Did I mention that the classic rock band broke up? Well, it did. We played the one gig, then everyone but me lost interest. Or maybe they just said that to get rid of me. Who knows? The end result was the same either way: I took my gear and went home.
So I immediately set about forming a band of my own. My husband is playing drums, we got back a guitarist and bass player from a previous band, and we added a rhythm guitarist who does great background vocals.
Our plan is simple: we want to learn songs quickly, play out often, make as much money as possible, and keep practices to a minimum.
A few weeks ago, we'd chosen ten songs and e-mailed the list to everyone. Last night was our first practice and everyone did a splendid job learning the songs on their own. We each chose two more songs for the Tuesday after next and I'm hoping the next batch goes just as smoothly.
So far everyone seems to be pretty compatible personality-wise. The bass player is one of those people who makes a great show of grumpiness, so we had to explain to the rhythm guitarist that he wasn't in imminent danger of quitting the project. The guitarists sounded good together, the vocal harmonies were awesome, and my ears only rang a tiny bit after we finished up.
We're choosing songs from a huge list of popular tunes from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Any suggestions for songs we should do? The only requirement is that they be rock songs (no country, rap, pure pop, etc.).