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Hocus Pocus by Focus into what song next ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Redaxes, Mar 13, 2019 at 10:07 AM.

  1. Redaxes


    Aug 8, 2015
    I started playing with some guys a few months back after they lost their bass player. I haven’t chimed in about what we play much.
    I thought it would be interesting to play a bit of Hocus Pocus, go around once or twice then go into another song. I haven’t come up with the next song as of yet.
    I don’t want us to do the whole song, no flute player, etc. but I thought doing some of it would get attention, wake the audience up....
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Black Napkins
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I always associate it with Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein", honestly - they were out around the same time, often played together.
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  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Stranglehold by Uncle Ted
  5. Beetfarm615


    Feb 15, 2017
    Ballroom Blitz maybe?

    Cool bass Solo on Gary Hoey cover at 1:45. Credits say Tony Franklin. Guitar Quotes stranglehold briefly too.
  6. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
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  7. Purple Haze.
  8. danesdad


    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    What about the yodeling and whistling parts? You gonna do those, or leave them out?
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  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...I suspect (hope) it's an instrumental.

    Thijs van Leer was no joke.
  10. PaulCISSA

    PaulCISSA It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vernon, New Jersey
    Doris Day - Sing In The Sunshine. :whistle:
  11. howard in nyc

    howard in nyc Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    new york city
    Exactly what I was gonna post. They must've charted and been in heavy Top 40 rotation together. Spring 1973, junior year of high school for me, AM radio in my dad's car.
  12. I think you mean Gale Garnett, not Doris Day.
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  13. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Carry on my Wayward son, the riffs before the solo after the 2nd chorus
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  14. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Fly Me To The Moon.
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  15. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  16. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    How about Long Time by Boston. You could even blend Hocus Pocus into the end part of Foreplay
  17. jimkelly


    Sep 23, 2009
    Aftershock by The Dixie Dregs.
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  18. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Edgar Winter's Frankenstein.
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  19. Omega Monkey

    Omega Monkey

    Mar 8, 2015
    If you're going to play Hocus Pocus by Focus, I think the only way to go after that is something by Krokus...

    In all seriousness though, if you have a keyboard player, Frankenstein would be cool and fit together well. Or a bunch of the Deep Purple stuff. Or Uriah Heep, early Yes, etc... Depends on what kind of stuff you guys play although I'm guessing loosely "classic rock". So something to kind of continue the heavy organ rock vibe, OR something that fits together really well musically (key, tempo, progression, etc...).
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