Started on the Far Away Series, and refined by the bloggers noted below, I've been somewhat of a renegade player in the Battle Of The Bands blogfest, which happens on the first and fifteenth of each month. These guys are the brains in this outfit:
Far Away Series
Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends
Tossing It Out
Your Daily Dose
The way it works is, I put up two versions of a song and you tell me which one you like better.
Simple right? If you look at past comments, some people agonize over this decision, but I'll let you in on a little clue.....there's no wrong answer! Whatever you like IS the right answer!
Where I fail to follow rules is, there's supposed to be a post in five days or so where I tally up the votes and disclose my preference.
Usually I disclose my preference in the comments, I assume anyone who can get to this site can also count, and I'm generally not motivated enough to do that second post.
Plus, I stink at following rules!
"Yesterday" was originally recorded by The Beatles for the Help! album, and is a melancholy acoustic guitar breakup ballad.
The song has gone on to be (allegedly) the most covered song in the history of recorded music (with more than 2,200 cover versions).
Some of you who were following my Todd Rundgren posts may have some concerns here, but rest assured that I will not post all 2,200 versions.
Let's start off with the Beatles version...
And second, Philly's own Boyz II Men with their version from their second album, titled, oddly enough, II:
A different take, to be sure....if neither one is to your liking, I can post a few hundred more...