Lamest song you ever played with a cover band?

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  1. regularslinky

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    At the risk of closing this thread immediately, I'll go first:

    "Party All The Time" by Eddie Murphy. Yes, that Eddie Murphy - it was a collaboration between him and Rick James (!) and a minor hit in the mid 80's.

    I'm a nice guy so I won't post a link - but it filled the dance floor!
     
  2. Mjark

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    Achy Breaky I guess.
     
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    Roadhouse Blues followed closely by Sweet Home Alabama.
     
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    That would make two of us! What was the record buying or listening public thinking when THAT became a hit? :rolleyes:
     
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    Never played in a cover band so I'm going to say zero minutes is the longest song I've played in a cover band
     
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    No song is lame if I am playing it.

    ;p
     
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    The female singer and one of our guitarists keep wanting to do "I Will Survive" but that usually is time for a bathroom/party break in the set at our weekly jam night. Ugh, just awful.
     
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    Make me the third in that club...
     
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    Sweet Home Alabama, that song is just so monotone and it goes on and on and on...

    It almost made me rip out the five way switch from my strat so it doesn't have THAT tone again.
     
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    Mustang Sally. The worst bar cover song ever. I like Wilson Pickett's version, but it is so tired, I hope to never play it again.
     
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    LOL we don't play any lame music in my band.... :D

    We play Texas music down here. If someone wants to hear Sweet Home Alabama, I tell them to hit Interstate 10 and drive East 3 States.

    A band I was in 25 years ago tho I hated playing My Sharona. Eek....
     
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    Twisting the Night Away. Never again.
     
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    We play a venue fairly regularly where they love that song and keep requesting it. I've played it four times now and I felt violated each time.

    A couple of months ago we played at a wedding anniversary where they'd requested 'Lady In Red'. Our singer did an excellent job and it actually ended up sounding like a half decent song.

    Fair enough: he who pays the piper calls the tune, but it doesn't stop me wishing that members of the public would improve the quality of their requests. :rolleyes:
     
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    I played at a wedding once about 6 years ago where the band played Achy Breaky and the crowd went wild. First time I had ever played it.

    Later on the band played Sweet Home Alabama (cringe) but instead of finishing the song I stepped up to the mic and segued into Werewolves of London. Behind every cloud etc etc.
     
  19. Larry F

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    I don't remember having a grand champion of lame songs. Rather, a particular song would gradually get on our nerves, eventually getting to the point where we just couldn't stand it anymore. Sometimes it would be an OK song, but the way that we played it didn't add anything to the experience. Two such songs were Eight Days a Week and the Dead's Casey Jones. Both just kind of loped along. Oh, then there was Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu.

    On the other hand, there sometimes would be a song that is pure drivel-cheese, but for some reason, we would really look forward to playing it. Yes, I am talking about Yakety Sax.
     
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    Holy cow, we had that requested at a retirement community deal we did a couple months back! Thank god we didn't know it.... :D
     
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