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Fantasy Band

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BryanB, May 15, 2002.

  1. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    You are a famous bass player with contacts throughout the industry. You have been asked to put together the ultimate band. You can play any musical style you wish. What instrumentation would you use? Who would be the players? What kind of music would you play and where? Since this is fantasy, I'll even allow you to use deceased musicians

    I'll go first:

    Drums - Dennis Chambers
    Guitar1 - Jeff Beck
    Guitar2 - Andy Summers
    Keys - Bernie Worell
    Percussion - Alex Acuna
    Vocals - Robert Plant
    Backing Vocals - The Supremes
    Horns - Brecker Brothers, or maybe the Memphis Horns

    I would play R&B, Funk, Reggae, Ska and Rock in a 2500 seat outdoor theatre.
  2. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Oh baby, these are hard decisions :D

    Guitar 1: Robben Ford
    Guitar 2: Carlos Santana
    Guitar 3 backing vocals: Nuno Bettencourt
    Keys: Kevin from Dream Theater (forget his last name)
    Horns: Everyone from the Blues Brothers ;)
    Drums/Percussion: Max Wienberg
    Lead vocals/misc. instruments: Edgar Winter

    We would play jazzy fusion jam music, similar to Jimi Hendrix's Sky Church.
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    been thinking about this lately:

    Bass: me
    Drums: Carter Beauford
    Keys: Chick Corea
    Guitar1: Al Di Meola
    Guitar2: John Scofield

    Singer: Rachael Yamagata (from Bumpus)
    MC: Del tha Funkee Homosapien

    Horns: the Tower horns

    it'd be a cross between Return To Forever and Jamiroquai
  4. Josh Ryan

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

    Mar 24, 2001
    Drums- Dave Weckl
    Horns- Steve Coleman
    Guitar- Fredrik Thordendal
    Vocals- Mike Patton
    Bass- Me

    That would be a weird band.
  5. Such hard decisions

    Bass: Yours Truly
    Guitar 1: Eric Clapton
    Guitar 2: Django Reinhardt
    Drums: Ginger Baker
    Alto Sax: Paul Desmond
    Vocals & Piano: Stevie Wonder
    Backing Vocals: Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holliday
    Lyricist: Lou Reed

    I know it sounds kinda like a funky line up, but that's what appeals to me so much. We'd play alot of Blues, Jazz Fusion, Rock and I'd insist on throwing in some Funk and Reggae and Reed would come up with some awesome lyrics.
  6. HiFi


    Apr 20, 2002
    Southern California
    Bass 1: Me
    Bass 2 + Banjo: My friend, John Mastri (best
    bassist I know personally)
    Guitar: David Lindley or Walter Becker
    Drums: Tim Alexander
    Horns: T.O.P. Horn Section
    Vocals: possibly George Clinton on really funky stuff, otherwise someone already listed.

    *I would like to have Thomas Dolby serve some purpose, but consultant is all I could really want.

    A heavy funky rock band with some Bela Fleck inspired grooves.
  7. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    hmmm... so many decisions to be made..

    Well, at the moment I think I'd go with:

    guitar: Bruce Conte, Trey Spruance
    keys: Chester Thompson
    drums: David Garibaldi
    trumpets: Randy Brecker, Walt Fowler
    saxes: Lenny Pickett, Doc Kupka, Michael Brecker
    vocals: Mike Patton
    bass: me of course

    Funk, soul, fusion, whatever music... :)

    If I wanted to do straight jazz/fusion:

    keys: Joe Zawinul
    saxes: Wayne Shorter & John Coltrane
    guitar: Mike Keneally & Pat Metheny
    drums: Billy Cobham
  8. Bass: Me(although they would probably kick me out after the first rehearsal)
    Drums: 'El Negro'
    Guitar: Mike Stern & Pat Metheny
    Elec Piano(organ): Jimmy Smith
    Horns: Woody Allen
    Singer: Dinah Washington

    I don't think it would last for long, except me and Woody, but it would be fun to see these people play together. I feel the tension already ...
  9. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I think I'd probably just end up adding myself to the current line-up of King Crimson...
  10. For one thing, I want TWO bass players!

    2nd Bass:Moi
    Drums:Bill Stevenson
    Percussion:Justin Poree, Jiro Yamaguchi, and that guy from Innocent Criminals
    2nd Drums: Dave Karacich
    Guitar: Rivers Cuomo
    2nd Guitar: Hillel Slovak
    3rd Guitar:Michael Einziger
    Horns:Vinny Nobile, Lester Sterling, Buddy and RePete from LTJ.

    Vocals:Freddie Mercuy
    Raps: Chali 2na
    Keys and funny techo-y stuff: Daft Punk boys

    I have no clue what would happen with this band, but it'd be neat to see what would come up.
  11. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    my perfect band would be =D
    Me- bass
    Feildy - Dartboard( hed be attached to it so the audiance could throw darts at him.. I wanna see gwar try that!)
    Dave Mustain - Guitar Vocals
    Kid Rock- read what i said about feildy
    mike Portnoy- Drum
    Steve Vai - lead guitar

    oh yeah.. if that guy up there wants 2 bassist
    I want 3 drummers yeah just like slipknot!
    Id clone Mike Portnoy
    and my 3rd drummer would actually be a percussionist on BaNjO... he would be a Lesbian left handed midget albino ninja eskimo!

    we would all play barry manalow covor songs! =D
  12. Bass: Me
    Drums: Harvey Mason, Jr. and Zigaboo Modelestie
    Percussion: Steve Scales
    Keys: Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder
    Acoustic Guitar: Django Reinhardt
    Electric Guitar: Larry Carlton
    Cello: Yo Yo Ma
    Violin: Johnny Frigo

    For funky jazz and jazzy funk.

    Bass: Me
    Drums: Raymond Herrera
    Guitar 1: Tony Iommi
    Guitar 2: the guy from Mudvayne w/o the makeup.

    For heavy rock.

    Then I'd wanna do collaborations with David Byrne, Philip Glass, Apocalyptica, and Bill Laswell.

    Tomorrow I'll have changed my mind about all this.......
  13. I wish I had thought of that.
  14. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    heeeheee, i love this topic...

    Can I just drop myself into Noel Redding's place in the hendrix experience?? He never seemed to be enjoying himself anyway...

    Mitch is my favorite drummer, and Hendrix is just - well, he's jimi...

    How bout adding
    Santana's Percussion section,
    Bob Dylan to do some Song writing,
    Stevie Wonder to sing,
    the horn section from the Skatallites,
    Bruce Hornsby on keys
    and George Clinton and James Brown as a dueling frontman freakshow...

    We might not be any good to listen to, but hell, it'd be an entertaining show.
  15. rhythmrod


    Oct 27, 2001
    Austin, Texas
    Well, where do I start?

    Bass 1 - ME (on the 12 string)

    Bass 2 - Stanley Clarke (on everything else)

    Guitar 1 - Carlos Santana

    Guitar 2 - Jimi Hendrix

    Drums - Buddy Miles

    Keyboards - George Duke

    Vocals - The Temptations (The original Temps)

    Horns - The James Brown Horn Section

    What would we play? Ohhhhh, any damn thing we wanted.

    ;) ;)
  16. Experimental Rock/Ambient/Psychedelia

    Me - Bass/Percussion/Mandolin/Sitar(soon enough)
    John Medesky - Keyboards
    John Paul Jones - Keyboards/Lapsteel/Bass
    Johnny Greenwood - Guitar
    John Densmore - Drums
    Bono - Vocals


    Me - Bass
    Pat Metheny - Guitar
    Oscar Peterson - Piano

    that's all i need

    Hard Rock/Blues

    Me - Bass
    JPJ - Keys
    Jimmy Page - Guitar/Theremin
    (like that would happen)
    Mike Irons - Drums
    Chris Robinson - Vox
  17. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Hey now... Don't be dissin' the Manilow man.. he writes the songs you know.

    For one of his final projects at the Art Institute, my friend recorded Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic", but totally metal. We did it exactly like the original straight up until the point where all the big orchestration comes into it... the "orchestra" in our case was Big Metal Guitars(tm) tuned down an entire step, then the low D tuned to drop C (the song is in C). You've never heard Barry Manilow like this... It's mind numbingly entertaining. Pantera would be proud of this. :D
  18. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    OH beer monkey thats genious! =D
    My one man band right now "the Angry Mennonites" is gonna do a covor of a Manilow song on our album coming out at the end of the summer..
    Our albums gonna be called "Cant fight the mennonites"
    weve got 5 songs recorded
    its like punk rock stuff.... old skool punk rock.. and its just drums and bass guitar and bout 3 diff tracks of vocals
  19. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    Bass-Matt Freeman of RANCID
    2nd Bass-Me
    Singer-Greg Graffin of BAD RELIGION
    Drums-David of REFUSED
    Guitar 1-El Hefe of NOFX
    Guitar 2-Rob Ramos of STRUNG OUT
    Back-up Vocals-Fat Mike of NOFX

    One can only dream...
  20. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    7 String Bass- Eric Cioe (thats me)
    Drums- Terry Bozzio
    Guitar 1- Alex Lifeson- Rush
    Guitar 2 / Vocals- Hal Chaisson (JT's band, Lord Only)

    thats more or less it... ill get more as i think of them

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