Cover Songs in Drop D That Work

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  1. moten33

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    Hey All,

    I was wonderiing if you have any cover songs in Drop D that work for you when playing out? We currently have Slither by Velvet Revolver on the set list and are working Animals by Nickleback and Heavy by Collective Soul. We've toiled with the idea of doing an entire Drop D set. We play all sorts of rock covers from the standard Summer of 69 and a bunch of AC/DC to the Darkness and Foot Fighters but tend to lean towards heavier rock. Some I have heard but haven't ran by the guys yet and am wondering how they would go over are:

    Girls, Girls, Girls- Motley Crue
    Beautiful People- Marilyn Manson
    Papa Roach- Last Resort
    RATM- Killing in the Name Of
    Soundgarden- Black Hole Sun
    Queen- Fat Bottomed Girls

    Any other good ones you can recommend?
     
  2. knumbskull

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    Blur - Song 2

    ...maybe not what you're looking for!
     
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  4. moten33

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    Isn't that half step down or something like that? I am sure it can be played in Drop D but I thought it was a different tuning. It is something we have brought up though. Thanks!
     
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  6. Waster

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    Loverboy by You Me At Six is a class wee rocker in drop D. Check it out!
     
  7. hdracer

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    It is really in C# but we have played it in D
    It works. I use a 5'er so it didn't matter for me but the GP and singer liked D better
     
  8. moten33

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    Like the Incubus suggestion. Never heard Loverboy. Will have to check it out.
     
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    Bad Girfriend by Theory of a Deadman.

     
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    We play Animal, Bad Girlfriend and Slither, but I'm seriously sick of all three. I think the Drop D sound, (that I've heard used so far,) is depressing, and I have tired of it. Slither has me on vocals, and I don't want to sing it anymore, so that one's probably already gone.
     
  12. tbirdsp

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    He knows that - he was just saying that he thought the suggested song was played with the whole guitar tuned down 1/2 step, same interval between strings as standard tuning.
     
  13. Nino D

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    My band plays those a half step down with drop d.
     
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    I like Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden, but always liked Outshined better.
     
  15. mccoyra

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    In addition to Bad GF and SLither we do Killin in the name of by Rage in Drop D. Pretty cool song on bass
     
  16. tbirdsp

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    Yeah - I had to learn Slither and Bad Girlfriend for an audition - they wanted me but I passed for a number of reasons. I can see how you could get sick of those songs.

    Playing Slither on my 5 instead of drop D on a four was a pain! (for me anyway).
     
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    Cover Songs in Drop D That Work

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    Pretty much any song in E can be transposed down a whole step to drop D. Also any song in D can be played with a low D on bass.

    The same goes for Eb, Db, C and B

    That's why a 5 string bass is awesome ... transposing keys is simple.
     
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    Fear Of A Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree
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    Great bottom end rockers.
     
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