Friday, November 15, 2013
Battle of the Bands: Little Wing
Far Away Series and Ferret-Faced Facist Friends. Stephen T. McCarthy has a bit of a contest going on at FFFF so be sure to visit his site for info about the give-away and vote on all three of our sites to increase your chances of winning.
In my previous two posts I gave a number of clues that could have led you to guess my song pick for today. And if my previous match-up for "Iron Man" was considered outrageous by the majority of you, my song contest today might be taken as downright sacrilegious to some of you. A classic by a rock and roll god? Surely not, but yes...
Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix (1967)
Little Wing by The Corrs (1997)
The Corrs are an Irish pop-rock band who mix-up the contemporary sound with traditional Irish music. They are a brother and sister act that has been on the music scene since the 90's. The group is highly popular in the UK and Australia, but have a respectable following in the U.S. They've released several albums.
Here is their version of the Hendrix classic. Try to listen with an open mind. Pretend you've never heard the Hendrix version.
Now Pick Your Favorite...
I leave to you to say which version you like best. Tell us in the comments and let us know why you chose the one you did. Over the upcoming week I'll keep track of the votes and announce the winner next Friday. Anyone care to guess which version will come out on top? I'll tell you my favorite when you've all told me yours.
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