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post Jul 10 2008, 06:26 PM
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Heya GMC,

My new band is going to cover Come Clean by Hilary Duff... rolleyes.gif (It was my idea to be honest tongue.gif)

Have you got any tips that could make us sound less gay!? biggrin.gif I should sound badass, but I have a strange feeling we're going to look like a bunch of queers on stage ahaha.

Please help! Rehearsal's sunday and I gotta prepare the song a lot more than I have now.

Thanks in advance smile.gif


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post Jul 10 2008, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Jul 10 2008, 10:26 AM) *
Heya GMC,

My new band is going to cover Come Clean by Hilary Duff... rolleyes.gif (It was my idea to be honest tongue.gif)

Have you got any tips that could make us sound less gay!? biggrin.gif I should sound badass, but I have a strange feeling we're going to look like a bunch of queers on stage ahaha.

Please help! Rehearsal's sunday and I gotta prepare the song a lot more than I have now.

Thanks in advance smile.gif


Distortion is your friend . . . .(That's my answer for most things in life).

In all seriousness -I did not know the song but quickly listend to it on YouTube, and its workable with more of an alternative feel - ditching the synths, and giving it a more driving rythmn/backbeat. I would use distortion, power chords, but we don't really know what style your band is, so don't know what your aiming for


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post Jul 10 2008, 10:16 PM
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Heavy distortion, and slap a nice fat solo in the middle of it. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 10 2008, 10:23 PM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Jul 10 2008, 06:26 PM) *
Heya GMC,

My new band is going to cover Come Clean by Hilary Duff... rolleyes.gif (It was my idea to be honest tongue.gif)

Have you got any tips that could make us sound less gay!? biggrin.gif I should sound badass, but I have a strange feeling we're going to look like a bunch of queers on stage ahaha.

Please help! Rehearsal's sunday and I gotta prepare the song a lot more than I have now.

Thanks in advance smile.gif


Rock out the arrangement, and bring on a hot female guest vocalist to sing the song. Best of both worlds......... tongue.gif
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post Jul 12 2008, 03:54 AM
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If you can't get a female vocalist like black and white said, you can always try to do what COB did with Britney Spears' Oops I did it again laugh.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:03 AM
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Rated Htr that was great!
Yeah heavy distortion, solo's, a couple of screams/growls every now in then or cover a band that is less gay haha sorry if that offended you.


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:10 AM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Jul 10 2008, 12:26 PM) *
Heya GMC,

My new band is going to cover Come Clean by Hilary Duff... rolleyes.gif (It was my idea to be honest tongue.gif)

Have you got any tips that could make us sound less gay!? biggrin.gif I should sound badass, but I have a strange feeling we're going to look like a bunch of queers on stage ahaha.

Please help! Rehearsal's sunday and I gotta prepare the song a lot more than I have now.

Thanks in advance smile.gif


I take great pride in not really knowing who Hilary Duff is. Not having turned on a tv in years makes that easy.

But that is a good idea, to take some genre and change it. You might get this banned and warned over the gay remark but in case this thread lives a bit, here is an example of a band who does this a lot, worlds greatest cover band. Generally you punk it out. This one was a cover of a Dixie Chicks song, first the Dixie Chicks, then the cover.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GovJ4jAnr14


http://youtube.com/watch?v=iLjNGcd1whQ


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:16 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Jul 11 2008, 10:10 PM) *
I take great pride in not really knowing who Hilary Duff is. Not having turned on a tv in years makes that easy.

But that is a good idea, to take some genre and change it. You might get this banned and warned over the gay remark but in case this thread lives a bit, here is an example of a band who does this a lot, worlds greatest cover band. Generally you punk it out. This one was a cover of a Dixie Chicks song, first the Dixie Chicks, then the cover.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GovJ4jAnr14


http://youtube.com/watch?v=iLjNGcd1whQ


Is it just me or does the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks suck alot!


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:34 AM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Jul 12 2008, 04:03 AM) *
Rated Htr that was great!
Yeah heavy distortion, solo's, a couple of screams/growls every now in then or cover a band that is less gay haha sorry if that offended you.


Why would that offend me? Well, what I tried to say is, you gotta work with what you got...I wouldn't say that covering someone like Duff would be gay, it just makes you less of a rocker or headbanger, such as Tokio Hotel blink.gif, but in the case of COB, they picked up a horrible music, atleast for my musical taste, and spiced it up a bit using their own style. That's what you have to do, and either two things. Either your own style is gay, or the music was just not enough to make it sensacional, get it man? smile.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:38 AM
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QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Jul 11 2008, 10:34 PM) *
Why would that offend me? Well, what I tried to say is, you gotta work with what you got...I wouldn't say that covering someone like Duff would be gay, it just makes you less of a rocker or headbanger, such as Tokio Hotel blink.gif, but in the case of COB, they picked up a horrible music, atleast for my musical taste, and spiced it up a bit using their own style. That's what you have to do, and either two things. Either your own style is gay, or the music was just not enough to make it sensacional, get it man? smile.gif

no I was saying sorry to SonofDestiny if I offended him by saying the person his band is covering a gay


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:40 AM
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Ok no problem, I also forgot that was SonOfDestiny who started the topic, I got the idea from the post that it was you laugh.gif
Anyways, what I said still is valid for anyone I think smile.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 01:28 PM
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OK, lets not talk in terms of "looking Gay" - it might be misinterpreted as homophobia. Instead, lets concentrate on looking macho or cool on stage - Andrew


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post Jul 12 2008, 03:51 PM
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Aahh... sorry! I'll go for the looking macho smile.gif

Thanks for helping me out guys. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 12 2008, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Jul 12 2008, 05:16 AM) *
Is it just me or does the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks suck alot!

Yes, yes she does.

On topic: If someone remember the song "La Isla Bonita" of Madonna, a band called Twilight Guardians have made a metal version of that.

Madonna
Twilight Guardian

You could get some tips from them ^^


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post Jul 12 2008, 04:04 PM
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Very nice cover there biggrin.gif


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post Jul 15 2008, 08:18 PM
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Original OP.

So how did the song performance go last week - Fill us in , we want to know


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post Jul 15 2008, 08:37 PM
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We almost pissed ourselves laughing while playing it... I've got to be honest, we didn't make it past the first verse. I don't think this is going to work live. I will try to record something though! I'll post it when it's finished.


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post Jul 15 2008, 09:05 PM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Jul 10 2008, 07:26 PM) *
Heya GMC,

My new band is going to cover Come Clean by Hilary Duff... rolleyes.gif (It was my idea to be honest tongue.gif)

Have you got any tips that could make us sound less gay!? biggrin.gif I should sound badass, but I have a strange feeling we're going to look like a bunch of queers on stage ahaha.

Please help! Rehearsal's sunday and I gotta prepare the song a lot more than I have now.

Thanks in advance smile.gif


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