Your band plays a song you damn well hate.......what is that Song ?

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  1. Abram4235

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    My old band played a bar that my uncle used to frequent. We were a new band at the time and he told me that if he heard Sweet Home Alabama that he would leave (he played in cover bands for years). Well, we didn't have much material and that one was on the list. I told the band leader and he nodded in a way that did not reassure me that we'd skip it.

    Of course later that night it came time to play it and I thought we'd skip it but the band leader told me to start. I took one look at my uncle, looked down, paused, and started to play the intro and by the time we hit the first verse he was gone. I didn't even see him move, he was just there and then gone.

    Looking back I thought it was pretty damn funny and we laughed about it. My uncle died of cancer 3 years ago and that's something I look back on and smile about.
     
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    I can't say that I hate playing any song in particular, but I do hate playing any song that we don't play well. This is one of my pet peeves. I'd rather do a set full of strong material, than a bunch of half assed, let's just get through the song, top 40 hits.
     
  3. Louthunder

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    There it is! 2nd response !!
     
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  4. Marc Roy

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    Lets say the other guys in the band were not exactly enthused about it either.;)
     
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  5. sixty2strat

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    I love playing nailing the solo and getting the click clack tone. Just a blues really and a chance to do more then dorian mode wakery. played better and worse tunes but the crowd loves it no matter their age or group....hipsters bikers tan pants couples out on a Saturday
     
  6. sixty2strat

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    played it too many times in high school in the early 80's …...avoided since
     
  7. gmann

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    Most Buffet. Done to death and played badly.
     
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    No.

    This one:

     
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    I used to sort of know Linda Perry right before 4NB hit the big time, and she was a real sweetheart. She was a waitress at a little cafe on Haight St. (SF) called Spaghetti Western, and one time she gave me and a friend free beers, just because.

    One evening she invited us to come hear her band (yes, it was 4 Non Blondes) play at a basement party near Haight and Divisadero (IIRC), and I thought they were awful. Within a year they had relocated to LA, polished their image (Linda was kind of a dumpy punk grrl when I knew her), and had their big hit.

    I don't like their music, but I was glad when she 'made it,' because she was a really nice person.
     
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    "Taste the whip and now rock me momma like the the wind"
     
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  11. KiddBilly

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    Anything by Poison. ANYTHING
     
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    Have you ever seen the ending of the movie The Magic Christian? I'm one of the people chasing the money into the pool of fecal matter, except it's actually musical fecal matter.
     
  13. hippietim

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    Mashups are evil. Pure evil. As if medley's were not evil enough...
     
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    I was in a Stones tribute band for years and loved playing that song!
     
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    hippietim Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh.

    There's no danger of anyone in my band suggesting that. I'm safe.
     
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    Laid by James has got to be the lamest song ever devised followed closely by Blister In The Sun.
     
  17. Thumpalumpacus

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    We'll agree to disagree on this score.
     
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  18. Kennybeeinfl

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    The response makes it fun. My Dad taught me how to play it many many years ago.
     
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    i think what i'm getting is that one should NEVER play in a cover band
     
  20. kafka

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    Do bands actually play Mustang Sally? I mean, for real? In public? And not to be ironic? Also, same question about Brown Eyed Girl.

    I mean, I could do it if I really had to, but I'd have to insist on adding a wide variety of hand percussion and sound effects not normally associated with those recordings.
     

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