Hey, I'm gigging again!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gweimer, Apr 25, 2001.

  1. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    It seems as though my new band, All Purpose Grind, has booked a date. Should be interesting. We've rehearsed for about a month and a half (that means about 7 times), and with maybe six practices left, we'll be doing:
    All Shook Up - Paul McCartney
    Fool For Your Stockings - ZZ Top
    It All Went Down The Drain - Boz Scaggs
    Dead Presidents - J. Geils
    Just Got Paid - ZZ Top
    Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
    People Get Ready - Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart
    Shaky Ground - Delbert McClinton
    Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
    Soul in Chains - Alex Harvey
    Tore Down - Eric Clapton
    Travelin' Light - Eric Clapton
    Try Not to Cry - Paul McCartney
    You Can't Do That - The Beatles
    Youngblood - Bad Company
    Blue Jean Baby - Paul McCartney
    This Will Be the Last Time - Rolling Stones
    Bitch - Rolling Stones
    I'm Ready - Muddy Waters
    Ain't Too Proud to Beg Temptations
    American Girl - Tom Petty
    The One I Love - REM
    Listen To Her Heart - Tom Petty
    Cracking Up - Rolling Stones
    Wang Dang Doodle - Savoy Brown
    Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
    Gee, Baby Ain't I Good to You - Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings
    Burning Sky - Bad Company
    I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
    Low Budget - The Kinks
    Them Changes - Band of Gypsies
    Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
    Martian Boogie - Brownsville Station
    Wish us luck - anyone interested, you're welcome to show up on May 18 at Hill Station in West Chester, OH.
  2. Hey bud, that's cool!

    Can't make it, but just have fun, and it will come to ya! Let us know how it goes.
  3. Sounds like its gonna be a great show! Wish I could be there
  4. Bass-A-Nova

    Bass-A-Nova Guest

    Nov 2, 2000
    Great set list -- I was trying to think out the bass lines for some of them....
  5. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Funny, so was I...... :eek:
  6. Way to go Gary! Only 7 rehearsals huh? Did you guys make the set list as a compilation of tunes you've all done in the past (different times/bands, etc.)?

    It's sort of funny, but your list has absolutely no tunes that I've ever learned - lotsa artists - but no specific songs. Then again it could be a regional thang. I'm down south and have never played outside of the south. I imagine our setlists would always look wildly different. For instance, here is a sample from many years back of a list from my band that worked constantly:

    Ice Cream Cakes - Jeff Beck Group
    Brickhouse - Commodores
    Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd version
    Dancin' Days - Led Zeppelin
    Smoke from a Distant Fire - Sanford/Townsend
    Climbin' Up the Ladder - Isley Bros.
    Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
    Life in the Fast Lane - Eagles
    Holiday - The Outlaws
    Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    Aqualung - Jethro Tull
    Shake Your Booty - KC
    Heard It in a Love Song - Marshall Tucker
    Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
    Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Can't You See - Marshall Tucker
    Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller

    and others from Mitch Ryder/Detroit Wheels, Les Dudek, Boz Scaggs, etc.
  7. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Hambone - we did it the all-American way..."everyone bring 5 songs", followed by "OK, everyone bring 5 more songs". The singer/guitarist cut CDs for everyone and we decided a week in advance to "know everything" by next practice. That covered us for the first half - with the loose ends, occasional improv songs ("hey, we could always do this...") and all that. We just got the second CD last week, so we're off again. Chances are the songs will change slightly, but things are close. Think I should bring in "Outside Woman Blues" from Cream?
    You can throw a band together like this when you work out in advance what kind of material you want to do. In our case, three of us had just bailed from a sinking ship that never sailed, and we had kind of a starting point.
  8. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Cool! Have a good time.
  9. duff_hodges


    May 15, 2000
    Suffolk, UK
    Hope it goes well. Well at least you are gigging; my bloody band can't get its act together!!!

    Rock on!!!