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  • Any of you cover acts have Radiohead songs that work?

    After two decades of ignoring them, I've really been getting into them recently, and wouldn't mind a couple of their tunes finding their way into our rotation.

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    I do Creep occasionally in my solo shows. I do both "Creeps" RH and STP.
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      did Karma Police for solo acoustic shows worked okay at the college bars. Radiohead seem to be one of those bands where MORE people have strong feelings about them one way or the other rather than middle of the pack, take 'em or leave 'em attitudes.
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      • #4
        Ive done High and Dry, Creep, Karma Police, and Bodysnatchers in the past. Creep and High and Dry are the only ones I play regularily at this point
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        • #5
          I see every band and their mom do "Creep," which is the alt-rock equivalent to performing "Sweet Home Alabama."
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            creep is

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            • #7
              I see every band and their mom do "Creep," which is the alt-rock equivalent to performing "Sweet Home Alabama."


              so basically, you have a problem with songs that appeal to a wide audience?

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              • #8
                we do a mashup with it and "Kids" by MGMT so it is more peppy. It starts about 25 seconds into the video
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                • #9
                  so basically, you have a problem with songs that appeal to a wide audience?


                  Red Solo Cup has appeal to a wide audience. Do you play it?
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                  • #10
                    so basically, you have a problem with songs that appeal to a wide audience?


                    No... I think what he is saying is that every band picks the lowest hanging fruit, and most bands tend to butcher even that. I've seen 'Creep' performed by plenty of rock bands with the finesse of a claw hammer. Still it's the most accessible song. I couldn't imagine covering anything else unless you were an acoustic act.
                    so over this signature BS!!!

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                    • #11
                      No... I think what he is saying is that every band picks the lowest hanging fruit, and most bands tend to butcher even that. I've seen 'Creep' performed by plenty of rock bands with the finesse of a claw hammer. Still it's the most accessible song. I couldn't imagine covering anything else unless you were an acoustic act.


                      That's not what I got out of his comment, especially with the @ the end.

                      I read it as "any one who is lame enough to play SHA is probably lame enough to play Creep". It smacked of elitism.

                      You guys may be worried about your "musical integrity". Me, I'm gonna play what the people wanna hear, even if I've played it a million times before.

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                      • #12
                        I do Creep occasionally in my solo shows. I do both "Creeps" RH and STP.


                        Not the TLC one, though, right?

                        I always envisioned finding all the songs named "Creep" and figuring out a cool medley for them...
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                        • #13
                          We used to play "No Surprises" in a former band, it was really fun and sounded good. Beautiful ballad. Radiohead ain't exactly Top 40, but people that dig on them (and in my experience that is most "cool/with it" young folks) will be blown away by a good cover of them.
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                          • #14
                            We used to play "No Surprises" in a former band, it was really fun and sounded good. Beautiful ballad. Radiohead ain't exactly Top 40, but people that dig on them (and in my experience that is most "cool/with it" young folks) will be blown away by a good cover of them.


                            Which begs the inevitable question:

                            Do most/many 'cool/with it' young folks go out to see cover bands in the first place?

                            In my experience/market, that's a big "no, they absolutely do not". I wonder if that's very much different in other parts...?
                            For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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                            • #15
                              I wonder if that's very much different in other parts...?


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