Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Battle of the Bands: Christmas Cookies

Hard to believe it is the 15th already. It is time for another Battle of the Bands battle. Again I am going with a Holiday theme.

To get in the Holiday spirit I picked a yummy song "Christmas Cookies." The rules are simple I pick a song and present a couple of bands battling it out with the song. You pick the one you like best by casting your vote in the comments. The whys and other comments are always welcomed.

Please check out the other battles:

 list of Battle of the Bands participants..

 I snagged it from STMcC Presents 'Battle of the Bands': 

@ ‘FAR AWAY SERIES’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ by clicking HERE.
@ 'BOOK LOVER' by clicking HERE.
@ 'MIKE'S RAMBLINGS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CURIOUS AS A CATHY' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE DOGLADY'S DEN' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'J.A. SCOTT' by clicking HERE.
@ 'NOVELBREWS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'QUIET LAUGHTER' by clicking HERE.
@ 'BE REINVINTAGED' by clicking HERE

This time around the song is George Strait's "Christmas Cookies"

Contestant One: Scott McCreery

Contestant Two: Loose Cattle

Wishing you Wonderful Holidays! Please vote and come back the results will be up soon and I will have more posts.


Arlee Bird said...

George Strait is hard to beat on this tune. Scotty sings fine, but my vote goes to Loose Cattle. I prefer the vocal interplay and definite go for the fiddle.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

holli said...

Gotta go with King George for this battle!! The Loose Cattle close second.

Guilie Castillo said...

I know we're not supposed to vote based on videos, but... I'm sorry, the dogs just won me over :D Another vote for Loose Cattle (and kudos on their name... seriously, best band name ever).
Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

Janie Junebug said...

How can I not vote for Loose Cattle when the video has doggies?


Janie Junebug said...

I can't comment here any more unless you remove the picture verification. It's too difficult for me to see the photos.

John Holton said...

I'm going with Loose Catttle on this, because I thought they interpreted the song better. Scott McCreery, even with points added to even things up because of the lousy quality of the clip (poor audio and shaky video), just didn't quite capture the humor of the song.

And I agree with Janie, the picture quiz to prove I'm not a robot is a big pain in the ass.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Mike - I hate to say this, but if Scott McCreery's had been a better video, I'd have chosen him. Seriously - I have to go with Loose Cattle, and their loose cookies!

Birgit said...

I prefer the 2nd version and not because of the funny video or because of the poor sound quality of the first but I liked the 2 singers together and the light-heartedness(spelling??) in their voices. I found their voices stronger and less of a twang

Michele at Angels Bark said...

Happy Holidays Mike!!! I like Loose Cattle best of your two choices. Loose Cattle has a good sound. I didn't like Scott McCreery's sound so Loose Cattle won my heart. Plus the dogs swayed me, which should be no surprise there! Give my vote to Loose Cattle.
Hope you have a fabulous holiday season!

Michele at Angels Bark

Mike said...

Thanks everyone for letting me know about the picture thingy. Hopefully it is removed now.

farawayeyes said...

I love the King George version of this song and would vote for it if I could.

Scott seems to be a poor man's version of KG (a very poor versions indeed).

so give my vote to Loose Cattle. Their version was different and fun and enjoyable to listen to. also, I loved their video, even though that's not supposed to sway our vote.

Jeffrey Scott said...

I hate to vote based on anything other than song, but this time I simply have to. The sound quality and humour of the second (Loose Cattle) won me over.
Where can I get a pair of those baking hounds? I wouldn't mind one.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

As others said, the poor audio quality of the first one (sounding like it was recorded in an echo chamber... or recorded by a fan on their cell phone at the concert from up in "Peanut Heaven") really killed Scotty's chance of winning this BOTB.

Just on clear quality alone I'd have to vote for LOOSE CATTLE. But even aside from that, I enjoyed their lighthearted duet.

~ D-FensDogG
'Loyal American Underground'

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

MIKE, please get rid of the "Captcha" thing, if you can. It's a pain. I recommend either just leaving your blog open to comments, or using the "Moderation" mode, like I do. But "Captcha" is the worst of the three options for commenters, I sincerely believe. Thanks, Brother.
~ D-FensDogG

Arlee Bird said...

I just wanted to try this Captcha thing since I didn't notice it before.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Cathy Kennedy said...

Merry Christmas, Mike! What a fun song choice to feature on BoTB. I thought for sure, I'd pick Scotty, but I absolutely loved the playful vocals of contender #2. Give my vote to Loose Cattle, please!

Anonymous said...

Loose Cattle gets my vote! Something sweet about the harmony and definitely the fiddle.

dolorah said...

Love this song, its just adorable. And Loose Cattle really hit that vibe with their version, video aside.

But ya know, Scotty has an awesome voice. Put him in a studio with a decent sound system and he could be a George contender. I'll give him my vote because he was very good despite the musical backup.

Merry Christmas Dude :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, the dogs won me over for Loose Cattle as well! Full disclosure here, though - even without the video, I would have picked this one simply because the sound quality was so much better. I know Scotty is a country artist, but I couldn't hear much of the vocals or music in his video. His would have been much better recorded, but I'm guessing like many other artists out there, this is probably something he just performs live for now?

But yeah. My vote is for Loose Cattle.

Robin said...

With that poor audio quality I'm afraid Scott just didn't have a shot on this one. Plus, the Loose Cattle version was really good (and different from the original). So, chalk one more for Loose Cattle.