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

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  • VeddernarianVeddernarian Posts: 1,801
    I liked "Know your rights" in Melbourne 2003.  The first airing.  So different from what you do.  You could sense the adrenaline.  All other versions were hammed up but the first one was insane.  I'd love to see a non-hammed version of it in person.  But I've got to say, all these comments where people are saying no covers, they have a point.  I have so many PJ songs which are favorites that my list couldn't fit within a 3-hour concert.
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  • KswheelerKswheeler Philadelphia Posts: 23
    I’d like to hear them do Thin Lizzy’s Cowboy song 
  • md281342md281342 Posts: 23
    edited February 10
    I can never be mad at RITFW,or BABA to end the show... lights on,everyone pumped..i like that opposed to yellowledbetter or indifference as closers. however I never ever ever need to hear comfortably numb,mother,last kiss,or imagine the rest of my life...aint talking bout love is great too..would rather they do river of deceit,wake up,fell on black days,plush..something like that 
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  • Staney12Staney12 Posts: 33
    I would love them to start playing the songs from the bands they used to play for. So many amazing gems...My ideas:

    Pushing Forward Back, Wooden Jesus
    Buttercup, The Day Brings, Miles of Rope
    Laced, Solitude
    Wake Up, I Dont Know Anything

  • I am so looking forward to a Soundgarden cover someday

  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 22,210
    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. 
    If Ed throws more Tambo's during it then people will love it.

    I'd like to hear More of Fucking Up, Leaving Here, Kids of the 70's, Sonic Reducer.

    Less Baba and RITFW, Comfortably numb.
  • jimjam1982jimjam1982 Posts: 305
    Mike D88 said:
    Bring back Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
    Posted it before myself. I no longer have to die on this hill alone. Dock of the Bay in the Bay area! LFG
  • Gonzo1977Gonzo1977 Posts: 1,667
    A Quick One While He's Away.
  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Posts: 2,015
    TOTD All Night Thing to close would be my choice.
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  • VeddernarianVeddernarian Posts: 1,801
    I would like to see TotD or Mother Love Bone covers.  
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  • SR91748SR91748 Posts: 94
    Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks.
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,527
    LC said:
    After this first single, I've been on a big Talking Heads binge this past week.  How about 'Life During Wartime'?
    Big yes on this one. Love that track! 
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  • booboolisciousboobooliscious Lakeside Park, KYPosts: 212
    I'd like to see Baba once with Boom playing the keys the way they sounded in the Who's version and with Ed playing the violin part on harmonica like Roger did when the Who played it live.
  • i'd sure like to hear them do 5 more pearl jam songs every show.  I don't care what Pearl Jam sounds like doing the Who, or Pink Floyd, or Bruce, or Uncle Neil, or the Hip.  I usually buy tickets to them when I want to hear their songs.
  • blackhawksblackhawks Posts: 262
    i'd sure like to hear them do 5 more pearl jam songs every show.  I don't care what Pearl Jam sounds like doing the Who, or Pink Floyd, or Bruce, or Uncle Neil, or the Hip.  I usually buy tickets to them when I want to hear their songs.
    Amen!!!!!
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  • zmoney2128zmoney2128 Chicago, ILPosts: 11
    rider10 said:
    Bring back 'Let my Love Open the Door."
    100% agree. I love when this comes on the Solider Field bootleg. 
  • Would love for them to bring back "Can't Help Falling in Love" ... I believe it was only played twice (Vegas and Memphis) back in 2000. They also do solid versions of "Waiting on a Friend" and "Picture in a Frame". 
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  • MF117973MF117973 New York, NYPosts: 90
    Today, I was listening to Jim Caroll's "People Who Died". I think that would make a great cover. They can even modify some of the words or create a new verse as a tribute to their own friends. It's also just a great song.
  • PB25898PB25898 Posts: 22
    id LOVE to hear Ed's voice on "If You Could Read My Mind" Gordon Lightfoot
  • xjoshfromworkxxjoshfromworkx Moline, ILPosts: 89

    There are several of their active covers I have yet to hear and would like to, but I'd be happy never hearing RITFW again for sure.

    And as an avid Beatles hater, I absolutely hate hearing Beatles covers and their cover of "Imagine".

    Just trim a few covers off the setlist, we don't need THAT many unless they're dusting off some old ones.

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  • mpedonempedone Posts: 628
    I don't have any "pee break" songs, but "Imagine" comes damn close. I would be fine never seeing them play it again. I've only seen them play "Last Kiss" once, and that was plenty for me. Other than that, I don't mind most of the covers.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,895
    I’d love to hear PJ try these songs, I think they’d all fit in pretty well:

    Soundgarden - Kickstand
    Neil Young - Mr Soul
    Brad - Waters Deep

    I agree with those saying 1-2 covers per show max, and I’d be happy if they ditched Baba, Comfortably Numb, and Mother altogether
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  • GR42159GR42159 Nashville, TNPosts: 11
    Play these!  

    The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
    Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy 
    Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop
    R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion
    R.E.M. - Pop Song 89
    Tom Petty - California (Ed acoustic in Oakland)
    Kings of Leon - Temple 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,825
    bring back Sonic Reducer.

    punt RITFW
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,825
    edited February 26
    (not a cover) put Last Soldier into regular rotation in Encore 1. 
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,113
    i would love a full tour with no covers but that's probably unrealistic.  if they are going to do covers i'd love to have them retire the ones they done to this point.  I have some great memories of Baba and RITFW live but enough is enough if i had my choice.

    some i'd like to see/hear from PJ:
    What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello
    Box of Rain - Grateful Dead
    Brandy - Looking Glass
    One - U2
    Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks
    In a Big Country - Big Country
    Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
    Silent Lucidity - Queensryche
    Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
    Roundabout - Yes
  • Jason7192Jason7192 Southern IndianaPosts: 221
    I'm on board with dropping RITFW.

    It would be fun to hear them play For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield.
  • foodboyfoodboy Posts: 966
    drop last kiss,ritfw, imagine, baba oreilly. why not play something deep to end the show  why go with the same formula ? that would be very different.  kinda like the idea of pretty persuasion. box of rain would be cool but i don't see them doing it. same for friend of the devil. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 22,210
    pjhawks said:
    i would love a full tour with no covers but that's probably unrealistic.  if they are going to do covers i'd love to have them retire the ones they done to this point.  I have some great memories of Baba and RITFW live but enough is enough if i had my choice.

    some i'd like to see/hear from PJ:
    What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello
    Box of Rain - Grateful Dead
    Brandy - Looking Glass
    One - U2
    Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks
    In a Big Country - Big Country
    Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
    Silent Lucidity - Queensryche
    Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
    Roundabout - Yes
    Anyone doing Big Country is all right in my books.  The rest?  Meh.
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