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Rock cover bands, what's your closer?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Mike N, Oct 17, 2013.


  1. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    A twist on the "what's your opener" thread..... what do you guys (and gals) like to finish the night off with?

    One band I was in we always played "I Alone" by Live and continued right into our own version of "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones. For whatever reason it worked well.

    Last cover band we never put any thought into closers, whatever was towards the end of the list when the sound guy gave us the 'last song' signal was the closer.
     
  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    We quite often close with Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World".
     
  3. bhunt1

    bhunt1 Vintage Lefty Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Older than dirt ;)
    Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers
     
  4. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels
     
  5. Not as part of a cover band but my old punk band used to close with either Black Flag's "Slip it In" and Sleep's "Dragonaut" depending on the shows. Fun times.
     
  6. robertusf

    robertusf

    Jul 19, 2007
    Chicagoland
    We used to do ALL I EVER WANTED by Santana
     
  7. Jkaz

    Jkaz

    May 23, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    We close with Rock'n in The Free World also. I'm not a big fan of the song, but we get a good response.

    In my other band, we mix it up a bit- Free Bird, Hotel California, and American Girl.
     
  8. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Freedom- RATM
     
  9. ba$$player

    ba$$player

    Dec 8, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Cult of personality- living color or
    Bulls on parade- RATM
     
  10. Vintage Guy

    Vintage Guy

    Feb 26, 2008
    Newark,De.
    Shot Down In Flames-AC/DC!
     
  11. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Killing In The Name - RATM
     
  12. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    pretty woman which turns into a long jam over lowrider and then back into pretty woman
     
  13. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    "Can't you hear me knocking" by the Stones. It has the long instrumental part at the end which we extend out. Other times we close with "Road House Blues" by the doors.
     
  14. MarTONEbass

    MarTONEbass

    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    All You Need is Love in my 8 piece horn band.
     
  15. R and R all night - KISS
     
  16. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
     
  17. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I'm looking to join another cover band after a couple year break with young kids at home but in the past different bands I was in used to close with some songs I liked:

    Another Brick In the Wall - Pink Floyd
    Creep - Radiohead
    Sir Psycho Sexy - RHCP (really fun outro)
    and we also did Rockin' in the Free World

    It always makes sense to close with a big rock anthem that most people know but years ago I played in a band with an eclectic setlist and we'd often finish with the Talking Head's "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)". That was my alltime favorite closer and we did a great version of it.

    That said, Sean Hayes and his band put us to shame with their rendition.

     
  18. gard0300

    gard0300 Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Vandalia, Ohio
    Hate the band and I hate the song. But... Usually it's late and we close with Drowning Pool - Bodies
     
  19. nubs

    nubs

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wisconsin
    Walk -Pantera
     
  20. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Knockin on Heaven's door....G&R style
     

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