Can you believe it’s the middle of August already?
Time for another Battle of the Bands contest.
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. (Please note: Effective July 2017, some of us switched to once a month on the 15th. Others may opt to continue with twice a month.) See below for further details.
This one’s a little unusual. Enjoy!
Seven Nation Army is a song by American rock duo The White Stripes. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Elephant, in March 2003, and reached number one, maintaining that position for three weeks. It was well received commercially and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. A combination of the song’s popularity, recognizable riff, and defiant lyrics led to it becoming the band’s signature. It has been used widely at sporting events (especially European soccer) and political protests internationally. – WIKIPEDIA
[Reference only. Not eligible for voting.]
On to the contest!
GRETA SALOMEGreta Salóme Stefánsdóttir known outside Iceland simply as Greta Salóme is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, and violinist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. In Sept. 2016, she received a challenge from her fans on social media to do something different than what she would normally do, where only her voice and violin were permitted. The chosen song was Seven Nation Army. Greta rose to the challenge and went an untraditional route with the arrangement by using the violin for drums, chords, and all other instruments. She even transformed a part of the song into rap, which is not something she had done before.
[vocals start at 0:45]
THE PRETTY RECKLESS
The Pretty Reckless, fronted by actor/singer/rhythm guitarist Taylor Momsen is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 2009, the band has released three studio albums, two EPs, 11 singles and 12 music videos. Seven Nation Army is a staple of their live shows.
[vocals start at 1:46]
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Voting remains open until 11:59 pm EDT Aug. 21st,
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 / Cherdo On The Flipside / 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.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!
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