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Swap in a different musician into a band's history...who'd you like to see?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Billyzoom, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    I’m bored on my lunch break in case none of you can tell...ha
  2. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    Al McKay on guitar with James Brown.
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  3. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Harley Flanagan in the Weather Report.
  4. landrybass


    Oct 23, 2011
    Id really love to have seen what the Red Hot Chili Peppers could have done with anybody that can actually sing. So just make it a trio and have John sing.
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  5. 3-team sports trade:
    John Bonham in The Who
    Keith Moon in The Police
    Stuart Copeland in Led Zepellin
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  6. nickpc


    Jul 23, 2012
    North Carolina
    Anne Wilson for Layne Staley in AIC - they did a couple of songs for the Tsunami Relief concert in 2005 and I thought that was the direction AIC would go:

    Even once William DuVall was on board, she should have joined the band:

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  7. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Mine is one that actually allegedly almost came to pass, but sadly, didn't: Joey Spampinato in The Stones, post-Bill.
  8. I’ve always wanted Jimi to replace Clapton in Cream.
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  9. lucas303


    Mar 11, 2019
    I've always wondered what it would've been like if Phil Lesh had done more outside the Grateful Dead back when the Dead were still a band. The first thing that comes to mind (because it would be interesting, not necessarily because it might actually work) is Phil in one of Zappa's bands. I'm not saying Phil would've worked out in the role if it actually happened, but it's interesting to think about. Given the fluidity of Zappa's lineup, though, this doesn't seem to be exactly in the spirit of this thread.

    More to the point of the thread: Igor Cavalera for Lars Ulrich in Metallica.
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  10. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward! Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    Jaco in Return to Forever
    Stanley in Weather Report
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  11. EddiePlaysBass


    Feb 26, 2009
    When David Byron was sacked from Uriah Heep, they had David Coverdale try out. Always wondered what that would have sounded like, and what direction Heep would have taken.

    Recently a fellow Heepster wondered how they would have sounded if Ian Gillan joined. Again something to ponder :-D
  12. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    The Partridge Family featuring Lemmy on bass and vocals.
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    the supremes: wilson pickett in place of diana ross.
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  14. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    Exactly my view. Keidis is one of the most fortunate musicians around, imo.
  15. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    Would you recommend that bio? I'm looking for something new to start...Monk's was pretty great.
  16. Eli_Kyiv


    Apr 7, 2020
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Clem Cattini.
  17. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    This is less a recommendation than a warning: Myself When I Am Real by Gene Santoro. It's not "pretty great." While I learned a lot about Mingus, the book is a hard slog. Deeply researched but poorly edited.
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  18. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    Donald "Duck" Dunn in Motörhead.

    Gene Simmons (full make-up) in Queen / ABBA / Lynyrd Skynyrd / Grateful Dead / Joni Mitchell.
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  19. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Keith Moon with Sade.
    Albert Ayler with Wham! ("Careless Whispers" would be excellent!)
    Fieldy with Joan Baez.

  20. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    John Taylor and Les Claypool.
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