When I was a teenager, there were a few songs and albums I particularly liked to listen to through headphones with the lights out... for maximum sPoOkInEsS: 'Revolution #9' by The Beatles, the Pink Floyd albums 'Meddle', 'Ummagumma', and 'Dark Side Of The Moon'. Also the song 'YEARS AGO / STEVEN' by Alice Cooper. Unless you are/were an Alice Cooper fan, it's not likely you're familiar with today's featured song.
Cooper released the album 'WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE' in 1975 and it spawned the big hit 'Only Women Bleed'. 'Years Ago' (track 8) served as something of a nearly 3-minute long intro for the next song 'STEVEN', which is the EeRiEsT one-two combination I know of. I never dreamed (or even had a nightmare) that I'd find covers of 'Steven', but I did. And it's only fitting that Stephen use 'Steven' for a Halloween treat... or trick.
Come back on Oct. 21st for the voting results when I'll also post a very cReEpY video of the original by Alice Cooper, and I'll tell you who 'Steven' is really supposed to be. (Interesting info discovered by my friend Dixie "Pigtail" Polka. Dixie found it.)
|GOODNIKS VS. NO-GOODNIKS|
Please refrain from watching this video while the song is playing as it might unduly sway the way you vote, either pro or con. Please just listen, but no watchee.
'Steven' by SCOTT ROONEY
|GODZILLA VS. KING KONG|
'Steven' by ABELKAIN
After voting here, I suggest - actually I insist - you pop over to the blogs of the other 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' participants to see which songs they have chosen and vote there also. (If their ‘BOTB’ blog bits aren’t posted yet, pour yourself two shots of ‘Grand Marnier’ over ice – do it twice – and then return to their blogs to
Voice Your Vote @ ‘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 SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE DOGLADY'S DEN' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME' by clicking HERE.
@ 'J.A. SCOTT' by clicking HERE.
@ 'NOVELBREWS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'QUIET LAUGHTER' by clicking HERE.
As I've done in the past, I will continue to return to my 'BOTB' blog bits on the 7th and 21st of each month to post my own votes and announce the winners in the comment sections.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy