Friday, June 25, 2010

New Live Band Songs

I know I talk about this band a decent amount, but I figured I give an update of some of the songs we learned last night. I mean, we only had a 4.5 hour practice, so hopefully we were able to get something done. And by the looks of it, we did. We worked out some issues with previous songs, and learned 6 brand spankin' new ones.

Essentially, on Monday, Cameron (lead guitar) and I sat down for a few hours and talked over what we should do in the wake of our keyboard player/excellent harmonizer Charlie leaving for his new place in Reno. We went over our current list, X-ed off some songs, and came up with a list of songs that we'd like to add in the near future. I sent that list over to Donovan (bass) and he came back with some of the songs we should add (taking into account that we need more girl lead singing songs... yay for practice where I sing girl parts... ugh.) Girls are definitely allowed to sing any song they want, but we need to provide more equal opportunity for them (as I type this, I realize we learned two girl songs, and four guy songs, but whatever.)

Here are the new ones from last night:

"Just a Girl" by No Doubt

"The Sign" by Ace of Base (yes, you read that right.)

"One Headlight" by The Wallflowers

"Blue Monday" by New Order (we play it more like Orgy, though.)

"Today" by Smashing Pumpkins

"Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand (yeah, this one is FUN to play.)

We also ironed out "Plush" by STP, "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead, "Light My Fire" by The Doors, and "Material Girl" by Madonna.

Hopefully this will add some good variety and help us wing it a little less. We're going to sorely miss Charlie, but hopefully we can still bring a solid experience for the people who have enough intestinal fortitude (read as: enough drinks in them) to come up and sing with us.


GMoney said...

Ace of Spades fucking RAWXXXX!!! I can't imagine anyone trying to impersonate Lemme though.

I heard that Alejandro song on the radio this morning and initially thought that Ace of Base was making a comeback. You should have seen my face when I found out that it was Lady Gaga. I was mortified.

6th Avenue Heartache > One Headlight

Tony B. said...

Actually, there's a guy who karaokes Ace of Spades with us who is in a Misfits cover band (I know that's not Lemmy, but it's in the ballpark) and he does quite well.

Lady GaGa is terrible. As a musician, I'm embarrassed that I deal with her or Ace of Base. However, I also like getting paid, so there is that.

6th Ave. Heartache > One Headlight... until you start playing them on guitar and realize how damn boring 6th Ave Heartache is.

Tony B. said...

Just dropped Zambrano for Niese... I guess someone dropped Niese. I feel like I just took a shower after spending a few months in a mudhole.