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BbendFender

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Aug 15th, 2016 06:16 PM        

I have to say Yes for my band. We are a bunch of old guys and we play country, country-rock and a few bluegrass songs. One particular guy always comes up with these songs that are off the wall, hard to dance to and never were popular. They are hard to get through for me.<br /> Any takers regarding your band?



Gaukdawg



Ohio

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Aug 15th, 2016 08:13 PM        

Yup, there are several songs that I don't like to listen to but I enjoy playing them. I learned a long time ago that the show isn't for me, it's for the audience. I can find enjoyment in playing just about any song.



larryguitar19

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Aug 15th, 2016 09:10 PM        

I had to double check the profile to make sure you weren't talking about me.



ninworks



Tennessee

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Aug 16th, 2016 03:44 AM        

I say yes, though I don't play in bands much anymore. Being a died-in-the-wool prog rocker i was never much into much dance music. I bailed on the cover band thing a couple decades ago because I got really tired of playing a lot of the same songs I learned when I was in my 20's. It's sad to say that most of them were better than the new ones.



Ayns

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Aug 16th, 2016 03:50 AM        

Sad to say, but having played "Sweet Home Alabama" 3 times a week, for the last nine years, it's no longer one of my favourite songs. ;-)



Ayns

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Aug 16th, 2016 03:54 AM        

I also grit my teeth to "Crossroads", "Call me the Breeze" and used to hate playing "Won't Get Fooled Again". :-(



littleuch

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Aug 16th, 2016 05:50 AM        

Never been in a band where I liked all of the repetroire. Heck, that includes an original band where I wrote everything.



5Strats

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Aug 16th, 2016 07:05 AM        

I write all of our songs so . . .



Raymundo2.0

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Aug 16th, 2016 08:18 AM        

From a bass player's perspective the ones I dreaded were:<br /> <br /> Keep your hands to yourself<br /> Zombie<br /> Roadhouse blues



Juice Nichols

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Aug 16th, 2016 09:33 AM        

There are several songs I don't really care for, but the audience likes them so we keep playing them. <br /> <br /> "Sad to say, but having played "Sweet Home Alabama" 3 times a week, for the last nine years, it's no longer one of my favourite songs. ;-)"<br /> <br /> How do you think Skynyrd feels about playing it? They've been playing it for over 40 years. Lol<br />



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Aug 16th, 2016 09:58 AM        

^ yeah, I wonder how many name artists are sick of some of their repertoire. Money for nothing and beats a day job....



Ayns

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Aug 16th, 2016 11:24 AM        

Ha, I remember Steve Tyler saying he was sick of playing "Dream On" and that was probably the early '80's ;-)



alnico357



Arkansas, USA

Aug 16th, 2016 12:49 PM        

A band is all about getting along with 2-6 other people. The chances are about nil that any one member will like every song.



larryguitar19

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larryguitar
Aug 16th, 2016 01:45 PM        

If I never heard Mary Jane's Last Dance that would be fine with me.



Rick Knight

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Aug 17th, 2016 07:19 AM        

My opinion is that members of a cover band should not have to play songs they donât like. Everyone in our band likes songs that someone else doesn't; but there are plenty of songs that we all like. Things are so much easier when we stick to points of agreement.



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Aug 17th, 2016 11:08 AM        

Back in my band days I played lots of tunes I never cared for. I usually went into the reviled tune kicking and screaming (internally).<br /> <br /> However! Every last one of the tunes I disliked has at least *one* thing I had yet to stick in my guitar bag. <br /> <br /> So even though a song may have sucked cold buttcoffee--I still learned a thing or two from the experience, and I used that new lick/riff/trick somewhere else to spice up my repper-toyer.



Gaukdawg



Ohio

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Aug 17th, 2016 07:08 PM        

Good point Peegoo, and something else that I have also learned from playing songs that are not my favorites.



acplayer



MA

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Aug 18th, 2016 12:34 AM        

To the original post: Yes, every gig.....



BbendFender

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Aug 18th, 2016 08:47 AM        

I guess what I meant on my original post was regarding songs that "just don't fit".



Deacon Blues



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Aug 18th, 2016 01:40 PM        

Yeah, there's always more that I dislike than I like. Whether they fit, or not.



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