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Ideas for Cover songs

  • Ideas for Cover songs
    January 6, 2012 - 10:25pm

    As we all know, Dream Theater loves to show tribute to their influences as a band and they do them incredibly well. I came upon a poll somewhere that asked which songs they should consider, but I'm not sure if the poll would really reach the band, so I though here would be a good place to post ideas for songs. Even if we as fans don't know all the bands you guys listened to, it could be fun..

    Now we all know DT has done many many covers, medleys, and even full albums during shows, so this thread is specifically for studio ideas.

    Personally, I'd really like to hear them play some 'Time and a Word,' 'Caress of Steel,' 'Perpetual Change.' Any Yes or Rush usually will rock pretty hard.

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BytorIA's picture
on January 6, 2012 - 10:25pm

As we all know, Dream Theater loves to show tribute to their influences as a band and they do them incredibly well. I came upon a poll somewhere that asked which songs they should consider, but I'm not sure if the poll would really reach the band, so I though here would be a good place to post ideas for songs. Even if we as fans don't know all the bands you guys listened to, it could be fun..

Now we all know DT has done many many covers, medleys, and even full albums during shows, so this thread is specifically for studio ideas.

Personally, I'd really like to hear them play some 'Time and a Word,' 'Caress of Steel,' 'Perpetual Change.' Any Yes or Rush usually will rock pretty hard.

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AKexpress's picture

"Neue Regel" from Queensryche's Rage For Order!

Jorge Armando's picture

I'd love to hear a Dazed and Confused cover by DT. Pffffffff...

bigredheadone's picture

A very cool old song done in 1977 would be "Singring and the Glass Guitar" by Utopia.
It's a fun song. Each instrument has it's own solo. Dream Theater would be the only band to cover this and do it justice.
Check it out here on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcx7VGY96uc

Bytor's picture

Close to the Edge, entire 'Mirage' - bump?

A10fouru's picture

La Villa Strangiato
Natural Science
The Trees
Round About
Any Dregs (I know they did one on Nightmare) - Cruise Control
Bytor and the Snowdog - I think the battle between guitar/keyboard/bass would be epic
Alexander the Great
Sea of Madness
Camera Eye - JP would rip a solo that would make you slap ya momma

Ytsejam58's picture

I would like to hear

La Villa Strangiato
R30 Overture
Natural Science
Animate
Driven
and One Little Victory

comment's picture

Great band! I just uploaded this Rush playlist to my Ipod. I'm thinking DT couldn't go wrong covering anything by Rush.

Heresy
Bravado
The Pass
BU2B
Caravan

Bytor's picture

@Ytsejam58: yeah love me some rush! I really hope they consider some of this stuff, great ideas

Ytsejam58's picture

@Bytor: are you a rush fan? (just a hunch.) I am too

Bytor's picture

1.Zebra - Whose Behind the Door?
2.Camel - Lunar Sea
3.King Crimson - Walking on Air
4.Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell
5.Rush - Medley (Red Barchetta, Xanadu, La Villa Strangiato)
6.Yes - Gates of Delirium

And I would be able to die an extremely happy man.

comment's picture

@Ytsejam58: Thanks bud, you too. You already had it or I would have listed songs off of Moving Pics. DT should cover this whole album though.

Ytsejam58's picture

@comment: Great song Ideas. I love everything from Metallica's ...And Justice for All album.
Distant Early warning is a great song to play on drums. I always have fun with that.

comment's picture

[b]Pink Floyd-Dogs Of War, Welcome To The Machine
Iron Maiden-Stranger In A Strange Land, Caught Somewhere In Time[/b]
Metallica-Eye Of The Beholder
Kansas-The Pinnacle, Point Of Know Return
Yes-Starship Trooper
Rush-Distant Early Warning, Xanadu

JeffAsIAm's picture

Rock and Roll Band (Boston)
Train Kept a Rollin (everybody)
Slow Ride (Foghat)
Priests of the Temples of Syrinx (Rush)
Silent Lucidity (Queensryche)
Another Rainy Night (Queensryche)
She's a Roller (April Wine)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (J. S. Bach)

Bytor's picture

Now that I think about it, I don't think any other band could do 'The Gates of Delirium' from Relayer and do it justice other than DT. I would probably kill to hear them play it.

Nick.person0's picture

Anything by King Crimson, they already did Larks' 2, why not Larks' 1? It's just as good, maybe better imo.

Ytsejam58's picture

[quote=BytorIA]As we all know, Dream Theater loves to show tribute to their influences as a band and they do them incredibly well. I came upon a poll somewhere that asked which songs they should consider, but I'm not sure if the poll would really reach the band, so I though here would be a good place to post ideas for songs. Even if we as fans don't know all the bands you guys listened to, it could be fun..

Now we all know DT has done many many covers, medleys, and even full albums during shows, so this thread is specifically for studio ideas.

Personally, I'd really like to hear them play some 'Time and a Word,' 'Caress of Steel,' 'Perpetual Change.' Any Yes or Rush usually will rock pretty hard.[/quote]

I'm not sure if I would want them to tribute Caress of Steel. Maybe 2112 or Moving Pictures.