Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Battles, Weddings, and Celebrations

Welcome to
(okay, sure it's only Sept 30, but the 1st falls on a day I don't normally post... )

October 1 also marks our 1 year Blogiversary!


but now it's

Time for Round #9 of Battle of the Bands!



Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!




The Song:  "White Wedding"


Wikipedia tells us this:

"White Wedding" is a song by Billy Idol that appeared on his album Billy Idol (1982). It is often considered one of his most recognizable songs, although other Idol songs charted higher. It reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 on its original release, and reached No. 6 in the UK Singles Chart upon its re-release there in 1985, when it was reissued to promote the Vital Idol remix album.

The music video, featuring Idol attending a gothic wedding, is one of his best-known videos. The bride in the music video is played by Perri Lister, Idol's real-life girlfriend at the time. She is also one of the three dancers clad in black leather, who slap their buttocks in time with the clap track in the song as they shimmy downwards near the end. "That's the kind of thing they love in England", says Idol.
In one scene from the video, Idol forces the barbed-wire wedding ring onto the bride's finger and cuts her knuckle. Lister insisted that her knuckle actually be cut in order for the scene to appear more realistic. MTV initially removed this scene from the video. Also controversial were the apparent Nazi salutes made by the crowd toward the couple. Director David Mallet says he was merely "playing with the power of crowd imagery" when he had the extras reach toward the bride and did not realize how it looked until later.
The video was filmed in a real church outside of London.


The First Contender:  Queens of the Stone Age

https://youtu.be/_aawvEn9TgU



The Second Contender: Doro Pesch

https://youtu.be/C0YGrj2A0Q4






Who will you choose?

Alright now, it’s time to cast your vote! In the comments, please enter who you are voting for and why you chose them.  Stay tuned, results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st!


And don’t forget to visit these other battles going on today!






What does tomorrow bring?


Tune in to find out! 




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