The DOG vs CAT Battle of the Bands Tournament ROUND ONE Results are in!
(Hey, if you’re looking for the Monday’s Music Moves Me post, scroll down or click here).
In case you’re out of the loop and aren’t sure what’s going on here, Mary from Jingle Jangle Jungle and I have teamed up to do the Ultimate Dog vs Cat Battle of the Bands Tournament. You can go back to my original Round One DOG Battle post for full details, or Mary’s Round One CAT Battle.
For my Hard-Rock Dog Song battle (here if you missed it), the contenders were Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” going up against Ted Nugent’s “Dog Eat Dog” —
It was a bonafide dog-fight (although at first Zeppelin was getting all the votes). Unfortunately it’s summer and the number of participants is way down so there were only nine voters.
First let me tell you how I voted: I chose Ted Nugent’s “Dog Eat Dog” for two simple reasons: as mentioned in the original post, the whole Free For All album brings back a rush of memories for me from the late 70s, which were my glory days, so to speak. And the second reason is, although I very much like Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog,” the song was soooo overplayed on the radio that I got sick of it. Even today it’s played frequently on Classic Rock stations so I find myself saying “Not again! Can’t they ever go deep???!”
So of course my vote went with the three others who voted for Ted Nugent.
And you know what that means: Five folks cast their votes and…
Led Zeppelin’s “BLACK DOG” is the victor in ROUND ONE of the Dog v Cat Tournament….but let it be known this song won only by a hair (of the dog)…
FINAL TALLY: Led Zeppelin “Black Dog” – 5 votes
Ted Nugent “Dog Eat Dog” – 4 votes
To close out Round One, here is Led Zeppelin live, performing Black Dog:
They may be old(er) now, but they can still rock! Here’s Led Zep performing the winning song in their later years:
Be sure to go check out the Round One CAT results at Jingle Jangle Jungle where Mary featured Nitro and Pantera duking it out over Ted Nugent’s Cat Scratch Fever!
And be sure to mark your calendars and come back on August 1st for ROUND TWO of this Ultimate Dog v Cat Battle of the Bands Tournament! Round Two will feature battles with Soft Rock Dog and Cat songs! What songs might those be?? Come back on 8/1 and find out!