BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Do It Again” Results

Shortly after revealing my most recent Battle, Stephen pointed out that I had already done a Battle on that song title last June, meaning, to quote the noted philosopher Britney Spears, “oops, I did it again!” But, looking back at that battle, the votes were divided between Steely Dan and The Beach Boys, with The Kinks not receiving a single vote. So, in a way, I’m glad I did this, if for no other reason than for The Kinks to save face. And save face they did: they came within a single vote of shutting out Queens of the Stone Age.

The Kinks: 13

Queens of the Stone Age: 1

I just realized that the battle was Kinks vs. Queens… Anyway, congratulations to The Kinks on their huge comeback, and Queens of the Stone Age… sorry about that.

I’m tempted to have The Kinks and Steely Dan go head-to-head in my next battle. Both bands won by a considerable margin, and all I can figure is that the reason The Kinks were shut out in the first battle was because Steely Dan’s and The Beach Boys’ songs were both Top 40 hits and The Kinks’ wasn’t. Stephen gave me a great idea for a battle that I’d like to use next time, so let’s do this: leave me a comment (whether or not you voted in either of the previous battles) as to how you’d vote in a Steely Dan vs. The Kinks battle. I’ll let you know how that turned out next Friday, May 15 before running my regularly-scheduled battle. See you next week!

12 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Do It Again” Results

  1. John,

    Well, that was a pretty decisive victory for The Kinks. WOW! It’s funny after listening to the Queens of the Stoned Age I heard one of their songs on Showtime’s TV series Ray Donovan that I liked and I thought, “Where have I heard that name before?” lol Thanks for sharing the results and I’m sorry for the late visit. Have a good day, my friend!


  2. I don’t recall voting in the previous poll. If I had to choose between anyone and Steely Dan, I’d go with Steeley Dan.


  3. JOHN ~

    In that Battle you did between The Kinks, The Beach Boys and Steely Dan, (if memory serves me) The Boys got 2 votes (including mine) and Steely Dan got all the rest, which I think was 8, or thereabouts.

    So, I can’t imagine how The Kinks would do much better if The Beach Boys were simply removed from the contest. In that case, my vote would go to Steely Dan.

    I think you’d probably be looking at a Steely Dan shutout of The Kinks. If not a shutout, a terrible blowout at the very least.

    ~ D-FensDogG


  4. Kinks vs Steely Dan might be a tough choice for me, but I’d probably lean towards Steely Dan, one of my favorite “groups”. I thought I had a disparate point spread in my BOTB outcome, but at least my low artist got 3 votes.

    If you do end up doing this “Do It Again” battle again I’ll still vote on it. After all, something worth doing once might be worth doing it again.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


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