Least Favorite Cover Songs To Play

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  1. snappy

    snappy Very well Known Member

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    Respectfully taking Drumwhipper's thread the other direction...
    Keep your hands to yourself
    Rocky Mountain Way
    Gimme Three Steps
    One way or another
    Girls, girls, girls
     
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    Bottle of Red Wine (Clapton)
     
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    Breakdown by Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker. You could just watch people going to sleep.
     
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    One band I was in, in the 70's, charged $10 to do Feelings, which we hated.
     
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    "Billy Jean" - Michael Jackson. It would be good in an MJ/ 80's medley but to do the whole song beginning to end is boring.

    "Funky Music" - <blech!>

    "You May Be Right" - Billy Joel. I want to gouge my eyeballs out with a melon scooper.

    "What I Like About You" - The Romantics

    We don't play "Rosalita," "Mustang Sally," "Blister in the Sun," "Jenny, Jenny," or "Jessie's Girl" and I'm very happy to keep it that way.
     
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    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    Mustang Sally
    Brown eyed girl
    YMCA
    Play that funky music

    Done
     
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    Interesting. We play that one, and I love it.

    I can't handle "Margaritaville." It bores me to tears.
     
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    We used to play Everlong from Foo Fighters. No matter how relaxed I tried to be with those 16th note hi hats, by the end of the song, I could not feel my forearms. We always played it as a last song of a set so I would have time to recover :)
     
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    Mustang Sally
    Freebird
    Anything by Jimmy Buffett
     
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    A few that come to mind ...

    Breakdown - Tom Petty
    Some Kind of Wonderful - GFR
    Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
    Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
     
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    Wagon Wheel has been trampled into the earth for me.
     
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    Keep Your Hands To Yourself.

    I. Hate. This. Song.

    This song is bad country and bad rock all rolled into one turgid stink bomb.I hated it in 1987 when WXRT first scarred my psyche with it and it followed me in top 40s and later oldies cover bands for nearly 30 years.

    I now refuse to do it, citing a finite amount of movement left in my arms that will not be wasted on that song.
     
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    don't stop believin'...I'm not Steve Smith and don't like being made to play his part on this tune.
     
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    Many..

    Brown Eyed Girl
    Mustang Sally
    Three Steps
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Old Time Rock and Roll
    Honky Tonk Woman
    Margaritaville
    Keep Your Hands To Yourself
    Wipeout
     
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    Yes, add this one to my list above. I absolutely hate this song. Sorry Darius ...
     
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    xsabers World's Second Most Okayest Drummer

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    If the crowd likes a song, I like to play it. If it has been done too many times over the years, I try and find ways to challenge myself, not by making the parts more complex, but identifying ways to make it more musical, have a deeper groove, or a better pocket. I had to chide our guitarist because he would verbally minimize the one-note guitar lead at the end of Cinnamon Girl. He would say something like "Here's the worlds most difficult guitar lead". I told him offline that maybe it was indeed the most difficult because a wind-up monkey can play straight eighth notes on a single string, but it takes a musician to make it musical and interesting. Also, if Nigel Tufnel has taught us anything it should be that making a lead LOOK difficult by contorting one's face and posturing just so, is what Rock & Roll is really all about!
     
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    I Fought The Law.
     
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    Anything with The Beatles.
     
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    Heart of Gold !!! zzzzzzzzzz.........
     
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    Mustang Sally
    Stormy Monday
    Takin Care of Business
     

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