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Ugh. Yuck. Meh.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by klokker, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. klokker


    Jan 7, 2009
    Steele City, NE
    I have to play "Save a horse, ride a Cowboy" this weekend for this rodeo festival thing.

    Hope I don't hurl chunks during the performance.
  2. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Ummm... you do know that as soon as you go into that song that dozens (hundreds?) of young ladies in cowboy hats, sundresses and boots are gonna start grindin' it right in front of the stage?

    I'm not seeing the downside here.

  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    ^^ What he said
  4. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Yes, I can vouch for this from experience....
  5. MarTONEbass


    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    waaaaaahhhhh. be a professional. we call that one a "panty dropper" around here.we do not feel bad for you.
  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    That's a fairly simple tune. You need to choreograph some dance steps with the rest of the band to raise it's level of difficulty to something you would find acceptable.

    Or just wear dark glasses so the hotties can't see you ogling them and play the damn song already. Then follow it up with achy breaky heart if they request it.
  7. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    One other thing... If you do wind up hurling, try not to hit the cutest ones.
  8. You just need to remember to wear your Stetson and boots... The ladies will take care of the rest.

    Remember... No hat, no cowboy. Be a cowboy!
  9. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I hate that song, too...but the guys above are right. Yep.

    Don't feel too bad, we're playing Big Green Tractor.
  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Thats a song? I thought it was just a bumper sticker.
  11. Personally, I would rather play that to a full dance floor than YYZ to an empty one.
  12. Wow, you just gave the name of my next band. "The Panty Droppers" :hyper:
  13. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Same here, but I can't remember the last time I listened to country music that wasn't Johnny Cash.
  14. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    In my previous band our lead guitarist hated that song so much he threatened to quit if we played it. So we never played it.

    He quit anyway. :rolleyes:
  15. klokker


    Jan 7, 2009
    Steele City, NE
    Thanks for the support everyone. I already hurled so I feel better now.
  16. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Just make sure they turn the drums and bass WAY up in the mix for that song.

    That's pretty much all there is to the song (besides the vocal).
  17. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    I didn't know it still went over well.
  18. I've never played it but I've been to venues where bands have played it and like others have said it does get the women on the dance floor.
  19. bassfran


    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
  20. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    At a rodeo party? In Nebraska?

    Yes it will go over well. In fact it's a slam-dunk.

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