Battle of the Bands RESULTS: Doctor My Eyes

Hi guys. I’m three days late getting my Results post up. Sorry ’bout that.

The battle was with the Jackson Browne song Doctor My Eyes and the contenders were Wilson Phillips and Gretchen Wilson.

Well, Stephen’s Magic 8-Ball was right on the money on this one: Wilson Phillips took the title in this battle. Voting had a low turnout though so I wouldn’t really call it a landslide ending, as he predicted. Wilson Phillips came in with 7 votes and Gretchen Wilson with 3 votes, including mine.

Honestly, I was at a loss as to who to choose. I listened to each version several times, like 5 or 6 times each while I’ve been working on something else here, and I just had a hard time deciding on how to cast my vote. I absolutely love the vocal harmonies in the Wilson Phillips version and then I really like Gretchen’s voice and the music in her version, it being very close to the original in strength and tempo. In the end, I tossed my vote to Gretchen.

I’m going to leave you all with a fun song by Gretchen: Redneck Woman. If you haven’t heard it before, give a listen and pay attention to the lyrics (I’m posting a video with the lyrics on screen so they’ll be easy to follow). I love the lyrics. Living in Texas for the past 25 years, I’m very well acquainted with the redneck lifestyle! This is a fun song. Enjoy.

As always, thanks for your participation. I’ll be back next month, on July 15th, with a new battle.

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Battle of the Bands RESULTS: Sweet Home Alabama vs. Southern Man

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It’s Results Time for my most recent battle, pitting Lynryd Skynryd’s Sweet Home Alabama against Neil Young’s Southern Man.

I suspected going in that this really was a No Contest battle and the results went on to prove that true. I assumed that Sweet Home Alabama was going to reign supreme in this contest and that they did! However, I was surprised that the battle didn’t end in a Shut Out. Neil Young did end up getting a few votes and I was very pleased about that, especially because I think his performance of his song was fantastic.

The final tally:

Lynyrd Skynryd’s Sweet Home Alabama:  11 votes (including my own)

Neil Young’s Southern Man:  3 votes

This was a fun battle to put together and I’m very grateful to Stephen McCarthy for passing his great idea onto me. Thanks Stephen!

On another note: I will be missing the next two battles as I’m taking some time off. I’ll be back for the March 15th battle.

To close us out, I’ll leave you with my favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd song, Gimme Back My Bullets:

 

As always, thanks for your participation. See you all soon!