Cover an entire album from beginning to end?

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  1. TheGoodTexan

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    If you haven't noticed... all the rage right now on YouTube is for teenage garage bands to cover a classic grunge-era album from beginning to end, in a single take. I've seen a few do Nirvana and a pretty cool one covering The Smashing Pumpkins' album Siamese Dream. I saw one covering a Weezer album too.

    Got me to thinking...

    I'd love to do that with ZZ Top's album, Rio Grande Mud. Find a bass player and a drummer who, maybe don't care anything about gigging, or don't have time for it... but want to get together and play some for the fun of it... and then learn the entire album as a band, and just hit go on the crappy phone camera and cover the whole thing.

    Rock and Roll
     
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    Heck, I’d give it a listen! Get after it Good Tex!
     
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    Your Rio Grande Mud tribute idea sounds great!
    RGM is easily my favorite ZZ Top album.
    The songs really flow into one another on it, IMO.
    That album always sparks a silly memory.
    I cassette taped that album on a portable recorder, over the air.
    This was 1971-72, and I played that cassette while I scraped and re-painted the exterior of my (parent’s) house.
    I was 14.
    I LOVE that album.
    Billy Gibbons got the best Les Paul and Strat tones ever committed to vinyl, IMO.
     
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    Phish does this a lot or used to....

    Last year at Lockn' Tedeschi Trucks played the entire Layla album! It was awesome! See if you can find it!
     
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    I need to get my Les Paul back up and running. It needs some fretwork.
     
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    I haven't seen it, but I did see an interview with Derek Trucks recently where he talked about it and the gear he used on the gig.
     
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    Old Crow Medicine Show's cover of Blonde on Blonde is one of my favorite albums of all time.

    Go for it!
     
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    I think it’s cool, both for you tubers and pros. In the streaming era, anything we can do to make people appreciate a full album is okay in my book.
     
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    This is impressive.
     
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    You guys should look up a band called the Easy star All stars, who cover complete albums by Pink Floyd, Radiohead, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. But do so in reggae.

    When I'm sixty four


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    Now if I could cover an entire album from an artist I admire?


    Tough one, I have to get back to you guys about that but I won't do a note perfect rendition, I'd put my own spin on things.
     
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    Wow. I can't imagine attempting such a project. You guys rock big time.
     
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    Fill in the blanks. Paint by numbers. Easier than writing and creating your own music.

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    well, different.

    We did the Joe Walsh live record about 25 years ago... it was super fun and very hard work to get it all together... being accurate is work and skill...

    it is the difference between free skating in figure skating and doing 'school figures'... both are hard and require skill and tons of practice... they are very different kinds of skills...
     
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    I can play and quote the lyrics (I can’t say it’s “singing” and be intellectually honest on this site) to sides 1 and 4 of “Layla, and Other Love Songs” clear through. I’m looking for a bassist and drummer who can do the same (and actually sing).
    The title song is most difficult but I do finish it with a warble.
    I’m a Legend in my own mind.
     
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    Do Eliminator next
     
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    You can do it... youcandoit.gif
     
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    Sounds like fun, Gov't mule have been doing this for decades and do a great job of it.
    They do a different album every new years if I remember correctly.
     
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    A band I was in, in the late ‘80s, covered the second side of Abbey Road. Mad fun.
     
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