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So i was just wondering after seeing that other thread, "good encore songs", what songs are good to open with and get the audience pumped!

I was thinking maybe The Boys Are Back Town by Thin Lizzy or Thunderstruck by
AC/DC. So what all you guys think?

(I searched a few things couldnt find anything related but if there is i'll delete this thread)
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#4
write your own music to start off the show... but i'd go with welcome to the jungle
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yeah i'd say start with an original, otherwise you look like a twat saying
"HELLO, WE ARE *NAME*"
right after playing a cover
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write your own music to start off the show... but i'd go with welcome to the jungle


Tbh i think most bands that use their own music sometimes ruin their performances because some people can't write very good stuff and the audience cant really relate to it. But i guess if your bands popular then yeah go with your own stuff
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red flag by billy talent. starts out slow for a awsome intro and then gets amazingly epic. also isn't to hard to learn.
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Quote by ThinLizzyFan
Tbh i think most bands that use their own music sometimes ruin their performances because some people can't write very good stuff and the audience cant really relate to it. But i guess if your bands popular then yeah go with your own stuff


If all you do is covers(and arent a specific cover band) then there is not much preformance value there due to lack of original contents, unless you are really changing the songs you do to make them sound unique.

if not. I'd prefer just to listen to the actual bands play the songs on youtube??
#14
Depending on what type of crowd it will be, as long as it's pretty recognisable.

Can't Stop, as mentioned above is a good pick.

You Shook Me All Night Long, came to mind.
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If all you do is covers(and arent a specific cover band) then there is not much preformance value there due to lack of original contents, unless you are really changing the songs you do to make them sound unique.

if not. I'd prefer just to listen to the actual bands play the songs on youtube??


Well i mean shove a few of your own songs in but i wouldn't open with one because if it ends up that it is quite a bad song and your not a very popular band the audience are gonna get a bad first impression of you etc. im not saying just specifically use covers
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#16
I wouldn't start with an original cause people don't know it so they won't get that exited.
there many songs that are good to open with.
as said above, can't stop - rhcp
or all my life - foo fighters
the pretender - foo fighters
Killing in the name of - ratm.

Look at some live performances of the bands your covering and see what they use as intro song.
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#19
Here's an idea:
Play a song over the loudspeaker (the original track, don't cover it) before you come out, then play an original as your first song.

Metallica does it with "It's a Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll)" by AC/DC and then "Ecstasy of Gold" before they open.
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Yeah you really have to play an origional first. Something that shows all the best qualities in your band and that is pretty accessable so the crowd can get into it.
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Here's an idea:
Play a song over the loudspeaker (the original track, don't cover it) before you come out, then play an original as your first song.

Metallica does it with "It's a Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll)" by AC/DC and then "Ecstasy of Gold" before they open.



This is a good idea as well.
My guitarist has an idea for something similar except it's him playing moonlight sonata (or part of it)
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Well i mean shove a few of your own songs in but i wouldn't open with one because if it ends up that it is quite a bad song and your not a very popular band the audience are gonna get a bad first impression of you etc. im not saying just specifically use covers

but youd have to be an absolute tard to start with a bad song, original or not
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Yeah you really have to play an origional first. Something that shows all the best qualities in your band and that is pretty accessable so the crowd can get into it.



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#27
my old band opened with cant stop every time. its a winner.
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#28
In theory any opening track will do, or something you can jam into.

We normally just do a random jam in the key of our first song then hit into our original opener.
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Welcome to the Jungle !
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