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Good blues/rock songs to cover/jam to?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Waster, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Waster

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    Hey TB,

    My high school is starting a rock band project this month. Basically we'll be divided into groups and be given a practice space where we can work on musicianship/being in a band, and have a chance to perform at the school.
    The band that I'll probably (almost definitely; I'm the only bass player there who actually plays bass) be put in will consist of two guitars, drums, vox (who can play keys) and bass. We're interest mainly in the blues-rock genre, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stoneage, that general vibe. Does your band cover and songs like this? I'd love to hear some suggestions! Basically, the heavier the better, and anything with a killer bass-line (on a selfish note, haha).

    That was totally incoherent, but anyway...

    Thanks!
    Connor
  2. bluewine

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    YouTube "blues/rock covers."

    Good luck

    Blue
  3. ntenny

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    I guess it would be hard to get that signature verse of "The Lemon Song" to pass muster in a high-school setting, huh? Maybe you can retrofit another lyric or mumble. It's certainly one of the best JPJ bass vehicles, and very coverable.

    Cream is another good source of structurally simple, jammable material in a similar vein.

    -NT
  4. lustersilk

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    I'd stick to current rock stuff like Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Alabama Shakes, etc. etc.

    Maybe a few classic things but I bet the kids at school would dig hearing some things from their generation.
  5. Waster

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    Thanks man! Been listening to Led Zeppelin II a lot recently; some great songs on there.
    I totally forgot about Cream! Thank you! :)
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  7. BayStateBass

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    There's a lot to pick from.

    You never go wrong with a Jimi Hendrix cover. My old band did Hey Joe, Purple Haze, and Red House. All of them always went over well.

    Some other suggestions;

    Bad Luck- Social Distortion
    Lowlife- Theory Of A Deadman (but you'll have to edit it some)
    Cumbersome- Seven Mary Three

    Here's one that's really cool, don't know if you could do it at school. Bassline is like, super-simple. Plus the guitarist can go absolutely insane doing virtually whatever makes him happy.



    Good luck!!!
  8. BayStateBass

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    And here's one that never fails to please. I've always liked this one;


  9. waterboy

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    Check out the band Clutch. It sounds like they would be right up your alley.
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  11. JohnMCA72

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    For some choice bass lines, I suggest Albert Collins.
  12. Groovy_Gravy

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  13. INTP

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    Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
  14. craig.p

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Susan Tedeschi/Derek Trucks
  15. JumboJack

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    +1,000,000.
    And while QOTSA are an awesome band I don't know if I would consider them blues based.
  16. nortonrider

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    One way out - the Allman Brothers

    Easy enough for everyone to pick up quickly (A-D-E)
    and enough room for everyone to "jam" a bit.
  17. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    Knockin on Heavens door....G&R style....great jammer
    Fire....Hendrix, requires some bass finesse but a real crowd pleaser
  18. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Oh Yea...try 'Cold Cuts' :smug: also Albert King, and Johnny Winter for good old blues.
  19. PlungerModerno

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    Led Zeppelin: How many more times.


    All good 'groove' songs ripe for a jammin' :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  20. geddeeee

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    Anything by Cream is good to jam to.

    Led Zep is also good, but you need a good drummer and bassist to really make it groove.

    Any blues number can also be jammed to because they're usually easy chord progressions...

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