What is the hardest song or band that you've tried to cover and get it right?

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    For some reason the Who comes to mind for me. That's not an easy band to reproduce properly .... just Moon's drumming alone not to mention John's crazy bass lines ... and Pete... well, the whole dang band! :waiting

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    The Who can definitely be a challenge on bass and drums.

    Genesis Turn It On was uber difficult for our keyboard player because he was also singing lead to that off meter keyboard part.
    9 hour rehearsal just to help him lock it in, plus 5 part vocals.

    B-Side of Abbey Road Because also vocals

    Queen vocals

    Cars accurate synth sounds

    AC/DC You Shook Me & Girls Got Rhythm, lead guitarist also covered Brian's vocals
     
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    Captain Beyond "Dancing Madly Backwards". I never could, some friends of mine nailed it.
     
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    Donna Lee by Charlie Parker.

    Never have gotten it quite right.
     
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    We used to do some Dream Theater covers. Those were always tricky to nail
     
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    Kid Charlemagne solo- the 2part of the solo, the fast string skipping section, I still only get it right 1 out of 10 times.

    Clap by Steve Howe, the tempo is nuts.
     
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    Great band... Rod Evans, the original singer for Deep Purple..

     
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    Radiohead. have done Paranoid Android a few times with my brothers band and trying to get 5 people to play everything perfectly isnt easy.
     
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    This one took a ton of work to get right.
     
  12. Teleplayer

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    Had a blast playing FM by Steely Dan....especially the off-timing intro. You have to really count it out and not listen to the rest of the instruments.
     
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    This was a nickname I had some years ago, when this was filmed.
    Notice my huge sigh right before starting to play Clap at 0:53 seconds into the video:

     
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  14. Elmer

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    Hah, my band played that one for over a year and I think we nailed it maybe once at a gig. We could usually get through it OK at rehearsals, but something always caused the wheels to come off at gigs, except for that one time.

    You guys that are playing Zappa and Steely Dan covers... :bow
     
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    Howe sounds like he's barely in control of it, on that one...

    I've never heard a band cover The Who convincingly. The singular styles of Townshend, Entwistle and Moon, and the sheer fire from the whole band was something that is not reproducible.
     
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    xjojox Tardis-dwelling wanker Gold Supporting Member

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    A band I was in many moons ago did a whole block of Steely Dan. Pretty challenging.
     
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    A couple of years ago I got to learn the beat it solo for a wedding band- not super difficult but took a little time to master. That's the last one that really I really remember having to sit down and figure out for a couple of days
     
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    I dont do much in the way of lead guitar these days but when I was the only guitarist in a Metal band we did the song No More Tears b y Ozzy and I spent weeks getting that solo down note for note but finally nailed it.
     
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    We tried to do that song a few weeks ago. Yeah it really didn't sound right. I think I need a guitar with a Floyd Rose to really get the tremolo part right.
     
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    In the 70's my band spent two months working on Peaches en Regalia. No horns but we had 4 singers doing the horn parts.
    We eventually thought we'd nailed it, played it live once, trainwreck.
    After that we stuck to the easy FZ stuff like Camarillo Brillo and Dirty Love.
     

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