So, who's considering ~ROCKTOBER~ this year? Rocktober 2019 Plans?

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Last year was my first, -- made me reconsider "covers".

I even got comment that I "should" consider doing "covers"... I think that was a good thing Wink hahhh!

Yes, of course I'll be doing Rocktober.
I'll be starting an "official" Rocktober thread some time in September, so keep an eye out for that.

I'll be doing Rocktober as well -- planning on covering at least 2 Turtles songs and possibly another Beatles track, possibly some other stuff...

Yeah, folks, start thinking about which Beatles album we should do.

@Fuzzy, last year was the best I've seen for participation in The Beatles album challenge! So many great covers!

Maybe it is time to do the white album and everyone commit to 2 or 3 covers?

WHITE ALBUM FOR THE WIN!!!!
(assuming I have time)

But I *usually* do a cover or two so I'm in with the above caveat being caveated.

I participated last year and hope to do so again! I joined a facebook music group that does songs on a given theme every 2 weeks, and its really gotten me into doing covers. So many I'd like to do.
Maybe one day, I'll become a proper musician and learn my Beatles history so I can join in with you all lol

Like Usta im not a covers person much. But i really enjoyed it last year, did a couple of ok ones myself and heard a few absolute beauties. Hope to be in!

Rocktober almost died out a few years ago, so I'm gratified to see so much enthusiasm.
I'm pushing for The White Album myself.

3 votes for the white album!

I think its probably time for “White”.

I'll be doing Rocktober.
I'm going to cover all five songs from In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson, and do my best to cover them exactly the same as the original recordings.

Newbie to Rocktober here. Where do I get more information. Is this strictly about "covers"--because that would be great! I've been thinking of doing some Beachboys/Beatles "remakes", because I think that is great as a learning process. Got a link somewhere to past ones?

Hey, @Jerry Pettit, as I said above, I'll be getting a Rocktober thread started some time in September; this thread is a little premature!
I'm not sure if you can access last year's Rocktober - it was linked to this site somehow and only opened nearer October if I remember correctly.
Gosh, @Edward Roussac, I sure would love to hear the whole of "Crimson King" covered....
And yes, a whole month of just covers!

What is Rocktober?

@aricate - Rocktober happens immediately following 50/90.
Participants spend the month of October recording and posting cover versions of any tune they'd like.
It happens on its own special site, usually linked to this 50/90 site somehow.

I've done Rocktobers in years past, some more actively than others. Last year I did a banjo version of "Baby You Can Drive My Car." I like to perform that one on acoustic guitar.
White Album has special significance to me - an uncle turned me on to it, and I can picture the room I was in when I lay on the floor and listened intently.
I like performing covers more than my own songs. This morning, I did a short acoustic set at our local market when my friend who was the main act needed a break. I did "Meet Me in the Morning" by Bob Dylan, "Loser" by the Grateful Dead, an Irish drinking song called "Clancy Lowered the Boom," and "My Bucket's Got a Hole In It" by Hank Williams.
So yeah, I'm likely in for Rocktober.

as a bit of a rocktober 'old timer', I should point out that we 'did' the white album about, hmm, six years ago maybe (no reason not to do it again, tho, if people really want). If i remember correctly, in past years we've 'done' rubber soul', white, revolver, and let it be. (I should mention that this does not preclude anyone from doing any cover of anything out there, just that it was fun to hear 'alternate' versions of a whole album with different people signing up for and doing different songs on the same album, and I think beatles was a great choice as their stuff is well known, so great, and lends itself to different approaches. (Speaking of white album, i still remember the late great hoops doing an amazing 'happiness is a warm gun', and many years before that, an incredible in 7/8 time (or maybe 11/4?) version of yellow submarine. )

and yeah, if i have some time in october, would be fun. btw, abbey road will be 50 years old this fall, just sayin! Smile

I'd vote for Abbey Road, personally.

Dibs on "Why Don't We Do It in the Road'.

Abbey Road would be great...but I'm still a vote for White!

"this thread is a little premature!"

You can say that again. Some of us haven't even gotten our 50/90 started yet, can we hold off on planning the after-party for a little while please?

Rocktober was a lot of fun last year. I'll definitely do something for it.

Hmmm, and the new folks here say?, -- "What is Rocktober?"

It's never to late, to start later Smile -- that really helps "atten-dance"! with all the new folks.

-- And that really gets me psyched to join in too Wink 'cause it's a sure sign it's gonna be fun and new and different and friendly!!

This sounds fun - what is it? Info please. Thanks!

Here's a copy/paste from earlier in this thread;
@sbs2018 - Rocktober happens immediately following 50/90.
Participants spend the month of October recording and posting cover versions of any tune they'd like.
It happens on its own special site, usually linked to this 50/90 site somehow.

Here's a copy/paste from earlier in this thread;
@sbs2018 - Rocktober happens immediately following 50/90.
Participants spend the month of October recording and posting cover versions of any tune they'd like.
It happens on its own special site, usually linked to this 50/90 site somehow.

Cool! Thanks for the info! I'm seriously thinking about it.

To be fair, it's nice to have a conversation about Rocktober before the traditional 50/90 participant fall off.

I might change my vote to Abbey Road now that I think about it.

yeah, to the extent we're 'voting'... I vote for Abbey Road ! (as I alluded to in my post more subtly)

should mention, if its not clear, that if a Beatles album is picked, it doesn't stop anyone from doing any song they want from any artist (and the original motivation was 'lets cover each other's stuff, it kind of ended up in a more 'well known' covers direction somehow). Meanwhile, October is a while away, so keep on 50/90-ing, everyone! Smile

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I'll be there then.

Me, ironic, if -- I do this Smile as my second year will likely use it to explore artists. I gotta start writing down names of tracks I come across.... "hmmm, that'd be interesting..." agenda. I already forgot a few, so need to do that.

I waited a good while to go back and relisten to last years stuff, and there was one I really didn't like, then many months later, (recently) was like, eh, I could cover that, use it in a set list. (Most of my "working" friends are Note for Note types because that's what "pays", but, heh... I got all the money I need, so do it for the Love, still Wink hahhh!)

I'm glad I started this as early as I did since it's so easy to forget "new folks" and as Elliott puts it, the fall off, is happening now even -- whatever your traditional date is, not tracked. It can keep the more hard-core, so to speak around for good reason to do so. It'll be fun, friendly, inclusive, and engaging. New folks are a good thing like I and Bill were and others? last year Smile Wink