materialised.
As ever, thanks for taking part. Voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Friday, which is the 30th of September