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Classification of cover songs

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

  1. Maladroit1


    Jul 7, 2004
    St. Louis
    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


    Nov 7, 2010
    90's rock.
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Alternative Rock?
  4. Matthew_84


    Nov 7, 2010
    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


    Jul 7, 2004
    St. Louis
    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!
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  7. rock or alternative.
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Just Rock, dude!
  9. pklima


    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    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


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    The "post-dinosaur rock era"
  11. Ouch.
  12. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    You mean like this? The Cavemen

  13. 90's alt/ post grunge rock :)
  14. 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.
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  16. Rock. I hate all these classifications.