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YFC is still adding songs to the mix...all of them are modern country tunes. My wife really had a good suggestion after seeing us perform on Saturday. She likes how we throw in songs like "Sweet Child of Mine", "Already Gone" and "Shook Me All Night Long". Her suggestion is to add other non-country songs and then rotate the songs at gigs...kinda keep the regulars guessing (yes, we do have regulars).

 

Ths songs that we perform now that are not country tunes are:

 

Shook Me All Night Long

Already Gone

Sweet Child of Mine

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Walking on Sunshine

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It seems like you generally want energetic songs, otherwise I'd recommend Ted Leo's "Goldfinch and the Red Oak Tree" which is an acoustic ballad that would rule with some countrified elements...

 

 

As for the upbeat:

 

Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)

Wild Wild Life (Talking Heads)

Young Turks (Rod Stewart)

Running Down a Dream (Tom Petty)

White Wedding (Billy Idol)

Our House (Madness)

Cheer Down (George Harrison) - A little on the mellow side, but not slow...

 

 

 

That's just stuff I've heard recently that's familiar enough that people have a chance to recognize it, but not standard cover band fare...

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More like blues. Only problem with Magic Bus is that it is BORING to play on bass.

 

 

Boring to play on bass does not concern me. It's not about me; it's about the band. I'd like to make a few kickass recommendations at our next rehearsal.

 

I like this version (though it is ~7 minutes):

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHz_AP9yrKo

 

Though after listening to the first few minutes again, it would likely put our audience to sleep.

 

Disclaimer: I like The Who. They are the first band that I got into as a teenager.

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Boring to play on bass does not concern me. It's not about me; it's about the band. I'd like to make a few kickass recommendations at our next rehearsal.


I like this version (though it is ~7 minutes):




Though after listening to the first few minutes again, it would likely put our audience to sleep.


Disclaimer: I like The Who. They are the first band that I got into as a teenager.

 

 

there's also a shorter version 4 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK8xoOLCBR4

and teh studio version almost 3 minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK8xoOLCBR4

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I'm trying to think what I would do if I was in a YFC-type band:

 

When You Say Nothing At All - Allison Krauss

Black Velvet - Allanah Myles

This One's For The Girls - Martina McBride

Walk This Way - Aerosmith

High Road Easy - Sass Jordan

Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

Down In Mississippi - Sugarland

 

 

Im tired.....

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Black Velvet - Allanah Myles

 

 

 

That's the first song I thought of when reading Jeff's post. Would also agree much with Tracy Chapman.

 

At Last - Etta James, et al

Two More Bottles of Wine - also by many

Fire - Pointer Sisters version (you have female singers)

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Steve Earle -


Copperhead Road

We're a classic rock cover band and love to do that one.

 

However, when we're being asked to play some country, the one we always pull out (and it' ain't country) is

 

Thin Lizzy -- The Cowboy Song

 

It's a great rocker, excellent dual leads in harmony, superb bass part -- and it starts out slow and "country-like". :thu:

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Paula Abdul - Straight Up

 

Trust me on this one. Look up "Straight Up Acoustic" on Youtube. My band borrowed inspiration from that guy and we rock the living {censored} out of that song. It would be super bad ass with two female singers.

 

Same goes for Genie in a Bottle and Baby One More Time.

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Several sure-fires in my pasc country bands:

Copperhead Road/Guitar Town - Steve Earle

Cowboy SOng - Thin Lizzie or more recently Brian "The Beerman" Houser

 

Here are some we've done or seriously considered in my last 2 country bands:

Alright Guy - Todd Snider

Buckaroo - Buck Owens

Faster Horses - Tom T hall

Gambler - Kenny Rogers

One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash

Rusty Old American Dream - Pat Green

Santa Monica*(Country-fied) - Everclear

Burnin' Love - duh.

Any Cross Canadian Ragweed

 

 

But Sublime's 'What I got' was ALWAYS rockin'

 

 

If I can drag up an old songlist from The Badlands Band, I'd have a whole set's worth of successful material

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