Started on the Far Away Series, and refined by the bloggers noted below, I've been somewhat of a wannabe player in the Battle Of The Bands blogfest, which happens on the first and fifteenth of each month. These guys are to blame for this foolishness:
Far Away Series
STMcC Presents BATTLE OF THE BANDS
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!
There's supposed to be a post in five days or so where I tally up the votes and disclose my preference, but I'm generally not motivated enough to do that second post. Plus, if you can sit infront of a computer, I am assuming you can count.
Sometimes, a cover song becomes more popular than the original-in fact, sometimes the original goes largely unheard and people assume that the cover is the original.
A really good example of this phenomena is Joan Jett's cover of "I Love Rock 'N' Roll."
The song was initially recorded by the London-based band The Arrows in 1975, but the song went largely unheard, at least on this side of the pond.
Former Runaways member Jett resurrected the song as the title track for her second solo album in 1982 and took the song to number one for a whopping seven weeks.
It's become her signature song.
So here is the original version from The Arrows...
And here is the version you know by Ms. Jett:
There you have it...you know what to do and where to do it....or did you forget already?