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Cover an entire album from beginning to end?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. bcorig

    bcorig Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Great point about In Gadda Da Vida I had the same impression of side one.
    I’m too old to try playing The Pretenders. Hell my heart rate increases just listening to that album. BTW I have to listen to it beginning to end.
     
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    In the late 60's we covered two Beatles albums; Sgt Pepper's which we played in album order, and Abby Road which we played not quite all the songs. It was probably the most time consuming but rewarding band thing I ever did. Of course with all the studio stuff they did some things were a compromise with a 4 piece band. But we all had young good voices and falsetto, that helps. Both albums kind of ran the songs together so that was cool too.... kinda like an opera...

    Abbey Road:
    "Come Together"
    "Something"
    "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
    "Oh! Darling"
    "Octopus's Garden" NOT DONE
    "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
    "Here Comes the Sun"
    "Because"
    "You Never Give Me Your Money"
    "Sun King"
    "Mean Mr. Mustard"
    "Polythene Pam"
    "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window"
    "Golden Slumbers"
    "Carry That Weight"
    "The End"
    "Her Majesty" NOT DONE
     
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  3. bcorig

    bcorig Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I learned that album in Toto in the 90’s but wouldn’t dare attempt it before an audience.
     
  4. thunderbyrd

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    if somebody would cover "tyranny and mutation" by BOC that would be awesome. i'd go see that.
     
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  5. TheGoodTexan

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    Over the years I’ve noticed that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of love for 80s ZZ Top. That doesn’t describe me - I actually enjoy pretty much everything that ZZ Top has released. I just thought you might have been joking about covering that album.

    My rationale for picking Rio Grande Mud is that I’ve had it memorized for 20+ years, and it would led itself really well to the power trio idea... which is how I would record a one-take garage band cover of the album.

    I really just need to find a drummer and bass player (who can sing) and they’re willing to do it for fun.
     
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  6. bcorig

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    They were amazing in their time and I found the Eighties work the most appealing.
    Not to say Rio Grande Mud wasn’t superb.
    I’m not a Drummer or a Bass player and I’m 1900 miles away in Kalifraud I A so that’s that.
     
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    Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe

    ‘‘tis a real thing as nd was Grammy nominated
     
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  8. Twang Deluxe

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    I would like to cover the whole Self Portrait Album from Bob Dylan
     
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    Your gonna need a Strat for this one...

     
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    Led Zeppelin-Song Remains The Same
    Frampton Comes Alive
    Joe Jackson-Look Sharp

    These 3 immediately come to mind.
     
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    Camper van Beethoven covered Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk album like 20 years ago.
     
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    Yessir! Waaaaaay back in nineteen hunderd n ninety eight, I believe it ‘twas, I had the pleasure of seeing Phish cover Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety, right here in lil old Salt Lake City. They busted it out in front of a measly crowd of 4,000 just two nights after a huge sold out Halloween show with 20,000 fans in Las Vegas where their “musical costume” was the Velvet Underground’s album Loaded. I was there also, and it was good and all, but everyone really wanted something like Dark Side. They saved it for the small crowd two nights later, it was awesome, one for the books.
     
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    Here’s my pick.
     
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    Just lil ol' me talkin... but I think a band that could cover a good old album such as Billy Squire "Emotions In Motion" would have a great memorable night for that audience.
     
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    This one would be fun to do:

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    I think this attempt is quite impressive.

     
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    The Analogues-Sgt. Pepper Live

    A must see.
     
  18. TheGoodTexan

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    yep - That’s one that I could right now too. I learned that whole album when it came out, and still regularly bust out “Thorn in My Pride.”

    To do that entire album live in one take, garage band style, would take several more musicians. That might be something to put on the list for further on down the road.
     
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    We did the entire Grease soundtrack when I was kid. Later, it was ABB Fillmore East.

    This is my favourite Easy Star All- Stars:

     
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    There is no entire album that I am anywhere close to knowing how to play. This would require an enormous amount of work.

    Trying to think of where I would start. Maybe a Mississippi John Hurt or Doc Watson album.
     
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