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!