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New songs you're excited to play, old songs you're tired of?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by redwingxix, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    If you're in a band that does a significant portion of cover tunes what is one song you've recently added to your setlist that you like and what's another one that you've removed that you're happy about?

    We just added Let's Work Together by Canned Heat to our set for saturday, easy and fun to play should get people moving.

    Dropped- Gin and Juice, fun to play and a crowd pleaser but dear lord we have it played at every show we've played over the last few years. Time to give it a rest.

    How about you people?
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  2. AlexBassMP


    Feb 5, 2014
    A song which we dropped of our set list is "Youth gone wild" by Skid Row (the 80's band, not the Gary Moore's first band) . Our drummer doesn't like it too much.. (fair enough since I made drop Don't talk to strangers by Dio)

    We're working on a brand new acoustic set and we're excited about To be with you by Mr Big and Don't stop believing by Journey.. those are song's we've never played live before (I promise!)
  3. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Classic rock band - just added Suffragette City and Soul Kitchen for our last show. Songs usualy don't get completely dropped, just added to extra song list and likely reappear at a later show.
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  4. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Right. Just taken out of the rotation. We do Soul Kitchen, too. Our keyboard player rocks it.
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  5. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Youth gone wild. I love that song
  6. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Love the bass intro and locking in when the drums come in. Cool song :bassist:
  7. wizerd


    Jan 5, 2012
    Prone to ranting, episodes of moral outrage.
    Dropped Roadhouse Blues, added Midnight in Harlem. No looking back now.
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  8. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    TEDESCHI/ TRUCKS? That's a great tune.
  9. acid bass

    acid bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Recently added Hysteria (Muse, not Leppard). Pumped about that.

    Didn't drop this song per se, but we actively avoid My Own Worst Enemy unless a crowd is roaring for it (they almost never do, thank God).
  10. Dropped: Sucker Train blues -Velvet Revolver, over the mountain -Ozzy
    Just deep cuts that seemed to not go over well.
    It is time for everyone to add their 3 songs each I am mulling over these:
    Best friend's girl-The Cars
    Oh what a night- Frankie Valli -a harder rock version
    here I go again -Whitesnake
    watch the world die -everclear
    Anyone want to weigh in on preferences?
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  11. armyadarkness

    armyadarkness Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    NJ Bayou Country
    Added "You Got it all Wrong" by the Hives. Dropped Hero of the Day by Metallica.
  12. I'm supposed to shed on this so we can start doing it:

    I wish we'd stop playing this but it's too damn popular:

  13. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    I'd say whitesnake, but those vocals are going to be tough so I'm going everclear.

    My own worst enemy is approaching brown eyed girl status.

    I don't get to places where a band would play tennessee whiskey but I hear enough elsewhere that I'm sure I'd get sick of playing it if we did.

    armyadarkness- why'd you drop hero?
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  14. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    We still play it, but usually in the 3rd set when everyone is plowed. It doesn't bother me that much.

    I could do without Drift Away. We're supposed to be a horn funk band; we do have a horn part written for it but it still feels like a soft, mushy, too-easy cover puff.
  15. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    Dropped: Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Added: Drift Away - Dobie Gray/Uncle Kracker
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  16. Guitarodeo

    Guitarodeo Who's got da funk? Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Rocky Mountains
    We just dropped Gimme Three steps as well. Added INXS Need You Tonight, Gin Blossoms Hey Jealousy, and MJ Billie Jean.
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  17. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    I'd be happy to add any of those. I recently calculated the average year for all the songs in our five total sets and it's 1979. Most of the songs are really cool and I like them, even grew up hearing them, but I've been encouraging my bandmates to start including more songs from 1980 to now. It's discouraging sometimes to realize a lot of the songs we play are 40-50 years old and I'm only 45. The good news is we are continuing to add new songs and drop others to the injured reserve list. We recently did All About That Bass (cliché, I know) and the ladies jammed the dance floor.
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  18. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    That's funny. I wonder our setlist's average age. It's gotta be at least 35-40. And yeah I'm the same age.
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  19. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    also, am I the only one that reads guitarrodeo's posts in a Bootsy voice in my head?
  20. crossthestyx


    Sep 16, 2017
    I never get tired of playing originals.
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