Welcome to another edition of Battle of the Bands!
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)
I’m going with the old ‘rockchick’ vibe this week (no groaning! 😉 ) and presenting a favourite AC/DC song. They performed this at the 2003 ‘Toronto Rocks SARSstock Benefit Concert‘ and stole the show from the headlining Rolling Stones.
DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“, written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott is the first track of AC/DC’s Sept. 1976 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap album. It was also released as a single – first in Australia in October 1976 with “R.I.P. (Rock in Peace)” as its B-side, and then in the UK in January 1977 as a maxi-single with “Big Balls” and “The Jack” as its B-sides. Once the album was finally released in the US in 1981, so was the “Dirty Deeds …” single (backed by “Highway To Hell“), where it reached number four on the then-new Top Tracks chart. The song ranked No. 24 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 31st best hard rock song of all time also by VH1.
Now, on to the actual contest.
Joan Jett, (real name Joan Marie Larkin) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. She is best known for her work as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with the Runaways. She has been described as the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ and the ‘Godmother of Punk’. In 2015, she was inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is the 1st track from her 1990 cover album, ‘The Hit List’.
THE LOUNGE KITTENS
The Lounge Kittens are a comedy rock lounge act from Southampton, UK. They perform covers of classic rock and metal songs, in a lounge style. Their songs are released via their YouTube channel and accompanied by tongue-in-cheek videos which take token ideas from the original artists. ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ is the 6th track from the crowd-funded album, ‘Sequins and C-Bombs’, released in Sept. 2016.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Voting remains open until 11:59 pm EDT June 7th,
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.
These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!