Fun trio songs?

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english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2319
After my last band folded, the drummer and I agreed that we'd like to look for another project together. I've got another friend who's also a drummer so the old drummer (who's also a bassist) is going to switch to bass. Ideally in the long run we'll add (an)other player(s) to the band but in the meantime we're going to get together and jam some cover songs to see how it feels.

So, what are some fun cover songs for a trio? I don't want to spend all night pretending to be SRV, because I ain't going to convince anyone.



Oi. I heard that. Give me a break. It's not my fault I know two decent drummers and you can't find one. ;)

Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7285
    Any more clues as to what type of music?
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2319
    Any more clues as to what type of music?

    No. It's more fun this way.

    I don't think any of us have the chops to play jazz standards or anything (actually, the drummer might), but at least two of us can sing. 

    So rock music, in the very broadest sense of the word. It's mostly about seeing how we gel as a band, so a variety of different styles might actually be a really good idea. 

    Don't talk politics and don't throw stones. Your royal highnesses.

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7285
    The covers tend to add more stuff but I quite like the sparseness and that's a great guitar part. And then all the usual suspects - The Police, Dr Feelgood, The Sonics,The Jam ( someone else will have to suggest songs after about 1982), The Toy Dolls ( if anyone can work out Nellie The Elephant properly let me know!) and then this would be fine as a trio:

    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • Cissy Strut!
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 11140
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9571
    Sigur Ros are touring this year as a three piece and still sounding great, so anything's possible! 
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  • bobblehatbobblehat Frets: 195
    A couple from our 3 piece set:

    Bohemian Like you - Dandy Warhols
    Rocks - Primal Scream
    Local Boy in the Photograph -Stereophonics
    Have Love will Travel - The Sonics
    Cheque Book - Dr Feelgood
    Gold on the ceiling - The Black Keys
    10am Automatic  - The Black Keys
    I will Follow  - U2
    Here comes your man - The Pixies
    Spread Your Love- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    I am the Resurrection - The Stone Roses
    Pretty in Pink - Psychedelic Furs
    Last Night  - The Strokes
    Mollys Chambers - Kings of Leon
     
    No Major solos and fairly simple arrangements.
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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 4044
    Won't get fooled again - The Who. Great fun bashing out those opening chords.

    Honky tonk woman - The Stones. Fairly easy and, again, fun to play.

    I won't back down - Tom Petty. As above.
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • grooviegroovie Frets: 14
    Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis
    Happy Hour - The Housemartins
    Peaches  - Presidents of the United States of America
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  • DiscoStuDiscoStu Frets: 2876
    groovie said:
     
    Peaches  - Presidents of the United States of America
    I was just about to suggest the same. Or Lump.
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  • grooviegroovie Frets: 14
    DiscoStu;1119286" said:
    groovie said:

     Peaches  - Presidents of the United States of America





    I was just about to suggest the same. Or Lump.

    Indeed, might be a better shout. More punch sooner, Peaches always got a 'WTF' look when we started it.
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  • DominicDominic Frets: 3928
    NOBODY HAS SUGGESTED POLICE ...........they were a moderately succesful trio and becoming fashionable to listen to again
    perfect for a 3 piece to add a couple of Police favourites especially when a lot of your reortoire is not very well known
    How about a bit of Marc Bolan /T rex - always go down well -
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7285
    Dominic;1119442" said:
    NOBODY HAS SUGGESTED POLICE ...........they were a moderately succesful trio and becoming fashionable to listen to againperfect for a 3 piece to add a couple of Police favourites especially when a lot of your reortoire is not very well knownHow about a bit of Marc Bolan /T rex - always go down well -
    I suggested The Police - 4th post on here. Yet another example of my pearls of wisdom... ya da ya da... :(|)
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • slackerslacker Frets: 955

    I'm going through a similar situation. I've got a drummer on board and know some bassists. Me and the drummer had a run though rehearsal to see/listen to what worked. What we found is that some songs just don't work when you try them and some do. So IMHO try the above songs and some random songs and see what works.

    Also as a guitarist work out how to amalgamate the parts and still sing (assuming you are singing). Get the intro, solo and outro right and you can strip down the accompanying part.

    Also listen to radio 2 (wait) and wait for those songs you haven't heard for a while but sound great. If you enjoyed listening to them again maybe someone else will. Also throw in some instrumentals.

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  • DiscoStuDiscoStu Frets: 2876
    We Are Scientists have got some great songs.
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  • DiscoStu said:
    We Are Scientists have got some great songs.
    I saw them in Cambridge this week.  Brilliant.

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  • pmbombpmbomb Frets: 447
    Ace of Spades!
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  • pmbombpmbomb Frets: 447
    oh 2 year old thread haha.
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