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  • #16
    Nothing wrong with it at all. I don't think you can call a song "worn out" when it still gets such a positive reaction.

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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by dparr
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      Somehow I still like "Brown Eyed Girl".



      It's every over-played Eagles song that I have a problem with.




      YES. Or Sharp-Dressed Man. Hurts So Good. So many others out there that are far more mind-numbingly monotonous and boring than BEG IMO.
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      • #18
        Never played it in any bands. It's a great song and that's why it's been overdone. Been playing it as a solo for about 20 years and try to play it with feeling every time. I do it very close to the original version.
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        • #19
          Great song indeed. The first song I played out in a band was Gloria. I was 12 then and I've been a Van fan ever since.

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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by nchangin
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            And how come no bass player can ever get that "wild nights" intro right? Why do they always improv it?




            Maybe they can but they choose not to...although judging by how many of them can't play the groove to "Play That Funky Music" right, maybe bass players just generally either don't care or have ****************ty ears.



            I can play it right, and if I ever played that song at a show, I would play it right every time because I pride myself on that, but obviously your experience has been different because we've never met.



            Oh, and I still dig Brown Eyed Girl. It just has a stigma because it's been so overdone.

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            • #21
              wow ~ 14 hours later

              Deadly accurate responses from both Bob Dey and Dadddy Mack (although polar opposite perspectives).....



              keep them coming....



              I've been making albums for 20 years and haven't been subjected to "punching the timecard" with what should have been art~ until now....



              Playing this song is a drag (according to you guys in 1,000 + other posts). Why?
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              • #22
                Who says it's bad? It works and is fun to play.



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                • #23
                  Wild Night goes over great.
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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by davebols
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                    Great song indeed. The first song I played out in a band was Gloria. I was 12 then and I've been a Van fan ever since.




                    Wow. Another brother from a different mother. That band wasn't in Baltimore was it? You aren't one of my original bandmates?



                    As to Brown Eyed Girl, I love the song and it is always sure to get my wife and I dancing. And from dancing who knows where the night will go?
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                    • #25
                      Nothing..If people like it and I like it I'll do it. There are so many good tunes out there that people like AND more importantly I like that it's not a problem. I just choose covers I dig and don't try to keep up with all the "popular" bull**************** of the day..WHY, ya know? DRIVE ON

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                      • #26
                        When I'm playing solo, I only play Brown Eyed Girl as a request, and I rarely (maybe once a year) get a request for it. I'm tired of the tune, and for me, it's only worth playing if people are going to sing, dance, whoop and holler.



                        Before I quit playing the tune (as a solo) I got into quite the discussion a few years back with a guy who was really upset that I had played the song. He liked what I was doing but ragged on me for being so pedestrian in calling B.E.G.. I realized then and there that I shouldn't play a tune I didn't like, in the hopes that others might. Because it could very well backfire, and other folks might be just as tired as I am of hearing the same old stuff.



                        Frankly, if I'm out somewhere, the last thing I want to hear is Brown Eyed Girl. However, if you like the tune and want to play it - more power to you. It's catchy, it's got clever lyrics, a good beat and it actually has a bass solo in the middle. Maybe that's why it's still hanging around.



                        Now I've probably jinxed myself, and I'll get a request for Brown Eyed Girl and Mustang Sally!

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                        • #27
                          You could kill two stones at once and play Brown Eyed Sally.
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                          • #28
                            or three, and play Proud Eyed Sally...I'm jus'sayin'...
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                            • #29
                              I think there is FAR more worry about what is "overplayed" by musicians than the audience. As my band gigs (and gets older) we see more younger folks out. Those people have not heard Mustang Sally or Brown Eyed Girl or whatever 10,000 times. To them, it's not that worn out. Play what you want and enjoy the moment, it will end way faster than you imagine.

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                              • #30






                                Quote Originally Posted by daddymack
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                                or three, and play Proud Eyed Sally...I'm jus'sayin'...




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