Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and 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.)
♫♫ This song will also be featured in the upcoming chapter of Musical Memories.
Today’s battle is a celebration of diversity in musical stylings. ♫♫
NO MILK TODAY
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
From Wikipedia: “No Milk Today” is a song that was written by Graham Gouldman and originally recorded by British pop band Herman’s Hermits. It was first released as a single in the UK in October 1966 and, with the B-side “My Reservation’s Been Confirmed”, enjoyed chart success, peaking at No. 7. Although not released as a single in the US (“Dandy” was released in its place with the same B-side), it was popular enough to become a moderate hit when it was released there as the B-side to “There’s a Kind of Hush”, reaching No. 35 in 1967 (the A-side reaching No. 4). It was also a major hit in many European countries. Later the song was recorded by Gouldman himself as the sole single from his 1968 debut album “The Graham Gouldman Thing” and, in 2006, it was included on the compilation album “Greatest Hits … And More”, released by Gouldman’s own band 10cc. You can listen to it HERE, but it’s not part of the contest.
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
The Royal Gigolos, (aka Royal DJs) were a German “Pumptech” group, founded in 2003. “No Milk Today” was the second single from their debut album, “Musique Deluxe”. It reached the Top Five in various dance and sales charts worldwide.
JOSHUA JAMES AND THE FOREST RANGERS
Joshua James is an American singer-songwriter. In 2010, he collaborated with The Forest Rangers, in-house band for the TV series Sons of Anarchy, to record a cover of “No Milk Today” for the season three debut episode.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Click on your preference here too:
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Voting remains open until noon, ET Sept. 7,
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 / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / Far Away Series / Holli’s Hoots & Hollers / J.A. Scott /Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Women: We Shall Overcome / Your Daily Dose
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!