Badass songs your band covered and no one got

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  1. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    We played Perfect Strangers with a fiddle player doing the string parts. Crickets.

    The following songs also went under appreciated:

    Let Me Roll It- Wings
    Grace Too- Tragically Hip
    Sometimes Salvations- Black Crowes
    Given 2 Fly- Pearl Jam
    Dont Change - INXS
     
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  2. paranoid70

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    My Black Sabbath tribute band did Wheels of Confusion this weekend. Didn't go over nearly as well as the more well known stuff. But I figure as a tribute band, you kind of need to have a few deep cuts in case there are some die hards in the crowd.
     
  3. menlow

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    I would be excited to hear a Hip tune covered but I would likely be the only listener to recognize it around here. And Sometimes Salvation is a good one as well - given the right venue I would think this one might do well.

    Vol. 4 is a masterpiece. That’s a deep cut for most, but not this guy. Cheers!
     
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    YEAHH!! WHEELS!!!!

    (belated, but it is one of my favourites :)
     
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    I play country and at one time 12 years ago I thought we needed to learn "The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time" to play at the end of the night. I guess it might have been a little "insensitive".... :confused:

    Perfect Strangers would have been an awesome tune but I get the feeling the only ones who probably have heard or remember the song were on the stage. Those songs from that great album just haven't been embraced by classic rock radio stations at least yet.

    We pretty much built our set list off of the more frequently played songs on the classic country stations in my area.
     
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    "More Beer" by Fear.
    I think the crowd would've rather heard a song by The Cure.
     
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    Used to cover Thorazine Shuffle by Gov’t Mule. I Loved that one and nobody knew it at all.

    Also did a killer version of Misty Mnt Hop, that people did not give a darn about
     
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    Do people know that one in the US?
     
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    Just because a crowd doesn't respond to a song doesn't mean they don't "get" it.
    Some songs are just not that interesting live, other songs are not appropriate for the situation. There are many reasons why some songs go over good and others do not, and one of them is the environment. Some songs go over in some places and not others.
    I consider the notion that the audience are not "getting" songs is a bit of a copout.
    It implies that somehow it is the audience that somehow lacks something, when quite often it is the fact that the band doesn't "get" that it just isn't a good cover song.
    I like a whole lot of music, stuff that I think kicks ass, but that doesn't mean people will pay to see me do covers of it.
     
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    It’s a cover band standard in my neck of the woods. I’ve played it in more than a couple of bands. It’s always gone over well.
     
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    You don't want to hear this, but the only one song on that list I have ever heard is the one by Wings, and I had to look that one up to jog my memory.
     
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    Exile-I Want to Kiss You All Over

    We knew the first time we played it that it didn’t work, but we were so entertained by ourselves that we subjected the audience to it for about 3 weeks.

    Management told us to stop playing it, so we stuck it on the end of an Alabama(who he loves) song. We finally got bored of it and cut it.
     
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    I'm convinced that most audiences only remember the hits. Maybe that's all they listened to in the first place, I don't know.

     
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    Perfect Strangers by Deep Purple?? Wow.

    I didn't think anyone outside of Canada would play a tune by the Hip.
     
  15. Thumpalumpacus

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    There's been a couple, yeah. "It Won't Be Long", from the Beatles. In a band doing 60s-90s pop-rock, it seemed to lose ears quickly.

    Everybody on the scene was bored with "Can't Get Enough", too -- they had gotten it long enough that they didn't want to get it any more. I'm there, too.
     
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    Wow, we did Misty Mtn Hop with a guest on keys and the crowd lit up. Crazy.
     
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    My all time favorite Beatles song!!!
     
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    It's a good song, and as a player, the rapid chord-changes were always fun and challenging. I think it was just too obscure to cut it in the clubs we were playing, little roughneck dives. We had enough better-known stuff in the tank that it got outshined, I suppose.
     
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    That's badass. I don't think I've ever seen Sabbath do that one live (maybe they have, just not when I'm there). I love that song.
     
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    Unless things have changed in the last 10 years or so, that one’s a standard in eastern Kentucky. Any Exile, really.

    Gary Stewart, too. I don’t hear either much, outside that region, though.
     
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