Water Rats - April 2019 Set List

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MtBMtB Frets: 433
It's about time we started a song list for the 2019 Water Rats bash.

I shall start the ball rolling then - how have we done this previously? Max of 2 song suggestions for each attendee?

@Fuengi
@Mike77
@Fandango
@munckee
@lovestrat74
@sonoflovestrat74
@peteri
@Tone71
@David5150
@MtB
@Flanging_Fred
@JonathanAngus
@Blackjack
@sev112
@route66
@customkits
@grappagreen
@springhead
@McToot
@poopot
@Darthed1981
@Bridgehouse
@MarkBlagdon
@TTony
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16152
    Once you have a long list we can have a chat about dropping it to 20 songs or so - need to make sure newcomers get at least one choice. 

    @poopot is our man in the frame as well so we can get him involved.
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  • MtBMtB Frets: 433
    edited November 17
    My own suggestions:

    Dakota by the Stereophonics

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps by the Beatles - but I think we should follow the version done at the George Harrison tribute gig: Concert for George




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  • peteripeteri Frets: 918
    I would definitely like You Shook Me All Night Long (AD/DC), nominated that for the last jam which I had to pull out of!

    Actually there's a trend - another one I missed:

    Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi


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  • McTootMcToot Frets: 1082
    edited November 17
    peteri said:
    I would definitely like You Shook Me All Night Long (AD/DC), nominated that for the last jam which I had to pull out of


    I'd happily play Malcom on the above. 

    As for my two choices, I've been on a bit of a 90s nostalgia kick recently so I'll put the following into the hat:

    Two Princes - Spin Doctors
    Closing Time - Semisonic

    both have nice rhythm parts and some widdly stuff.

    A reserve choice would be How you Remind me by Nickelback, despite how much they were pilloried back in the day

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  • peteripeteri Frets: 918
    Reserve choice for me Word Up - Gun version (chance for me to dust off the Les Paul Custom!)
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2360
    Can everyone (pretty please) bear in mind with suggestions that you will need to recruit a singer...

    We have a wider pool of willing singers than at last Woking, but with recent incoming bashes of my singing I'm personally not quite as willing to take on the tougher ones as I was.

    I'm only saying this because the majority of suggestions so far are pretty difficult to sing, so are very unlikely to make the shortlist.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 2077
    Can everyone (pretty please) bear in mind with suggestions that you will need to recruit a singer...

    We have a wider pool of willing singers than at last Woking, but with recent incoming bashes of my singing I'm personally not quite as willing to take on the tougher ones as I was.

    I'm only saying this because the majority of suggestions so far are pretty difficult to sing, so are very unlikely to make the shortlist.
    I haven't seen anyone bash your singing?  Whoever it wa should sing the first song!
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2360
    edited November 17
    munckee said:
    Can everyone (pretty please) bear in mind with suggestions that you will need to recruit a singer...

    We have a wider pool of willing singers than at last Woking, but with recent incoming bashes of my singing I'm personally not quite as willing to take on the tougher ones as I was.

    I'm only saying this because the majority of suggestions so far are pretty difficult to sing, so are very unlikely to make the shortlist.
    I haven't seen anyone bash your singing?  Whoever it wa should sing the first song!
    It isn't a big deal, it wasn't directed at me in a nasty way, and I probably shouldn't have mentioned it in here, sorry.  I've had some private feedback from a couple of people that some of the songs I've sung on have been ambitious for my natural vocal abilities.  My attitude to these jams has always been to get stuck in, and indeed it will remain so and I'll always be supportive of any attendee who does.

    Actually a good point for any newbies coming to the jams, we are a great friendly group who will be as supportive as we can be to anyone getting stuck in, I've just been to a few and people know me well so want to help me improve is all 

    I think we should consider in the round though that as fun as AC/DC songs (for example, I'm not picking on that choice, it's a great song) are etc. to play, heck I've almost nominated "Back in Black" for the setlist a few times, it's incredibly difficult to sing them.
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  • MtBMtB Frets: 433
    edited November 17
    Well said @darthed1981 ;;

    I've made a similar comment elsewhere on the forum that when suggesting songs to play at jams folks need to try singing the song themselves in the correct key before proposing it.   
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  • Well said Ed, your singing has improved a lot and you are doing some great vocals on ones in your range, and I’m in a similar situation- I’m happy to sing to ensure the song has vocals, but only the ones I like and can do a half decent version of. None of us are high pitched screamers, so songs that need that style are going to be difficult unless the proposer is happy to take on singing them.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 2077
    edited November 17
    I realise it's old hat but I discussed with @Fuengi ;us playing rhythm and lead between us on comfy so that would be choice 1

    choice 2 the night they drove old Dixie down the band version. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 756
    I'd quite like to try A Punk by Vampire Weekend.

    Comfy with @munckee will be good also. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16152
    Fuengi said:
    I'd quite like to try A Punk by Vampire Weekend.

    Comfy with @munckee will be good also. 
    I’m always up for bass on comfy - I reckon I could play it blindfolded :D 

    In fact - how about I do it on a fretless 5 string?
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  • munckee said:
    I realise it's old hat but I discussed with @Fuengi ;us playing rhythm and lead between us on comfy so that would be choice 1

    choice 2 the night they drove old Dixie down the band version. 
    I’d love to do drums on Comfy again, have nearly nailed it, just need to work out an ending.
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  • Fuengi said:
    I'd quite like to try A Punk by Vampire Weekend.

    Comfy with @munckee will be good also. 
    I’m always up for bass on comfy - I reckon I could play it blindfolded :D 

    In fact - how about I do it on a fretless 5 string?
    Standing on your ed!
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16152
    Fuengi said:
    I'd quite like to try A Punk by Vampire Weekend.

    Comfy with @munckee will be good also. 
    I’m always up for bass on comfy - I reckon I could play it blindfolded :D 

    In fact - how about I do it on a fretless 5 string?
    Standing on your ed!
    Unlikely, but the fretless 5 is a go-er..
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  • McTootMcToot Frets: 1082
    MtB said:
    Well said @darthed1981 ;;

    I've made a similar comment elsewhere on the forum that when suggesting songs to play at jams folks need to try singing the song themselves in the correct key before proposing it.   
    I have the vocal range of a llama, so that rules out pretty much everything  :s

    Theme from Local Hero perhaps  ;)

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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2360
    My suggestions anyways...

    An Oasis song (maybe "Columbia" this time, or "Don't Look Back In Anger")

    I Saw Her Standing There by the Beatles

    but aim for this sort of version...


    @MtB are you spreadsheeting these?  Happy to do so if it helps?
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2360
    MtB said:
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps by the Beatles - but I think we should follow the version done at the George Harrison tribute gig: Concert for George





    That's actually from the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, with the famous Prince solo.

    It is a great example of how f**king epic that song is though.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    Ok... I will chuck the following into the hat.

    1) the pretender - foos (happy to do as 1 guitar and bv’s :) easy song to do)
    2)rock n roll - zep (again easy song to bang out quickly)

    it not 100% but we may have @drumswithpoopot again and also my singer has said he may possibly be there (so vocals sorted on the difficult numbers)...

    but... the possible turd in the drain pipe is we have a gig that night... it may be a bit much for all three of us tbh!... all day at the jam and then get to gig load in, soundcheck 2 x 1hr sets load out home is a very long day...

    so, bear with me on this one!...
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1182
    Seeing as i cant sing, and even less sing and play at the same time, mulling over some songs that dont fall in the same trap as AC/DC songs or any others with challenging vocals wont be a problem for me.

    Heres the thing. As i (and all of us) get better, and get to know what works in a tFB jam setting, i might be inclined to go with the flow. But let’s please have some decent variety in the suggestions.

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  • customkitscustomkits Frets: 841
    I'm also happy to go with the flow as I've never done one of these before

    I wouldn't mind having a bash at a clutch song as I've got my dc junior done now, something like cyborg bette, it's loud fairly easy and i don't think the singing sounds that hard but I'm no singer

    aerosmith  sweet emotion 
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  • McTootMcToot Frets: 1082
    I'm also happy to go with the flow as I've never done one of these before

    I wouldn't mind having a bash at a clutch song as I've got my dc junior done now, something like cyborg bette, it's loud fairly easy and i don't think the singing sounds that hard but I'm no singer

    aerosmith  sweet emotion 
    Wis'd

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  • sev112sev112 Frets: 389
    Can I chuck “All Night Long” by Rainbow in, someone can easily manage the solo, and I can sing it
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  • peteripeteri Frets: 918
    edited November 19

    sev112 said:
    Can I chuck “All Night Long” by Rainbow in, someone can easily manage the solo, and I can sing it


    That's a cracker! Would love to do that solo

    Dodgy lyrics, but we'll ignore that!

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Frets: 156
    As a complete and utter newbie to all of this who is basically a very much beginner strummer or open chords (who is not even really sure I am good enough to be playing the jam) I am going to have to throw myself on the mercies of the more experienced ones among you to help me learn what chords to play! I have no idea where to start with any of this and am not experienced enough to learn from a video. Sorry....

    I would love to join in with Comfy and Wanted Dead or Alive if there are simple enough parts (or any others that come along that may be suitable for me too).  That would be just amazing to play on.  I could also do a bit of backing vocals as I do sing a bit. 

    As for song song choices of my own, I am not sure what to suggest because the versions of songs that I play with my guitar buddy are not necessarily the original versions.  They tend to be more simplified versions.   Crumbs I feel so stupid.......
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  • Blackjack said:
    As a complete and utter newbie to all of this who is basically a very much beginner strummer or open chords (who is not even really sure I am good enough to be playing the jam) I am going to have to throw myself on the mercies of the more experienced ones among you to help me learn what chords to play! I have no idea where to start with any of this and am not experienced enough to learn from a video. Sorry....

    I would love to join in with Comfy and Wanted Dead or Alive if there are simple enough parts (or any others that come along that may be suitable for me too).  That would be just amazing to play on.  I could also do a bit of backing vocals as I do sing a bit. 

    As for song song choices of my own, I am not sure what to suggest because the versions of songs that I play with my guitar buddy are not necessarily the original versions.  They tend to be more simplified versions.   Crumbs I feel so stupid.......
    As long as you can find a YouTube video/online version of the song we will learn that version. You could even do a recording of you and your guitar buddy’s version so we can learn the version you play.
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1182
    Blackjack said:
    As a complete and utter newbie to all of this who is basically a very much beginner strummer or open chords (who is not even really sure I am good enough to be playing the jam) I am going to have to throw myself on the mercies of the more experienced ones among you to help me learn what chords to play! I have no idea where to start with any of this and am not experienced enough to learn from a video. Sorry....

    I would love to join in with Comfy and Wanted Dead or Alive if there are simple enough parts (or any others that come along that may be suitable for me too).  That would be just amazing to play on.  I could also do a bit of backing vocals as I do sing a bit. 

    As for song song choices of my own, I am not sure what to suggest because the versions of songs that I play with my guitar buddy are not necessarily the original versions.  They tend to be more simplified versions.   Crumbs I feel so stupid.......
    I had no idea what to expect on my first jam. At this very venue. It’s a great place with an easy vibe, so that should help you settle for starters.

    Prob the best advice I can give, is come with an open mind. No expectations, no pressure. Whatever prep you do, is what you do. Come as you are, and bring your guitar.  =)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16152
    Blackjack said:
    As a complete and utter newbie to all of this who is basically a very much beginner strummer or open chords (who is not even really sure I am good enough to be playing the jam) I am going to have to throw myself on the mercies of the more experienced ones among you to help me learn what chords to play! I have no idea where to start with any of this and am not experienced enough to learn from a video. Sorry....

    I would love to join in with Comfy and Wanted Dead or Alive if there are simple enough parts (or any others that come along that may be suitable for me too).  That would be just amazing to play on.  I could also do a bit of backing vocals as I do sing a bit. 

    As for song song choices of my own, I am not sure what to suggest because the versions of songs that I play with my guitar buddy are not necessarily the original versions.  They tend to be more simplified versions.   Crumbs I feel so stupid.......
    I’m sure there’s a few on here who could help you learn the acoustic part to comfy - or even a basic rhythm part! 

    Any volunteers?
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  • David5150David5150 Frets: 116
    Some great suggestions so far - Dakota in particular really lends itself to multiple guitar bits (I know this as I struggle on my own in my band)

    @Blackjack - I'd be delighted to strum an acoustic version of Comfy with you as @Bridgehouse mentioned above - it's a song that I love to listen too but have never learnt to play.

    Songs I'd like to throw into the mix

    Hungry Like the Wolf by duran duran -
    Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes - can lend itself to lots of silly bugger guitar fills
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