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What's hot at your local bars right now?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ole Jason, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. I'm putting together a new 'bar band' to make a bit of scratch while school's in session. I'm working on the song list and was wondering what people are requesting at your local haunts. I live in a college town so pretty much anything goes from the commodores to skynyrd.
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Toccata in D Minor... yes.

    well. no.

    er... probably some beefed up Duran Duran would go over purty well.
  3. the girls are hot at my local bars
  4. I think it depends.. if you're playing with 2 punk bands, then it would be suicide to play Backstreet-boys covers.. but on the other hand it would also be crazy to play anarchist-punk if the main act is a reggae-band..

    so i think it totally depends on what the theme of the evening is, because it attracts different types of crowds.
  5. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    No matter what town I lived in, what bar I played in, or what band I belonged to, someone will always ask for Mustang Sally or Sweet Home Alabama:spit:
  6. haha mustang sally!
  7. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Cover bands, cover bands and cover bands.
  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind I am Passinwind and some of you are not. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    <b>Just pick out whatever String Cheese or Phish are covering, or anything from the Dead cover catalog. That's what works around here.

    Some young guys came into the open mike I run last week. They were playing the exact same hippie tunes I was playing in the mid-70s. It was actually kind of keWl, I sat in on drums with them, and we were all on equal terms (I don't play drums :cool: )</b>
  9. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA

    F Mustang freakin Sally. :spit: Play anything but that. How about a little Captain and Tenile, Muskrat Love.:p
  10. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    80's hard rock and similar. Anything from Twisted Sister to Scorpions and Metallica. I played those covers a year ago, we got good reception.. I figure it's because the songs make you tap yer feet and are what people in their 20s and 30s listened when they were young.
  11. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  12. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    You're going to have to put your flat feet on the ground... Best learn to like it!

  13. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    I agree with Tsal. 80s metal is making a comeback here. In my last band I played in a classick rock band for a year and a half, over three states and BY FAR the most requested was mustang sally and pantera. Most of the time in the same night. Go figure.
  14. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Godsmack is pretty popular in the jukebox at the bar I go to most.
  15. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Any Southern Rock seems to go over well. Charlie Daniels, Allman Bros., Skynyrd.

    Do a version of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away".
  16. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It's a requirement. I think it's part of the Liquor License agreement. If yer gonna have live music, someone has to yell Skynyrd or Mustang Sally.

    Otherwise, what's the point of having live music?

    (Vetran of said bars and vetran of yelling said requests to metal, punk and emo bands)
  17. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    Check out the bars you want to play and cover what gets played on the jukebox.
  18. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    bon jovi

  19. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    All you gotta do is get the girls to dance and the rest will take care of itself. I have two catagories with our cover band, #1 Songs that kick major a$$, #2 Songs that girls like to dance to. That's it!
  20. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I think I thought of a win-win situation here. Since I usually play CDs through the sound system during set breaks, I am gonna create a CD that only has Mustang Sally and Sweet Home Alabama on it. I will put it on infinite repeat and let the clones have fun. Maybe we can take a longer set break by keeping the drunks occupied. Eventually they they'll get tired of those tunes. Wait...Who am I kidding, they'll probably still request it:spit:

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