Anyone here play in a Stones cover band?

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  1. cg

    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    The catalog is so deep and rich. I think it would be a blast to play in a band that does an alt country/roots rock take on their stuff. Would not and try and copy stuff directly, but rather pay homage to it. Sort of something like this...

     
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    I used to be back in the 90's. It was a lot of fun. I played the part of Keith. I had 2 guitars in standard,& one in G & one in E. We threw in a few Beatles, Petty & and a few others for a little change. The crowds dug it. Had" can't you hear me knocking " and " Monkey Man " down & it seemed they loved those the most and so fun to play.
     
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    Never a cover band, but I have played a lot of their stuff over the years, and have always figured it out note for note. I love figuring out the Stones sometimes strange chord structures.
     
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    Best I've down is walk in places with those internet juke boxs and program in about an hour of good Stones music for the night
     
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    i wish. keith richards is a hero of mine.
     
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    Never did a full-on Stones tribute, but we covered enough Stones material to justify taking the time to study Keith's style a bit more closely. The guy knows how to write riffs that are FUN to play!
     
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    Weren't the stones playing alt country/roots rock a few decades before it was called that?
     
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    Paging Golden Boy.......
     
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    I sure made good use of my capos, that's for sure.
     
  10. cg

    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    Indeed!!
     
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    Yep. Check out Dead Flowers. Full on brits-doing-country.
     
  12. The Golden Boy

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    Hey!

    Yeah, I do a Stones cover band type thing as my main music gig these days. It is more of a "Stones Cover Band" rather than a "tribute" band- we don't do costumes or anything.

    I'm the Bill Wyman guy.

    I have "liked" the Stones- but I'm much more of a "Beatles" guy. When I got offered the gig, the guy who hired me said he wanted me to play bass like I play bass, so I had artistic license. After trying to squeeze in melodic lines, rather than riding the root or the boring Bill Wyman stuff- I realized these songs are really well crafted, and it's not that Bill Wyman was a lazy player or that he just liked being all boring... those bass lines serve a purpose in the way they're arranged and played. Trying to do it in a melodic sort of way sucks the life out of songs or wrecks the groove in the way they're rolling. I guess the example is riding the root of "Jumpin' Jack Flash." If you play the riff along with the guitars- it castrates the song- and you get that laid back feel of the Peter Frampton version.

    I really found a new appreciation for the Stones and for Bill Wyman. I really enjoy playing these songs- and I'm always surprised to see who's in the audience and who's singing along with "deep cut" songs.
     
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    Sounds like a great time!

     

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