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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by JmD, Dec 29, 2005.
Anything easy considered.
More Human Than Human. Low D. That's it.
anything by CCR. And people like these tunes.
- "Message In A Bottle" - The Police
- "Cold Gin" - Kiss
- "Miss You" - The Rolling Stones
- "Back In Black" - AC/DC (depending on the singer)
- "Ain't Talking 'bout Love" - Van Halen
- "Hey Joe" - Jimi Hendrix
- "Rock And Roll" - Led Zeppelin
well...there are a COUPLE...
Tutti Fruity, Long tall Sally, Good golly Ms molly, Rip it up - Little Richard
Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Thats all right Mama - Elvis
See you later aligator, Shake Rattle and roll, Rock around the clock - Bill Haley
Get it on, Hot Love, 20th Century boy - T. Rex
Peggy Sue, Rave on, Everyday, That'll be the day - Buddy Holly
Summertime blues, C'mon everybody, 20 flight rock - Eddie Cochran
I Saw her standing there, Revolution, Let it Be, Yesterday, Money (thats what I want) - the Beatles
anything by the Beach Boys pre-1966
House of the Rising Sun, Roadrunner - the Animals
...shall I go on??
Anything punk (the new stuff) is really easy, and lots of young'ns (like my age ) will love it.
What are you into? It is usually best to play songs you like.
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, at a mind numbing 4 notes (then again would it be better another way?) I'm not a nirvana fan personally but people love those tunes.
Anything easy? There have been some excellent songwriters with not-so-excellent voices that wrote very simple and very strong songs. Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Joy Division... some of those songs will work in any style from acoustic folk to black metal.
Some personal favorites:
Townes Van Zandt - "Lungs", "Highway kind", "Our mother the mountain", "Tecumseh Valley"
Leonard Cohen - "There ain't no cure for love"
Sol Invictus - "Amongst the ruins", "Fields"
Steve Earle - "Copperhead Road"
Charlie Robison - "Loving County", "Good time"
Joy Divison - "Shadowplay", "Transmission", "Ice Age"
...ah yeah "Shadowplay"...and don't forget their best song ever - "She's lost control"! (the bass does the lead riff in that so its a chance for the bassist to look really cool - you may shock some people who think bass should ALWAYS be LOW-END) - if you've got a fretless it may be worth thinking of doing "Wilderness" too...but you need to be pretty good at sliding and when you stop...make sure you stop IN TUNE!
U2 - With or Without you
The Proclaimers - I would walk 500 miles
Green Day - Basket Case
Bush - Little Things
The Beatles - Come Together
Deftones - Be Quiet and Drive
Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock, Today
Nobody suggested Mustang Sally???
As much as every musician seems to hate playing this song, I've yet to play it anywhere that it didn't get a crowd going.
What Would You Say? - DMB (Might be a little tricky for the guitarist though)
American Idiot - Green Day
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Guns of Brixton, Train in Vain, & Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Mixed Emotions - the Stones
Die Alright - The Hives
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Spirit in the Sky
Secret Agent Man
Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
..any greenday song
ANYTHING GREEN DAY!!! I BEEN PLAYING FOR HALF A YEAR AND GREEN DAY HAVE BEEN SOO EASY/GOOD EXCEPT FOR LONGVIEW. the best songs by green day on bass are:
- Longview -She
- Hitchin' A Ride - Haha You're Dead
- King For A Day - Warning
those are my favs, i can the majority of green day songs they're ever made, its that simple. Enjoy
Almost anything by Danzig. Especially the first 4 albums.
All Along the Watchtower
i used to play this with my old band. what i liked about playing it was the fact that it kind of impresses non musicians as it sounds quite hard