The Battle of the Bands--Christmas Special Edition
During December several (or maybe all) of the BOTB participants are taking on Christmas song versions to do battle against each other. The Battle of the Bands is a bi-monthly event that takes place on the first and fifteenth. You listen, then you vote for your favorite, and then in a week or so we tell you who won. Fun and easy!
The event was organized by the folks at Far Away Series and Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends. There are other participants who will be listed at the bottom of this post. Be sure to visit all of the Battles and cast your vote on each. If you want to join in with your own match up then let us know in the comment section so we can come visit your site as well.
And now let this battle begin.
Jethro Tull "We Five Kings" (2003)
Since the 70's "We Three Kings" was often a staple of Jethro Tull concerts. They'd interject an instrumental version of the melody somewhere into their song line-up even if it weren't anywhere near Christmas. Actually it worked quite well since the song adapts nicely to the Jethro Tull sound. For some reason they've called it "We Five Kings" on their Christmas album, but it's still the same melody with which we are all familiar.
Peter Shu "We Three Kings" (2009)
I thought this was an interesting take on the traditional carol. "We Three Kings" is here performed in the style of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" This jazzed up version works for me even with the Mission Impossible ending. Kind of cool.
Vote for Your Favorite
Now it's in your hands. Tell us which version you prefer and why. Then when you are done voting here be sure to visit the other participants.
Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends
Your Daily Dose
The Creative Outlet of StratPlayer