Least Favorite Cover Songs To Play

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  1. swarfrat

    swarfrat tympanus laqueus XV

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    BEG may be done to death, but there's a reason why it has - it's an awesome song. I'm sure you'd get tired of chocolate ice cream three meals a day, day in, day out for months too.
     
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    I echo most of what has been mentioned above when in a rock environment. The equivalent for my Celtic band would be "Danny Boy" which we absolutely will not play. I'm Polish and don't have much of an opinion on it (other than it's boring), but I respect the opinion of my Irish brothers in the band.
     
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    Mostly the dance stuff...............but the club-crowd loves it.
    I try to focus on the solid tempo and look like I'm enjoying myself.
     
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    I might be the odd man out but I don't mind playing Mustang Sally and BEG even though I've played both over a thousand times. They both consistently get people on the dance floor and I love to make the people dance ...
     
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    Wipe-Out
    Freebird
    Smokin' in the Boy's Room
    Takin' Care of Business
    Rock N' Roll (sacrilege, right?)
     
  6. JDA

    JDA DFO Master

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    At Last

    + Gimme One Reason
     
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    RickP Dan RH Jr.

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    I would also like to add :
    Freebird
    Taking Care of Business
    Brown Eyed Girl
     
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    Yes, all of those.
     
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    Seconded!
     
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    So, yeah, I am sick of playing certain songs...but what xsabers says above wins out. I am there because the audience wants to hear those songs. So, that really helps my attitude.
    If it's a really slow night, empty bar, inattentive audience, etc., then I hate playing any of them.
     
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    I've always felt it was also our job
    to take them (an audience) places they haven't thought of
    or expect
     
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    To everyone that mentions FREEBIRD:

    My band has a good time with this -- every time someone in the audience yells FREEBIRD, we all shoot the finger and yell NO CHARGE !
     
  13. Pimp-a-diddle

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    Looks like "Mustang Sally" is the unanimous winner. And I can tell you that as an audience member, it's no more of a joy to listen to either.

    I haven't been in a cover band in a long time but the last one I was in( back in the early 90's )was a lot of fun. Our trip was to take classic rock songs and just sludge them out big time while keeping the vocals melodic but edgier. I can honestly say a more damning version of "Take the money and run" never existed. :D
     
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    I have to say Freebird. In fact, my primary band made a pact, literally on day 1 (18 years ago) that we would not play it EVER and we haven't yet. Having said that, I/we will play literally anything else, as long as the crowd is into it. A lot of the songs people have mentioned are in our rotation, but only because they are crowd-pleasers and are mostly (thankfully) short in duration. We have played charity gigs where we handed out our entire song list and played nothing but requests, and those same songs always always always get requested.

    I can say we have never played Wipeout, but I always thought it would be fun to play with the whole band switching to one of the other instruments. Would be a fun drum challenge for our bass player and I used to be able to shred it on the guitar...
     
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    Thirded !!!
     
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    I got burnt out on "Hard to Handle" (Black Crows).

    I blew up at practice once, where the guitar player needed to learn this song (and others) with the whole band there to back him up, rather than spend his own time learning his parts. I hate that!!!

    It's bad enough playing the same stuff over and over as it is..
     
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    Any Skynyrd song makes me puke.
     
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    Likewise. I guess I'm ok with "I Know a Little"... can't really doze off during that one.
     
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    Brown Eyed Girl
    Jenny Jenny
    My Sharona

    Though we play them if someone asks because the audience LOVES them! Except My Sharona. I just flat can't stand that song!

    Oops. Just remembered: I will walk off the stage rather than play anything by Bruce Springsteen.
     
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    And may I add, yelling "Freebird" stopped being funny in 1980. Even then it was a stretch.
     

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