Thursday, October 8, 2015
Battle of the Bands Results - Romeo & Juliet
In our first round, Edwin McCain took an impressive early lead. Collecting five of the six votes cast.
Edwin McCain - Alex, Kate, Arlee, Robin and Stephanie
Indigo Girls - Yolanda
But Edwin lost the second round. Was he losing his support? He only received 1/3 of the vote.
Edwin McCain - Shady and Cathy
Indigo Girls - Cherdo, Michelle, Dixie & Janie
The answer, no. He was not losing support. The third round went back to him, taking nearly all the votes from Indigo Girls.
Edwin McCain - Debbie, Dolorah, Hillary, Chrys and John
Indigo Girls - Mike
With a hefty lead, McCain fans took a back seat for the fourth and final round. Indigo Girls won this round, but were they able to get enough votes to win?
Edwin McCain - Birgit
Indigo Girls - FAE, Stephen, Guillie and Jeffrey Scott
Final Score - Edwin McCain 13, Indigo Girls 10
The battle was much closer than it seemed like it was going to be. Once Edwin took the lead, he refused to let it go.
CowgirlKate – This one was harder for me than I expected... The original of this song would probably rank up there in my top ten favorite songs... As it stands... I love Edwin McCain's voice, guitar playing and phrasing. But I feel like the phrasing and melody of this song got a little lost on his version. With the Indigo Girls, I felt they started out well. Recognizable melody for the song.... But the singer's voice just seemed rough and a little scream-y as the song progressed. It felt she was trying to turn this love lost, broken hearted ballad into some driving rock song and it just didn't work for me... Since I'm not a huge fan of either version, my choice is based on what I consider ease of listening, in this battle... So Edwin McCain has it for me. I wouldn't switch him off if it came in the radio, but the Indigo Girls, I probably would....
Robin - The Indigo Girls has its appeal. It's that pissed off that it's over feeling that I think we all have experienced at least once. Whereas Edwin McCain is the sad that it's over that we've also experienced. It just kind of depends on where you are.
Cherdo - I gotta go with Indigo Girls on this one. Just had a homey, acoustic vibe that tickled my fancy.
Dixie@dcrelief - Hey Jeffrey! Well, you caught me in an Indigo Girls mood today - yep - all peppered up and nowhere to go. But Edwin sounded so, "we're over this, " I wanted to cry... and you know what I think about crying, right? No? Big girls don't cry (right.) Ha!
Debbie D. - Edwin McCain all the way! Beautiful, heartfelt, melodic. I found the Indigo Girls' version jarring.
John Holton - I'm going to go with Edwin McCain. The Indigo Girls do some beautiful stuff, but this wasn't an example of it.
Stephen T. McCarthy - I know a lot of people really love 'ROMEO AND JULIET' by Dire Straits, but as many times as I've heard it, I've never been able to find the "song" in this song. I mean, could anyone hum or whistle this tune? What IS the tune? I can't find it. To me, this is just some words that meander around. It's like opening Jack Kerouac's book 'On The Road' and randomly singing the words without any thought toward melody, chorus, musical hook, nuttin'... I don't get it. I really DO NOT "get" this song. There must be a tune in this song, somewhere, since so many folks love it, but... it eludes me.
Congratulations to Edwin McCain
Here's a video featuring one of his more well known songs, "I'll Be".
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle October 15th.
Who will you vote for?
What song will I choose?
Which artists will battle it out?
Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Battle of the Band to see who won their battles.
STMcC PRESENTS 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'
TOSSING IT OUT
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME
YOUR DAILY DOSE
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
FAR AWAY SERIES
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS
Are you currently in the BOTB and don't see your name in the list above? Let me know in comments and I'll include it.