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PosterBoy
10-03-2002, 18:15:41
by a 'Bluegrass band'

Since I don't know many Bluegrass songs, when it comes to forming bands and rehearsing for the 'Student concert' at my week long Bluegrass week, I need to learn some songs that would lend themselves to Bluegrass instrumentation ( banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro, autoharp).


Anything to keep me from playing old time gospel songs.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-03-2002, 20:12:11
Check out the last couple of albums by Uncle Tupelo, particulary their penumltimate one (can't remember the name). Loads of great stuff on there. Particularly "Atomic Power" and "Black Eye".

*End Is Forever*
10-03-2002, 20:59:26
Well, the Beatles did a couple of actual bluegrass numbers, most notably the excellent McCartney song "I've Just Seen A Face"...

walruskkkch
10-03-2002, 21:25:59
Foggy mountain breadown.
Amazing grace
Kentucky girl
BLue moon of Kentucy
Poor Polly

PosterBoy
15-03-2002, 14:58:00
I was thinking more along the lines of none bluegrass songs which might lend themselves to bluegrass instrumentation.

I'm trying to be a rebel here!

Oh and no Beatles songs

DaShi
15-03-2002, 17:26:53
Areosmith?

Snapcase
15-03-2002, 17:34:00
Sheena is a Punk Rocker?

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-03-2002, 17:36:44
Rhapsody in blue?

Vincent Fandango
15-03-2002, 21:05:41
I got a cover version of kraftwerk's "Autobahn" by Fink (with a banjo).

BigGameHunter
16-03-2002, 11:20:51
"Big Women" by GBH.

Snapcase
16-03-2002, 11:26:16
"Aquarius" form the musical Hair

Vincent Fandango
16-03-2002, 14:13:53
featuring Drekkus

Snapcase
18-03-2002, 11:09:28
"Paranoid" by Black Sabbath

Funkodrom
18-03-2002, 11:30:38
That would be good...

Noisy
19-03-2002, 00:04:21
It would, wouldn't it. I can actually imagine how that would sound, and the words wouldn't be that far away from bluegrass music - thematically - either.

Funkodrom
19-03-2002, 09:24:37
I'm listening to it now. The great thing about it is the music is really simple so you should be able to play it however you want...

If you did that I'd love to hear a recording somehow.

PosterBoy
19-03-2002, 11:30:03
I will have to learn it first not a bad Idea though.

I thought Gina G's Just a little bit might work as well!

PosterBoy
19-03-2002, 11:37:31
I have a great cover of Bring the Noise by Public Enemy done by a Bluegrassy style band called THE Unholy Trio.

Funkodrom
19-03-2002, 12:11:11
Cool name. :)

Paranoid's easy.

Paranoid:

E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-|G-D-----E-------|

Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind
People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time

All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy,
Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify

Can you help me occupy my brain?
Oh yeah

I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find,
I can't see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind

Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
Happiness I can not feel and love to me is so unreal

And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
I tell you to enjoy life, I wish I could but (it's/I'm) too late

PosterBoy
20-03-2002, 11:40:22
Staying Alive by The Bee Gees would work I think, with the banjo doing the riff.

walruskkkch
20-03-2002, 23:57:06
Beethoven's "ode to joy".