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Gig on Tuesday, need oppinions on set list

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by rougeporn, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Ok the story is that were supporting a band called silver bunny, or silver fox or something who cares. But were playing at a kinda indie night thing at the Bar where I study, so the audience is going to be aged between 18 and 24. our set list is in order:-

    Dear Ol dad- Blind melon

    Mr Mastodon Farm (with rap at end with totally sick disturbing lyrics)- Cake

    Roxanne - The Police

    Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry

    Where is my mind - The pixies

    The joker - Steve Miller

    Welcome to the jungle/enter sandman medly

    I will survive( rock version ) - gloria gaynor/cake.

    Sympathy for the devil - Rolling Stones.

    Anyone else think its weird?? well everyone in the group likes totally different stuff, the guitarist like the whole american cock rock 80s thing, so thats why were doing guns n roses and metallica, not that theyre cock rock, but i wouldnt touch motley crue , poison or cinderella with a 12 food barge pole. The drummer likes up beat non 'boring stuff depressing' stuff, so he chose the police and dear ol dad. I chose Where is my mind, the joker, and the singer whos a messed up druggy hippie, chose the cake songs. the rest was a compromise of what me all like and can play, so meh let me know what ya think.


    And the volicals are being put through a delay pedal for some songs, like the pixies one for that messed up effect!!!
  2. ~Psychedelic~


    Nov 23, 2003
    They'll probably boo you guys off the stage....18-24 haha their gonna wanna hear some tool or ****knot:p....You guys should add some more Stones to the list.
  3. appler

    appler Guest

    Man, everyone loves the Police, but nobody likes Roxanne. :D
  4. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Your audiance is 18-24, Who's Roxanne? Sympathy for the Devil? Kids like boom tis, boom tis, boom tis, boom tis, techno and rap crap. I love older tunes but out of 40 songs 10 are old school on our song list. Creed, Trapt, Tool, Godsmack, System of a Down. There are a few good nu-metal artists that are fun to play. If your going to do some old jammers make them count! Zepplin, Sabbath, Hendrix, let it rip! Dance songs, oh yes find some upbeat modern tunes to get the chicks dancing..
  5. Too late now, the night was ok, the singer is soo dead when i next see him, i think he pissed off our drummer by introducing us as a comedy band. And then he proceded to sing badly. He only knew the words to 2 songs. the rest he used key cards, but got them mixed up, so lyrics went with the wrong songs??? other then that we were ok. fairly tight. I used the sub harmonic thingy on the welcome to the jungle thing, and it it was phat.

    We were going to do more led zep etc, but the singer didnt want to as he thought he couldnt do it justice or something?? i dunno, time to get a new vocalist me thinks!!
  6. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Yup, there is already one Axle Rose!


    Nov 10, 2003
    South Carolina
    how did "sympathy for the devil" go over?....usually works really well for us.
  8. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    IME, and IMO, that is one VERY CONFUSED set list.

    For one thing, people won't know whether to stay on the dance floor from one song to the next since some of the songs are quite "undanceable."

    Secondly, to do the diverse material well, I would guess there'll be a lot of dead time between songs will be caused by knob noodling to get the needed tones/sounds nailed.

    They key to all this is the phrase you mention -"well everyone in the group likes totally different stuff."
    If you're playing to entertain yourselves, there's no need to have an audience.
    Otherwise, play what THE AUDIENCE WANTS TO HEAR and get on the money train.

    Finally, appler is right on - "Roxanne" is certain death. ;)
  9. Um sympathy for the devil went pretty well. And yeah the line up was pretty much way too diverse. Nevermind, we did it as a favour for the guy who runs the place, so we werent paid. And as Ive had very little live experience i found it good to do.
  10. anyone who thinks "people in the age 18-24 only like numetal and ****not", i wish to say to you: please get your head out of your ass and start looking around. i would almost feel personally offended (im 19). many of my no-instrument playing friends like some old stuff too.

    maybe kids in america are different, who knows.

    btw, if i misunderstood you (smilie?), im sorry!

    anyway, my point is, youngsters like rock too. most of em wont know sabbath, but play some jonny B good or hendrix and u will rock the place :)
  11. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Boom tis, boom tis, boom tis, over here! Glow sticks and rap. There are exceptions everywhere but when I listen to the radio and The Who comes on or Zepplin, I always ask who sings this? They (18-24) think every old song is the Stones it's crazy! I am younger too and am the same way as you and it's good to see you apreciate good music, with good foundation to study! But last I checked my head was firmly attatched to my neck! My point is if you play all old songs, all new songs, all dance songs...you must play a mix of good kick butt music and it will take care of itself. If they don't know who Sabbath is it's your job to show them! ....... :) back at ya
  12. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    My band doesn't play any slipknot, tool, or nu metal and people love our sets. We play frat parties, so the audience is 18-22 year olds. If we don't play Sweet Home Alabama we risk being lynched.

    One thing I've noticed with crowds this age: No matter what kind of mix of people the audience is, be it frat boys, sorority girls, indie kids, jocks, thugs, nerds, etc, everybody loves weezer.
  13. ~Psychedelic~


    Nov 23, 2003
    I'm 17 and I only listen to the old stuff....Todays "music" sucks! All of my friends(most) listen to the same **** I do;)
  14. People don't know what they like, they like what they know.
  15. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Most non musician types like what they see on MTV.
  16. Red Hot Chili Peppers is another one that most demographics get into.