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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2010, 11:34:03 AM »
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« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2010, 10:52:11 PM »
The entire score from the musical Sweeney Todd. And yes, I'm completely serious. I saw the musical for the first time last week (live) and I was completely blown away by the music. The whole time I was watching, I was thinking about how fantastic it would be to hear Dream Theater cover Stephen Sondheim's awesomeness.
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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2010, 10:43:13 AM »
Interesting.....I went to dreamtheater.net for the first time in..oh....many many years. In fact I didnt' even know the site still existed.

Once there...I was treated to the Dark Side of the Moon video/audio preview....and..WOW..that sounds really good. Might just be the first DT cd I buy in a long time.
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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2010, 11:38:56 AM »
Listening to a live version of it during my workout this morning, it occurred to me that Dream Theater could probably do serious justice to U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," so long as Rudess sticks with the background keys and doesn't try to Rudess it up with annoying solos.  JLB has the vocal style to nail the vocals just right, they have covered U2 before (I am guessing JLB and Portnoy are the U2 fans in the group), and the song was written to be a monster live.  

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #74 on: May 06, 2010, 11:40:21 AM »
Listening to a live version of it during my workout this morning, it occurred to me that Dream Theater could probably do serious justice to U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," so long as Rudess sticks with the background keys and doesn't try to Rudess it up with annoying solos. 

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« Reply #75 on: May 06, 2010, 11:41:57 AM »
How about Never Surrender or Fight The Good Fight by Triumph?
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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #76 on: May 06, 2010, 11:50:47 AM »
"Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears
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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #77 on: May 06, 2010, 12:08:47 PM »
Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #78 on: May 06, 2010, 12:30:35 PM »
I think they could do something creative with In the Mood, by Glen Miller.

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #79 on: May 06, 2010, 02:47:36 PM »
"I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

Just kidding.

Real answer: "Darkness" by Peter Gabriel (from the UP album)
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« Reply #80 on: May 06, 2010, 04:24:37 PM »
"I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

Just kidding.

Real answer: "Darkness" by Peter Gabriel (from the UP album)

I likr this one.  I'd also like, "More Than This" from that album also!
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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2010, 01:28:17 PM »
Any Firewind song from Premonition or Allegience. Something more aggressive like "Till The End Of Time", "Where do we go from here" and maybe some softer stuff like "Deliverance" or the absolutely majestic "Before The Storm". seriously guys. go youtube that song right now. 3 and a half minute instrumental of pure bliss.

Also, they've showed more power metal influences in their past couple albums, how about something from Gamma Ray? or Stratovarious? They have some great songs that I think would work. Maybe it's just wishful thinking though. Then again, most of this thread is just that lol.

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #82 on: May 07, 2010, 03:54:07 PM »
Real answer: "Darkness" by Peter Gabriel (from the UP album)
I haven't thought of that, but it would be amazing indeed.

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #83 on: May 07, 2010, 06:35:20 PM »
Some great suggestions in this thread (and, admittedly, some that I find strange or have never heard - but that's cool).  Awesome job, guys!  :tup
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« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2010, 12:09:39 PM »
Id love to see JP and JR at the front of a stage playing the guitar harmony at the end of hotel california with a gui/key -tar combo. Don't think the rest of the song would suit the band much though...
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« Reply #85 on: May 09, 2010, 09:06:53 AM »
I'm pretty surprised someone suggested Kreator. Imagine James Labrie singing this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fAs_4yZsAI

In all seriousness, it'd be kind of interesting to see them cover a Micheal Jackson song, (smooth criminal was said earlier) but maybe a different one, since alien ant farm already did it.
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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #86 on: May 09, 2010, 07:22:16 PM »
Listening to a live version of it during my workout this morning, it occurred to me that Dream Theater could probably do serious justice to U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," so long as Rudess sticks with the background keys and doesn't try to Rudess it up with annoying solos.

Was thinking the same thing.  Whoever said "Blue Rondo a La Turk" gets a prize.  Some other cool tunes/albums:

Bon Jovi-Slippery When Wet
Styx-Most of the Tommy Shaw-written tunes, like "Blue Collar Man," though a song like "Babe" would be good too.
Boston-"Smokin'"
Queen-Yes, they've already covered Queen, but they do it so well dammit!
Derek & the Dominoes-Layla
Living Colour-"Cult of Personality"
Meat Loaf-"Bat Out of Hell," "I'd Do Anything For Love."

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #87 on: May 09, 2010, 09:53:12 PM »
Styx-Most of the Tommy Shaw-written tunes, like "Blue Collar Man," though a song like "Babe" would be good too.
Good call on Styx. I hadn't thought of it before, but James would be phenomenal on some of their songs.

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #88 on: May 10, 2010, 09:15:37 AM »
Barracuda by Heart.  An instrumental section that DT could really appreciate.
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« Reply #89 on: May 10, 2010, 09:30:11 AM »
I'd love to see them play some fusion-esque stuff.
Something like

CAB - Hold On

Or

Howe Wooten Chambers - Extraction

both don't have vocals though.
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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #90 on: May 10, 2010, 07:40:41 PM »
Frankenstein by Edgar Winter.

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« Reply #91 on: May 10, 2010, 07:41:54 PM »
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« Reply #92 on: May 10, 2010, 07:48:53 PM »
Supertramp--Give a little bit.
Judas Priest--Headed out to the Highway
Black Sabbath--Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
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« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2010, 02:38:50 AM »
JLB would sound awesome doing a cover of "Child in Time" by Deep Purple
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« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2010, 04:28:03 AM »
He's already done it.

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« Reply #95 on: May 11, 2010, 04:38:42 AM »
 :facepalm: how have I not heard this!?
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« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2010, 04:48:58 AM »
That explains it, I don't own any ytsejam releases yet...
Will rectify soon!
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« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2010, 11:35:25 AM »
That explains it, I don't own any ytsejam releases yet...
Will rectify soon!

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Re: Let's think outside the box on this one...
« Reply #99 on: May 13, 2010, 07:52:54 AM »
Bat Out of Hell - MeatLoaf
The Final Countdown - Europe
Livin on a Prayer - Bonjovi (admit that would be fun)
The Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
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What is Hip - Tower of Power.

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« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2010, 07:53:16 AM »
Cold as Ice-- Forienger

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« Reply #101 on: May 13, 2010, 08:31:45 AM »
What is hip!!! :metal  Maybe a little Soul Vacination!!!
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« Reply #102 on: May 13, 2010, 10:40:38 AM »
Taxman by the Beatles from the Revolver album.   :metal
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« Reply #103 on: May 13, 2010, 05:40:48 PM »
Styx-Most of the Tommy Shaw-written tunes, like "Blue Collar Man," though a song like "Babe" would be good too.
Good call on Styx. I hadn't thought of it before, but James would be phenomenal on some of their songs.
Especially Come Sail Away.

JLB would sound awesome doing a cover of "Child in Time" by Deep Purple
This is my favorite track amongst the 4 cover albums. Phenomenal.


I've always thought they'd go a great version of any Boston song. I think it'd be right in their wheelhouse. But that's not exactly out of the box, now is it.

Bon Jovi?? really. If they covered any Bon Jovi song, it'd have to be Blood On Blood.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #104 on: May 13, 2010, 05:47:28 PM »
Blood on Blood. Great call TAC.  That's my favorite album cut by them.

How about Judas Priest's Green Manalishi.  That would rock.
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