#1
I need some help deciding which original song to perform at this battle of the bands in a couple weeks.

song/composition one (Bad Moon Rising): electric instrumental, my personal favorite, it's got this really cool riff to it, but i don't know how the crowd would recieve it, and throughout most of the song it's just improv.

song/composition two (Trouble): acoustic w/ lyrics, but only really requires one person so the rest of the band wouldn't really do anything, and it's probably gonna go over well with the crowd, but I don't much like it, it's too poppy.

song/composition three (Red Sand): another electric instrumental with a drum solo, i like it and my drummer's actually pretty good, but again, i don't know how the crowd would recieve it, and it gets sort of repetitive.

which song do you guys think i should do? i think all the songs are on my profile.
and does anyone have any suggestions concerning stage presence or otherwise? this is our first gig.
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#6
I really like the riff to Bad Moon Rising, however, it gets really repetitive.

Go with Red Sand
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#7
Either the first one or the third one

What makes it exciting is you don't how the crowd will react

And if they don't like it, just do what guns n' roses did
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EDIT: I just heard the songs, the crowd would like the second one but it dosn't involde all of you and red sand sound like crap on the recording so go with the first one because that riff is awesome
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#8
Ehhh instrumentals generally don't do well with crowds not expecting them. You have anything with lyrics that's more than just one person?
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#9
Quote by Dimster Ds
Either the first one or the third one

What makes it exciting is you don't how the crowd will react

And if they don't like it, just do what guns n' roses did
If they spit at you, spit back at them


EDIT: I just heard the songs, the crowd would like the second one but it dosn't involde all of you and red sand sound like crap on the recording so go with the first one because that riff is awesome

heh, i like that.

i figure the whole band's gonna wanna participate, and i'll probably not go with the second one, cuz i think it's more important that my whole band plays. the first and third songs are more our style anyway...

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Ehhh instrumentals generally don't do well with crowds not expecting them. You have anything with lyrics that's more than just one person?

i suppose we could add lyrics to either of the songs, but i don't really wanna seem like we forced lyrics, you know?
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And if the Devil is 6,

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This monkey's gone to heaven.
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#10
trouble crowd will like more although not using the whole band all three where pretty boring but troubles ya best bet with the crowd.
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#12
Why not add some parts to Trouble? If your other songs are mainly improv anyways, just throw in a solo . . . right?
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sorry, i'm not familiar with this one. i'll hafta check it out...
If man is 5, if man is 5, if man is 5,
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This monkey's gone to heaven.