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Wanted: song suggestions for modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mucho, Mar 30, 2015.


  1. Hey all,

    I have recently become part of the backing band for a play; Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar. It will be a modern adaptation, complete with 'backing' music. We are now in the process of selecting songs which tie into the story/key dramatic scenes. Band consists of guitar (2), vox (2 female, 1 male), bass, piano, drums and maybe additional percussion. The band is quite experienced/accomplished and diverse, so really, everything's (well, a lot) is possible, except maybe be-bop, avant-garde, classical or (extreme) metal stuff Any thespians around here feel like making some suggestions? :)
     
  2. dbertel517

    dbertel517

    Aug 25, 2014
    It seems kinda obvious and kinda meta for the play, but Phish's "Julius" is about JC himself. Well, part of the lyrics are about JC. The other half are kinda nonsense lyrics. Not sure if that's the direction you want to go but it's something to consider.
     
  3. Slade N

    Slade N Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    portland, or
    write your own
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015
  4. Howlin' Hanson

    Howlin' Hanson Lighter cabs, please.

    Sep 3, 2007
    Austin TX
    Back Stabbers by the O'Jays. Yes.
     
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  5. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
     
  6. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife
     
  7. mambo4

    mambo4

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dallas
    Motor head's "Ace of spades" but sing "Ides of March" instead.
     
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  8. WannabeBassman

    WannabeBassman

    Jan 17, 2015
    San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles)
    Someone told me pants are optional.
    You should perform the play in the original Klingon.
     
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  9. Thanks for the suggestions. Keep'm coming!
     
  10. Qlanq

    Qlanq

    Jul 9, 2007
    Swansea
    The Great Shat. Now this is awesome:
     
  11. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    The lyrics of this song are very appropriate.

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Knife Edge

     

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