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

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  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,629
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  • JW269453JW269453 Lubbock, TXPosts: 127
    For me it is River of Deceit, always loved this style of playing by Mike.
  • VeddernarianVeddernarian Posts: 1,801
    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. 
    No tarring and feathering!  That's a great story.  I don't hate the song and I think PJ does well covering it.  Maybe I'd like to see it less.  The band certainly has fun doing it.  I like Neil Young's "F**king Up" a lot and wished that they could do that one more and RITFW less.  Or even Hey Hey, My My.  That would be cool.  I was also reflecting on a lot of comments suggesting fewer or no covers.  A lot of great points.  They do have 11 albums now, they're going to heavily weigh Gigaton into the setlist, and somebody suggested on PJ Radio Forum that the sets may be shorter with this tour having an opening act vs. "an evening with..." so maybe little or no covers is a good answer.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 18,694
    KISS - SHE (ament has covered it)

    KISS - C’MON AND LOVE ME (mccready has covered it)

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  • rider10rider10 Posts: 28
    Bring back 'Let my Love Open the Door."
  • Gonzo1977Gonzo1977 Posts: 1,667
     RITFW  stopped being a cool cover in 1998. They do it well...but it just feels forced now. I hate when they play this in Canada - as if Playing Neil is some sort of Canada Customs Requirement or something.  We all know these guys could do a Neil Young cover in their sleep - so if they're going to do one...why not bust out Cowgirl in The Sand or Cortez the Killer? Same goes for The WHO. Full band version of Naked Eye or Young Man Blues would be fun. 
  • kaw753kaw753 Posts: 242
    Mother is my favourite I have heard.

    RITFW is a sign to rush to beat the traffic. 
  • SpartanacusSpartanacus San DiegoPosts: 587
    JW269453 said:
    For me it is River of Deceit, always loved this style of playing by Mike.
    Good call...if covers, I'd like to hear stuff by Eddie Vedder, Mad Season, and TOTD first and foremost.  I'm there to see music by the guys in PJ...not The Who or Neil Young.  
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  • brookelilybrookelily Posts: 187
    they've got nearly 200 originals.  No covers would be best
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  • jimjam1982jimjam1982 Posts: 305
    They can kill Search and Destroy, Kick out the Jams, and Comfortably Numb. 

    I will die on this hill, alone if need be, bring back Dock of the Bay (oakland as it's the bay). First time since the only time in 94. 

    I wouldn't mind a cool zeppelin track like Kashmir or The Doors. But not some backwoods unpopular song. If it's a cover I like the big songs.
  • blackhawksblackhawks Posts: 262
    CopperTom said:
    No covers
    Agreed.
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  • MF117973MF117973 New York, NYPosts: 90

    The Who - Naked Eye, I am One, I'm Free, Magic Bus, Eminence Front, or for fun - Mary Ann with the Shaky Hands
    Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Down by the River
    Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come, Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Beatles - Dig a Pony, I've Got a Feeling
    Velvet Underground - What Goes On
    The Cure - In Between Days

    Or I would be happy with no covers at all

  • I would love to hear them cover The Band's The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, I think Eddie could really kill that vocal!

    Tom Petty's Refugee, Pink Floyd's Hey You, Led Zeppeln's Custard Pie, Jimi Hendrix's Spanish Castle Magic.
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  • I was raised on Neil Young and RITFW is one of my favorite songs. First PJ show was Camden in '05/06. Show was right around fourth of July and there were fireworks going off across the river in Philly. Midset they break into an impromptu Rocking in the Free World. It blew my mind. I loved that song then and still love it now. 
  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 2,147
    I was raised on Neil Young and RITFW is one of my favorite songs. First PJ show was Camden in '05/06. Show was right around fourth of July and there were fireworks going off across the river in Philly. Midset they break into an impromptu Rocking in the Free World. It blew my mind. I loved that song then and still love it now. 
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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H Posts: 1,716
    Roadhouse Blues - doors
    I like RITFW
    Don't let me down - beatles
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  • Lukeat911Lukeat911 Nashville, TNPosts: 41
    I’ve heard the Over the Hills and Far Away tease and would love a full cover
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,397
    edited January 28
    Man, I was just thinking about this today. I was playing Sandinista! today. I would love to hear PJ cover The Magnificent Seven. Kinda feel like it vibes with DotC too.

    but dump the Pink Floyd covers. Even the Daughter tag.
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  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,629
    I think Hard Sun from Into the Wild would be an awesome jam. Ed gets into it, it's anthemic, rocking. 
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  • Jimmydean55Jimmydean55 Posts: 439
    Crew said:
    "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
    I’ve posted that I wish they would cover this before. It is absolutely perfect for them. I can’t believe I’ve seen 2 people suggest this besides me!! We can hope!
  • PB11041 said:
    I was raised on Neil Young and RITFW is one of my favorite songs. First PJ show was Camden in '05/06. Show was right around fourth of July and there were fireworks going off across the river in Philly. Midset they break into an impromptu Rocking in the Free World. It blew my mind. I loved that song then and still love it now. 
    or 2003
    I was close. Have killed a lot of brain cells since then.
  • ddeschlerddeschler Posts: 146
    Play "Going to California."  They already know the music for it.  RitFW needs a rest.  Have they ever played "Gimme Shelter?"  That could be cool.
    I've seen quite a few Pearl Jam shows.
  • VeddernarianVeddernarian Posts: 1,801
    They can kill Search and Destroy, Kick out the Jams, and Comfortably Numb. 

    I will die on this hill, alone if need be, bring back Dock of the Bay (oakland as it's the bay). First time since the only time in 94. 

    I wouldn't mind a cool zeppelin track like Kashmir or The Doors. But not some backwoods unpopular song. If it's a cover I like the big songs.
    I could see them covering Zeppelin's "Sick Again".  I think that would work with Ed's voice, and the band.
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  • Would love to hear People Have the Power again!

    Also, less covers overall, maybe 1-2 a show? Especially with the new album going to be played.
  • PeterEDPeterED Posts: 240
    Would love to hear People Have the Power again!

    Also, less covers overall, maybe 1-2 a show? Especially with the new album going to be played.
    Been listening to People Have The Power from Buffalo a whole lot — great song and done well.

    Def don’t need to hear them do RITFW ever again.

    but I do love Baba.
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,397
    They should play Throw Your Hatred Down more.

  • MickeyMouseMickeyMouse Posts: 904
    Covers were the worst part of the stadium shows.  Waaaaay too many. 
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 22,445
    Yeah not to sure what covers I like anymore or dislike id choose no covers ..
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  • YAKIMATSUYAKIMATSU Posts: 318
    I don't know anything - mad season 
  • BlackSmileBlackSmile Posts: 31
    edited January 29
    I think they need to stop with the Neil Young and Who covers.  Try some new stuff out:

    Buffalo Tom - Taillights Fade
    Motorhead - The Chase is Better Than the Catch
    The Tragically Hip - At the Hundredth Meridian (Tagged into Daughter)
    Crowded House - Mean to Me
    Tom Petty - Damaged By Love (Ed Solo into Hard Sun)
    The Replacements - Bastards of Young
    The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
    Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life
    Brad - Lift (with Stone on vocals)

    EDIT: Made a playlist.  Thought it'd be fun to share.
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