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If you could join a famous band...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, May 2, 2004.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    ...which would it be? There's alot of bands that I admire, but very few that I could think I could actually be happy in. If you could replace the bassist in a band, which band would it be? And I'm not just talking replacing, but also contributing the the band process as well.

    I think I could be happy playing bass for:

    David Bowie
    the current King Crimson line up (I'd have to do alot of practicing)
    SleepyTime Gorilla Museum

    I think that's about it. I listen to TONS of bands, but those are the only that I can honestly say I could probably work with. You?
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    The Roots. for some reason, that popped into my head first, so I guess that must be it.
  3. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central

    I just finished listening to their Live album, quality isn't all that great, but the album is mesmerizing. Someday I hope to see them live.

    What do you mean by famous? I would like to join the Jam and mayhaps help push for a few more skankable hits.

    Aside from that (which isn't really much of a choice, because I doubt I could stand being with Paul Weller for too long) all the bands I really really like have bassists that I respect greatly and I don't want, nor feel that I could, replace them.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  5. Dave Matthews Band


    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  6. AC/DC
  7. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Haha! Same here!

    Other bands include:

    Michel Camilo Trio
    Quite Sane
  8. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Led Zepplin (when they were a band)
    many others
  9. Josh Ryan

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

    Mar 24, 2001
    Dilated Peoples

    Actually, there are a lot of bands I'd play with, but the first three that popped into my head are the above.
  10. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    widespread panic
  11. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    Our Lady Peace
    Dave Matthews Band
    Ben Folds
    Mars Volta
  12. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Rage Against the Machine....
  13. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    I used to want to be in Phish or Widespread Panic - I would fantasize that Mike Gordon or Dave Schools got sick and I was able to fill in! :oops:

    I wouldn't have minded playing for Govt. Mule during the Deep End stuff...

    My most recent fantasy was to play for Acid Mothers Gong - members of Acid Mothers Temple and Gong that played here in Japan recently.

    But my fingers are so out of shape they would probably blister and fall off!!! :D
  14. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Flogging Molly
  15. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    I'd also say Metallica, but wouldn't want to get the Newsted treatment
  16. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I seriously had to think about this one for a while, but then suddenly Porcupine Tree popped into my head. So... Porcupine Tree it is.
  17. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    Peter Gabriel
    Steely Dan
    Sting (if he ever went back to playing rhythm guitar)
    Eric Johnson
    Robben Ford
    Living Colour
    Pat Metheny
    Paula Cole
    Bonnie Raitt

    ...I could go on and on...
  18. kanti

    kanti Guest

    Feb 22, 2004
    Eugene, Oregon
    I'd like to play in Rush.

    Geddy is nothing compared to my awesome bass skills...

    Just kidding, Geddy. I don't want to invoke thy wrath.
  19. Spyro Gyra

    Steely Dan

    Dave Matthews Band
  20. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles

    Nice list you have there, but those three are among my all time favs.
    I have preformed with Eric Johnson a couple of times and he is KILLIN! (and a heck of a nice guy)

    Metheny or Gabriel would also be at the top of my list......

    (and of course if Sting could not play bass for the Police reunion, I would certainly volunteer my life!