Ultimate Classic Rock Set List

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  1. sax4blues

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    It’s A Long Way To The Top
    Highway To Hell
    Living On a Prayer
    Cocaine
    Fat Bottom Girls
    Turn The Page
    The Needle And The Spoon
     
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    TV Commercial Hits are well known:
    Boys are Back in Town
    Takin’ Care of Business
    Born to be Wild
    and newly admitted- I Want to Break Free
    and other “well known” mention:
    Hot Blooded Foreigner
    Just about any dance-able Stax
    Jet City Woman (for the bass player)
     
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    Exactly my point!!
     
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    La Grange
    Sweat Leaf
    Rebel rebel
    Riders on a storm
    Manic depression
    Psychotic reaction
    When the levee breaks
    Search and destroy
    Let's get ****ed up (Cramps)
    Unbeschreiblich weiblich (Nina Hagen)
    Saturday night (Herman Brood and his wild romance)
    Love rears up its ugly head
    Sabre dance (Toy Dolls)
    Misirlou

    And I dare a cover band to perform this:
     
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    Ahem, Cowboy Song above you in my list :cool:
     
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    Never played it, but campaigned for it. We also played Jailbreak which was a lot of fun.
     
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    I did a search for "Top 1000 Classic Rock Songs" to try to take an unbiased assessment and make sure I didn't overlook some.

    Of those, I still like and tolerate these:
    Hey Jude
    La Grange
    Sultans of Swing
    Most any AC/DC
    Most any Allman Bros
    For What It's Worth
    Fortunate Son
    Over the Hills & Far Away
    I'd Love to Change the World
    Oh Well
    Ohio
    Wind Cries Mary
    American Woman
    Angie
    Honky Tonk Women
    Mississippi Queen
    Jailbreak
    Wild Horses
    Up on Cripple Creek
    Cover of a Rolling Stone
    Amie
    Green River

    I also remembered I will be perfectly content never hearing any of these bands again:
    Styx
    Journey
    The Doors
    Aerosmith
    Van Halen
    Boston
    Kansas
    Styx
    Steve Miller
    Fleetwood Mac (Post Green/Kirwin)
    Moody Blues
    anything from The Wall
    Styx
    Elton John
    Peter Frampton
    Ted Nugent
    Rod Stewart
    U2
    and Styx
     
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    Rock n' Roll Hoochie Koo
    Rikki Don't Lose That Number/Peg (if we're talking ultimate classic rock, you need at least 2 songs from 'The Dan')
    In The Street
    Domino
    And Your Bird Can Sing
    Spill The Wine
    Jet Airliner
    Brown Sugar
     
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    Classic rock is pretty much the soundtrack of the lives of most of the members here. Even if you don’t like a song, if it was popular, chances are it brings back a memory and evokes the era. I don’t mind classic rock and will listen to it in the car. If a song comes on I don’t like, I change the station, but savor the memories.
     
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    Going by the classic rock station here, you'd have to include:
    Steve Miller: "Fly Like An Eagle" and "Jet Airliner"
    Soundgarden: "Black Hole Sun"
    AC/DC: "TNT"
    Billy Squier: "The Stroke"
    KISS: "Rock & Roll All Night"
    Rolling Stones: "Start Me Up"
    Queen: "We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions"
    Who: "Baba O'Riley"

    Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear at least four of those, whether as dj spins or as listener requests.
     
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    Classic rock stuff (whatever that means!) which we've played includes:
    • Paint It Black
    • Jumping Jack Flash
    • Roadhouse Blues
    • People Are Strange
    • Peace Frog
    • Proud Mary
    • Bad Moon Rising
    • Desperado
    • New Kid In Town
    • Life In The Fast Lane
    • Rocking In The Free World
    • Powderfinger
    • Back In The USSR
    • 20th Century Boy
    • Queen B!tch
    • Ziggy Stardust
    • Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
    • London Calling
    • Wish You Were Here
    • Feeling Good
    • All Day And All Of The Night
    • Etc...
    I'd say we've played them pretty well, with a decent amount of kick and some character.
    We've also had a go at a couple of others that we haven't managed to make work:
    • (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    • Sweet Child O'Mine
    • Help!
    • Revolution
    But what gets the best reaction from an audience is what I call the Camp Disco Selection:
    • A Little Respect (Erasure)
    • I Will Survive
    • Long Train Runnin'
     
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    and the last time that commercial really played listener requests was long ago…now the requests are either imaginary, or they’re calls recorded and banked for the next time that the song comes up in a carefully planned rotation.

    classic rock radio is hardly ever live anymore, and jocks aren’t allowed to have listeners program the station by making requests.

    commercial radio personality, programmer, and brand manager for 17 years…it’s the truth.
     
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    I clicked the "Like" button on your quote--its almost perfect. But when you get to Boston, the audience will expect "More Than a Feeling".
     
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    ... which reminds me of another CR song
     
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    On second thought… we may be playing for each other, so…
    Bob Welch Ebony Eyes
    Def Leppard Foolin’
    Pat Travers Boom Boom Out Go the Lights
    And Uncle Ted… have you really listened to the guys chops? In retrospect, he is a straight up genius guitar wizard.
     
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    Lawyers, Guns & Money - Warren Zevon
    96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
    Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
    Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
    Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
    Fat Man in the Bathtub - Little Feat
    Rock Candy - Montrose
    Clampdown - The Clash
    Oh Boy - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
    Travelin' Band - CCR
    Tempted - Squeeze
    Sheena is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
    Funk #49 - The James Gang
    Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
    Shake Shake - The Wildbirds
    Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young with Crazy Horse
    Save it for Later - The English Beat
    Rock and Roll Girl - Paul Collins Beat
    Everybody's Got to Change Sometime - Taj Mahal
    Hey Baby Que Paso - Texas Tornadoes
    In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
    End of the Line - Travelling Wilburys
    Hey Julia/Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley - Robert Palmer
    El Rayo-X - David Lindley & El Rayo X

    The list is in need of some funk but that's a separate thread.

    * Ask me tomorrow and I will post a completely different list.
     
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    Old Time Rock and Roll
    Hit Me With Your Best Shot
     
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    Three pages and no "Keep Your Hands To Yourself? <g>

    In the vast majority of cases, this is true. People want what they know, and they're not interested in hearing anything else.

    OTOH, the trio I'm in now, is doing everything wrong, according to every truism about how to be a successful band I've learned, from gigging for 50 years.

    We do our own arrangements of every song we do, most of which are not the standards that every other band plays, along with about a half-dozen originals. We play some early Bonnie Raitt, obscure John Fogerty, a Patsy Cline rockabilly number, "Satisfaction" done like Buck Owens, Buddy and Julie Miller, Taj Mahal, a straight up cowboy song by Marshall Tucker, etc. We're kind of sloppy, but do have a certain raucous vibe that no one else in the area has.

    We've been busier than any band I've ever been in, even thru the past year, averaging 6-8 gigs/mo. at decent pay. More work than we can handle. I'm not sure why it works, but I'm certainly not going to mess with it. <g>
     
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    Definitely the "5:00 Free-For-All" is legit requests, as I regularly get my suggestions played (and my name mentioned on air). But agreed the rest is programmed. The station has only one on-air personality. She does a good job, but you can't do it all by yourself.
     
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    This. From what I’ve seen, if you can play a good sing-along song, you’ve got the crowd on your side, especially once they’re lubed up a bit.

    With that in mind, and with the understanding that I hate Neil Diamond and Journey, two crowd favorites are:

    Sweet Caroline
    When the Lights Go Down
     
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