Saturday, February 15, 2014

‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS #14 – POST-SUPER BOWL BLOWOUT EDITION’ (Or, ‘BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND VS. EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS’)


Republican Vs. Democrat, Male Vs. Female, War Vs. Peace, Light Vs. Dark, Good Vs. Evil, Man Vs. Machine, Love Vs. Hate, Dog Vs. Cat, Sun Vs. Moon, Brain Vs. Brawn, Oscar Vs. Grammy, Angel Vs. Demon, Laurel Vs. Hardy, Beer Vs. Wine, TV Vs. Radio, Pitcher Vs. Batter, Paper Vs. Plastic, Reality Vs. Fantasy, Yeshua Vs. Beelzebub, Conservative Vs. Liberal, You Vs. Me, House Vs. Senate, Offense Vs. Defense, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Spy Vs. Spy, Fischer Vs. Spassky, W.C. Fields Vs. Sobriety, Harold Gimpy, Jr. Vs. Sheldon J. Pismire, Rock Vs. Paper Vs. Scissors, Islam Vs. Everything, Singer Vs. Singer, Band Vs. Band...

THE  BATTLE  OF  THE  BANDS! (‘BOTB’)


Shoop-Shooby –
Shooby-duh-Dooby-Doop-Dooby-Dooby-Doo-Wah –
Buh-Doo-Wah!
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EUGENE  MARTONE  VS.  JACK  BUTLER
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So... didja watch Super Bowl XLVIII? I did. That is, I did through the first play of the second half when the Seattle Seahawks ran the kick-off back for a touchdown. At that point (to use an expression from The Holy Bible), “the handwriting was on the wall”, and I found more exciting things to do, like... go to the grocery store, peel my toenails and clip potatoes.

Beforehand, the Denver Broncos were favored to win the game by 3 points. The Seattle Seahawks won the game by a score of 43 to 8. Ooh! How did anyone survive such suspense?

I’ll bet the embarrassment of such a lopsided loss to an underdog team caused many Broncos fans to wish they could... “get out of Denver”.
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GODZILLA  VS.  KING  KONG
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Well, this post-Super Bowl Blowout ‘Battle Of The Bands’ (‘BOTB’) installment is in honor of those poor souls in Denver, Colorado, who were forced to endure such a humiliating defeat in “The Biggest Game On Planet Earth”. My heart (and my ‘BOTB’ post) goes out to them!
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In 1974, Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band released the album ‘Seven’ which included the high-velocity song ‘GET OUT OF DENVER’. Although it was never a Billboard Top 40 hit, it did receive quite a bit of airplay on FM radio stations over the years. I always dug that song big time.

Here’s the Bob Seger original, getting out of Denver at "120" miles per hour:

Bob Seger – ‘Get Out Of Denver


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In 1976, a British Pub and prototype Punk band called Eddie And The Hot Rods released an album called ‘Teenage Depression’. I can no longer recall how I first heard about it, but I purchased a copy of it probably a year later in ’77. Being a depressed teenager at the time, I played it a lot.

Included on that release was a cover version of Seger’s ‘GET OUT OF DENVER’, although Eddie and his Hot Rods were getting out of Denver a bit faster, like, at about 170 miles per hour. Here’s their cover version, recorded live somewhere:

Eddie & The Hot Rods – 'Get Out Of Denver'


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RIDDLER  VS.  BATMAN
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Alright now, “you know the gig”... I welcome EVERYONE to vote for their favorite of these songs in the comment section below. And feel free to tell us WHY you chose one song over the other. (NOTE: Comment Moderation is activated. All submitted comments that do not transgress "Ye Olde Comment Policy" will be posted as soon as possible. Thanks for taking the time to comment.)

After voting here, I suggest - actually I insist - you pop over to FAE’s ‘Far Away Series’, Arlee Bird’s ‘Tossing It Out’, Robin’s ‘Your Daily Dose’, LC’s ‘DiscConnected’, and Chris' 'The Creative Outlet Of StratPlayer' blogs to see which songs they have chosen and vote there also. (If their ‘BOTB’ blog bits aren’t posted yet, pour yourself two shots of ‘Grand Marnier’ over ice – do it twice – and then return to their blogs to vice your voice ...vote your vice ...voice your vote.)

Voice Your Vote @ ‘FAR AWAY SERIES’ by clicking HERE.
Voice Your Vote @ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
Voice Your Vote @ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ by clicking HERE.
Voice Your Vote @ ‘DISCCONNECTED’ by clicking HERE.
Voice Your Vote @ ‘CREATIVE OUTLET OF STRATPLAYER’ by clicking HERE.

As I've done in the past, I will continue to return to my 'BOTB' blog bits on the 7th and 21st of each month to post my own votes and announce the winners in the comment sections.

Links To Previous 'BOTB' Installments:

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.

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40 comments:

  1. Both of those versions are FAST. As Seger's version played I thought "I could really benefit from a lyric version here because I am missing most of these lyrics." And then I heard Eddie and the Hot Rods and I was thankful I listened to the Seger version first or the only thing I would have understood was "Get out of Denver... Go Go." Yep. They were faster.

    I admire bands/singers who can spit out those words and still make it sound musical. I think Bob Seger did a great job. Even though I only caught about half the words the first time I figure I would catch more each time I heard it. His voice is so darn good and the instrumentation had my toe tapping. I can visualize this being a good dance tune in a bar. Who wouldn't want to get up and dance for this one???

    And then there is that thing called Too Fast. That is when you spit those words and they sound like bullets. Ironically, Bob's band was the Silver Bullet Band, but I felt like I was being pelted with words from Eddie and his Hot Rods. I am not sure I would ever get the words no matter now many times I listened to Eddie' version and it lost the danceable, toe-tapping feature that was so appealing on the first one.

    This is an easy win for Bob Seger for me. I don't even have to think about it.

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    1. ROBIN ~
      Yeah, this one could get you a speeding ticket.

      I always thought it was ultra-fast when the only version I knew was Bob's; I don't think I could have even imagined it being sung faster than that. ...And then I heard the (appropriately named) "Hot Rods".

      Is Eddie's version "too fast"? I guess that's what this 'BOTB' blog bit will decide.

      Thanks for your comment and vote.

      Oh, and by the way... I highly recommend making love to the 'Eddie And The Hot Rods' version of 'Get Out Of Denver'. I did it once. I wound up in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of my local hospital afterwards but... it was worth it.

      [:-)}

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  2. You thought my last offering "Gonna Get Close to You" was bad?

    I was a big Seger fan back in the 70's, but somehow I either missed "Get Out of Denver" or it just never registered with me. This is one of my least favorite of all rock genres--the rock and roll boogie I guess it could be called. Trite and boring in my estimation. They could have stayed with "Johnny B Goode" and never recorded another one of these. But I'm just a stodgy old guy I guess.

    Eddie's version is okay. Being fast I thought it might be over sooner, but noooo they had to make it longer (read "more annoying").

    Seger is being Seger doing old R & R. I'll have to hand the blue ribbon to him, but it's a cheap ribbon award I got at the 99 cent store.

    Now let me go clear my head. I've got you beat in this contest. C'mon admit it. You know it's true.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. BOIDMAN ~
      See, here's what you don't "get" (and I'm more than a little surprised, you being a musician an' such), "Gonna Get Close to You" was nuttin' but a Screechfest about an awful subject matter. The only question that needed answering was: Do you prefer the Girlish-men screeching, or the Beauty-queen "Ultra"-screeching?

      'GET OUT OF DENVER' has a rhythm to it, whether done fast or ultra-fast. There was NO rhythm and nuttin' likeable about the screeching of "Gonna Get Close to You".

      However, you are RIGHT to mention 'Johnny B. Goode' - there is no question that this song (and many others) was inspired by Chuck Berry and his work. I'll at least give you credit for catching that.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  3. Seahawkboyganboy SixFebruary 15, 2014 at 7:16 AM

    You and I talked about this a couple of years ago... but unfortunately I cannot remember what was said. I have no idea which one you liked or ever which version I liked in 2011. But I DO know which one I like now.

    I prefer the Hot Rods version. I like the faster pace, the raw energy.

    Bob Seger was always just so-so to me. I thought him generally uninspired and pedestrian. "A MEDIOCRE musician. MEDIOCRE." (That is my Richard Sherman impression.) Not that I don't enjoy a couple of his songs just a little. But I'll bet I'd enjoy an Eddie and the Hot Rods set a lot more.

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    1. SEAHAWKGANBOY SIX ~
      First things first (as Kurt Warner would say), I want to thank you for making sure Eddie and his Hot Rods wouldn't get shut out.

      Secondly, I have to disagree strenuously with you about Bob Seger - he was one of only a handful of songwriters in the "Classic Rock" era who could REALLY write a poignant song.

      How many from the late '60s and throughout the '70s do you think were capable of penning lyrics like those Seger wrote for 'Jody Girl' and 'Beautiful Loser'? Not many, I assure you.

      Seger was actually, in my opinion, one of the best songwriters of the '70s. Certainly not "the best", but amongst the best. That's why it was so disappointing to later see him writing crap like 'Horizontal Bop' (apparently he decided it was better to compete with ZZ Top than with Bruce Springsteen).

      However... although I think you are way off base when it comes to Seger in general (and I'm sure my opinion comes as no surprise to you), I thank you for keeping Eddie in the game.

      My own vote will be posted on February 21st. See ya again then?

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    2. And don't forget "Down on Mainstreet"--talk about poignant. "Turn the Page" was like my theme song for many years--one of Seger's best songs.

      Lee
      An A to Z Co-Host
      Tossing It Out

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    3. Yes, LEE, absolutely. And also the song 'MOMMA', from the 'Beautiful Loser' album. I swear(!)... Seger was writing about the relationship between my Ma and my Brother!

      In fact, I owned quite a number of his albums back "in the day" but my favorite has always been 'Beautiful Loser'. And as I was just saying to my Brother, Nappy, not more than 15 minutes ago, the 3 best songs on that album are also the 3 saddest: The title track, 'Beautiful Loser' (which is about my friend Kelly Anderson who committed suicide in 1986); 'Jody Girl'; and 'Momma'.

      There's just no question about it, when Seger wanted to be, he was an excellent and sensitive songwriter. He was DEFINITELY better than 'most' in the 1970s.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  4. Al-Bondigas here. Yeah, you are right about the three saddest Seger songs. I think about Kelly too, when I hear "Beautiful loser". Kelly was the furthest thing from a loser. I just wish he could have seen himself the way we saw him. And yes, "Momma" was about me and mom. I don't know whether to hate or hug Bob Seger for writing that song. Seger wins hands down. That's my vote!! You got my vote there!! I just gave you my vote!!

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    1. AL BONDIGAS ~
      Very nice comment there, Bro!

      Knowing that you did not give Eddie And The Hot Rods a fair shake before casting your vote, I'm giving you a chance to change your mind. You got a chance to change your mind there, Buddy. I gave it to ya! There it is... a chance to change your mind. You can change it. (Yeah, I can imitate "Deputy Barney Fife's resignation" too, man!)
      [:-)}

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  5. Note to Lee-Seger really did not break onto the national scene until "Beautiful Loser," (it's follow-up,"Live Bullet" was also successful.

    Then of course, he broke big with "Night Moves."

    "Seven" was his seventh release, but most of the first seven were successes in the Detroit area although he did sneak a few songs onto the higher regions of the charts.

    Long story short-not a surprise that you missed "Get Out Of Denver."

    As a primer on the "Early Seger," it does not get much better than "LIve Bullet," although everyone on the planet should own a copy of "Beautiful Loser" as well.

    Note to Stephen-I'm voting Seger-should come as no big surprise to ya!

    I am assuming that Seger did not actually write the song about your friend Kelly, but that you meant it could have been about him.

    I'd have remembered that story.

    Note to Seger-where's that new friggin' album you keep promising me?

    LC

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    1. LC ~
      You're voting for Seger? Well, yeah, I guess I saw that comin'. I s'pose the Hot Rods are just too fast for an old geezer like you.

      "Better slow it down there, you young whippersnappers, or I'll call the police. We got children who play on this street, ya know!"

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  6. Larry -- Seger did get a pretty decent amount of recognition with The Bob Seger System in 1969 or so. The album charted nationally as did the single "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man". I recall in Tennessee in '69 that "Ramblin'" received a ton of airplay and several of my friends had a copy of that album. He was laying the groundwork for the bigger success to come.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. LEE ~
      You're right. 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man' actually got to #17 on the Billboard Top 40. But I think most of his real popularity was centered in his home state of Michigan and throughout the Midwest for quite awhile early on.

      He didn't chart Top 40 again until 1977, with 'NIGHT MOVES' which went all the way up to #4 (and that's another great Seger song, by the way).

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  7. Well, it looks like I am on the BRONCOS end of this SUPER blowout. No surprise there. I almost always end up holding a contrarian position, even when I am not trying.

    Those Seger songs that others have mentioned in the comment section: those are the few I like. I own "Live Bullet" and it is ok... but that's the only album of his I ever bought and have not listened to it in 25 years. But you know my taste is pretty much all over the map. Also, I tend to follow new stuff more often than go back and rehash the old, with a few exceptions.

    Glad to help assure no goose-egg for the Hot Rods. I know by your comment that YOU are not voting for 'em either!

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    1. >>... I know by your comment that YOU are not voting for 'em either!

      Oh, ye of little faith!

      But then again... if I did vote for 'em, that would put us in agreement for two BOTB songs in a row - an unheard of event that would surely start the Apocalypse ball rolling, eh?

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  8. First of all, after perusing the comments, may I throw out one more Seger oldie for consideration- 2+2 is ? Powerful song, there.

    On to the contest. Actually didn't think the punkers did a bad job. But not as different to the original as, say, the Lemonheads doing Mrs. Robinson. And, I'll have to just smile and not to Arlee, because while I truly love the other, slower songs he mentioned, IMHO Seger excels at this sort of tune. I love this, I love Nutbush City Limits. Seger on this one.

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    1. BROTHER MARTIN ~
      Just took a little trip to YouTube to listen to '2+2' (while watching Vietnam "Police Action" footage).

      I had never heard that song before (never owned 'The Bob Seger System' album) and never would have guessed that was him, with the heavy "psychedelic" sound of the era.

      Bob Seger the protest singer... that was definitely a new one on me.

      It's funny, when I was young and had the 'Beautiful Loser' LP, I never liked 'Nutbush City Limits' very much. Then some years ago, I bought my Brother the CD for Christmas and we listened to it on Christmas morning and I was knocked out by the energy of 'Nutbush City Limits'.

      So I was axing myself, "Young Self, how could you have not liked this song all those years ago?"

      And my Young Self answered me and said, "Old Self, you were young and stupid back then. And you apparently didn't like the song only because you didn't like the word 'nutbush'. Believe me, Old Self, you were an idiot once upon a time, and I found it exasperating to even live inside you."

      That's what I get for axing myself anything.

      I wrote a review of that album shortly after that Christmas morning. Maybe I'll even post it here in a day or two.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  9. My computer is down, so I'm late to the party and operating off my phone, do I'll need to keep it short.

    These are actually pretty similar except for the speed - Holy Carp! And Seger's great vocals. OK maybe not so similar. I like most of Bob Seger's stuff and it's no different here. Makeine a vote for Bob Seger

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    1. Hokey-Smoke! Poor Eddie ain't gettin' much love here.

      I thought this one was actually going to be a pretty close contest with, possibly, even Eddie edging out Bob's original.

      As often happens, my BOTB expectations turn out to be entirely... wrong!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  10. The mighty shay hong makes his vote for Seger. I don't know, something about the guitarist playing too low in the second version. I don't know, hell, I'm 13.

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    1. MIGHTY SHAY HONG ~
      First of all, I don't allow teenagers on this blog!

      Secondly, you're 13 years old and you're using the word "hell"?...

      ...You should have graduated to the word "fu#k" by now.

      You must be one of the "slower" 13-year-olds, eh?

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  11. Call me crazy, or unpopular, or just call me Betty, but I liked Eddie's version just a little better. But maybe that's because I really wanted to get the hell out of Denver at a much faster pace after watching that game.

    I still see people wearing Broncos' jerseys around here, and that game has left such a sour taste in my mouth that I cringe every time I see one. I think if I saw Peyton Manning walking around Denver I wouldn't even ask him for an autograph. I'd just ask him to not make a complete ass out of me and the rest of my state next year.

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    1. I'm not gonna be calling you Betty cause that's my wife's name and it would just be too weird and confusing to call you by the same name.

      Lee
      An A to Z Co-Host
      Tossing It Out

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    2. BROTHER BEER BOY BRYAN BODYGUARD BETTY ~

      I thank you for proving that Seahawkganboy Six's vote weren't no fluke, and that two football fans can agree on music even if one of their teams just whupped-ass on the other one's team.

      Now I can cast a genuine STMcC vote on the 21st, rather than feeling I should vote for Eddie And The Hot Rods just to validate Six's vote (and taking a chance on starting the Apocalypse).

      ~ AL B. DOGGONED

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  12. I like Seger okay, but I'm not a fan of this song. But I like his version of it a heckuva lot better than the other one. Here I was, all prepared to like a group with a name like "Hot Rods", but I didn't like it at all. Too frantic. When the tempo is that fast and the words are spit out so run-together quickly, it doesn't even sound like music to me any more.

    Another vote for Seger.

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    1. SUSAN ~

      "You've just been ticketed for driving too slow in the fast lane. Surrender your driver's license to the judge."

      But don't worry, Susan, because the game 'HOTRODOPOLY' goes on for hours and you still have plenty of time to catch up, speed past the leaders and win this game.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  13. Bob Seger gets my vote. It brings back memories. Also the other group is overshadowed by the instruments. I liked the intro into the second song, but Bob's version kept me listening. . .

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    1. Thanks for your vote and comment, D.G.

      Wow! Bob had better put the pedal to the metal if he expects to win this BOTB contest. He is in very serious danger of losing with his very own song, the poor guy!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  14. ‘Battle Of The Bands #14’
    STMcC’s Vote And The Final Tally:


    Well, this POST-SUPER BOWL BLOWOUT ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ installment turned out to be a big disappointment... just like the Super Bowl itself was! And I guess that’s actually fitting.

    I had really imagined that this contest was going to be too close to call (just like The Denver Broncos Versus The Seattle Seahawks), except that Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band blew Eddie And The Hot Rods right out of the arena... just like the Seahawks did to the Broncos!

    Unlike most of my ‘BOTB’ posts, this one didn’t really feature vastly different arrangements of the same song; the only really notable difference this time around was in the song’s tempo. In Bob Seger’s original recording, he actually mentions “doin’ 120” in his 1960 Cadillac, so I put him down for “120”. Eddie And The Hot Rods sounded at least 50 MPH faster to my ears, so I put them down for “170”.

    This wasn’t the first time I posted an Eddie And The Hot Rods song on this blog. In my blog bit titled POLITICALLY INCORRECT... “AND LOVING IT!”, I included the title track of the Hot Rods’ album I owned in my youth, ‘TEENAGE DEPRESSION’, and a video of some people lip-synching to the song and giving everyone and everything the “bad finger”. (I thought it was kind of amusing in a sick way.)

    Yes, Bob Seger has a better singing voice than does “Eddie”, but when you’re singing at 120 miles per hour or faster, does it really matter? And if your primary goal is to get the f##k outta Denver as fast as possible because The Broncos just embarrassed you in front of the whole world, doesn’t 170 MPH beat 120 MPH?

    Don’t get me wrong... I really dig the Bob Seger original (always have), but I’m also a fan of any singer who can memorize lyrics and fire them out of their mouth faster’n I can even hear ‘em! Does anyone remember my blog bit here at ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ where I featured the “speed-song” LIFE IS A ROCK (BUT THE RADIO ROLLED ME) by Reunion?

    You see? This is nuttin’ new for me! I dig “speed singers”.

    Probably the ONLY Led Zeppelin song I really, Really, REALLY like a whole helluva lot is ‘WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE’. Is it just coincidental that the chorus portion of that song is sung at least four or five times faster than the rest of the song is sung?

    Yep. There’s a pattern here, folks. And in keeping true to the pattern, I am submitting my own vote in this ‘BOTB’ blog bit for EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS (the faster the better... well, at least sometimes.) Also, it should be noted that Sheboyganboy [“Seahawkganboy”] Six and I have voted the same way for two ‘BOTB’ blog bits in a row. In other words, kiss yer arse goodbye because “The Apocalypse” must be just around the next corner! If that ain’t a sign of the “End-Times”, I don’t know what would be.

    Nevertheless, Bob Seger won this contest in a total blowout (just like the last Super Bowl was!)

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band = 9 votes.
    Eddie & The Hot Rods = 3 votes.


    As always, I thank y’all for your votes and comments, and I hope to see you back here again on March 1ST for my 15TH installment of ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

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    1. The outcome is as it should be. After all, Bob Seger is part of rock and roll history. Eddie & the Hot Rods is merely a footnote and a very minor footnote at that--perhaps a small mention with in footnote.

      Speed singers? What's the deal with that anyway? Have you got some kind of ADHD thing going on? Do you like rap music as well?

      I like fast music sometimes, but mostly I prefer the laid back stuff sung with mellowness where I get the melody. Speed singing is the stuff of novelty songs, angry rebellion, or just being silly. Or that's my opinion at least. I guess it's different strokes (and different speeds) for different folks with different needs.

      What will you come up in the next BOTB? Should be interesting as always.

      Lee
      An A to Z Co-Host
      Tossing It Out

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    2. ...Says the person who posted the single most disliked, unappreciated ‘Battle Of The Bands’ installment of all time, ever, ...and forever: Battle of the Bands: ‘GONNA GET CLOSE TO YOU’.

      Well, BOIDMAN, my very next ‘BOTB’ installment will be a song originally recorded in 1959, and is a whole, Whole, WHOLE lot “slower” than ‘Get Out Of Denver’... so, I think there’s a good chance you’ll like at least one of the two versions I present for your listening (and voting) pleasure.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      ‘Loyal American Underground’

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    3. Not surprised by your choice. Let The Apocalypse begin!

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    4. A-(freakin')-MEN!!!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  15. Hmmm... perhaps if you REALLY want the A-pok-O-lips to begin, we can actually ORCHESTRATE it via our voting on these BOTB blog bits! Give me a little "martha stewart" on your next vote, will ya?

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    1. SBB-6 ~
      I think the A-Pok-O-Lips has already begun.

      Now we just gotta figure out which one of us is the anti-Christ.

      OK, here's a little "martha stewart" for ya...
      In my next BOTB installment, I'm voting for...
      either Rod Stewart or Al Stewart.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Stewart Fan'

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  16. OK. I'll give you a heads up then, and leave it to you:

    Rod.

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    1. Thanks.

      I guess it's time we all cashed in our life insurance policies and got started on our 'Bucket Lists'.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  17. Have you considered posting a separate blog with your results? I can't tell you how many times I forget to come back and look for how your battle shaped up. Sometimes it's a week after the fact before it occurs to me.

    Arlee's comment cracked me up as did yours.

    I bet you never associated your blog and chuckling... Indeed The Apocalypse has begun:)

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    1. ROBIN ~
      Whenever possible, I prefer to keep things compact and well integrated. So, for me, there was never any question that my 'BOTB' results would be (and otter be) posted at the bottom of the Comment Section where the 'Battle' took place.

      The good news is that the results, once posted, never change. So, whether you get to it on the day I post it, or a week later, "the song (winner) remains the same".

      Actually, believe it or not, I have always hoped that some chuckling would be associated with this blog. The subject matter is often so serious that I have at times attempted to interject a little humor to lighten the mood. I may not be successful very often, but I do shoot for a wee bit o' levity at times.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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