Covers you LOVE playing (but no one wants to hear)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BuckoSama, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. BuckoSama


    Jun 30, 2008
    Plattsburgh, NY
    Xanadu by Rush!
  2. N.I.B. - Sabbath
  3. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Aint no sunshine-Bill Withers
    Driven to tears-The Police
  4. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Oh Yeah! Either that one or 2112 all the way through.
  5. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    They Called It Rock - Nick Lowe
    It's A Beautiful World - Devo
    Crawling From the Wreckage - Dave Edmonds
    What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love & Understanding - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
    Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson
    Over, Under, Sideways, Down - The Yardbirds
    Wings of a Dove - Bob Marley
    Hots For Nowhere - Zep
    Strangered in the Night - TP & the Heartbreakers (it is hard to dance to, I'll admit)
    Thunder Road & Under the Gun - Poco

    I haven't been in a bonafied cover band since the early 80s - can ya tell?? haha
  6. rzpooch


    Nov 14, 2007
    Bonney Lake Wa
    Low Rider - War
    Whipping Post - Allman Bros
    You Dropped a Bomb On Me - Gap Band
  7. Thunderthumbs73

    Thunderthumbs73 Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    This is a custom-made thread for me! I'm convinced I'm about the only one who wants to hear the music I like, and I got tons of it. :)

    Basically anything from Sting's solo career, post Police.
    And maybe a few Police tunes as well.
    Mike Nesmith's songs from the Monkees, yep the wool-hat guy.
    Stuff from Bruce Hornsby
    Level 42 songs
    Stuff from XTC, circa 1985 and newer
    Tears for Fears
    Joni Mitchell
    Duncan Sheik
    McCartney Stuff, post Beatles
    Hall & Oates
    etc, etc, etc...
    ok, stopping now.
    ...all the stuff you're not going to hear a "bar band" do...
  8. Obe


    May 15, 2005
    Springfield MA area
    We actually get a good response when we do Low Rider, maybe because our guitar player plays the timbales (sp?).

    2112 story - I was playing guitar at a multi band show and one of the other bands, who we didn't know, wanted to do 2112 but their bass player didn't know it. I stepped in and we did a reasonable rendition, bored most of the crowd, but the other bands and the soundman loved it.
  9. Spirit of the Radio, by Rush :bassist::bassist::bassist:
  10. Sahm


    Dec 18, 2007
    Delaware, OH
    I used to love playing Epic by Faith No More, but the crowd would never get into it. It further dampened my spirits when I realized that the song is almost 20 years old! Half the audiences we were playing to were either not born, or not even in kindergarten yet when that song came out!

    +1 on getting a good response from Lowrider. I'm surprised someone considers it a tune no one wants to hear. For my old band, it was the Old Reliable tune to break out when we wanted to pack the dance floor! I got so sick of that song!
  11. I play the bass

    I play the bass

    Jun 3, 2008
    Sunshine of your Love, with my own little additions of course...Theres a lot to be done with that song IMO.
  12. scottmabe


    Mar 29, 2008
    Memphis Tn
    I aint got you..Yardbirds
    Last night ..Los Lobos
    Alison ... Elvis Costello
    When the night comes falling.... Jeff Healy/Bobster

    and of course these are all songs that I sing...but nobody can stand...
  13. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Danzig - Mother LOL
  14. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    anything dead kennedys forward to death, california uber allies, holiday in cambodia and kill the poor.
  15. New Age Girl - Deadeye Dick
    Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
    Sultans of Swing
  16. I would love to do covers from my favorite 80's bands....Joy Division, Husker Du, Replacements, etc.... But nobody I play with has heard of these bands, and I doubt they will go over well in the bar scene.

    So Mustang Sally it is:meh:
  17. p-nut95


    May 27, 2007
    anything by dredg or a perfect circle
  18. NickBass81


    Jul 4, 2008
    Endorsing Bulkmusic Strings
    I loved playing Toto's "Home Of The Brave" with my old band, but many times people started to rise or look at their clocks during the instrumental section...too bad...
  19. LOL!

    I would probably laugh my ass off if I heard a band play that. It'd be great though! :smug:
  20. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    "beer" psycostick