21 CommentsBattle of the Bands (BOTB), Blogfests, Music

Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the Oct. 15th BOTB post

Battle of the Bands BOTB White Rabbit

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.

This one pitted Seattle Heavy Metal band, Sanctuary
against Boston Hardcore (Punk) band, Slapshot

It was difficult to find covers that weren’t pale imitations of the original, so I wandered into other genres. These two were the most interesting and diverse, which makes for a good battle, but I knew some of you wouldn’t like the music. It’s impossible to please everyone, but it’s good to represent different musical styles. I might even delve into classical, in future.

For the first while, it was going back and forth, but then Sanctuary pulled ahead and stayed there. It seems, more of you preferred (or found least annoying) metal to punk.

Both versions had great intros; Sanctuary’s growling “Alice is on drugs again” and Slapshot’s drums. After that, my ears preferred Sanctuary’s vocals and overall arrangement. I didn’t like Slapshot’s increase in tempo and the vocals kept changing, which was somewhat annoying. My vote doesn’t make a difference, as Sanctuary was already far ahead.



White Rabbit, #BOTB results

This is another battle I thought would be closer.

Here’s the winner once more, in a live performance:

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 / 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



Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
Did your favourite win?

Looking forward to your comments!

Until next time.



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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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21 thoughts on “WHITE RABBIT – #BOTB RESULTS

  1. It was definitely different styles of music. White Rabbit is such a good song with Jefferson Airplane doing it, I don’t think anyone could compare, no matter how good they were. Do you? Grace Slick is incomparable!
    Good battle Debbie.

  2. Debbie – I apologize but I somehow missed your battle. And this is a song I like too.
    Forgive me for missing out – see you in November.

  3. Well, well… Look at that. Yeah, Sanctuary really killed it. But Slapshot wasn’t bad… it was just the multiple-personality vocals that annoyed me a bit 😀 But I’ve since listened to some of their other stuff and they’re gooooood—so thank you for introducing me to them. Whoever wins/loses, meeting a new band is always a plus 🙂 Thanks, Debbie!

  4. Hi, Debbie the Doglady! Looks like you and I are grooming a new crop of metal heads by placing acts like Sanctuary, Metallica and Cinderella in our battles. I’m happy to know that Sanctuary triumphed and that your vote matched mine again. I look forward to your next contest, dear friend Debbie!

    1. HI, Shady; Yes, we do have similar tastes in music. 🙂 We metal heads seem to be in the minority. I like to present a variety of genres, but there will always be some hard stuff thrown in, here and there. Glad you enjoyed the battle!

  5. I generally like all forms of music. Even metal, punk or country. Though obviously, some forms I like more than others.
    Pop and Rock are my favourites, especially 80’s. This just wasn’t one of the songs I was particularly fond of. No worries, as you say you can’t please everyone. Besides, you post a lot of battles where I love the songs.

    1. Hi Jeffrey; I think maybe it’s a mistake to use a hugely popular original like this because none of the covers can compare, but I wanted to mix things up a little. 🙂 We’ll see what the next one brings. You won’t find too much 80s stuff here, though. Not my favourite decade for music.

  6. I was in the minority, but still it was a worthy Battle. I may still use this song someday, but that’s probably a long way off as I have so many other songs to use. Maybe I’ll never use it.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the battle, Lee. Win some, lose some…..
      Do you keep a running list of songs to use? That’s something I should start doing, as it’s a struggle to come up with something good every two weeks.

      1. I actually set up my BOTB posts for future dates with title for easy reference and the video clips I’ll be using. I often add some additional parts to the post if I get ambitious and in a few cases even have most of the post ready to go. After that it’s just a matter of moving the started post to the date I’ll be using. Right now I’m guessing I must have 30 to 40 BOTB in my future post line-up. Problem is that I keep adding to that list as I think of more songs I’d like to use someday.

        Arlee Bird
        A to Z Challenge Co-host