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Songs you dislike playing

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by uriah1, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Too funny. I'm a lifelong drummer and when I was in HS in the 60's and mentioned that I was a drummer, the first question always asked was "do you know Wipeout?" If you couldn't play it, you weren't really a drummer.
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  2. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Oh yea, "wipeout"...yea...sometimes "dirty water" was a necessity..actually I miss that song..
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  3. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    And as a drummer, I always insisted on the DC5 version of Do You Love Me. It was more fun to play.
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  4. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    Walk of Life
    Green Grass and High Tide
    Free bird
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Hold on Loosely,
    I could list many more, but I'm just burned out so they all sound hard and tiresome.

  5. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2004
    More songs in cowboy chord predictability like G, C, D etc

  6. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Iowa City, IA
    I never played Old Time R and R, but I would have hated it right off the bat. It plods. It has a sing-song, nursery-rhyme quality in its deep structure (not on the surface, of course).

    In my day, the equivalent for me was Your Mama Don't Dance, and Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu. These are like uncanny valley versions of rock and roll.
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  7. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    I was in a band that did "Mad World" by Tears For Fears. What a BORING song.
    The tempo is lugubrious and the mopey sing-song melody, both verse and chorus, never stray from the same tonal center.
    We didn't have a keyboardist, so I played Ebow on it which, for me, only accentuated the flaws I've listed. Ugh. I can't even listen to the song anymore.

  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I'm sick of all the classic bar band songs.
    I play in lots of bar bands, but we generally avoid the, uh, classics unless requested.
    Once requested, we cheerfully and competently execute them.
    The songs, not the requestors.
    I really hate the maudlin ones.
    Green Green Grass Of Home, nothing to like about it, boring to play, simplistic, and maudlin.
    Statue Of A Fool is another.
    He Stopped Loving Her Today, especially the recitation, complete with high pitched female cooing, retch.
    Can't You See, snore.
    Wagon Wheel, a fresh-ish one to, uh, love.
    Folsom Prison.
    Blessedly, I still don't mind Silver Wings and Amarillo.
    Small miracle, I suppose.
    Last edited: May 2, 2017
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  9. ccotton

    ccotton TDPRI Member

    Jun 6, 2016
    for me it's any time fan or bandmate asks if we can play "some Nirvana." Just never been a fan.

  10. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 29, 2003
    There are a few songs I absolutely detest playing because they are hackneyed and cliche and just ... I could go on.

    And then, I remember I'm being paid to get people dancing so they get thirsty and buy more beer and whatnot. We don't put the songs in the set list, but if someone requests one of them, and they always seem to, we play it. We aren't there for our own amusement. We're there to amuse others and if Brown-Eyed Girl amuses them, so be it...

  11. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jul 2, 2015
    The first time we got together to play, a jamming buddy wanted to do "Hotel California"; I politely but flatly refused. There's never a first time for some things. :)
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  12. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I'm a Blues player and do a fair amout of pick-up gigs.
    For me, selection A1A on the Blues Jukebox From Hell is Messin' With The Kid.
    Nobody knows when to play that unison line, so they just do it at the end of EVERY chorus.
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  13. wulfenganck

    wulfenganck Tele-Holic

    Aug 18, 2015
    Seligenstadt, Germany
    Sweet Home Alabama. I dislike it that much that I'd immediately quit a band playing it.
    There are other songs, but this is the one absolute no-go for me.

  14. Walker

    Walker Tele-Holic

    Jan 18, 2007
    This is why people love DJs

  15. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    Sometimes songs, like language mutate, even Jr. Wells performed it that way eventually.

  16. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    Lodi. No reason except our band butchers that song. I cringe every time it comes up. The rest of the guys like it. I like the song, it's just our version that gags me.

  17. Scotty 2

    Scotty 2 Tele-Holic

    Jun 22, 2007
    Any modern country music,,,it sounds like bad rock and roll
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  18. telecastertodd

    telecastertodd Tele-Meister

    Dec 9, 2015
    Way out West
    "Sweet Child o' Mine" by G & R.

    It's just overplayed, and people seem so amazed that anyone but Slash can pull off that opening riff.

    I will say that it seems to be a sort of mating call for a certain strata of society. The dance floor fills with drunks.

  19. bowman

    bowman Friend of Leo's

    Sep 15, 2006
    Framingham, MA
    There are a lot of songs on my "please God, not again" list. Here are the first three that popped into my head: Wonderful Tonight, Sweet Home Alabama, Ramblin' Man.

  20. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 21, 2016

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