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How well do you think this would be received at a live gig? I'm more of the opinion that Jovi could get away with playing it but not so much a tribute act such as ours. It's annoying cos I love the song and I reckon we could do a pretty good job of it but, if it's gonna go over the heads of the majority of the audience, what's the point?

What do you guys think?
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You might be right, but you never know unless you try.

Me, I'd just about have a heart attack if I saw a tribute band play that - definitely shows you have some balls, man!!!

Only heard Jovi do it the once and that slayed me it was so good.
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You mean that one?

I guess most of us in the band are tired with the setlists that get played at live Jovi shows (and that obviously isn't meant in a disrespectful way). We feel the one way we can compensate for the lack of rarities in their set is to pack ours full of em. That way people who come to one show will never get exactly the same at the next gig.

That's obviously taking the perspective of die-hards though and isn't necessarily catering to a general audience, which is what Jovi are doing.

I may try and get it into our next set if the guys are up for it. I know our singer and keyboardist love it so it could be a little filler between a couple of bigger tracks perhaps. Not a taxing track for the bassist and drummer to learn so we'll see.

Any other opinions? Would it die a death?
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It would be very good if the boys played it, especially with the extra musicians layering up the melody.

It would definately die a painful death at a big show though - it'd go nicely at something intimate like Borgata or maybe even the O2.

Personally I think it could go either way with a tribute band. Depends on the venue and ergo the type of people you get. Risk it a couple of times in different places n see what response you get.
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You mean that one?

I guess most of us in the band are tired with the setlists that get played at live Jovi shows (and that obviously isn't meant in a disrespectful way). We feel the one way we can compensate for the lack of rarities in their set is to pack ours full of em. That way people who come to one show will never get exactly the same at the next gig.

That's obviously taking the perspective of die-hards though and isn't necessarily catering to a general audience, which is what Jovi are doing.

I may try and get it into our next set if the guys are up for it. I know our singer and keyboardist love it so it could be a little filler between a couple of bigger tracks perhaps. Not a taxing track for the bassist and drummer to learn so we'll see.

Any other opinions? Would it die a death?
I mean at the Ibrox show in 96. Obviously there's the b-side of them doing it in South Africa.

The more I hear about your band the more I'm definitely going to come and see you.
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I mean at the Ibrox show in 96. Obviously there's the b-side of them doing it in South Africa.

The more I hear about your band the more I'm definitely gonna' come and see ya'.
whats with the apostrophes?
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whats with the apostrophes?
okay, hang on.

Happy now???

Just one thing though, from another post you wrote....

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lol, I actually like that.
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Take the risk- just make sure the next song is a big-hitter that everyone knows, in case it does bomb.
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Yeah, will do!

I think I'd be slightly aggrieved if it fell flat cos it is one of my all time favs and it's the whole, "I love it so everybody else should damned well love it too!" kind of thing!
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It's a tough one because as you say most of the audience would want the hits etc. But doing songs like this would set you apart from the other tribute acts out there.

Give it a go!
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