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Classic Rock

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Tobach!, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Tobach!

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    Im in a classic rock band, we do some blues and own material, we have some songs to cover, ie "rocks" by primal scream, "hard to Handle" by the black crowes, "Jumpin Jack" by the stones, "same old song and dance" by Aerosmith, "highh Voltage"-AC/DC, you get the idea. any suggestion of some songs/bands to cover?
     
  2. mlove3

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    I play in a classic rock cover band too. these tunes are proven to get an audience dancing and/or into it:

    Laid by james - chicks dig this song and it's easy
    pick 5 Tom Petty hits, like runnin down a dream, maryjane, free fallin, change of heart, etc..
    play that funky music
    walk this way aerosmith
    lagrange - people dance to it, it's a fun shuffle
    don't stop beleivin - we don't do this one but people won't stop requesting it
    livin on a prayer - ditto
    what i like about you - romantics
    every rose has its thorn or patience
    any uptempo beatles tune
    melt with you
    get off my cloud -stones
    mony mony
    jenny jenny
    louie louie (just kiddin, couldn't resist)

    my only advice is do NOT make the mistake of doing 'b-sides', good songs from the same record that were not hits. it'll be cool for the musicians but not cool for the audience or bar owner, they want recognizable hits. period.
    give the people what they want. good luck.
     
  3. CraigL

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    I'm not a fan of the song, but "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger livens up even the deadest crowd. Other songs that people like -

    - Sweet Home Alabama
    - Shook Me All Night Long
    - Brown-eyed Girl
    - La Bamba
     
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    Always surprised me, but "Wooly Bully" always got the best response.
     
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    you need some zepp in there, and Louie Louie.

    Is guns and roses classic rock yet?
     
  6. Brad Pittiful

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    primal scream is classic rock...whoda thunk that
     
  7. jmaul

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    I guess if you are 14, some of their stuff is OLDER THAN YOU.

    I just found out about this awesome CLASSIC ROCK band, NIRVANA!
     
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    I don't think "Classic Rock" is defined by how old it is, but if it's devoid of any punk influence. Hence, Black Crowes are CR, and Nirvana isn't.
     
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    I just take it to be very literal. The statute for a classic car or motorcycle is 20 or 25 years?

    ...then I think there needs to be a certain timelessness to the work as well. Obviously we dont think of a pinto as a classic car.

    I have a hard time with labels though because this human need for classifying things down to the most granular level becomes absolutely preposterous in almost every sector, like all of the subgenres of Hardcore which is a subgenre of punk which is a subgenre of Rock. I'm pretty much just cool with Rock. I don't have needs being served by debating the difference between "indie" and "lo-fi".

    And hey, while we're on the subject, there is a dead spider smeared on my wall, and I was going to clean it off, but now I'm thinking it might be ART, and I wouldn't want to destroy a piece of ART...
     
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    Petty always works, Doors if you can sing it,The Ramones, Creedence.
     
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    I saw Uriah Heep last sunday, it doesn't get more classic rock than that.

    But they were good, loved that roar of the Hammond as it swirled across the field of the Bospop festival.
     
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    Learn some Free, and some SRV.
     
  13. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

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    Allman Brothers
    Bad Company
    Doobie Brothers
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Deep Purple
    Steve Miller
    David Bowie
    .38 Special
    Atlanta Rhythm Section
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Eagles
    Foreigner
    Hollies
    Journey
    Dire Straits
    Queen
    ZZ Top

    just off the top of my head....
     
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    :lol: doh!

    the ramones are not classic rock...there may be more than 25 since their first release but in no way should they be labeled classic rock...punk rock yes classic rock no
     
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    What? No love for The Who?

    One really cheesy song that could be cool is Renegade by Styx. I heard this band do it one night and the crowd went absolutely nuts. I guess it kind of depends on the age of the crowd, though.

    Don't forget the Steppenwolf!

    Anything by Prince, while not orthodox classic rock, always gets the ladies movin'.
    -Mr. N.
     
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    Play some Thin Lizzy!!!
     
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    Yardbirds, anything
    Spirit, I got a line on you
    Moby Grape, Omaha
    Vanilla Fudge, You keep me hangin on
    Fleetwood Mac, Black magic woman
    Link Wray, Rumble

    Just off the top of my pointed little head...
     
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    T. Rex
    The Velvet Underground
    The Mothers of Invention, when you can't play Free Bird anymore.
     
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    Give T Rex 20th Century Boy a go.
     
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    CCR , Dr Feelgood, Petty, maybe a 70's Quo (please! - nothing later! ) , some Bad Co,

    Perhaps, ask yourself - what would you want to hear/what would your partner/sister/mother like to hear/dance to. Maybe.
     
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