Time for the results to my last ‘Crazy’ BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
Poor Neil Young didn’t fare too well. One of you hated his version. One of you thought he should be arrested by the music police for this song. One of you even said you had never heard of him. YIKES!
Two of you were rebellious enough to vote for Patsy Cline even though she was not really a contestant and poor Willie didn’t garner a single vote. (Don’t worry Willie, it’s simply because your fans are not the ‘outlaw’ type and they would never think of breaking the rules. Ha!)
I’m gonna cast my vote for Neil Young. Let me explain – I don’t particularly like Leann Rimes. Probably what I don’t like most about her version of ‘Crazy’ is the fact that she does a pretty good imitation of Patsy. What did I hear in the comments during this BOTB? ‘Imitation if the sincerest form of plagiarism.’ I couldn’t agree more, and I don’t like plagiarism. Heck, I don't even like imitation.
Maybe I set poor little Leann up by pitting her against Neil in this BATTLE, I don’t know for sure. I really wanted to have a male and a female, but all along it kind of irked me that she worked so hard to copy Patsy. Anyway, that’s just me.
When it comes to Neil, well he never really is melodious, is he? But he does have a certain style and it came through here. I really like Bish Denham’s comment about Neil.
She said; ‘I’m going with Neil because Leann sounds too much like Patsy. I like that Neil isn’t afraid. Even as an old man, to do different things. I saw him on TV when he went into the recording box. Takes some guts/humility to do something like that live. Just him his guitar and his creeky old voice. Love it!”
In the end the voting looked like this:
Leann Rimes 10 votes
Neil Young 4 votes including mine
Patsy Cline 2 votes
Willie Nelson 0 votes
Just so you know, had Willie actually been in the running he would have had my vote, hands down. Also, I do agree that Patsy owns this song.
Come back on the 1st of September, when I have one more bit of ‘Craziness’ for you. Be sure to check out the other participants to see how their BATTLES turned out.