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Seeking Help for "Perfectly Wrong" 80's Set List

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Edgar, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    I was planning to do a little prank in my local advertising service (Craigslist/Kijiji) by putting an ad for "Bass Player Wanted for well established 80's Cover Band, need to be well verse in those classics: (then, the set list)".

    I started to write down the set list as off kilter as possible but, with well known classics from that era (I like all that stuff).

    Initially, I was curious to see if I it would get any traction but, the more time I spent writing it, I kinda told myself that I would actually pay to go see an unknown bar band do those sets.

    I have to admit that the more I think about it, the harder it is to make it "just perfect/on the fence".

    Any suggestions?

    1- Blue Monday - New Order
    2- Land of Confusion - Genesis
    3- Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean
    4- I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis and The News
    5- Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (the german version :))
    6- Smooth Operator - Sade
    7- I Need Your Lovin - Teena Marie
    8- Stomp - The Brothers Johnson
    9- Ghetto Life - Rick James
    10- The Power of Lard - Lard

    and as an encore:

    11- One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head
    12- Sex Beats/Uranium Rock medley - The Gun Club/The Cramps
    13- Brazilian Love Affair - George Duke
    14- Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  2. There are a few strange ones to me in there (as in, I dont know of them) but put One Night in Bangkok in the first set and I'd sit and listen to that!

    We used to do "Hungry Like the Wolf" and someone made a comment that "nobody does that song around here" so we kinda became infamous for it.

    Cant really help with a list tho. Maybe find a list online of one hit wonders and make your set out of that.

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  3. I found this list:

    • “You're A Friend Of Mine” – Clarence Clemons (and Jackson Browne) ...
    • “Rock On” – Michael Damian. ...
    • “Pac-Man Fever” – Buckner & Garcia. ...
    • “Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird” – Will To Power. ...
    • “Tuff Enuff” – The Fabulous Thunderbirds. ...
    • “Beds are Burning” – Midnight Oil. ...
    • “Lean On Me” – Club Nouveau. ...
    • “The Ballad of Jayne” – L.A. Guns.
    from here...

    100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s

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  4. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    1. Happy Boy - The Beat Farmers
    2. Mexican Radio - Wall Of Voodoo
    3. Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
    4. Oh, Yeah - Yello
    5. The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
    6. Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk
    7. 99 Luftballoons - Nena
    8. Lightnin' Strikes - Klaus Nomi version
    9. Hot Hot Hot - Arrow or Buster Poindexter versions
    10. Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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  5. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    It was on my initial list! :woot:
  6. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    Yeah, the rendition of the orchestral intro would definitely be interesting... keyboard maybe?
  7. check that link in my other post. There were some songs in that list that were real groaners, even when they were new!

  8. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    I'm expecting Carl Douglas... meh, late 70's maybe?

    Going to check the list now.
  9. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    I Ran - just because you want to do the Flock of Seagulls hairdo on someone.

    Note: I was searching for stuff on the band, and typed in (I thought) "Flock of Seagulls hits", Unfortunately, I put the space between Seagulls and hits before the s at the end of Seagulls and got lots of pictures of Seagull...um....er...output.
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  10. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    I've check some of the Top 10 clips, Flock of Seagulls amongst them, and the slap bass is... well, "no economy of movement" if I may put it that way. :whistle:
  11. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Rock City, TN
    Electric Avenue - Eddie Grant
    Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung
    You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
    I Don’t Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats

    Axel F, played note-for-note, with no theatrics.
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  12. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    Love that album, great song but, the reverse bass solo at the end... urg!! :thumbsdown:
  13. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
  14. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Oingo Boingo - Just Another Day
    Katrina and the Waves - Red Wine and Whiskey, Going Down to Liverpool
    Scorpions - Just Another Piece of Meat
    Thomas Dolby - Airhead
    Madness - In The City
    Divinyls - Victoria
  15. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Well, it came out in 1991 but you could probably sneak this in to turn a few heads ;)

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  16. tubedude

    tubedude Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2015
    Katrina and the waves, Walking on sunshine
    Men at work, Overkill
    Peter Gabriel, take your pick
  17. diegom


    Jun 18, 2008
    I am old enough to remember the 80s in its fullest form.
    I just don't get this. What's 'wrong' with these songs? Once I understand that, I'm sure I can help!

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  18. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Yeah, I was merely born in '87 but I was asking the same thing. Like some of them could be a little kitschy but nothing that insane.
  19. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Wait wait wait! I got your perfect quirky 80's material right here...


  20. Take On Me - a-ha
    Things In My Life - Men Without Hats

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