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Initial post: Oct 26, 2012 7:32:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2012 7:34:16 PM PDT
mancheeros says:
OK folks you have a 5-piece rock band to audition. Vocalist, guitarist, keyboard player, bass player, drummer. Who's in it?

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 7:39:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2012 7:40:24 PM PDT
mancheeros says:
vocalist - Peter Hammill
guitarist - Frank Zappa
keyboard player - Jon Lord
bass player - Tony Levin
drummer - Bill Bruford

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 8:14:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2012 8:17:20 PM PDT
Michael Ary says:
vocalist - tie David Bowie/ Lindsey Buckingham
guitarist - Jimmy Page
keyboard player - Ray Manzarek
bass player - tie between John Entwistle/ Paul McCartney
drummer - Ainsley Dunbar

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 9:09:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2012 9:11:06 PM PDT
Working Man says:
We've done this a couple of times before in other threads but it's always fun.

My fantasy would be renunions of some of my favorites:

Deep Purple MK II - now they would have to replace the late Jon Lord though.
vocals: Gillan
bass: Glover
drums: Paice
guitar: Blackmore
keyboards: with Lord's passing Don Airey could continue with the band.

Yes - bring back Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman
vocals: Jon Anderson
bass: Chris Squire
guitar: Steve Howe
drums: Alan White or Bill Bruford
keyboards: Rick Wakeman

A union of the surviving members of Bad Company and Free:
vocals, guitar and keyboards: Paul Rodgers
guitar: Mick Ralphs
bass: Andy Fraser
drums: Simon Kirke

I might as well include Zeppelin
Vocals - Plant
guitar - Page
bass, keyboards - JP Jones
drums - Jason Bonham to fill his father's shoes.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 10:09:33 AM PDT
Vocals-Ronnie James Dio
Guitar-Tony Iommi
Bass-Geezer Butler
Drums-Bill Ward
Keyboards-Jon Lord

Vocals-Phil Mogg
Guitar-Michael Schenker
Bass-Pete Way
Drums-Andy Parker
Keyboards/Guitar-Paul Raymond

Vocals-Ronnie James Dio
Guitar-Ritchie Blackmore
Guitar-Michael Schenker
Bass-Steve Harris
Drums-John Bonham
Keyboards-Jon Lord

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 5:48:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2012 5:50:32 PM PDT
mancheeros says:
lol...Come on folks you're already bending the 'rules'...ONE band with FIVE musicians. That's all.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 6:10:34 PM PDT
Vocals: Robin Zander
Lead Guitar: Terry Kath
Bass: Chris Squire
Drums: Ringo Starr
Keyboards: Rick Wakeman

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 8:05:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2012 3:50:28 AM PDT
MetalMike says:
Vocals - Bruce Dickinson
Guitar -Gary Moore
Drums - Terry Bozzio
Bass - Jonas Hellborg

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 9:15:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2012 9:16:43 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
Singer: Ronnie James Dio
Guitar: Steve Morse
Keyboards: Keith Emerson
Bass Guitar: John Entwistle
Drums: Simon Phillips

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 7:09:00 AM PDT
Fischman says:
Such a band already exists and it only requires 3 members!

It's called "Rush"

Although I do like A Strong's ensemble above.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 10:41:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2012 10:48:08 AM PDT
Singer - Freddy Mercury
Guitar - Tim Reynolds
Keyboards - Leon Russell
Bass Guitar - Paul McCartney (and backup vocals)
Drums - Carter Beauford
*OR*
Singer - Robert Plant (and backup vocals)
Guitar - Lindsay Buckingham (and backup vocals)
Keyboards - Paul McCartney (and backup vocals)
Bass Guitar - Sting (and backup vocals)
Drums - Stuart Copeland

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 1:29:20 PM PDT
Music Lover says:
Singer-Paul Rodgers
Guitar-Brian May
Bass-John Paul Jones
Drums-John Bonham
Keyboards-Tony Banks

*OR*
Singer-Freddie Mercury
Guitarist-Jimmy Page
Bassist-Geezer Butler
Drums-Ian Paice
Keyboards-Jon Lord

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 1:18:11 PM PDT
Singer - Michael Des Barres
Guitar - Steve Stevens
Guitar - Steve Lukather
Bass - Sean Malone
Drums - Carl Palmer
Keys - Jordan Rudess

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:16:15 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
Bass/kybds - Geddy Lee
Guitar - Pete Townshend
Guitar - Jeff Beck
Drums - Will Calhoun (Living Colour)
Vocals - Freddie Mercury (or if we're sticking with the living, Robin Zander)

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 8:24:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 31, 2012 8:26:05 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Vocals: James Douglas Morrison
Guitar: Robbie Krieger
Keys: Ray Manzarek
Drums: John Densmore
Bass: Bruce Botnick

They could call it "The Doors of the 60's".

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 3:32:33 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
Name? Jim....

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 8:02:53 AM PDT
MarcoVG4 says:
Bill Kirchen
Danny Gatton
Eddie Angel
Johnny Castle
Shannan Ford

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 8:23:39 AM PDT
OK, last night I came up with a 'ghost' band made up of people who are no longer with us. I suppose it was because it was Halloween, but anyway here goes:
Singer - Freddie Mercury
Guitarist - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bassist - John Entwistle
Drummer - Keith Moon
Oh yeah, it was because I watched a concert of the Who in 1970 on FUSE that just got me thinkin'...

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 10:12:45 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Last night VH-1 Classics had a new special on the making of Quadrophenia.
I taped it and will watch it tonight.
It looked great as I watched it for a moment during a Survivor commerical break.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 10:51:59 AM PDT
I'll have to set the DVR - I really love the Who, especially live performances!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 11:35:28 AM PDT
LGH says:
Hey Working...check out Celebration Day...it's your fantasy come true!

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 11:39:42 AM PDT
Vocals: Elizabeth Fraser
Guitar: Robert Quine
Bass: Mick Karn
Drums: Jaki Liebezeit
Keyboards & Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno

Produced by Martin Hannett or Bill Laswell

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 12:37:25 PM PDT
Music Lover says:
here's a fantasy band of criminally underrated performers:

Vocals-Burton Cummings
Guitar-Steve Hackett
Bass-John Paul Jones
Drums-Roger Taylor

Cummings and Jones could share the keyboard/piano duties

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 1:10:01 PM PDT
B-Jak says:
Nice list, Disco

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 2:15:47 PM PDT
Emery Would says:
So, given that nearly all of you listed long-past-their-prime performers, this seems to be as good a time as any to air my misgivings about this whole concept, and it's something I've been stewing over since I first heard Righteous Brothers' "Rock and Roll Heaven" (1974).
First, there's the fact that this "Heavenly Band" would have eight solo singers sharing vocal duties. How would that be fun for anybody? Plus, you're teaming Bobby Darin with the far superior Otis Redding, and while they're singing, is Janis Joplin be playing, what, tambourine? Add in the fact that Hendrix was all about his astonishing solo, largely improvised guitar work. He's going to be happy strumming along while an octet of singers battling to be heard? No, in fact, that sounds more like guitar hell. Speaking of which, Jim Croce also figures in the song. Great? Sure, but, as a guitarist, I'm not sure what he's going to play along with Jimi. Some lovely folk duets, perhaps, but then there's all of those singers sitting in the corner... again, wanting to add their voices. Having them wait is probably counter-productive. Jim Morrison is going to get up to all kinds of no good if he's forced to sit around waiting for six other singers to finish up. Oh, and then there's the fact that Heaven lacked a great bassist and drummer in '74, at least, according to the Righteous Brothers. Once one was provided... I think we're running into problems again. Let's imagine Hendrix and Keith Moon in a heavenly pairing. They were both solo stars who thrived in rock trios who provided a foundation for them to flourish in the spotlight. You think Moon is going to be happy tapping out a backbeat while Hendrix is literally setting his guitar on fire... which you can presumably do over and over and over again in the next realm.
Finally, I think it's clear that becoming the biggest singer or guitarist on the planet is largely down to ego, and a larger-than-normal sense of one's own talent. If you go down the list, people like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison didn't win a lot of points for their ability to get along with others. Many contemporaries found them hard to get along with. So, suddenly Heaven imbues them with some kind of Dale Carnegie charm AND the desire to take a limited role as part of an eight-singer, two guitar greatest band of all time.
Frankly, I doubt it... Just as I doubt that a Frank Zappa, Bon Scott, Jon Entwistle and Buddy Rich could manage to have a civil conversation, let alone play a half-decent song together.
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Initial post:  Oct 26, 2012
Latest post:  Nov 23, 2012

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