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Old 11-29-2007, 06:43 AM
john voight john voight is offline
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Default Re: EDF: Evaluate my potential band\'s setlist

were you born in 1955?
idk what your looking for. you listed like 50 songs, and it is difficult to grade when:

we have no idea who the audience is
you have every "classic rock" type song listed

oh and: I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls OWNES!!! play this for 3 hours instead!
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: EDF: Evaluate my potential band\'s setlist

Nut-

4 guys in band. 2 guitars, bass, and drums. We all were good once upon a time. I don't know how we'll sound now. I imagine it will be like riding a bike.

John Voight-

I actually think this isn't standard fair classic rock. Why do you say that?
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:01 AM
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Good choices that should get the room going

Don't Stop Believing – Journey
Squeeze Box - The Who
The Joker/Remix to Igition - Steve Miller Band/R. Kelly
Rock N Roll All Nite - KISS
Midnight Rambler - Rolling Stones
I'm In Love With A Stripper - T Pain
Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
Lick it Up – KISS
Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw - Jimmy Buffett
Kick Out The Jams Mother [censored] - The MC5
Mama We're All Crazy Now – Slade
Raw Power - Iggy & The Stooges


Mississippi Queen – Mountain
Only if you have two guitarists with chops will this one work. Rhythm track is what makes the lead awesome. Do not attempt with one guitar player.

Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
A zillion better Stones songs than SMU. Try a newer one like “Driving too fast” or go retro with “Stray Cat Blues”. “One hit to the body” is easy and totally rocks.

Down by the River - Neil Young
I love Neil but DBTR will clear the room. Cinnamon Girl is the one

Helter Skelter - The Beatles
Not so good. If you want something from the While Album try WMGGW. If your guitarist can do Mississippi Queen he can probably do it pretty well.

Panama - Van Halen
Beautiful Girls a better VH bar song

We Don't Get Fooled Again - The Who
No way is your singer gonna do this justice

Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen
Big Bottom - Spinal Tap
Leave these out. Chicks don't like songs about big booty. Makes most of them feel self conscious.



Good luck with your return to playing out.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:23 AM
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Default Re: EDF: Evaluate my potential band\'s setlist

JB,

I just want to echo the statements so far that that would be one helluva long set - and it rules!

How about an updated set list with ones that you're likely to include based on feedback here?
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:11 AM
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do you have more than one singer? A set like that is going to take its toll on anyone's voice. I think you should consider at least a couple of more instrumental pieces (there might be some among the songs I'm not familiar with).
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: EDF: Evaluate my potential band\'s setlist

FWIW, I am in a very similar situation, but maybe 3 months ahead of you. Band got back together after almost 10 years or so. Here is our current list (we have 3 guitars, but it's more like 2 1/2 cuz the singer isn't allowed to play when he sings due to the fact that he screws up too much).

Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Every Rose Has its Thorn - Poison
8675309 - Tommy Tutone, but punked up a bit
Far Behind - Candlebox
Rockin Into the Night - 38 Special
Sweet Child o Mine - GnR
Shakin - Eddie Money
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi
Simple Man - Skynyrd
Rockin In the Free World - Neil Young
Sympathy For the Devil - Rolling Stones
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
I Ran - Flock of Seagulls (but we kinda punk this one up too)
One - Creed

Pretty much your standard classic rock stuff at this point. We are all 40 +/- 3 so it's in our comfort zone. I think we need a few more rockers and/or a couple less ballads, but as a guitarist I get a chub over playing the solos on the cool '80s power ballads, so I'm conflicted, lol.

Your list is pretty killer and I am prolly going to steal a few tunes if you don't mind. I do agree with the one guy that Down By the River will put everyone to sleep. Go with something like Mansion on the Hill or Powderfinger instead.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:36 AM
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Are you looking for a 5 Hour set list? That is pretty insanely long. There are 47 songs. At like an average of 5 minutes a piece plus 1 minute between songs + breaks thats like 220 minutes plus breaks!!!!

Wow!!! Other than that it looks great!!! What I would do is a dress rehersal where you play straight through, time it and take at least one break. Then choose some songs that are going to be set and some that are goign to be "rotational." That way if you end up playing a lot of gigs you will have some songs that you can swap in and out. It keeps things fresh for your audience and for you guys.

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Old 11-30-2007, 01:53 PM
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Don't Stop Believing - Journey

- dump (and I actually like Journey)

Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
Lick it Up - KISS
I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls

- dump

Big Bottom - Spinal Tap

heh, cool

Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash

cool, but you could add more or better Cash

Straight To Hell - Drivin & Cryin

cool

Ballroom Blitz - Sweet

heh, cool, I wonder how it would go over (Love is Like Oxygen?)

How about Southern Culture on the Skids? If you're doing Cash and Willie Nelson you could throw in some Social Distortion or Mike Ness. Ness's version of Hank Robbins Big Iron is pretty cool.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: EDF: Evaluate my potential band\'s setlist

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I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls

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Everyone else is saying "cool", so all I can say is you better play it tongue-in-cheek, or else funk it up a bit because it doesn't really fit with your other stuff.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:32 PM
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All,

I know it's a long list, but it's not meant to be played in one night, or one continous set. We just want a deep list of options in case we end up doing a four hour party or something - with multiple breaks.

Here's the adjustments I'm think of making:

Down By The River is pretty much out.
Fortunate Son is likely in.
Thin Lizzy may find it's way in - either Cowboy Song, Rosalie, or The Boys Are Back in Town
Some one suggested old school AC/DC. I like it, but I've heard too many bar bands sound silly trying to cover You Shook Me All Night Long. We'd definately have to go deeper - probably Whole Lotta Rosie or Love Hungry Man. Those tend to work better at not sounding like a cheap imitation.

Keep the suggestions coming. I'm especially found of taking songs that weren't rock songs and making them into rock songs - ala our cover of I Ran. We're also considering doing this with Burning Down The House (Talking Heads).
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