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

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  1. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    This came close...
     
  2. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    GA
    Danny Carey in King Crimson

    Percy Jones with Herbie's Headhunters
     
  3. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    Rick James in the Smiths
     
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  4. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    I honestly had no idea!
     
  5. cusar5

    cusar5

    Feb 17, 2008
    Planet Iommia
    It's fun to imagine swapping musicians between the three "Watkins Glen" bands (the Dead, the Allmans, the Band). Berry Oakley could probably have played bass for all 3, but I can't imagine Phil fitting in with the Band.

    Ooh, now that I think about it, Garth would have been an amazing keyboard player for the Dead. Imagine the Dead with him, and Levon on drums instead of Mickey.
     
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  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    But then Garth would have died under mysterious circumstances.
     
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  7. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I saw Berry sit in with the Dead, there are recordings out there. And of course he unfortunately wasn't around to play at Watkins Glen.

    I can totally imagine the modern era Phil playing Band tunes pretty well, because he actually does. Fitting in with the Band as they were in '73 might be a pretty different story though.;)
     
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  8. cusar5

    cusar5

    Feb 17, 2008
    Planet Iommia
    July 16, 1972 at Dillon Stadium, by any chance? I've listened to that epic NFA->GDTRFB->Bo Diddley jam many times. The way Berry played GDTRFB is really cool!
     
  9. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Yep. The recordings I've checked out make Berry's bass sound a lot gnarlier than I remember it being, but it was a very hot, very long day.

    Somewhere there may also be a recording of the ABB show at Gaelic Park the next night with Jerry, Bob, and Billy sitting in on Mt. Jam. That was quite the two day adventure.
     
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  10. Kenney Jones instead of Keith moon in The Who....wait a minute....oh never mind.....
     
  11. cusar5

    cusar5

    Feb 17, 2008
    Planet Iommia
    Man, it's awesome that you saw that show. Did you see the Dead/Allmans jam at RFK in June '73?
     
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  12. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Nope, I moved from Philly to Toronto in ‘73 and mostly soaked up the less jammy music culture there, but I did manage to get to Watkins Glen.
     
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  13. cusar5

    cusar5

    Feb 17, 2008
    Planet Iommia
    In time for the Dead's soundcheck?
     
  14. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Anthony Jackson with Allan Holdsworth.
    Eric Johnson and Jaco.
    Chick Corea and Allan Holdsworth.
    Jimmy Johnson with Steve Khan.
    Tosin Abasi with Anthony Jackson.
    Ernie Isley with Return To Forever.
    Greg Howe with Nolly Getgood.
     
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  15. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Nope, there's a completely off topic epic story behind that though. ;)
     
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  16. CaptainLeisure

    CaptainLeisure Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2020
    Bass player swap: John Deacon to Led Zep, JPJ to Queen. I think both of these would have worked out great.

    Back in the 80's, there was a rumor that Patty Smythe ("The Warrior") was going to join Van Halen. At the time I thought would be a great combination, and I still do.

    Misa and Akane from Band-Maid backing Jeff Beck.
     
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  17. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Wow. My head just exploded trying to imagine the music they'd make together. Good call.
     
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  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Sid Vicious in Rush.
     
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  19. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    See post #5. But at least he would have been an improvement in the vocals department in Rush.;)
     
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  20. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    I’d like to hear if any modern pop/R&B producer/beat maker could make any of Les Claypool’s sounds palatable for normal well-adjusted human ears.

    Wes Montgomery in Clutch.

    Pearl Jam with Richard Davies.

    Justin Timberlake with Flea.


    I really like the amateurishness of RHCP as it is. I think they would’ve been far less interesting (boh riiinnng) with a real singer unless it were a really unique one like Thom Yorke. I guess since Jewel had experience rapping she could’ve made it good-ish. It would be kinda funny to’ve seen Michael Stipe trying to fill Kiedis’ shoes.

    Cliff Burton in Minutemen would’ve been pretty sick.

    A cool supercovergroup might be Pino with his fretless Ray, Frusciante, Derek Trucks, Sade, and ?uestlove doing Eagles songs.

    I really want to hear any stonerrock/doom band like Uncle Acid, Truckfighters, Dozer, Windhand, Fu Manchu, Nebula, Slift, Sleep, etc. do Stevie Wonder songs.
     
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