Favorite cover songs to play?

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  1. DrumWhipper

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    What are your top five favorite cover songs on your set list?

    Mine?

    Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
    Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
    Hoochie Coochie Man - Jeff Healy version
    Dear Sweet Goodness - Tony Vega Band
     
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    Fire: Jimmy Hendrix


    I bucked that tune for so long because I just couldn’t get it. The guitarist in my new band is a major Hendrix fan and is constantly pushing us to cover Hendrix tunes but mine and the great Mitch Mitchell styles are so divergent that most of it gives me fits.

    Either way, I was at a Danny Seraphine clinic and his explanation on odd time really sent me on a journey in my drumming that allowed me on to play some odd time but more importantly to catch those fills and changes that would usually slip by me.

    Again I set to work of Fire and not only could play it but understood it. We’ve only run it through at practice but are opening are next show with it. Playing a tune like Fire with authority and confidence is a very satisfying accomplishment for me.

    Mitch Mitchell was a great drummer.
     
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    "Presence of The Lord"- Blind Faith version original
    "Little Wing" Eric/ Derek and the dominos version
     
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    One More Time - Joe Jackson
    All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
    I Fought The Law - Clash Version
    Peace, Love, And Understanding - Elvis Costello
    In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins

    gabo
     
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    When I had an adult band back in the day (15+ yrs ago), we played:
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    Clash - Train in Vain
    Hendrix - Fire
    ZZ Top - Tush
    Sabbath - War Pigs
    Zep - Immigrant Song
    Nirvana - Teen Spirit

    In "my" current band, made up of kids aged 8-17 on acoustic guitars, we only do covers:
    Pipeline
    Wipeout
    Lion Sleeps Tonight (I do a reggae beat)
    This Land Is Your Land (rocked out!)
    Todd Rundgren - Bang the Drum (my 10 y.o. sings it!)
    Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
     
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    lido shuffle -boz scaggs
    one way out - allman bros .
     
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    When I was a bassist in a reggae band also way back in the day, we did Dead covers, jam bands, etc. The guitarist, keyboardist and drummer were stellar, and I used to love playing:

    Dead - Eyes of the World & The Other One
    Allman Bros - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed & Whipping Post
    Phish - First Tube
    Bob Marley - Jammin'
     
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    Mitch Michell to me is what Bonham is to other drummers. I love his playing style and Fire was a land mark for me in my own playing. Such a great song.
     
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    My band plays a lot of odd covers to fill our set in. If we play 20 songs 5 are covers and the rest are originals. My favorites right now are:

    "Burn" by The Cure
    "Wicked Game"- Chris Isaak
    "Cities in Dust"- Souxie and the Banshees
    "Hazy Shade of Winter"- The Bangles (their version, cover of a cover.. haha)
    "Wild Flower"- The Cult

    Ones we are working on that I'm excited about:
    "Dreaming"- Blondie
    "I Melt with you"- Modern English
    And I just suggested "Words"- Missing Persons
     
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    Not playing much anymore but back in the day, these were my favorites with my band:
    -Schism- TOOL
    -Pull me Under- Dream Theater
    -Down with the Sickness- Disturbed
    -Still of the Night- Whitesnake
    -One-Metallica
     
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    Giant Steps

    Cherokee
     
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    Based on crowd reaction and fun to play...

    Carl Douglas....Kung fu Fighting....no joke....dance floor gets packed.

    Steppenwolf..Born to be Wild

    Kinks...You really Got me.

    Monkees...I'm a believer

    Free......All right now.

    Beatles.....Back in the USSR.

    Katy Perry...Party in the USA......my niece sings this one....again dance floor jumping....who knew.

    My 2 personal choices.

    The Outsiders.....Time won't let me

    The Bobby Fuller Four......I fought the Law
     
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    I always wanted to be in a 70's disco band so we could bust out Play That Funk Music and Get Down Tonight!
     
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    Good one! Covered this song back in the 80s ... super fun to play ...
     
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    Some of my favorites over the years in no particular order ...

    1. Words - Missing Persons
    2. Three of A Perfect Pair - King Crimson
    3. I am the Owl - The Dead Kennedys
    4. Surrender - Cheap Trick
    5. Highway to Hell / Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
    6. In Color - Jamey Johnson
     
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    Milestones

    Maiden Voyage

    The Sidewinder
     
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    Currently a country band so I wont bother 96% of the people reading.
    Sooo many thru the years.
    This scratches the surface...
    -Spiderwebs: No Doubt
    -Inside Out: Eve 6
    -Ride The Rhino: Rhino Bucket
    -Wild Side: Motley Crue
    -Black Dog: Led Zeppelin
    -Red Barchetta: Rush
    -Wrathchild: Iron Maiden
    -Uptown Funk: Bruno Mars
    -Locked Out of Heaven: Bruno Mars
    -Just Like Heaven: The Cure
    -Book of Rules: The Heptones
    -Sir Duke: Stevie Wonder
    -I Wish: Stevie Wonder
    -I Wanna Be Your Lover: Prince
    -Starting Something: Michael Jackson
    -Happy: Pharell
    -Heart of Glass: Blondie
    -Satin Sheets: Johnny Paycheck
    Possum Kingdom: Toadies
    Symphony of Destruction: Megadeth
     
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    Whole lotta rosie is easily my favorite AC/DC song. It just moves!
     
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    Our band back in the 60's was a cover band that could do justice to songs of various types of rock and R&B music. Some of my favorites that we played were:

    Good Lovin'...........................The Rascals
    Walk Don't Run......................The Ventures
    Hideaway..............................Freddy King
    Look Through Any Window......The Hollies
    Shake...................................Otis Redding
     

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