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How about some really cool classic rock songs

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by bassguppy, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. From the 60's & 70's mainly. Trying to put together a list of songs that you would rarely ever here a cover band play but are great songs that most people would know. I'm not worried about the talent level of my bandmates as they are all quite skilled & we usually can pull just about anything off.
    I'm not looking for B side tunes that few people would know just some classic songs that people would say "I haven't heard that song in years".

    The cover band I'm in is revamping out setlists. Currently we do blues/classic rock for the most part.

    I'll start:

    A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

    I figure with TB'ers input I could come up with dozens of great tunes that I wouldn't think of myself.

    Thanks...... :hyper:
  2. "The Time Has Come Today" - Chambers Brothers
    "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" - Animals
    "My Back Pages" - Byrds
    "Shakin' All Over" - Pirates/Who
    "Good Lovin'" - Rascals
    "Voluteers" - Jefferson Airplane
  3. thanks for the suggestions. My problem is some songs I know them if I hear them but I don't know the title. I will download those to see which ones I know.

    any more?
  4. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Green-Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf(full, not the radio-edit)
    Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line
    Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
    April Wine - Weeping Widow
    Edgar Winter - Free Ride
    Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot
    Alice Cooper - Welcome to my Nightmare
    Doobie Brothers - Jesus is Just Alright
    Yes - Roundabout
    Genesis - ABACAB
  5. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
    Long Distance Love - Little Feat
    Show Biz Kids - Steely Dan
    Short People - Randy Newman
    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
    Old '55 - Tom Waits
    Walk Away Renée - The Left Banke
    Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
    Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
    50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
    The Price Of Love - The Everly Brothers
    Lola - The Kinks
    The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & the Range (OK, that's 1986)
  6. Time and a season - The Zombies
    Use me up - Bill Withers
    Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
    Spill the wine - War
    Run Run Away - Slade
    Anything by T.Rex
    The Boys are back in town - Thin Lizzy
  7. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Free Ride is a BLAST to play! I loved the reaction from the crowd when we used to play it! :)

    The Boys Are Back In Town is another of my all-time faves in the rock genre. We used to team it up with The Cowboy Song and the place would go nuts!

    Use Me Up is one we do now- it has all kinds of room for grooves. Get it greasy, swamp grease from NOLA will do just fine, and let it breathe! Lots of room for pre-arranged punches with the riddim section too. For a real trip, try doing it reggae style...

    All great suggestions, BTW. If I heard a band doing all those, I'd stay all nite! If I was IN said band, all the better... :D
  8. Speaking of reggae style, I used to do a fun version of "Can't get enough" (Bad Co.) reggae style. It was pretty coolio.
    Also used to do a funked up version of Smoke on the water.
  9. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King