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    Sinner's Swing! Scott's Avatar
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    So Dave is gonna play a couple of gigs this summer. Good for him! Other posts have said that he shouldn't play all VH material and that his solo stuff (for the most part) sucks. Sorry folks - I don't agree.

    EAS, Skyscraper, ALAE, YFLM and of course DLR Band all had kick ass memorable tunes. A pile of them were big hits. Sure he didn't have a Right Now - BUT he did have a lot of great tunes that are still played on the radio; and a few others that should be played... so without further adieu - here are my favortie DLR classics.

    Yankee Rose
    Goin Crazy
    Just like Paradise (an 80's anthem!)
    Good times - seriously under-fuckin-rated tune.
    A lil ain't enough
    Sensible shoes (another highly under-rated tune)
    She's my machine
    Black Sands
    Goin Places (this one is fucking incredible)
    Slam Dunk

    And of course - he should play California Girls - not because Dave did it solo - but because he did a great fucking job at the song. There is my essential DLR solo stuff that is a must hear on tour.

    So...what did I miss??? [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
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    right on brother!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Shyboy is a cool song as well. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Scott:
    So...what did I miss??? [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Well, that train to "Songs/Albums/Videos" that I feel is just around the corner!

    Actually, the songs you mentioned would suffice, as would any of the other songs off The Best that you didn't mention.

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    Another HIGHLY underated tune, and one of my all-time favs is "Knucklebones". What a monstrous groove that tune has!

    Other awesome DLR tunes:
    Hot Dog and a Shake (Pure fun at a 100mph)
    Stand Up (kinda pop, but infectious)
    Damn Good (Damn Good - 'nuff said)
    Baby's on Fire (Fuckin' Smokes)
    WA WA ZAT! (A perfect example of how great Dave can sing when he sticks to his range)
    Black Sand (Very easy to lose yourself in this song)

    ...and, uh, what the fuck was the topic of this thread again?

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    Nobody has mentioned Hina??

    Drop In The Bucket?

    Tell The Truth?

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    Those are some good songs. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] I would add... Elephant Gun, Bump And Grind, I'm Easy, Tight and Your Filthy Little Mouth.


    I am moving this topic to songs/albums.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    More awesome DLR solo songs;

    Ladies Night In Buffalo
    Big Trouble
    Two Fools a Minute
    Lady Luck
    Hammerhead Shark
    The Dogtown Shuffle-Easily one of Dave's best
    Big Train
    Experience
    Your Filthy Little Mouth

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    Looks like everybody beat me to say my choices. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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    Ok, here's my top ten list, in no particular order...and it was very hard to narrow down... [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

    Going Places
    A Little Ain't Enough
    Your Filthy Little Mouth
    Black Sand
    Yankee Rose
    Night Life
    Relentless
    Right Tool For The Job
    She's My Machine
    Hammerhead Shark

    Ok...11...Experience. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
    "My belligerent enthusiasm is as optimistic as ever" - DLR

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    My choices:

    - California Girls
    - Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (hilarious cover IMHO)
    - Yankee Rose
    - Shyboy
    - Ladies' Nite In Buffalo
    - Goin' Crazy!
    - Tobacco Road
    - Big Trouble
    - Knucklebones
    - Just Like Paradise
    - Skyscraper
    - Damn Good
    - Hot Dog And A Shake
    - Stand Up
    - Hina
    - Perfect Timing
    - A Lil' Ain't Enough
    - Hammerhead Shark
    - Sensible Shoes
    - It's Showtime!
    - She's My Machine
    - Big Train
    - Slam Dunk!
    - Blacklight
    - King Of The Hill
    - WaWaZat!!
    - Relentless
    - Tight
    - Black Sand

    Should make a full concert setlist now [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    don't forget "coconut grove"

    slow and nice
    [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    but, you're right, DLR has made some great solo-tunes as well.

    not that many solo-artist have made it that big after leaving a major rock-act (ex.: Sting /Police)

    rock on, diamond dave

    cheers,

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    If the man had a 15 song set you could easily make a show I'd attend by playing the following (all solo):

    Califonia Girls
    Just a Gigalo/Ain't Got Nodbody
    Yankee Rose
    Goin' Crazy
    Knucklebones
    Just Like Paradise
    Damn Good
    Hina
    Perfect Timing
    A Lil' Ain't Enough
    Lady Luck
    Tell the Truth
    She's My Machine
    WaWaZat
    Black Sand
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

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    Perfect Timing would be my pick. That shoulda been a single.

    Plus pretty much all of the above...

    [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    I gotta find a way to get over and see a gig...
    It'll all end in beers...

 

 

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