Covers: What covers do you wish they'd try (new)? Which ones do you think they should stop?

For me, new ones I wish they would try:
"That's the way", Led Zeppelin.  I always hear Stone on PJ Radio saying LZ is a favorite.  I think this one would work very well with Ed's voice.  Other than HOB Chicago Katrina Benefit, they really don't play Zeppelin covers.  I think "That's the way" would be amazing.
"I'd love to change the world", Ten Years After.  yeah, the lyrics are a little dated but seriously, can you imagine Mike wailing the guitar parts?  And Ed screaming the middle part like he does in Tremor Christ?  That would be a spectacle!
The ones I wish they would table:
RITFW - Nobody's version really does it for me.  I'm usually up in the stands and everybody on stage looks like they're having a bacchanal but I'm just waiting it out hoping they squeak out another song afterwards.
Baba O'Riley   - They do that song justice, actually really well.  But I think I've heard it, seen it way too many times.  Kicks off that end of concert depression.  To me it does. 
Up here so high I start to shake, Up here so high the sky I scrape, I've no fear but for falling down, So look out below I am falling now, Falling down,...not staying down, Could’ve held me up, rather tear me down, Drown in the river
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  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 2,129
    Hard to imagine in this time we are alive all those yesterdays they let the records play a life wasted making their last exit with reruns of Baba and RIFTW.   
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 14,060
    RITFW has been stale for years. I enjoy Baba but would much rather hear a Pearl Jam song in that slot.
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  • CopperTomCopperTom Posts: 2,348
    No covers
  • CrewCrew Posts: 71
    "I'd love to change the world", Ten Years After.  yeah, the lyrics are a little dated but seriously, can you imagine Mike wailing the guitar parts?  And Ed screaming the middle part like he does in Tremor Christ?  That would be a spectacle!
    Been saying this for years!  Came here to post it.  

    It's right down the middle of their wheelhouse and aligns with their message (esp. now). 

    For those unfamiliar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOCtHjQKySw
  • fgdanzifgdanzi Posts: 121
    RITFW needs a rest for sure 
  • tylermooretylermoore St. Joseph, MIPosts: 370
    JimmyV said:
    RITFW has been stale for years. I enjoy Baba but would much rather hear a Pearl Jam song in that slot.
    I still like the energy that Baba brings into an arena energy, like Detroit 2014. I can’t remember the last show I went to where people were just LOVING RITFW though. Definitely stale. However I have a feeling that one won’t be going anywhere soon. 
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,732
    Don't mind covers, just hope they limit them to one or two a show. They have a large enough catalog of songs that don't get played enough.
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  • TinaETinaE GermanyPosts: 40
    For me, new ones I wish they would try:
    "That's the way", Led Zeppelin.  I always hear Stone on PJ Radio saying LZ is a favorite.  I think this one would work very well with Ed's voice.  Other than HOB Chicago Katrina Benefit, they really don't play Zeppelin covers.  I think "That's the way" would be amazing.
    "I'd love to change the world", Ten Years After.  yeah, the lyrics are a little dated but seriously, can you imagine Mike wailing the guitar parts?  And Ed screaming the middle part like he does in Tremor Christ?  That would be a spectacle!
    The ones I wish they would table:
    RITFW - Nobody's version really does it for me.  I'm usually up in the stands and everybody on stage looks like they're having a bacchanal but I'm just waiting it out hoping they squeak out another song afterwards.
    Baba O'Riley   - They do that song justice, actually really well.  But I think I've heard it, seen it way too many times.  Kicks off that end of concert depression.  To me it does. 

    Oh yes, Led Zeppelin ... "Over the hills and far away" or how about "Soul Kitchen" by The Doors?
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  • IgotshitIDIgotshitID St.john's Newfoundland Posts: 868
    A tragically hip song should be played in Canada this tour
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  • erocshiftyerocshifty Posts: 1,170
    "Town Called Malice" by The Jam. I've been in love with this song since it was used as an opening montage in The Walking Dead - "The Cell" (season 7 episode 3). I feel like PJ could nail this song:


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  • RF283499RF283499 Posts: 131
    I have had enough of The Who covers. How about the Stones or Zeppelin instead. 
     

  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,792
    RF283499 said:
    I have had enough of The Who covers. How about the Stones or Zeppelin instead. 
     

    I'll take Baba or Love Reign o'er Me any day over RITFW or Sonic Reducer.

    But yeah, I would love some Stones or Zep covers too.


  • chitownp76chitownp76 Posts: 1,221
    Think it was San Diego in 2013 they covered Van Halen Aint Talkin Bout Love and that was killer. Would love to hear that
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 4,096
    I’d like
    to hear I Don’t Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
  • rvapetervapete Posts: 486
    From the current catalog I wish they'd play Arms Aloft (Joe Strummer & Mescaleros) more and Driven to Tears (Police) was epic NYC 2016.  RITFW and Baba are great but I'd like to see Breath get more penultimate play. 

    As for new covers I'd go with "Roadhouse Blues" by the Doors. I think Eddie would kill the vocals. I'm partial to The Clash so maybe go off the beaten path with "Card Cheat" since PJ rocks crescendo tunes. 
  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 2,129
    Think it was San Diego in 2013 they covered Van Halen Aint Talkin Bout Love and that was killer. Would love to hear that
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  • LCLC North Andover, MAPosts: 206
    After this first single, I've been on a big Talking Heads binge this past week.  How about 'Life During Wartime'?
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  • Long RedLong Red NYPosts: 21
    I could probably go with hearing Rockin in the Free World again, but to each his own.
  • MG79478MG79478 Posts: 1,534
    They should retire most covers... especially crazy mary and last kiss.  But keep the pink floyd, TOTD, crown of thorns, and most importantly... little wing.
  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay AreaPosts: 1,050
    Unless you're busking on a street corner, I don't see any point in playing covers unless you are going to completely change it. I definitely do not need to hear PJ play anything by the Who or Floyd ever again. It's been done to death and then some. If they play a cover I'd like to be surprised with arrangement or something obscure that many people might mistake for an original.
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  • maximumlawmanmaximumlawman Regensburg, GermanyPosts: 17
    Taking the risk to be tared and feathered: I Love RITFW! It always reminds me of my first PJ-concert in Frankfurt in 1992, when I thought: „What the f***, they cover one of my NY-favourites.“ It is probably a Midlife-Crisis-thing for me. 
  • SpartanacusSpartanacus San DiegoPosts: 587
    I would like a 1 or 2 cover limit at each show, and for them to mix them up as much as their originals.  Hence...no RITFW every other show to close.  
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  • Kearn5yKearn5y IrelandPosts: 1,664
    CopperTom said:
    No covers
    No new or old. Just play some PJ
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  • BH87446BH87446 Posts: 91
    I’d love to hear them do New Day Yesterday by Jethro Tull, especially since Eddie has mentioned on multiple occasions that Stand Up was such an influential album for him early on. The Real Me by The Who would be pretty awesome to see live, too- the couple times I’ve heard their version have been killer.
     I could probably do without RITFW, it’s been done to death at this point...
  • DozierDozier Posts: 14
    Taking the risk to be tared and feathered: I Love RITFW! It always reminds me of my first PJ-concert in Frankfurt in 1992, when I thought: „What the f***, they cover one of my NY-favourites.“ It is probably a Midlife-Crisis-thing for me. 
    Na, I'm with you.  Love their performance of the song.  Always makes me think of the PJ25 finale with all the performers on the stage at once jamming out.  I'd also rather finish a concert pumped up with the rock vibe of RITFW over the downer feeling that Ledbetter leaves you with.
  • 16chez2116chez21 Posts: 79
    Now that EV is channeling David Byrne, I'd like to see what they could do with a Talking Heads song..  I think they could do a really interesting cover of This Must Be The Place.
  • maximumlawmanmaximumlawman Regensburg, GermanyPosts: 17
    I would love to hear another Dylan-tune. My Back Pages would be cool! 
  • Chris1401Chris1401 Posts: 341
    Crazy Mary and Comfortably Numb are concession/bathroom songs for me. 

    I’d really like to hear the full band take a run at Room at the Top. Such a great Petty tune, although I know the stripped down version is more appropriate to a certain extent. 
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