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Need top 20 must-play list for Biker band

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by feloniuspunk, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. feloniuspunk

    feloniuspunk TDPRI Member

    Sep 27, 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    To clarify, I'm putting together a 3 piece, 4 tops, group to play bars around the Tidewater Virginia area. I want to play mostly redneck biker bars, not society gigs. This area is kind of unusual in that there is a huge transient military presence here at all times. There are people coming and going from literally everywhere.

    This area also has a fairly strong country clientele and is big into NASCAR.

    I wnat to know the 20 must play tunes to successfully play these type establishments. For instance, Sweet Home Alabama is a must as well as Tush by ZZ Top.

    Please reply with your ideas of what tunes would make up the top 20 must play tunes as I've tried to describe.

  2. Open G Tele

    Open G Tele Tele-Meister

    Feb 13, 2007
    Lexington, SC
    1. Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites
    2. Blue On Black - Kenny Wayne
    3. Cat Scratch Fever - Ted
    4. Move It On Over - Thorogood version
    5. Call Me The Breeze - Skynyrd
    6. Working Man's Blues - Merle
    7. Pride & Joy - SRV
    8. Voodoo Child - Jimi
    9. Takin Care Of Business - BTO
    10. Hold On Loosely - 38 Special
    11. Train Train - Blackfoot
    12. Black Magic Woman - Original Fleetwood Mac version
    13. Rock This Town - Stray Cats
    14. Cocaine - Clapton
    15. In Color - Jamee Johnson
  3. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 4, 2009
    Born To Be Wild, the obvious one. Older stuff by John cougar seems to go down good. the Boys Are Back in Town. Livin After Midnight, Judas Priest. I think they used to have a motorcycle onstage for that one and lots of riders remember it.
  4. adeiderich

    adeiderich Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 14, 2011
    Medina, Ohio
    All Right Now - Free
    Proud Mary - CCR
    Any AC/DC
    For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
    Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
    Long Haired County Boy - Charlie Daniels Band
  5. Telesavalis

    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's

    These come to mind:
    Born to be Wild
    Highway Star
    Rocking Down the Highway
    Highway to Hell
    Free Bird
    Rock & Roll
  6. Triton Thrasher

    Triton Thrasher Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 8, 2010
    Wick, Scotland
    Is 1952 Vincent Black Lightning too high brow?
  7. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    "screaming night hog" by steppenwolf. best song they ever recorded, IMHO, and have never heard it played by any cover band.
  8. voodoostation

    voodoostation Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2007
    Midlothian, Va
    Check out some Chris Knight, most any of his would work as well.
  9. vespa1

    vespa1 Tele-Meister

    Aug 23, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    Just about any David Allan Coe track should do nicely.
  10. SockPuppetMasta

    SockPuppetMasta Tele-Meister

    Oct 19, 2010
    Nazareth - Hair of The Dog
    Social Distortion - Ball and Chain
    ACDC - Touch Too Much
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Gold Earring - Radar Love
    Stones - Tumbling Dice
    Dire Straights - Money for Nothing
    Aerosmith - Same Old Song and Dance
    Aerosmith - Baby Please Don't Go
    The Hollies - Long Cool Women in A Black Dress
    Shooter Jennings - Walk of Life
    Shooter Jennings - Slow Train
    Dwight Yoakam - Long White Caddilac
    Twisted Sister - The Kids are Back
    Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
    Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe a Word
  11. fezz parka

    fezz parka ---------------------------

    And any Blasters song...
  12. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
  13. fezz parka

    fezz parka ---------------------------

    Bad Motorscooter.
    Kick Start My Heart.
  14. DetentionLevel

    DetentionLevel TDPRI Member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Bushkill, PA

    ZZ Top - Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (Hell, pretty much any ZZ Top song!)
    Ram Jam - Black Betty
    James Gang - Funk #49
    Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
  15. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

    Sep 28, 2009
    Calera, Alabama
    I played a lot of biker bars in my life, can't really remember what all we played, the songs I know are from way back:

    Gimme 3 Steps-Skynyrd
    Roadhouse Blues-The Doors
    Born To Be Wild-Steppenwolf (of course)
    Bad Moon Rising-CCR
    Highway To Hell-AC/DC
    Beer Drinkers, Hell Raisers-ZZ Top
    Hard To Handle-Black Crowes
    LaGrange-ZZ Top
    Two Tickets To Paradise-Eddie Money
    Statesboro Blues-Allman Bros.
    Wishing Well-Bad Company

    That's the best I can remember.
  16. DropKick74

    DropKick74 Tele-Meister

    Nov 29, 2010
    Hastings, Michigan
    I would think anything off of the Sons of Anarchy Sound track would fit pretty well.
  17. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2012
    Pacific Rim USA
    Standels "Have you ever spent the night in jail?"
    The Tubes "White Punks on Dope"
    ZZ La Grange
  18. yellowbeard

    yellowbeard Tele-Holic

    Sep 22, 2010
    Commander Cody's Hot Rod Lincoln is a must play.
  19. Samrsmiley

    Samrsmiley Tele-Meister

    Feb 22, 2009
    Brookfield, il
    Gotta go with
    Whipping Post-allman bros seem to always hit with bikers
    Some Elvis, like mystery train, that's alright mama
    Johnny cash-any of the sun records stuff will be huge for that crowd.
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