What cover songs have you been working on (for your band) most recently?

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  1. DavidP

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    We're an original punk band.

    Working on Turning Japanese. Fun one to drop into a show now and again.

    Last rehearsal we spontaneously broke into a version of The Breakup Song. Our drummer is an upstate NY guy and knew all the lyrics. It was ramshackle and awesome. Unplanned. None one really knew it or practiced it. I could see us doing it at a show.
     
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    Man you guys are playing some oldies these days. Kudos to doing a true 80s tune-- "Take on Me".
    Double kudos to doing a super current Billie Eilish tune. C'mon people, if you're going to do covers I think
    you gotta think about doing some more contemporary stuff. It's not all bad, not at all!

    I'm in an instrumental funk/jazz-funk band, so this is the one we're working on right now:

     
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    had to write all this out for the kids
     
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    I can play the intro and chords of Long Cool Woman but I do not have the right tempo, I am too slow.
     
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    A few we haven’t done in a reheasal yet but I’ve worked up are:

    1. Don’t Worry About Me ~Robben Ford.
    2. Worried Life Blues ~Micheal Landau
    3. Manic Depression ~Jimi H
    4. Spanish Castle Magic ~Jimi H
    5. Everything ~Matt Schofield

     
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    Mr Brightside. Catnip for the millennials here.
     
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    My main focus is originals but I usually do at least 25% covers in a gig. A new band has just recently formed around my repertoire. It's a dirty blues band. The covers we have been working on are:

    - Steamy Windows, Tony Joe White
    - White Freight Liner, Townes Van Zandt
    - Spoonful, Howling Wolf

    Some of the originals veer off into a Hill Country Blues sort of a vibe.
     
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    Yep, I don't get it, but that song goes over bigger than anything we play. Killer riff, took me months to nail it.
     
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    I Want You Back by the Jackson Five. It’s actually a tricky one since there are a lot of changes. And we are totally not that kind of band at all. But it kills live. People LOVE it. I got the idea when I saw The Replacements do it. If they can play it, anyone can.
     
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    “Jackson” (Johnny & June version)
    and Hank Williams’ “Why Don’t You Love Me” (both for my daughter’s band)
     
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    That would be a great song to cover and do your own thing with it!
     
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    I thought of something you might find interesting.
    Both Drinking Problem and Burnout, both slow songs by Midland, consistently fill the dance floor every time. We've been doing them for about a year now. People really love them.
    At our favorite bar, one of the bartenders, a 30 something real looker of a girl, comes out from behind the bar and stands off to the side of the dance floor, watching and singing along, with this huge smile that just turns me on and makes me sing with more enthusiasm and heart than I normally would. Both songs. She tells me she just loves Midland. I love it.
     
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    We do a few Gram Parsons era Americana songs to get people dancing. The only cover we recorded was Springsteen's "State Trooper".
    Our version is a bit different than his.
     
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    for the halloween show:

    every day is halloween

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    we are normally very sparing about covers and will go many shows without doing one.

    the only other one we really have right now is solidarity by the angelic upstarts.

    also synth pop ministry is the best ministry.
     
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    Midland is one of those new country bands that I really like. I'm NOT into a lot of the new Nashville stuff personally, but the clients we work with are. So it's always a challenge to find new music that we like to perform and the client likes to dance to. Midland is one of those bands that checks both boxes. I love "Mr. Lonely" and I can easily see the dance floor packed with this one.
     
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    Yea man, those guys got it all. Love the Nudie suit stuff they're sporting too.
    As far as the new stuff, most of what I'm hearing on Philly's one and only country radio station is garbage. Dosent even resemble country music. But, there is that small portion of it that is really good, that keeps me coming back for more.
    John Pardi (Dirt on my Boots, Head Over Boots) and Luke Combs (When it Rains it Pours) are working well for us.
     
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