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Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by T Prior, Jan 25, 2021.
I like this version...
T Prior, what I would do if I were forced to play this horrible dreck is sing the first verse and play the rest with some B Bender flourish, then possibly segue into another song. You've met the request of the crowd and played something that you can enjoy.
Not even being half-written by Bobo Dylan could save that tune.
We do a version of Tenn. Whiskey with our slide guitar player and keep a laid back blues feel but with some stops, etc. Gets kind of intense sometimes. Interesting what you can do with a two chord song and a good singer. I'd take that over Wagon Wheel. Maybe we need a bender in it, too. Now I have to go look up Friend of the Devil.
(BTW, not to steer the thread off, but look for the Playing For Change version of The Weight on YouTube. I didn't really like the song, from my memory of hearing a lot on the radio, but these folks have a pretty fresh take on it.)
It's ok, but I've never been interested in performing it...
Imo, there's a lot of good cover material out there to be reworked and made your own.
Wagon Wheel is just one of the many.
well, that’s the original version, so it’s got that definitely going for it
you guys are funny, I don't much care one way or the other what each of us plays, likes or don't like ! Seeing this is the BENDER page , not the General Tele page, I just thought I would wake everyone up , get the blood moving. Pick up your Benders and hack away !
If someone is a beginning Bender picker, W Wheel may be the perfect outlet to get started.
It’s not a bad song but it has become the new Mustang Sally for cover bands around here.
T Prior--I like where you are going with this. I do the same thing. It's definitely more enjoyable for me to use a song like this as vehicle for some bender playing, but sometimes it turns into something the crowd likes too. We a do cover of These Boots are Made for Walking that I use my Bender on and we get compliments on the arrangement everytime we play.
I appreciate and understand where you were trying to go with this thread, but I’d suggest using a less polarizing song or less of a click-bait type thread title next time if that’s what you’re after. Bend on!
Not my favorite tune either but I dig that bender intro, sounds great!
I like the OCMS version.
It’s an easy campfire singalong.
The Hootie version, not at all.
Am I livin' in a bubble, or has Wagon Wheel never rolled through Canada? Comrades, what's your experience?
Ha ! Nahh , this isn't about the song, never was !
Maybe tomorrow I'll do a clip of Brown Eye'd Girl on the Bender !
I ate a lot of these when I was a kid:
It’s the anthem for the Shenandoah valley also. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to mix bands playing that damn song. Hate it with a passion.
I love that song lol.
Better than the original!
I play it on a B Bender. I checked and it seems to make set lists over 2 hrs. We played some long sets last Nov but I don’t remember playing it.
I don’t love playing it, but it sure is reliable for getting civilian on the dance floor. I just keep reminding myself that it’s partly a Dylan song and then it’s slightly cooler.