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Most obscure covers your band plays

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

  1. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    We don't do obscure covers, as we don't see the point.
  2. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland
    Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me
    Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly
    The Cult - Wildflower
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  3. p-lo


    Jun 18, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I love Samantha and Vintage Trouble. Both are well worth checking out live as well. Would definitely check out your band if I was in the area.
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  4. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland
    Almost every cover band in Baltimore does "Laid"!
  5. Bob Clayton

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

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Well I ain't never been to any bars in Baltimore :)

    I don't think I've ever seen a band here in SJ do it.
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  6. We did it, too. I have a video, but the crowd noise is atrocious.
  7. Papalampraina

    Papalampraina Need.More.Fez.

    May 13, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    We play several non-canonical songs:

    Fire on the moon - Bell Rays
    Man in a box - Alice In Chains
    Maybe I'm a Leo - Deep Purple
    Sail away - Deep Purple
    This is love – PJ Harvey

    or at least I don't hear other cover bands playing them too often.
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  8. cuth

    cuth Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    White Lies - Jason and the Scorchers
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  9. "You Just May Be The 1" Monkees , Joan Crawford B.O.C , "I've got your Number " Hughes /Thrall band , " The Low Road Home" Gamma[4], " Last Child" Aerosmith , Just Got Paid into "Wait until the Summers Gone" ZZ Top/Zebra , "Wouldn't want to be like you" Alan Parsons Project
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
  10. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    We're a mostly originals band with a sprinkling of covers thrown in. Some not so obscure, some more obscure, all in our own plugged-in acoustic rock style and nothing like the original recordings.

    Yeah, a cover band we ain't ;) Which of course equals less work and money :laugh:

    A few of the more obscure ones:

    Weightless Again - The Handsome Family
    Juanita - The Flying Burrito Brothers
    Henry - New Riders of the Purple Sage
    Pop - The Shillaly Brothers
    Child of the Moon - The Rolling Stones
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  11. jlh60


    Aug 21, 2009
    Warren ,Mi
    "The Game of Love" - Wayne Fontana
  12. man these are some obscure ones for sure. Most of these i have not even heard of!
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  13. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I played a gig last Saturday where the set list included Robyn Hitchcock's "Balloon Man" and "Ole Tarantula", as well as Zappa's "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama". My regular band does Grant Green's "Flood In Franklin Park" from time to time.
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  14. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i was in a project that did "air" from the broadway version of hair. ironically, since i had been singing it for quite a while, it was the perfect song when we did a three day show for the american lung association.
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  15. roccobass

    roccobass Still funkin’ in the free world. Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    We used to do Smoke from a Distant Fire. Had a singer who just nailed it.
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  16. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    My jazz trio just started doing this tune:

    This one's been in the set for a while:

    What do I win?
  17. "Far Cry" by Rush :D
  18. +6dB Dan

    +6dB Dan

    Dec 8, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    My cover band often plays "In The Meantime" by Spacehog. Great song, few people ever recognize it but we love to play it! :bassist:
  19. mindwell


    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    "Holy Muscle of Love" by Alice Cooper.

  20. someguyfromNC


    Jul 4, 2015
    Golden Earring - Twilight Zone

    I love it. Most people we play it for heard of the song but don't know the name of the band.
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