I'm really pressed for time today. I should have written this post late last night, but you know me...It will be a long day and if I don't do this now, it won't get done until tomorrow. So...
This will be short and sweet. The winner of this BOTB is THE WATERBOYS. The final tally is:
Crosby, Stills, and Nash 11 votes
The Waterboys 14 votes including mine
Normally, I'm a big CS&N fan. I even like 'em when they include Neil, most of the time, but one this one I liked The Waterboys a whole lot better. I know the song is sad and melancholy, but I liked the fuller more rowdy sound of The Waterboys.
I try not to pay too much attention to the videos (unless we're asked to vote on those also - I'm looking at you STMc), but what in the world was Graham Nash doing throughout this song. He was very distracting and looked kind of silly.
Anyway...this was quite a 'horse race' and for that I'm glad. I had thought about pitting one of my favorites against The Waterboys, but feared he would take a beating. I'll let you decide, after the fact, of course. Here's Leon Russel doing the same tune.
Just Leon and his piano and his own personal style. I likes it.
I'll be back on the 15th with another BATTLE, that I hope will turn out as good as this one. Until that time...Happy Trails!