Sunday, November 28, 2010

Battle of the Bands Update

Bachman-Turner Overdrive

I never posted the results of last week's Battle of the Bands matchups, so let's rectify that now. You'll recall that on my radio show, Dr. John's Record Shelf, we're trying to determine the greatest British (or Commonwealth) rock and roll group of the period 1960-1974. Last Sunday, we polished off the Teddy Boy Bracket, with Bachman-Turner Overdrive (seeded 10) upsetting Them (7) by a 9-2 margin, while Cream (2) knocked off Marmalade (15) 8-3.


The songs in competition last week were "You ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" by BTO, "Here Comes the Night" by Them, "Strange Brew" by Cream, and Reflections of My Life" by Marmalade. This wraps up Round One in the Teddy Boy Bracket, so Round Two will look like this: Rolling Stones (1) vs. Mott the Hoople (8); Free (12) vs. Manfred Mann (4); Black Sabbath (6) vs. the Animals (3); and Bachman-Turner Overdrive (10) vs. Cream (2). If you like to suggest songs to represent any of these groups in the next round, feel free to do so in the comments (remember, they can't be represented by the songs used in previous rounds). Round One will conclude next Sunday, and after that I'll start making decisions about the tunes that will comprise Round 2.

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