Your ultimate fantasy band - who would hold the chairs and why

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by behindthenotes, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. behindthenotes


    Jun 10, 2008
    Musician documentary website
    Hi Guys

    This is our weekly discussion topic but wanted to hear what you guys thought of this.

    If you could have access to any musician you wanted to put together a band of your choice, who would you pick for the various chairs and why.
  2. DistantTremor


    Nov 29, 2007
    What exactly kind of band are you talking about? Because you say "chair." lol

    If it were any band, I'd say Les Claypool, Frank Zappa, Alex Lifeston, and Mike Portnoy.

    My second arrangement would be Geddy Lee, Jimmy Plant, and Jay Lane.

    My third would be Domenico and Danilo Citriniti with Ron Jarzombek.
  3. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    I thought about this myself once.

    Beware of my strange assembly. :D

    Igor Cavalero - drums (ex Sepultura)
    Cliff Burton - bass (Metallica, he still is the good Metallica. If only he would still be alive.)
    Noodles - guitar (the Offspring)
    James Dean Bradfield - vocals & guitar (Manic Street Preachers)

    I think these guys were at the top of the instruments they each played.
    It would be interesting if they ever played togheter as a band.

    I know, I'm weird. :cool::D
  4. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 18, 2008
    CT, RI, NC
    Lead Guitar: Buckethead
    Lead/Rhythm: Frank Zappa
    Drums: Bill Kreutzman/Mickey Hart
    Keyboard: George Duke
    Bass: Mike Watt

  5. mike_Ro11


    Dec 17, 2007
    Danny Carey drums
    Flea bass
    Tom Morello guitar
    Kim Thayil guitar
    Kurt Cobain vocals guitar
  6. Rich L

    Rich L

    May 17, 2006
    Ft Myers, FL
    Scenario 1:
    Alex Machacek on guitar
    Marco Minneman on drums
    Hadrien Feraud on bass

    Scenario 2:
    Chris Poland on guitar
    Terry Bozzio on drums
    Michael Manring on bass

    Scenario 3:
    John Petrucci on guitar
    Virgil Donati on drums
    Jonas Hellborg on bass

    I'm obviously into trio thing!
  7. BassJunkie13


    Feb 19, 2008
    Vocals:Robert Plant
    Organ:Ray Manzarek
    Harmonica:paul Butterfield
    Guitar:Jimi Hendrix
    Bass:Tommy Shannon or Willie Dixon
    Drums:Mitch Mitchel or Kieth Moon

    This band would be blues of course
  8. robgo


    Jan 25, 2008
    Vocals: James Brown
    Drums: Billy Cobham
    Guitar: Jeff Beck
    Bass: Jamerson

    Now that would move people!
  9. robgo


    Jan 25, 2008
    On another thought, It would be absolute chaos, but I'd give a lot to see the results of hendrix, moon, and jaco playing. Obviously it wouldn't work,

    but it just might!
  10. behindthenotes


    Jun 10, 2008
    Musician documentary website
    Yes it would !! There would be some sore dancin' feet after a set by these guys
  11. behindthenotes


    Jun 10, 2008
    Musician documentary website
    Looks like you are not short on options - number 2 would be interesting to see live, number 1 may be a little while coming until Hadrien gets his hand back into action - maybe Dominique till then ?
  12. Thunderthumbs73

    Thunderthumbs73 Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Joni Mitchell has/had about two of the best bands I've ever seen assembled, and was a dream band in its own right, at least to me:

    You already know about Shadows and Light with Metheney and Jaco.

    But there is another:

    Joni Mitchell- Guitar
    Greg Leisz- Guitar and Pedal Steel
    Brian Blade- Drums
    Wayne Shorter- Soprano Sax
    Larry Klein- Bass

    I've always wanted to hear Bruce Cockburn play with Bill Frisell, or vice versa, or adding in Jeff Pevar (CPR, etc...) with the three of them, or some permutation thereof...
  13. scronus


    Dec 27, 2007
    Austin tx
    Questlove from the roots on drums
    Roy hargrove on trumpet
    bernie worrel on keys
    john frusciante (spelling?) on guitar ( maybe Jon Scofeild or Vernon Reid
    D'angelo on fender rhodes and vocals
    Ceelo From the goodie mob and Gnarls barkely on vocals
    Wayne shorter on sax
  14. BigSlick


    Jun 14, 2008
    Entwistle -Bass
    Bonham - Drums
    Hendrix - Lead Guitar
    Pete Townshend -Rhythm Guitar (when you consider he was basically playing rhythm to Entwistle's 'lead' bass it makes more sense)

    Vocalist is a toughie. It really depends on what direction you want to go.

    I'd definitely have John Frusciante do backing vocals though, no matter who it is, that guy is an unsung hero to saving the RHCP's vocal tracks. He covers up so many things that Kiedis can't actually do.
  15. Guitar/vox - Eric Clapton
    2nd Guitar/backing vox- Joe Bonamassa
    Bass/ backing vox - Chris Squire
    Drums - Neil Peart

    God only knows how that would work out...


    Vox/guitar - Steven Wilson
    Guitar - Mark Tremonti
    Guitar - John Petrucci
    Bass - Sean Malone
    Drums - Tim Alexander
  16. behindthenotes


    Jun 10, 2008
    Musician documentary website
    NIIIIICEEEEE choice - ?uestlove is great, although I would not be able to decide if he would be best on Turntables and get someone like Billy Martin on drums, or keep him on drums and loose the turntables altogether, sadly we will never have to "make" that choice.

    Others I would think maybe on trumpet Russell Gunn or Freddie H.

    Bass ??
  17. Green Mind

    Green Mind

    Aug 28, 2007
    BC/AB, Canada
    Mike Patton - Vocals/Samples and other things
    Richard D. James - Synth & whatnot
  18. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Elvin Jones - Drums
    John Lennon - Rhythm Guitar
    Mike Bloomfield - Lead guitar
    Jack Casady - Bass
    Steve Winwood - B3
    Sam Cooke - Vocals

  19. Thunderthumbs73

    Thunderthumbs73 Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Very nice and tasty. I just downloaded "A Change is Gonna Come." What a great song.
  20. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the Mad Hatter Gold Supporting Member

    This reminds me of the "Super Session" album produced by Al Kooper in the late sixties....1st session was Eddy Hoh, drums; Harvey Brooks, bass; Al Kooper, vocals & keys; Mike Bloomfield, guitar - 2nd session had Bloomfield replaced by Stephen Stills and Carlos Santana.