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Most obscure covers your band plays

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Jimmy4string, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. To go with the over played list.
    We got:
    DOA -Van Halen
    In the mood -Rush
    and one that surprises people in it's Led Zepplin sounding ways:
    Say what you will -Fastway
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  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Job Description by Alan Jackson.
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  3. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    I think this one is pretty obscure, and one of my favs that we do, "Home Sweet Home" by The Farm. I wish I had a decent performance of it.

    You might like this one better because of the eye candy. ;)

    It sounds a little better on our promo video but there's only about a minute of it.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    We do Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by The Beatles and Laid by James. May not be the most obscure, but I don't see a ton of bands doing them. Hell I didn't even see a Beatles cover band do Ob-La-Di.
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    Laid was one of the first songs i sang live with my friend's band before the became the Austin super star cover band.
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  6. RedLefty


    Jan 19, 2016
    Theory of a Deadman - Lowlife

    Lots of fun with the beer crowds
  7. slamsinger

    slamsinger Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Coventry RI
    Lady you bring me up by the Commodores ... Obscure Commodores tune for a GB band

  8. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Feva for the Flava - Hott Action Cop.

  9. One of my bands is a rockabilly band, so pretty much all of our covers are obscure.
  10. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    Carla Thomas - One of the Fillies in the Stax stable

    Murder in my Heart for the Judge
    Moby Grape

    Not obscure but mostly forgotten:
    Nobody But Me
    Human Beinz (Which is their cover of the refrain of the original Isley Bros. song of the same name)
    So, we're doing a cover of a cover

    Killing Floor
    Electric Flag
    To tell ya how old this song is, the beginning of the song has a snippet of the current president speaking,
    Lyndon B. Johnson
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    The Ocean - not your typical Zep cover.
  12. Mudcrutch: Save your water is one for us that comes to mind
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  13. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie The winged monkeys showed up

    Jan 8, 2008
    Psycho Killer - Talking Heads (T-bone Walker style)
    Rain - Beatles (houserockin' style)
    Take it to the Limit - Eagles (houserockin' style)
    No Surrender - Bruce (houserockin' style)
    Lets Go - Cars (houserockin' style)
    Down In the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal (Ry Cooder style)
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  14. Two More Bottles Of Wine - Delbert McClinton
    Monkey Around - Delbert McClinton
    (Guess who one of the guitarists favorite artist is?)

    Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - Bob Dylan
    Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
    (OK, not so obscure but rarely covered)

    Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Micheals
    A Pirate Looks At 40 - Jimmy Buffet
    Beginnings - Chicago
    Bottle Of Wine - Fire Balls
    Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys
    I Got A Line On You - Spirit
    Lie To Me - Jonny Lang

    (We play a wide variety of eclectic music!)
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
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  15. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    Ain't No Grave - Johnny Cash
  16. LowFish


    Nov 8, 2014
    Coastal NC
    Got to get it Worked On--Delbert
    Bad Self Portraits--Lake Street Dive
    Don't Do It--The Band
    Inside Out--Imelda May
    Johnny Got A Boom Boom--Imelda May
    Bittersweet--Big Head Todd
  17. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Watermelon in Easter Hay - Zappa

    Freeway Jam - Jeff Beck
  18. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Los Lobos' Heart of Stone
  19. Played in the past: Freaky Girl by Spontaneous Combustion, Puce Moment/I am a Hermit by Jonathan Halpern, Goofy's Revenge by Butthole Surfers, Good Morning America by Moistboyz, C#@k in my pocket by the Stooges.
  20. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Obscure? Hmn, guess these would count:

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