HunterRiggs10
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Join date: May 2007
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#1
Yeah guys, to start off the band I'm in is pretty metalcore/progressive. However everyone is open to other styles of music, and because of this an owner of a pretty popular local bar wants us to learn some classic rock songs. Now, I know of a few songs, but were wanting a variety (somewhat) of hard-rock bluesy / classical rock sounding. Pretty much anything older people would like. xD ( no offense ). So anyways UG, I need some song suggestions. Or even band suggestions, anything to help. Right now were going for a few songs by Lynard Skynard, The Who, AC/DC, Led Zepplin, ZZ top, and maybe one or two harder songs that people know, like some Guns n' Roses, or Enter Sandman. Anyways something like that, just typical music that a wide variety of people 'like'. Sorry if this is the wrong forum or whatever, this is kind of the first time I've had to ask for a classic rock song list. X D. Thanks.
RockInPeaceDime
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Join date: May 2007
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#2
Tom Petty (Mary Jane's Last Dance if you care to sing about marijuana, Refugee, Life Is A Highway), Aerosmith (Dream On, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way..although tough voice to cover), Pink Floyd (if you're up to it), Van Halen (Mississippi Queen, Runnin With The Devil), Rolling Stones, Kansas (Carry On My Wayward Son), Bob Seger (Turn The Page), Eagles...dunno
imtank
Menancing Vibrations
Join date: Sep 2007
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#3
go to the bar your playing at...stay there for a couple hours...see what they listen to and payin special attention to which ones multipe people are singing alound in a drunken stupor and then you'll know exactly what to play
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jburnett207
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#4
I play guitar in a cover band w/ a bunch of older guys. We play stuff like Judas Preist, ACDC, GNR, Buckcherry, Motley Crue, and some newer stuff. But the one song that gets the older crowd goin is Ra's cover of the Police song Every little thing she does is magic. They really seem to love that one. But it looks like you dont need any help.
jburnett207
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#5
Quote by RockInPeaceDime
Van Halen (Mississippi Queen, Runnin With The Devil),


Im pretty sure Mississippi Queen is by Mountain. But anyways that is a good jam.
Theres something about that intro solo that gives me the jollies.
HunterRiggs10
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Join date: May 2007
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#6
Quote by RockInPeaceDime
Tom Petty (Mary Jane's Last Dance if you care to sing about marijuana, Refugee, Life Is A Highway), Aerosmith (Dream On, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way..although tough voice to cover), Pink Floyd (if you're up to it), Van Halen (Mississippi Queen, Runnin With The Devil), Rolling Stones, Kansas (Carry On My Wayward Son), Bob Seger (Turn The Page), Eagles...dunno



Thanks a bunch, that helped out a lot.
aimeeclaire
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#7
sweet child o mine(hard to cover!!) and free fallin always seem to get people up and about umm summer of 69, we will rock you, janies got a gun, living on a prayer
HunterRiggs10
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Join date: May 2007
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#8
Heres the song list as is. It looks pretty solid to me, but tell me if you think I should add/remove anything.

ZZ Top - La Grange

The Who - Pinball Wizard

Black Sabbath - Iron Man

Nirvana - Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam

AC/DC - Hell's Bells

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Van Halen - Running with devil

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion

Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Johhny Cash - Hurt.

Now all thats left is to learn the songs. :P
TDS
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#10
Quote by HunterRiggs10
Heres the song list as is. It looks pretty solid to me, but tell me if you think I should add/remove anything.

ZZ Top - La Grange

The Who - Pinball Wizard

Black Sabbath - Iron Man

Nirvana - Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam

AC/DC - Hell's Bells

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Van Halen - Running with devil

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion

Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Johhny Cash - Hurt.

Now all thats left is to learn the songs. :P


You are doing Cash's cover of Hurt right?

edit: also, the inclusion of a Nirvana song about Jesus seems kind of out of place for a bar gig. Maybe thats just me.
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ewp805
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#11
I'd remove the Nirvana personally and add either
Rainbow- Man on the Silver Mountain
or
Deep Purple- Black Night

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Armagedn
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#13
Don't De-Rock Me by Tesla- Great song for the whole band. Good drum solo, etc.
I've Gotta Rock (To Stay Alive) by Saxon
Princess of the Night by Saxon
Free Bird (if your up to it, which I doubt.)
The Trooper OR Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden.
Cinderella Man
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#14
Yeah, you might try some Skynyrd. Usually when you think of bars you can imagine hearing Skynyrd playing though the speakers, well atleast I do...
Thefallofman
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#15
Quote by littledude65
It was made famous by Mountain. They didn't do it first, but in my opinion, they did it better.

It was originally done by Mountain. There's zillions of covers, but their version was the first.
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rockinlespaul
Southern Rock Addict
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#16
Quote by littledude65
It was made famous by Mountain. They didn't do it first, but in my opinion, they did it better.

Ha.

Nope.

Alright let's see.

Some Led Zeppelin would be cool of course, maybe some of their acoustic stuff if that's your deal. Hey Hey What Can I do, Gallows Pole, Going To California, Bron Yr-Aur, When the Levee Breaks
Some Rolling Stones would be nice, Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Women
Lynyrd Skynyrd, as you said, and keeping with that bluesy theme, The Allman Brothers Band? (The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Gimme Three Steps, and maybe some Midnight Rider and Elizabeth Reed?)
Neil Young (My My Hey Hey, Don't Be Denied, Down By The River)
The Marshall Tucker Band (Can't You See, Heard it in a Love Song)
Perhaps some slower Eric Clapton stuff? Bell Bottom Blues, Layla, even some of Cream's work.
Last edited by rockinlespaul at Feb 25, 2008,