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Old 02-18-2020, 09:30 AM
OrangeBlossomBaby OrangeBlossomBaby is offline
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Thanks a ton Pedro, I'll check them out.

...I just did a quick web search and I see Blake Guyre does Sweet Caroline. Uh oh. (But that's ok - I'll go get a drink or something when he plays that one!)
The Hooligans also play a little Queen. The other night I heard them do a pretty good job with We Will Rock You. We left early so we didn't hear the last couple of sets and don't know what they played.

*we left early because I'm the designated golf cart driver and I don't like having to drive the cart over the bridge at the end of the evening when the drunkest of the drunks are out there behind the wheel.
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:51 AM
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New Wave? Where did you get that info?
This is the song list provided by their website:

The Spazmatics Song List

SAFETY DANCE – MEN WITHOUT HATS
JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH – DEPECHE MODE
THE METRO – BERLIN
BLISTER IN THE SUN – VIOLET FEMMES
DANCIN WITH MYSELF – BILLY IDOL
POP MUSIC – POP MUSIC
BLINDED ME WITH SILENCE – THOMAS DOLBY
IN CARS – GARY NUEMAN
WHITE WEDDING – BILLY IDOL
LET’S DANCE – DAVID BOWIE
GOOD GIRLS DON’T – THE KNACK
KIDS IN AMERICA – KIM WILDE
REBEL YELL – BILLY IDOL
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR – BUGGLERS
TAKE ON ME – AH HA
WAKE ME UP – WHAM
JUST LIKE HEAVEN – THE CURE
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN – CINDY LAUPER
LAND DOWN UNDER – MEN AT WORK
99 LUFT BALLOONS – NINA
JESSIE’S GIRL – RICK SPRINGFIELD
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU – THE ROMANTICS
WHIP IT – DEVO
TAINTED LOVE – SOFT CELL
ALWAYS SOMETHING – NAKED EYES
WE GOT THE BEAT – THE GO GO’S
GIRLS ON FILM – DURAN DURAN
REFLEX – DURAN DURAN
RIO – DURAN DURAN
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF – DURAN DURAN
PLEASE PLEASE – DURAN DURAN
DON’T CHANGE – INXS
RELAX – FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
NEW SENSATION – INXS
YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND – DEAD OR ALIVE
WALKING IN LA – MISSING PERSONS
BLUE MONDAY – NEW ORDER
TURNING JAPANESE – THE VAPORS
ROCK LOBSTER – B52’S
COME ON EILEEN – DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
DER KOMISER – FALCO
NEED YOU TONIGHT – INXS
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER – HOWARD JONES
PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE – TEARS FOR FEARS
GOODY TWO SHOES – ADAM ANT
WHY CAN’T I BE YOU – THE CURE
LIKE A VIRGIN – MADONNA
MATERIAL GIRL – MADONNA
WHAT YOU NEED – INXS
SO ALIVE – LOVE AND ROCKETS
FASCINATION – HUMAN LEAGUE
OUR HOUSE – MADNESS
LETS GO ALL THE WAY – SLY FOX
SHOUT – TEARS FOR FEARS
JUST WHAT I NEEDED – THE CARS
YOU MIGHT THINK – THE CARS
TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP – THE ROMANTICS
ROCK THE CASBAH – THE CLASH
DON’T YOU WANT ME – HUMAN LEAGUE
OBSESSION – BERLIN
I RAN – FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
OH MICKEY – TONY BASIL
MELT WITH YOU – MODERN ENGLISH
LITTLE GIRLS – OINGO BOINGO
WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO BE – OINGO BOINGO
DEAD MAN’S PARTY – OINGO BOINGO
ONLY A LAD – OINGO BOINGO
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:19 AM
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I have lived here a little over a year and my wife an I left a couple of very successful bands in the northeast to relocate here. We were very lucky to fall in with a couple of gifted musicians soon after we got here and we're now playing local venues (City Fire's, etc), and hopefully refining the act to eventually play the squares. Initially our set list had a number of slightly deeper but classic rock cuts that we thought showed off the band, akin to stuff the Hooligans play, but after one gig we felt the need to slightly retool to really emphasize dance-ability. We don't play Brown Eyed Girl, but we do play Wild Nights, LOL. But we do manage to squeeze in 1 or 2 of our favorites a set (Steely Dan, Edgar Winter, etc).

The point is it's a balancing act... keeping the dance floor packed, keeping the manager happy, and maintaining your musical self respect.
Shameless plug - we're at City Fire in Sumter 2/29 if anyone wants to check us out.
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:29 PM
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Sorry. Not going to hear that music much at the squares.
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:41 PM
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Flyguy, what’s the name of your band? And I’m glad to see you “maintain musical self respect”. That’s when the good stuff comes out, imo.

Also, I always wonder how bands feel about playing crowd pleasers that they (the band) don’t care for. Especially if they have to play them over and over and over again. Care to comment?

I wish you all the best in any case.
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:27 PM
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Dude, chill out !

Be thankful that we are finally moving forward musically, this place has been doo wop for years.

Sumter County pays for half of the entertainment in Brownwood and Sumter Squares through tourism grants. None of your amenity fees are used.

There is definitely a "playlist" that bands have to follow, but more recently they are backing away from that. Trust me none of The Hooligans music is on their "playlist".
Especially not Sabbath, Zeppelin etc.

The Spazmatics are 3/4's of The Hooligans but are a franchise, and may have to play what Perfect World Entertainment tells them to play.

Just go and enjoy the music.....The Hooligans, Spazmatics, Uncle Bob's Rock Shop, Penta, American Martian, etc.

You do have to come to terms with the idea that these bands will ALWAYS play the more popular hits than the deep tracks. They are playing to a large audience, not just for you.

Rock On !
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