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Classification of cover songs

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Maladroit1, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Maladroit1

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    Ok I need some help. My cover band has decided to ditch the classic rock songs we had in our set. We are now mostly doing songs from the 90's and some early to mid 00"s. How would you classify it? Modern Rock maybe? I hate to use "Modern Rock" in our promos and have people expect a lot of brand new songs.

    Here are a few songs we are doing if that helps.

    Bush - Little Things
    Weezer - Buddy Holly
    Sponge - Plowed
    Better than Ezra - Good
    Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
    The Darkness - I Believe in A Thing Called Love

    Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Matthew_84

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    90's rock.
  3. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Alternative Rock?
  4. Matthew_84

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    Whatever The Foo Fighters classify their music as, could be alt. Rock. Am not sure, but you would playing music similar to theirs and would cross different decades
  5. Maladroit1

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    Matthew_84 - About 20-30% of our songs are not from the 90's

    mjac28 - Alt Rock is probably the right choice. :bassist: I thought "Alternative" was too broad but "Alternative Rock" probably fits just right. I guess I just thought about it so much I missed the obvious answer. Thanks!
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  7. DwaynieAD

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    rock or alternative.
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    Just Rock, dude!
  9. pklima

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    Yeah, just call it rock.

    I don't like the term "modern rock" either. 90s rock works too, even if some of the songs aren't really it gives people the right idea.
  10. tgriley62

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    The "post-dinosaur rock era"
  11. Scott1

    Scott1 Supporting Member

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    Ouch.
    ;)
  12. Richland123

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    You mean like this? The Cavemen

  13. richntiff

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    90's alt/ post grunge rock :)
  14. mboogiemanusa

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    We are also not just a classic rock band however we bill ourselves as a classic, alternative and modern rock cover band. Mostly 80s to 2000s hit rock songs. Booking agents consider us a variety band.
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  16. MarkMgibson

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    Rock. I hate all these classifications.

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