Songs you play just for a laugh

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by fisk, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. fisk


    Jan 3, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    I was just wondering if your band plays any songs just to be goofy and get a laugh? I saw a keyboardist play the theme from Chariots of Fire and run in slow motion at the same time, just to goof off in the middle of an otherwise kickass rock set. It may not sound funny when I describe it, but the audience was rolling and gave them a ton of applause when they finished their set.

    Then the other night, I saw something on TV about the Partridge family and they were playing "I think I love you". I thought that could really be funny with the right audience. Strickly as a joke, of course.

    Do you have any songs you play just for a laugh to take a break from some serious rock? Or do something goofy like the Chariots of Fire thing?

    Any suggestions?

  2. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Well, I have played Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" on upright. Does that count?
  3. We do a rock jam version of Wagners "The flying dutchman". It can last for a long time, and everyone who hears it go out humming it. :D
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Last xmas my #1 band played a fast punk-ish version of "Deck The Halls".

    As mentioned in another thread, my #2 band has more fun:

    We take "Another Thing Comin'" by Judas Priest and play it like Creedence Clearwater Revival: with a bouncy groove, sort of between "Proud Mary" and "Green River".

    We also take America's "Horse With No Name" and play it like a fast Black Sabbath song: think "Paranoid" or "Symptom of the Universe".

    I think it's hilarious that some people get annoyed. Purists seem to derive so little enjoyment from life...
  5. We do a heavier version of on the cover of rolling stone by dr. hook. The fans go insane, we have been doing it for a few years and up until almoust famous came out most people didn't get it.

    we take all kinds of pills to give us all kinds of thrills but the thrill we will never know is the thrill we get when we get our picture on the cover of the rolling stone:)
  6. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    My band plays some Blink-182 song (let me explain) while the singer improvs about how bad punk is and that Blink-182 sucks. :)
  7. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    We don't do it but I would love to talk the band into it. I think it is called Fat Bottom from the movie Spinal Tap. It is halarious. :D
  8. My old band did a cover of DMX's Rough Riders Anthem. It started off like the original song, then goes folky, then punk. We also did a parody of Minority by Green Day, called Geometry.
  9. my jazz/fusion band did woo-hah a few times...and sometimes we'll improvise blues jams about porn movies.

    and it's Big Bottom :)

    the looser the waistband
    the deeper the quicksand


  10. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    Thanks, I didn't think it was correct but knew it was close.
  11. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    We do Dominated Love Slave by Greenday all the time. It's funny when you get the mandatory person asking you to play Freebird and then you rip into this.

    We also have a running gag throughout the show of us doing Pipeline. Last gig, we played a game with the audueince, that evertime they heard a surf song, they would have to drink a beer, so that gave us a major outlet to keep playing Pipeline. :D
  12. We do a tune called "My Ding-A-Ling". :D
  13. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    The theme song from "King of the Hill". Coming soon: "The Hockey Song" by Stompin' Tom.

    Previously: A death-metal version of "Shout" by Tears for Fears. Also, "Smoke on the Water" with humorously ad-libbed vocals.

    One of the funniest things I ever saw was a band doing a punk version of Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time".:p :p :p
  14. "summer lovin" from grease!
  15. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Nerf Herder
    The Pink Panther - Hi Standard
    Family Reunion - Blink 182
  16. Ballad of Chaisey Lain from Bloodhound gang. It's the lyrics man, lyrics. We also do a cover of Leaving on a Jet plane, put in a rancid style. Now we're talking fun. I'll play the super mario bros theme if we need to cover time for a little bit. Plus we just started playing Message in a Bottle. It rocks the cashbar.
  17. YOu play that?!!!!!!:D

    Far out man, that is a tune I have always wanted to play but my bandmates seem to think otherwise for some reason.....
  18. Only British TB'ers have a chance of recognising the tune, but our band does a cover of the BBC Snooker Theme Tune. The reason that we started doing it has, unfortunatly, been lost in the mists of time, but it goes down surprisingly well at most of our gigs. We also do a full blown jam of "Rappers Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang, but we've never risked playing it at a gig.
  19. My old band used to play two songs written by three-year old kids. My son made up a song called "Basketball Song" when he was three, while sitting and banging on the floor with a bass drumstick. It goes something like "Basketball song, basketball song, if you go to school, you play basketball, and you get a basketball, and you FIND IT!"(screamed at the top of your lungs). We played it to the tune of "Hey, Bulldog".

    Another song was written by one of our friends' sons, and it's called "Guona the Pona". It basically went "Guona the pona, guona the mommy, guona the chair, guona the (whatever-fill in the blank)." That was done to the tune of "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere".

    I wonder why our band never got many gigs.
  20. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill

    Dec 30, 2001
    Boston MA
    My band played "Bad boy for life"-P. Diddy:rolleyes:
    except about 5 times faster with distortion.
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