Battle of the Bands - Feral Cat Edition
Time for the next installment of Battle of the Bands!
A Big welcome to the new readers and a hearty welcome back to those of you who are not so new to this blog.
As a regular participant of Mondays Music Moves Me - I’ve noticed an influx of participants. I’m guessing Cathy over at Curious as a Cathy played a big role in bringing in the new bloghoppers.
Today’s battle is inspired by them. I hope they’ll have fun and want to join in the Battle of the Bands blog hops as well.
For those of you who may be interested - The battles take place twice a month. Once on the 1st, and again on the 15th. Some participants have chosen to participate only once a month - and that’s okay - we’re just happy to have you join us! Your battle can consist of covers of the same song, different songs with the same title, or even a themed type battle. We’re not going to withhold your tuna and salmon treats if you don’t do as everyone else does. Catch the link later in this post to Stephen’s blog to join in the fun - all you need to do is drop him a comment on his blog and he’ll add you to the roster of participants. Don’t worry, he won’t bite or scratch (unless you ask him nicely!) He's a real cool cat.
As a reminder for you seasoned readers and to help out those of you who may be new here
Here is how a battle works:
Step One - Listen to each of the contenders. TRY not to be persuaded by the videos (unless specifically requested - in the case of today’s battle, listening is more important than watching)
StepTwo - Pick the contender that you prefer the most
Step Three - Comment with your selection. (Yes, I know my blog can be pretty sometimes. Yes, I know you may not be familiar with the song(s) or artist(s). Don’t tell me about that. Instead, give me your opinion on which is the better contender.)
Step Four - Visit Stephen’s blog to check out his battle and for a list of other bloggers that have have battles going on. We each have different battles, so please be sure to visit everyone. I'll provide a link below the videos to Stephen's blog for your convenience.
Alright - I’ll make this next part quick because I know some of you want to get on to the next cat fight, or mouse chase, or maybe even a good nap.
The song I chose for today was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It was released by The Rolling Stones in December 1968. According to Mick Jagger, the song was inspired by "Heroin" by the Velvet Underground. The intro of Stray Cat and Heroin are similar. The song is told from the perspective of a man lusting after having illegal sex with a 15-year-old groupie, reasoning that "it's no hanging matter, it's no capital crime."
Contender #1 - Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1988 by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes over the course of its existence, with the current lineup being Corgan, Chamberlin, Iha and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
Contender #2 - Soundgarden
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band's full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990. The band dissolved in 1997 and re-formed in 2010. Cornell remained in Soundgarden until his death in May 2017, putting the band's future in doubt and leaving Thayil as the only remaining original member of the band.
Dog Lovers... your turn is coming soon! Stay tuned!
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AN ARTIST OR A SONG TO KNOW WHICH ONE YOU PREFER. There are no right or wrong votes, unless you vote for someone not listed as a contender or don’t vote at all.
I’ll keep the voting open until Sunday, June 10 @ 3pm EST with results posted on Monday, June 11.
I’d like to encourage you to visit the other bloggers participating in the battle of the bands as well. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into putting together these battles and they are a lot of fun. Each blogger has a different battle taking place. You can find a current list on Stephen’s blog (don't forget you can also request to join the battle of the bands blog hop by simply commenting on his blog that you'd like to join us).