It’s time for another Battle of the Bands and for this installment, I’m featuring covers of the 1979 classic hit The Logical Song. Give a listen to the two contenders and vote which one you like best. I’ll post the results in 6 days!
“The Logical Song” is a song by the English rock band Supertramp. The song was released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Breakfast in America, in March 1979 by A&M Records.
“The Logical Song” is Supertramp’s biggest chart hit in both the United States and their native United Kingdom and is among their most widely recognized radio hits. Roger Hodgson composed the song from an autobiographical point of view, from his experience of being sent away to boarding school for ten years. It won the 1979 Ivor Novello Award for “Best Song Musically and Lyrically”. Source: Wikipedia.
Here’s the original for your enjoyment, but Supertramp is not a contender in this contest. I couldn’t embed an actual Supertramp video because of copyright issues but here’s one so you can at least hear the original song. (For more Supertramp music, visit my A-Z Musical Tour of My Life post featuring the band).
Today’s battle features the cover by Mindless Self Indulgence (often identified using the abbreviation MSI), an American electropunk band formed in New York City in 1997. Their music has a mixed style which includes punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, techno, industrial, hip hop, and breakbeat hardcore. Here is Mindless Self Indulgence’s cover of The Logical Song:
The other contender in today’s battle is At Vance, a German neoclassical/power metal band. They were formed by vocalist Oliver Hartmann (ex-Centers) and guitarist Olaf Lenk (ex-Velvet Viper) in 1998. Here is their cover of The Logical Song:
TIME TO VOTE! Which version do you like better and why?
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