Song Suggestions for Trio

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  1. carl_is_tall

    carl_is_tall Member

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    Me and my two best buddies have played a ton of music together in different formats over the years. We all had life stuff happen and haven't really played together full time in about 10 years. I live in Tulsa, they are in OKC, we all work a ton. We've all been playing in groups with at least 5 people in it for a long time.

    We have this recurring annual gig that we've played for 15 years straight now. It's outside and it's always in July or August,... crazy hot. Due to total disinterest in our current lineups, we decided to say screw it,.. we'll do it, just us 3,.. like the old days.

    So, we have our normal stuff that doesn't ever need rehearsed (The Cult, STP, basically rock covers from the 80's and 90's)

    But looking for suggestions on songs that can be covered with a trio. I sing and play guitar, both bass and drums sing backup. In the classic rock/80's/90's type medium rock format. Or cool versions of songe that are really far from that style is cool too.

    Just a one time, 1.5 hour gig.

    Been a long time since I had to think about this, any cool fun ideas for a 3 piece?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Start off with this easy warm-up ditty...


    Or this...
     
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  3. T Dizz

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    Mississippi Queen
     
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    I taught him how to play both of those. Haha

    Uh,.. as much as I LOVE Stevie,... not touching that.
     
  5. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    Think of bands that were basically a three-piece with a non-playing vocalist and steal away.
     
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    Nice!!! Never thought of that. I even have a '55 LP Jr that I can bring.

    Thanks a bunch, great call
     
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    Yup, sat in my truck during lunch and listened to a bunch of music, made some notes. But I'm reaching out to the interwebz to give me new and better ideas than my own.
     
  8. T Dizz

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    maybe a James Gang tune??
     
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    Totally; Walk Away or Funk 49.

    I think Cream's version of Crossroads would be a good cut :)

    How about some Green Day!
     
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    Love me some Joe Walsh. Turn To Stone is a long time song for us. Man I love that opening riff.

    Maybe I should list what we have and look at how to fill the rest of the set.

    You guys are doing good! (except for the SRV guy lol)
     
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    Just a thought
    U2
    ZZ Top
    Beatles minus George or John
    Los Lonely Boys
     
  12. carl_is_tall

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    Finest Worksong - REM
    Brokenhearted Savior - Big Head Todd & the Monsters
    Call me a Dog - Temple of the Dog
    Down Together - The Refreshments
    With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker (a la JD Simo's version)
    The Stake - Steve Miller
    TV Dinners - ZZ Top
    Animal - Pearl Jam
    Turn to Stone - Joe Walsh
    All the Small Things - Blink 182 (don't like the song but our kids make us play it because they have heard us play it forever)
    Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
    Wild Flower - The Cult
    Learning to Fly - Foo Fighters

    Probably need 6-8 more ideas to add to that list.
     
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    Rockin in the Free world
     
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    Man you got good ideas!! Wanna be in a band? Haha
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    Play anything you want. You just have to get used to 'the space' that goes along with being in a 3 peice. Your mind usually wants all that 'space' to be filled wth notes, but it doesn't have to be like that. You can get by with a lot of 'space' and still be great.

    I have been in various situations where we lost a band member for a period of time and went out as a three peice. As the guitar player I may have changed my parts a bit, but usually just allowed the 'space' to happen and not try to fill it all up. It worked out, and the recordings proved it. Go with what you know and be aggressive about it.
     
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    Jeez....These are all some pretty lame oldtimer type suggestions that would have been hot tunes 40 years ago...

    Break out of the mold a little and cover "Sugar" by Maroon 5, "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars, "This is How we Do it" by Montell Jordan and "Fireball" by Pitbull. We do all of those songs three piece with a non-playing lead singer, so...it CAN be done. Play something for the ladies...
     
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  17. No_Stairway

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    Humble Pie - 30 Days
    Cream - Political Man
    Oasis - Supernova
    Nirvana - I don't know many so Smells Like
    VH - Hot For Teacher
    Brownsville Station/ M.C. - Smoking in The Boys Room
    Janes Addiction - Stop or Coming Down the Mountain
     
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    Lol call songs lame than....
     
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    I wouldn't have put it quite the same way but I have to agree with this post. You can play just about anything; you don't just have to play trio songs and you don't have to keep rehashing the moldy oldies.
     
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  20. NorCal_Val

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    Take out the chick backup singer, and ya got a trio tune;
     

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