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July 05, 2011


Steve Dustcircle, CMR Ohio

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Edwin McCain - I'll Be
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
B.J. Thomas - Hooked on a Feeling


A cover band - or someone doing more than 5 percent of their set w covers - should not be considered an "indie".

Imagine an indie film fest where all the movies were remakes.

Bob Cushing

A better term would be "cover tunes that NO ONE SHOULD EVER COVER AGAIN", ESPECIALLY Brown Eyed Girl and Sweet Home Alabama. If I walk into a bar and hear a band playing either one I'll walk right back out..How many times can you flog a song into the ground? In fact, this thread should be entitled "cover tunes that have been flogged to death to the point of lunacy". Just goes to prove yet again the "masses are asses" if they still want to hear this crap!


Brown Eyed Girl — Van Morrison, this helps me remember a friend of mine named Heather Morrison who is so sweet and kind, too! She also loves music, as much as I do. :-)


I'm definitly with Bob, move on. These songs are now dead and for old people. Like 40 years old. Try some new stuff, be different- Hella good- No Doubt, All My Life -Foo Fighters, Bad Girlfriend-Theroy of a Deadman to name a few. My band plays covers and we pack where ever we play. Those are a few of the songs we play-
Mustang Sally :( no way!


I didnt mean 40 year old people. Thats still young to me. But that the songs are over 40 years old. So many good songs have been done since then!

David Hooper

Mike, I'm with you. Should have elaborated in the original post...

If you're playing a club and people are coming to see YOU, not just "live music," the rules are different. If you're playing bars and especially "wedding" or "party" events, I still say these are good songs to know. Not that you have to play them every time, but you never know...

It's kind of like a wedding DJ having "Macarena" and "Who Let The Dogs Out." :)

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