Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by MikeVB, May 10, 2016.
The other guitarist in the picture, behind Wilson, is Cornell Dupree.
You always have a choice. I would never play something I wasn't into. Life is too short to be that person. My $.02
But that was back when it was a fairly new song!
I've never minded Mustang Sally if the band can groove...brown eyed girl is the one I have to grit my teeth through...
we don't do Mustang Sally, but here in Fl you have to play the Buffet version of BEG...I don't mind
To be fair, it was a new song when they were playing it.
I was just sharing a funny meme I found.
I thought I would never play songs I'm not fond of, but I started jamming with a guy who is into country.
It's extremely simple to play bass on those Country songs, but I'm really there for when we play Bob Seger or Neil Young.
If you don't enjoy playing Mustang Sally then you're playing it wrong!
Or you can write your own music and never have to worry about this nonsense.
^ Oooo, thou art so holier than I!
No, not ever, cover or holier-than-thou original gig.
It's not in our set list and we only play it upon request. When we do play it tho, we do Los Lobos' version. Pretty cool!
Ahhhh, so that's what made Jimi go out on his own.
When you're playing for money, you play what you're told to play.
Do you think James Taylor still wants to play "Fire and Rain"?
Paid for my college education and supported my newlywed wife by playing in a 50s 60s show band and yup we played Mustang Sally!
Ever notice some songs are a lot more fun to play than to listen to? IMHO Kiss and ACDC songs are firmly in this category. Tons of fun live, but not so much on the stereo. YMMV.
The trick to playing some songs is to not take them seriously; if the words are correct and the band is having fun, the audience will love it. The last band I was in did Mustang Sally almost every gig, as the audience demanded it. There was one older fellow that came to all our gigs, we'd invite him up to sing MS every time we saw him there, and introduced him as "Earth Wind and Fire's bass player". Lots of fun.
Yes but if your forte is working on washing machines then you shouldn't be expected to work on a customers car
If someone books you knowing you are a country band they should not expect or ask you to play Hendrix covers. You don't ask for a pizza at a Chinese restaurant
So I seldom play something that I don't really want to play
wow, this is a new argument I've never heard before - so enlightening
It's so refreshing to hear that so many of you are above giving handies behind the dumpster at the 7/11, good on ya'. I of course don't mind as it usually only takes a few minutes, puts a smile on the customer's face, and I enjoy the cash when it's over.
OP - very well done! Thanks for the chuckle