I apologize, yet again for my lack of response to comments in my Music Monday post, and lack of return visits. You know, sometimes I just doubt my commitment to
Sparkle Motion blogging. But my internet has been extremely slow, spotty and intermittent for a while now and has only gotten worse, an issue which isn't being checked out by a Mediacom tech till this Monday. This week has also been otherwise absolutely crazy, what with leaving town today and having worked two back-to-back double shifts previous to this (the last one being particularly stressful). All I could do yesterday was de-stress and de-compress. And watch lots and lots of Friday Night Lights.
But I digress, because I am here today with a brand new Battle of the Bands! First, I wanted to share the incredible news that last week's #ThriftScoreThursday - the retro flamingo barware set - was featured in Trisha's Thrift Score Thursday post over at Black and White Obsession. I was so, so happy!
Battle of the Bands: On the 1st and 15th of each month, I will present two different recordings of the same song, and ask readers to cast a vote for the song they like best (or dislike least). I will come back on the 7th and 21st to cast my own vote and announce the winner. To get in on this battle action yourself, all you have to do is go to the Battle of the Bands blog to read all about it!
So, for today's #BattleOfTheBands, I present to you two covers of Journey's iconic mega-hit "Don't Stop Believin'", NEITHER of which is the cover by the Glee cast...
First up, we have Finnish metal supergroup Northern Kings with their symphonic metal cover:
And next, we have the California punk sound of Flight 409:
So who's it going to be? As usual, I feel both bands did as good a job with this cover as a band can do. Both gave it their own distinctive sound, so I guess for some it may simply come down to preference. Do you prefer the version closer to the original, or the version with a definitely different sound? Cast your vote in the comments below, and feel free to let me know why you chose the song you chose - if you so choose.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Since my internet is unstable until at least Monday AND I am going out of town for the weekend, I may not be able to get around to comments and return visits until then. But I WILL get caught up ASAP and hopefully get to all the Battles before the voting cutoff! Thanks for understanding!