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So my band and I recently decided that to raise money for better gear and an actual tour for when we do our originals that we would try and get booked at bars for the typical 3-4 hour cover band set. We want to go in a heavier direction than other cover bands but we also realize we need accessible, well known songs to cover. We however will NOT be doing top 40 pop radio crap (i.e. nickleback, justin bieber, etc.), although we strangely have the desire to do some Lady gaga songs (she/he is quite catchy and not as annoying as most other pop). This is what I've come up with so far in an hour or so of brainstorming:


Jane's Addiction

Jane Says
Mountain Song


Alice In Chains

Dirt
Them Bones
Nutshell (acoustic)
Bleed The Freak
Rooster
Would?


Godsmack

Keep Away
Moon Baby
Hollow
Touche


Greenday

Brain Stew/Jaded
Basket Case
Welcome To Paradise


AC/DC

Thunderstruck
Dirty Deeds
Back In Black
Shook Me All Night


Beegees

Jive Talkin'
You Should Be Dancing
Stayin' Alive


The Offspring

Come Out And Play
Self Esteem
Bad Magic
Gotta Get Away
Hit That
Gone Away


Blink 182

Carousel
Dammit
What's My Age Again?
The Rock Show
All The Small Things
I Miss You
Stay Together For The Kids
Adam's Song
Man Overboard


Nirvana

Teen Spirit
Come As You Are
Lithium


NOFX

My Vagina
Linoleum


Ozzy

Crazy Train
Perry Mason


Pantera

Walk
Cowboys From Hell
I'm Broken


Papa Roach

Getting Away With Murder
Last Resort


Pennywise

Bro Hymn (tribute)
Knocked Down


A Perfect Circle

Judith


Pink Floyd

Mother
Young Lust
Run Like Hell
Hey You


Primus

John The Fisherman


Puddle Of Mudd

Psycho


Ra

Do You Call My Name


Wild Cherry

Play That Funky Music


RHCP

Scar Tissue
Californication
Fight Like A Brave


Rob Zombie

Dragula
Superbeast
Never Gonna Stop (Red Red Kroovy)
Living Dead Girl
Demon Speeding


Sepultura

Territory
Kaiowas


Slayer

Raining Blood


Smashing Pumpkins

Zero
Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock


Soundgarden

Fell On Black Days


Static X

Push It


Steve Miller Band

Abracadabra
The Joker
Jet Airliner
Jungle Love
Serenade


Stone Temple Pilots

Sex Type Thing
Crackerman
Plush (Acoustic)
Interstate Love Song
Vasoline


Sum 41

Fat Lip


System Of A Down

Aerials
Toxicity
Violent Pornography
Cigaro
Mr. Jack
Marmalade
Chop Suey!


Todd Wilson

Beer Run


Tool

Sober
Vicarious
The Pot


Twisted Sister

We're Not Gonna Take It
I Wanna Rock


White Zombie

Super Charger Heaven
More Human Than Human
Thunderkiss '65
Black Sunshine


Metallica

For Whom The Bell Tolls


Mudvayne

Happy?
Fall Into Sleep


Black Sabbath

N.I.B.
Iron Man
Paranoid
War Pigs
Sweet Leaf


Blind Melon

No Rain


Boston

More Than A Feeling


Bowling For Soup

1985


Breaking Benjamin

Diary of Jane
Breathe


Bloodhound Gang

I Hope You Die
The Bad Touch


Bush

Glycerine (acoustic)
Come Down
Little Things
Machinehead
The Chemicals Between Us


Candlebox

You
Far Behind


Citizen King


Better Days


Clutch

Impetus
The Mob Goes Wild


Collective Soul

Heavy
Shine


Cracker

Low


Cream

White Room
Sunshine Of Your Love


David Allan Coe

Whips And Things
Linda Lovelace
Pick em, Lick em, Stick em
Don't Bite The Dick
F*ckin' In The Butt


Days Of The New

Touch, Peel and Stand


Deep Purple

Smoke On The Water


Disturbed

Down With The Sickness
Liberate
Rise


Dropkick Murphys

I'm Shipping Up To Boston


Incubus

Drive
Pardon Me
A Certain Shade of Green
Megalomaniac
Dig
Stellar


Judas Priest

You've Got Another Thing Coming
Living After Midnight
Breaking The Law


Led Zeppelin

Trampled Under Foot
Immigrant Song
Houses of The Holy
Kashmir


Marilyn Manson

The Beautiful People
mOBSCENE
Angel With The Scabbed Wings
Tourniquet
Disposable Teens
Tainted Love
Sweet Dreams
Dope Hat

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We're also going to sprinkle our sets with our originals. The whole point of this is to raise money for better gear and more gear (more guitars and drum kit additions, namely) so that we can pursue our original career more.

We're also going to go with a different name for when we do bar gigs than when we do original gigs. Our current name is Homicide Daydream. I'm also open to band name suggestions for our cover gigs. My bassist and I were brainstorming earlier and ILL WILL was an agreeable choice between us.
Question not yourself. Challenge those who would deny you your true self for an independent thinker is the greatest enemy to those who seek to control you
Last edited by Helloween_rox at Jun 27, 2011,
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If you're doing Green Day, do some of their old, old stuff e.g. The Judges Daughter!

Why not try some Bullet For My Valentine, some good ones Tears Don't Fall (Really easy, I can play it fully after 9-10 months of playing) Waking the Demon (Slightly more difficult)

Distrubed - Stricken?

Smashing Pumpkins - Today, Tarantula

Band name - Reproduction Nightmare
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Quote by intotheend
Why not try some Bullet For My Valentine, some good ones Tears Don't Fall (Really easy, I can play it fully after 9-10 months of playing) Waking the Demon (Slightly more difficult)


The "typical" bar crowd (i.e. toolbags) don't know stuff like that. I would do it, but again we're doing this to get paid and bar owners usually have input in a set list. They're not gonna want much if any screaming in the songs.
Question not yourself. Challenge those who would deny you your true self for an independent thinker is the greatest enemy to those who seek to control you
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If you're doing Alice, you HAVE to do man in the box.

A little less Blink, Manson and SOAD than what you have, Imo.

Godsmack - Re-align. It's heavy and catchy.

Collective soul- World I know. It's mellow (you need a balance of those too), and it's another good CS song.

Avenged Sevenfold- Beast and the Harlot, Bat country, Afterlife and/or unholy confessions.

RHCP- snow

Nirvana - Play some of the In Utero Album! there are a lot of die hard Nirvana fans out there who would like to hear more In Utero. (IE Heart-Shaped box, Pennyroyal Tea, All apologies)

Slayer - Dead skin mask.

Pantera- Cemetery Gates

Needs more metallica! Who doesn't know/love Enter Sandman? Sad but True is another good one. And also Harvester of Sorrow. (to name the simpler titles)

Puddle of Mudd - Blurry and She hates me. Enough Said.

KSE - End of Heartache, My Curse, Holy Diver

Sepultura- Roots (if you can tune down that low lol)
And if you get as low as B/drop B for roots, you might as well play Wait and Bleed and Before I forget by Slipknot

Hope this helps you guys out. If you add this stuff to your list, then you have the ultimate set.
Last edited by 1201ZJ at Jun 27, 2011,
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Quote by boomtank
i'd go for Crustcore Clusterf*ck as a bandname


Haha, I love it! We might not get many bar gigs with that name though.
Question not yourself. Challenge those who would deny you your true self for an independent thinker is the greatest enemy to those who seek to control you
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Quote by 1201ZJ
If you're doing Alice, you HAVE to do man in the box.

A little less Blink and SOAD than what you have, Imo.



A LOT of people around here are fans of Blink and SOAD. I've been trying to learn Blurry for a while now too but those harmonics at the beginning are a f*cking bitch to get down.
Question not yourself. Challenge those who would deny you your true self for an independent thinker is the greatest enemy to those who seek to control you
Last edited by Helloween_rox at Jun 27, 2011,
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Quote by Helloween_rox
A LOT of people around here are fans of Blink and SOAD.

True, go with what also works around your area. I was just thinking in general.

ZJEDIT: Yeah, the harmonics are a little confusing. I usually play just play the 5th fret harmonics of the d g b strings, and then do the 5th e harmonic as well in between. But there is one missing that I can't seem to find. yet, the way I do it also sounds musically correct. Just not identical to the track
Last edited by 1201ZJ at Jun 27, 2011,