Thursday, January 21, 2016

"Seasons in the Sun" -- BTOB Results

Well, this episode of the Battle of the Bands, based on the covers of the melancholy song, "Seasons in the Sun," results are in. It was a close race between two candidates.


Terry Jacks, with 8 votes.

Interestingly, Terry Jacks adapted a Rod McKuen translation of Jacques Brel's chason "Le Mortain" that he intended originally for The Beach Boys. I wonder what they would have made of it. They certainly did definitive versions of their own songs, and "Sloop John B," also done by the Kingston Trio.

The Kingston Trio -- 7 votes

Jacques Brel got 1 vote. Was this the electoral equivalent of pity sex or weak applause; or a recognition of greater poignancy in the French version.

Thank you all for participating in this Battle of the Bands. Actually, one trio group and two solo singers; but who's counting?


Mariette said...

Very interesting BOTB.

Cloudia said...

You know su much about antique culture, Angel!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Wow - tight battle on one hand! Terry was my choice this time out. Thanks, Evil Pop Tart. See you next time :)

Mike said...

I'm batting a thousand on the Evil battles so far.

Big Sky Heidi said...

That was a nice one!

TexWisGirl said...