Just a girl by No Doubt

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    Dec 6, 2018
    Has anyone ever noticed that this could totally be a female rockabilly song? I wonder if anyone has ever done it that way?
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  2. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Well, since rockabilly was the "punk" of it's time, and No Doubt was heavily punk influenced.... sure.

    My band plays it, but we play it as is- we don't 'billy it up.
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  3. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    An all-female band that I'm producing play it on their setlist. At Ramones' speed. ;)
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  4. Axis39

    Axis39 Country Gent

    Jun 2, 2008
    Beaumont, CA
    I met Gwen Stefani once.... 25 years ago now maybe? It was right after the album had dropped and she was a young star on the rise. I was playing in a golf tournament (not well, don't get all golf-y on me) and she was one of the celebrities rolling around in a golf cart having fun with the groups.

    I was stricken... She was fun, hot and smart.

    I know, didn't contribute much to the thread. But, it's my No Doubt story. LOL

    As for doing songs in other styles, it's a mainstay of my gigging repertoire. I was working on a Reggae version of ZZ Top's Blue Jean Blues a few years ago with some friends. I've played Hotel California in a Reggea style. I do Johnny B. Good to a minor Blues... It's fun to really twist things up!
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  5. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    She can be Mrs. MANTIS anytime she wants, wish she would go back to ska.
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  6. shrews824

    shrews824 Country Gent

    Feb 22, 2016
    Hardinsburg, Kentucky
    Same here. I realize people evolve and go in different musical directions, but I loved her Ska stuff. The stuff she did with Sublime and Fishbone always appealed to me.
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  7. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    Jul 23, 2019
    I wonder how Bonnie Raitt would cover it, I like her version of this INXS song


    I have been working out how to play Missionary Man as a slower acoustic blues with my singer, it just might work out. Especially good with her harmonica too.
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  8. SAguitar

    SAguitar Electromatic

    Jan 17, 2020
    Many years ago I was playing bass in a local dive, and I got a request from a couple to do Honky Tonk Woman, so I turned to the drummer and the guitarist to talk to them. The guitarist said he just had a request for a slow waltz, and the drummer said, "Then that's what we'll do!" And we played Honky Tonk Woman as a nice slow waltz, and it actually worked pretty good!
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  9. phil66

    phil66 Gretschie

    Dec 5, 2019
    Boy I'm not the one to try and do it. I went form play 70's rock, to playing heavy metal.
    That being said I wish some one would do it. I can already he it Kind ofin my head.
  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Here's her version of Suspicious Minds.

  11. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    That's quite nice, she sounds a bit reserved on it to me.
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