*We'll play a song from 1980 that starts with a distinctive guitar riff that repeats under the track's relentless beat prior to the opening lines, 'Don't let them fool ya! Or even try to school ya!". The lyrics interpretation have been debated, some thinking it to be a ballad to the poverty and struggle the artist has witnessed, or perhaps that the artist was inspired to write it on a plane from Brazil in response to how much love was received during performances. A third take is, it represents a reaffirmation of the artist's faith in the face of personal struggles. Regardless, the song sets a mood! Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the track...
*One of the most stunning debut albums of 1980, this roots rock artist created a vibe not unlike Janis Joplin did in her time. A midwesterner, she was clearly influenced by classic rock artists such as Bruce Springsteen and John Cougar Mellencamp. This debut album delves into all types of relationship boundaries...affection, unrequited love and the fire of obsessive romance. Name the artist...
*This band followed an unusual path to commercial success in the 1970's, fusing the stylistic ambition and instrumental dexterity of progressive rock with the wit and tuneful melodies of British pop, and the results made them one of the most popular British acts of the '70's and 80's, topping the charts and filling arenas around the world at a time when their style of music was supposed to have fallen out of fashion. One album, that we dip into, sold over 18,000,000 copies worldwide. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the album...
*In one of this artist's songs, he sings about letting loose his fun-loving, country side in an effort to improve relations with his lady. This alter ego was based on a famous friend of a certain type. Elton John played piano on the track, but had to do so under an assumed name as he did not have a U.S. work permit at the time. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the track...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Spill The Wine by War vs Work To Do by Average White Band
1. Bob Marley, Could You Be Loved
2. Melissa Etheridge
3. Supertramp, Breakfast in America
4. Jackson Browne, Redneck Friend
Battle of the Bands : Average White Band won with 52% of votes