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What song would you be the least interested/excited about hearing if a cover band was playing it liv

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case211  
11 Apr 2011 17:06 | Quote
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These are a few of the songs that a cover band I'm auditioning for is currently keeping in their set, and a few of them are some ideas for other songs to put into the set(that I've been thinking up), so please feel free to make some suggestions for some cool 80s hard rock/metal songs that you like on top of voting for the ones that you don't really care for :)

Thanks,

Case
BodomBeachTerror  
11 Apr 2011 17:07 | Quote
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Probably Enter Sandman, everyone and their grandma plays that riff.
case211  
11 Apr 2011 17:09 | Quote
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agreed. I cannot stand that song actually...
nullnaught  
11 Apr 2011 17:42 | Quote
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Id have to say the ratt tunes. Probally round and round. I actually preffer ratt over the other groups. And the more i like a group the less i like to hear covers done of their music.
DarkRiff  
11 Apr 2011 18:04 | Quote
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Ratt - Lay it Down
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar (Splenda for diabetics) On Me

Those songs don't interest me.

I probably should have also put Enter Sandman. It can be quite monotonous.

But I would MOST like to hear Fade to Black or Photograph.
You should have gave the "other" option though.
macandkanga  
11 Apr 2011 18:07 | Quote
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Pour some sugar on me is my least favorite.

@DarkRiff,

That's funny. I'm a Sweet-n-low guy myself!
gshredder2112  
11 Apr 2011 18:25 | Quote
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i agree with mac,pour some sugar is weak.

@darkriff yeah,splenda rules.
coleman  
11 Apr 2011 20:55 | Quote
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i dislike all those songs but i hate enter the samdman. actually come to think of it cover bands are pretty weak.
macandkanga  
11 Apr 2011 21:01 | Quote
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Cover bands are cool man. I used to be in one. We played Judas Priest and Iron Maiden songs. Our lame name was Sector Zero but our fans called us Iron Priest.
gshredder2112  
11 Apr 2011 21:06 | Quote
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cover bandz rule! mac you were in a judas priest cover!? thats amazing! did your singer sing like rob halford/bruce**inson?
gshredder2112  
11 Apr 2011 21:09 | Quote
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lol it blleeped my bruce ***inson post
harleyofdoom  
11 Apr 2011 21:15 | Quote
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i agree with coleman, cover bands are indeed weak. a couple covers in an original set is all good when the band adds it own flavor but if playing the track note for note is goal why not just put a CD on..
case211  
11 Apr 2011 21:19 | Quote
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uh, I don't mean to be rude, but I didn't ask your opinion on cover bands.

It's a job. That's all.

Quick Edit:

Thanks for the input guys. I'm not looking for suggestions to be voted on though, I just want suggestions in general.

thanks,

Case
harleyofdoom  
11 Apr 2011 21:34 | Quote
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you didn't ask for it but you got it (thus is the nature of an open forum)

If you are using your musical skills and getting paid for it then much respect to you. My point is simply this: if you have the time and skill to learn and mimic a song why not spend that time and skill creating something new, its a risk and there is a chance that the audience won't like it but isn't it more rewarding?
tinyskateboard  
11 Apr 2011 21:51 | Quote
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Harley: for money and experience. I don't like some things about cover bands, but it can be pretty fun to be at a bar where you recognize the tunes that the band is playing. I saw a great Doors band back in the 80's, wild child was their name i think. I saw Dread Zepplin at least three times...reggae zep tunes with Elvis singing. His voice sounds pretty bad in this video.




harleyofdoom  
11 Apr 2011 21:54 | Quote
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see that's what i mean, they fully add their own flavor to it. thats awsome
nullnaught  
11 Apr 2011 22:58 | Quote
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i think cover bands are a good idea. BUt personally when i hear someone doing a jimmy page solo and not doing it note for note i think he shouldnt even bother. I personally dislaike all coverbands. It gives me the impression the artist couldnt write their own materialk so they had to copy othewrs. That is my opinion.
case211  
11 Apr 2011 23:52 | Quote
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Harley, I do write my own material, but getting paid and having fun playing on stage in the mean time while putting together my own original band, really beats out "would you like fries with that".
tinyskateboard  
12 Apr 2011 01:05 | Quote
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I want a tiny bass like the one in the Dread Zep video to go with my tiny skateboards!
macandkanga  
12 Apr 2011 11:37 | Quote
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First of all "weak" is a "weak" word. The 80's called and they want they're word back. Secondly, being in a cover band was one of the greatest experiences of my life. We played at clubs in Hollywood and Santa Monica, big parties and garages. I learned about equipment, staging, and mainly what it's like being in a band that gets gigs and gets paid.

Lastly, if you don't like cover bands, why would you need to comment on them? Don't listen to them, don't be in one, and don't talk about them and your done. Right? Sorry to go off but I hate it when people go on and on about what they DON'T like and why. Who cares. Go to places where you find what you DO like and talk about that.
gshredder2112  
12 Apr 2011 11:47 | Quote
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^^i use 'weak" sometimes lol.but on a serious note, casey,dont play enter sandman or pour some sugar on me.those songs really dont define the 80's.your doin an 80's cover,so you should do the greatest songs from the 80's,not just the overplayed top40 hits,i would personally slap you if you showed up.for an audition of mine a played those songs,i reccomend ratt round and round.just my 2

gs2112
HunterHAH  
12 Apr 2011 16:01 | Quote
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My band used to cover "Enter Sandman" and that's the one I voted for :)
tinyskateboard  
12 Apr 2011 17:17 | Quote
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Coleman: isn't a ton of classic jazz covers? Hmmm.
gshredder2112  
12 Apr 2011 17:48 | Quote
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good point tiny skateboard as are most classical pieces.
macandkanga  
12 Apr 2011 18:11 | Quote
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Also, on Saturday I saw two cover bands: Which one's Pink and Brain Salad. It was fantastic! Brain Salad does ELP covers and they are extremely complicated pieces of music. Which one's Pink does Pink Floyd covers. They sound just like them! I sat front center stage. I will never get to do that with Pink Floyd again.
DanielM  
13 Apr 2011 02:08 | Quote
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@macandkanga maybe not with pink floyd but roger waters is taking the wall on tour for one final time, nick mason will probably appear for a song and there's talk of David Gilmore appearing on a show or two to play the solo to comfortably numb. It's not quite floyd but it's gonna be great.

I'd play fade to black, and on the note of cover bands being weak I think Slash started out doing just covers before guns and roses got going. It's the sort of thing that lets you see how your audience reacts to different styles of music and gets you used to playing on stage. Also if you're just starting out you'll be teching for yourself which is a valuable learning experience.
coleman  
13 Apr 2011 03:11 | Quote
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in a sense yes. but only the first and last 12-32 bars. and even then being a guitarist i have the freedom to play what ever rhythm and use whatever voicing i want. im mostly talking about combos (without piano) with piano i usually just play the melody. big band is another story im not really into that style much. im not hating on cover bands as far as it being a gig goes. i would do it. im just not 21 and most bars around here wouldn't let me play. i bet it would actually be really fun. i just wouldn't go out of my way to see one.
macandkanga  
13 Apr 2011 12:18 | Quote
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@DanielM,

True, but it won't cost 20 bucks for front row center seating, it won't be 10min from my house, it won't be in a small venue with incredible sound,and I won't get to sit and eat a steak dinner while I watch the show!

It would be awesome to see Roger Water though.
case211  
13 Apr 2011 13:13 | Quote
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@GShredder

Sandman is from '91.

And... I played what they wanted me to learn regardless of whether or not I like the song.

In any case, I'm pretty sure this thread/poll is done...


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