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LINK2WALES 2002 POLL RESULTS

‘Fix’ I hear you cry, it’s a scam & I did encourage it & some of you, fair play did go to town! Some of you didn’t realise it’s a link2wales poll & we got all sorts of votes, including plenty of shameless people voting for themselves.
Here’s the top 3 results for each category from 208 votes, awards ceremony will be held at Les & Rita’s Chippy in Rhyl 30th Feb 2003


Fave Band
Pocket Venus (40)
Nameless (24)
Stiff Kittens (23)

 

  • Best Single
    Pocket Venus – Make It Through Your Day (42)
    Nameless – Salt Flats (40)
    Skinflick – Two Ton Loser (16)

 

 

  • Best Album
    Mclusky – Do Dallas (19)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way (6)
    ISOR – 0 To 60 in 27 Feet (4)

 

 

  • Fave Song
    Nameless – Children (14)
    Pocket Venus – Through Your Day (8)
    Stiff Kittens – Gutless (7)
    Skinflick – Burns Bright (7)
    Pocket Venus – Like You (7)

 

 

  • Best Vocalist
    Chris Yates – Pocket Venus (73)
    Al – Nameless (33)
    Charlotte Church (5)
    Terry Foster – Homespun (5)

 

 

  • Best Guitarist
    Steve Jones – ex Pocket Venus (24)
    French – Nameless (17)
    XXX – Nameless (17)

 

 

  • Best Bassist
    Reverend – Nameless (34)
    Naldo Algieri – Pocket Venus (26)
    Nicky Wire – Manics (21)

 

 

  • Best Keyboardist
    Dave Robinson – Pocket Venus (39)
    Steve Sync – Alien Matter (37)
    Teflon Monkey – Nameless (30)

 

 

  • Best Drummer
    Dems – Nameless (34)
    Cumi Pants – Alien Matter (23)
    Pete Ryan – Pocket Venus (14)

 

 

  • Best Gig / Event of 2002
    Pigstock Festival (41)
    Nameless, Mainline & Transposer @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Jul02 (9)
    Idelwild & Black Swans, Bangor Uni (8)

 

 

  • Best Venue
    The Breeding Ground, Rhyl (48)
    Barfly, Cardiff (25)
    Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (23)

 

 

  • Fave Radio Show
    Adam Walton’s Musical Mystery Tour (59)
    Mark & Lard (51)
    Radio Amgen (19)

 

 

  • Best Website
    link2wales.co.uk (112)
    tourdates.co.uk (9)
    skinflick.org.uk (6)

 

 

  • Fave Magazine/Fanzine
    Propaganda (21)
    Honk (11)
    Beano (7)
    Viva Sparky (7)

  • Hero of The Year
    Chris Yates – Pocket Venus (17)
    Neil Crud (16)
    Paul Hammond (9)

  • Twat of The Year
    George W Bush (19)
    Neil Crud (19)
    Manufactured Boy Bands (16)

  • Biggest Story of 2002
    Pocket Venus vs The Bluetones (22)
    Pocket Venus punch up at Pigstock (18)
    Joe Strummer’s Death (17)

  • Worst Band
    Manufactured Boy Bands (34)
    Kobe (18)
    Hooper (14)

  • Hopes for 2003
    No war with Iraq (22)
    Pocket Venus make it big (13)
    New wave of Welsh bands make it big (10)

  • Fears for 2003
    War with Iraq (43)
    Pocket Venus don’t make it big (12)
    Pocket Venus make it big (7)

 

 

So there you have it; totally fixed, can’t say I was pleased to be voted equal Twat of The Year along with George Bush! Though it was pleasing to see a vote rigging war going on between Nameless & Pocket Venus. The Stiff Kittens did have a strong bash in the beginning but faded out quickly.
Other interesting votes that never made it to the top 3…
Best band – S Club Juniors
Best website – trickswithdicks.com & thehun.net
Best fanzine – The Watchtower, The Gas Installer
Story of the year – Rhys Mwyn actually apologises to someone.
Fears for 2003 – Daisy S Club Jnrs gets kidnapped.

Until next year…