Your Dream Covers?

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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby Sister Fennario » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:55 am

Mattie Groves (with Bonnie Paine sharing vocals with Todd?)
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby Gus » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:38 pm

Any Roy Orbison song - maybe this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxsmcT7GOk

Todd's voice has that Orbison/traveling wilburys kind of vibe - it would work well with this...might be a nice treat for a holiday show or something.

The cool string embellishments would sound great as a violin/dual mando trio.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby DougD » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:57 pm

Sorry Gus--though I may be in the minority on this, I'm opposed on principle alone to them adding any more love songs to their repertoire.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby Gus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:27 pm

Ha! Good Point!
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby onerailroad » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:47 pm

Some great suggestions on here. I'd love a few more revamped FGH songs (Maybe they will, maybe they wont, but maybe they will?)
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby DougD » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:44 pm

gotta' be a worthwhile cover somewhere in here!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_train_songs
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby railroadbill » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:44 pm

How about "The Downbound Train" by Chuck Berry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCyc_z7DiwA&feature=kp
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby mitchgilbert » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:17 am

Now that RRE is a Prog band, I'd love to see them take on a Gentle Giant cover. An nice slow melodic one would be great - maybe "Funny Ways".

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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby Scott » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:12 pm

mitchgilbert wrote:Now that RRE is a Prog band, I'd love to see them take on a Gentle Giant cover. An nice slow melodic one would be great - maybe "Funny Ways".

Mitch


+1

I'd love to hear them play "Easter" by Marillion, too.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby railroadbill » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:24 am

Prog? How about a Jethro Tull cover?
Life's A Long Song?
Living In The Past?
Songs From The Wood?
Sweet Dream?
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby mitchgilbert » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:46 am

railroadbill wrote:Prog? How about a Jethro Tull cover?
Living In The Past?


Already done:

https://archive.org/details/rre2003-10-31.shnf

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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby railroadbill » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:50 am

Thanks Mitch. Had never stumbled into that show at archive.

Too bad that was the first and last time they played it. It showed promise and I think they'd kill it now.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby hoboholic » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:02 am

While I am enjoying John and the piano, I'll take more Bill Monroe and Woody Guthrie or some Merle Haggard or Willie Nelson over prog rock. Didn't care much for it in the 1970's, and don't really want my favorite band to move into that direction anymore than they have. I like "Face" but I love "Grandfather Mountain" and "Hangtown Ball" myself.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby Scott » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:06 pm

I look at it as one of many flavors they employ. In all honesty, they've always been prog-like, in the same way the Dead were. Intricate music, with some cool psychedelia happening.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby DougD » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:12 pm

I'm not a musicologist by any stretch of the imagination, but I've never heard the words "The Grateful Dead" & "Prog rock" used in the same sentence. I mean, they certainly were experimental & in many ways progressive, but that doesn't equate to "prog-rock".

Regardless, I gotta' agree with Hoboholic in hoping that RRE doesn't travel too far down that road--in fact I hope they make a u-turn...
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby Scott » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:12 pm

Terrapin Station is far and away prog. :)

I'm an old progger, and I know others feel the same way, both about the Dead and RRE. Hell, Skehan is a progger at heart.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby hoboholic » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:57 pm

My iPOD bought up Bela Fleck's version of "Polka On the Banjo" and I know Hobos would enjoy a similar arrangement.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby DougD » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:21 pm

Copied from an article in Rolling Stone:

"Progressive rock" is just a short way of saying "ridiculously long songs played in wacky time signatures and also some jazz stuff."

To each their own as they say; you can have your prog rock, I prefer mine straight up.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby Scott » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:51 am

Well, that Rolling Stone article is bullshit. I see no need to disparage prog rock.

Besides, John confirmed to me my thoughts. He told me he figured I'd be one of the ones to guess what was happening. And Timmy's mentioned Yes in interviews.
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Re: Your Dream Covers?

New postby vanhuffer » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Who reads Rolling Stone and takes anything they print seriously with regards to music ? Management might but outside that, no one should, to each their own of course.
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