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.)
♫ Today’s battle pits a solo female vocalist against a hard rock band. ♫
►When you’re done here, please scroll down for a special announcement.◄
TRAIN OF THOUGHT
This song was written by Alan Earle O’Day (October 3, 1940 – May 17, 2013), an American singer-songwriter best known for “Undercover Angel“, a million-selling #1 hit in 1977. He also wrote songs for several other notable performers, such as the 1974 Helen Reddy #1 hit “Angie Baby“ and The Righteous Brothers‘ #3 Gold hit “Rock and Roll Heaven“. On to the contest:
Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, (my kind of woman!) she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long career. Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk-rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts. She began her solo career simultaneously. “Train of Thought” is the first track from her 1974 album, “Dark Lady“. (I still have that album!)
JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF
Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock band, formed in 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, with several members of his previous band, The Sparrows. They came to prominence when their iconic hits “Born to Be Wild” (which coined the phrase “heavy metal” and got me hooked on hard rock music) and “The Pusher” were featured in the 1969 movie, “Easy Rider“. “Train of Thought” is the fourth track from Steppenwolf’s ninth album, Skullduggery, released in 1976. (I still have that one, as well.)
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 midnight ET, June 20th,
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 / 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
I hope I can entice you to come back tomorrow to meet someone special:
Introducing Angelika Schwarz, a new author of contemporary literature, short stories and poems. Angelika will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions. You can also purchase Angelika’s books right here at The Doglady’s Den. Her suspense novel, “Wings at Her Heels”, is a real thriller!
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!