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Help me pick some classic rock COVERS for my band.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    My main band plays mostly classic rock covers. We are lead female singer, one guitar player, bass, drums and now keys. We are willing to do less well-known covers as well if they are good songs.

    We are in process of getting a piano/keyboardist so any songs we add to our set list should have either piano or organ in them. I also think that they have to be danceable songs. For example, I was thinking of doing "green eyed lady" by sugarloaf or "money" by pink floyd, but i dont think you can really dance to them. I am not a dancer so its somewhat difficult for me to tell. I think they should be upbeat, danceable songs, because when people are dancing they enjoy themselves and get thirsty thus drink beer. this make bar owners happy and we will be more likely to get more gigs with this reasoning.

    here are the songs we do that have keys:

    Break on Thru - doors

    7. Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight - rem
    10. Get Back – beatles
    11. Symphony in C - cake
    12. Hush – deep purple
    16. Back in the USSR – Beatles
    21. Roadhouse Blues – doors
    23. Taking Care of Business - bto
    25. Light my fire - doors
    28. Drugs in my pocket – monks
    29. suffergette city – david bowie
    31. Incense and peppermints – strawberry alarmclock

    Alot of these songs are not what I would call danceable so we need to add songs that are danceable. BTW, we have about 36 songs, but i just wanted to post the ones with keys. We already do 3 doors tunes and 4 beatles songs so we dont want to do anymore of those groups.

    here are a few songs that i think we should add:

    call me - blondie (is there keys in this?)
    even the losers - tom petty
    saturdays alright - elton john

    so could you please suggest cover songs we could do that:

    1. have organ or piano
    2. are danceable
    3.fit our genre (not that important)

    much appreciated!:D
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA

  3. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Hey thanks for the suggestion! I thought of that one but is that one danceable?
  4. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    here is the set list from my former band.
    We usually had them dancing
  5. jongor


    Jan 11, 2003
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Here's a resource that should keep you busy for a while. Yours courtesy of the Search function.

    Set Lists
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Carmina Burana.

    Wait... is that a little too classic? :D
  8. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
  9. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Rock and roll - Led Zeppelin
    Another one bites the dust - Queen
    Another brick on the wall - Pink Floyd
  10. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Something by The Rolling Stones; Satistfaction, Brown Sugar, Paint it black, etc etc

    "Queen: Crazy little thing called love" is very nice too.
  11. I can't believe you want danceable classic rock and don't have any Rolling Stones!
  12. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    none of these have keys.:)
  13. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    stones songs we do... none of which have keys:

    mothers little helper
    jumping jack flash

    oh what the heck here is the whole thing:

    Set List

    • Break on Thru - doors
    • I want to hold your hand - beatles
    • Mother’s little helper - stones
    • Boys don’t Cry - cure
    • Purple Haze - hendrix
    • Green River – ccr
    • Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight - rem
    • Sunshine of Your Love - cream
    • Message in a Bottle - police
    • Get Back – beatles
    • Symphony in C - cake
    • Hush – deep purple________________SET TWO
    • Cinnamon Girl – neil young
    • De do do do, De da da da - police
    • Strange Brew - cream
    • Back in the USSR – Beatles
    • Mike in the Box – Greg’s original
    • Courage – tradgically hip
    • Bad Moon Rising - ccr
    • Justice Sleeps – Torin’s original
    • Roadhouse Blues – doors
    • I Feel Fine – the beatles
    • Taking Care of Business - bto
    • Truth Hits Everybody – police_______________SET THREE
    • Light my fire - doors
    • Middle of the road – pretenders
    • Born under a bad sign – cream
    • Drugs in my pocket – monks
    • suffergette city – david bowie
    • Jumping Jack Flash – rolling stones
    • Incense and peppermints – strawberry alarmclock
    • take the money and run – steve miller
    • Driven to drinking – Greg’s original
    again the goal is to add songs that are more danceable AND have keys.

    please give more suggestions:D
  14. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Then why was Jonsey bangin' away on the piano throughout that whole song?!?! :eyebrow:

    Every Pink Floyd song has keyboard parts in it...that's why Rick Wright was in the band. You could do ANY Pink Floyd song and impress, although not all will be danceable.

    Try looking into the Allmans....all of those songs have keyboard parts AND are pretty dancable. You could do the same for a lot of Grateful Dead tunes as well.

    Also, if you want to tackle Zeppelin, look into Zep II, III and IV...there are some excellent tracks there with keyboard parts that would be fun to cover.

    And, while this doesn't necessarily count as "classic rock", anything from the Black Crowes would probably fit into your setlist, and virtually all of those songs have keyboard parts.
  15. Lola - The Kinks
    Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith (maybe not "classic" rock, but would be good for a slow dance rock song)
  16. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Led Zeppelin: Kashmir :D
  17. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Why not just work the keys into the existing songs? You have no rhythm guitarist, the keys can take that roll in most songs. Also, let the keys have solos where there would normally be a guitar solo. Or let both take a solo.

    Most keyboard players with any band experience at all will be used to fitting the keys into a song. Give them some room to do it.

    P.S. You play Courage by Tragically Hip... that is my favorite Hip song to play. We don't play any Hip though, the Singer/Lead guitar says they are too hard to do.
  18. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia

    Sorry, you're right! :eek: but Rock and roll by the led has the piano kickin ass throughout the song :D

    Maybe some guns n roses? on a few of their live albums, axle blends a piano on numerous songs. :)
  19. Malodorous


    May 19, 2005
    Yes - Roundabout
    Iron Butterfuly - In A Gadda Da Vida
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me the Breeze

    I just kind of thought of a couple interesting songs where everyone can have fun and keys are present. However, the first 2 aren't exactly danceable, but maybe our opinion of danceable is different.

    Electric Six - Gay bar

    I know it doesn't have keys but come on, it doesn't get any more danceable than that, I'm sure you could work keys in there somehow.
  20. some ideas...
    Never Been Any Reason - Head East
    Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd, et al
    Respect / The Weight / Chain Of Fools - Aretha
    Rescue Me - Fontana Bass
    Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder (I think it has some keys? a cheesy song but it works every time).
    Lady Marmalade - LaBelle version ;)
    Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves.
    Would I Lie To You - Eurythmics
    What I Like About You - check out Lillix's version
    Mustang Sally (depends on female singer)

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