Saints preserve us, I'm late for the
THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS!
Please forgive! Things are hopping at the casa, but in a good way. Besides, I'm old. I'm milking that excuse till I hit 100.
This music blogging event was first introduced by our friends, Fae and Stephen, and I'd like to give them a heartfelt "thank you":
Our battles take place twice a month: on the 1st and 15th. The results come six days later: on the 7th and 21st. That's when I return, total all of the votes, maybe even mine (if necessary), and announce the winner.
God bless America, I loved Three Dog Night...not Beatle-level love, but that particular group got a lot of play on the official teen Cherdo record player. Bring on the 45's (you sassy kids quit making fun of the fact that I had a record player and get an ed-u-ma-cation...and no! A 45 was not a gun!).
Three Dog Night, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Bobby Sherman, Elton John...welcome to the early 70's. David Bowie was busting out Ziggy Stardust and the Rolling Stones were wailing "Tumbling Dice."
As a young teen, I thought every group wrote every song they sang. Not so, Horatio. Who knew? In fact, the song "Easy to Be Hard" came from the rock opera Hair.
So, it turns out that Drei Hund Nacht can't really lay true claim to this one; but Chuck Negron sure can belt it out in his smooth, pre-heroin days. And Cheryl Barnes did a bang up job on it in the film adaptation of Hair... so...the only way to call this one is with a BATTLE!
CONTENDER #1: THREE DOG NIGHT
CONTENDER #2: CHERYL BARNES
Help up sort this out with a vote, then pop over to my peeps' blog battles! Results will be posted on the seventh!