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Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby TenaciousBe » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:52 am

A while back, I believe on the old board back when we were ABB.net, there was a thread wherein people posted a list of the acoustic songs that they played on a regular basis - ostensibly for people who regularly went out gigging, but this can go for anyone who sits around anywhere and plays any solo acoustic stuff, be it at Carnegie or in your bedroom. It's interesting to see what songs others are playing on the acoustic. I'll go first (in no particular order)...

Ones that get regular playtime:
Everything (Stereo Fuse)
If I Had A Dime (John Corabi)
Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
Zombie (Cranberries)
Take On Me (A-Ha)
Nutshell (Alice in Chains)
Watch Over You (Alter Bridge)
Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Poison)
Mad World (Gary Jules / Tears For Fears)
Closing Time (Semisonic)
Hang (Matchbox 20)
100 in a 55 (Pop Evil)
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty)
What's Up (4 Non Blondes)
Turn The Page (Bob Seger / Metallica)
Black (Pearl Jam)
Outside (Staind)

Others I've worked on but haven't really mastered:
I Am The Highway (Audioslave)
Runaway Train (Soul Asylum)
I Wanna Be There (Blessid Union of Souls)
Iscariot / Up 2 U (Walk The Moon)
Colorful (The Verve Pipe)
Zzyzx Rd / Song #3 (Stone Sour)
You Never Need Nobody (The Lone Bellow)
Hallelujah (Everybody and their Uncle)
Sign of the Times (Harry Styles)
Starlight (Slash / Myles)
Hello (Stevie Wonder)
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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby Mr. Slash » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:00 pm

Btw, what's the deal with AIC's "Nutshell"? Everyone is so in love with that song and I really don't understand why. They have way better songs.

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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby TenaciousBe » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:52 am

They have a ton of great songs, this one just happens to be easy to play acoustically. I think it's a bit iconic as the opening of their MTV Unplugged set as well.
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Postby Jaded Rescue » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm

TenaciousBe wrote:Hallelujah (Everybody and their Uncle)

For a second I was like, "Everybody and their Uncle? I've never heard of that band..." :lol

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Postby TenaciousBe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:48 pm

That would make a fun band name though!
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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby TenaciousBe » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:58 pm

Anyone else care to share your song list? Let's get some activity going around here... :)
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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby One Drew Remains » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:19 pm

Ones I play (at home) a lot...

The One I Love (REM)
Wonderful Life (AB)
Hungry Like the Wolf (Duran2)
Dead Flowers (Townes Van Zant)
Hysteria (Def Leppard)
Someday (Steve Earle)
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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby TenaciousBe » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 am

Dude, I used to be in LOVE with Hysteria. Fantastic song!
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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:49 pm

It's beautiful. It sounds funny that a song would speak to your soul. But Hysteria has an instant calming effect on me. I think I'm going to learn Pearl Jam's Given To Fly. Another pretty one
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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby UninvitedZero » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:01 pm

I'm playing my first real gig on the 10th at my old high school... I'm nervous as hell. I've got a lot of original material and a bunch of covers. I've only ever played open mic nights and I haven't even done one of those in about two years... Here are some of the covers I'm jamming at the moment!

Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
The Needle and The Damage Done (Neil Young)
Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Warren Zevon)
Two Coins (Dispatch)
Nutshell (Alice in Chains)
Through Glass (Stone Sour)
Take It Easy (Eagles)
Now more than ever what we need
Is love to replace all the obscene

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Re: Your Acoustic Covers Repertoire

Postby TenaciousBe » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:24 am

Nice! If you get any video, be sure to share it in here. :) I've thought about doing Take It Easy for a long time, just never sat down to work my way through it. I always wonder if it'll come off okay with just one guitar and lose the solo / lead stuff?
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