Thursday, December 22, 2016

Battle of the Bands: The Fall of U2

The results of my Christmas battle of the Band are in a few days before Christmas like an early Christmas gift. In reality this one was decided early and often. Marry Burris was the only one to vote for U2. The next nine went to Vertical Horizon.

Some truly liked Vertical Horizons and some just did not like U2.

Here is another Christmas song from Vertical Horizon "The Man Who Would be Santa"

                                              "Everything You Want"

I figured I wouldn't go all Christmas on this post as the above video shows.

Now how do I make U2 better...maybe add Robert Plant and have them do Led Zeppelin songs?

Oh well, I am sure I will post something in here before the New Year's and I will be back on New Year's Day for a New Battle of the Bands. Hope you have wonderful Holidays!


Chris said...

I think a lot of people have trouble separating the art from the artist. I know some of my in-laws cant stand U2's music because of Bono's social conscience. It's a shame, they're dismissing one of the all-time greatest rock acts because of personal politics.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Mike!

Thank goodness for people like Mary Burris. They keep these battles interesting and prevent the dreaded blow-outs. I went with Vertical Horizon and enjoyed these two bonus tracks by the band. I dig "Whole Lotta Love" but didn't much care for that U2 - Plant collaboration because I don't like it when an artist stops singing, points the mic at the audience and asks them to sing the song for him. That ain't what we paid good money for.

Anyway, thanks for introducing me to VH, good buddy, and happy holidays to you and yours!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I had a helluva blowout this BOTB round as well. But at least I expected mine to be a blowout, so I wasn't disappointed.

You have a fun but safe Christmas / New Year's celebration and we'll meet again for that first Battle of 2017, Brother.

~ D-FensDogG