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Cover bands, let's see your set lists!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by cassanova, May 20, 2003.

  1. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Just curious to see what all the guys here in cover bands song lists are. So please share for all of us to see.
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    the set list from the last gig

    Country Comes To Town--toby keith
    Carry on--Pat Green
    Be My Baby Tonight--john m montgomery
    Don’t Happen Twice--Kenny Chesney
    ten rounds with Jose Cuervo--tracy bird
    Only In America--brooks&dunn
    Husbands & Wives--brooks&dunn
    On A Good Night--Wade Haze
    Brokenheartsville--joe nichols
    Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde--travis tritt
    Driving my life away--(eddie rabbit) Rhett Akins
    Little Miss Honky Tonk--brooks&dunn
    Neon Moon--brooks&dunn
    Fast As You--Dwight Yoakam
    American Honkytonk Bar Association--garth brooks
    Cadillac Tears--Kevin Denney
    Copper Head Road--steve earle
    Young--Kenny Chesney
    All night long--Montgomery / Gentry
    RED,WHITE AND THE BLUE --toby kieth
    Carrying on--Montgomery / Gentry
    THE GOOD STUFF--kenny chesney
    Wrapped Around --brad paisley
    Born To Boogie-- Hank Williams Jr
    But For Grace Of God--keith urban
    Every River--brooks and dunn
    Saturday night--(eagles) Clint Black
    Watermellon Crawl--tracy bird
    What Do You Know About Love--Dwight Yoakam
    Cadillac Ranch--chis leduex
    Big old Truck--Toby Keith
    Crying Shame--mavericks
    That’s my story--collin ray
    Flowers on the wall--statler bros/heatherly
    Liza Jane--Vince Gill
    guitars cadillacs --dwight
    She couldn’t change me--Montgomery / Gentry
    wonderful tonight--clapton
    I cross my heart--george strait
    Wrong 5 O’Clock--heatherly
    Trashy women-- confederate railroad
    Sold --john m mongomery
    You may be right--billy joel
    Honky tonk attitude--Joe Diffie
    Days of America--Blackhawk
    Amy’s back in Austin- Little Texas
    Down on the corner--ccr
    Bootscoot-n-boogie--brooks& dunn
    God Blessed Texas--little texas
    Lessons Learned--tracy lawrence
    What About Now--lonestar
    Move it on over--hank sr. /thorogood
    Check yes or no--george strait
    every things changed--lonestar
    crying shame--mavericks
    long sermon--Brad Paisley
  3. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Here's the one for my Zep tribute band, I have'nt updated it in a few years, there's a crapload more tunes that we know now.
    CounterAttack Setlist

    Here's a setlist of new material that my wifes cover band plays, Even this list has not been updated in a while we knw about 60 tunes.
    Peg-Head setlist
  4. Playing in cover bands is the best musical education I have ever received.

    Some of the tunes my Cover bands play

    Thank You - Sly Stone; Lady Marmalade; Mr. Big Stuff; The Ocean - Zep; Misty Mtn. - Zep; Disease - Matchbox 20; Baba o'Riely - Who; Criminal - Fiona Apple; Game of Love - Santana; Santaria - Sublime; Badfish - Sublime; Love Rollercoaster - RHC/Ohio PLayers; Hollywood Swinging - Kool and the Gang; On a Plane - Nirvana; Killing in the Name - Rage; Rock Steady - Aretha; Only One - Melissa Etheridge; Straight On - Heart; 7 nation Army - White Stripes; Last Night - Strokes; In the Middle - Jimmy eats world; Steve McQueen - Sheryl Crow; Aeroplane - RHC; Get down 2-nite - KC; Shoop - Salt n' Pepper; Oh Darlin - Beatles; Helter Skelter - Beatles; The Distance - Cake.....
    Oh yeah and the new AFI tune Girls not Grey
  5. muggsy


    Dec 14, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    Our last gig we played:

    Fiction Romance (Buzzcocks)
    Brand New Cadillac (Clash)
    Waiting For The Man (Velvet Underground)
    Hoochie Coochie Man (Allman Bros)
    Tin Pan Alley (SRV)
    Sister Europe (Psychedelic Furs)
    Bittersweet (Hoodoo Gurus)
    Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
    Medicine Jar (Wings)
    Feel So Good (Jefferson Airplane)
    Ziggy Stardust (Bowie)
    Pretty Vacant (Sex Pistols)
    Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty)
    White Wedding (Billy Idol)
    LA Woman (Doors)
    Middle of the Road (Pretenders)
    Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
  6. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    From one of our more recent gigs...

    Seems short, but when you factor in the geetar wankage, it adds up....:(

    1 Riding in the Moonlight E
    2 Phone Booth Am
    3 Sittin’ On Top of the World E
    4 Blues Before Sunrise D (Open)
    5 I Want to be Loved C
    6 Long Grey Mare A
    7 Red-Headed Woman E
    8 Give Me All of Your Lovin’ G
    9 Yer Blues E
    10 Five Long Years B

    SET #2
    1 You Can’t Judge a Book… E
    2 Born Under a Bad Sign C#
    3 Hoochie Coochie Man A
    4 Love In Vain G
    5 Stop Breakin’ Down A (Open)
    6 Too Hot to Handle G
    7 I Just Want to Make Love to You E
    8 Need Your Love So Bad A
    9 Let Me Love You Baby G
    10 Rock Me E
    11 Six Days on the Road A

    SET #3
    1 Lee’s Thang G
    2 Back Door Man E
    3 She’s Gone C
    4 Crosscut Saw A
    5 Serves Me Right to Suffer Em
    6 Highway 49 A
    7 I Wanna Howl A (Open)
    8 Payin’ the Cost to be the Boss B
    9 Walking Blues A (Open)
    10 Rollin’ and Tumbling D
  7. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North

    man, muggsy, that's quite the mix you've got there...especially the transitions between the last three tunes....

  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    My band plays 99% original material, but we throw in some covers to make things more diverse. We play:

    I'm looking through you - The Beatles
    Everybody knows this is nowhere - Neil Young
    You're so insincere - The Go go's
    Feel a whole lot better - The Byrds/Tom Petty
    In You Room - The Bangles
    Yer So Bad - Tom Petty
  9. I just joined one and these are the tunes I've learned since last week:
    Taking Care of Business - BTO
    How Long - Ace
    Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
    Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
    Moondance - Van Morrison
    Smooth Operator - Sade
    Can't Get Enough of your Love - Bad Company
    Route 66 - Nat King Cole
    Cruisin - Gwyneth and Huey Lewis
    Stormy/Spooky - The Classics IV
    Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen/Oye Como Va - Santana
    China Grove - Doobie Bros.
    Long Train Runnin - Doobie Bros.
  10. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Carnivore, could you give me the chords to 'How Long?' I am a huge Paul Carrack fan but I can't find a copy of that song anywhere.
  11. Verrry cool tunes!!!:eek:

    I would have a blast playing bass on any of these, and would love to play keys on Lowdown or Smooth Operator!!!!:D :D

    Hmmmm...... Those will be fun tunes, funky. I'm jealous and hope I might convince my band to do these!!!
  12. Damn Funky,
    Thats my set list from 1979! Tell whomever picks the tunes to turn on the radio!
    p.s. Classics IV rock!
  13. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    here's a few we've been known to work in the set:

    Human Behavior Bjork
    Zombie Cranberries
    Enjoy the Silence Depeche Mode
    Four Sticks Led Z
    No Quarter Led Z
    Kashmir Led z
    Immigrant Song Led Zep
    Fade into You Mazzy Star
    Perfect Day PJ Harvey
    Good Fortune PJ Harvey
    Big Exit PJ Harvey
    Message in a Bottle Police
    King of Pain Police
    Roxanne Police
    Synchronicity 2 Police
    Tea In the Saharah Police
    Glory Box Portishead
    Sour Times Portishead
    Cowboys Portishead
    The Bends Radiohead
    Climbing up the walls Radiohead
    Planet Telex Radiohead
    Street Spirit Radiohead
    National Anthem Radiohead
    Pearly Radiohead
    YYZ rush
    Tom Sawyer rush
    Natural Science rush
    Lavilla Strangiato rush
    Spirit of the Radio rush
    Red Sector A rush
    Paint it Black
    If Only Tonight The Cure
    Hot Hot Hot The Cure
    Fascination Street The Cure
    Just Like Heaven the Cure
    Cornflake Girl Tori Amos
    Caught a lite sneeze Tori Amos
    Bliss Tori Amos
    Concertina Tori Amos
    Beautiful Day U2
    With or without you U2
    God's Country U2

    I'm trying to get them to phase out some of the more cliche ones, and maybe drop in some Yes, Floyd, Crimson and whatnot.
  14. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    This is a great list! Where do you guys play?
    Do you cover them pretty straight, or have your way with them?
    very cool set.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sent you a PM
  16. otnemeM


    Oct 29, 2002
    Ovar, Portugal
    Killing In The Name is from "Rage Against The Machine", not Rage... Rage is a 80's, 90's, 00's , German Thrash Metal band. You don't want that kind of confusion :D

    In my band, besides the original material we play these covers:

    » Dream Theater - Pull Me Under
    » Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
    » Tarantula - Running With Wind (this one is optional)

    All Metal Head right here :bassist: :D :D
  17. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    mcbassdude, you've got quite an interesting mix there. Just outta curiousity what kinda places does your band usually play?

    I cant believe only one country list so far, but thanks for that Sped. Im kinda putting together a country list of my own now based off yours.
  18. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I was talking to Maurili the other day when he posted looking for new ideas. That reminded me of this set we did that was the 'Dance Medley'.

    All the songs except the first [ to accomaodate the singers request ] were dance tunes.

    The set is non-stop, and ran about 40 mins + the way we played it, with a lot of improvisation between the signposts.

    The intro was all the hooks of the songs segued together. The outro reprised the intro, a little more dynamically. The set was:

    Glory Days - A/D
    Dancin' in the Dark - A/F#m
    Dancin in the Street - B
    Harlem Shuffle - Am7/Bb
    Dance Little Sister Dance A/E

    I used to love that set, so did the crowd.

    That set started as
    Under My Thumb
    Dancing in the Dark
    Dancing in the Street

    segued together, and evolved from there.

    I always advocated bridging the songs, never stopping until the set was over, and taking the rests by laying out.

    Gotta go, more later.
  19. So Sorry. I figured anyone would make the leap and know whom I was refering to given the song title. I'll be more discriminating in the future.
  20. muggsy


    Dec 14, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    Thanks for the comments guys. We've had a total of five gigs so far, mostly parties, and we'll probably do a few more this summer. We did one club gig in Atlanta on a Tuesday night and they seem willing to bring us back. Our set list keeps changing because we try to play stuff we like, so songs disappear when we get tired of playing them and there are always several suggestions when we need a new one. Our last practice we added Chinese Rocks and Search & Destroy.

    Dirt Dog, those last three tunes actually work well together, I think because they're just fun to play. We have three different lead singers, and each sings one of those. Mark, we usually play the punk songs pretty straight, but some of the others (like the blues tunes and Waiting for the Man) can go wherever the lead guitarist takes them. He's the best musician in the band by a wide margin. I usually stick pretty close to the script for each song, but that's because I haven't been playing that long and I'm not real comfortable stretching out.

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