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

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  1. cyclopean

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    We do Long Cool Woman. I play the solo on the recording. At 16 I could not sing it but at 67 I can. Weird.
     
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    Last cover I figured out was a medley of::

    * Take Me Out to the Ball Game
    * Centerfield
    * Baby Shark

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    But more seriously, I've been working with a folk, rock, Americana acoustic trio. It gives a little leeway to not have to do all the standard songs. I think the people who like us are more receptive to hearing something new. That said, I've noticed from gigs that we really need to be doing more upbeat and commonly known songs and space out the more obscure covers. No need for Brown Eyed Girl but our "to be learned" list at the moment includes some Janis, Kacey Musgraves, Dixie Chicks and Pink. One of the singers suggests some pretty obscure stuff -- which in general I'm OK with -- but some of them just aren't fun songs to play. They may be good from a songwriting standpoint but five minutes of slow D > C > G > G in 3/4 time is not going to cut it.
     
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    We have recently worked up the following:

    Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty
    Mercury Blues - Alan Jackson
    All Over The Road - Easton Corbin
    Tennessee Whiskey - More Stapleton than Jones
    Dust on the Bottle - David Lee Murphy
    Walk of Life - Dire Straits
     
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    We've added a few oldies lately...
    Ordinary World...Duran Duran
    Get Down on It...Kool & The Gang
    Keep on Rocking in the Free World...Neil Young
     
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    still just banging away at that angelic upstarts song.
     
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    Just worked these up:
    Just Like Dynamite by Roomful of Blues
    Jingle Bell Rock (for Dec 20 Christmas gig)
     
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    You Can’t Do That Beatles
    I Call Your Name - Beatles
    Devil I Her Heart - Beatles
    Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes - Edison Lighthouse
    Glad Tidings - Van Morrison
    Already Gone - Eagles
     
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    Me too. Trying to play the parts of two guitars with my limited skill and sing at the same time is a real challenge. At least nobody boo’ed me the last time I tried. Polite, restrained applause. Didn’t look up to see there was any grimacing.
     
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    And for fun, we're going to play I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett) at my NYE party - totally unrehearsed with a singer we've never played with. But no worries, it's a private party with a bunch of friends, so even if it's rough we'll be fine (it's kind of an inside joke deal, so all in fun)

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    I just learned the iconic first guitar solo on Comfortably Numb: not for the band but just bcuz I love it.
     
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    Well, we knocked out a ska version of Aulde Lang Syne for New Year's Eve. It would be pushing it a bit to say that we'd worked on it. We played it through once before the gig. And now I am able to announce that we have reached the rock and roll nadir. Our singer talked us into playing The Hokey Cokey after Aulde Lang Syne. We couldn't bring ourselves to even run through it together before hand. As he said afterwards, that was when there were most people were on the dancefloor. Fair point, but just hope to god that nobody videoed it. Please no.
     
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