Cover an entire album from beginning to end?

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  1. Warren Pederson

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    Take a listen to "Dub Side of The Moon" by the Easy Allstars. Entire Darkside of the Moon
    Reggae style, its awesome
     
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    Dream Theater and Primus do that professionally. I love it, personally!
     
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    Plenty of albums to choose from.... an endless source of material...

    saves making stuff up, I suppose....:rolleyes::D
     
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    I’d do Willie’s Red Headed Stranger if I had to pick one
     
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    Eagles are going to tour the Hotel California album. It's not just garage bands doing it.
     
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    Well, now that I slept on it, I have made a decision on what album I should cover, it could only be THAT one.
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    THAT album awoke the musician in me, I was just a little tyke when it came out but no joke when I saw them on TV it was like a religious experience. My own Beatles-at-Sullivan moment.

    Most recently I started writing song in that vein.




    So yeah, THAT would be the one, no doubt about it.
     
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    I've done it with my own albums!
    I hired a drummer awhile ago and he learned the material off the albums, do we did the sets that way.
    1st album, first set. 2nd album, 2nd set.
     
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    If you meant that to be funny... I get the joke. If you meant it to be serious, It's still something worth consideration.
     
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    I do a lot of that too, that is writing and creating my own music. I even have a group of friends that performs some of my songs. I play bass with them sometimes.

    But, I do like playing great music by other people too.

    Isn't this a cool world that we live in? ...that we can choose to pursue several endeavors at the same time?
     
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    I put on 'The Band', the other day and played along, using my Reso and a capo, for all those piano-friendly keys. It was a lot of fun and sparked my creativity (I wrote a song in that style). Couldn't imagine playing all those great tunes note-for-note, though....I would find that stifling. Close- is close enough. :)
     
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    I've done 'torture tests' playing numerous Ventures albums top-to-tail - even more daunting since it's all leads/melodies!

    The Smithereens did a whole-album cover of Meet The Beatles. And yes, they still tuned down 1/2 step for that one ;)
     
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    The Andy Timmons band do a great start to finish cover of Sgt. Pepper - and as it's all instrumental in a 3-piece setting, it's cleverly re-worked, rather than a slavish copy.
     
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    I disagree. Albums on which every song is a winner are few and far between. Also, the flow of the entire album needs to work as a whole. It's kind of a lost art. I think I've posted here before about double-shots; pairs of songs that were back-to-back on the album, and if you play one, you just "have" to play the other.

    That said, I've often thought of doing this, but never find the time. Consequently, there are several albums on my bucket list to do as a "Night of..." kind of show.

    Everybody knows In A Gadda Da Vida, but guess what? There are five first-rate psychedelic pop songs on Side 1. I'd love to re-create this album end-to-end, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Erik Brann's playing wasn't normal blues-based rock, it's very jazzy. I even built a FuzzRite clone in case I ever get around to doing this.

    The Cars: A 2-set show of the their first two albums. Bonus points for TWO must-have double shots: "You're All I've Got Tonight" and "Bye Bye Love" from the first album, and "Shoo Be Doo" and "Candy-O" from the second. "Dangerous Type" may be the an time-greatest concert closer; repeat and build to infinity.

    The Pretenders: Play their first album straight through. 2nd set would be a "best of" "Pretenders II" and "Learning To Crawl".

    Martha And The Muffins: "Dansparc" is the best album by my favorite obscure Canadian new wave band. It was a very studio-produced (by then-unknown Daniel Lanois) album so it would be a challenge to figure out how to play all the songs in a period-correct fashion, though not necessarily just like the album.

    Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense": How awesome would it be to re-create THAT? Sadly, I (nor anybody I know) haven't the talent to pull it off.
     
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    I think it’s great. Full albums have taken a back seat to downloading individual songs. I think the production of albums, the track order, the recording, mixing, etc.... are part of the magic of it all. I’m glad to known younger people are listening to more than just what is shoved in front their faces and looking deeper. I have a 18 and 16 year old granddaughters who, unless they were trapped in my car never heard a full album.
     
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    Back in the 70's I could play & sing every song on the Eagles, Desperado album as a solo act.
     
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    I recently heard Dweezil do Hot Rats.
     
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    I was serious. What would the joke be? I love that album. Am I in the minority?
     
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