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FANTASY BANDS - VincentUlyssis - 10-02-2011 06:18 AM
There was a discussion in the "What we're listening to" thread about some great players and one fine fellow mentioned Return to Forever and I thought "Wow, now that was a fantasy combination." Kind of like three musicians we know. Then I thought about interchanging players. I wonder what kind of new sounds could come out of that.
So, I'll start. Remember this is FANTASY.
Pete Townsend: rhythm guitar, backup vocals
John Paul Jones: bass
Elton John or Billy Joel: Piano/keys, backup vocals
Satriani (Satch): Lead guitar
Neil Peart: Drums, percussion, chanting
I have to think carefully about a lead singer. Sir Paul at age 30?
Oh and let's fantasize about what age they are in the band.
RE: FANTASY BANDS - old honda rider - 10-02-2011 08:56 AM
Rhythm guitar: Tom Petty
Bass: Geddy Lee OR Stanley Clark
Keyboards: Keith Emerson
Lead guitar: Satriani (good call on that one)
Drums, percussion: Neil Peart AND Martin Deller
Singer: Roger Daltry
Electric Violin: Jean-Luc Ponty AND Ben Mink (threw that in just for fun)
RE: FANTASY BANDS - Scythe Matters - 10-02-2011 03:26 PM
I would love to hear Bubba and the Boys with guest keyboard player, Tony Banks
RE: FANTASY BANDS - VincentUlyssis - 10-02-2011 03:33 PM
I was thinking the ELP Keyboard but I wasn't sure which was which. Right on!
How about Bela Flec thrown in?
Family Johnson, holy mackerel, have you heard the tribute to Hendrix? Unbelievable. With Mick Jagger at 27.
RE: FANTASY BANDS - Scythe Matters - 10-03-2011 12:38 AM
Keith Emerson is no slouch on the keys, for sure. But I would die to hear Tony Banks and Lerxst play together. Their styles are so similar: both play arpeggiated chords and odd chords.
RE: FANTASY BANDS - VincentUlyssis - 10-03-2011 05:05 AM
How about RUSH for the rhythm section with the Transiberian Orchestra. Mark Wood on electric violin.
...or you could mix genres. For example, a Metallica folk album with Bobby Dylan jumping in on vocals.
RE: FANTASY BANDS - 2Beers - 10-03-2011 11:57 AM
Hmmm.... The Boys with TSO....that would be an interesting and most enjoyable concert. Just think of the light show.
RE: FANTASY BANDS - VincentUlyssis - 10-03-2011 08:14 PM
Here you go...
Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Freddie Mercury on vocals/piano (circa 1975)
Tom Schultz (lead guitar)
Paul McCartney (bass/back-up vocals and band/orchestra arrangements)
John Bonham (Drums)
RE: FANTASY BANDS - derekpt - 10-04-2011 11:35 AM
Cool idea!! Since we're dreaming (and dont pinch me):
Percussion: Peart (duh)
Keyboards: Bruce Hornsby (I've always liked his style)
Guitar(s): Eric Clapton and Eric Johnson (does it really matter who's lead or rhythm?)
Bass: Les Claypool (so creative)
Vocalist: Seal (smooth and soulful)
Dont know what they would sound like but would likely be unique.
RE: FANTASY BANDS - N'awlins - 10-04-2011 11:48 AM
Hmmm, let's see, gotta' have 2 drummers, 2 guitarists, a bass player, singer, and keyboards...how's this for a mismatched group?
Ace Frehley-Rhythm Guitar
Steve Vai-Lead Guitar
Les Claypool-Bass Guitar
Not sure what it'd sound like, but I bet they would JAM!