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Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: February 28th, 2008, 4:45 pm
by Vic Lewis VL
I was trying to put a song list together of songs I've jammed to.....

SONG LIST

Badge
Substitute
Cindy Incidentally
Stay With Me
London Calling
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
I Fought The Law
All Right Now
Hey Joe
Light My Fire
Up Around The Bend
Roxanne
Can't Stand Losing You


Behind Blue Eyes
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Pinball Wizard
In My Life
Back In The USSR
Under The Bridge
Deja Vu All Over Again
Like A Rolling Stone
Positively 4th Street
Maggie's Farm
All The Young Dudes
Old Rag Blues
Layla (Acoustic)
More Than A Feeling

Nantucket Sleighride
30 Days In The Hole

The top section are the regulars, the middle section are the "well we've had a go at that and we might try it again sometime" songs, and the last two are wishful thinking on my part - no-one ever seems to know them, let alone want to play them! Maybe I'll have to be more proactive and actually teach someone to play them! And one of these days maybe I'll get to play some of MY songs......

:D :D :D

Vic

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: February 29th, 2008, 5:36 am
by cnev
Vic,

Good list, I like most of those on that list and I've been trying to get these guys to play 30 days in the hole too. I need a good tremelo pedal for that one though. it just doesn't sound the same without it.

I don't know Layla so I was thinking of starting that this week with my teacher, it's probably my favorite EC song and since we are already playing Badge, White Room, Sunshine and proabably Strange Brew I might as well learn that one too.

I think we may add Bang a Gong and Rocky Mountain Way since we've played those already and maybe Alright now. I haven't played it with these guys much but it's easy anyway so it wouldn't be hard to learn.

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: February 29th, 2008, 8:01 am
by Laz
katreich wrote:
dhodge wrote:And here I'm thinking I'm the only one I know who covers One More Minute... :wink:

Peace
God, I LOVE that song! Brings a tear to my eye every time.....

Want to do it as a duet in May?

Peace
I'm waiting to hear your version of All Night Long 8)

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 2nd, 2008, 12:35 am
by Sin City Sid
Do a search on youtube for "ybr band" or "yellow brick road". These guys do classic rock covers every weekend here and they pack this very large house, about 400-500 seats and standing room only. The dance floor is pack. Just look at what they play. Everything from queen to Zepp to Van Halen to cheap trick. Should give you an idea of what people will dance to.

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 6th, 2008, 3:11 am
by rparker
cnev, I just ran accross this. Lots of bands listed, and lots with song lists. Thought it might be useful to you.
http://www.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/Ba ... ver_Bands/

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 6th, 2008, 8:17 am
by cnev
Thanks Ray I'll check it out.

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 6th, 2008, 6:06 pm
by Vic Lewis VL
A couple I've personally added to my list of "songs I've got to learn" are a couple of old Bowie Songs - Space Oddity and Starman. I've nailed "Starman" - and put the tab in Easy Songs. Not quite memorised "Space Oddity" yet but I'm not far off.

I should add, I'm trying to put together a set-list of songs I can play on solo acoustic and sing along to, for future open mics, as well as a songlist where I can play mostly rhythm, with some occasional lead, and sing lead or backing vocals!

:D :D :D

Vic

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 7th, 2008, 11:03 am
by cnev
Vic,

Well that's one thing I don't have to worry about singing/playing, I can't do both at the same time and really don't plan on trying. It looks like we are actually going to have a "real" singer come in with the group so we are pretty much set. Tonight will be the first night with the singer and keyboard player.

I love old Bowie stuff he probably was/is my favorite artist if had to list one. Unfortunately I doubt think the group I'm with shares my passion so we won't be playing any Bowie songs, although I'm trying to get them to play Suffragette City since I always thought that kinda rocked. The problem with Bowie is alot/most of his songs don't have solos, so our lead guitartist won't want to play them..

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 7th, 2008, 11:46 am
by rparker
cnev wrote:Vic,

Well that's one thing I don't have to worry about singing/playing, I can't do both at the same time and really don't plan on trying. It looks like we are actually going to have a "real" singer come in with the group so we are pretty much set. Tonight will be the first night with the singer and keyboard player.

I love old Bowie stuff he probably was/is my favorite artist if had to list one. Unfortunately I doubt think the group I'm with shares my passion so we won't be playing any Bowie songs, although I'm trying to get them to play Suffragette City since I always thought that kinda rocked. The problem with Bowie is alot/most of his songs don't have solos, so our lead guitartist won't want to play them..
Rebel Rebel, maybe?

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 7th, 2008, 12:09 pm
by greybeard
A couple that come to mind: Bo Diddley (the song) and Willie and the hand Jive. Easy songs that go down well.

What about Blueberry Hill and Great Balls of Fire? Maybe Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum).

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 7th, 2008, 12:52 pm
by cnev
grey - I'll have to run those by the group. It's been such a chore to pick songs I've decided to just go with the flow since no one ever seems to like the songs I suggest or know. But I can see Wilie and the hand jive going down well. I would have never thought of that one.

ray - Funny you should mention that. I used to play that by myself alot and I know the other guitar player likes the song so I might bring that one up.

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 7th, 2008, 7:14 pm
by kent_eh
Along the same lines as the list Roy posted, top 100 cover songs/remakes, and top 300 rock songs according to the folks at that website's forums.

At least it's a starting point of songs that the audience is likely to get into, then just pull out the ones you don't want to play, until what's left looks like a set list :wink:

Re: Song List for a Classic rock type band

Posted: March 7th, 2008, 9:34 pm
by TRGuitar
Now thats a good aproach. I'll have to take a look at that list for myself.