abbaye 10th anniversary party 1/19/13

this year our friends at the abbaye celebrated their 10th year in business and once again invited us to take part in the festivities. this was our 7th year (6th in a row) performing as the backing band for live karaoke and as always it was a ton of fun. the party attendees were able to choose from this year’s list of 219 songs and come up and sing with us. everyone that came up did a fantastic job including both owners of the abbaye. marc started off the second set behind the kit as the only person to come up and play an instrument. he played drums on ac/dc’s “highway to hell” leaving ward to come up front take lead vocal duties. then, towards the end of the night, meghan sang her perennial favorite guided by voices’ “glad girls” and then a couple songs later closed out the festivities with superchunk’s “driveway to driveway”. it was another awesome year celebrating our favorite place to eat, drink and just generally hang out in the city of philadelphia. below is the list of everything that was performed in two sets. we started the evening off with one of our own songs before we turned the evening over to the crowd. all the cover songs for karaoke have the original band’s name in parenthesis following the song title.

good intentions
jumping jack flash (rolling stones)
gigantic (pixies)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
everybody knows this is nowhere (neil young)
all day and all of the night (kinks)
twist & shout (beatles)
should I stay or should I go (clash)
fell in love with a girl (white stripes)
psycho killer (talking heads)
tired of sex (weezer)
the bends (radiohead)
just what i needed (cars)
be my baby (ronettes)
wrong (archers of loaf)
queen bitch (david bowie)
one after 909 (beatles)
song 2 (blur)
low (cracker)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
blitzkrieg bop (ramones)
eight days a week (beatles)
drain you (nirvana)

highway to hell (ac/dc)
today (smashing pumpkins)
rockin’ in the free world (neil young)
last caress (misfits)
rock & roll (led zeppelin)
buddy holly (weezer)
someday (cracker)
(love is like a) heat wave (martha reeves & the vandellas)
rock & roll (led zeppelin)
a salty salute (guided by voices)
gold star for robot boy (guided by voices)
paranoid (black sabbath)
roots radicals (rancid)
head on (pixies)
no matter what (badfinger)
cut your hair (pavement)
seether (veruca salt)
basket case (green day)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
surf wax america (weezer)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
baba o’riley (who)
janie jones (clash)
happiness is a warm gun (beatles)
buddy holly (weezer)
debaser (pixies)
bikeage (descendents)
glad girls (guided by voices)
i’m allowed (buffalo tom)
she don’t use jelly (flaming lips)
anarchy in the uk (sex pistols)
have you ever seen the rain (creedence clearwater revival)
academy fight song (mission of burma)
driveway to driveway (superchunk)

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