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Wanted: Easy Band Songs

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by JmD, Dec 29, 2005.


  1. JmD

    JmD

    Sep 13, 2005
    UK
    Anything easy considered.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Diggler

    Diggler

    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
    More Human Than Human. Low D. That's it.
     
  3. thewanderer24

    thewanderer24

    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    anything by CCR. And people like these tunes.
     
  4. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Easy'n'cool:

    - "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
     
  5. 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??
     
  6. Anything punk (the new stuff) is really easy, and lots of young'ns (like my age :D) will love it.
     
  7. What are you into? It is usually best to play songs you like.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    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"
     
  10. ...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!
     
  11. spectorbass83

    spectorbass83

    Jun 6, 2005
    canada
    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
     
  12. thewanderer24

    thewanderer24

    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    heehee...

    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.
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    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
     
  14. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Spirit in the Sky
    Secret Agent Man
     
  15. slapcracklepop

    slapcracklepop

    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Black Sabbath - Iron Man
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
    ..any greenday song
     
  16. 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
    - Holiday

    those are my favs, i can the majority of green day songs they're ever made, its that simple. Enjoy
     
  17. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Almost anything by Danzig. Especially the first 4 albums.
     
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  19. Juniorkimbrough

    Juniorkimbrough

    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
  20. JustSoYouKnow

    JustSoYouKnow

    Aug 30, 2002
    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 :smug: