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To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby TMBJon » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:33 pm

Almost time for a Strings Attached Subforum... (if subforums can still be created. Does this forum still work?)


What songs do you think would be brought into the setlist knowing there will be a full orchestra accompanying the band?

Jackson Park Express, Don't Download This Song, and even Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me seem pretty likely since the band just learned them. Some other options - Grapefruit Diet, Your Horoscope For Today, Pancreas, Hardware Store (even if it's a totally new orchestral arrangement), This Is The Life. Spy Hard would be amazing, and (I never thought I'd say this but) Jurassic Park should totally be performed in full!

Any others come to mind right away? There are plenty of songs I'd like to see, but I am asking here about songs that would specifically benefit from this format.
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby AiYume » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:57 pm

Looking through earlier stuff:
Midnight Star might be nice.
I’d love to hear Nature Trail to Hell with a full orchestra and a choral section.
Living with a Hernia would probably be good as well.


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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby Muppetboy09 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:40 am

I put my real predictions in the last thread, but here would be my dream 17 song set

Fun Zone
New Polka
The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota
Everything You Know Is Wrong
Genius in France
Hardware Store
Jackson Park Express
Jurassic Park
Midnight Star
Mission Statement
Nature Trail to Hell
Pancreas
Spy Hard
Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
Virus Alert
Why Does This Always Happen To Me
You Don't Love Me Anymore

Obviously most of my picks are original, so most of them don't have a fighting chance.
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby dansachs » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:35 pm

I've mentioned this before, but something from Peter and the Wolf would be an obvious choice.
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby Big Spoon » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:13 pm

Trigger Happy would sound great with an orchestra, but I can't see Al playing it with all the gun violence.

Also Twine Ball!
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby geeimanerd97 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:54 am

I'm fine with anything, but here are some songs I would love to hear (picked 1 song from every album).

-I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead
-King of Suede
-One More Minute
-Living with a Hernia
-Lasagna
-Fun Zone
-Trigger Happy
-Jurassic Park
-Spy Hard
-Everything You Know Is Wrong
-Pretty Fly for a Rabbi
-Hardware Store
-Weasel Stomping Day
-Stop Forwarding That Crap to Me
-Word Crimes

I picked songs that would sound good with an orchestra & songs I liked.
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby TMBJon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:02 am

I am now really interested in hearing Spy Hard on this tour! The more I think about it, the more I think it would work. People will get the James Bond / Tom Jones reference even if they don't know Al's song.
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby Muppetboy09 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:35 am

The only thing I can think of being an issue is the final note. First off, it's ridiculously high. Second, it's incredibly long. I feel like if the song shows up in the set, that last note is going to be mimed (aka Backing Tracks)
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby TMBJon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:43 am

Muppetboy09 wrote:I feel like if the song shows up in the set, that last note is going to be mimed (aka Backing Tracks)

That's fine - he can make a bit of it.
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Re: To Which Songs Should the Strings Be Attached?

Postby RunningWithScissors » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:18 am

This is the life!!!

Spy Hard would be amazing too.
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