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#1
I play rythm guitar in a band and there is a battle of the bands coming up soon (its at my high school)

How it goes is every band plays 1 song, then they narrow it down to the three top bands, then they play a song, then they choose the winner and they play their encore.

here is our set list:

1. Enter Sandman
2. Freebird (mainly improvised solo, way more bad @$$ than the actual one)
3. Rainbow In The Dark (with a 2nd solo added)

to give you an idea of the competion, the band that won last year played
fade to black
youth gone wild
some song they made up

what do you think our odds of winning are

i know a lot of people are gonna say "well id have to here you guys play before i said", but trust me, we are awesome.
#2
Low.
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#4
Why don't you play something you actually wrote yourself?
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#5
Play atonal music.

I garuntee you'll get boo'd, bottled and kicked off stage
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#6
I play in Jazz battle of the bands quite often and I've learned one thing.

DO NOT play extremely popular or famous songs..
Like one time our setlist had "oye como va" and "in the mood" and we got bashed for it

You can play 'tallica but imo pick a lesser-known song.
But that's just me.
Hell, maybe it only applies to jazz concerts.
I don't know.
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#9
Trash Freebird. It would be a good joke if you played 10 seconds of it, but nobody likes the whole thing.
#11
If it's high scool... Personally I would of played...

1 of your own...
A Foo Fighters... or (INSERT POPULAR SOFT ROCK BAND) song (most people like 'em... whether you like them or not.'
and maybe a song the band likes... Nothing TOO heavy though.
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well if any of us had internet at our house (im at the library right now) we'd have a myspace page, but, seeing as we dont, im sorry i cant meet your high expectations.

by the way some of the other songs we were thinking about doing are:
tom sawyer
gears of war
the unforgiven
blue on black
(i wannted to do) master of puppets

any suggestions?
#13
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If it's high scool... Personally I would of played...

1 of your own...
A Foo Fighters... or (INSERT POPULAR SOFT ROCK BAND) song (most people like 'em... whether you like them or not.'
and maybe a song the band likes... Nothing TOO heavy though.


well our biggest competion (other than the band that won last year), is this death metal screamo band that is really popular around here, so as for the nothing to heavy thing, i think we can throw that idea out the window. but seriously thanx for the input.
#14
Try a nice acoustic rock song. Some Elliot Smith would go great.
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#15
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2. Freebird (mainly improvised solo, way more bad @$$ than the actual one)

Just for that, especially the underligned part, I predict that you guys finish dead last.

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#16
Dare I say... Play Lovebug by Johnas Bros.

Just throwing it out there..

Play your three best songs... Best I have. That way things will sound tighter and you will be in time with your bandmates.
#17
You've Got Another Thing Comin' by Judas Priest. Do it.

Also, drop Sandman and Freebird. Trust me.

Do some Maiden, too. Like Rainmaker or Wrathchild.

OR, better yet, write your own songs! I can guarantee that you'll do better if you play original material than you will playing covers.
#19
Replace Enter Sandman with Blind Guardian's version of Mr. Sandman and replace Freebird with A Tout Le Monde.

Low chances of winning =/
#20
we were originally gonna do tenacious d, but its at a school and we tried rewriting the lyrics but that didnt turn out good at all, we trashed the idea in like 5 minutes. (the stoner who hangs out with the band is the one who even brought that up)

and our lead guitarist did come up with a really awesome thrash metal song, but we'd have to write lyrics cuz i dont think wed win with an instrumental song, except maybe call of ktulu.
#21
Yeah.

You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
Aces High - Iron Maiden

And then...

Rainbow in the Dark but with half of Man on the Silver Mountain tucked in the middle.

That sounds killer. Do it.
#22
I Cum Blood - Cannibal Corpse. You'll win no doubt.
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#23
Well if you know your audience likes heavier stuff then personally...

Heavy song
Softer song
Really heavy/epic/soft song


Maybe something like...

Example

Paranoid/Crazy Train
One of your own... Though if it's heavier than Crazy Train or Paranoid... play them first then do Paranoid or Crazy Train
End on Master Of Puppets

I personally hate those songs, but they're pretty well known.
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#24
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Yeah.

You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
Aces High - Iron Maiden

And then...

Rainbow in the Dark but with half of Man on the Silver Mountain tucked in the middle.

That sounds killer. Do it.


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#25
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Replace Enter Sandman with Blind Guardian's version of Mr. Sandman and replace Freebird with A Tout Le Monde.

Low chances of winning =/


good idea about megadeth (i can even play that song already)

but...

im the only megadeth fan in the band, city, (probably) state (TN) and every one around here is pro metallica and most have never heard of megadeth other than hangar, symphony, and PSBWB. damn you guitar hero.

we're keeping Dio though. I love everything about that song.
#26
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well if any of us had internet at our house (im at the library right now) we'd have a myspace page, but, seeing as we dont, im sorry i cant meet your high expectations.

by the way some of the other songs we were thinking about doing are:
tom sawyer
gears of war
the unforgiven
blue on black
(i wannted to do) master of puppets

any suggestions?


I'd drop freebird for tom sawyer or gears of war, maybe play a different and less known Metallica song instead. The Dio is definately a keeper though.
#27
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I'd drop freebird for tom sawyer or gears of war, maybe play a different and less known Metallica song instead. The Dio is definately a keeper though.


ok how about

gears of war
ride the lightning
rainbow in the dark
#28
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Why arent you talking to your band about this?
Its your guys thing, not The Pits.

This.
#30
i know a lot of people are gonna say "well id have to here you guys play before i said", but trust me, we are awesome.


Man I hope you loose.
But with freebird in there theres a good chance of you winning depending on the crowd.
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#31
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Why arent you talking to your band about this?
Its your guys thing, not The Pits.


what he said
#32
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well if any of us had internet at our house (im at the library right now) we'd have a myspace page, but, seeing as we dont, im sorry i cant meet your high expectations.

by the way some of the other songs we were thinking about doing are:
tom sawyer
gears of war
the unforgiven
blue on black
(i wannted to do) master of puppets


any suggestions?
The bolded songs are the songs that you should not do.

The bolded and underlinded are the songs that you should kill yourself for even thinking about doing.
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#33
The fact you didn't even have to name the bands who wrote the songs you want to play demonstrates the predictable, cliche nature of your set.
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#34
Allouette! Play Allouette!
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#35
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ok how about

gears of war
ride the lightning
rainbow in the dark


I'm liking that more, not as cliche.
#37
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I'm liking that more, not as cliche.
Playing Metallica at a talent show?

Yeah, it's never been done before.
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#40
If you are good musicians and want to showcase it, replace enter sandman with Call of the Ktulu, but maybe shorten it a little.

Also, drop freebird, it's also too popular. If you HAVE to cover songs, cover songs not that many people are going to have heard before. And drop them as soon as you have some of your own songs.
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