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Need of more tunes.

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by odie, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    We are trying to please the crowds more and more. As we do that we have been weeding out some of the newer harder rock stuff. What are some ideas for songs that we can still stomach to play.

    FWIW we are a 4 piece. Guitar, bass, drums, vocal...with a sampler for intro/break parts etc.

    311- Amber, Down
    Alice In Chains- Would
    Audioslave- Show Me How To Live
    Blur- Song # 2
    Cheech and Chong- Earache My Eye
    Chevelle- Red
    [B]Dope- You Spin Me
    80' Remakes [/B] Super Freak, Cars
    Flies- Got You Where I Want You
    Foo Fighters -Breakout
    Green Day- Brainstew/Jadded, When I Come Around
    Hoobastank- The Reason
    Incubus- Drive
    Jet- Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Limp Bizkit-METALLICA-Sanitarium
    Linkin Park- One Step Closer
    Lit- Own Worst Enemy
    Marilyn Manson- Mobscene
    Nine Inch Nails- Head Like A Hole
    Orgy- Blue Monday
    Papa Roach- She Loves Me Not
    Powerman 5000- Free
    Rage Against The Machine- Bulls On Parade, Killing In The Name Of
    Ramones- Blitzkrieg Bop
    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Suck My Kiss
    Seether- Fine Again
    Sevendust- Praise
    Staind- For You, Mudshovel, So Far Away
    Stone Temple Pilots- Dead & Bloated
    Sublime- What I Got, 40 oz To Freedom, Caress Me Down
    System Of A Down- Toxicity
    Tantric- Breakdown
    Taproot- Poem
    Tool- Sober, Stinkfist
    Violent Femmes- Blister In The Sun
    White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
    White Zombie- Electric Head, More Human Than Human

    others that I couldnt think of.
  2. Today...

    Local H- Bound For The Floor
    Foo Fighters- Everlong
    Eddie Money- I Think I'm In Love
    Tommy Tutone- 867-5309 (Jenny)
    Dishwalla- Counting Blue Cars
    Soundgarden- Outshined
    Danzig- Mother
    The Cult- Lil' Devil
    the Knack- Good Girls Don't

    I've always wanted to do "Let Me Out" by the Knack.

    edit- you're from "up nort" hey? Don't forget The Replacements- Can't Hardly Wait.
  3. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Wow Odie, your band does some cool stuff. It seems like a lot of it is pretty heavy though. My band tries to get a real variety...it seems like it is inconsistent. What works one night may bomb the next.
  4. rfalter


    Jul 20, 2004
    Pasadena, MD
    Wow ... I thought we were the only ones that were playing Jenny :D
  5. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I know 8 of those tunes.
  6. A simple thing to do might be to just pick different songs from all those bands...Since you're talented enough to pull off some of that stuff, you could play the rest of those bands' catalogs and still do it convincingly.

    311 - Come Original, What the Fxxx was I thinking?
    Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole, Rooster
    Audioslave - Cochise
    *** that Blur song is old and boring...woohoo, bfd.
    Mix up Chevelle with The Used - Taste of Ink
    Foo Fighters - Hero or something new.
    Green Day - American Idiot is destined to be a classic
    *** lose the Hoobastank ---the reason is the worst goddxxmed song ever.
    Incubus - Do "Pardon Me" and you'll be heroes in my book

    wow that's a long list...

    Tool - Aenima, 46 and 2
    Rage - Take the Power back, Know your Enemy, Guerilla Radio, No Shelter
    Metallica - Whisky in the Jar...I hate that one...Go Old Skool with Metallica, ie: Creeping Death, Battery, etc.
    Chili Peppers - Greeting Song, Purple Stain, Around the World

    The world needs more good hard rock/metal cover bands.
  7. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    I see alot of Dishwalla-counting blue cars in peoples lists. We played that back when it first came out and went ok, people never got excited over it. But then it was a newer tune. How does it go over for you others?
  8. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    We played Pardon Me, no one that heard us reacted....chirp chirp.

    Old Mettalica- Everyone does it. We played that stuff for 10+ years. I think we met our threshold of being able to stamch it.

    Godsmack-We used to play alot of but our newe singer cant pull it off.

    Foo Fighters- We used to play Hero. Dont know why we dont anymore...??? :confused:

    the reason- is pretty much on the cutting block, but it gets requested alot.

    Peppers- We have played a few others...Give it Away, Scar Tissue etc. Tough to fill out the songs, they are really empty sounding live. People didnt seem to dig the newer stuff.

  9. That's too bad...

    I just think that Hoobastank song is goddawful "And the reason is YOUUUU!!" Sounds like a cat goin' tail-first into a woodchipper....hopefully your singer improves that blatant stab at groupie-getting...or is that why you play it?! :p

    If you want to really get the ladies, you and the drummer sit down and your guitarist and singer can bust out More than Words. mmm...oh yeah. IMO, Chicks rock. They hate that slow crap in the middle of a rockin' set.

    Okay...newer Metallica...Through the Never or Holier than Thou or (nod to a great bassline) My Friend of Misery...King Nothing...or...how many of your Metallica-covering bands actually cover their cover of Breadfan? Stone Cold Crazy? Am I Evil? Crash Course in Brain Surgery? -- All awesome.

    I forgot One by One - Foo's
    and Santeria - Sublime
    and Aerials - System OAD
    and Sunless Saturday - Fishbone

    You should definitely omit the Dishwalla song, as well as the Meat Puppets, that lame band that did Cumbersome, Gin Blossoms, Train, the Wallflowers....basically any band that had a hit or two in the mid '90's...including 3 Doors Down.

    But now it's just my preferences oozing in.
  10. Catholic School Girls Rule or Knock Me Down are both tried and true winners.
  11. "Hellhole" by Spinal Tap.
  12. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    While there is a ton of stuff I dig on here, no one gets decent gigs around here playing that type of stuff.....unless you want to play for the door. We have to figure out a way to get people on the dance floor, which can be pretty tough to do sometimes. I can't remember the last time I saw anyone dance to toxicity.
  13. Not gonna give you any "play this and not that" stuff (must get rid of Hooba though, please)

    It sounds to me like you need some "ear-opener" stuff.

    Try something totally out of left-field, in your style. It keeps the crowd guessing and you could instantly re-birth a classic. it needs to be a dancer song though, you got heaps of heavy stuff, which probably conforms to your bands style.

    try rocking out some Roy Orbison, or Jeff Lynne, or some true-to-the-original Neil Young, or vamping out some little remembered classics - try "I Want Your Love" by Transvision Vamp.

    I dunno, prolly get lynched for my suggestions - all I am trying to say is that you should explore the possibilities more. Covers bands are dime a dozen and you should set yourself apart by playing tunes that others don't.

    Only my 5c
  14. And defininately drop Blister - name a cover band that doesn't murder that one.......
  15. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Dang. Our guitarist loves the Meatpuppets - we do like four of their tunes!

  16. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Suggestions for bands already listed-

    Alice in Chains - Man in A Box
    STP - Unglued, Sex Type Thing
    Hoobastank - Crawling in the Dark
    Lit - Miserable
    Green Day - She
    Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly

    Suggestions with bands not listed-
    Night Ranger - Dont Tell Me You Love Me
    REO Speedwagon - Keep Pushin'
    Def Leppard - Bringing on the Heartbreak
    AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill
    Pearl Jam - anything off the first two records
    Goo Goo Dolls - Black Baloon, Name, Slide, Dizzy, Only One, Long Way Down, Big Machine
    Iron Maiden - Ides of March/Wrathchild, Revelations, Flight of Icarus
  17. We're not a cover band, but we throw a few out for giggles. That song goes over pretty good- the chicks seem to like it.

    I guess it depends on your audience.