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First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Thursday, May 1, 2014

‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS #19’ (Or, ‘STEVE MILLER VS. DAVID LINDLEY’)

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GOOD NEWS, BOYS AND GIRLS! FarAwayEyes and I have a new ‘Battle Of The Bands’ contest running through May, and one lucky cuss is going to win the compact disc of their choice. No jumping through hoops necessary; no coupons to clip, no cereal box tops to collect, and nothing to buy. All you gotta do is vote and comment on our ‘Battle Of The Bands’ posts. And, hell, you were gonna do that ANYWAY, right? Be sure to check out FAE’s ‘Far Away Series’ blog for rules ‘n’ regulations (which ain’t many). Alright, let’s get this party started...
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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...
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THE  BATTLE  OF  THE  BANDS! (‘BOTB’)
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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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Today is May 1st, a date that is celebrated by communists worldwide. There are some different theories about why commies revere this date. But we at F-FFF are going to commemorate the date by peeling out and doing a 180: we’re going to sing about a great old American automobile!
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REBEL  WITH  A  CAR:  JAMES  DEAN  IN  THAT  MERCURY  '49  (What  Could  Be  More  "American"?)
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According to Wackypedia: "Mercury Blues" is a song written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins in 1949, and first recorded by Douglas. The song, originally titled "Mercury Boogie," pays homage to the American automobile, which ended production in 2010.

Bruce Springsteen mentions “James Dean in that Mercury '49” in his song ‘Cadillac Ranch’. It’s a reference to the movie ‘Rebel Without A Cause’. And the song ‘Mercury Blues’ also mentions the 1949 model – not surprising since that’s the year the song was written.

In 1976, the Steve Miller Band released the album ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ and it was a monster, scoring three major Billboard hits: ‘Take The Money And Run’, ‘Rock’n Me’, and the title track. The LP also contained a cover of ‘Mercury Blues’.

STEVE MILLER BAND – ‘MERCURY BLUES’


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GODZILLA  VS.  KING  KONG
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In 1981, David Lindley released his debut solo album ‘El Rayo-X’. It was a truly eclectic affair including a song sung in French, several Reggae numbers (even a Reggae-ish version of ‘Twist And Shout’) and the title track with Spanish lyrics (you can almost smell the menudo!) Prior to that, Lindley was known as a busy session musician on the California Rock scene who could play the living hell out of just about anything with strings.

Wackypedia sez: As a teenager, Lindley took to playing the banjo and the fiddle. By his late teens he was acknowledged as an award winning player having won the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest five times.
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Despite Lindley’s peculiar vocal sound, his cover of ‘Mercury Blues’ from ‘El Rayo-X’, with its in-your-face percussion effects, became an FM radio hit. It sounded so utterly different from Steve Miller’s version that it was years and years before I even realized that they were the same song!

DAVID LINDLEY – ‘MERCURY BLUES’


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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.)
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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’, and LC’s ‘DiscConnected’ 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.)
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Voice Your Vote @ ‘FAR AWAY SERIES’ by clicking HERE. (And check out the rules to the new ‘BOTB’ Compact Disc contest!)
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 @ 'A WRITER'S LIFE IN PROGRESS' by clicking HERE.
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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:
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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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.

31 comments:

  1. I see what you mean about the different sounds of these two versions. They are both excellent, but so different that it makes it a difficult choice.

    I'm a fan of David Lindley because he's a violin player and he's very talented. I've heard a similar arrangement to his but I thought it sounded slightly different. Maybe it was this one though. Lindley does a great rocking out version here and I like it a lot.

    I don't remember ever hearing Miller's version at all, but I must have heard it at some time. I think I even have that album where it appears. His version is very nice and listenable.

    I'm going to vote for Miller because I like that laid back loping sound of it and I'm getting old and tired. And it's early in the morning. Ask me at night, especially if I've had a couple of drinks, and I'd probably go for Lindley.

    But for now, when the vote counts, record my vote for Steve Miller.

    That was an excellent match-up because of the different sounding versions and because either version was worthy of voting for.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  2. Oh man, this is so easy. I vote for Alan Jackson's bastardization of the mid 90s where he changes "Mercury" to "Ford truck."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxxOd5QZ350

    No? Not crazy 'bout a Ford truck? Alright, fine.

    This is a hard one, because I love the music in David Lindleys, but I don't really care for his voice. I think "peculiar" definitely nails it. Meanwhile, the music in Steve Miller's version isn't as pleasing to my ear (though it's not bad in the slightest), but his voice is great.

    So I guess I'll give it to Steve Miller, just because great vocals + good music beats peculiar vocals and great music.

    ~6B

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  3. As soon as I saw this, I thought to myself, " I bet this is that song by Alan Jackson that I hate." As soon as Mercury Blues hit the airwaves in 1994? I would grit my teeth through the song. I think it is the only Alan Jackson song that I just CAN'T STAND. And he clearly modeled his cover off of the David Lindley version of this song. So, while I like the Lindley version a smidge better than the Alan Jackson version... just listening to it gives me a cramp in my ear.

    No contest for me... Steve Miller all the way. I actually LIKED their version of this song.

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  4. David Lindly gets my vote, as he has more of that 'car crazy' sound prevalent in the car-focused generation.
    Steve Miller's Band not a favorite, although I like blues.

    You do know that Allan Jackson also did 'Crazy about a Mercury', too. His version isn't bad either. I do love that shot of James Dean in that photo.

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  5. Sheboyganboy SixMay 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    I was an EARLY fan of Steve Miller. I loved his first albums but with each later one that dropped a bit lower on the scale... into the 4's or 5's out of 10. That being said, I really like his blues-rock style, and could listen to the right set of his for hours.

    I love songs. I love cars. I love songs about cars.
    I own and like Miller's version of this.

    Also, I am familiar with Lindley as an excellent session guy with a weird voice, but would not have admitted to hearing him as a solo artist. When I saw the BotB lineup I thought: "slam-dunk for Miller!" I listened to his version first since the is the order in which you placed them on the page. Excellent, fun version. Love it.

    Then I listened to Lindley, and, YES, he has a weird little voice. But his version rocks! I found myself bobbing my head and even rockin' the ol' bod to the music. I have heard it before once or twice, but had forgotten it.

    Once surprised vote for weird-voice boy, David.

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    1. ----- BOIDLEE -----
      >>... I'm going to vote for Miller because I like that laid back loping sound of it...

      That's a very good description of it. Also, Miller's version sounds pretty "Bluesy", while Lindley's is more like "Mercury Rock".

      ----- 6-B -----
      Yep, I was already familiar with Jackson's version but... you're correct... I don't like Ford trucks. I really don't like Ford ANYTHING.

      Well, actually, I did like my 1970 maroon Ford Fastback Mustang. But that was a long time ago, in a lifetime far, far away.

      ----- GIRL WONDER -----
      I'm thinking that Jackson's version from the early '90s is quite possibly the version that Arlee Bird was trying to recall, because it is much closer to Lindley's version than to Miller's.

      Glad I could make this 'BOTB' easy on ya.

      ----- D.G. -----
      Thanks for ending the shutout!
      And, yeah, Dean looks even cooler in a cool car, doesn't he? James Dean and Cars, they go together like Pizza and Beer!

      ----- SHEBOYGANBOY SIX -----
      Ah-Ha! Just when you think it's safe to cast your vote...

      I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you started "rockin' the ol' bod". Ha-Ha! Yeah, at our age, we gotta be careful when the music moves us or it could move us right into traction for a month.
      [:-)}

      My thanks to everyone who has voted so far! I'll be back.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  6. I never connected the two songs until seven minutes and eighteen seconds ago (the combined length of the tracks), and would not have believed Lindley had a chart hit-but I looked out of curiosity, and even the album charted higher (83) than I would have guessed.

    While I like both versions, I think I have to go with the more traditional SMB version. I like Lee's description....more laid back.

    LC

    PS-this is where having my collection is a disadvantage-I tend to find covers that are very close-but I bet I have a lot of covers that are this diverse and just do not know it.

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    1. LC ~
      Oh, heck yeah, man! With YOUR music collection, you have every conceivable type of cover comparisons, no doubt. From the drastically different to the startlingly similar.

      I'm on my way to your 'BOTB' right now, and then I need to try to sleep for a few hours before tonight's graveyard shi(f)t starts.

      Yak Later...

      ~ McDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  7. I was up last night until about 1:30 fighting with my computer to try to post my BOTB. Landlord knows I’m leaving at the end of the month, and so are the tenants upstairs, so he doesn’t care and hasn’t been too timely in paying the bill all year long anyway. I thought you might post your BOTB in the wee hours of the morning and I checked right before I went to bed but it wasn’t up yet. Apparently, I only missed you by a few minutes, but that’s probably a good thing, because had I read this last night, I probably never would have gotten to sleep.

    How’s this for a coinkidink?

    I like Steve Miller OK, but I had an old boyfriend who absolutely loved, Loved, LOVED this album. He used to play in continually. After that break-up, I could barely stand to hear any one of the songs for a year or two. Today I’m pretty much over it (Steve Miller, I got over that guy long ago.), but I still have to chuckle when I hear anything from ‘Fly Like An Eagle’. The old boyfriend? I supposed you guessed by now was “Mr. Witness Protection Program’ himself.

    Anyway…I do like Steve Miller’s bluesy version of ‘Mercury Blues’, but its David Lindley’s version that really rocks that house down. So, for purely sentimental reasons I simply gotta vote for David Lindley. He sounds a little weird, but I guess for me today is a day for ‘the great big weird’.

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    1. FAE ~
      I was up until 11 PM last night or maybe just a shade later than that. Then I woke up at around 2 AM and thought I might as well post my 'BOTB' since it was all set up and ready to go in my Dashboard. So I published it and then went back to bed.

      Didn't sleep too well, and then these people I live with woke me up too early with showers and cooking in the kitchen. In other words, situation normal for a poor bastard like me.

      Will be ecstatic when my living conditions change and I can escape from this personal hell I'm caught in and living through.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  8. Well, this was a bit tougher than I imagined. Like many, I expected a Miller "blow out", but have to say that Lindly was not only listenable, but catchy. If it was the first time EVER hearing the song, I'd give it to Miller... but as I have heard many versions and pseudo-versions, I'll give it to Lindly by a whisker.

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    1. BROTHER MARTIN ~
      Thanks for checking in with your vote, my Friend.

      I really wasn't sure what to expect when I put this 'BOTB' together, and although I don't like to count up the votes until I've recorded mine a week later, so far this one "feels" like it's really close - a tooth and nail, up and down, seesaw battle.

      Interesting contest and I'm diggin' it.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  9. I like most Steve Miller stuff because I am one of those simpletons that seem to need "hooks" in their music, but I gotta go with the Lindley version, as it has a whole lot more soul. I remember hearing you play this album a lot when we were young.

    Al-Bondigas

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    1. AL BONDIGAS ~
      What do you mean "when we were young?"
      Speak for yerself, Buddy, 'cause I'm STILL young (well, at heart anyway).

      Thanks for your vote, Brotherman!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  10. I think the choice comes down to if you like a more laid back bluesy style - Miller - or a more rocking raucous style - Lindley. One you're sort of cruising through town on a Saturday night. The other you're drag racing in the streets.

    I'm going with Miller. I'd rather cruise with my dude.

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    1. BISH ~
      Cruisin' with the dude. Alright!
      Thanks for your vote.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  11. Ya know, I just adore heavy metal music. But whenever it comes to pure rock vs percussion, percussion wins every time. So, David Lindley gets my vote today!

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    1. Can't beat The Beat, eh, Donna?

      Well, you just canceled out Bish's vote for Steve. Dang, this seems like a tight race! It may be the tortoise versus the hare, but I think it's still too close to call.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  12. Kinda wonderin' how explicit I have to be to not pass the comment test drive and never get published...

    anywho...Steve Miller Band was my favorite this go round, of course I had never heard this song by them or David Lindley (never heard of him, ever). I have however heard this song a thousand times if not more by no other than the Amazing Alan Jackson...his version is by far my most favorite and he really makes you believe he has a garage full of Mercury's somewhere on the back forty.

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    1. LUMA13 ~
      Actually, YOU could submit ANY comment and it would get published, regardless of how "explicit" you were. Because "this blog" is exactly like the rest of "this world". In other words, the rules don't really matter; it's who you know that counts.

      Thanks for your vote.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  13. STMcC’s Vote On ‘BOTB #19’
    And The Final Tally:


    First, I want to thank EVERYONE who participated in this round of ‘Battle Of The Bands’. Your votes and comments were appreciated.

    Now then, here comes my own vote...

    Two years ago, I left a comment where the Steve Miller version of ‘Mercury Blues’ is posted at YouTube. Below is what I wrote:

    I'm gonna agree with niklb here: Steve's "Mercury Blues" would be fine if I wasn't familiar with the David Lindley cover. By comparison, Steve never even gets the engine to turn over, while Lindley is FLYIN' DOWN THE ROAD! (Watch Amenhop's Lindley video.) Listen to Lindley rock it and ask yourself, "If I'm gonna put the top down and go cruisin', which would I rather hit the road with, Miller's or Lindley's version?" Which one puts the wind in your hair?

    That tells ya who Stephen T. be votin’ for. For me, this vote wasn’t even close - a total no-brainer easy choice to make.

    While I do like the Bluesy sound of Steve Miller’s cover, the song is just so slow-paced that before he gets to the end of it, my mind has already wandered off. Miller just doesn’t hold my attention for the entire 3 minutes and 45 seconds duration.

    Lindley, on the other hand, is rocking so hard, and the slam, bang, whiz percussion sound is just so funky and attention-grabbing that, not only does Lindley hold my attention, but I’m actually sorry to hear the song end when it does; I want to keep on rockin’!

    Now, I’ll admit that Lindley’s vocal quality is rather peculiar or bizarre or, shall we say, “quirky”? And it really does seem a bit jarring when you suddenly hear that voice when he first starts to sing this song. However, I get used to it pretty quickly and I really don’t mind it. Plus, I learned to accept his voice long ago – like in 1981 when I purchased his debut solo album ‘El Rayo-X’. I’d heard Lindley’s version of ‘Mercury Blues’ on the radio and immediately fell in love with it. His LP was in my possession within just a few days.

    Not only do I love D.L.’s take on ‘Mercury Blues’, but I really dig the entire album that it comes from. Back on February 28, 2011, a number of us participated in something called 'SUPER 8 GREAT DEBUT ALBUMS' BLOGFEST. And you guessed it... one of my 8 favorite debut albums is Lindley’s ‘El Rayo-X’. If you wish to see which other 7 albums I included on that list, you can click the blogfest title link above.

    Alright, so how did the voting turn out? Who won ‘BOTB #19’? This sucker was CLOSE!...

    Vote Total:

    Steve Miller = 6 Votes.
    David Lindley = 7 Votes.


    Yep, it was MY VOTE that determined the outcome. David Lindley owes me one – it was because of ME he won!

    Well, thanks again, EVERYBODY. It was fun. See ya here again on May 15th for the 20th installment of ‘Battle Of The Bands’. And don’t fail to vote and leave comments if you want to win that compact disc prize at the end of our next ‘BOTB’ contest. (See the blog ‘Far Away Series’ for all the details.)

    ~ D-FensDogg
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

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    1. Great BATTLE! Closer than I would have thought. It does make it more interesting when the tunes are soooooo different.

      This is one of those where I had absolutely no idea how you would vote. Glad to see that we could agree on this one. Lindley does in fact 'rock it out'. I'll have to read your 'other' blog bit (this is one I've apparently missed) and check out the rest of the album.

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    2. FAE ~
      I just now put on my copy of 'El Rayo-X'. As I said in the 'BOTB' introduction, this is one of the most eclectic albums you'll ever hear. Some of the songs are quite funny (like 'She Took Off My Romeos' and 'Quarter Of A Man'), and 'Twist & Shout' done in Reggae fashion?!?!

      He mentions 'Old Crow' whiskey in the song '...Romeos', and I never drank Old Crow again without thinking of David Lindley.

      There are some really good songs in this collection: 'Mercury Blues' is my favorite, but the aforementioned along with 'Ain't No Way' and 'Your Old Lady' are really wonderful. I have a feeling you'd really like this album too.

      And, of course, 'Mercury Blues' is just such an ass-kicker! Lindley's raw and overamped guitar and all those percussion sounds banging away - WOW! I just wanna hit the highway and never look back! (I don't know how anybody could not love Lindley's 'Mercury'.)

      A lot of the Rock from my youth did not hold up for me over the years, but Lindley's album 'El Rayo-X' held up and then some!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    3. LIndley's was good, but me, I don't drive as fast as I used to and my top doesn't go down on my car.

      As I had indicated on my Battle post, I'll be posting my results on Friday and include a bit more info about the music. It will be a relatively short post though.

      Getting my next BOTB post ready for next week.

      Lee
      An A to Z Co-Host
      Tossing It Out

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    4. Dang! Next week? We already have another 'BOTB' coming up next week?

      My, oh my,
      time does fly...
      in a Mercury!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  14. HA! I'd have bet a bunch of money that you'd vote Lindley. Are our musical tastes gravitating together? Will they someday meet, as impelled by unseen forces?

    We have been voting very much alike of late, my friend! You must be beside yourself!

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    1. >>... You must be beside yourself!

      "Beside myself"?! Dude, I'm scared sixless!
      It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel wine!

      I'm not sure what our hits and misses total at this point, but recently we have been WAY TOO FAR MORE AGREEABLE than we otter be. It's really starting to freak me out, Sheboyganbrother.

      In this round, I thought Lindley was the ONLY OPTION, the OBVIOUS ONE, 'ONESTLY! (It's an O thang... or thong.)

      The next 'BOTB' on the 15th will be interesting. It's another car song, and I have an original recording going against the better known cover version. I was familiar with and owned the cover version many years before I ever heard the original recording by the songwriter.

      In this case, there will not be nearly the drastic difference as there was in 'Mercury Blues'. So, we'll see what happens with us on the 15th, when there's a finer line between the songs.

      If we vote the same way again on the 15th, then I think Jesus is returning to the Earth THIS year! Maybe even THIS month!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  15. Wow. That was a close one. Good battle.

    If Alan Jackson hadn't recorded his own version of Lindley's cover, my vote might have been very different in this battle. But we shall never know... because even typing this comment now has AJ storming though my head with HIS version of Mercury Blues. Arlee Bird is right... earworm is the perfect word for it.

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    1. ROBIN ~
      As I'm sure is equally true for all the other BOTBers, I always really dig it when I come up with a battle that seems neck and neck all the way to the Finish Line. When a BOTB installment is a "Photo Finish" (horse racing term there), it's so much more interesting.

      I never count the votes for each participant until after I have cast my own vote. So I only have a "sense" of the race right up until the end.

      Sometimes my "sense" is that a race is very close and I'm surprised to find out at the end that it, while not exactly a blowout, was not really tight either.

      With this one, I had no doubt that the thing was neck-and-neck all the way to the Finish Line. Steve Miller jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but right after that, Lindley came on like gangbusters and then the votes kept falling on both sides, and I was very eager to reach the end to see who won because I really had NO IDEA until I counted the votes up.

      I loved this Battle because it was so nip and tuck all the way through. And I think my next one on the 15th may be a similar affair.

      My Brother Nappy already knows which songs I'll be using on the 15th - we listened to both of them yesterday - and told each other which version we'll be voting for. But he and I agreed that my BOTB #20 is almost impossible to predict the outcome of, because both versions are really good and differ only in the primary instruments used in the tunes and the manner in which the vocals are presented. It should be another interesting race that may result in yet another "Photo Finish". We'll see...

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  16. Hey STM -- since your pc problems may prevent you from posting a new BOTB, so how 'bout I cast a useless vote in a BOTB long-ago-decided that I missed? Luckily it makes no difference in determining the winner, but it's one I definitely feel strongly about:

    Here, my vote is for David Lindley by a freakin' mile. His lap-steel playin' just kicks-ass! I do like Steve Miller, and much of the Fly Like an Eagle album is wonderful, but this is one track where I think it falls short (his sappy cover of "You Send Me" is another).

    But I totally agree with you on Lindley: I absolutely love El-Rayo-X and bought it in 1981 based on his guitar playing, long before I heard Mercury Blues on the radio. Lindley's playing was a big reason why I enjoyed a lot of the 70's Jackson Browne. Lindley's version of "Mercury Blues" is raucous, rockin', and toe-tappin'. "Ain't No Way" and "Your Old Lady" from that album are also a particular favorites.

    So this was a wonderful BOTB that I'm sorry I missed, but I'm glad to see I agree with both the verdict and the host on this one.

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    1. CHRIS ~
      Thanks for coming by and... agreeing with me. I'm pleased to receive BOTB votes even after the contest has been decided.

      Fortunately, I did manage to get muhself resurrected in time to post BOTB #24, but I'm still happy you submitted a retro vote on this one.

      Yeah, Lindley is a great player and 'El Rayo-X' is probably the quirkiest album in my collection. Loved it then, love it still.

      And, yes, I too really dig 'Ain't No Way' and 'Your Old Lady'. Also, 'She Took Off My Romeos', and 'Quarter Of A Man' which can actually make me laugh.

      'El Rayo-X' is, in my opinion, one of the all-time greatest albums to drink to. 'Old Crow' whiskey goes particularly well with it... for some "unexplainable" reason. *Wink!-Wink! Nudge!-Nudge!*

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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