Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands

Posted by: BobKay

Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 01/30/16 02:59 PM

I'll start with Janis Joplin, Jeff Porcaro, Mick Ronson and Chris Squire. Band name: No Big Slaughter for Toto.
Posted by: BBIBH

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 01/30/16 03:31 PM

Lemmy on bass, John Bonham on drums, Jimi Hendrix on guitar and Freddie Mercury as vocalist

Black Gay Nazi Bikers for Christ
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 01/30/16 08:24 PM

Keith Moon on drums, Randy Rhodes on guitar, Cliff Burton on bass.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/01/16 10:25 AM

Jeff Buckley (vocals, guitar)
Bon Scott (backup vocals)
John Bonham (drums)
Paul McCartney (the real one -- bass)

They would be The Syncopated Electric Conspiracy
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/03/16 05:09 PM

Good ones. All way screwed, for sure, but interesting.

If Tommy Shaw, Ted Nugent, Jason Bonham, Sebastian Bach and Scott Ian can try to make a band together, that pretty much leaves the field wide-open. I DID say "try."
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/04/16 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By BBIBH
Lemmy on bass, John Bonham on drums, Jimi Hendrix on guitar and Freddie Mercury as vocalist

I like it. I'd pair Jimi and Freddie with the rhythm section from the Who - John Entwistle and Keith Moon.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/04/16 06:15 PM

You're not one of those "Who are better than Led Zeppelin" guys, are you?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/08/16 09:25 AM

No, I don't get too worried over who's better. Who's better is not something I argue about. Everybody will have his/her own opinion on who's better, and I respect that.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/08/16 11:41 AM

You know, I've always been a Led Zep fan, but I think I'm going to put on some Who this afternoon. I feel like they might be better. I bet.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/08/16 05:38 PM

L-O-V-E Zep, have everything and still listen, but The Who blew our minds more regularly than did Led Zeppelin. The Who put on a better show (in the early 70's) than Zep. Townsend is a better writer than the Zep pair.

Oddly, part of the great show was Keith Moon, who is nowhere near the drummer that Bonham was. Read Townsend's comments on Keith's style. His unwillingness to play it straight and just lay down a solid 4/4, even every now and again, was always a challenge for Townsend's writing and arranging.

"Pictures if Lily" and "I Can See for Miles" can stand up to any Zep tunes, and pre-date them.

However, the legacy of Bonham and Jones leaves one of, if not THE largest shadow in R & R for the rest of the century. They practically invented the word "bottom." And nothing was ever the same again.

All of this was dictated to me by Fred.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/08/16 06:30 PM

A crazy painter/musician told me this one time while we were picking up a light fixture in Dorchester;

The Who is the greatest pure (sic) rock band. Led Zep and others leaned very bluesy.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/08/16 09:37 PM

Originally Posted By BobKay
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All of this was dictated to me by Fred.

Good job. And here I was, all worried you'd screw it all up.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/09/16 01:24 PM

Fred, when it comes to other old men's opinions (60 this year, right?), you know I count yours among the highest.

Same for Chris, but in the Middle-Aged category. That Chris really knows his stuff.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/10/16 02:35 PM

Can't say I ever heard a John Paul Jones bass line that really moved me the way Entwistle and Geddy do. Of course, neither JPJ nor Geddy are DEAD YET, so I'll try to stay within the parameters set forth in the original post. Ahem.

Give me the whole Who rhythm section.

Freddie Mercury is a good choice as vocalist - had not only the chops but also the charisma. Weird teeth, though. And not very bluesy.

I'd definitely let Ian McLagan hang out in the back and play piano.

The guitarist is the tough role. I don't perceive Jimi as versatile and collaborative, but he was the best and is certainly dead. I'll bet we could let Duane Allman sit in and he'd find space to amaze.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/10/16 04:01 PM

Tom, how about Steve Marriott or Mick Ronson? Dusty Rhodes?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/10/16 04:42 PM

Jeeeezz!! gotta set you guys straight (err, excluding Bob).

Ronnie Van Zant vocals, SRV lead guitar (how could we forget him?), John Entwistle bass and hmm...John Bonham on drums, although I'd like to see what Gene Krupa would do with that line-up.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/10/16 07:57 PM

I thought of SRV (no surprise there!) but thought he was too "blues" for the rock dead rock band everyone was planning.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/13/16 12:05 AM

I thought someone might suggest Keith Richards....
Posted by: MatManhasgone

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/13/16 03:49 PM

Bring out yer dead... bring out yer dead.

I'm not dead yet. Yes you are. No I'm not. Will be soon.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/13/16 05:50 PM

Scalia on lyrics. And bongos.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Dead Rock & Roll Star Fantasy Bands - 02/13/16 10:59 PM

Originally Posted By BobKay
Fred, when it comes to other old men's opinions (60 this year, right?), you know I count yours among the highest.

Same for Chris, but in the Middle-Aged category. That Chris really knows his stuff.

Rumors of my impending old age are greatly (well OK, slightly) exaggerated.

You know, if you toss any of these guys together in whatever combination, you will get interesting music. Just how accomplished these guys are really struck home when I recently watched It Might Get Loud.