#1
Hey guys, if you havn't read a couple of my other threads you wouldn't know that my band is a Hard/Classic Rock kinda band. Right now we're just getting some covers going and we were thinking about doing Rainbow in the Dark - Dio and/or Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche

Dio

Queensryche

Problem is we don't know is if the audience would like the song(s) or not. People like what they know. I've had a couple of people tell me they heard some Dio and Queensryche on the radio (in my area) back in the early 90s but not lately... and thats pretty much how people hear there music.

The Dio tune sounds kinda like your normal rock song, straightforward with a kickass guitar solo. I'm not really worried about this one, it should be fine.

The Queensryche one on the other hand is more progressive, like a hard rocking Pink Floyd almost. You can definantly hear some Def Leppard and Metallica in there, I'm talking Black Album 'tallica and Pyromania Def Leppard.

Anyway, from your experience do you think that a general Hard Rock audience would appreciate a Queensryche cover or do you think they want to hear Smoke on the Water for the millionth time?
#2
The rainbow in the dark will be just perfect, it's a perfecrt song to cover
but i don't know the other
#3
If it's performed well and you put your own touch on it, it'll go down well.
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#4
Could go three ways:
A: They applaud you for covering an awesome song instead of a plain old rock standard.
B: They've never heard it and think you wrote the song. Awkward.
C: They've heard it and don't like it.

Generally I'd suspect the audience would be equally divided between the three, but fortunately I suspect it'll primarily be A and B as neither Dio or Queensryche are massively obscure..
#5
we played Milk by Kings of Leon not long ago and it went over pretty well, i mean they didnt just go crazy over it but it worked out well enough.

as long as its played well you should be fine, most people understand when they go see a cover band that there will be songs played that they dont like. and the ones who dont understand that are impossible to win over most of the time anyway.
#6
Neither. Most of the bar crowd these days are too young to know either of those songs. You'll lose them. And for God's sake.... don't dredge up something with mould on it.

Play something that was a big hit from 1990 onwards that most people will know. Surely you can find a few songs within that parameter that aren't done to death.

CT
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#7
We played "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" at the weekend and it went quite well but a worrying amount of people thought it was one of our own songs.

You have got to have songs in your set that you enjoy aswell otherwise it begins to feel like a job very quickly. So mix and match lob some songs in you like and lob in some fodder that for some reason punters lap up, sweet home alabama for example.
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#8
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We played "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" at the weekend and it went quite well but a worrying amount of people thought it was one of our own songs.

Nice choice

You should announce what songs you are doing when you play them, I've always been annoyed by bands that did covers without stating what song it was or who the artist was.
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James, a type of sandwich:

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"Hey man lets go get a couple James's for lunch"
#9
I see your point but we are a pub covers band and most people know most of the songs so we only introduce a select few.
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Guitar Set Up
Fender Strat Mex (Modded)
Toadwords Leo Jr
Vox Wah V847
Electro Harmonix LBP-1
Line 6 FM4
Boss DD-20
TC Electronic Tuner
Orange Tiny Terror(ist)


Check out my band
www.asparagusnow.com
#10
Hey guys, read your responses and I'm glad you're taking an interest in trying to help me out.

As for the songs from the 90s, I would think No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne fits in there. The band got together today and talked about doing some Ozzy, everyone's down with it.


Anybody have some suggestions for other 90s hits? We seem to be stuck in the 80s

(No Metallica or Nirvana plz)
#11
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Hey guys, read your responses and I'm glad you're taking an interest in trying to help me out.

As for the songs from the 90s, I would think No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne fits in there. The band got together today and talked about doing some Ozzy, everyone's down with it.


Anybody have some suggestions for other 90s hits? We seem to be stuck in the 80s

(No Metallica or Nirvana plz)


bullet with butterfly wings by smashing pumpkins goes over well for us, and while we dont play em id imagine that even flow or alive by pearl jam would go over great to.
#13
This is all from another somewhat recent thread, but asking similar questions about material I think would make for good sets for a bar crowd in 2008/9

CT


-Paralyzer - Finger 11
-Franz Ferdinand
-Arctic Monkeys
-Big Casino - Jimmy Eat World
-White Stripes/Raconteurs
-Alice In Chains
-Metallica (something from Black...)
-Shine or Gel by Collective Soul
-Pearl Jam
-Cold Hard Bitch - Jet
-Boys of Summer - Ataris
-Foo Fighters
-Nirvana
-Offspring
-Green Day
-Blink182
-REM
-Oasis
-Kid Rock (maybe)
-Stone Temple Pilots
-Velvet Revolver
Thrash Unreal - Against Me
Crazy Bitch - Buckcherry
Lazy eye - Silver Sun Pickups
This Song Was Written by a Committee - Hostage Life
Silverchair
Godsmack - Whatever
Weezer
3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
Puddle of Mud - She Hates Me
Been a While - Staind
Three Days Grace
Killers
My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

Just google top rock songs, hot 100 charts, etc. of whatever year and see what else you find.

And then there are those songs that might reach back a little further that people still really like, or the ones that make people say, "holy crap.... I and a zillion other people totally forgot that song, but I love it!"

Sick of Myself - Matthew Sweet
Video Killed the Radio Star
Flavour of the Weak - American Hi-Fi
Inside Out - Eve 6
Bad Touch - Bloodhound Gang (if you have keys or can do something creative w/ gtr)
Metallica
Papa Roach
This Beat Goes On/Switch into Glide - The Kings (guaranteed dance-floor packer 'round here)
Bush - Come Down
Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone
Funk 49 - James Gang
Cheap Trick
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison (seriously... even the kids love to play this one!)
Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
Song 2 - Blur
Banditos - Refreshments
Girl Like You - Smithereens


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

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.