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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / Seeking FUTURE Classic Rock songs for cover band to cover



Mar 10th, 2016 11:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm 57 and am in a cover band. We're all in our 50s and play typical "classic rock" that guys/gals our age play. Petty. Stones. Green Day. Pat Benetar. Pretenders. Etc. The kind of stuff you'd hear on Channel 26 of Sirrus XM. We're six pieces (one guitar, one guitar/sax, male singer, female singer, drums, bass. We're neither the most nor least talented band around. I'd say we carry a tune pretty well.

I want to add the kind of songs that someone who's 35 now might find on her/his favorite "classic rock" station in 25 years. Songs should be
* not terribly hard to play
* songs that people are likely to know and sign along or jump around to
* songs that be covered OK by two guitars or one and a horn
* preferably songs you've played with good success in front of an audience of those 30 and up.
* no metal

As an example I offer up Mr. Brightside or All These Things I've Done by the Killers.

I very much appreciate your suggestions.




LA-la-land, CA

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Mar 10th, 2016 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm sure there are lots of suggestions, but I would definitely look at the Foo Fighters catalog.

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Mar 10th, 2016 03:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Check out the roc hits of the 90's for songs by, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, et al.

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Eat. Sleep. Guitar.

Mar 10th, 2016 06:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Black Crowes




Alannis Morisette

Alice in Chains

No Doubt


Guns & Roses

Spin Doctors

Barenaked Ladies

Gin Blossoms


...the list goes on!



Mar 10th, 2016 07:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Black Keys "Lonely Boy"
Los Lonely Boys "Heaven"
U2 "Vertigo"
Weezer "Buddy Holly"
3 Doors Down
Spin Doctors

Juice Nichols
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Panama City, FL

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Mar 11th, 2016 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

Collective Soul "Shine" seems to go over very well for us.

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Suburban MD.

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Mar 11th, 2016 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

As a person who played in a band that wanted to do 'modern' stuff from 2004 to 2008, I can echo those above and add:

Live - All Over You
Vertical Horizon - You're a God
Sponge - Plowed or 16 Candles
OK Go - Here it Goes Again

Any Green Day
I always liked Social Distortion, the only song I got any traction was their hyper version of "Ring of Fire".

And in retrospect, there was a lot of junk on the airwaves on the late 90's - early 2000's. Creed, Godsmack, Nickleback, Limp Bizkit

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