CLASH OF THE TINYS
Round 1: Albee vs. Eggbot
Welcome to the first round of Clash of the Tinys, where songs by local musical acts battle for your vote. Here’s how it works. Every Friday, The Bollard selects and posts two songs by Maine musicians or bands. You have a week to vote for your favorite using the Polldaddy thingy below. There are also links to hear each song below. You can only vote once per poll (this ain’t the Phoenix, pal).
We’ll announce each week’s winner in the proceeding poll. Then, early next year, the winning songs will go head to head in a series of sudden-death playoffs, until we’re down to just two. Those two acts will face off live on stage, and then we’ll start another series of Clashes. Sound good?
For this first round, we figured we had to give a nod to Spencer Albee and the Clash of the Titans cover-song battles he organizes. (Clashes of the Tinys will generally not involve cover songs.) Albee’s version of “Dear Prudence” comes from his 2000 debut solo album, Frankenstein presents … The Popsicko Vol. 1. One of the guest musicians on that album is Albee’s challenger, Eggbot, whose cover of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” appears on Auto Rock, a live 2003 recording from WMPG’s Local Motives show.