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    Danceable rock tunes help !!!!!

    Iím doing some music research for a gig Iím entertaining that consist of danceable rock music.
    Itís not really my bag but the pay is really good and itís not like I have to mix it.
    The crowd is 35 Ė45 Years old Mostly white Iíll be playing two one hour sets exactly one hour warming up for a rock pop band and one hour closing the night out.

    Thanks for your help !!!
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    What type of rock are they playing (the band)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe View Post
    What type of rock are they playing (the band)?
    70s -80s a lot of cover Stuff !
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    Dance Rock

    Blur - Song2
    INXS - Need You Tonight
    White Stripes - Doorbell, Seven Nation Army
    Nirvana - Lithuim, Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Anything - Lenny Kravitz
    Anything - Prince
    When The World is Running Down - The Police (Danny Krivit Edit), this edit rocks well, extended the breaks
    Human Leauge
    Blue Monday - New Order
    Situation - Yaz
    Can't Get Enough - Depche Mode



    I take it you know what your doing. So,
    the Anything artist's I've mentioned you know what it is that will fit with a rock set. If I think of anything else I will post..

    U2 - Two Hearts
    Young Folke - Peter Bjorn and John
    Lily Allen - too
    Daft Punk

    Also, feel out the crowd cause you can even get away with Steely Dan - Do It Again, the drums fit really nice with Lithium - Nirvana.

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    Last edited by kayotv; 09-07-2007 at 09:52 AM.
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    My favorite DOR:

    INXS- Need you Tonight

    Peter Gabriel- Sledgehammer

    Mony, Mony- Billy Idol

    Katrina and the Waves- Walking on Sunshine

    Powerstation- some like it hot

    Powertstation- get it on

    INXS- What you need

    U2- Pride, in the name of love

    Go-Gos- We got the Beat

    Go-Gos- Head over heels

    Robert Palmer- Didnít mean to turn you on

    Robert Plant- Iím in the mood

    The Who- Eminence Front

    Pink Floyd- Run like Hell

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    Dreams Fleetwood Mac
    Rock the Casbah The Clash
    Welcome to the Machine Pink Floyd
    Long train Running Doobie Brothers

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    Thanks

    Keep it coming

    This gig proceeds wil be going in my isolater fund..... LOL !!!!!!

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    I'm going to my friends wedding this week. He is white. I should have a wealth of songs for you by monday......lol

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    it depends the crowd you have that's why I'm asking. So it sounds like a pop-rock crowd.
    They like U2? The Police? AC/DC? a few examples, I'm not sure

    Ram Jam: Black betty
    The Who: Eminence front
    Rolling Stones: Miss you, sympathy for the devil
    Queen: another one bites the dust
    The clash: Rock the casbah, magnificent 7
    Steve Miller band: macho city
    Talking heads: Once in a lifetime, born under punches
    Steely Dan: Do it again
    The white stripes: Seven nation army (well, 35-45, don't know if they like this...)
    More pop chart oriented
    the romantics: talking in your sleep
    REM: losing my religion
    U2: Pride
    Franz Ferdinand: take me out
    Blur: Girls & boys
    Kiss: I was made for lovin you
    Joan jett: I love rockn'roll (uhm I stop it's becoming cheesy...but if they like it..)

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    All the Things I've Done - The Killers
    Prince - Erotic City
    Laid - White Horse
    OK Go - There It Goes
    Human League - Don't You Want Me
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    Thumbs up

    Here are some more:
    Christopher Cross-"Ride like the Wind"
    Doobie Brothers- "Minute by Mintue"
    Steve Miller Band- "Fly like an Eagle" "The Joker"
    Talking Heads- "Once in a Lifetime"
    B-52's- "Rock Lobster" "Love Shack"
    Police- "Roxanne" "Voices Inside My Head"
    U2- "Bullett The Blue Sky" "Angel of Harlem" (actually check out the Joshua Tree disc)
    Queen- "Find somebody to love me"
    Toni Childs- "What's going on"
    Stevie Nicks- "Stand Back"
    Carl Carlton- "Everlasting Love"
    Pink FLoyd- "The Wall"

    If I tell you all that is in my head I should be getting paid!!! Best to you!!!
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    da ya think i'm sexy - rod stewart
    it's a long way there - little river band
    hatian divorce - steely dan
    dreams i'll never see - molly hatchet
    long train running - doobies
    baker street - gerry rafferty
    cannonball - supertramp
    black skinned blue eyed boys - the equals
    golden years - david bowie
    county fair - joe walsh
    eminence front - the who
    world turning - fleetwood mac

    woot!

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    Talking

    Frankie goes to Hollywood- "Relax"
    Edgar Winter Group-"Frankenstein"
    Duran Duran- "The Reflex" "Rio"
    Eric Clapton- "I shot the Sheriff" (although Marley did it better)
    Culture Club- " Time"
    Eddie Money/Ronnie Spector - "Take Me Home Tonight"
    America- "Horse with no Name"
    Steeley Dan-"Peg"
    Tina Turner- "River Deep/Mountian High"
    Beatles- "Hey Jude" "Get Back"
    One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deidre View Post
    Frankie goes to Hollywood- "Relax"
    Edgar Winter Group-"Frankenstein"
    Duran Duran- "The Reflex" "Rio"
    Eric Clapton- "I shot the Sheriff" (although Marley did it better)
    Culture Club- " Time"
    Eddie Money/Ronnie Spector - "Take Me Home Tonight"
    America- "Horse with no Name"
    Steeley Dan-"Peg"
    Tina Turner- "River Deep/Mountian High"
    Beatles- "Hey Jude" "Get Back"
    D,I think you are owed some loot...lol.

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    Wink

    I know!!! But growing up I heard all types of stuff before I got into the "House" music, but then again it is all music to me and I dance to a few beats wherever it catches me as you can see. Add a couple of these to your playlist and see what happens.....Try "Brother Louie" by Stories or "Rock On" by David Essex and see what happens!!! (Money orders or cash only!!!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deidre View Post
    I know!!! But growing up I heard all types of stuff before I got into the "House" music, but then again it is all music to me and I dance to a few beats wherever it catches me as you can see. Add a couple of these to your playlist and see what happens.....Try "Brother Louie" by Stories or "Rock On" by David Essex and see what happens!!! (Money orders or cash only!!!!)
    LOL !!!!!!

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    If its a 70's/ 80's cover band why play stuff they might cover?

    most of those lists are pretty old

    i'd go 90's - current
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    totally forgot David Bowie

    David Bowie & Freddie Mercury - Pressure (huge!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deidre View Post
    Beatles- "Hey Jude"
    How do you dance to that?
    Slave to the Rhythm

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    Cool

    Mr. I,
    If you read the initial post Dub Fly stated that the audience would be predominately White 35-45 years of age. A few cocktails into the gig his/her audience will do SOMETHING , it may not be dancing just singing real LOUD or some offbeat move just for the nostalgia of the Nah Nah Nah Nah's. I believe as a DJ (I am not one) one should keep their audience entertained so they won't ask you if you have such and such record. (how annoying is that???)

    A couple more:

    Phil Collins- "Susudio" "I can feel it coming in the Night"
    Blondie- "The Tide is High" "Call Me"
    Heart- "Baracuda" "Never"
    Thompson Twins-"Hold Me Now"
    Men Without Hats- "Safety Dance"
    Pat Benetar-"Love is a Battlefield"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deidre View Post
    Mr. I,
    If you read the initial post Dub Fly stated that the audience would be predominately White 35-45 years of age. A few cocktails into the gig his/her audience will do SOMETHING , it may not be dancing just singing real LOUD or some offbeat move just for the nostalgia of the Nah Nah Nah Nah's.
    I hear ya, yea the Nah Nah Nah Nah's will cause some to chime in but dance?
    +'hey jude' is more for the 45-55 crowd.. just IMO
    Slave to the Rhythm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deidre View Post
    Eric Clapton- "I shot the Sheriff" (although Marley did it better)
    Marley may have sang it better but the Bass on Clapton's is one hell of a hook. It made EPMD's Strictly Business, Legendary.

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    The Strokes - Last Night
    Kelly Clarkson - Since You've Been Gone
    Janes Addiction - Jane Says
    Any Led Zepplen
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give it Away
    Maroon 5
    Queens of the Stone Age - No one Knows
    Gorillaz - Dare or Feel Good Inc
    New Order
    Rage Against The machine - Bulls On parade
    Beetles - Come Together
    Jimi - Crosstown Traffic or Foxy Lady
    The Roots - The Seed
    Daft Punk - Robot Rock
    Eye Of the Tiger
    Heart - Barracuda
    THe Clash - SHould I Stay or Should I go/London Calling
    David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
    Killers - Mr Burnside/Somebody
    Avril Laviegn - Girlfriend
    Van Halen - Jump
    Rapture - House Of jealous Lovers
    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Billy Squire - Stroke/Big Beat
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
    Modest Mouse
    Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye
    Space Hog - In The Meantime
    Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
    Oasis - Wonderwall
    Fugazi - Waiting Room
    Breeders - Cannon ball
    Rolling Stones
    Bad Company - Feel Like Making Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Paradise View Post
    The Strokes - Last Night
    Kelly Clarkson - Since You've Been Gone
    Janes Addiction - Jane Says
    Any Led Zepplen
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give it Away
    Maroon 5
    Queens of the Stone Age - No one Knows
    Gorillaz - Dare or Feel Good Inc
    New Order
    Rage Against The machine - Bulls On parade
    Beetles - Come Together
    Jimi - Crosstown Traffic or Foxy Lady
    The Roots - The Seed
    Daft Punk - Robot Rock
    Eye Of the Tiger
    Heart - Barracuda
    THe Clash - SHould I Stay or Should I go/London Calling
    David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
    Killers - Mr Burnside/Somebody
    Avril Laviegn - Girlfriend
    Van Halen - Jump
    Rapture - House Of jealous Lovers
    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Billy Squire - Stroke/Big Beat
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
    Modest Mouse
    Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye
    Space Hog - In The Meantime
    Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
    Oasis - Wonderwall
    Fugazi - Waiting Room
    Breeders - Cannon ball
    Rolling Stones
    Bad Company - Feel Like Making Love

    Nice list. I don't know if that crowd would appreciate the Roots though, unless you mix it with some Cody Chestnutt, LOL. I'd add the Killers, Amy Winehouse, and Aha.
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