After our tirade against the drunken dudes of this world who think they are God’s gift to the guitar, to the dismay of many house parties, we read your comments are realized we’d missed a few…how to put this…classics of the genre!?
As was pointed out to us, when your man has had one, two, or ten too many, its odds-on that one of these will also enter the mix:
1. Smoke on the Water
During an early attempt to win over his crowd with something punchy, drunk guy will no doubt attempt an extremely rudimentary rendition of Deep Purple’s classic song, Smoke on the Water. This rendition will involve only playing the songs key riff and nothing else. And what is more, he’ll probably play the riff wrong.
2. Stairway to Heaven
If he wants to appear musically sophisticated, drunk guy may try to play the opening bars of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven. As one of our commenters so aptly put it, drunk guy will play the song at half-speed, with a worried little frown on his face and his tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth!
3. Sweet Home Alabama – Or as one commenter put it: “Sweet Home Ala-f*%king-bama”
In an effort to get his unwilling audience to start singing along to his out-of-tune vocals, drunk guy will no doubt whip out a version of Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd. This over-played homage to the southern state has certainly had its day and drunk guy will be surprised to find no one wants to join in. Definitely one missed in the original drunk guy with guitar piece due to the original author being from the UK.
4. Free Bird
Drunk guy definitely wants to appear the ladies man – though of course he’s anything but – so the lyrics of this next song suit his paper-thin persona. As he warbles and croons to the room, the hairs on the back of necks will start to rise and the room will collectively cringe.
5. House of the Rising Sun
The House of the Rising Sun has been covered more times than we care to count. There are plenty of great versions of the song out there, performed by some really talented people. By having none whatsoever, drunk guy will prove that talent (and some degree of soberness) is an essential ingredient when attempting to play a timeless song.
We’d like to thank every commenter who reminded us of how horrible it is to be subjected to drunken idiots playing the above songs badly. (If you want to be credited, just ping us on facebook, but we didn’t want to put any real names in without asking).
Next up, we’re going to conduct an in-depth investigation into the most over-requested songs. Help us with our research by commenting below with your own suggestions.