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EMB5490  
26 Apr 2009 22:27 | Quote
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in your own opinion, what is your favorite song overall in the "rock" genre this qould include late 60s, 70s, early 80s, and maybe gnr and some hair in the 80s. idk what mine would be so its alright to name like 10 or so lol. im just curious. i wana play some stuff at some futrue school gigs and sweet 16s and wana know whats everyones favorite song from then b/c im not playing blink 182 :)
les_paul  
26 Apr 2009 22:36 | Quote
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I know I sound like a broken record but "coming home" by skynyrd is probably my favorite song right now. Maybe "one more time". I don't think it would fit at a sweet 16 though ;p
Guitarslinger124  
27 Apr 2009 00:36 | Quote
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Here is just a short list...there are way too many.

"Right Now"-Van Halen
"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"-Van Halen
"Man on a Mission"-Van Halen
"The Battle of Evermore"-Led Zeppplin
"All along the Watchtower"-Jimi Hendrix version
"Addicted to that Rush"-Mr. Big
"Rockin' in the Free World"-Neil Young
"Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy"-Queen
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"-Queen
"Crying in the Rain"-Whitesnake
"Ten Dollar Man"-ZZ Top
EMB5490  
27 Apr 2009 06:44 | Quote
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yh i LOVE comin home easy my fav skynyrd song. beautiful

cool thnks, keep um coming.
EMB5490  
27 Apr 2009 06:49 | Quote
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i have to say these b/c these are some of my favs

dont stop believing
revelation mother earth (def not for sweet 16 lol)
diary of a madman(again not for a sweet 16)
tonight
hotel california
sweet child

queen would be awesome
deefa  
27 Apr 2009 08:06 | Quote
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Anything and everything done by Rainbow!
case211  
27 Apr 2009 09:35 | Quote
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for a sweet sixteen you could try "Girl Gone Bad" by Van Halen lol
HeavyGuitar  
27 Apr 2009 13:05 | Quote
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Led Zeppelin - Kashmir

That riff is priceless:)
BodomBeachTerror  
27 Apr 2009 14:28 | Quote
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The Who, My Generation

sweet song
Ozzfan486  
27 Apr 2009 19:55 | Quote
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Mostly any Roth Van Halen
Ozzy - "Mama I'm Comin' Home"
Poison- I won't Forget You
Ratt - Way Cool Jr. [If it's a guy's 16 dedicate the song lol]
Pink Floyd - We Don't Need no education
Gn'R - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Billy Squire - Lonely Is The Night
Lynard Skynard - Comin' Home
AC/DC - For Those About To Rock [have the crowd make a **** load of noise where the cannons fire at the end "Singer - FIRE! Crowd - **in' insanity].


Play around with it dude.

Ozz
BodomBeachTerror  
27 Apr 2009 20:36 | Quote
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i personally thought the GnR version of Knockin on Heavens door was pretty bad, idr it that much tho, it was awhile ago
patleh  
27 Apr 2009 21:58 | Quote
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though it is purely subjective, i think one of the roses songs like welcome to the jungle, or sweetchild o mine, or Mr. brownstone
Crunch  
27 Apr 2009 22:05 | Quote
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No order really:

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again-Bob Dylan

Stairway, Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused (or anything by)-Led Zeppelin

Behind Blue Eyes-The Who

There's all kinds of stuff, y'know?
EMB5490  
27 Apr 2009 22:07 | Quote
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lol its another brick in the wall not we dont need no education lolololololol. i was thinking of playing every rose has it thorn maybe. and yeh i know billy squire.
shredguitar17  
28 Apr 2009 04:15 | Quote
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1. Either Stranglehold-Ted Nugent or Altitudes-Jason Becker
2. Doctor my Eyes-Jackson Browne
3. Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
4. Little Wing-Hendrix (mainly I love the lyrics and metaphors jimmy uses)
5. Castles Made Sand-Hendrix (once again very effective rythmic devices and imagery)
6. Funky Monks-Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. Teenage Wasteland-The Who
8. Behind Blue Eyes-The Who
9. Heaven-Clapton
10. Blue Eyes Blue-Clapton
11. Since Ive Been Loving You-Zeppelin
12. The Rain Song-Zeppelin; you learn this on guitar and how to sing it, you will win any girls heart...trust me ive tested it ;)
13. What is and Should Never Be-Zeppelin (funky/jazzy brilliance)
14. Tush-ZZ Top
15. Coffee Shop-Red Hot Chili Peppers

And obviously dozens of more, this is only my top 15, I could make a top 1000 easily, yes 1000
EMB5490  
28 Apr 2009 06:49 | Quote
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errr teenage wasteland would be baba o riley by the who lol. those are good ssongs though.
toastninja  
28 Apr 2009 09:28 | Quote
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Yeah there are so many songs to choose from that id suggest you just pick like 20 or so of your favorites and learn them. Obviously yopu could list 1000's of songs from the time period so my suggestion would be look at who your going to be playing for and decide from there, its al about demographics.
blackholesun  
28 Apr 2009 09:39 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
i wana play some stuff at some futrue school gigs and sweet 16s and wana know whats everyones favorite song from then b/c im not playing blink 182 :)


If the people at school listen to blink 182 then maybe you should play that as well. They would appreciate it more than a load of songs they've never heard before.
EMB5490  
28 Apr 2009 14:12 | Quote
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thts y im asking, i refuse to play blink 182, refuse. but everybody knows hendrix or songs such as smoke on the water, so i wana play those.
blackholesun  
28 Apr 2009 14:23 | Quote
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Not everyone knows Hendrix, I can't remember who it was who brought that up a few days ago. Non musicians are stupid - haven't you realised that yet?! Also, Smoke on the Water and Stairway to Heaven - far too cliched.

What's so bad about blink anyway? If you play a song like All The Small Things, then most of the people would know it, and then you can play lots of other stuff, and people would remember you for being the band who played blink, for future performances. If you just played stuff people didn't know then you wouldn't stick in the memory as much.

Failing that, you could do what the Lemonheads did with Mrs. Robinson.
Heather  
28 Apr 2009 14:25 | Quote
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'In the air tonight' - Phil collins (not really considered rock, but hell I love it!)

Megadeth - 'Peace sells'

Iron Maiden - '2 minutes to midnight'

Dio - 'Holy Diver'

Eddie Money - 'Baby hold on'

Scorpians - 'Rock you like a hurricane'

Pale shelter - 'Tears for fears'

Romeo Void - 'Never say never'

Accept- 'Balls to the wall' (I just like to laugh at that one really! But the guitar is kind of cool)

Ha, I feel like a spirit of the 80s I didn't know I had just came out of me and spoke out! Look into them if you want.
Ozzfan486  
28 Apr 2009 18:46 | Quote
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WHAT!?!?!? Heather listens to Maiden!?!?!?
EMB5490  
28 Apr 2009 18:49 | Quote
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WOH heather is an 80s buff! lol

and no i hate blink 182. im not playing it, call me ignorant, stupid, stubborn i refuse to play "songs" that 2 monkeys can make.
Ozzfan486  
28 Apr 2009 19:39 | Quote
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BTW, Emb, Another Brick In The Wall and We don't Need No Education is a commonly made mistake and they are both the huge chorus of one song. Don't be gittin' all up in muh shizz boi! lol. And BHS is right. Although, If you play a Greenday [everyone knows them, belive me] and then play a song you know is way better, you'll be able to turn others on to more types of music, and your band for playing it.


Ozz
BodomBeachTerror  
28 Apr 2009 20:21 | Quote
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im more surprised that she listens to Megadeth lo
Phip  
28 Apr 2009 20:35 | Quote
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Elliott,
It's time to learn a little Stevie Ray (pride and joy).




Now go and learn that song and don't come back until you do!!! LOL
Grandpa Phip
blackholesun  
28 Apr 2009 20:58 | Quote
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The way I see it, most people know Blink 182 or Green Day, and would know if you played one of their songs. A few days later, someone says to someone else "Hey, what did you think of [insert band name]?", and they say "Which one were they? Did they play the Blink 182 cover". You see, you'd be remembered. And seriously, Blink 182 aren't that bad, surely!

Oh, and it's three monkeys :P
Crunch  
28 Apr 2009 22:22 | Quote
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You could play Red Hot Chili Pepper stuff. They're pretty popular and some very good musicians.
telecrater  
29 Apr 2009 07:52 | Quote
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I vote for SRV, anything. Pride and joy is a great tune

I also agree with blackholesun. if your going to do covers, play what the people want, if the people want blink 182, then give them blink 182. But do it in a hair metal, 80 thrash sort of why, make it your own.
BodomBeachTerror  
29 Apr 2009 10:42 | Quote
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Manhunt by Wolfsbane, or some Dokken
case211  
29 Apr 2009 11:37 | Quote
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I agree with tele and blackholesun, most kids in my school always ask who my favorite band is, who is Van Halen. the response I get is Van Who? my point being just what blackholesun said, most people will know Blink 182, and their music isn't as bad as you say. It may not be Metallica or Iron Maiden, but then again its not exactly bland either.
Heather  
29 Apr 2009 13:49 | Quote
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Yes, it's true everyone knows Blink 182. I even remember a local starter band 'Good Question' because they played many Blink covers in their first few concerts. But that was different, they actually liked Blink's music.

I think that if EMB had at least practiced through them a little and confirmed that he still doesn't actually enjoy playing their songs, he shouldn't. Even if it does mean it's going to be a little harder for him to spread his band's name around. I see what he means. I think the way he resents their music would be like me trying to pull off covers like from Rhianna, Lady GaGa or Eninem or some other junk I can't stand just because they're well known in my town. If he actually dislikes them enough that he hates them, then I disagree that he should play them.
EMB5490  
29 Apr 2009 14:22 | Quote
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i dont my singer tryed to get me to play i learned it, half wy through im like *** this.
BodomBeachTerror  
29 Apr 2009 14:54 | Quote
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play some stupid pop song metal style like children of bodom doing Oops I did it again by britny spears
Phip  
30 Apr 2009 09:30 | Quote
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Elliott,
My friend Greg found a good one for ya



P.S. Greg's really impressed with your playing!
case211  
30 Apr 2009 09:39 | Quote
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you know EMB, you could always just look at Rock Band or Guitar Hero for some songs. seriously its amazing how many people will play those games, there's bound to be at least one song that is older and rocks that people will know from those games.
telecrater  
30 Apr 2009 10:57 | Quote
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really you will be amazed about the reaction you get from butchering a cover song. i think the key is to really make it your own but also leave it so it's slightly recognizable.

Limp Biscuit cover of Faith is a good example. Another band did a smooth criminal.

Back in the day, my band did a beck cover off of mellow gold. truck "driving neigbors". we got a good reaction from it. somepeole thought it was original, other die hard beck fan's enjoyed the new twist on the song. we speeded it up, overdrove it and gave it a nice break.

We also were working on a TLC song "waterfalls" but we all split up before that one got finished.

You got to put your self out there and try something diffrent. if people don't like it, they will tell you.
EMB5490  
30 Apr 2009 14:07 | Quote
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phip u 80s rocker u, thts an awsome song. never heard it b4...

btw im gona post a new vid...with my......GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM '68 !
Phip  
30 Apr 2009 15:09 | Quote
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Elliott,
Greg says check out Saliva................



I'm trying to get him to join the forum but he's afraid of Heather! LOL
Phip
EMB5490  
30 Apr 2009 17:47 | Quote
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who is greg on the forum?
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