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Old 03-30-2011, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: Songs you used to play...

Too many to remember. Not including all the originals, this will be a good test of my memory ...
Smoke on the Water (Purple)
Paranoid (Sabs)
Soul Stripper (ACDC)
Johnny B Goode
Jean Genie (Bowie)
Little Queenie (Stones)
Brown Sugar (Stones)
Tumbling Dice (Stones)
Honky Tonk Women (Stones - more cowbell!)
Bitch (Stones)
Anarchy in the UK (Pistols)
Bodies (Pistols)
Roadhouse Blues (Doors)
School's Out (Alice Cooper)
Whole Lotta Love (LZ)
Wild Thing (Troggs/Jimi)
Once Bitten Twice Shy (Ian Hunter)
Nutbuch City Limits (Ike & Tina)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Stones)
Sweet Virginia (Stones)
Down to the Doctor (Dr Feelgood)
Dust My Broom (Elmore James)
Mannish Boy (Muddy Waters)
Green Onions (Booker T)
Living Loving Maid (LZ)
Cold Turkey (Lennon)
Take It as It Comes (Doors)
Peace Frog (Doors)
Fire (Hendrix)
Love Me Two Times (Doors)
Birthday (Beatles)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Clash)
Couldn't Stand the Weather (SRV - love to play this again)
Little Sister (Elvis)
White Room (Cream)
Strange Brew (Cream)
I Can't Explain (Who)
Rock My Plimsoul (Jeff Beck)
Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley)
Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Walk On By (Strangers version - current band's version is a mix of this and Dionne Warwick's)
Smash It Up (The Damned)
Superstition (Stevie)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Locomotive Breath (Tull)
You're So Vain (Carly Simon)
Fame (Bowie)
Golden Years (Bowie)
Suck My Kiss (Chilli Peppers - that was fun!)
Love Rears Its Ugly Head (Loving Color - even more fun!)
Cocaine (Clapton)
For the Love of Ivy - Gun Club
Burning Down the House (Talking Heads - those fills were fun)
Can't Get Enough (Bad Company - also fun)
You Really Got Me (Kinks)
All the Day and All of the Night (Kinks)
Stone Free (Hendrix)
California Dreaming (Mamas and the Papas)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Hound Dog (Elvis)
Jumpin Jack Flash (Stones)
Reach Out (Four Tops)
You Keep Me Hanging On (Vanilla Fudge version - I enjoyed that!)
Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood)
Space Oddity (Bowie)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Evil Ways (Santana)
Knock On Wood (Bowie Version)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh)

Only a fraction - I've forgotten most of them. At this age you forget more than you remember. Most rock drummers my age would have played most of these staples - and many more - at some stage or another. I always preferred playing originals anyway.

One thing that struck me as I put the list together is how I never even liked most of them! That's the bummer about drumming - you have to play what the singers and tuned instruments want to play and get very little say.
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