abbaye 9th anniversary party 1/21/12

this was our 6th year (5th in a row) as the karaoke band for our friends at the abbaye and as always it was a great time. people were invited to choose from our list of 210 songs and come up and sing with us. we had more people than ever come up and sing without the lyric sheets and everyone did a fantastic job.  for the second year in a row we got a late night request for the who’s nine minute mini-opera “a quick one (while he’s away)” which isn’t on the list but this year was performed perfectly by our friend joe from the band the marts. another highlight was meghan, one of the owners of the abbaye, surprising us by coming up and singing one of our songs “geometric mean”. no one had ever requested to sing one of our songs before and it was pretty awesome. she even had her own lyric sheet. we warmed up at the start of the night with three of our songs and then immediately turned the vocal duties over to the crowd. below is the list of what was performed for all three sets. the cover songs for karaoke have the original band’s name in parenthesis following the song title.

good intentions
starting now
last caress (misfits)
be my baby (ronettes)
should I stay or should I go (clash)
just like heaven (cure)
can’t hardly wait (replacements)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
psycho killer (talking heads)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
left of the dial (replacements)
mary jane’s last dance (tom petty & the heartbreakers)
wrong (archers of loaf)
fake plastic trees (radiohead)
fuck & run (liz phair)
academy fight song (mission of burma)
queen bitch (david bowie)
my name is jonas (weezer)
blitzkrieg bop (ramones)
glad girls (guided by voices)
slot machine (superdrag)
phaser (superdrag)
low (cracker)
basket case (green day)

a salty salute (guided by voices)
we (descendents)
geometric mean
game of pricks (guided by voices)
creep (radiohead)
here comes your man (pixies)
baba o’riley (who)
o valencia (decemberists)
cut your hair (pavement)
psycho killer (talking heads)
(what’s so funny ‘bout) peace, love & understanding (elvis costello)
bikeage (descendents)
surf wax america (weezer)

i will dare (replacements)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
harnessed in slums (archers of loaf)
debaser (pixies)
teenage f.b.i. (guided by voices)
weed king (guided by voices)
lethargy (guided by voices)
highway to hell (ac/dc)
take the skinheads bowling (camper van beethoven)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
i’m allowed (buffalo tom)
rockin’ in the free world (neil young)
motor away (guided by voices)
dumb (nirvana)
twist & shout (beatles)
a quick one (while he’s away) (who)
mary jane’s last dance (tom petty & the heartbreakers)