Fantasy Bands? This Week: Power Trios

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PhatBasstard, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Why should all the Fantasy Football guys have all the Fun?

    We'll start with Power Trios (Guitar, Bass, Drums). Any genre of music you like (I don't think Classical works too well though ;) ).

    This one may "date" me (and raise a few eyebrows) but here is a Trio I'd like to see:

    Bass: Geddy Lee (Rush)
    Guitar: Rik Emmett (Triumph)
    Drums: Phil Collins (Genesis)

    All three as much for their vocal abilities as instrumental. Some might question Phil, but I've always felt he was hipper than he lets on and let's not forget he's a great drummer that was once in Brand X.

    If this band was more instumental oriented I might have gone for Stewart Copeland/Drums and Eric Johnson/Guitar, but I appreciate great vocals (and harmonies) and Emmett's are much stronger than Johnson's.

    Geddy would be welcome to include his keyboard stuff, but Rik Emmett would be barred from overdubbing 7 different guitar parts per song like he used to do in the old Triumph days.

    I really think these three would come up with some real interesting stuff.
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    How about-

    Jimi Hendrix
    Keith Moon

    Three huge players... three huge sounds.

    For a jazz trio:

    Buddy Rich
    Oscar Pettiford
    Charlie Parker
  3. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    Willie Nelson - Vocals\Guitar
    Matt Malley - Bass
    Jon Fishman - Drums\Vocals

    Laid back Tex/Mex/Outlaw/Bluegrass/Country/Jam Band
  4. well being the semi prog snob i am here goes:

    drums: danney carey (tool) this guy can groove like nobodies business, and he's technical as s*** (he practices snare rudiments on his double bassses!)
    bass: geddy lee (rush) great bass lines, great vocals
    guitar: john petrucci (dream theater) amazing chops as well as great song writer, good back up vocals as well

    man that would be great...
  5. Demonfish22


    Jul 31, 2002
    Bath, England
    Hmm, an interesting proposition... Lemme see...<p>
    How about:
    Robert Fripp (King Crimson) on guitar,
    Jaco on bass,
    and Alex Acuna on drums.<p>
    It'd be an experimental prog-funk-fusion instrumental mess.
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I think it's a good idea to limit this to living players, Hendrix and Jaco are too worn out for those games.

    Right now I'd like to hear a combination:

    Andy Timmons - guitar and vocals

    Doug Pinnick - bass and vocals

    Virgil Donati - drums

    King's X is my favorite real power trio, if only they'd make decent albums again...
  7. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I just want to see the Police get back together..........
  8. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
    I second that.:cool:
  9. The late great Bradley of Sublime on Guitar and Vox
    Sting on Bass and Vox
    Stewart Copeland on Drums

    For FUnk

    Prince - Guitar and Vox
    Bootsy - Bass
    Steve Gadd - Drums
  10. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio you have "Black Like Sunday", the new King's X release? Its "old school" Kings X. It rocks! Its a big departure from Manic Moonlight.
  11. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I have it, and it's definitely an improvement - but still nothing like the first albums.
  12. My fantasy trio already existed -

    Mike Watt -bass/vocals
    D Boon - Guitar/vocals
    George Hurley - drums

    AKA The Minutemen!!

    But I suppose if someone put a gun to my head-

    Keith Moon-drums
    John Doe -bass/vocals
    Ron Ashton-guitar
  13. Geezer - bass
    Neil Peart - drums
    Adrian Smith - guitar

    Steve Harris - bass
    Dave Mustaine - Guitar
    Dave Lombardo - drums

    David Ellefson - bass
    Angus Young - guitar
    Bill Ward - drums

    One of these...or any combo of the people mentioned i think would be cool. Sorry if i cheated and made more than one selection haha

    TWISTED Guest

    Sep 8, 2002
    Perth, Australia
    Cliff Burton
    John Bonham
    Jimi Hendrix
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    My fantasy trio was Primus...


    Brad Wilk (RATM, Audioslave) - Drums
    Flea (RHCP) - Bass
    Jack Owen (Cannibal Corpse) - Guitar

    I just love the concept of a funky ass rhythm section, with really heavy guitar. And Jack is more than just your run of the mill death metal guitarist. I have a CD from guitar player magazine where a bunch of guitarist (and billy sheehan) got to arrange their own composition and get people together to make their own song. And they had a bunch of death metal guys playing non death metal. Jack Owen did some really nice stuff on that, it was a nice arrangement. I don't know who would do vocals... but as long as it wasn't Flea.

    Ohhhh YeaaaaaaAAah I'm smaaaaaaaaalllll!
  16. herrera


    Feb 15, 2002
    i also tought that primus was the power trio

    niel zaza (guitar)
    bill dickens (bass)
    bobby rock (drums)

    these guys are ok

    i highly recomend jungle boogie played thru this guys
  17. How 'bout this trio:

    Michael Manring - bass
    Sean Reinart (Gordian Knot) - drums
    Scott Henderson - Guitar


    Stuart Zender - bass
    Morgan Rose (Sevendust) - Drums
    Mike Enziger(Incubus) - Guitar
  18. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Actually, there's a new project coming out which isn't too far off...

    Adrian Belew (King Crimson, guitar/vocals)
    Les Claypool (YUK! Get Geddy instead!)
    Danny Carey (Tool, drums)
  19. I'd like to see

    Adrien Belew-Guitar/vox
    Robert Trujillo-Bass
    Bill Bruford-drums

    that would be kick another-name-for-a-mule