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Song Suggestions, 90's Grunge.

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by wintremute, May 31, 2018.

  1. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    A guitarist friend of mine is talking to me about making a band that focuses on the 90's grunge like Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc.

    Are any of you in a similar band now? If so, what are some songs that go over well for you?
  2. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Stone Temple Pilots - Plush, Wicked Garden, Interstate Love Song, Vasoline, Creep
    Soundgarden - Rusty Cage, Black Hole Sun, Outshined
    Nirvana - Lithium, In Bloom, Come As You Are, Heart-Shaped Box, All Apologies
    Pearl Jam - Alive, Even Flow

    I was there as a teenager when this stuff came out, and these are the songs I remember going over well.
  3. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    I play originals in that genre, that being said every time we have thrown insterstate love song into the mix we always got a great response.
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  4. We do:
    In Bloom, (no audience excitement so far)
    Plush -goes over well
    Interstate love - 50/50
    Sex Type thing -no audience excitement yet
    Own worst enemy -Lit -we open with this (did good on St pat's day)
    All the small things -Blink 182 -goes over well
    Radiation Vibe -Fountains of Wayne (we still have not played this live)
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  5. I've really never had a lot of luck with that genre in general. I guess the STP songs go over the best. Nirvana always sounds like a good idea but doesn't get much response and is terribly boring to play. I wouldn't really know about Soundgarden because nobody can sing that crap. Alive and Even Flow do work ok, but really the closest thing that really does work is Green Day. People go nuts when you act like you are going to play Tool, but I've never been in a band where that would work either, you need kind of a special drummer to make that go.
  6. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    You might want to try "Man in the Box" by Alice In Chains. I remember DJs spinning that song to huge response before Nirvana became popular.
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  7. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Thank you!
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  8. Don't forget all those tasty gems from bands like Lit, Eve6, Offspring, Harvey Danger, Third Eye Blind, et. al.
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  9. Rage Against the Machine seems to work usually, if your singer can do it.
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  10. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I love playing that, but yeah...if you don't get that attitude in that rap everything falls apart.
  11. Green Day Longview.
  12. CatchaCuda


    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    As far as grunge, I think it's all been mentioned.

    Though it's not grunge (and say what you will) I think Green Day perfected the 3min song in the 90's. Welcome to Paradise should go over well.
  13. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    PJ's "Black" is a nice way to slow things down with a band like that.
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  14. Wulfensteiner

    Wulfensteiner Banned SUSPENDED

    Mar 24, 2018
    Melbourne, Australia
    Any Nirvana song :D
    Dandelion - What a drag
    Pearl Jam - Alive
    King Missile - Detachable Penis :D
    Radiohead - Creep
    Weezer - Sweater song
    Silverchair - Tomorrow
    Everclear - Santa Monica, so much for the afterglow
    Tonic have a bunch of 90s grungy stuff..
    Bush - Comedown
    Alice In Chains - We die young, down in a hole, would?
    Down - Stone the crows (not really grunge but wouldn't be out of place!)
    I could go on for days lol
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  15. bearfoot


    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
  16. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    It’s mandated by law that you play 2 Toadies songs per set. Speaking from experience.
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  17. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    I'm not sure how "grunge" it is/was, but you could throw in some Screaming Trees. I Nearly Lost You and Bed Of Roses were both pretty good.
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  18. TrentB

    TrentB Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    I’m in a 90’s rock band. Here’s our set list for our next gig. We’ve added some more danceable tunes that aren’t grunge but still from that era.

    1. Plush
    2. Wicked Garden
    3. Times like these
    4. Alive
    5. Jeremy
    6. Longview
    7. welcome to Paradise -Green Day
    8. Basket Case
    9. Machine Head
    10. Everything's Zen

    1. 3am
    2. Smooth
    3. Semi-Charmed Life
    4. Inside Out-Eve6
    5. Song2
    6. All the small things
    7. The Hand that Feeds
    8. My Own Worst Enemy
    9. Breed
    10. unglued
    11. Sex Type Thing
    12. She
    13. When I come around

    1. two princes
    2. Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand
    3. Santeria
    4. Dani California
    5. Trippin on a hole in a paper heart
    6. Brain Stew/Jaded
    7. Say It Ain’t So
    8. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
    9. Big Bang Baby
    10. Slither
    11. Heart Shaped Box
    12. On A Plane
    13. Even Flow
    14. Everlong
  19. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    We Die Young - Alice in Chains
  20. We aren’t that style but we do like to cover songs from that era and kind of drag them into our style . The grunge era and 90s alternative rock is kind of like classic rock for me. Stuff that older generations considered classic rock is more like “oldies” for me. Here’s one of our covers
    We’ve also covered Pearl Jam, Alice, Nirvana, we tried some soundgarden at rehearsal but weren’t really feeling how was sounding
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