Musical Theory Abound!!!

 #18358  by LazyLightnin
 Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:00 pm
trust me dude i know, theres little or no communication, alot of our bass player freezing and staring into the crowd, that sorta thing. last gig my lead player messes up on "down on the corner",(i know it sounds ridiculous to mess that up) stops playing and starts yelling "Stop! stop!" OMFG i almost lost it. we heard a woman in the audience say she wanted her money back :shock: i had to re-explain the first rule of showbiz which is "the show must go on". i have no problem playing off mistakes, just make it look like you meant to do so, or just give a big smile, might get some smiles back.

beleive it or not but i do better for myself with an acoustic down at the beach, love to attract a crowd, love to talk to the public. gets my blood goin, reminds me im alive lol 8)

 #18372  by shakedown_04092
 Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:42 pm
:shock: Ugh...I can't believe he yelled STOP! :oops: ....what in the world??? Tell that rookmeister to get back to the 'garten. Kinder, that is. :x

How do you side-step that one anyways? You're totally right though, you gotta play through that shit. Hey, just remember, most of the people out there listening can't do what you do, and they're all as human as you are. Point is, everyone makes mistakes, but being good enough and "brave" enough (for lack of a better word) to get on stage takes a lot of work, and most people respect that.

 #18391  by spilly
 Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:39 pm
we never really put together an actual list so I couldn't actually tell you all that we play or in what order, but here's some of my favorites,

Susie Q
Not Fade Away
Bo Diddley
Rockin in the free world
interstellar overdrive
gloria
mountain jam
(the above tend to run in and out together)

sighned, sealed, delivered/casey jone s
money for nothing
are you gonna be my girl
all right now
tainted love
soul shine
bathtub jin
up on cripple creek
lovin' cup
when i paint my masterpeice
I've got a feelin'
good love
can't always get what you want
sweet emotion
i want to thank you (for lettinme be mice elf again)
funky town
rock n roll part 2

 #18412  by LazyLightnin
 Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:04 pm
id like to hear you guys doin interstellar overdrive. we keep tryin astronomy domine, but keeping it interesting during that long kinda chord solo is tuff.

 #18419  by deadguise
 Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:39 pm
Last two shows:
5/3/07 Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
Shakedown
Easy Wind
Saint Stephen>
Eleven>
Truckin>
Other One>
Me & My Uncle>
Other One
Hard to Handle

China Cat>
I Know You Rider
Samson & Delilah
Wharf Rat>
Eyes of the World>
Lovelight
Ripple

6/2/07 Bistro, Hayward CA
Feels like a Stranger
Viola Lee blues
Mexicali Blues>
Big River
Tennessee Jed
Playing in the Band
Sugar Magnolia

Don't Ease Me In
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World
West LA Fade Away
Good Morning Little School Girl
Morning Dew
Music Never Stopped

 #18537  by Mighty
 Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:41 pm
white wedding
867 5309
a bunch of 80's crap
...
...
...
usual cheesy cover band montages
the gambler
jolene

Um too the fellow that plays cortez the killer...
I have a ?, how does neil play that little riff after the last chorus. Usually about 3/4 of the way thru he plays this quick little palm muted riff that I can't get. Only plays it like 4 times then hes done with it. It's not on the album. But it is on every live version I've heard. I realize that is vague. But if ya could ease my mind........ Thanks
 #18883  by lyghtningod
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:14 pm
cool topic

My band has its second paid gig on 7 July. We are putting together our set list. This is what we're looking at:

Black Magic Woman
Mean Woman Blues
Taking Care of Business
Come On original
Brown Eyed Girl
R.O.C.K.
Louie Louie

Twist and Shout
Cheese Burger
Margaritaville
Hotel California
Smile Beam original
Rick’s Backyard original
Dock of the Bay
Under the Boardwalk
I’m A Believer
Folsom Prison Blues
Already Gone
Take the Money and Run
Can’t Always Get What
Great Divide original
2 AM original

Of course, 'paid' is a relative term. We'll get about $7 an hour, after taking into account load in and out and the two hour playing time. But...I am soooo excited to have the gig, I don't care how much it pays.

 #18915  by gratephulphish123
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:24 am
well we mostly covered red hot chili peppers prior to our singer becoming a keyboardist so they're still the dominating force in our setlist but phish and dead are creeping in

Rolling Sly Stone- RHCP
Californicaion- RHCP
Brandy- RHCP cover of someone else (forgot who)
Guerilla Radio- Rage Against the Machine
Fire on the Mt- duh
If you Have to Ask>Funk Jam-RHCP but our funk jam is more band based then their ok you solo then i solo then we end, crap
You Really Got Me- The Kinks
Cant Stop-RHCP
Tweezer-Phish
2001-Phish
Venice Queen-RHCP
Twist-Phish
Maze-Phish
Born Under Punches- Talking Heads

startin at tweezer are songs we're trying to break in, not final or anything, usually to fill time at practices we just open air jam aka ii yell key and everyone makes stuff up, lol but i doubt that can be on a setlist

 #18959  by LazyLightnin
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:31 pm
I'll do a gig for free beer, whenever i can. any kind of exposure helps with your stage confidence, also helps with the ladies 8)

 #19010  by willmusic
 Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:36 am
ACE: A Tribute To Bob Weir
Live Acoustic Performance
6/17/07 Benefit Show
@ Borders Richmond VA

Jack Straw
Ashes And Glass
Looks Like Rain
Cassidy
Brown Eyed Women
Eyes Of The World>
Truckin
E: Wabash Cannonball

*The Blotter Mountain Jug Band also performed

 #19038  by gratephulphish123
 Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:18 am
willmusic wrote:ACE: A Tribute To Bob Weir
Live Acoustic Performance
6/17/07 Benefit Show
@ Borders Richmond VA

Jack Straw
Ashes And Glass
Looks Like Rain
Cassidy
Brown Eyed Women
Eyes Of The World>
Truckin
E: Wabash Cannonball

*The Blotter Mountain Jug Band also performed

cool list but how do ya figure brown eyed women and eyes are bob songs, did he write those and just have jerry sing or something... sorry very uninformed :oops:

 #19055  by lostsailor8782
 Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:16 am
Kyndly Enough

Scarlet>
Jam>
Texas>
Scarlet Jam>
Fire
Elko>
Space>
I Know You Rider
Shakedown>
Jelly Fish>
1977>
Shakedown
STeep Grade Sharp Curve
NFA>
Miracle>
GDTRFB

 #19066  by AugustWest
 Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:12 am
Hey lostsailor great setlist. Could you by chance tab out Elko for me. I've been trying to figure that tune out for a long time and haven't been able to get it. I was excited to see your band plays it. Many thanks

ps. willmusic I live in the richmond area as well. If you would like to jam sometime send me a pm. I have a drummer, banjo, and guitar player I play with. I play bass or rhythem guitar.

 #19146  by shakedown_04092
 Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:38 am
AugustWest wrote:Hey lostsailor great setlist. Could you by chance tab out Elko for me. I've been trying to figure that tune out for a long time and haven't been able to get it. I was excited to see your band plays it. Many thanks

ps. willmusic I live in the richmond area as well. If you would like to jam sometime send me a pm. I have a drummer, banjo, and guitar player I play with. I play bass or rhythem guitar.
I second this notion!!! I posted what I had so far in another thread under RRE General Discussion, but here's what I've got so far (note: not all lyrics are right, so please feel free to correct them!):


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ELKO 
By Railroad Earth 

Key of G (or Gm…)? 
D mixolydian scale? 


INTRO 


VERSE 1 & 2 

Pull in from the desert road 
Pop your wagon, drop your load 
And shut her down 
Poor boy, you’re bound to die 

Been a long hot desert ride 
Wha (???), such big river devils slide, (???) 
In Elko 
Poor boy, you’re bound to die 


CHORUS: 

Poor boys and gamblers, 
Row dogs and ramblers 
Shuttin’ her down for the night 
Winners and losers, 
Hookers and boozers 
Draw like a bug to the light 


JAM OVER 2 VERSES 


VERSE 3 & 4 

Grab a whisky from the bar 
Sit down to your deck of cards 
And throw your chips in 
Poor boy, you’re bound to die 

Emerald Misty, Violet Blue 
Got a winkin’ eye on you 
And all night to wait 
Poor boy, you’re bound to die 

CHORUS: 

Poor boys and gamblers, 
Row dogs and ramblers 
Shuttin’ her down for the night 
Winners and losers, 
Hookers and cruisers 
Crawl in through the Elko night 


INTRO RIFF x1 


BRIDGE: 

Oh Lord, oh lord 
Been so long on this dusty road, on papa 
I need a leg to stand on 
I need a card, I need a card 
Hit me Lord, but not too hard, oh mama 
I need a winning hand 


INTRO (full) 


JAM OVER 8 VERSES 


VERSE 5 & 6 

Morning coffee, steak and eggs 
Stretch your legs and get down the road 
And roll in 
Poor boy, you’re bound to die 

She’s a camp town only??? on the UP line 
Always shows up right on time 
In Elko 
Poor boy, you’re bound to die 


CHORUS: 

Poor boys and gamblers, 
Row dogs and ramblers 
Shuttin’ her down for the night 
Winners and losers, 
Hookers and boozers 
Draw like a bug to the light 

Poor boys and gamblers, 
Row dogs and ramblers 
Shuttin’ her down for the night 
Winners and losers, 
Hookers and cruisers 
Crawl in through the Elko night 


BRIDGE: x2 

Oh Lord, oh lord 
Been so long on this dusty road, on mama 
I need a lick of fin? 
I need a card, I need a card 
Hit me Lord, but not too hard, oh papa 
I need a winning hand 


RIFF OVER CHORUS, end with BASS ON INTRO x1 



Main Riff/Intro 

e ---------------------------| 
B ---5^7--5---------------5--| 
G -----------7-----4—4^5-----| 
D --------------7------------| 
A ---------------------------| 
E ---------------------------| 

e -----------------------------------------| 
B --5^7--5---------------------------------| 
G ----------7-----4-4^5----4-4^5-----------| 
D -------------7--------7--------7p5-------| 
A -----------------------------------7p5---| 
E -----------------------------------------| 



For the "poor boys and gamblers, row dogs and ramblers...." part it sounds like the single notes (that he is singing at least) are: 


F#   F#   F#  G   A      Bm  Bm   A   F#  Em 
Poor boys and gam-blers, row dogs and ram-blers 
G    G    G   A    G   Em  D 
Shut-ting her down for the night 


The F# may be an F#m or even an F#dim (though I don't think so), but it's really bugging me that I can't figure it out. It's probably very easy and I'm just making it a lot harder than it should be, but any help would be great

 #19529  by d-v-s
 Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:29 am
I didn't see it on anybody's set list. Just outta curiousity, anybody play Dark Star?