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Any songs that make your skin crawl or styles that you hate? Come on let's rant together!
OK, so here's a couple of the top of my head: "Dancing Queen" and "Sweet Home Alabama". Who's next?
 

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Actually, I'd take "Songbird" over "Dancing Queen", any day of the week............
 

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'Smoke on the Stairway to Freebird'.:D
 

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Come Together. It's not as if I don't like the song, it's just that I can't think of anything to play on sax (or flute) that would add anything to what is essentially a guitar song, so I show my musicianship by staying out of the way!
 

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If yer gettin' paid (especially paid WELL)... you play it, unless it makes musical sense to lay out. If you don't want to play it...don't take the money. IMHO it's really that simple. ymmv.
 

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Come Together. It's not as if I don't like the song, it's just that I can't think of anything to play on sax (or flute) that would add anything to what is essentially a guitar song, so I show my musicianship by staying out of the way!
Have you checked out what Warren Hill does on that song?
 

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Gloria and Maneater. I'd rather play kenny g but don't.
I'll admit to playing the organ riff in Gloria (we don't have a keyboard player) - and "singing" along in the relevant places.
 

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Nature Boy.

Hate it. Makes me wanna puke. Burn the masters. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 

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Have you checked out what Warren Hill does on that song?
I just listened to a short sample of it, and quite liked what I heard, but it's quite a different arrangement to what we're doing, which sticks closely to the original. I just have trouble finding space to work in this song (without changing the arrangement). Yes, there's all sorts of stuff I could do - play along with the main riff etc, but the arranger in me is telling me not to!
 

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I don't really get sick of playing a song as long as it sounds good. Having said that I'm a little burnt out on Mustang Sally and tequila.
 

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I don't refuse if it's a pay gig and somebody else calls the tunes. But there are tunes I really dislike playing for one reason or another. Among them are:

Fever
Moondance
Love For Sale
Take Five
Mack the Knife
Hello, Dolly
Masquerade
All Blues
The Shadow of Your Smile

Anything written by Burt Bacharach
Ditto for Andrew Lloyd Weber
All but about three or four tunes written by any of the Beatles

Those catchy "pop" tunes from the 50s, such as "Come On'a My House," "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane," "Papa Loves Mambo," and so on.

And the list goes on...
 

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stefank said:
Come Together. It's not as if I don't like the song, it's just that I can't think of anything to play on sax (or flute) that would add anything to what is essentially a guitar song, so I show my musicianship by staying out of the way!
Amen to that. Santana's "Moonflower" is our guitarists feature, and I quitely leave the stage on that one, since there's nothing I feel I could add to the tune.
 

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Beatles tunes---and I love the Beatles---but they just don't work with the gigs I do for the most part. A few, e.g., Michelle, Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby, work for the jazz duo-trio thing, but you just play the head more than blow. And most Beatles tunes just don't need a sax when you're playing with a band, although Back in USSR in fun..........
 
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