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ProssPross Posts: 29,596
edited May 2013 in The cake stop
Got asked this one by my daughter earlier - dead or alive what would be the lineup of your ultimate band? For me:-

Lead singer - Roger Daltry
Lead guitar - Jimmy Page
Rythme guitar - James Hetfield
Drums - Keith Moon (edging out Lars Ulrich)
Bass - Roger Glover
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lead singer - Freddie Mercury
    Lead guitar - Brian May
    Drums - Roger Taylor
    Bass - John Deacon


    Oh wait...

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • Sussed outSussed out Posts: 189
    Pross wrote:
    Got asked this one by my daughter earlier - dead or alive what would be the lineup of your ultimate band? For me:-

    Lead singer - Roger Daltry
    Lead guitar - Jimmy Page
    Rythme guitar - James Hetfield
    Drums - Keith Moon (edging out Lars Ulrich)
    Bass - Roger Glover


    Was your daughter like 'Who?'
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,596
    Sussed out wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    Got asked this one by my daughter earlier - dead or alive what would be the lineup of your ultimate band? For me:-

    Lead singer - Roger Daltry
    Lead guitar - Jimmy Page
    Rythme guitar - James Hetfield
    Drums - Keith Moon (edging out Lars Ulrich)
    Bass - Roger Glover


    Was your daughter like 'Who?'

    She didn't know all the names but has something by all their groups on her iPod - she's been brought up well and has superb taste in music for a 15 year old although I'm not sure about the more modern bands on her playlist like Black Veil Brides. At least it's the right sort of genre though.
  • jawoogajawooga Posts: 530
    Vocals - Roy Orbison
    Bass - John Entwistle
    Lead guitar - George Harrison
    Rhythm - Pete Townshend
    Drums - Keith Moon
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    Lead singer - Mikael Akerfeldt
    Lead guitar - Fredrik Thordendal
    Rhythm guitar - Jon Schaffer
    Bass - Dave Edwardson
    Drums - Neil Peart
    Producer - Mike Patton
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Drums - Keith Moon
    Bass - JJ Burnel
    Lead guitar - Graham Coxon
    Rhythm guitar, vocals - Peter Perret
  • wiffachipwiffachip Posts: 861
    Peter perret back in the day, he sounds like Donald Duck now
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    In our dreams as it is too late now...

    Vocals - Freddie Mercury
    Lead Guitar - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Rhythm Guitar - James Hetfield
    Bass Guitar - Mark King
    Drums - Ginger Baker
    Producer - Trevor horn

    A bit of a mixed batch that probably wouldn't work together but there are so many that I could interchange......
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    Keyboard - Brian Eno
    Keyboard - Harold Budd
    Keyboard - John Foxx
    Keyboard (sharing) - Boards of Canada
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    Supergroups mostly will be bloody awful. Songwriting is so much of it, and the shared drive to create the vision of what the songs should sound like. You'd never get a supergroup to have the success and output of a real group that has come from years of hunger for it but with lesser combined individual ability.
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    mfin wrote:
    Supergroups mostly will be bloody awful. Songwriting is so much of it, and the shared drive to create the vision of what the songs should sound like. You'd never get a supergroup to have the success and output of a real group that has come from years of hunger for it but with lesser combined individual ability.

    That might be the case if the supergroup is made from ageing super rich rock stars, but bands made up from members of other bands has been working out just fine in the left field. An example of a ‘supergroup’ who made a big impact on my music yoot:

    Revolting C*cks / Lard / 1000 censored DJ’s / Pig Face / Pailhead etc. etc. made from ‘rotating’ members of Ministry, Dead Kennedys, Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, R.E.M and about a dozen other small bands released some of my favourite albums of all time and were a huge influence.
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,138
    And how can I forget This Mortal Coil. The ultimate indie supergroup http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Mortal_Coil
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,596
    mfin wrote:
    Supergroups mostly will be bloody awful. Songwriting is so much of it, and the shared drive to create the vision of what the songs should sound like. You'd never get a supergroup to have the success and output of a real group that has come from years of hunger for it but with lesser combined individual ability.

    I agree that they never work out but it's just a bit of fun to pick your ultimate band lineup. That said, I've got a fair amount of songwriting talent in my lineup.
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    Hendrix on the guitar
    Lemmy on bass and other substances
    Vocals handled by Sandy Denny
    Tub-thumping courtesy of Neal Peart.
    K/boards (the more the better) Rick Wakeman.

    That should create a bit of a row that's easy enough on the ears.

    On reflection, Robert Plant to do the singing, Ms Denny on the backing track.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    Pross wrote:
    mfin wrote:
    Supergroups mostly will be bloody awful. Songwriting is so much of it, and the shared drive to create the vision of what the songs should sound like. You'd never get a supergroup to have the success and output of a real group that has come from years of hunger for it but with lesser combined individual ability.

    I agree that they never work out but it's just a bit of fun to pick your ultimate band lineup. That said, I've got a fair amount of songwriting talent in my lineup.

    I know its a bit of fun really :)

    ...you have got a fair amount of songwriting talent in your supergroup too, apart from Roger Daltry, James Hetfield, Keith Moon and Roger Glover ;)

    oh... by the way you had Keith Moon edging Lars Ulrich, you do know that Lars Ulrich has a reputation as being a pretty sub-par drummer don't you? (here's a good drummer by the way, Dave Weckl, http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_209348&feature=iv&src_vid=Q5Dz8nSlJdA&v=qkwodxGtpg4 ...music might not be to everyone's taste but you can bet your censored he could play any of Lars' stuff with a couple of broken limbs and 15 pints in him ;) )
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    ...but, joining in the spirit of things :)

    Ray Lamontagne
    Jerry Donahue
    Dave Weckl
    Noel Redding

    ...they might come up with some interesting stuff Noel might let Weckl free enough, Ray's got a great tone, and Jerry Donahue, well, goes without saying, anyone who can play this has my respect!! ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJaSZxZJFV0 (wait for the playing at the end so watch from halfway if it isn't your 'thing', no 'dirt' to hide behind, and makes something so damn complex look so easy and yet musical and dynamic ...bit better quality here, but without the start stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwMh5rg8xC4)
  • sadlybigginssadlybiggins Posts: 158
    Meg White - drums
    GG Allin - vox
    Danny Gatton - guitars
    Gene Simmons - bass
    Graham Bond - keys

    It would be intriguing but probably horrible, especially after GG Allin had "performed" :shock:
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,765
    Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
    Geezer Butler - Bass
    Joe Bonamassa - Lead
    John Lord - Keys
    Cozy Powell - Drums

    Only 2 of mine still alive.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • DrKJMDrKJM Posts: 271
    If we leave aside the fact that the clashing styles would probably sound like someone torturing a private menagerie...

    Flea on bass
    Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar
    Charlie Watts on drums
    Robert Plant singing, as long as he's in his twenties.
  • DrKJMDrKJM Posts: 271
    And if we're talking producers, Rick Rubin or Trevor Horn.
  • jawoogajawooga Posts: 530
    James Blunt: tunes, guitar
    Olly Mears: backing vocals, maracas and goofing about
    Backing band: Hanson (lead, drums, keys)
  • john_klinejohn_kline Posts: 2,151
    Syd Barrett - Guitar/Vocals
    Peter Green - Guitar/Vocals
    Sid Vicious - Bass Guitar/Vocals
    Brian Wilson - Keyboards/Vocals
    Keith Moon - Drums
  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,399
    This has got me thinking and it's not easy,here's a quick lineup

    Jim Morrison - Vocals
    Alan Wilson - Harp
    Billy Gibbons - Guitar
    Larry Taylor - Bass
    Paul Desmond - Alto Sax
    Bernard Purdie - Drums
    Edgar Froese - Keys
  • jawoogajawooga Posts: 530
    John Kline wrote:
    Syd Barrett - Guitar/Vocals
    Peter Green - Guitar/Vocals
    Sid Vicious - Bass Guitar/Vocals
    Brian Wilson - Keyboards/Vocals
    Keith Moon - Drums

    Any room in there for Capt Beefheart or Richie Blackmore backing vocals?
  • john_klinejohn_kline Posts: 2,151
    jawooga wrote:
    John Kline wrote:
    Syd Barrett - Guitar/Vocals
    Peter Green - Guitar/Vocals
    Sid Vicious - Bass Guitar/Vocals
    Brian Wilson - Keyboards/Vocals
    Keith Moon - Drums

    Any room in there for Capt Beefheart or Richie Blackmore backing vocals?

    There's always room for Captain Beefheart :lol:
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Lead - Dave Mustaine
    Rhythm - Scott Ian
    Bass - Cliff Burton
    Drums - Dave Lombardo
    Vocals - Al Jourgensen
  • andy_fandy_f Posts: 474
    Singer - Ron Nasty
    Lead Guitars - Vim Fuego, Nigel Tufnell
    Rythm Guitar - Stig O'Hara
    Bass Guitar - Colin Grigson
    Drums - Barrington Womble
    "Let your life rule your job, not your job rule your life"

    Born to ride, forced to work.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,628
    Supergroup in the afterlife

    Jimi Hendix Guitar
    Jon Lord Keyboard
    Phil Lynott Vocal
    John Bonham Drums
    John Entwistle Bass
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    All of these would sound pretty dire. Just because person X was good in Band Y doesn't mean they would sound good anywhere else. Keith Moon being a classic case.His style suited The Who and wouldn't have worked elsewhere. Similarly Entwistle.
    M.Rushton
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