Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cheap results but not shabby - results for May 1st BOTB

Welcome to RESULTS DAY for Battle of the Bands!!

There were some pretty interesting and exciting battles this time around. I hope you got the chance to participate. If not, we return on May 15th for another awesome adventure of BOTB!  I'll be looking for everyone to join in the fun!

We have two hosts for this musical event. I'd like to thank Fae and Stephen for their examples and guidance. You never know when they'll "tweak" a battle. Our other participants, (listed in my right-hand margin) bring additional surprises! You won't know if you don't go, and have a listen, (smile).

The song I featured was by Cheap Trick : "I Want You to Want Me." It was supposed to be included on their first album, titled, 'Cheap Trick," but did not make the cut. It was a country version. I've researched and discovered that this version was replaced by Cheap Trick after they heard a more upbeat version by a French Group. It is also the version they included on their second album. Therefore the original version is not available.

CMT (Country Music Television) recently aired a "CMT Crossroads" program, featuring Jennifer Nettles with Cheap Trick doing this song. Is it a country version? I don't know. All videos of the performance cannot be played due to Viacom copyright grounds. So I'm still not able to bring a country version, played by Cheap Trick. CMT's program aired March 24th. Jennifer Nettles' new album, "Playing with Fire" should be out soon. This song will be included, but I'm not sure if Cheap Trick will be on her album, with her. 

Thank you to everyone who could listen, and take part in my battle. This one brought me a few chuckles. Those who don't care for country music - a special "thanks' for toughing it out! (smile).

The results of this battle...

Dwight Yoakum @ 10 votes, including my vote.

Gretchen Wilson @ 5 votes

Your interest in joining this blogging event would be most welcomed. Please go to Stephen T. McCarthy's blog, leave your name and blog link in the comment box!

The next battle takes place on Sunday, May 15th. I hope to see everyone then!!

I'm closing out with the song that was SIDE B of "I Want you to Want Me,"titled, "California Man."


  1. Yay Deight! Voted on the winning side this time.

  2. Nettles version would sound interesting

    1. Mike, I hope to hear pretty soon... possibly without having to purchase the CD.

      I loved the "CMT Crossroads," she did with Bon Jovi, years ago!

  3. I remember California Man! Cheap Trick sure brings back memories.
    Was a great battle Dixie. I'm glad Dwight won. :)

    I forgot what a good song California Man is. I just got new headphones today and it sounds amazing!

    Have a great weekend,
    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. You're right, Michele! California Man is a great listen!

  4. This was another cool Battle, DIXIE POLKA!
    I have a hard time trying to imagine Cheap Trick doing the song Country style.

    I was never really a fan of CT - I think I owned one album back in the day (their second one?) but it didn't get a lot of play on my turntable.

    I definitely liked the Yoakam (he's no jokeum!) and the Gretchen versions BETTER'N the CT original.

    Hey, got your card yesterday. Thanks! Will get back to ya later. Not feeling well enough to do any "real" writing at the moment.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

    1. >>..."I have a hard time trying to imagine Cheap Trick doing the song Country style."

      It is interesting to read that this song was originally country flavored. I also wonder if their performance with Jennifer Nettles was country or country-rock?

      Yoakum does that hot little twisting dance of his, but I avoided posting the video showing that. Not that you'd be interested...

      You're welcome for the card. Take good care of yourself. That's priority one, sir!

  5. I am so sorry I didn't get around in time to vote in your battle - though I'm such a big Dwight fan I'm sure my vote would have fallen with him as well.

    I love your new blog look!

    I hope to have a better grasp on time next time around, so that I can at least vote in battles before time's up (if not outright participate with my own).

    Kim (ReInVintaged)

  6. We both suck. We're sorry we didn't get around to vote on this one. We'll make up for it next time, but until then, we've sentenced ourselves to ten Hail Marys, forty-three lashes, and a partridge in a pear tree.

  7. Dwight! Dwight! Hurray for that sequined, toothpick-legged, painted on pants wonder.

  8. Dwight! Dwight! Hurray for that sequined, toothpick-legged, painted on pants wonder.

  9. this was an outstanding match. Both good and either worthy of a win. And I with the majority considered Dwight to be the more worthy.

    Outcome as it should have been.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  10. My Gretchen didn't win. :(
    Well, at least I played the game.
    PS, I finally posted my BOTB results.

  11. Dixie, looks like my pick got clobbered this round. OUCH! :)