BotB Results for 08.01.2020

For my August 1 Battle of the Bands, I chose another Clash song, “Train In Vain”, as covered by Annie Lennox and Dwight Yoakam.

As we know, I do not vote unless there is a tie, and I can’t remember ever having to use my tie-breaker vote. But if I had been voting, Dwight would have gotten mine. Both he and Annie Lennox had some pretty bulletproof covers in which they each definitely made the song theirs. I do like Annie Lennox, but much prefer Dwight’s “hillbilly music” to hers. But what really killed Annie’s cover of this song for me was the horns. The way they were played seemed really disjointed and out of place to me, and I couldn’t stand it. And that’s why I would have voted for Dwight Yoakam.

How did the rest of you feel about it? Here are the results:

Annie Lennox – 6
Dwight Yoakam – 3

Be sure to return on August 15 when I’ll have another Battle for your consideration. In the meantime, you can see winners of past Battles here.


  1. Arlee Bird says:

    I liked Annie horns and all. But I liked Dwight too. Just not as much as Annie’s version.

    I’ll be posting my results on Monday and I’ll be back on the 15th as well with another Battle.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  2. Stephen T. McCarthy says:

    KIM ~

    Pert good Battle, my friend!

    I still can’t believe I voted for Annie Lennox over Dwight Yoakam (he’s no jokeum!) But BOTB is often full o’ surprises. In fact, not only was I surprised to be voting for Lennox, but I’m also surprised to find myself on the “winner’s” side. I don’t think that happens often.

    I will surely come by with two cents for your August 15th BOTB kitty. Looking forward to it…

    ~ D-FensDogG

    • Kim says:

      Thanks! BotB is indeed often full of surprises, and I often end up surprising myself with my votes as well. You never know what you’re going to get!

  3. Cherdo says:

    Yay! I love Annie Lennox so much. Thanks for including her in your battle – a fine one!

    Hope you are well and taking care of yourself, Ms. Kim. It’s strange times out there in the real world.

    Love, Cherdo

    • Kim says:

      Strange times, indeed, and I am taking care of myself as best I can. I hope you are taking care of yourself as well!

      I’m thinking I might include Annie in some future battles at some point!

  4. Kim,

    I can’t recall how I voted now. Dah! Heck, I can’t even find your battle now. Where did you hide it, girl? Thanks for sharing the outcome. Maybe, I misplaced my brain today.