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Artists you want back, but can't have.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jazzbo, May 1, 2001.

  1. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    So, someone started an intersting thread about what music you want to disappear, I was thinking:

    What band or artist would you bring back if you could? (And maybe, if only to see them live just once)!

    • Jaco
    • The Funk Brothers of Motown, with H-D-H
    • Bird
    • Coltrane
    • Buddy Bolden
  2. not many people come in mind from the top of my head... but there´s of course Jaco and Frank Zappa...

    can´t remember more right now..
  3. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Jaco, Frank Zappa, Bradley Nowell (Sublime), SRV...
  4. Jimi Hendrix
    Cliff Burton
    Phil Lynott
    Jim Morrison
  5. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    the obvious one -- John Lennon.
    others -- Keith Moon, Freddie Mercury and, of course, Zappa.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I've seen the Who twice live, but since i'm a youngun, I always saw them post-Keith Moon. That would be something to see.

    Oh, and I wish the Pixies were still together.

    And Pink Floyd, WITH Roger Waters.
  7. oh yeah, I forgot...

    Bob Marley(how could I forget?)
  8. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Heh...why did John Lennon die? Yoko ducked.:D Sorry...don't like Yoko too well.

    For me?
    John Belshi- Blues Brothers
    Brad Noel- Sublime
    Cliff Burton- Metallica
    a bunch of Jazz cats,
    Hedrix (that would be interesting to see him today...)
    That's about it...
  9. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Good thread. If I had to choose one person, I think it would have to be Jimi Hendrix, because, out of all of the other people I may have went for, he seems to have been the one who had the most to offer musically when he died.

    For example, John Lennon may have finally found happiness and security by the time he died, but he had also lost the spark that inspired his best moments - a listen to Double Fantasy would appear to confirm both of these statements. Jim Morrison had quit music to be a poet in Paris. Keith Moon's ability was dwindling by the time he died, as was Jaco's, and the less said about Elvis, the better. (Alright, I suppose you'd have them at their peak in this hypothetical scenario, but I had to narrow the choices down somehow!)

    I'd also agree with Superduck - it would be great if Roger Waters would rejoin the Floyd. And imagine if they got Syd Barrett back and went out as a five-piece - now THAT would be worth seeing... ;)
  10. John Bonham!!!!!
    also: Jaco, Hendrix, Lynott and Bon Scott (viva pre Brian Johnson AC/DC!) Zappa (how could I forget that!) and Cliff Burton too. If Cliff was reanimated he'd kick Lars's ass for the way he's getting on these days, AND we might get some more great music out of metallica. Waters with Floyd would be awesome to see.
  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    It's better that poor Cliff doesn't know....
  12. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Like, all of the above, plus Tommy Bolin.
  13. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Most of those mentioned, plus...

    John Denver
    Janis Joplin
    John Bonham, (Ya beat me to it SpaceGoat!)
    Berry Oakley
    Leroy Vinegar

    A bunch more...

  14. Trix


    May 1, 2001
    Hrrmmm... Pretty much all listed here... especially the following:
    Jimmi Hendrix
    Kurt Kobain
    Bon Scott (sort of, I'm still wondering if it would be a good idea to bring him back... listening to "The Jack" at the moment.)
    Cliff Burton
    Roger Waters
  15. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    He's alive and kicking, I assure you.
  16. kurt cobain. nirvana was the sh*t!
  17. anon5458975


    Apr 5, 2001
    Aside from many already mentioned....

    Curtis Mayfield
    Jeff Buckley
    Charles Mingus
    Albert Ayler
    Eric Dolphy
    Muddy Waters
    Mark Sandman

    There's just so many I wish were still around.
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...another guy that left us way too early-
    Tony Williams.
  19. Someone said it: Pink Floyd (orig. linup)

    Primus (Herb included). Now i know they might get back together, but I don't think any time soon, if at all.

    Someone said it: Nirvana
  20. Frank Zappa and Phil Lynott

    I also would like Jimi, Jaco, and Jim.

    But because of their deaths it seems that these people have been immortalized.

    Frank and Phil haven't seemed to have the same popularity even with death.
    Charles Mingus, T. Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Scott Lafaro, Jimmy Blanton and tons of others have also seen the same fate without becoming more popular.

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