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thesumoftwo
02-11-2007, 10:45 AM
howdy!

my band need a huge opening song for a set, it needs to be a song from a really popular (ideally modern band) which every one willl know here in the UK, its also got to have that feeling where i can just fly around the stage whilst singing it.

SG thrasher
02-11-2007, 10:52 AM
What kind of music do you play man, i suggest "The evil that men do" by maiden if you play stuff like that, it's so fun to do.

thesumoftwo
02-11-2007, 11:43 AM
well, the rest of our set consists of things like the boys are back in town and highway to hell with the odd indie thrown in for good measure, but theyre not so well kow indie tunes, just fun ones. I thought, it might be fun to play a more recent not necessarily indie but certainly some form of rock song that everyone in the croud would know and would also get them all energised

Vague Ideal
02-11-2007, 11:49 AM
Cochise by audioslave is awesome opener for a set especially if you can get the lights to come on as you start actually playing after the intro. Im pretty sure most people would know it too and its simple but hard to sing in places just cos Cornells amazing at singing

thesumoftwo
02-11-2007, 11:51 AM
im classically trained lol, singing isnt too big a deal for me as long as its not freddie mercury lol.

thesumoftwo
02-11-2007, 11:58 AM
just listened to the audioslave song, sounds a bit heavy/farfetched for what we play lol. we're much lighter kinda things. think ACDC and snow patrol or the killers. or similar bands.

GiantRaven
02-11-2007, 12:27 PM
Muse?

Scourge441
02-11-2007, 12:30 PM
You play AC/DC? Good. Play Hell's Bells.

AdamDK
02-11-2007, 12:33 PM
A Favor House Atlantic bY Coheed and Cambria is an awesome song to open with. It is a fast paced song, pretty easy to learn (The rhythm is just all powerchords, but sounds so cool), and it is quite a energetic song.

Doolittle
02-11-2007, 12:33 PM
Muse?
Muse

frigginjerk
02-11-2007, 12:46 PM
how about Fox On The Run by Sweet?

Locomo
02-11-2007, 07:12 PM
Enter Sandman.

Freunleven
02-12-2007, 12:58 AM
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop or Dani California

fretboarddragon
02-13-2007, 08:08 AM
We usually open with the Atari's version of "Boys Of Summer." It's pretty up-tempo, in your face, and our crowds really seem to go for it. Alot of bands I go see have trouble getting the people up in the first set..."Boys Of Summer" gets ours going right off the bat. Just my slant........

Yngwi3
02-13-2007, 04:39 PM
chasing cars?

claptonfan55
02-13-2007, 09:22 PM
Well, since you're in the UK, you could always try something by Oasis.

GdayArmstrong
02-13-2007, 10:05 PM
minority, 2000 lightyears away, having a blast, i fought the law, dani california, flight of icarus, american idiot (please don't flame)

papersun87
02-14-2007, 11:14 AM
Muse
+1

kevinw
02-14-2007, 12:26 PM
Banquet or Like Eating Glass from Bloc Party

sTx
02-14-2007, 12:31 PM
Back In Black by AC/DC will work. Anyone who doesn't recognize the opening riff should be castrated, and his testicles should be sold to the guards outside the White House.

Colohue
02-14-2007, 12:51 PM
Muse- New Born. Everything about that track screams 'more to come.'

Might point out to the guy who said to do Fox On The Run. At least say the version by Deep Purple as the Sweet version is an exact copy with a different singer.

joshsirjoshules
02-15-2007, 09:38 PM
Well if you like indie bands, play "Teenage Riot" by Sonic Youth. Indie, and it kicks ass.

GiantRaven
02-16-2007, 09:23 AM
Back In Black by AC/DC will work. Anyone who doesn't recognize the opening riff should be castrated, and his testicles should be sold to the guards outside the White House.
How stupid, you can't expect everyone to know every popular song in existence

Anywho, Knights of Cydonia would be a cool opening song if you could pull it off

ponnightingale
02-16-2007, 06:46 PM
Muse + 3

But not Knights of Cydonia, that would be a better finale. I think New Born, Hysteria, Stockholm Syndrome, The Smallprint or Time Is Running Out would be a good opener.

My opinion.

Wonthefu
02-17-2007, 04:10 AM
I was gonna say One of These Days I'm Going to Cut You Into Little Pieces by Pink Floyd, but there's only one lyric to that song. So how about Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin or Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd? Or some Maiden, Number of the Beast perhaps?

AshDoro
02-17-2007, 01:21 PM
Welcome to the jungle.

Floyd1122
02-17-2007, 06:56 PM
Welcome to the jungle.

+1

eckmann88
02-17-2007, 07:33 PM
Yeah, Knights of Cydonia would be a good closer.... How about Sweet Child O Mine?

GiantRaven
02-17-2007, 09:11 PM
Muse + 3

But not Knights of Cydonia, that would be a better finale. I think New Born, Hysteria, Stockholm Syndrome, The Smallprint or Time Is Running Out would be a good opener.

My opinion.
I think it would be good as either to be honest

But yeah, a better closer

Colohue
02-17-2007, 10:04 PM
People seem to be screaming Muse :P

TMAW
02-21-2007, 04:02 AM
if you want an indie song open with i bet you look good on the dance floor, if you want some acdc type stuff then open thunderstruck if your up to it and back in black if your not

METSOAD
02-21-2007, 04:03 AM
Sad But True if you like a good metal song, if not have a go at Take a Bow or Hysteria by Muse