January Battle Of The Bands
It’s been a minute or two… but as promised, I have returned to Battle of the Bands. For those of you that may be new to my blog, I recently took a hiatus from the battles. Hopefully, our fearless battle leader will be returning as well.
I had a particular song in mind for today’s battle, but then YouTube recommended a video to me, and it pretty much summed up my thoughts. Yes, I’m old enough to remember the original… and yes, I may have even owned a cassette containing the song.
To explain further why I have selected today’s song: 2020 was a tough year for me. No, I didn’t have COVID, but I did have a medical appointment of some sort every single week (and multiple times most weeks) up until Thanksgiving. That’s when I put my foot down and insisted my medical care be given a moratorium until January. Between the appointments, trying to keep up with 2 blogs, the multiple facebook pages and groups that I run, I had had enough!
Today’s battle song: I Don’t Care Anymore
In 1982, Phil Collins (drummer/lead singer for Genesis - not to be confused with Phil Collen, guitarist for Def Leppard) released the song on his second solo album. It is one of his most recognizable signature songs and a favorite of his fans.
Our first contender is: Hell Yeah
Hellyeah, stylized as HELLYEAH, is an American heavy metal supergroup formed in Dallas, Texas in 2006. The band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist Chad Gray, guitarists Christian Brady and Tom Maxwell, bassist Kyle Sanders, and drummer Roy Mayorga. The idea to form a supergroup originated in 2000 on the Tattoo the Earth tour, although plans were constantly put on hold due to scheduling conflicts. The summer of 2006 allowed the band to take the project seriously and record its first album. Recorded at Chasin' Jason studio in Dimebag Darrell's backyard, their self-titled album entered the Billboard 200 at number 9, selling 45,000 copies. AllMusic reviewer William Ruhlmann stated the album is "a competent example of its genre" awarding the album three-and-a-half stars.
Our other contender is a collaboration of: Staind, Saint Asonia, and Seether
In the event that you are new here, or you have simply forgotten… Here’s a review of how a battle works:
Listen to each of the contenders. Try not to be persuaded by the videos.
Pick the contender that you prefer the most
Leave a comment with the name of the contender you have chosen. Feel free to expound upon your choice.
Visit the other bloggers that have battles taking place. Their battles are different from each other, so be sure to check them each out.
Alright now… Cast your votes in the comments!
Voting will end on Wednesday, January 6 @ Noon ET with results being posted on Thursday, January 7.