because it's time for another Battle of the Bands, and this week it's a double event of sorts since I found so many worthy (to me) covers of Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown". So, the original, and therefore not part of the battle (but ironically not my favorite - I know - FOR SHAME! - version) is Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown".
The gist of this is to listen to each (or enough of each) cover version to get a feel for the song. Then vote in the comments on which version you like best (or hate the least). And I'm nosy, so I always love to know why you chose a particular version over another! In order to compare apples to apples, this first round is broken into two which could fall into rock/alternative.
First up, Indie Rockers Claw Hammer with their version:
And now here is a cover by rock-rapper Elwood:
First, Dwight Yoakam:
(Try not to let the quality of the fan-recorded video (not too bad, really) or the person coughing at the first hinder your listening pleasure!)
And now, a more widely-recognized version by Toby Keith:
Since this is a double event, I plan on declaring two winners - one from each "division," if you will - and if anyone wants to tell me their overall favorite, then I will additionally declare an overall winner. I will be back on the 6th to cast my own vote and declare the winners!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for my regular #MusicMonday post if you like. For now, have a great remainder-of-the-weekend and enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday! As for me, I don't pay much attention to football, but I feel like the Seahawks will take this one. Mainly because everyone else does and I like Seattle, but almost certainly because Teddy Bear the Porcupine predicted they'd win, and he's never been wrong in his short super-bowl-predicting career. Nah. I'm actually there for the commercials, and will be switching to the Puppy Bowl as soon as that comes on.