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... for old fartz classic rock covers band.

We are currently working on the GnR version of Knockin on Heavens Door and I'm not feeling the love. I don't like Bob, I don't like GnR and I really don't like Duff's basslines. I'm sure it would work in a live context, but it's a right load of boring old ***** trying to practise it.

Any better suggestions?

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Purple Rain, not only anthemic but also slow enough not to get the crowd all revved up again.

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My old covers band did this - never failed to get a huge sing-a-long and the element of surprise when it kicks in was great to see people's reactions.

 

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11 minutes ago, Trueno said:

... for old fartz classic rock covers band.

We are currently working on the GnR version of Knockin on Heavens Door and I'm not feeling the love. I don't like Bob, I don't like GnR and I really don't like Duff's basslines. I'm sure it would work in a live context, but it's a right load of boring old ***** trying to practise it.

Any better suggestions?

I hear ya. Duller than a dull thing with the word 'DULL' painted on it in big grey letters.

One thing I've found the punters absolutely love is Reef's 'Place Your Hands'. Gives 'em a proper singalong and there's a good opportunity for an audience participation chorus or two.

 

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Cheers, everyone.

I'll check all of those.

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It's not really my cup of tea, but McCartney closes his set with Hey Jude and it's built for an audience sing along.... 

 

Or how about some Queen? We will rock you has the stamp clappy bits and is easy enough to sing along with. 

Although it'd be a bit odd telling the crowd how you're about to rock them and then just walking off and saying goodnight 😂

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Sweet Caroline

Delilah

Livin' On A Prayer

 

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For an encore I wouldn’t do anything that radically dropped the pace on which the set finished. 

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2 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

Mustang.....

 

[/running for cover]

Awesome suggestions so far, guys... until...

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We often finished with Highway to Hell, accompanied by much drunken bellowing. (From the audience, that is...)

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We switch between 

Pride,   U2

Highway to Hell AC/DC

Rock n roll  Led zep

Walk this way Aerosmith

You really got me EVH version

 

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8 minutes ago, leschirons said:

We switch between 

Pride,   U2

Highway to Hell AC/DC

Rock n roll  Led zep

Walk this way Aerosmith

You really got me EVH version

 

We often finish with Rock n Roll, and we're an originals band.

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2 hours ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

We do The Final Countdown. Works a treat.

Same here funnily enough - always gets the crowd singing along. 

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All good... some are true stonkers...

I will have to make a masterlist.

... now I'm thinking of forming an Anthemic Encore Band.

The only ones I can't consider are AC/DC. My last band did a lot of AC/DC and the vocalist had it nailed... don't think the current singer could quite do it... he does a very creditable Marc Bolan, though...

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Weasels Ripped My Flesh from the same - Zappa. Always cracks me up when he says "Goodnight, Boys and Girls..."

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Rock n Roll as mentioned, or Whole Lotta Rosie, we also throw in Summer of 69 if the girlies are in evidence!!

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Swords of a thousand men , Tenpole Tudor 

A stomping 2 minuter that really does bring the house down :drinks:

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