We once played a cover although we have a "no covers" rule. It was a Roky Erickson song called "Night of the Vampire".The band hadn't heard it before so I pretended it was a new song....I sometimes can't sleep at night for plagarising the "Great One" and for telling white lies to my esteemed bandmates.
Some covers bands are pretty cool.
I once saw a tribute band called "T-Rextacy"...a couple of songs in and I thought it really was Marc Bolan..also The "Great One"....mind you I'd had a lot to drink!!
The Cramps have covered every "Great One" from the 50s and no-one complained. Their rendition of "The Jailhouse Rock" would resurrect that "Great One".
Bands who play renditions are pretty cool....like The Beatles and The Stones when they started out. Hay Man were also pretty cool on covers with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks...or were they serious??
Also, didn't The Ramones cover themselves on every song?? Is that possible??
I once played in one of "those" covers bands in Invercargill. I recall playing in a marquee tent near Dacre sleeping through "Boys light Up" and other cliche cover songs......I quit after half a dozen gigs to preserve my sanity...I only did it to fix up my 1975 Mazda 808...I really miss that car!! I now drive a Demio
Anyone interested in playing Rockabilly and surf covers??