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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. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    He just about did, for a few songs at least, during his first 48 hours in the UK.
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  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I’ve often wondered about, as the schism between John and Paul grew during 1969, if John, George, and Ringo should have just let Paul go on his merry way, and brought in Harry Nilsson in on piano, vocal, and writing chores, with Klaus Voorman handling bass duties. It’s plausible.
  3. jazzyvee


    Aug 11, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Doug Wimbush in the Jimi Hendrix Experience
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  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Tom Jones fronting Led Zeppelin.
  5. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Dolly Parton fronting Led Zeppelin...
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  6. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    As much as I appreciate Phil Lesh, I've often wondered what The Grateful Dead would have sounded like with a more Jamerson-esque, pocket-oriented bassist, along the lines of George Porter Jr. or Chuck Rainey or Kenny Aaronson or John Paul Jones.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2021
  7. They would have sounded better. I was house engineer at a DC club for a number of years. There was a Dead cover band that had a standing gig every Monday night. The bass player was a very groove oriented player, he was great. I'm not a Dead fan, but they were enjoyable, largely due to him.
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  8. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Mono Neon in RHCP

    Flea and Mono Neon in Jimi Hendrix Experience.

    Larry Graham in RHCP

    Meshell Ndegeocello and Sheila E New Power Generation.

    Jimi Hendrix in The Revolution

    Jimi Hendrix and Mono Neon in Rufus with Chaka Kahn.

    Aretha Franklin and Chaka Kahn in Heart with Chaka on drums and vocals.

    Aretha , Chaka and Ann Wilson as The Supremes .

    Mariah Carey , Aretha , Chaka , and Whitney Houston as En Vogue.

    Prince and Mono Neon in The Band of Gypsies.

    Prince and Meshelle Ndegeocello in Joni Mitchell’s band instead of Pat Methany and Jaco.

    Flea in U2.

    Mono Neon in Talking Heads would be interesting with David Byrne.
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  9. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    brian setzer with the blasters? i'd love to heat that!
  10. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Lyle Lovett fronting "Van Halen". Couldn't be any worse than Gary Cherone or today's David Lee Roth.

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  11. Popps


    Nov 26, 2009
    The one that I always hoped for was to have Bonnie Raitt, after the death of
    Lowell, in Little Feat.
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  12. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    Axl Rose with AC/DC
  13. Marihino


    Mar 25, 2010
    Chris Rea replacing Mark Knopfler.

    Not sure how well the name "Dire Rea" would fare
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  14. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Tiny Tim fronting Led Zeppelin.
  15. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Karen Carpenter fronting Big Brother & the Holding Company.
    Tom Waits fronting Roxy Music.
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  16. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Freddie Mercury fronting Creedence Clearwater Revival. :wacky:
  17. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Ok, here's a serious one: How about Larry Taylor (great blues bassist with Canned Heat, John Mayall, and others) with ZZ Top?
  18. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Actually, I think that would've worked really well.
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  19. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Were you familiar with The Paladins, from San Diego? They sorta came close to that. Then there was a side project of guitarist Dave Gonzalez, the Hacienda Brothers, with late singer-songwriter Chris Gaffney(who did play in Dave Alvin’s band), in the same stylistic vicinity.
  20. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Either you knew about this, or....you had it coming....
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