Hello, blog friends and BotB-ers! Some of you from the battles may remember me, and some may not – I most notably post covers every now and then that literally NO ONE likes. Seriously. Ask anyone. I’ve been absent from the Battles for a few years, but it’s a new year, a new decade, and I am back and ready to rumble again! And I am apologizing in advance in the event that I submit anything that’s been done during my sabbatical.
Battle of the Bands is a once and/or twice-monthly “battle” of two versions of the same song. There are no hard and fast rules on this, but I usually choose two covers instead of pitting a cover against the original. You choose your favorite among the two, and cast your vote in the comments. And this is totally not necessary, but feel free to tell me why you chose the version you chose if you like. That’s it! I’ll come back in a week to tally the votes and announce a winner! I generally don’t vote on my own posts, but I may bend the rules a bit in the event of a tie.
For my first battle back, I am choosing two of my favorite covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising”. We’ve been having some pretty fearsome, early-spring-like weather here in the south lately, and we also just had a Wolf Moon.
The first one is by one of my favorite bands, The Killers, who have done a great job of covering the song and putting their own spin on it while not straying too far from the original. I’ve seen them perform several covers live (not this one, though), and they are amazing at this. I have a few other covers by them up my sleeve for future battles, so stay tuned!
The second is a bluegrass-y cover by the legendary Ann Wilson of Heart, featuring country singer Gretchen Wilson. A very, very fun and different version, for sure.
I will be making my battle rounds starting Thursday. Wednesdays are my doubles at work, and I rarely have time to do much visiting on Wednesdays, but we’ll see. But Thursday for sure.
Be sure to cast your vote and check back next week to see if your favorite won!
Featured image courtesy of Battle of the Bands