We'll enjoy a track written by the performer from 1972 and it was released as the B-Side of his big hit that year. The song is about going through the relationship motions, pretending that they are still in love, when in fact, they are both unhappy with the relationship. It;s quite the lonely game being played. This artist had one of the finest wedding songs of the era, and this one may be the ultimate divorce song in some ways. Name the artist and the song...
*The frontman of this band wrote just about all of the tracks recorded by this band, but all them certainly on the album we'll dip into. The writer was also the singer with a very theatrical style perfect for the operatic rock style of the band.
The album was produced by Todd Rundgren and the song we'll play is highlighted by some metaphorical narration. Name the band, the singer and the song from 1977...
*This band teamed with Felix Pappalardi for their 2nd album and it pushed them toward a psychedelia sound while giving the album a thematic coherence. The album also steered the band away from a rather recycled blues-rock toward its eccentric British core. Name the band and the album from 1967...
*This artist's 1989 album had in mind the era of soul music of the mid-60's to the mid-70's although all the songs on this album are new...some with the aforementioned influence. The album had a ballad which amazingly became the artist's first ever #1 hit in the U.K. (pretty stunning fact). We'll steer deeper into the album for an energetic rocker. Name the artist and extra credit for the album's name...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Gimme Some Lovin’ by Spencer Davis Group vs Lola by The Kinks
1. Leon Russell, This Masquerade
2. Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Paradise By The Dashboard Light
3. Cream, Disraeli Gears
4. Elton John, sleeping with the past
Spencer Davis Group preferred by listeners by a 53% margin