August is here, and that not only means that summer would normally be winding down for school kids and that we’re now nearly halfway through the calendar summer and inching towards autumn, but the first means it’s time for another Battle of the Bands!
What is Battle of the Bands?
It’s a twice-monthly blog hop hosted by Stephen T. McCarthy. On the 1st and 15th of each month, participating bloggers choose two covers of the same song and pit them against one another in a “battle”, and their readers choose the winner by listening to both versions and voting for their favorite in the comments. Some bloggers only participate on either the 1st or the 15th. I participate both times, most of the time. On the 7th and the 21st, the votes are tallied and a winner announced in a separate post.
With this Battle, I decided to continue with covers from The Clash, this time with “Train In Vain”. Again, be sure to listen to each song. Decide which you like best (or dislike the least, if that applies), and vote for it in the comments. Be sure to let me know why you chose the version you chose, if you like. You do not need to know the original to know which of these two covers you prefer.
The first cover is by Annie Lennox:
And here is a completely different version by Dwight Yoakam:
Which version do YOU prefer, Annie’s dance-y sound, or Dwight’s twangy country one?
Come back on the 7th, when I will have the votes counted and a winner announced in a separate post.