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  • #31
    Originally posted by worthyjoe


    get out of my thread!!!!!!!

    Seriously. Start a thread on this topic. This was intended for people to post cover songs their COVER BAND has had luck with. You have successfully ruined the this thread.

    This is not the thread to argue cover vs. original. Please. Stop talking.


    Cover bands are stupid
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    • #32
      Originally posted by fastplant


      Cover bands are stupid


      It's true.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Micky Z

        If you're in a band that actually has a slide guitarist, is it a requirement to play "Freebird" at every gig? How many times a night?


        We do "Freebird" a bit differently...the fret-less bass covers the slide guitar part, and my phase-shifted 12-string covers the organ fills and a lead in the middle...the big "build up" at the end, we trade "leads". We've ALWAYS gotten an enthusiastic reaction to our arrangement.

        Playing covers doesn't mean you have to regurgitate 'em out just like the originals...we never have and we gig a lot!

        Back to the original question...

        Songs that consistently have been successful for us:

        Wonderful Tonight (Clapton)
        Red House (Hendrix)
        Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon & Garfunkle)
        Freebird, Call Me The Breeze and Give Me Three Steps (Skynnyrd)
        Day Tripper and Just 17 (Beatles)
        T for Texas (Jimmy Rogers)
        Traveling After Dark (Mountain)
        Ripple and Freind Of The Devil (Grateful Dead)
        El Paso (Marty Robbins)
        Swing '42 and Nuages (Django Reinhardt)

        Now, keep in mind that we just about never play bars, as we make much better $$$ in restaurants, festivals, coffeehouses and private affairs...
        God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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        • #34
          back to the original question.

          to be honest the idea of cover bands doing rage and **************** kinda dumbfounds me. all the covers bands here tend to do roughly the same stuff which alot of people here have labelled worn out but at the end of the day. I work a bar most weekends and there's a reason all the bands we have through and the dj's we have are playing summer of 69, brown eyed, girl, honky tonk woman etc... week in week out.

          because they're great pieces of songmanship and everyone loves them.

          anyways apart from those tunes stuff we get a good reaction with.

          I fought the law: the clash

          500 miles - the proclaimers. being in scotland and a ginger haired twin, whos other half happens to drum for us, kinda sells this one on its own )

          why does it always rain on me - travis

          suspicious minds - elvis (this is my karaoke standard and I can do a semi decent elvis impersonation so people love that when i do it for the 1st verse and get all the moves going)

          I'm a believer - the monkeys. its amazing how you can rock this one just moving up the tempo a bit and sticking on some dirt

          don't look back in anger - oasis (love them or hate them there isnt many covers you can play and not sing to because the crowd singing along is loud enough to be heard over the band )



          we're still young and it's me my bro and a long time mate who have been playign together since we were 13 so we literallty feed off of each other and still do our original stuff when it suits us but this is just fun and a great way to make some more beer money playing tunes we like and people like to hear.
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          • #35
            We played Master of Puppets followed by RATM's 'killing in the name of' at the end of a show once and all the drunk kids practically tore the place apart. We're not allowed to play there anymore.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by worthyjoe


              get out of my thread!!!!!!!

              Seriously. Start a thread on this topic. This was intended for people to post cover songs their COVER BAND has had luck with. You have successfully ruined the this thread.

              This is not the thread to argue cover vs. original. Please. Stop talking.


              sorry, i'm an ****************************, put a sign on my head lol!

              ok.... you want the truth? *said like jack nicholson* can you handle the truth? answer me the following questions and i'll give you killer suggestions as to what your band needs to play, all i see you've been getting is what other bands do, but they dont know what your band is capable of--only you do, and i can only imagine you reading all these other posts shaking your head saying to yourself... well, i know my bassist wont do that, my lead player wont do that, that one is out of my singer's range and so on...



              1. what do you bill yourselves as? ie: hard rock, classic rock, metal (what type of), alt (what type of) you get the picture

              2. level of musicianship in your band?...use the weakest member of the band for this, NOT the strongest or the average... ie: beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert, insane

              3. what is the vocal range of your frontman and name 4 known singers he or she sounds, or can sound, most like?

              4. what is it your band wishes to accomplish with the music you play? is it to play background music? to capture an audience's attention and hold them in the palm of your hand all night? make chicks dance and get their panties wet? crush skulls? shatter internal organs? or somewhere in between?

              5. who is your audience? their age bracket? ie: bikers or suits?

              6. what venues are you playing?

              feel free to add any information you feel is relevant as well!!

              if you answer those questions honestly, sincerely and completely i will put together a one hour (plus or minus) set list for you that will absolutely serve your band well and help put you on the map.

              then, if you'd like we can get into other aspects... light show, posturing & moves, dress, expression, showmanship, props, packaging, promotion and so on


              as an aside: my band did fairly recently discuss doing covers, we took all the above questions into the discussion and determined that IF we did covers we'd do the entire Lateralus CD as our first set, the second set would be all Filter tunes, the third set would consist of various ozzy, cold, black lable society, godsmack, audioslave (first cd NOT 2nd!!), soundgarden, stp, pearl jam songs and we'd hold on to stinkfist and sober if encores were needed... the level of musicianship in my band is at the top is our drummer, who is almost at the insane level and i'm at the bottom somewhere between intermediate and expert, our bassist is almost expert and our frontman is expert on vocals and intermediate on rhythm. we bill ourselves at a heavy progressive metal band with classic metal, rock and fusion undertones, our vocalist is baritone and sounds like maynard, cornell, lane staney and ozzy, we set out to crush skulls and shatter internal organs with our music, our audience is in the 20's-30's bracket and is working class for the most part, the venues we play are catering to the audience we've targeted. be careful with venues, you choose them, not the other way around... or your ****************ed (remember the scene from the blues brothers when they walked into bob's country bunker? ...been there - done that - and had the beer bottles thrown at us! lol! ..and it was my fault too, as i booked the gig hehe!)
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              rack mounted effects: ART electronics signal processor with variable pitch transposer, ADA MP-1 ....junk!<br />
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              • #37
                Originally posted by Electric_Porpoise
                We played Master of Puppets followed by RATM's 'killing in the name of' at the end of a show once and all the drunk kids practically tore the place apart. We're not allowed to play there anymore.

                True success!



                I forgot about RATM.....when we do Bulls On Parade, people BREAK ****************.


                it's cool.

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                • #38
                  We get a good response to Superstition, too. And pretty mcuh anything by Susan Tedeschi or Derek Trucks.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Savage Jack

                    as an aside: my band did fairly recently discuss doing covers, we took all the above questions into the discussion and determined that IF we did covers we'd do the entire Lateralus CD as our first set, the second set would be all Filter tunes, the third set would consist of various ozzy, cold, black lable society, godsmack, audioslave (first cd NOT 2nd!!), soundgarden, stp, pearl jam songs and we'd hold on to stinkfist and sober if encores were needed...


                    Honestly, I (and most people I know) would leave right in the middle of the first set... It might be fun to do has a band, but if you want to be a Tool tribute band, market yourself has such and stick to it. This is cool music to play has a musician, but people hanging in bars couldn't care less about Tool, they might sit through the single, but that's pretty much it.

                    This goes back to the "If you're a cover band, you're there to please people" theory.

                    One thing though about covers, if you play stuff they like and have fun doing so, they'll let you play stuff YOU like as long as it's a smaller part of the gig and that you have fun playing it.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Savage Jack


                      sorry, i'm an ****************************, put a sign on my head lol!

                      ok.... you want the truth? *said like jack nicholson* can you handle the truth? answer me the following questions and i'll give you killer suggestions as to what your band needs to play, all i see you've been getting is what other bands do, but they dont know what your band is capable of--only you do, and i can only imagine you reading all these other posts shaking your head saying to yourself... well, i know my bassist wont do that, my lead player wont do that, that one is out of my singer's range and so on...


                      1. If you elect to quote Jack Nicholson, at least quote it correctly.
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                      3. An entire set of Filter tunes? Yeah, go ahead and criticize the rest of us for doing Clapton and Stevie Wonder.
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                      • #41
                        roflmao!! did i fail to mention we do originals, not covers? and after the band's discussion as to where covers would go to, that's why we're not doing covers... we realized all by ourselves that a set of tool wouldn't go over well, a set of filter would do a little better but not much... the third set would kick ass though


                        oh, too late for the sign, i had it tatoo'd on /grin
                        <div class="signaturecontainer">Equiptment:<br />
                        <br />
                        2002 Gibson Les Paul Gothic w/ Di Marzio DP102 superoverdrive hotbar pickups. ..the main axe!<br />
                        <br />
                        2004 Ibanez RG w/ Di Marzio DP102 superoverdrive hotbar pickups. back up axe<br />
                        <br />
                        Custom Charvel Randy Rhoads &quot;V&quot; ...second back up axe<br />
                        <br />
                        1967 Vintage Gibson SG II, (aka: Les Paul Jr doublecut) ...never leaves the freakin house!!<br />
                        <br />
                        Fender MT-500 Metal Head, 550watt output at 2ohms ...main amp and is making me deaf<br />
                        <br />
                        2 Fender Metal Head cabinets, 400rms each<br />
                        <br />
                        Various Boss pedal effects: volume pedal, tuner, compressor, digital reverb, digital delay/sampler, phase, flanger, mt2 distortion, chorus, noise gate, equalizer.<br />
                        <br />
                        cry baby wha pedal<br />
                        <br />
                        Randall V-Max 300 watt head ...back up amp<br />
                        <br />
                        Crate Blue Voodoo 120 watt head ....second back up amp<br />
                        <br />
                        4 Crate 4-12 cabs, 100 rms each<br />
                        <br />
                        1963 Fender Super Reverb amp, pre CBS ...never leaves the house either!<br />
                        <br />
                        rack mounted effects: ART electronics signal processor with variable pitch transposer, ADA MP-1 ....junk!<br />
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                        • #42
                          Savage Jack: it does suck though that we are not "allowed" to do such things. We all, as musicians, have certains songs that we would kill to play live, but we happen to be the only ones caring about...

                          I remember when I was like 16, I was listening to this local metal band called Obliveon and I was picturing myself in my head, on a stage banging my head while playing these songs. I would've paid to play them. But no musicians I know would've been interested in learning them, and I doubt an Obliveon tribute band would've attracted much audience. That's why I started programming my own backing tracks at home so I could jam by myself... but self satisfaction has its limits

                          Anyway, just a ()
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Hardtailed
                            Savage Jack: it does suck though that we are not "allowed" to do such things. We all, as musicians, have certains songs that we would kill to play live, but we happen to be the only ones caring about...

                            I remember when I was like 16, I was listening to this local metal band called Obliveon and I was picturing myself in my head, on a stage banging my head while playing these songs. I would've paid to play them. But no musicians I know would've been interested in learning them, and I doubt an Obliveon tribute band would've attracted much audience. That's why I started programming my own backing tracks at home so I could jam by myself... but self satisfaction has its limits

                            Anyway, just a ()


                            there's no law on the books i know of that says we cant, is there? we are limited only by ourselves, our imaginations and our perceptions bro. we are musicians... no one tells us what to do! if you believe you can pull it off, you'll be real happy when you do for you only have to try it and you'll do it... and you'd be extremely suprised with what you can get away with on a stage --very suprised in fact!... i used feel like my originals like you feel about playing obliveon... i'd kill to do it but didn't think it was possible, then i had my eyes opened for me. i found out first hand that as long as you totally kick ass, and take no prisoners and deliver the goods -- what you're playing is secondary.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">Equiptment:<br />
                            <br />
                            2002 Gibson Les Paul Gothic w/ Di Marzio DP102 superoverdrive hotbar pickups. ..the main axe!<br />
                            <br />
                            2004 Ibanez RG w/ Di Marzio DP102 superoverdrive hotbar pickups. back up axe<br />
                            <br />
                            Custom Charvel Randy Rhoads &quot;V&quot; ...second back up axe<br />
                            <br />
                            1967 Vintage Gibson SG II, (aka: Les Paul Jr doublecut) ...never leaves the freakin house!!<br />
                            <br />
                            Fender MT-500 Metal Head, 550watt output at 2ohms ...main amp and is making me deaf<br />
                            <br />
                            2 Fender Metal Head cabinets, 400rms each<br />
                            <br />
                            Various Boss pedal effects: volume pedal, tuner, compressor, digital reverb, digital delay/sampler, phase, flanger, mt2 distortion, chorus, noise gate, equalizer.<br />
                            <br />
                            cry baby wha pedal<br />
                            <br />
                            Randall V-Max 300 watt head ...back up amp<br />
                            <br />
                            Crate Blue Voodoo 120 watt head ....second back up amp<br />
                            <br />
                            4 Crate 4-12 cabs, 100 rms each<br />
                            <br />
                            1963 Fender Super Reverb amp, pre CBS ...never leaves the house either!<br />
                            <br />
                            rack mounted effects: ART electronics signal processor with variable pitch transposer, ADA MP-1 ....junk!<br />
                            <br />
                            </div>

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                            • #44
                              Our crowd favorites:
                              "Fat-Bottomed Girls" (complete with 4-part harmony)
                              "Hellagood" (yeah, with a guy singing it )
                              "Orange Blossom Special" (I play a wireless fiddle and run thru the bar, great fun)
                              "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
                              "Enter Sandman"
                              "She F&%^$ Hates Me" (our closer)
                              "Never Been any Reason"
                              "Comfortably Numb"

                              We also do a Prince medley that has, uh, very mixed reactions. Usually it packs the floor but one night a huge biker way in the back of the bar yelled "F&$^% YOU!" (we could hear him over our in-ear monitors), he flipped us off, and stormed out of the bar!
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Savage Jack


                                there's no law on the books i know of that says we cant, is there? we are limited only by ourselves, our imaginations and our perceptions bro. we are musicians... no one tells us what to do! if you believe you can pull it off, you'll be real happy when you do for you only have to try it and you'll do it...


                                True, in our basement we can do whatever we want.

                                For the record, I gig almost every weekend, fun to play and paying gigs. I do know what I can and can't get away with (like when we end up playing a venue with people in thier 40s-50s, we please them with classic rock in the first set, and then blast them off with modern stuff once they're drunk. But you have to make choices sometimes. There's no way we could continue gigging on the same level if we decided to only play things that please us. We WILL throw originals in the mix, but the intention is really to make that a side project but use our notoriety to promote it.
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