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I hate wagon wheel

Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by T Prior, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Mike Simpson

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    I like this version...

     
  2. Dan R

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    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.
     
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    Not even being half-written by Bobo Dylan could save that tune.
     
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  4. SRHmusic

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    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. :lol: 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.)
     
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    rand z Friend of Leo's

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    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.
     
  6. Bryan A

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    well, that’s the original version, so it’s got that definitely going for it
     
  7. T Prior

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    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. :)
     
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  9. Ignatius

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    It’s not a bad song but it has become the new Mustang Sally for cover bands around here.
     
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  10. bendercaster

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    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.
     
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  11. Rustbucket

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    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!
     
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  12. McGlamRock

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    Not my favorite tune either but I dig that bender intro, sounds great!
     
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  13. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I like the OCMS version.
    It’s an easy campfire singalong.
    The Hootie version, not at all.
     
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    Am I livin' in a bubble, or has Wagon Wheel never rolled through Canada? Comrades, what's your experience?
     
  15. T Prior

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    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 ! :eek:
     
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    I ate a lot of these when I was a kid:
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    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.
     
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    I love that song lol.



    Better than the original!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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