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So, my buddy and I are working up a song list to try getting some acoustic cover gigs a shot. Basically, trying to get gigs at local bars/pubs, mainly college crowd, me on my 12-string acoustic and singing, him on djembe/some backing vocals, we may add acoustic bass or second guitar if one/both of our other buddies want in on it lol Mostly looking to have fun, maybe make a little cash. The kind of stuff we're thinking of is 90s and newer rock, maybe the occasional classic rock/pop song, stuff college kids today will know and sing along with while drunk. :lol: We've got a list of about 27 songs right now (not sure how many minutes it works out to). Where I need advice:

-How many songs should we have learned before we start looking for gigs?
-Do you recommend recording a few songs and throwing up a myspace to help with gig-finding?
-Any song suggestions?
 

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ok, Ki was a bad idea. You should still do Coast.
That joshua kadison song will work well too. ya know, the song about that girl that keeps running off whoring around and then comes back to sell him another lie?
stupid fecker...:rant:
 

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-Santeria
-Two Princes
-Closer
-Say It Ain't So
-It's the End of the World As We Know it (if you can sing that fast)
-Lightning Crashes
-Everything You Want
-It's All Been Done
-Semi-Charmed Life
-Time Of Your Life
-Paralyzer
-Plush
-Don't Speak
-Dammit
-Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
-Self Esteem
-Wonderwall of Broken Dreams (mashup of Wonderwall & Boulevard of Broken Dreams)

We sang these around campfires, in hotels, and on the bus with a cheapo classical guitar while in Israel. Tons of fun!
 

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The chords in "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" are the same intervals apart as Wonderwall and the tempos are similar, so you can very easily mash them up.
 

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The chords in "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" are the same intervals apart as Wonderwall and the tempos are similar, so you can very easily mash them up.
Yeah, I think I've heard it done (an actual mashup of the recordings) but had forgotten until you pointed it out :lol: There's a few other songs that fit too, maybe we'll turn it into a medley :lol:
 

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Yeah, I think I've heard it done (an actual mashup of the recordings) but had forgotten until you pointed it out :lol: There's a few other songs that fit too, maybe we'll turn it into a medley :lol:
We'd alternate verses from different songs with the Oasis pre-chorus, and do the Green Day "Aaah ahh" bits between verses. People got a kick out of it, definitely.

It's too bad we live in totally different cities, seems like it'd be a blast to start a band :lol:
 

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Tonic - If You Could Only See
Filter - Shimmer
Superman's Dead - Our Lady Peace
Selling The Drama - Live
anything from Days of the New
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

and the best acoustic song,

Wanted - Bon Jovi

if the audience doesn't know that one, I'd be surprised. I have seen coffee shops get really loud when people play that one.
 

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We'd alternate verses from different songs with the Oasis pre-chorus, and do the Green Day "Aaah ahh" bits between verses. People got a kick out of it, definitely.

It's too bad we live in totally different cities, seems like it'd be a blast to start a band :lol:
No kidding :lol:

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Tonic - If You Could Only See
Filter - Shimmer
Superman's Dead - Our Lady Peace
Selling The Drama - Live
anything from Days of the New
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

and the best acoustic song,

Wanted - Bon Jovi

if the audience doesn't know that one, I'd be surprised. I have seen coffee shops get really loud when people play that one.
Some great choices there, I was already considering "Wanted..." because I'm playing a 12-string :lol:

:lol: That would be hilarious
 

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-Santeria
-Two Princes
-Closer
-Say It Ain't So
-It's the End of the World As We Know it (if you can sing that fast)
-Lightning Crashes
-Everything You Want
-It's All Been Done
-Semi-Charmed Life
-Time Of Your Life
-Paralyzer
-Plush
-Don't Speak
-Dammit
-Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
-Self Esteem
-Wonderwall of Broken Dreams (mashup of Wonderwall & Boulevard of Broken Dreams)
What the heck are some of these?

Two princes?
Say It Ain't So?
Everything You Want
It's All Been Done
Semi-Charmed Life
Time Of Your Life
Paralyzer
Don't Speak
Dammit

Who the hell does these pieces of shit!? I've never even heard of these goddamn mother fuckers!
 

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Bon Jovi has no song called "Wanted." It's "Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE." I know, because #1 I fucking do that song, and I do it extremely well, every part, solo, everything. And #2, I FUCKING LOVE THAT SONG! :scream:
 

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What the heck are some of these?

Two princes? - Spin Doctors
Say It Ain't So? - Weezer
Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
It's All Been Done - Barenaked Ladies
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
Time Of Your Life - Green Day (it's actually called Good Riddance (Time of Your Life))
Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Dammit - Blink-182

Who the hell does these pieces of shit!? I've never even heard of these goddamn mother fuckers!
Added the artists to your list.

And I (and most of the college kids out there) grew up on this shit :lol:

Bon Jovi has no song called "Wanted." It's "Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE." I know, because #1 I fucking do that song, and I do it extremely well, every part, solo, everything. And #2, I FUCKING LOVE THAT SONG! :scream:
I also quite like that song, and have known how to play it for years :lol: Been a while since I've tried the solo.
 

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No wonder I didn't know those songs. Fucking goddamn pussy music. :lol: Thanks, though.

Play some Slayer and Dio, and be done with it, Aaron. :D
:lol:

I can sing the fuck out of Bon Jovi, BTW. I'm proud to admit. I love me some goddamn Bon Jovi. :lol: (At least the old shit. The new shit ain't worth a horse's ass.)
:agreed:
 
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