BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “The Black Rose” Results

So last week, my battle was between songs whosev names both translate to “The Black Rose”, Thin Lizzy’s “Roísín Dubh” and Gary Hoey’s “La Rosa Negra.” I want to thank Stephen once again for suggesting it. I’ve tallied the votes, and here are the results:

Thin Lizzy: 2

Gary Hoey: 8

Congratulations to Gary Hoey and a pat on the back to Thin Lizzy who did well to get two votes.

Our next Battle of the Bands will be held a week from this coming Monday, June 1, 2020. Be sure to join us then!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “The Black Rose,” Sort Of…

Stephen took pity on me after my last battle, and suggested this battle, since I’m still doing songs that have the same name but are different songs. There’s a twist here, though: Both of the names translate to “The Black Rose,” rather than being “The Black Rose.” So here we go…

Thin Lizzy, “*Róisín Dubh*”

Thin Lizzy’s song is an Irish folk song from the 16th Century, one of Ireland’s most famous political songs (Wikipedia says it translates to “Little Dark Rose”). This was (more or less) the title track to Thin Lizzy’s 1979 album Black Rose: A Rock Legend.

Gary Hoey, “*La Rosa Negra*”

Gary Hoey’s “Black Rose” is from the 1994 album Music From The Motion Picture Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer II.

Those of you that have voted here before know all these things, but for those of you who haven’t, here are your instructions:

  1. Listen to the two songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll announce the winner next Friday, May 22, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Thin Lizzy and Gary Hoey!

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!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Do It Again”

I’m back! And still on a “Same Name, Different Song” kick. Today’s songs are both named “Do It Again.” Here are your contestants.

The Kinks

The Kinks’ “Do It Again” was the lead single off their 1984 album Word Of Mouth. It reached #4 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1985.

Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age are a band that formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. Their “Do It Again” is off their 2002 album Songs For The Deaf.

So those are our contestants. Here are your instructions:

  1. Listen to the two songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and announce the the winner next Friday, May 8, so be sure and get your vote to me before then. Remember, everybody can vote!

The lines are now open. Good luck to The Kinks and Queens of the Stone Age!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: "Easy Come, Easy Go" Results

My last Battle was between The Spinners and George Strait, both of which recorded songs called "Easy Come, Easy Go." I’ve tallied the votes, and here are the results:

The Spinners: 7

George Strait: 4

Congratulations to The Spinners on their victory and a pat on the back for George Strait, who proved to be a worthy contender.

I’ll be taking April off because of the A to Z Challenge, so my next Battle will be held on Friday, May 1. See you then!