Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Starting a Garage Band

Okay -
some of you guys know I've played the electric bass (bass guitar, that 4 string thing) for a while now. But lately have been getting pretty serious about it. A few guys from work and I have formed a band (a band that has no name). We're way not ready to perform in front of people yet - maybe in a month or two. But we plan on being a party band. Right now here's a list of songs that we love and either have worked on or want to play eventually.
Never Again / Figured You Out - Nickelback
Escape (the Pina Colada Song)
Magaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Fire / The Wind Cries Mary
Cumbersome - Seven Mary Three
Gimme Two Steps / The Breeze - Lynryd Skynrd
She Hates Me - Puddle of Mudd
Low Rider
Louie Louie
Pretty Woman
You Really Got Me
stuff from AC/DC

So as you can see we've got a while to go before we get a nice hour long set of material. So this is why I can't make some parties, get togethers, stay longer at Saturday hashes, and don't have much of a life anymore. As soon as we get a bit better and find a singer we plan on having small (4-5) rehearsal viewing sessions at our practice facility. But that's a ways away.

other songs I'd love to play - but not sure if it's our band's style
anything by Prince
Duran Duran (just listen to those bass riffs)
No Doubt (Ex Girlfriend, Hella Good, Just A Girl)
Maroon 5 (Harder to Breathe, She Will Be Loved)
Wishing Well / Dance Little Sister
Smooth
Sir Duke
R U Gonna Go My Way / Fly Away / Red House
California Girls (David Lee Roth version)
Ice Cream Man (my favorite song from high school, cuz this really hot girl told me it was her favorite song)

5 comments:

Denial Queen said...

I can't wait to hear them! Maybe an event sometime soon....

Spotty said...

Dude, I so wanna be invited to your first show. Those songs are some goodies...what versatility!

Trojan said...

If ya ever play in Austin and want to do a cover of "creep" by radiohead...I'm your girl!

rubbin said...

got yourself a deal - creep is one of my favorite songs to play on the bass. also love the lyrics.
i'm hopin we'll be ready to play pretty soon - getting to audition / jam with a singer this saturday.

brownie said...

Make sure you record it and get a CD to Austin! The hash will use the disc as the main entertainment for their next event!

You should do "My Name is Mud" by Primus, sweet bass riff.