abbaye 11th anniversary party 1/18/14

this was our 8th year (7th consecutive) performing live band karaoke for our friends at the abbaye. this year we had to really cram in rehearsals due to our december being taken up with the release of our christmas record but we still managed to get the song list up to a record 225 songs. the place was packed full of people celebrating the abbaye’s anniversary by choosing songs and coming up and singing with us. we opened up with one of our own songs and then let the crowd take over. ward’s wife deena became only the second person ever to request to perform one of our original songs and did a great job on “good intentions“. we continued the tradition of having abbaye owner meghan choose a song for us to learn and save off the list for her to sing. this year her pick was “always love” by nada surf which she followed with “anarchy in the u.k.” to bring our first set to a rousing close. becker and ward performed gbv’s “14 cheerleader coldfront” and “kicker of elves” as a duo and we were requested to play “take the skinheads bowling” and sing it ourselves but other then those and “butterfly” all the songs were sung by the abbaye crowd. below is the list of everything that was performed in both sets for what was another amazing year:

hot freaks (guided by voices)
gold star for robot boy (guided by voices)
no matter what (badfinger)
(love is like a) heat wave (martha reeves & the vandellas)
good intentions
seether (veruca salt)
baba o’riley (who)
be my baby (ronettes)
all day and all of the night (kinks)
paranoid (black sabbath)
highway to hell (ac/dc)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
attitude (misfits)
sabotage (beastie boys)
mary jane’s last dance (tom petty & the heartbreakers)
queen bitch (david bowie)
psycho killer (talking heads)
career opportunities (clash)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
always love (nada surf)
anarchy in the uk (sex pistols)

sliver (nirvana)
web in front (archers of loaf)
have you ever seen the rain (creedence clearwater revival)
can’t buy me love (beatles)
creep (radiohead)
molly’s lips (nirvana)
twist and shout (beatles)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
should I stay or should I go (clash)
blitzkrieg bop (ramones)
then he kissed me (crystals)
echos myron (guided by voices)
divide and conquer (husker du)
suspicious minds (elvis presley)
jumping jack flash (rolling stones)
14 cheerleader coldfront (guided by voices)
kicker of elves (guided by voices)
song 2 (blur)
low (cracker)
(love is like a) heat wave (martha reeves & the vandellas)
glad girls (guided by voices)
back from somewhere (husker du)
highway to hell (ac/dc)
here comes your man (pixies)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
roots radicals (rancid)
basket case (green day)
debaser (pixies)
just what i needed (cars)
last caress (misfits)
a salty salute (guided by voices)
misty mountain hop (led zeppelin)
take the skinheads bowling (camper van beethoven)
be my baby (ronettes)
miss world (hole)

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