Sunday, November 8, 2015
Battle of the Bands Results - Hazy Shade of Winter
The first round consisted of only four votes. It seems both contenders were indeed here to put up a fight, despite the attendance. After our first round, both musical battle teams were even.
Bangles received votes from: Alex & Arlee
Simon & Garfunkel received votes from: Shady & Hilary
The second round was again only four votes. But unlike the first round, this one did not end in a tie. Simon and Garfunkel outmatched the Bangles and beat them 3-1. This gave Simon & Garfunkel a two vote lead, heading into the third and final round.
Bangles Received a vote from: Stephanie Fairs
Simon & Garfunkel received votes from: FAE, Robin & Stephen McC
Our third and final round consisted of another four votes. Well, five if you count mine. I mention that because without my vote, the third round was to be a tie. I broke the tie and cast my vote giving the Bangles a third round win. As you'll notice, the first round was a tie, the second round was won by Simon and Garfunkel, and the third was a Bangle victory. So it comes down to overall votes.
Bangles received votes this round from Cathy, Madilyn and myself.
Simon and Garfunkel from Michele and Debbie.
Final score Bangles with 6 / Simon & Garfunkel 7
It was a close battle, but Simon and Garfunkel win!
Shady Del Knight - I enjoy both versions of "Hazy Shade of Winter." If the Bangles would have slowed down the tempo a few BPM and not rendered the song at such a frantic pace, then I believe I would have voted for their recording. My vote goes to the S&G original because the pace is more laid back which, in my humble opinion, is a better fit for the song's theme.
Arlee Bird - Gosh, I hadn't heard that song in ages. I'd forgotten how good it was. I like the Bangles version a lot, but I'm more used to hear S&G doing it. Listening again through the refreshment of not having heard this in a while I think I'm going to be a bit rebellious and vote for the Bangles. I think they do some more interesting things with the song. Yes, I insist--my vote goes to the Bangles.
Stephen T. McCarthy - The Bangles against the S&G original? Ha! Tell me you're joking, Bro!
Stephanie Faris - Two TOTALLY different types of music! But I'm a child of the 80s, so I'm The Bangles all the way. I had all their albums as a teen and loved their music. I'm not really a Simon & Garfunkel fan...their music is just too mellow. Not that I don't appreciate their talent...it just wasn't my era.
Congratulations to Simon & Garfunkel
Since the attendance was so low for this battle, let's listen to them perform the Sound of Silence. Enjoy
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle November 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.