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Make your own - World's Best Ever Rock Band - Fantasy Band

post #1 of 6
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Given the number of responses to the Best Guitarist, Best Singer threads of late. It would seem that people tend to not favour one single artist as the best.

Here then, is a challenge - pick one person for each role.

Make up your own Fantasy Rock Band. The Band should be limited to 6 members - so we don't end up with bands with 4 lead guitarists, 3 singers and 8 drummers. It also would help to put the members in the context you have chosen them.

The members styles should offer a level of cohesion and compatabilty in style. eg. Maybe Jon Anderson's vocals wouldn't fit so well with Zakk Wylde's guitaring. (then again, maybe they would).

Note: Given that we'll not actually be assembling the band, you can include the names of artist who have retire - forced or otherwise.

Singer -
Lead Guitarist -
Rythm Guitarist -
Bass Guitarist -
Drummer -
One other - eg. keyboards, second drummer, third guitarist etc.

Here's my list:

Singer - Jeff Scott Soto (As on the Rockstar Album)
Rythm/Lead Guitarist - Zakk Wylde (1988 - 1992)
Rythm/Lead Guitarist - John Sykes (Whitesnake; 1987)
Bass Guitarist - Billy Sheehan (do I need to?)
Drummer - Nikko McBrain (Iron Maiden, circa 1980's)
post #2 of 6
I could only possibly do this with prog rock, where each of the classic bands had considerably different fortes, but a somewhat similar overall style. Even so, we all know how most supergroups become...

Anyway:
Singer/Lyrics-Peter Gabriel
Guitar-Robert Fripp
Bass-Chris Squire
Drums-Bill Bruford
Keyboards-Keith Emerson

This is gonna get weird. Classical-metal fusion with wordplay on the state of England? Still, the sheer virtuosity here...
post #3 of 6
Singer: Roger Daltrey
Guitarist: Pete Townshend
Bassist: John Entwistle
Drummer: Keith Moon

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post #4 of 6
Interesting thread idea..

I would do something like this:


Singer - Mike Patton
Lead Guitarist - Lightnin' Hopkins
Rythm Guitarist - Charlie Byrd
Bass Guitarist - Charles Mingus
Drummer - Rashied Ali
One other - Cecil Taylor on piano - when people get sick of him, we can put in Peter Brotzmann on the tarogato or Leroy Jenkins on violin...

Just because it would be SO funny to hear this group in real life playing rock music..
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
LOL


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Singer: Roger Daltrey
Guitarist: Pete Townshend
Bassist: John Entwistle
Drummer: Keith Moon

Oh wait...
post #6 of 6

I'm right there with you, fordgtlover, using Jeff Scott Soto on vocals; However I would opt out of Zak Wylde,and go for Michael Schenker,on lead. I love John Sykes playing, but I would use Tom Scholz,for Lead,Rhythm guitar and Keyboards. I would then use Jack Blades as bassist,he's a well rounded player,and excellent vocalist. I would probably go with Tommy Aldridge on the skins,....this would truly be a "Super Group"..can you imagine what the twin lead guitar sounds of Schenker/Scholz would sound like,,,with Toms' production...????!!!

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