If you could snap your fingers and play in any band at any period of time?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bobyoung53, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    If I really think about it I could come up with a whole lot of bands and a lot of different styles but at least tonight it would have been AC/DC when Bon Scott was their singer, I don't think any band ever rocked as hard as they did, Phil Rudd was a machine, check out "Let there be Rock", last cut on the second video:

    Maybe it has something to do with being able to use three SVT's every night with a P bass? The second video is live from 1978 "Rock Goes to College", BBC, this one disappears a lot so catch it while you can get it.

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  2. D57F5B67-B518-442F-854D-BC9840F4AF7B.jpeg Elvis’ TCB band. Late ‘60’s through the 70’s. A tremendous band of session greats, along with a full orchestra, male vocal quartet, female vocal quartet.....And the coolest front man ever.
  3. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Pownal, ME
    The Beatles during the early days. No offense to Stu, but I think I could have done better.
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    The Grateful Dead in 1967. I was 6 years old. That would have been really, really trippy.
  5. jazzyvee


    Aug 11, 2012
    The Wailers and i would be honoured to play Aston Barrett’s basslines.
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  6. BLDavis

    BLDavis May the Tort be with you.

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    I'd be happy play on Alice Coopers next tour if Chuck can't make it. No time travel necessary.
  7. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    KISS - The ‘70s

    Gene claims about 2,000. I’d gladly take up that challenge.
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  8. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    The Ventures

    I love instrumental rock and instrumental surf rock.

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  9. RayWithFlats


    Mar 22, 2020
    on the 1
    If snapping my fingers made me play well enough to keep the job, then the ‘74 Roxy-era Mothers (that’s a big if though!)
  10. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Sorry, George Porter Jr, but The Meters in 1965 will no longer be requiring your services. :woot::bassist:
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  11. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    I wish I could have experienced being on stage with Santana at Woodstock.
    They were still at a point of gaining popularity, playing for the most people, at what seems to me, the best moment in the concert -- during the day, while things were still upbeat, and the crowd had not yet burned out.
  12. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I'll give you two probably no one will come up with:

    1. James Taylor - killer band and great songs. Not exactly the hardest metal, but good stuff. If Slash could play with Carole Kung, why not?

    2. The Rat Pack in Vegas - Again, killer musicians, and great songs (of course, you'd probably have to have about 500 songs memorized, and be able to follow. The naked showgirls and Vegas life are just a bonus. Of course, I'd have to play some upright, but...
  13. Hover-Rich

    Hover-Rich Commercial User

    Jan 21, 2018
    Craig, Colorado
    Hover Harness, LLC
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer would probably be at the top of my list. Allman Bros. would be either tied for first or running a really close second.
  14. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Miles, Coltrane, Evans, Adderley, Cobb and me! Sorry PC, you're out!
  15. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
  16. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Oh, so many but I think just in terms of longevity, creativity and diversity....but I'd push Nate Mendel aside in the Foo Fighters. I'm in the right age group for that one!
  17. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Allman Brothers Band in the Duane era.
  18. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington
  19. 75Ric

    75Ric Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    I would have loved to have played with Booker T and the MGs in the Stax studios. Man, what a band.
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  20. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Velvet Underground
    Roxy Music
    King Crimson
    Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Holly & the Italians

    That’s five. I could probably name a hundred more.