Ultimate Classic Rock Set List

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  1. bgmacaw

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    In response to this thread, Classic rock -- anyone else here hate it?, what would be your ultimate classic rock set list? I mean, songs that average classic rock fans would love to hear, not obscure B sides but hits.

    I'll throw a few out here....

    Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps
    CCR - Proud Mary
    Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
    Black Sabbath - Iron Man (or maybe Paranoid)
    Kinks/Van Halen - You Really Got Me
    AC/DC - Highway to Hell
    Hendrix - Foxy Lady or Purple Haze
    Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
    Otis Redding/Black Crows - Hard To Handle
    Clapton - Cocaine

    ...and many more. Add your choices...
     
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    Roadhouse Blues
    Brown Sugar
     
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    Foreigner - Double Vision
    Cheap Trick - Dream Police
    Loverboy- The Kid is Hot Tonite
    Heart - Magic Man
    BOC- Don’t Fear the Reaper
    Boston - Long Time
     
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    Long Time - Boston
    Shake It Up - The Cars
    Musta Got Lost - J Geils Band
     
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    All those bands work but why not dig a little deeper instead of the obvious hit

     
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    Of course, there's some good stuff out there on album deep cuts and B sides but will they capture the attention of the crowd like a well known song?
     
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    Cheap Trick- Surrender
    Cars - Just What I Needed
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    Here’s mine.
    It’s common stuff that I still like (to play) :

    Brown Sugar - heinous lyrics, but fun to play
    Walk This Way - again, questionable lyrics, but fun to play
    Don’t Fear The Reaper - fun/challenging to play, still
    Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo - fun to play, though I can’t sing it (not good enough), I mash up the Winter/Derringer versions
    Listen To The Music - fun to play and sing
    Tumblin’ Dice - I do the Linda version, the song swings
    Honky Tonk Women - still like it, more than 50 years later, I use my B bender on it
    Eight Days A Week - fun to sing and play
    Dead Flowers - still like it, Keef is fun to try to emulate, the guy rolls, rocks, and swings
    A Hard Days Night - smart, fun to play tune
    I Will - It may not even be rock, love it
    Gimme Three Steps - LS At their Stones-ey-est, played it since I was 15
    Oh Well - fun to play and sing
    Sweet Home Alabama - I know, the ultimate war horse, I try, and largely succeed at mimicking the smart, odd solos
    Peaceful Easy, Take It Easy, Tequila Easy, Already Gone - I know (again), but I use my B bender on em’, so, big fun



    No CCR, Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Boston, Nuge (vomit), Toto (too hard anyways), Santana, Styx (see Nuge), or any hair metal (see Nuge/Styx)

    Thanks for listening.
     
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    Because it's here, I was tempted to say "anything by Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton or John Mayer!"

    But I won't...

    Peter Frampton - I Can't Stand It No More
    The Doors - When The Music's Over
    Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
    Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
    The Who - I Can't Explain
    Cream - Tales of Brave Ulysses
    The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
    Barclay James Harvest - Song For The Dying
    David Bowie - Jean Genie
    T Rex - Get It On

    And many, many more...
     
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    That looks like a list of those songs so overplayed on classic rock radio that I don't want to hear them again, as discussed in the thread about hating classic rock. Just add "Light My Fire" and "Born to be Wild" and I'd have to walk out on that set.
     
  11. bgmacaw

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    Most of the time you hear these songs played at a bar or event, they're done by the Tired Old Dad Band. Zzzzzzzz......

    Some bands can get on stage and put on a great show even if they don't necessarily like all the songs. Others, maybe most, phone in a performance or bicker on stage about songs to play. Nobody wants that, especially venue owners or event organizers.
     
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    Some of those are kind of obscure.

    I suppose you could get away with some John Mayer, although he really isn't classic rock, I guess.
     
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    Proud Mary
    Roadhouse Blues
    Mustang Sally
    Brown Eyed Girl
    Gimme 3 Steps
    Freebird

    Repeat as needed........
     
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    Lots of Stones influence in that set.

    Popular CCR songs played well get the audience's attention but they do get overplayed (badly) a lot.

    Toto. I've thought about trying to learn Africa now that I've got a Boss SY-1.
     
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    From our set list:

    Cars - Best Friend's Girl, Just What I Needed
    Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me, Surrender
    Eagles - Take It Easy, Already Gone
    Heart - Barracuda
    Led Zeppelin - Rock & Roll, Since I've Been Loving You
    Tom Petty - American Girl
     
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    We get it, some people don't like what we like. Please go back to the CR-hate troll thread, and leave us out of it. :D
     
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    Petty is always a good choice. I like the very much overplayed Last Dance With Mary Jane because audiences love it. My wife likes Free Fallin', one of the few non-EDM type songs she likes, so I have to play it.
     
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    The Barclay James Harvest, right?
     
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    Snortin' Whiskey - Pat Travers
    Hush - Deep Purple
    Reelin' in the Years - Steeley Dan
    Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
    Renegade - Styx
    Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    Keep on Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young
    No Matter What - Bad Finger
    A Girl Like You - Smithereens
    Wild Night - Van Morrison
    Hold on Loosely - .38 Special
     
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    This. Just this. Full set.


    And in the next set start and finish every song with this riff. Then you can truly say you ROCK!!!
     
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