Saturday, February 7, 2015

Results of February Battle # 1 ~ The Promise

Let's begin by thanking the co-hosts of this blogging event...

Far Away Eyes

Stephen T. McCarthy presents Battle of the Bands

If you are interested in joining, please go to Stephen T. McCarthy's site and let him know.

I don't think I've made any promises on here... but I did say I'd return on the 7th with results for this battle. What was that endearing promise? When In Rome sang, "But if you wait around a while, I'll make you fall for me... I promise, I promise you I will... I will... I will."(snicker-snort). 

Yes, wait around a while... that always worked... and it seems to have worked by the video's ending. But we weren't judging videos. It became the English wave versus the American wave... I tried so hard to find a video showing New Found Glory's take on this. I promise you - this was  a spoof... and yet - for me, a lovable spoof. I tend to think most punk rock is a spoof... but I've been wrong before. (Once in Cincinnati.)

I remember being concerned when the English sound machines came out and presumed to replace real things, like pianos, organs, guitars, drums... liked disco, only hungover. (And I enjoyed some disco. I certainly loved to dance! Still do.) But all the machine guys needed was a person who could sing. Think :  Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give you up  .

Then, of course someone reminded us of that sweet Breakfast Club: "Don't You Forget About Me", which smashed my hopes and dreams of the promise of getting a happy spoof award for New Found Glory!

Alright, alright... the results... (and if you wait around a while)... I promise you... 
(Would someone please turn on the sound machine and create a drumroll?) 
~ pfffffttttffffffttttt, thanks.

When In Rome      @ 7 votes
New Found Glory @ 6 votes

See you next time: Sunday, February 15, 2015... Thanks so much for voting.(smile)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Battle # 1 ~ The Promise

I am dcrelief ~  and this is BATTLE OF THE BANDS!! (BOTB)
BOTB ~ where you listen to different recordings of the same song, and vote for the one you like best
This special blogging event first introduced by our friends: 
Far Away Eyes
Stephen T. McCarthy presents Battle of the Bands

There are two "Battles" per month, on the 1st and 15th. Listen up and place your votes!! Feel free to leave us a comment, along with your vote. We're 'chomping at the bits' to know what you think!
The results come six days later, (on the 7th and 21st). That's when I return, add all of the votes, including mine, and announce the winner. Be sure to stop back by to see if your choice won!

Background noise on today's featured artists:

WHEN IN ROME were an English new wave group, which originally consisted of vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, and keyboards player Michael Floreale. They are best known for their 1988 single "The Promise".  A remixed version of "The Promise" was the first single from their self-titled debut album. It was an instant success, barely missing the Top Ten in the United States, peaking at No. 11.[4] Months later, the trio reached Billboard's pop chart's lower reaches for the last time with "Heaven Knows" (No. 95, 1990).[4] Additional singles did little on the charts, and the group ultimately faded away. Michael Floreale has re-established the group in Texas, under the same name. Farrington and Mann are a Uk based duo, no longer using the band's name.  More info here:

NEW FOUND GLORY is an American rock band from Coral Springs, Florida, formed in 1997. Emerging as part of the second wave of pop punk in the late 1990s,[7][8] music critics consider them a key pioneer of the genre.[9][10][11][12][13] Labelled the "godfathers of punk",[14][15][16] AllMusic credits them for "practically serving alongside the work of Blink-182 as the blueprint to the entire genre for the early 2000s."[17] Also renowned for their energetic live performances,[18][19][20] the band has garnered a cult following since their inception. During their lengthy recording career, the band have released eight studio albums, one live album, two EPs, and three cover albums.  The band currently consists of Jordan Pundik (vocals), Chad Gilbert (guitar), Ian Grushka (bass) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums).[3][4] Longtime guitarist and lyricist Steve Klein departed from the band, in late 2013, following "personal differences."[5][6] More info here:

When you're done here, there are more participants to listen to, and vote. Oh yes!

See my right-hand margin > BATTLE BAND PARTICIPANTS... a variety of music going on!
Maybe you'd like to join the fun? Go to Stephen T. McCarthy's link above: leave a message, and your blog address. Time to vote for the one you like the best... see you on the 7th!

The original ~ When In Rome - The Promise, with video action.

The Challenger  ~ New Found Glory - The Promise, with lyrics