MEAT LOAF MANIA! | #BOTB RESULTS

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Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the June 1st BOTB post

Battle of the Bands BOTB, MEAT LOAF MANIA!

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.

This was another international Metal vs Punk contest, pitting German Metalmeisters, Xandria against Swedish Punkers, Future Idiots, covering Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.

The battle started out going back and forth and I thought it would be another tight one. As it turns out, Xandria picked up steam towards the end. Here’s how it went down:

XANDRIA:
Arlee, Diedre, Angel, Jeffrey, Cherdo, Dixie, Cathy, Michele,  Erika, Birgit, Mike, Holli, Guilie
Total: 13

FUTURE IDIOTS:
Mary, Shady, Angelika, Myke, John,  Stephen, Robin, Yolanda
Total: 08

The winner is clear, so my vote won’t matter either way, but I’m choosing Xandria. I love symphonic rock and metal! There’s an extra element of drama that permeates the senses. Lead vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen reminds me of another great metal soprano, Tarja Turunen. Plus, my old feminist heart loves the role reversal here, which Guilie also mentioned in her comment. Then there’s the male vocalist – what a sexy rasp!  Future Idiots did a decent job, but this is one song that doesn’t suit the punk genre, in my opinion. The faster tempo was somewhat jarring, although I did enjoy the vocals.

AND THE WINNER IS:

XANDRIA
by 6 votes

MEAT LOAF MANIA! #BOTB RESULTS

I couldn’t find a video of Xandria performing the song live, so here they are with something else, along with Meat Loaf, in a rare concert clip from 1993. Enjoy!

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♫ PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT ♫
Starring Meat Loaf and Cian Coey
Hamilton, Ontario, May 30, 2016:

Meat Loaf Mania! Paradise by the Dashbboard Light

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Don’t forget to check back with the others for their BOTB results:

Angels Bark / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / eVil pOp TaRt J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing  / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Quiet Laughter / ReInVintaged / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out /  / Your Daily Dose

HOST

NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS WILL BE JUNE 15th. SEE YOU THERE!

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Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?

Looking forward to your comments!

Until next time.

ROCK ON!

Debbie

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Rockchick Rapture!

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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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16 thoughts on “MEAT LOAF MANIA! | #BOTB RESULTS

  1. Meat Loaf’s career was certainly interesting, wasn’t it? I liked the music he recorded that was written by that guy who wrote the theme to Streets of Fire–Jim something? Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and I Would Do Anything for Love were both written by that guy, I think. Very melodramatic music!

    1. Hi, Stephanie; Yes, Meat Loaf combined acting with singing to great dramatic effect. 🙂 He and Jim Steinman collaborated on most of the material, or, more accurately, Steinman wrote the songs and Meat Loaf acted them out. Thanks for dropping in!

  2. I’m glad Xandria won. It was a fabulous version and I enjoyed it immensely. Good job!
    Thanks for posting another Xandria song: I like it. I know I couldn’t listen to this style of music all the time, but once in awhile it’s really neat!
    Loved seeing the pictures from your Meatloaf concert. Thanks for sharing.

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed Xandria’s version, Michele. 🙂 Symphonic metal is awesome. Love the drama! 😀 I know, it’s an acquired taste and not in the mainstream. Meat Loaf’s songs are like mini-plays; Cian Coey was fabulous singing the female parts. Putting that collage together was fun. Thanks!

  3. Hi, Debbie the Doglady!

    A 6 vote spread isn’t too bad, is it? I’m not surprised by the outcome because most voters prefer melodic and symphonic and reject the harder edged stuff. I went back and listened to both versions just now and I stand by my decision to go with the punk aggression of the Idiots. I have Xandria CDs in my personal collection and they would get my vote in most battles. To be honest with you, “Anything” is not one of my favorite songs and Meat Loaf is not one of my favorite artists. Therefore, I was hoping that Xandria would come on strong and reinvent the song with heavy metal thunder. Instead I found their performance operatic and rather tame and that isn’t my favorite style of metal at this point in time. Xandria was good but I liked the Idiots just a little more.

    Thank you very much for the entertaining battle, dear friend Debbie!

    1. Hi, Shady; Agreed; it was a good contest. ? I was expecting something a little harder-edged from Xandria as well, but in the end, the vocals, drama and feminist role reversal won me over. Voting in a battle where you’re not a fan of the song can sometimes be difficult. Future Idiots did well, considering they changed the tempo and feel of the song so much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Cheers!