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Welcome back, my friends, to the "Battle" that never ends.
We're so glad you could attend. Come inside! Come inside!
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This is 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB') where you listen to different recordings and vote for the one you like best. A new Battle gets posted on the 1st of each month and on the 7th, I place my own vote, tally 'em all up and announce the winner.
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Friend? Foe? Stranger? No matter, ALL are welcome. So pull up a chair, pour yourself 24 oz. of DOG BITE High Gravity Lager (or the poison of your choice) and turn it up to Eleven!
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[NOTE: Links to the first year of 'BOTB' (#1 - #24) can be found at the very bottom of this page.]

Saturday, October 1, 2022

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: OCT. 1, 2022 (Or, THE 'FIGHT SONGS' FIGHT)

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Do you have a personal 'FIGHT SONG'? If so, please tell me what it is when you vote in the comment section below. I'd love to learn everyone's personal 'Fight Song'.

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In the realm of sports, the idea of a 'Fight Song' goes way back and was originally a collegiate concept. Boston College's 'For Boston' (1885) may have been the first. 

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In Major League Baseball they are referred to as 'Walk-Up Songs'. [link> 27 Best Baseball Walk-Up Songs (Of All Time)  These are songs that are played in the stadium when a hitter is walking up to the plate and he is looking for that extra "GRRRR!"; looking for that added boost of adrenaline that can come from a feisty, inspirational song just before the batter faces the pitcher and those 100 MPH fastballs. (Even some pitchers have had 'Warm-Up Songs'.)

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In Martial Arts, it's referred to as a [link> 'Walkout Song'This is a song meant to fire up the fighter and crank his aggression "up to eleven" when he walks out to the field of battle.

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The whole point of a 'Fight Song' (or 'Walk-Up Song', 'Warm-Up Song', or 'Walkout Song') is to awaken and energize the inner lion (or lioness) in a competitor / performer. 

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In 2015, Rachel Platten had a #6 Billboard hit with a very popular song she wrote & recorded titled 'Fight Song'. (I'm not a musician, but in 1980 I wrote my own 'Fight Poem' titled 'The Mad Dog'.) I recently asked my friend Sheboyganboy Six (aka Sixgun McItchyfinger) what his personal 'Fight Song' is and he mentioned two songs by The Who, one of which was 'Behind Blue Eyes'. I've always liked that song because I can relate to it, and also because I have always strongly associated it with my Brother, who was born with pale blue eyes and an innate anger directed at "this world".

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In 1997, after having heard it from eight to ten times, I recognized that a very obscure song by The Beach Boys titled 'Long Promised Road' was my own personal 'Fight Song'.

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This is a 3-Way 'Fight Song' Fight between Rachel Platten's 'Fight Song', The Who's 'Behind Blue Eyes', and The Beach Boys' 'Long Promised Road'. Please tell me in the comment section which of these 3 songs appeals to you the most (for any reason whatsoever, and not necessarily as a 'Fight Song'). And please tell me if you have your own favorite 'Fight Song' that speaks to you and makes your inner lion or lioness roar. 

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I'm including the lyrics to all 3 songs for those who want to sing along.

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FIGHT SONG (#6 on Billboard, 2015) by Rachel Platten 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp3nx6YFJH0

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FIGHT SONG lyrics:

Like a small boat

On the ocean

Sending big waves

Into motion

Like how a single word

Can make a heart open

I might only have one match

But I can make an explosion


And all those things I didn't say

Wrecking balls inside my brain

I will scream them loud tonight

Can you hear my voice this time?


This is my fight song

Take back my life song

Prove I'm alright song

My power's turned on

Starting right now I'll be strong

I'll play my fight song

And I don't really care if nobody else believes

'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me


Losing friends and I'm chasing sleep

Everybody's worried about me

In too deep

Say I'm in too deep (in too deep)

And it's been two years, I miss my home

But there's a fire burning in my bones

Still believe

Yeah, I still believe


And all those things I didn't say

Wrecking balls inside my brain

I will scream them loud tonight

Can you hear my voice this time?


This is my fight song

Take back my life song

Prove I'm alright song

My power's turned on

Starting right now I'll be strong

I'll play my fight song

And I don't really care if nobody else believes

'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

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BEHIND BLUE EYES (#34 on Billboard, 1971) by The Who

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMrImMedYRo

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BEHIND BLUE EYES lyrics:

No one knows what it's like

To be the bad man

To be the sad man

Behind blue eyes


No one knows what it's like

To be hated

To be fated

To telling only lies


But my dreams, they aren't as empty

As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely

My love is vengeance that's never free


No one knows what it's like

To feel these feelings

Like I do

And I blame you


No one bites back as hard

On their anger

None of my pain and woe

Can show through


But my dreams, they aren't as empty

As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely

My love is vengeance that's never free


When my fist clenches, crack it open

Before I use it and lose my cool

When I smile, tell me some bad news

Before I laugh and act like a fool


And if I swallow anything evil

Put your finger down my throat

And if I shiver, please give me a blanket

Keep me warm, let me wear your coat


No one knows what it's like

To be the bad man

To be the sad man

Behind blue eyes

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LONG PROMISED ROAD (#89 on Billboard, 1970) by The Beach Boys 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmAqpRFGzRQ

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LONG PROMISED ROAD lyrics:

So hard to answer future's riddle

When ahead is seeming so far behind

So hard to laugh a child-like giggle

When the tears start to torture my mind

So hard to shed the life of before

To let my soul automatically soar


But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah

Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me

Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down


Sew up the wounds of revolution

And the Now starts to get in my way

So what if life's a revelation

If the mind speaks of only today?

So real, the pain of growing in soul

Of climbing up to reality's goal


But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah

Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me

Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down


Long promised road

Trail starts at dawn

Carries on to the season's ending

Long promised road

Flows to the Source, gentle Force

Never ending, never ending


So hard to lift the jeweled sceptre

When the weight turns a smile to a frown

So hard to drink of passion nectar

When the taste of life's holding me down

So hard to plant the seed of reform

To set my sights on defeating the storm


So I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah

Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me

Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down


I'd love to see You

I'd love to see You

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I thank y'all in advance for your participation. I'll return here on or about October 8th to announce the results.

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~ Stephen T. McCarthy

28 comments:

  1. I'll go with Rachel Platten and "Fight Song" in this battle. "Behind Blue Eyes" is WAY too depressing, and though I like The Beach Boys' song, I like Rachel better.

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    1. >>... "Behind Blue Eyes" is WAY too depressing

      Damn, John, you say that like it's a *BAD* thing!

      If I didn't feel depressed, I wouldn't feel anything at all.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  2. This IS an interesting Battle concept. In recent months I've been dabbling with a screen play idea and I wrote a theme song called "Wildfire (Fire Away)" which I'd name as my current favorite fight song. Unfortunately no one will hear it unless I can record it one day. I can dream.

    Of fight songs that fuel me, the first that came to my mind was "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty. I like the defiant stance of the song and it kind of fits me in a lot of ways. I can be pretty stubborn about my views.

    I can't remember the Beach Boys song, but it has a nice sound. But when it comes to the Boys all their songs have something that appeals to me.

    The Rachel Platten song is okay though a bit worn with me. Nothing about it gets me much excited.

    Then there's one of the best songs from one of the greatest rock albums of all time. I never thought of it as a "fight song" but I can see it now. And it's a great song.

    Give my vote to The Who and "Behind Blue Eyes".

    Now on to fight the day!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  3. Tough choices, Stephen T! At one time or another I think they've all been my fight song ;-) For this battle, at this time, I'm going with Rachel Platten.
    My go-to fight song is one by Triumph, called
    Fight the Good Fight

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    1. Thanks, dIEDRE!
      I appreciate your four cents in the BOTB kitty (your personal fight song counts for an additional two cents).

      I don't know that Triumph song, but as soon as this Van Morrison song ('All Saints Day') I'm listening to at the moment ends, I'll go to YT and check it out.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  4. This is a pretty fun battle! There are so many choices for "fight" songs that it must have been hard to choose.

    The first one I hear with airplay, but it just doesn't sound very "fighty" to me. A female singing a fight song needs to have more edge... like maybe Pat Benatar's "Hit me with your best shot." That she is now refusing to play any more because is features the word "shot." Of course we all know: the way to solve gun violence is by eliminating any words that remind us it exists. Like "pow."

    I understand that the Beach Boys song is your fight song, but it does not hit me that way at all.

    I didn't know about "walk-up songs" in baseball, and that strikes me as slightly different than a fight song. My own walk-up song would be another by The Who: "The Real Me." I actually used to play this on a portable cassette recorder before first serve in tennis matches, and I played like a "chateau on fire."

    Obviously, I am going to vote for The Who here. While Behind Blue Eyes is not an blatantly fighty song (like Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting,) I feel a seething undercurrent that is ready to explode. Watch his eyes and be careful! So it's a crypto fighty song!

    Sixgun McItchyfinger

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    1. POSTSCRIPT:
      Oh, yeah, I can see 'The Real Me' as being a person's "Fight Song". Not lyrically, but that energy & ferocious beat definitely has a Fight Song spirit about it.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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    2. Yes, with "The Real Me" it IS the energy and beat. But those frenetic bass and drum parts ramp up the energy like crazy for me! But again, I am still figuring out the definition of a fight song in your book.

      To GDogg you said:
      "'Behind Blue Eyes' is more like a Warning Song. It's giving advance notice of what will happen if you keep poking the bear. I've always loved it." That is right. To me it is a fignt song in the sense that a fight is impending. But thinking about a "WALK UP SONG" means one that ramps me up so I'm ready to start swinging. I do not feel that way with Behind Blue Eyes. This nuance does not change my vote, but it is a difference.

      BTW, I am going to go listen 6 or 7 times to "Long Promised Road" and see if I get it.
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  5. Yo S-Man,

    Eye Of The Tiger, the clichรฉ for both sports scenes and arena rock, comes to mind.  You have to admit, if it was played to Kirk Gibson pumping his arm rounding the bases, it would sound better.

    Mike Tyson's entrance vs Spinks (already in the ring) to just rumbling bass, minimalism that matched his no socks and no robe.  "Prediction?  Pain" - Mr. T

    A song to fight or at least throw darts or firebombs at opposing European soccer fans.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OHC77Vdjoc

    Will be interesting to see if Rachel Platten gets your vote (although it sounds like The Beach Boys will).  If you posted the song as a blind item, I would have guessed it's Taylor Swift, no joke.
     
    The Who get my vote.  Two+ minutes before it really kicks up, talk about slow to anger then unstoppable.  Like,  ...... -- watch out.

    Cheers,
    G Dogg

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    1. McBROTHER DOGG ~

      Thanks for bringing some spirits for the BOTB punch. If it ain't spiked, it ain't worth drinkin'. These are the three principal truths of my life:

      1) I don't drink virgin punch.
      2) I never drank to forget, and
      3) I never forgot to drink.

      Oh, yeah, 'EYE OF THE TIGER' has "Fight Song" all over it. Which I guess is why Sly decided to use it to fake-fight by.

      When I asked my Brother (the fightiest guy I know) what his personal Fight Song is, he said, [Link> "The theme from 'Rocky', OF COURSE!!" (and then he stared at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears).

      >>... If you posted the song as a blind item, I would have guessed it's Taylor Swift, no joke.

      Oh, I believe you. ALL of the Millennials sound the same to me. If I had to do a blind test, listening to Taylor Swift, Rachel Platten, and Justin Bieber, I'd probably say, "OK, you're just playing a trick on me, right? I ain't fallin' for the ol' banana in the tail pipe. I'm sure all three songs were by the same person." :-)

      Yeah, Brother, that Who song is a butt-kicker. It has a long fuse on it, but when it finally reaches the end...

      'Behind Blue Eyes' is more like a Warning Song. It's giving advance notice of what will happen if you keep poking the bear. I've always loved it.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  6. And Steven,
    This is a tough one. Structurally, Rachel gets into the fight part much earlier than the other two with the Who brooding until about 2/3rds of the way into the song and the Beach Boys getting into it a bit earlier than the Who. Now, my leaning at first was towards the Who and I recall many a night at Bay Street listening to that song and it bringing quite a bit of energy into it. Especially, the swallowing anything evil and fist clenches part. (But up until then it is quite a downer, not saying I can't relate to being down, what with the struggles of the transition from adolescence to adulthood and all at that time.). So this may surprise you when I vote for the Beach Boys. Hadn't really listened so closely to the song before. Its an ear worm and well written and it speaks to the desire for freedom from whatever more effectively. Good battle my friend. May your shins be free from blood and each sunrise feel like a Christmas Morning.
    JW,
    Poooooooooh!

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    1. ...AND, POOH, THAT'S NOT ALL!...

      >>... Rachel gets into the fight part much earlier than the other two...

      Right, Right!
      Unfortunately, she doesn't see that left jab--left hook combination coming and she gets knocked out in the first half of the first round. Pretty young ladies ought never to climb into the ring with Nappy! :^)

      >>... So this may surprise you when I vote for the Beach Boys.

      OK, who are you *really*?! And what have you done with my friend Pooh, you son-the-pitch?!!

      There were four things I knew with certainty before I even posted this Battle:
      1) Sheboyganboy Six would vote for The Who.
      2) Nappy would vote for The Who.
      3) Pooh would vote for The Who.
      4) The Who would win this Battle.

      #3 turned out to be wrong, and now I'm even wondering if #4 might also turn out to be wrong.

      Brother of The League, I remember how much you loved The Who - and especially the 'Quadrophenia' album. Of all the people I've ever known, you and Sheboyganboy are the biggest Who fans. So it's hard for me to wrap my mind around your bote. But The Boys from Hawthorne appreciate it. And I appreciate you coming by with some liquor for the punch bowl.

      >>... May your shins be free from blood and each sunrise feel like a Christmas Morning.

      GUFFAW-OUT-LOUD!! That's an E-Ticket Blessing right there. And only the guys who were there then and lived it could understand and appreciate it. You literally made me laugh out loud with that one. I'm-a gonna have to steal that from you. But you can't complain, considering how many lines you've stolen in your career as court jester. Think of it as your karma coming home to roost.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  7. I heard the first one which is a fight song for sure and The Who song is one I know so well and is excellent but I never heard of this Beach Boys song and I love it! I am giving it to The Beach Boys because it spoke to me the most. The Who would be 2nd and The gal last. My "fight" song was/is "We are the Champions" by Queen. Since I was so bullied, especially in high school, this was a song that i would play in my head and crank up when I heard it on the radio, to find the strength to keep moving on.

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  8. Hey there Stephen!
    I managed to escape my captors earlier today, but then I needed a long nap! So here I am mostly rested and ready to face the evening (not to worry, I'm headed back to bed soon. Sleep is very important!)

    I really like Rachel's song. I truly do. But, when it comes to an actual fight - I can't see it as something that motivates the male population and spurs them on to a good fight.

    Instead, of the three you have listed here, I'm going to have to go with the Beachy Boys. It just seems the most viable answer. Of course, Eye of The Tiger is the penultimate fight song - but I'm guessing you didn't include it as that would be like using a popular known artist against an unknown,

    ~MMQE
    Call Me Battle

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    1. MMQE ~

      >>... Sleep is very important!

      Tell me about it. Until only a couple weeks ago, I had a hard time getting myself to go to bed before midnight. But suddenly I find myself hitting the sack as early as 9:30. My anger is just as hot as it ever was, but I think the motor is running down.

      >>... I'm going to have to go with the Beachy Boys. It just seems the most viable answer.

      I've always said, "When in doubt, go to The Beach... with a full bottle of whiskey and a fully loaded .45". Then the answer will come.

      Actually, a pretty good 'Fight Song' Battle would probably be the original theme from 'Rocky', 'Gonna Fly Now', versus the later 'Rocky' theme, 'Eye Of The Tiger'. Maybe I'll jot that one down, in the event I someday run out of idears.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  9. Hi Stephen,

    I don't have a fight song. Maybe I did once upon a time but I can't remember. That's been too many years under the bridge. I know your first two songs and the third one is new-to-me. The first one I didn't care too much for but it's because it's by a female artist or maybe it's because of the lyrics or maybe it's because of the melody. Whatever the reason is it got knocked out. This leaves me with number two and three. I don't think I realized, probably just forgot how "Behind Blue Eyes" tempo changes more than half way through the song. That really confused my brain this early in the morning. Moving on to the last pick, "Long Promised Road". Are you sure that's the Beach Boys? It sure doesn't sound like any Beach Boys' song I've ever heard which is a good thing. I like the over all quiet melody and the lyrics seemed relatable. Therefore, I'm giving my vote to The Beach Boys. I bet that surprise ya, huh? Have a bandtastic week, my friend!

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    1. CAThy! I'm Happy To See... IT'S THAT YOU!!

      >>... I don't have a fight song.

      What, do you and John Holton just immediately surrender?
      (Kiddin'! Kiddin'!)

      >>... Whatever the reason is it got knocked out.

      Ha!-Ha! That's pretty bad when a Fight Song gets knocked out. I guess it should have trained harder and been more focused. ("Women weaken legs! Women weaken legs!")

      >>... "Long Promised Road". Are you sure that's the Beach Boys? It sure doesn't sound like any Beach Boys' song I've ever heard which is a good thing.

      If you ever have the time and become curious as a CAThy, you might consider checking out some of The Beach Boys' later music, from the late '60s & '70s. Like 'Long Promised Road', a lot of it you'll find to be unlike any of the early Beach Boys hits that you're familiar with. Here are some good places to start:

      'ADD SOME MUSIC TO YOUR DAY'

      'DISNEY GIRLS'

      'GOOD TIMIN''

      'DEIRDRE'

      'FEEL FLOWS'

      'THE TRADER'

      'STUDENT DEMONSTRATION TIME'

      >>... I'm giving my vote to The Beach Boys. I bet that surprise ya, huh?

      Yes, it surely does. I know you generally prefer male vocals to female vocals, but I still would have guessed that you would have boted for Rachel Platten. Or possibly The Who. But I surely would not have anticipated you voting for The Boys.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  10. Another interesting battle, Stephen! I've never heard that Beach Boys song before and it's not their typical style. Pretty good! For me, this was no contest, though. Behind Blue Eyes is one of my all-time favourites, so that's my vote. Image:
    The Who In Concert
    As for personal fight songs, I've always gone with Steppenwolf's Straight Shootin' Woman.
    Lyrics
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    1. DEBBIE D'DOGLADY ~

      Hey, thanks for your BOTB input. And I'm pleased you found the Battle interesting. Despite it being so feisty, I thought this was a pretty cool theme.

      I know you're a Hard Rock Woman, so your vote for The Who comes as zero surprise. In fact, after seeing my ol' drinking pal Pooh vote for The Beach Boys (instead of The Who, whom he loves), had you also voted for someone other than The Who, I would have known that we had officially entered The Twilight Zone. (And I'm still a bit suspicious that we've entered it, regardless.)

      Also, no surprise that your personal fight song is by Steppenwolf. (Thanks for the links!! I'd never heard that song before, and it definitely jams.) Steppenwolf -- I think that's your all-time favorite band, yes? (I remember that Eric Burdon is another huge favorite of yours.)

      I could easily imagine 'Born To Be Wild' being a personal Fight Song for many people; it has that energy and beat that really revs a person up -- myself included.

      'Born To Be Wild' is one of my very favorite 'Pedal To The Metal' Driving Songs. And now that I think about it, there's some similarity to be found in personal Fight Songs and Road Music. Most of them tend to have a forceful, driving rhythm, I believe.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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    2. Hard rock all the way! ๐Ÿค˜ Oh yeah, Born to be Wild is a great song, but I choose Straight Shootin' Woman because that's what I am. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      IMO, John Kay of Steppenwolf and Eric Burdon are two of the greatest rock singers in history, and so is Roger Daltrey. Long live forceful, driving rhythms! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    3. >>... Long live forceful, driving rhythms!

      Propelled by forceful, driving male singers, I presume?

      You have a FILTHY mind, DEBBIE, and if you don't clean up your act soon, I'll have no choice but to ban you from this Family Friendly Christian blog!!! ;^D

      ~ D-FensDogG
      Captain of The Blog Police Dept.

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    4. Hahaha! Not necessarily! There's also Joan Jett, Ann Wilson, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Taylor Momsen, Sass Jordan, etc. WHO has a filthy mind? I was talking about music. ๐Ÿ˜„ You brought up the male singer angle. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    5. Well... uhm... I never claimed to be perfect. And I've always lived my life according to these two mottos:

      1) Shoot mouth off first, and ask questions later.

      2) A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it's the only weapon we have.

      That second motto, I stole from Roger Rabbit. I tried to steal Jessica Rabbit from him too, but she wouldn't have anything to do with me. I don't know why not. :^)

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  11. Man, what a FANTASTIC battle! This one is right up my alley, and it took me a couple of days to respond because I wanted to find my own walkout song. For as much as I love martial arts, it's not something I had ever thought about before. Shame on me.

    First, the battle. It's funny, because you said via text you guaranteed I've heard that first song MANY, MANY times. And I have! And yet I've never heard that name Rachel Platten in my life. I couldn't have picked her out of a lineup. I'm guessing she was a one hit wonder with a TON of radio play. But worse yet... she's not getting my bote. Sorry, what's-yer-name.

    Meanwhile, I liked The Who's song, and that's another one I've heard many times before. But for me, I never thought of it as a fight/walkout song, just because it's so somber. I need something to get me fired up. The Beach Boys have such a great sound, and that little bit of oomph they inject in the chorus gets me going. Give them my bote.

    Lastly, and after much deliberation, I can absolutely guarantee you've never heard the song I'm picking for my walkout song. It may not even be your cup of tea, but it's from Norwegian rocker Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down Quartet (what a name, right?). I love the frenetic pace, which really gets the blood pumping, and the line where he asks, "Will you sweep, or will you be swept?" has always stuck with me.

    Always be the sweeper, Johnny. Don't be the swept.

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/l46CsyBPj9ajF9Y4M/giphy.gif?cid=790b7611c83cfd8981ca0da510436399464ef683ad953fe8&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g

    Sondre Lerche - Face The Blood
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OCOXUrlUno

    ~Chief J S-A

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    1. JULIO 6-B ~

      I thought you might like this Battle. Which is why I mentioned it to you even before it was published here.

      >>... But worse yet... she's not getting my bote. Sorry, what's-yer-name.

      You must be a racist, fascist, homophobic gynecologist!!!!!! Er... I meant misogynist. (It's kind of the same thing, isn't it?)

      >>... and that little bit of oomph they inject in the chorus gets me going. Give them my bote.

      Regardless of who ('Who'?) wins this battle, I'll have something to say about that chorus in my BOTB Results post. There's something pretty unique about it which took me a LO-OOO-NG time to notice.

      >>... It may not even be your cup of tea, but it's from Norwegian rocker Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down Quartet (what a name, right?). I love the frenetic pace, which really gets the blood pumping, and the line where he asks, "Will you sweep, or will you be swept?" has always stuck with me.

      I've listened to it twice now and, yeah, it's not really my mugga beer. (I mean, let's face it, it ain't 'Route 66' by Nelson Mandela. Uhm... Riddle, I meant.) But I will say that...

      1) I can DEFINITELY see how it could be a person's Fight Song.

      2) I didn't "dislike" it and I believe it could grow on me.

      3) There's something about it -- the chorus? the sound of the singer's voice? the musical shifts? -- that STRONGLY reminds me of something else I've heard in the distant past. I'm really not sure what it is, but it's a for-real thing. Maybe it'll present itself to my memory after awhile.

      4) In a way, the style of this song sounds a bit to me like Eddie & The Hot Rods, whom I've been digging for about 46 years now. BUT(!) that doesn't answer Q #3 above. Whatever this song reminds me of, it's NOT Eddie & The Hot Rods. It's something else. Somehow, I keep wanting to say "TV", as if whatever my brain is trying to find, it's somehow television-related.

      I dunno, McBrother. Maybe I'll soon have a Near Death Experience and my angels, spirit guides, and higher-self will reveal the answer to me. ;^D

      I'm glad to know you enjoyed the Battle, and I sincerely appreciate your continued support of BOTB.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  12. Al Bondigas here. Great battle here. I really enjoyed all three songs. I figured I'd rule fer "Behind Blue Eyes" before listening to all the songs. Well, I am gonna rule fer "Behind Blue Eyes", but, it was a lot closer than I imagined it would be. That is probably my favorite song ever by The Who, and have loved it since we were little punks. Anyway, rulin fer da Who. That's it, that's muh rulin.

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    1. JUDGE AL ~

      Your bote was 100% predictable. Yours and Sheboyganboy's, I could have bet my life on.

      >>... have loved it since we were little punks.

      We're still little punks.
      I can still remember when you were just a fidget judge running around in ivy saying, "Excuse me, ma'am! Excuse me, ma'am!"
      Ha!-Ha!

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  13. ATTENTION PEOPLES!

    If you are interested in seeing the final vote tally for this 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' installment and my closing thoughts on it, you can put the following URL into your browser:

    http://stmccpresentsbattleofthebands.blogspot.com/2022/10/botb-results-oct-1-2022-or-fight-song.html

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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