DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP | BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

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Welcome to another edition of Battle of the Bands!

Battle of the Bands, #BOTB RIDERS ON THE STORM

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

HISTORY:
[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

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’.

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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.

VOTE NOW!

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.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]

Angels Bark / Curious as a Cathy / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Sound of One Hand Typing / HOST: StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out Your Daily Dose

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Until next time.

ROCK ON!

Debbie

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12 thoughts on “DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP | BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

  1. Joan Jett gave a great cover to this song but then I heard the Lounge Kittens and I love their voices, their 1940’s style here and their unique take on it so they get my vote

  2. DEBBIE ~
    I used to know a guy who thought the words were: “Dirty Deeds and the Dunder Chief”. When it was pointed out to him what the lyrics really were, he jokingly replied: “Dirty Deeds and they’re done Dirt Cheap”? What the hell does THAT even mean?!?!

    Although I do like the song ‘I Love Rock And Roll’ and always have, I simply cannot take Joan Jett seriously.

    THE LOUNGE KITTENS, on the other paw, are great, great fun and I really enjoyed both the song and its video. I’d never heard of them before, so thanks for introducing them to me. I will have to look into this further.

    I am naturally a sucker for that “lounge” sound, and it tickles me when someone applies it to a Hard Rock or Heavy Metal classic. (I once used Tiny Tim’s lounge version of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ in a BOTB contest.)

    A very enthusiastic vote for THE LOUNGE KITTENS. (Hey, where the hell’s that Martini I ordered?! He-eee-re, kitty, kitty, kitty…)

    ~ D-FensDogG
    [Link:) Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews…

  3. I always love what I like to affectionately call “lounge lizard music”. I’m not a fan of Joan Jett by any stretch of anyone’s imagination, so The Lounge Kittens get my vote. If you’re a fan of that kind of music, there is a pretty cool swing version of Oasis’s “Wonderwall” out there.

  4. Joan Jett sounds like typical Joan Jett, which is fine, but how can I not fall in love with The Lounge Kittens, who are totally different. Give my vote to those Kitties, please.

    Love,
    Janie

  5. This one’s really hard to choose. Joan Jett is, as ever, fantastic, and she knows how to do hard rock. The Lounge Kittens… well, you almost had me at “comedy rock lounge act.” I’ll go with Joan, but only by a whisker.

  6. Well this is sure a great way to kick off my BOTB tour! First of all, you showcase one of my favorite bands. I’ve always been an AC/DC fan and spent many a night in bars dancing to cover bands blasting Highway to Hell, Hells Bells, Back in Black, TNT, Whole Lotta Rosie and one of my favs, The Jack. Ah I so miss those days!!
    I didn’t know it took 5 years for the DDDDC album to make its way to the U.S.! That’s surprising. Interesting tidbit there.
    As for your battle: The Lounge Kittens are new to me. How fun! I very much enjoyed their version and the video. And I’ll definitely be checking out other Lounge Kittens videos. Great concept.
    But I have to give my vote to the mighty Joan Jett! Love her and her version of the song is fabulous. She’s coming to Dallas and Houston this summer but not stopping in Austin. 🙁
    GREAT battle today Debbie! I have a feeling that I’ll be rocking with AC/DC in my headphones the rest of the day… 🙂

    Michele at Angels Bark

  7. I’ve never been an AC/DC fan and don’t particularly like this song, though I’ll say that either rocker chick version is better to my ears than the original.

    The take by Lounge Kittens is clever and cute, but maybe a little too cute. I prefer the Joan Jett version. It’s a slick rock foray into AC/DC’s harsher more annoying version.

    Joan Jett for me.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  8. Debbie,
    The beautiful Joan Jett is a vocal powerhouse with a commanding performance. The Lounge Kittens are talented singers (great harmony) with a quirky, fun mewsic video. How do I give my vote when the artists are so different? I’m going with the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Joan Jett! 🙂 Cool battle!!

  9. Well, that was certainly different! I’ve always enjoyed AC/DC’s version, and I’ve always liked Joan Jett, so this is almost a no-brainer for me. I enjoyed The Lounge Kittens, but I don’t feel that they were able to stand up against the powerhouse that Joan Jett is. My vote is for Joan Jett.