Best songs to end a set on

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Yukimajo, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    My old band ended with The Velvet Underground’s Sister Ray a few times. Our version didn’t quite hit the 17 minute mark though.
  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  3. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    We have a local band (I take a lot of local band photos for free) who finished a few of their sets with Wild Cherry's Play that Funky Music which had everyone grooving at the same time and left everyone in a great upbeat mood by the end of their set.
  4. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    There's a real toe tapper. ;););)
  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    My band has been closing with "Twist and Shout" since its inception 13 years ago. I think the band I was with for a couple of years before that did too.
  6. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Gretschie

    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter UK
    The band formed in '72 if that helps. They go their name from a gang of street kids in Nova Express by William S. Burroughs.
  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    This one makes a good encore!

    Anybody thinks KISS sucks, SUCKS!:p
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    That’s awesome. That’s the first song that ever got me rabid for rock n’ roll when I was a little little kid. Still one of my top 5 favorite songs. Always wanted to cover it.
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  9. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Thanks. When we do it it’s about 8 minutes long
  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Hehe I SUCK! :)
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Hollies' "Stop! Stop! Stop! (All the Dancing)"
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  12. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Grateful Dead, Baba O'Riley (aka Teenage Wasteland) -> Tomorrow Never Knows.
  13. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    That's more like it, can't fault you there!
    Great stuff - we played the letter too but in the Box Tops version so not suitable as a closer!
  14. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Train Kept a Rollin
    La Grange
    Sultans of Schwing
    Hey Jude
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  15. TestPattern

    TestPattern Electromatic

    Dec 16, 2018
    South Carolina
    We end the evening with either Link Wray's Rumble or Rawhide or Dick Dale's The Wedge.
  16. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
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  17. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN

    As far as covers go, one of my bands often closes the show with "The Kids Are Alright"-- feedback, drum break and all.

    We also close with "(What's So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding", and sometimes "Please Don't Touch".

    More often, we'll close with an original tune.
  18. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    The Kids Are Alright was a song on the Who's first album but subsequently nearly all versions on tape and later CD had the solo cut by half and was missing the feedback and Keith's drum break. Most frustrating when that was the best bit! I understand it was as a result of American recording companies thinking the feedback was a mistake that needed to be removed. I think a similar fate awaited their second single Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere which also has an extended solo with drum break and feedback. Townshend and Moony really let fly in the solos in both songs and I love 'em both for just that reason.
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  19. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands

    With Gretsch content.
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  20. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    Sep 8, 2012
    I don't think anyone ends a show quite like The Killer!

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