Who would dare challenge Bob Seger? Am I crazy to pit a cover of one of his masterpieces against his own version? This is the battle that almost wasn't.
Since joining Battle of the Bands, I've learned that you never know how well a song will be received... the original or a cover of it. I can make all of the guesses I want, but the end result always brings some surprise element. In fact, many battles I've listened to and voted in, have influenced me to seek out other genres of music. It's a big world of sound!
Thanks to FAE and Stephen T. McCarthy, for venturing forth with this very special blog event! Thanks to the battle of the bands participants who post battles twice monthly. It takes time to seek songs to present. We are all listed in the right margin of this blog. When you finish listening to my battle, please have a look (and vote) at the others' battles.
Thanks to voting participants, who love music and support our blog hop every chance they get!!! If you'd like to join, please visit Stephen T. McCarthy's blog and let him know. We'd love to have you join us, (smile).
Back to the current battle...
A roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice, Bob Seger wrote and recorded songs that dealt with love, women and blue-collar themes and was an exemplar of heartland rock. With a career spanning five decades, Seger continues to perform and record today. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. That 2015 tour is making waves. Seger's complete bio.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band's fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Metallica's complete bio.
This was the very first "same song, different version pairing," I ever did, but feared posting it because..."who would dare challenge Bob Seger?" After a few battles and seeing what other BOTB participants were posting, I came to one very important conclusion. The challenge is in your (the listener's) mind. Metallica is not challenging Bob Seger to see who takes over this song's ownership. That can never happen. But they are greatly impressed by his artistry and present their interpretation for our enjoyment. I do hope you'll enjoy it, along with the original.
Lyrics are included within both videos - there are no distracting photos or pictures today.
Please feel free to leave a comment. I will respond as soon as I can; I have another blog hop I must attend to today, as well. Thank you very much for your attendance, comment, and vote!
Today's song feature: Turn the Page