GIGGERS - Which songs do you never miss?

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  1. Ronny

    Ronny Midi Mad Super Mod! Staff Member Super Mod

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    Dave, just dowloaded the original and it rocks. I can see as a drummer how you love it. Must put it in our set.:thumbsup:
  2. lostdave

    lostdave 'EVIL' Mod

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    LOL....but I am A guitarist :(..
    I don't drool enuf to be a fully fledged drummer.....


    Dave
  3. besty

    besty New Member

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    Might start a drummers joke thread! Plenty of those to tell hey!!
  4. SeamyD

    SeamyD Member

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    Changing scene

    I think that over this past few years, around most bars you can now play a much broader set than say even 6 or 7 years ago. Back then around this part of the world (N Ireland) it was all Garth Brooks american country and middle of the road in most venues. Nowadays in most bars we get more and more requests for hard rock. This suits me as I am an 80's thrash child. I think that this is due to a demographic effect, that is people who are drinking in bars now ie 20 - 40 grew up with when great rock music was really hip eg Appetite for Destruction. When you think about it Nevermind has reached it's 10th birthday.

    I say if your still playing Brown Eyed Girl to fill the floor stop it! Take a chance, don't throw it away just don't play it unless your asked for it. Challenge yourself and your audience I know that I would rather finish the night with a whole lotta rosie than past the point of rescue.

    Cheers

    Seamy
  5. lostdave

    lostdave 'EVIL' Mod

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  6. lostdave

    lostdave 'EVIL' Mod

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    I would have to agree seamyD....
    WE are playing to the heavier side of Life...but for us it is very Venue dependent...as It is for most ppl..

    We couldn't get away with what we play @ niteclub in some of our pub gigs and Vice versa...

    It still comes down to playing to the room.....wether you like hte music or hate it..

    I would prefer to play only stuff I like...but it is unlikely that anyone would continue to come to our gigs ;)


    Dave
  7. jessicag

    jessicag New Member

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    Whats Up
    I love Rock and Roll
    anything with the word sex or sexual overtones e.g. sex and candy, like a virgin or pleasure and pain

    I HATE BROWN AND EYED GIRL AND I HATE BEING ASKED FOR ELVIS OOOOHHHHH AND I HATE KNOCKING ON HEAVANS DOOR AS EVerY DRUnk BASTARD THINKS HE CAN SING IT!
  8. archieblagger

    archieblagger New Member

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    Daytripper is always a good one.
  9. vondownsonfreid

    vondownsonfreid New Member

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    only 8 years playing

    Well, I suppose in this day and age it's appropriate to try and do top 40 tunes etc. (which we do).
    However the songs that go over best are classic rock songs.
    The response we get when we throw in "Never Been Any Reason by Head East" is phenomenal.
    My favorites are:
    1.) April Wine - Tonight Is A Wonderful Time To Fall In Love
    2.) Payola$ - Eyes Of A Stranger
    3.) The Who - Who Are You/Won't Get Fooled Again
    4.) Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe

    As you can see, mostly Canadian content from a Canucker. There are others - Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar - that are multi-generational thanks to Metallica's remake.
    A drummer I know, when his band was asked to play "any Metallica" would break into "For Whom The Bell Tolls". This is particularly funny cause it was back when "One" was poplular. The requestor and his friends would sit there with dumb looks on their faces thinking "what the hell is this heavy sh*#?"

    Another thing we would do is if someone asked for "Elvis" we would play Cheap Trick's version of Don't Be Cruel or another song completely like "like A Hurricane by Neil Young" and tell them that Elvis did a cover of it etc. . It's so hard not to mock the drunks!

    downsie
  10. wolfie5150ca

    wolfie5150ca New Member

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    I'm have a acoustic duet called "Just Duet". We've been playing for approx. 5 years now. We find that the acoustic version of "This Flight Tonight" by nazareth leads the up to a rocking ending with cumbersome (7 mary 3) and "No excuses" by Alice in Chains to follow.
  11. dcd

    dcd MB Tripper

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    summer of 69 - bryan adams
    every breath you take - sting
  12. tthere10

    tthere10 New Member

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    I'm not sure if this is considered 'gigging' but I have a repertoire of songs that work in a teenage classroom - all day, everyday .....

    Anthem 2000 - Silverchair
    Drops of Jupiter - Train
    Barricades and Brickwalls - Kasey Chambers
    My Island Home - Christine Anu
    Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Turn the Page - Jon English version

    and the best seller

    My Happiness - Powderfinger

    ooo roo
  13. Rahonda

    Rahonda New Member

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    He hates it too!

    My fiancee has been doin' cover's professionally for about 10yrs, mostly in Alaska, and "Brown Eyed Girl" is a dreaded staple there too. His comment to the posts......"the day you stop playing the staples, is the day you stop getting paid" LOL
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    warrenaxe New Member

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    60's and 70's stuff still rocks man, we can fill the dancefloor with any of the funky 70's disco stuff or have the guys rockin to some ogood old kinks or troggs (obviously a heavier more rocked up version of the 60's)
  15. james

    james New Member

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    I always find allright now(free) and small things go down well
    boys are back and throw in abit of livin on a prayer and annaversary waltz(status quo) to really get the air guitarist going. Jump up on a bass bin and pretend you can actually play and they love it .......he he
  16. BLISS

    BLISS New Member

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    songs that go down well

    here's a few

    brown eyed girl

    stuck in the middle with you

    american pie

    dance the nite away( bloody aweful song)

    build me up buttercup
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    myoprisy New Member

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    one headlight - the wallflowers, dunno why, but i can't handle 4 straight hours of it... i think this is sufficient to satisfy the criterium
  18. Dallas Aussi

    Dallas Aussi New Member

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    Set closer - Suzi Q "Devil Gate Drive" or AC/DC "Long way to the top" - gets the crowd pumping just b4 you finish & makes sure they hang around long enough to get in a few drinks on the house b4 they clear out enuff to load out :)
  19. U-110

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    I am sooooo tired of playing "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel but, sure enough, every time we do it, people start to dance and sing along... :hit:
  20. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    Come up and see me make me smile...always goes down well.

    Also Back In The USSR, I'm A Believer, Twist And Shout and Dirty Ol' Town.

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