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Name Your Dream Bandmates

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Altitude, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Most of my performing these days happens only in my own imagination. But I find myself paired up with some excellent musicians! It's fun, when I listen to "Armageddon Blues" for the 500th time, to envision that it's me, not Gary Willis, ripping that amazing solo. The crowd adores, my bandmates appreciate, and all is good.

    So, what "dream bandmates" would you like to surround yourself with in order to create your optimal live performance or recording project? Here are a few of my ideas:

    Drums: Dennis Chambers or (the late great) Tony Thompson

    Guitar: Steve Topping or Dominic Miller

    Keys: Bernie Worrell or Joe Jackson

    Horns: Maceo Parker, Branford Marsalis, or Roy Hargrove

    ...plus me on bass. I wonder what sort of musical soup that mix would create. Probably a couple too many egos, but it is, after all, only a dream. I'm not sure about vocals, I thought about it for a while and didn't have any really strong thoughts.

    Any other dream bands?
  2. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    John Frusciante-Guitar
    Brandon Boyd-Vocals
    Carter Beauford-Drums
  3. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I thought hard about listing Frusciante myself. Carter Beauford is also a monster.
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Weird Rock Group
    Myself - bass/guitar
    Melora Creager - cello and vocals
    Billy Conway - drums

    Weirder Metal Group
    Matt Heafy - git and vocals
    Myself - bass and noise
    Martin Lopez - drums/percussion
    Roddy Bottum - keys

    Jazz Group
    Myself - bass
    Hiromi - keys
  5. keys: Bernie Worrel, Chick Corea
    Guitar: Nile Rodgers, Eddie Hazel
    Drums: Chad Smith
    Bass: Me, Meshell Ndegeocello
    Vocals: Prince, Q-Tip, Dee-Lite
    Horns: Maceo Parker

    Funk/Jam Band heaven...groovy
  6. chad smith and prince.. that's hot
  7. nile rodgers and eddie hazel...now thats heaven

    but i can just picture prince and chad smith together...
  8. Corbis

    Corbis Guest

    Feb 19, 2003
    Wamego KS
    Chad Smith - Drums
    Robert Smith - Guitar/Vocals
    Scott Smith - Bass

    Our band name would be "The Jones"
    :D :D :D

    Acually I have no idea what my ideal bandmates would be.
  9. is your last name smith? :D
  10. Artist: instrument

    Tyra Banks: who cares?
    Jessica Alba: who cares?

    That's it. Power trio. I might have gone for a larger band in my younger days, but I'm 46, my back hurts if I overdo it anymore.

  11. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    My problem is most bandmates i would love to play with as people are bassists:(

    Why cant we have like 1 peace band but all basses :D
  12. How about myself on guitar with Paul Chambers on Bass and Bill Bruford on Drums and Jon Lord on Keys.
  13. sotua


    Sep 20, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Drums - Gavin Harrison
    Guitar - Alex Lifeson
    Vocals - Chris Cornell

    Drums - Steve Smith
    Guitar - Frank Gambale
    Bass - Stu Hamm and Ric Fierabracci
    Guy who stands around with a grin saying "damn we're good" - me
  14. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    If Alex Lifeson ever does another "Victor" album, I want in!
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Kim Thayil - Guitar
    Matt Cameron - Drums
    Chris Cornell - Vocals

  16. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Drums: ?uestlove
    Bass: moi
    Vocals: Lauryn Hill
  17. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Strangest largest rock band ever(using dead people):
    Guitar: Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Tom Morello
    Bass: Jack Bruce,Paul McCartney, myself, Entwistle
    Drums: Ringo Starr, Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Keith Moon
    Vocals: John Lennon, Roger Daltrey, Chris Cornell, Robert Plant.

    Yeah, can you guess my favorite bands? I'd put myself in the bass category but i'd hate to screw up anything with all those guys around.
  18. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Curtis Mayfield -Vox / Guitar
    David Gilmour -Vox / Guitar
    Art Neville -Vox / Keys
    Grover Washington Jr -Sax
    Master Henry Gibson -Congas
    Bill Ward -Drums

    Bass..... Me :bassist:
  19. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Martin Lopez - Drums | I love hi style
    David Gilmour - Guitar | No other guitarist conveys so much feeling in their playing
    Pete Steele - Vocals
    Martin Powell - Keys
  20. - Ronnie James Dio on vocals
    - Bill Bruford or Phil Collins on drums
    - James Murphy on guitar

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