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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BuckoSama, Jul 3, 2008.
Xanadu by Rush!
N.I.B. - Sabbath
Aint no sunshine-Bill Withers
Driven to tears-The Police
Oh Yeah! Either that one or 2112 all the way through.
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
Low Rider - War
Whipping Post - Allman Bros
You Dropped a Bomb On Me - Gap Band
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
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...
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.
Spirit of the Radio, by Rush
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!
Sunshine of your Love, with my own little additions of course...Theres a lot to be done with that song IMO.
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...
Danzig - Mother LOL
anything dead kennedys forward to death, california uber allies, holiday in cambodia and kill the poor.
New Age Girl - Deadeye Dick
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Sultans of Swing
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
anything by dredg or a perfect circle
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...
I would probably laugh my ass off if I heard a band play that. It'd be great though!