Weed, Whites & Wine v. Reds, Vitamin C. & Cocaine: The Willin' v. Truckin' Poll

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Aside from the question in the title, the two are travel songs. The former is more 'Shelter from the Storm' plea; the latter self-mythologizing travelogue. Whatever criteria you want, best, most road weary, etc.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Willin' 20
Truckin' 5


ma dmac's fury road (PBKR), Monday, 3 January 2022 23:33 (two weeks ago) link

Willin’ because it’s the other song that mentions Tucson

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Monday, 3 January 2022 23:36 (two weeks ago) link

Willin', because it's better.

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 00:30 (two weeks ago) link

I’m not much of a Deadhead, but I love really wordy songs and “Truckin’” is a good one imo. “Willin’” obviously excellent as well, and I’m surprising myself by choosing the Dead.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 01:00 (two weeks ago) link

Agreed, Willin' is better. That chorus. Truckin' is good too but is somewhat tainted for me because it sort of evokes or encourages the dopiest side of the whole Deadhead thing.

Tho "I'd like to get some sleep before I travel/ But if you got a warrant, I guess you're gonna come in" is still funny.

yeah a little surprised I’m inclined to go with Truckin, partic w Bob being taking lead vocals

and as much as I adore both songs I don’t think either would make my top ten for either bands

concentrating on Rationality (the book) (will), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 02:31 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 10 January 2022 00:01 (one week ago) link

Da fuq?

calstars, Monday, 10 January 2022 00:08 (one week ago) link

Lowell > Jerry

calstars, Monday, 10 January 2022 00:10 (one week ago) link

this is tough but I gotta go with Truckin', sorry y'all

chaos goblin line cook (sleeve), Monday, 10 January 2022 00:13 (one week ago) link

probably b/c it's funnier in the end, Willin' is great too ofc

chaos goblin line cook (sleeve), Monday, 10 January 2022 00:14 (one week ago) link

Willin' - better for crying in yr beer after a breakup
Truckin' - better for a road trip song

chaos goblin line cook (sleeve), Monday, 10 January 2022 00:15 (one week ago) link

Tucson
Tucumcari
Tahachapi
Tonapah

calstars, Monday, 10 January 2022 01:05 (one week ago) link

it's all on the same street

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 January 2022 01:18 (one week ago) link

I mean there's versions of Truckin that are absolutely cosmic. and lyrically it's some of the best they ever got -- to turn all those road stories into a crisp relatable tune with breezy hippie sentiments in the breaks, very neat trick. terrific tune.

but Willin' is Willin'.

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 10 January 2022 01:45 (one week ago) link

That was where I was landing - my head says Truckin' but my heart is Willin'.

Bullet Boys 2022 Complete "Freakshow" album live! (PBKR), Monday, 10 January 2022 12:48 (one week ago) link

I only just discovered Little Feat last year and Willin' became the crux of my brief obsession so that one, also the Grateful Dead are terrible, just accept it

Rep. Cobra Commander (R-TX) (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 January 2022 13:34 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 00:01 (one week ago) link

lol ok ok

chaos goblin line cook (sleeve), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 00:07 (one week ago) link

I voted Willin' (I think), but that's surprising.

Bullet Boys 2022 Complete "Freakshow" album live! (PBKR), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 02:08 (one week ago) link

too close

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 02:34 (one week ago) link

Wonder how many were voting for the 1st album version of "Willin'" versus the one on Sailin' Shoes.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 03:28 (one week ago) link

let’s be honest- this was a “Willin’” vs. The Grateful Dead poll

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:15 (one week ago) link

There are Dead songs I'd take over "Willin'," tho not many. ("Uncle John's Band," "Ripple") There also aren't many (any?) Little Feat songs I'd take over it, so I think it's mostly that "Willin'" is just a top-tier classic.

missed this poll but probably would've voted "truckin'"

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:52 (one week ago) link

both are great, obv

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:53 (one week ago) link

If I'd taken live versions into account, I would've voted trucking, but I stuck with studio recordings and voted willin'

BrianB, Thursday, 13 January 2022 22:46 (one week ago) link

Nice poll!

We could also do “weed wine & whites” vs “reds, Vitamin C and cocaine”—which combo better for long hauls?

Swag Heathen (theStalePrince), Friday, 14 January 2022 02:34 (six days ago) link

“weed, whites & wine” vs “reds, vitamin C and cocaine”

Swag Heathen (theStalePrince), Friday, 14 January 2022 02:35 (six days ago) link

lol tough call, both bad in the long run

bad milk blood robot (sleeve), Friday, 14 January 2022 02:37 (six days ago) link

Never been a pill person, but former sounds much better to me.

Bullet Boys 2022 Complete "Freakshow" album live! (PBKR), Friday, 14 January 2022 12:41 (six days ago) link


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