Ultimate Classic Rock Set List

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  1. bgmacaw

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    Maybe, but you're in the UK (right?) so the set list would be different there.

    I suppose some parts of the US would would have differences too. While a band here in the Southeast might play Skynyrd or Allman Brothers, a band in the Northeast might play some Springsteen or Dropkick Murphys
     
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    True that. Cocker, for example, grew up a couple of streets away from my mum so I heard him A LOT growing up!!
     
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    This is a good cover version of an Eagles song.
     
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    Allman Brothers - Whipping Post :D


    Not sure how you can have a classic rock list without it.
     
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    Left to our own devices ... our favourites would be:

    After midnight
    The Letter
    Alright now
    Shake your money maker
    Day Tripper
    Cocaine (what else to follow that!)
    Ziggy Stardust
    Time
    Fortunate son
    Honky Tonk women
    Cowboy song
    Route 66
    Achy Breaky Heart ( I know, I know ...)
    Too much monkey business
    Move on up (I know again ... but with good keys (or better horns) it's a great classic tune)
     
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    Gibson, Martin, Fender - The Pirates[1]
    Doctor, Doctor - UFO
    She Does It Right - Dr. Feelgood
    Overkill - Motorhead[2]
    Beer Drinkers - ZZ Top/Motorhead
    Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions
    Are You Ready To Rock - Michael Schenker Group
    Anarchy.../God Save - Sex Pistols
    Urban Guerilla - Hawkwind









    [1] Also 'Please Don't Touch', 'Shakin' All Over', ' Drinkin' Wine ( Spo-De-Oh-De)', 'Lonesome Train', basically, any 'Micking' your guitarist is capable of.
    [2] If your drummer can play the bass beats. If not, 'Ace Of Spades', 'Orgasmatron', 'Eat The Rich', 'Don't Need Religion', 'One More Fsck1ng Time'
     
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    Mississippi Queen- Mountain
    Roller-April Wine
    Talk to ya Later-The Tubes
    The One Thing-INXS
    Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings-Zz Top
    Paperback Writer-The Beatles
    Let It Rock-Chuck Berry
     
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    Totally forgot we also play Last Dance with Mary Jane, as well as Running Down a Dream. All fun to play. We also merge part of Free Fallin into "Best Friend's Girl" for fun, similar to adding "ROCK in the USA" after the solo in "What I Like About You"
     
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    A few songs that are not overplayed and have a great danceable groove:

    Long Cool Woman with a Black Dress (Hollies)
    Green River (CCR)
    Get Back (Beatles)
    Tumblin Dice (Stones)
     
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    Good call for this accompanying thread, as for all the ones I immediately change the dial from over-play, there's way more of the big ones I'll still listen to anytime, every time, all the way thru, despite the over-playing ....

    All Along the Watchtower, Hendrix
    Purple Rain, Prince
    We Don't Get Fooled Again, the Who
    Southern Man, Neil Young (and all Neil, really)
    Sweet Chile O Mine, G&R
    Do It Again, Steely Dan
    Like A Rolling Stone, Dylan
    Southbound, Jessica, Ramblin' Man; Allman Brothers
    Jet, McCartney
    Can't You Hear Me Knockin', Stones
    Ziggy Stardust, Bowie
    Born To Run, Springsteen
    Hey Jude/Revolution, Beatles (and most, but not all, Beatles)

    so many more ...
     
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    folks can and will make the "overplayed to death" argument, but my experience has been that if the gals can't sing along, they won't dance...and if the ladies aren't dancing, the men sure as heck aren't. Empty dancefloor sends a message that's hard to ignore - I have always suggested that the set-list be built around sing-along friendly tunes that your target audience knows and loves. I loathe and despise Elvis, but "Jailhouse Rock" will get folks dancing...so will "gimme three steps", "Rockin' in the free world" and "Honky Tonk Women" - all older and arguably overplayed.

    Lots of musicians will make the argument that they don't want to hear song X or Y ever again, and they want to play the fantastic-but-seldom-heard deep cut off of the blah-blah album...and that's fine, but if your goal is paid gigging, you have to deliver what the people want.
     
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    A good dance groove will get people dancing whether they know the song or not. That's my opinion. I constantly argue about this with my bandmates. They always advocate for familiar popular songs that people can sing along with. I always argue the groove is way more important. Does it make you tap your foot or not?
     
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    True. I've played the first two at gigs and they've always gotten people dancing.
     
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    Been there and done all of that too many times the first time around. Truth be known, I no longer want to hear any club band slog through that stuff nor tune it in on the radio. I'm certainly not willing to pay cover for it. It was fun back in the day, but that was 4+ decades ago.
     
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    Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant.
    The Clash - London Calling.
    The Who - My Generation.
    The Jam - The Modern World.
    Dr Feelgood - Because You're Mine.
    The Stranglers - No More Heroes.
    Television - Torn Curtain.
    The Stooges - Loose
    MC5 - Human Being Lawnmower.
    T Rex - Jeepster.
    David Bowie - Rock 'N' Roll Suicide.

    A few favourites.
     
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    Page 2 and no Thin Lizzy?

    The Boys Are Back In Town was/is my favourite CR song to sing and play on. Dames love it, too.
     
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    We used to cover I’ll Be Your Sister and Motörhead’s Louie Louie.
     
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    Most of the time I see a band playing obscure songs it's because one person in the band likes it but often the others don't. That usually results in a non-foot-tapping worthy situation. In one extreme case in a friend's band, two members actually left the stage when the singer performed his favorite song.
     
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    "Slog through" is how many Tired Old Dad bands perform these songs. Zzzzzzz.

    I have heard bands to a good job of them though.
     
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    The biggest problem with Classic Rock is not the tunes, it’s the lazy, half fast, uninspired, insipid version of them that most bands play.
     
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