#1
Hi, I'm just looking for suggestions on any good rock songs with to cover at a battle of the bands type gig.

My band plays Gone Away by the Offspring but no one can hit the high note in the chorus and our bassist is always complaining that it is too simple. We want something to play that everyone knows, but isn't too poppy or overdone.

Preferably a song with two guitar parts, a solo and low-ish vocals.

We were thinking maybe a Foo Fighters or (early) Silverchair song, but haven't settled on anything.

Any ideas?
#3
We considered that, but we don't want to have to play in drop d and the screaming would be a problem.
#4
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters?
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#5
its more yelling but anyway..

why not February star? thats a pretty relaxed song with out any yelling.
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Alot of songs by The Clash would be good to cover, like London Calling maybe. Cities Burn by Anti-Flag would be an awesome song to do, as the bass is in no way simple, its not too hard to sing, and theres two guitar parts in it.
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We considered that, but we don't want to have to play in drop d and the screaming would be a problem.


Just change the key. Move it up a tone. It still won't be nearly as high as what Dexter is known to do in many of his songs.

It was ages ago, but a band I was in used to cover it, and I'm sure we didn't drop tune for it.

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#11
It doesn't take much to drop D. It's only like a quarter turn. It only really matters if you have to drop to say C, where you have to change the tuning on every string.
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#12
Or unless you're using a floating bridge like a FR.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

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#13
my band covers some Judas Priest... living after midnight is a pretty recognizable song with a simple but sweet solo, lower vocals and two guitar parts... i would suggest priest for sure
#14
... except that Halford can sing some pretty crazy high stuff, and often does in at least one or two spots in a song...

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Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#16
does it have to be a alt band? i wuz gonna suggest Enter sandman, i don't think that is too high, if you can pull off the solo. idk i'm not a singer.
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does it have to be a alt band? i wuz gonna suggest Enter sandman, i don't think that is too high, if you can pull off the solo. idk i'm not a singer.


Enter Sandman is a good song, but as far as we're concerned it is a no-go zone. Enter Sandman, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Smoke On The Water and Stairway to heaven are the main songs that are just played to hell by crappy guitarists that I never want to hear again.

We'd be playing mainly for 13-18 year olds too, so Judas Priest or The Clash wouldn't go down well. We're just after some well known songs that drunk teenagers would like and know the words to, but we don't want to do something that has already been done a million times before.

Learn to Fly and Times Like These are possibilities...maybe even Kryptonite.
#18
Arctic Monkeys? Franz Ferdinand? Killers?

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Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#19
The Strokes - Reptilia.

Killer track to cover and one of my favourites to play.
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Quote by Boydy24
Hi, I'm just looking for suggestions on any good rock songs with to cover at a battle of the bands type gig.

My band plays Gone Away by the Offspring but no one can hit the high note in the chorus and our bassist is always complaining that it is too simple. We want something to play that everyone knows, but isn't too poppy or overdone.

Preferably a song with two guitar parts, a solo and low-ish vocals.

We were thinking maybe a Foo Fighters or (early) Silverchair song, but haven't settled on anything.

Any ideas?


Any Strokes song would be great, they use standard, have 2 guitarists, and the vocalist has a baritone voice. Try Reptilia like the other guy said, Juicebox, or You Only Live Once. Juicebox is slightly heavier, but not much. All have at least one solo, two guitar parts, and lowish singing. Good luck!

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I think the Strokes are the way to go. My band covered Reptilia for a battle of the bands too and it went over real well.
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