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Hey cover band people- What songs have you added lately?

screamtone

Supporting Member
What tunes have you added to your playlist lately? How did they go over? What are you adding next?

Some of our recent adds:

"Telephone Song" - SRV and Jimmy Vaughan (from the "Family Style" album
"Waiting on the World.." and "Gravity" - Mayer. Chicks like him. :cool:
"Fast as You" - Dwight Yokum
"Respectable" - Stones. This one didn't work out so well.

Let's hear what everyone else has been working on.
 

wooldl

Member
Most recently...

4th of July, Shooter Jennings
I know a Little, Skynyrd
God Bless Texas, Little Texas
Dreams, Molly Hatchet

:band
 

Wooley

Member
We only have two covers in my current band:

"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" by Bob Dylan, which we do totally electrified and somewhat rocked up, with me singing duet with a woman (who is a little too folky for my tastes).

"Wooden Ships" by CSN/Jefferson Airplane, which we do as the centerpiece to an original jam, as it turned out to have a similar chord progression, and we liked it because it is just obscure enough, but is a killer song.
 

Tadams

Silver Supporting Member
What tunes have you added to your playlist lately? How did they go over? What are you adding next?

Some of our recent adds:

"Telephone Song" - SRV and Jimmy Vaughan (from the "Family Style" album
"Waiting on the World.." and "Gravity" - Mayer. Chicks like him. :cool:
"Fast as You" - Dwight Yokum
"Respectable" - Stones. This one didn't work out so well.

Let's hear what everyone else has been working on.
"Respectable" didn't go over? That is one of our never-fail dance songs.
 

Adwex

Member
Recently added:

"Hymn 43", and "Cross Eyed Mary" - Jethro Tull (the singer plays the flute fills)
"My Wife" - The Who
"Godzilla" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Badge" - Cream
"When I'm Gone" - Three Doors Down
"Sedated" - Ramones

We'll probably add:
"Two Tickets To Paradise" - Eddie Money
 

Gas-man

Unrepentant Massaganist
Brand New Cadillac/Secret Agent Man/Pipeline medley

Zamboni Song--Gear Daddies

I'm From The Country--Tracy Byrd
 

loudboy

Member
Kissed A Girl - Decent reaction. Not as big as hoped.

So What - Pink, this tanked horribly. I've NEVER seen a song go over so poorly, and that's saying something...

Keep Your Hat On - OK, not great.

I Love Rock-n-Roll - Good response, keyboard player sings this, so it's not as strng as if our frontgirl did it.

American Girl - Great response.

Word Up - Great response.
 

pir8matt

Member
Kissed A Girl - Decent reaction. Not as big as hoped.

So What - Pink, this tanked horribly. I've NEVER seen a song go over so poorly, and that's saying something...
This confirms what I've thought for awhile about some 'popular' songs. They aren't necessarily popular because people actually like them.

I Love Rock-n-Roll - Good response, keyboard player sings this, so it's not as strng as if our frontgirl did it.

American Girl - Great response.

Word Up - Great response.
It's all about how recognizable stuff is, isnt it? If people can 'fill in the blanks' in their mind, they'll enjoy the cover. If its something newer that was a 'flavor of the month' type song, they'll hit the bar or the bathroom. I can't imagine that American Girl wouldn't go over just about anywhere, at any type of venue.

With that said, sometimes older stuff that you'd think lots of people would know still doesn't go over that well. Its a moving target.
 

screamtone

Supporting Member
"Respectable" didn't go over? That is one of our never-fail dance songs.
I'm not sure why this one didn't work. I played it in a another band, and it was great. I think it's just not grooving with these guys.

Keep Your Hat On - OK, not great.

American Girl - Great response.
We had requests for both of these last week. I think another band around here does the "Hat" song.
 

neastguy

Member
"baby come back"
"fools rush in"
"whats so funny"
"on the road again"
"rebel rebel"
and I think "just what i needed"
 

macmeda

Silver Supporting Member
These Boots Are Made For Walkin - full Tele kuhrang (sp)
Over the Rainbow- Blues
Miss You- Stones
Misfits- Kinks
 
Somebody To Love-Jefferson Airplane, we've done this one live a few times, huge positive reaction... most talked about... we really rock it up and I do some crazy soloing, some shredding, some bluesy/psychadelic stuff and some wild effects; delay, flange, wah... people go NUTS over it (we've added white rabbit too, but haven't played it live yet)

Bloodletting- Concrete Blonde, we open with that one, people dig it

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around- Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty- I do Tom's part and the front chick does Stevie, people seem to dig the connection
 

billm408

Member
Burning For You- BOC
Funk #49- James Gang
Fool For The City-Foghat
Mississippi Queen- Mountain
Lowrider- War

Only played the new tunes out once. Funk #49 didn't go over as well as we thought. We're going to really shorten up the middle section and try again next week. Everything else went over well.
 

Lt_Core

Member
"Gives You Hell" by the All-American Rejects (goes over HUGE...we were shocked!)
"American Girl" by Tom Petty (mediocre response...kind of surprising but we're known more for upbeat rock)
"Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven (excellent response)
 

joel98z

Member
Running Down a dream - petty
Feel like making love - Bad Co
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone - Bill withers
Red House
 
Hot In Herre - nelly
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
Old Time R&R - Seager

all went over well the 1st weekend we played them. We'll find out this weekend if there's a trend.
 


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