Classic Rock Set List

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by COBRARI, Apr 13, 2012.



    Apr 16, 2010
    Any cover band bassists feel free to comment about this list.
    If you want to post your tunes for your gigs... greatly appreciated.

    1. Amos Moses
    2. Born on a Bayou
    3. Suzy Q
    4. Cotton Fields
    5. Brown Eyed Girl (getting to tire of it)
    6. Heart Full of Soul
    7. Heart of Gold
    8. Hot Rod Lincoln
    9. I Got You/I Feel Good
    10. Low Rider (Gary Hoey style)
    11. Long Cool Women
    12. Midnight Special
    13. Smoke Two Joints (Toyes)
    14. Sookie Sookie
    15. Stormy Monday (Allman Bro's)
    16. Sunny Afternoon (Kinks. I sing and play guitar on this one)
    17. Sunshine Superman
    18. Sunny (Bobby Hebb. Love the bass line)
    19. Soul Chicken (Break song... Jaco)
    20. Satisfaction
    21. Get Together
    22. For What it's Worth
    23. Scratch My Back
    24. Bare Footin'
    25. Polk Salad Annie
    26. Bow Wow (Johnny Watson)
    27. Sittin' Here La La
    28. In the Summer Time
    29. You Can Leave Your Hat On
    30. So You Want to be a Rock N Roll Star (Byrds W/12 string)
    31. Taxman
    32. Use Me (Arron Nevile) 33. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
    34. White Rabbit
    35. You Really Got Me
    36. Green River
    37. The Pusher (Steppenwolf)
    38. Your Birthday (Beatles- B' day requests)
    39. Love Me Two Times
    40. Riders on the Storm
    41. Last Time
    42. It's All Over Now
    43. Come Together

    We are a trio and the guitarist plays the keys and harmonica too. He stays pretty busy. The Drummer does a majority of the singing. I suck at vocals no matter what key but I keep trying.
  2. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I like the list. Lots of good, and memorable, songs. You are right about "Sunny". Cool bass line, and fun to play. If you want to break it up, look up the Led Zep version of "For What It's Worth".
  3. I'm in a Tom Petty cover band, their tunes are fairly easy to play. Breakdown, You Got Lucky, Runnin' Down A Dream, Free Fallin', not too tough to play.
  4. colcifer

    colcifer Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Anything from "All Things Must Pass."
  5. Amos Moses ??

    You don't have your location listed but I'm guessing it's south of the Mason-Dixon line ;)
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    OK, I'll post it again, but be warned: Whenever I do, it kills the thread.

    Set 1
    Ain't That a Shame - Cheap Trick Budokan version
    Survival of the Sickest - Saliva
    Train Kept a Rollin' - Aerosmith Get Your Wings version
    Rockin' in the Free World - Kind of the SNL Version with an extended "middle part"
    Yer Blues - Beatles White Album version ending more like the Dirty Mac version
    I Hate Myself for Lovin' You - Joan Jett
    Give me One Reason - Tracey Chapman
    B*tch - Meredith Brooks
    Slither - Velvet Revolver
    Bad Girlfriend - Theory of a Deadman

    Set 2
    Piece of my Heart - Janis
    Beast of Burden - Bette Midler Version
    I'm the Only One - Melissa Etheridge
    Ten Inch Record - Aerosmith (Live Version)
    Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
    Knockin' on Heaven's Door - GNR version
    Sweet Child O'Mine - GNR
    Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi

    Set 3
    Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
    I Hate my Life - Theory of a Deadman
    (segue - a capella verse and chorus of CCR's Midnight Special)
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
    Don't Let me Down - Beatles
    Stealin' - Uriah Heep
    Kiss - Prince
    Peach - Prince
    Always on the Run - Lenny Kravitz
    Use Me - Bill Withers
    Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Love 10 minute medley with "Young Boy Boogie Blues" segment intact from "Song Remains the Same" - Little Richard/Led Zeppelin

    Set 4
    Money - Pink Floyd
    Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (both songs with tape sound effects!)
    Ice Cream Man - Van Halen
    Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi (starts out "unplugged" up until the guitar solo, then we bash them over the head with it)
    The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
    Revolution - The Beatles
    While my Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

    and then...

    "What song is it you wanna hear?"

    The full 10 minutes of Freebird, played like our lives depend on it
  7. Nice!
    Sounds like a cool show :bassist:
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I had the 45rpm...I have maybe heard that tune once in almost 40+ years.
    IIRC, the guitar part is very cool.

    ...just checked it out on youtube.
    The opening guitar part would translate nicely onto the bass.
    Nice little bass fill at approx. 1:00 & 2:00 in...
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Primus covered all bets are off.
  10. OP, what kind of places are you playing? Many of these songs are good but IMO they lack mass appeal. When people come to hear a cover band many want to hear songs they can sing along with and dance to. We just updated our set list so I don't have a current copy on my computer. I will find one and add it later.


    Apr 16, 2010
    Amos Moses has great lyrics and is fun to play. You got to be a Baby Boomer to remember a lot of these songs. They are old but Rock pretty good.


    Now that is a good set list.
    We noodle with Train Kept a Rollin' (the Yardbirds version)
    I would like to put "Ice Cream Man" in our set.
    I used to play Janis's "Piece of My Heart" in another band with two female singers, years ago.


    Private parties. No Bars. This town is loaded with bands and
    we couldn't get a gig in a public place if we paid 'em.
    The Boomers are beginning to retire and want to hear this old Rock N Roll live in their nice sized homes.
  12. I just listened to Amos Moses for the first time yesterday after reading this and just played along with the song about 10 times in a row. That is just one fun song.
  13. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Regarding Amos Moses... Jerry Reed had chops out the wazoo! Listen to some of his other stuff. Cool set lists so far. Like many here, I have also played in many a cover band. My favorites were the rockabilly band and the Hendrix one.
  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    IIRC, Jerry Reed was a member of Guitar Player magazine's '70s Advisory Board...a very select group back in the day.
  15. There's a lot of great songs you got there, but I would add "Green Eyed Lady" from Sugarloaf plus it has a real fun bass line.
    Another fun one we used to play was "Jump into the Fire" from Harry Nilsson.
  16. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I have fought very hard for that set list. A lot of people think it's a BAD idea.

    Until they see a packed house react to it!
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    You have to throw in "Feel Like Makin Love" & maybe something from Eddie Cochran depending on your crowd: "Come on Everybody" or "Summertime Blues."
    Sonics, "Have Love, Will Travel."
    Devo, "Girl U Want"
    Billy Idol, "Sweet Sixteen." That's mellow.
    Los Lobos, "When the Circus Comes to Town." Pretty song.
    That Leather & lace song by Stevie Nicks & Don Henley. I guess I'm in a romantic mood. Wow. I'm thinking of songs to sing along too & good make out songs.
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    + Life By the Drop & Little Wing.
  19. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    The Temples of Syrinx
    Oracle:The Dream
    Grand Finale

    ... O wait...

  20. klokker


    Jan 7, 2009
    Steele City, NE
    4 piece band, Drums, bass, guitar, keys. Drummer sings the most but we all pitch in on a few to give him a break.

    Set One

    Pride and Joy
    House is Rocking
    Your Momma Don’t Dance
    Sharp dressed Man
    Gimme Three Steps
    Secret Agent Man
    Hang on Sloopy
    I’m a believer
    Let’s Go
    Wild Night
    Rock This Town

    Set Two

    Eight days a week
    Brown-eyed Girl (sorry)
    Riders on the Storm
    Move it on Over
    Honky Tonk Woman
    Steppin’ Stone
    Pretty Woman
    Wicked Game
    Crazy Little Think Called love
    Mustang Sally (sorry)
    Still Got the Blues
    ROCK in the USA
    What I like about you
    Bang a Gong

    Set Three

    Temptation eyes
    Mary Janes Last Dance
    Gimme Some Lovin’
    Born on the Bayou
    Love her madly
    Addicted to love
    Bad Case of Loving You
    Stir it up
    Every Rose Has It’s Thorn (sorry)
    Born to be wild
    China Grove
    Long Train Running

    Set Four

    My Maria
    Drinking my baby Goodbye
    Long Cool woman
    Roadhouse blues
    I saw her standing there
    Knockin on Heavens door
    No matter What
    Hot rod Lincoln
    Have you ever seen the rain
    On the Dark Side
    Keep your hands to yourself
    Stand by me
    Evil Ways
    Simple man
    Ring of Fire
    Johnny B Goode
    Tore Down

    Set Five

    Werewolves of London
    All Summer Long
    Sweet Home Alabama

    Look at Little Sister
    Walkin the Dog
    Treat Her Right
    Little Sister
    Fortunate Son
    Drift Away
    Draggin the Line
    Time Machine
    Footstompin Music