The Band Story Continues – February Edition

As you may recall, my old band from my days in Northern Virginia are getting back together for one last gig.  A wedding in June.  I gave some more details here.  Our last practice with the whole group was in November.  Tomorrow, we’re going to have another go.  I’m flying up in the morning.  We’re practicing tomorrow night and then I’m flying back on Saturday.  I scheduled this originally on a day when the MadDoc was scheduled to be on call the next day.  The MadDoc is off call for a bit as she recuperates from surgery, but the show must go on.  So I’m flying tomorrow anyway.

I think one of the guitarists from the band is out tomorrow.  But we’re going to make our way through as many of the songs as we can manage.  The good thing after the last practice is that we pared down the list and most of what’s left are songs that we have done a million and six times.

Just in case you’re curious, here’s the new list we’re aiming for, in the order we’re thinking of playing them:

Set 1

  • American Band – Grand Funk Railroad
  • What You Need – INXS
  • What I Like About You – The Romantics
  • Heart of Rock and Roll – Huey Lewis and the News
  • 99 Red Balloons – Goldfinger
  • Rock This Town – Stray Cats
  • China Grove – Doobie Brothers
  • Bad Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer
  • Can’t Take My Eyes off of You – Muse cover of Frankie Valli tune
  • Rock and Roll All Night – Kiss
  • Don’t Gotta Work It Out – Fitz and the Tantrums

Set 2

  • Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
  • Back in the USSR – Beatles
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
  • Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs
  • If You’re Wondering If I Want You To – Weezer
  • I’m a Believer – Monkees/Smashmouth/Neil Diamond
  • Kiss Me – New Found Glory cover of Sixpence None the Richer tune
  • Last Nite – The Strokes (but I don’t sing this one)
  • Semi Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
  • That Thing You Do – The Wonders
  • American Girl – Tom Petty
  • Drive My Car – Beatles
  • Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
  • Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

Set 3

  • I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
  • Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  • Hold On Loosely – .38 Special
  • Synchronicity II – The Police
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
  • Hard to Handle – Black Crowes
  • My Love – Paul McCartney
  • Closing Time – Semisonic (to wrap things up?)
  • Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd (not necessarily played here, but you know someone will call out Freebird)
  • Birthday – The Beatles (in case someone has a birthday)

 

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