Monday, October 24, 2016

Battle of the Bands: Results for Rocktober Fun!

I'll start with a confession. The idea of this song being chosen for my Battle of the Bands came from another cover of the song. I didn't use that version because they left an outburst from the artist which included some foul language. I'm sure most of my readers could have handled it, I am sure I would have put a disclaimer or warning up. I still like the version I just went in a different direction.

Interesting fact: Both vocalists in my Battles have passed away.

Poor Sam Kinison, with all the big name rockers appearing on the video and he still lost badly. The video I used left off the Rodney Dangerfield and Jon Bon Jovi  introduction. Adding Steven Tyler and Joe Perry didn't help. Slash, Steven Adler and Richie Sambora didn't help. Tommy Lee, C.C. DeVille, Billy Idol and more didn't save him.

The votes came in 9 to 2 in favor of The Divinyls!

We celebrate winners and today is know exception.

This song was named one of the top 30 Australian Songs of All Time..

This song was their biggest hit...

The above clip was from the Arsenio Hall Show. A fun show I enjoyed in my youthful years!

I will leave you with "Pleasure and Pain"

Thanks for visiting!  I will have some more Rocktober posts up soon. My next Battle will be November 1 which will be a new month. So visit then to see what I come up with.


Arlee Bird said...

I'm glad Kinison didn't make the grade in this match. He was pretty obnoxious and foul. Your readers apparently still have good taste.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Jeffrey Scott said...

Ah yes, I remember the Arsenio Hall show too. Woof Woof Woof

Chris said...

Ah, the early 90's. I was too young for Kinnison's stand-up but I do remember his guest appearance on Married...With Children (no, I was not too young for the Bundys haha) And I remember all the hoopla over "I Touch Myself", I think it was MTV's video of the year if I remember right?

Sorry I missed this battle, but I bet it was interesting. Looking forward to the next one!