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If Crossroads was re-done as a Bass movie, who should be cast in the respective roles?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by TolerancEJ, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. This is just for fun, from a post in the main forum a few moments ago. Imagine the movie Crossroads was being re-done. Instead of guitar, the Bass is the prominent instrument.

    Who would be the Bass musicians for each role performed by Ry Cooder, Steve Vai, and who would be the veteran teaching the young player?
  2. PockySteve

    PockySteve Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2018
    Pennsylvania USA
    Les Claypool or Billy Sheehan, with the young gun played by juliaplaysgroove (see YouTube if you don't know her).
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I might just give the Devil role to Ryan Martinie in full getup:

  4. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    My first thought was Billy Sheehan and Davie 504. :D
  5. JPaulGeddy

    JPaulGeddy Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    South Carolina
    Take my money. Maybe Abe Laboriel as the mentor.
  6. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Ralph Macchio was not a guitarist a the time of the movie, and neither was Joe Seneca a harmonica player. Their roles in a bass-related remake need not include any musicianship at all, they were basically actors. :D
  7. rzamites

    rzamites Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2020
    My first thought was Davie504 as the Devil!
  8. :) That’s why I mentioned Ry Cooder who played the guitar parts for Macchio.
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  9. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    Monsieur Feraud as The Devil

    Mohini Dey as the Kid, and Buster Williams as the Mentor
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  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    OK, not exactly what you're asking. But Paul McCartney, maybe.
    Wait, hear me out. He came from basically nothing to become the most famous bass player in the world, beloved by the entire world, and he died and was replaced by a surrogate lookalike. All the evidence is there, right?
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  11. I had either a Mad or Cracked magazine when I was young. I am recalling a little poem from it:

    “Ringo, Paul, George and John
    Played a trick and put us on.
    Dropped hints that Paul was dead as nails,
    And rocketed their record sales”
  12. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Billy Sheehan (I can just imagine walking into a bass duel and seeing him waiting for me... I’m turning around and walking right out).

    Lightning Boy could be anyone, but get Stu Hamm to play a bunch of his bass parts.

    Samuel L Jackson as Willy Brown.

  13. Diminishedfilth

    Diminishedfilth Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2020
    My first thought was Billy Sheehan in Steve Vai’s roll, as well. Both were on the first album I ever bought (David Lee Roth’s Eat ‘m and Smile?).
    As far as who Ralph Macchio would mime to, maybe, Micheal League.
  14. Esperanza Spalding and Emmylou Harris.

    Oh yeah, the bassist from Haim is the devil.
  15. And Jerry Mathers,as the Beaver.
  16. Honkey tonk

    Honkey tonk Turn it up Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Lower 48
    Ever see a dude hop a train with a bass , I didn't think so .

    "Don't let 'em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
    Let 'em play bass be doctors and lawyers and such"
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2020
  17. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    Marcus Miller and Kinga Glyk.
  18. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    This kid could be Ralph Macchio

    And this guy could be you know who.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2020
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  19. PennyroyalWe


    Sep 2, 2018
    Ralph Macchio should play the teacher at Julia’s who tells the kid to stop playing the blues.
    TolerancEJ and factory presets like this.
  20. I thought it was SO lame that Steve Vai was supposedly beat by a dude on a Telecaster.
    Make it believable:


    If you watch "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World", there's a hilarious bass duel!

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