Monday, June 1, 2009

Battle Royale: Seger vs. Cocker: Round 1

posted by Free Press Houston @ 3:01 PM

Recently, we at the Free Press held one of our weekly, quasi-hypothetical, death match, musical, face-offs in the form of Mr. Bob Seger aka "The Silver Bullet" aka "Mr. Jet Airliner" vs. Mr. Joe Cocker aka "WhaaaaatwouldzuudooifIsannn....attitu?" aka "Youahhhhhsoooobeautifoooo".
The debate raged on for many fearless nights, pitting Shelby Hohl against Omar Afra in an endless quest for knowledge that would drive a stake through the heart of the endless question: Bob Seger vs. Joe Cocker -- Who's Better?
Omar pulled out the big guns almost immediately in the form "Unchain My Heart" and the classic, Beatles cover, "A Little Help From My Friends". However Shelby was quick to dare Omar to find anymore singles, thus giving him the footing he would need in his argument. We should probably note that Omar voted Cocker and Shelby voted "Like a Rock". So, after endless hours in front of pie charts and venn diagrams, Shelby and Omar started calling out to friends both international and local to reinforce either positions enough to verify who actually is, better.
Here are the results:

Shelby Hohl - Bob Seger. More accessibility through his vocals.

Omar Afra - Joe Cocker

Tyler Barber - Joe Cocker. Seger is the obvious answer

Jody Worthington - Joe Cocker. Wonder Years.

Brian Jackson (Black Congress, Cop Warmth) - Seger. Cuz he's got nightmoves

Christian Larson (Hell City Kings) - I would have a preference towards Joe Cocker since his music has been revamped through hip hop so its like a double thing.

John (HEALTH) - Shit thats hard. Seger. Way more hits

Shelby's Mom - Bob Seger.. by FAR!! Bob actually sings.. no grunting

Eddie (An Albatross) - Seger. By far, check out the albums, "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man", "Noah", "Mongrel" and "Smokin OP's". It's late 60's & 70's Detroit Blue-eyed Soul Rock. I feel he is equally as good as The Stooges, The MC5 and the like..

Roky Moon (Roky Moon & Bolt) - Bob Seger! Silver Bullet band 4 life!!!

There you have it folks, at 4 votes to 6, King Seger takes the throne and sends Cocker off to the pigs! In the event that you feel your opinion would weigh heavily on this debate, we will honor a "Round 2" of sorts, and actually encourage folks to jump on this. This decision will determine who headlines the next Block Party....


At June 1, 2009 at 3:34 PM , Blogger Joe Mathlete said...

Bullshit! Respect the Cocker.

At June 1, 2009 at 6:31 PM , Anonymous Omar said...

Have these people ever heard The Letter?

At June 2, 2009 at 6:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Seger....sounds pretty definite. WHERE DAT SUMMERFEST INFO?

At June 2, 2009 at 2:35 PM , Blogger shelby hohl said...

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At June 2, 2009 at 2:36 PM , Blogger shelby hohl said...

Christian Larson informed me his statement was typed by someone fucking with his phone and he would like to change his vote to Seger --- SWITCH!! I think we're at 7 to 5... you count too JoeMath

At June 3, 2009 at 1:05 PM , Blogger volume11 said...

Joe Cocker... no explanation necessary

At June 3, 2009 at 6:08 PM , Anonymous E said...

A stab to the eye or a kick to the groin? Take your pick. I'd go with Seger just for Night Moves, but a he'd receive a downvote for Fire Down Below. Leaving the score tied at zero.

At March 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM , Anonymous Kevin MacNutt said...

I would like to see a fight between the young Bob Seger System version of Bob Seger with the one from the Silver Bullet Band era. The younger, harder "Ramblin, Gamblin" Seger would beat the softer "We Got Tonight" version any day.

Actually the same goes Joe Cocker. The "Delta Lady" Cocker is much more agile than the one who did that awful duet with Jennifer Warnes from "An Officer and a Gentleman".


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