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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by IMadeYouReadThis, May 26, 2019.
This thread has jumped the Baby Shark!
Oh no, what have I started now?
Oh well, that's a definite for the next London Jam, then...
You mean covers of those songs by every local band at the corner bar don't grate on you? Or just the original recordings?
do you play in a regularly gigging band? If so, do you really think that everyone in your band likes everything that the band plays?
I don't think anyone should tell you what to watch. I was just curious about why you think it's appropriate to song shame people who have regular gigs, for which, occasionally a person might have to just gut it up and play.
But maybe you've got the magical unicorn band where everyone likes to play exactly the same thing you play. Every song, all night long, every gig.
Yeah, that could happen.
This was my first introduction to Darius Rucker as a country singer. Afterwards, I thought his country career was a joke. I'm not sure of the timeline For Hootie, Burger King, and his country music.
As far as Wagon Wheel goes, it is a good tune. Much better than some other country music I've heard. I definitely do not think of him as a joke anymore.
I only learned recently that there's a Darius version. Not an improvement.
If I didn't understand English I might like the song. But come on. "Rock me, mama, like a wagon wheel, rock me, mama, any way you feel"? Puh-LEEEEZ!
I do enjoy playing lead over it while someone else sings. Then I'm too busy to listen to the words.
Is that the Staind guy ?
Many reasons to dislike him.
His one-dimensional talent is just the beginning...
Every time I suffer through this song, I desperately want them to sing "rock me mama like a southbound train, rock you mama like a hurricane".
Do southbound trains really rock differently than northbound, eastbound, or westbound trains?
Hm. That makes a certain amount of sense. On the other hand, I've quit at least one band because I didn't like the material. And there are a couple of songs that I just refuse to play with anyone - and I make it clear to the other band members. Can't see anything wrong with that! We all have our limits.
(I hate "Wagon Wheel," but not enough to not play it. Just don't expect me to sing it!)
The OCMS version was definitely on all evening-porch-drinking or morning-porch-sobering playlists in my fraternity house back in the day. Which isn't a statement as to how good of a song it is necessarily, but went down well with cheap pilsners at least.
You'd have to ask Mr. Zimmerman
Amen. We do the song. It's a favorite of owners and patrons at one of the best paying gigs we play. If we didn't do it, like not doing You Never Even Called Me by My Name, that would be bad for us.
Our bass player refuses to play Mustang Sally, ever, but we're a strictly traditional country band, so that's not a problem. He also refused to do a song I wanted to do, Dave Edmund's Sweet Little Lisa. Not country, he says. What he doesn't refuse to do though are the songs that the owners of the places we play want us to do.
He knew it was a worthless verse, so he pawned it off on a pack of posers.
Everyone has to figure out those limits- for themselves. Don't need anonymous internet comments to question your choices - that's all I'm saying.
I assume good intentions, but not comfortable with questioning others' choices.
"Wagon Wheel" is one of my favorite songs - whether Darius sings it or whether a guy I know that sometimes sat in with the band I was in sings it (Wyatt Espalin).
It doesn't bother me one bit to play this song live. Unfortunately, due to health issues, my playing days are done.
I enjoy singing harmony as much as playing guitar, and if people are dancing and having fun it brings me joy. So where is the lie in that?