Jump to content

Super Group


SimonButtle
 Share

Recommended Posts

If you could put together a fantasy band who would be in it, alive or dead.

 

mine would be:

James Brown - vocals

The Supremes - backing vocals

Steve Howe - rythm guitar

Jimi Hendrix - lead guitar

Bootsy Collins - bass

Rick Wakeman - keyboards

John Hiseman - drums

Roland Kirk - brass

Edited by The Prisoner
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmmm...firstly I have to concur with the Prisoner on Hiseman/drums. Anyone who disagrees has never heard him play, no question.

 

Then...

 

Lead guitar-Carlos Santana

 

2nd guitar-Muddy Waters

 

Bass-Andy Fraser

 

Sax-John Coltrane

 

Keyboards-Steve Winwood

 

Violin-Eddie Jobson

 

Guitarists on the subs bench...

 

Richard Thompson

Nils Lofgren

Eric Clapton

 

...still wondering about vocals..maybe Jon Anderson but I'm not totally convinced.

Edited by MikeO
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tbh I don't really know enough of music to list the best band but...

 

Vocals - Feddie Mercury/ or Stevie Wonder.

Bass - Paul McCartney.

Guitar - Carlos Santana.

Drums - Dave Grohl.

Piano/Keyboard - Chris Marin/ or Stevie Wonder.

 

bass i dont know

 

but id have freddy mercury on vocals

guitar: hendrix

drums : grohl

and keyboard: stevie wonder

Link to comment
Share on other sites

thats an interesting lineup. but its a bit conflicting i reckon.

 

i mean phil collins and clapton go together well. but i dont think hendrix will fit in with louis armstrong or clapton.

 

im of the opinion that hendrix could play with any band, proabably be able to play with Bach if it was possible!

armstrong has the most unique voice ive ever heard, i think a bit of rock with his voice would be cool

 

wouldnt bother with a bass, but on reflection id have setvie wonder on piano and backing vocals, and Michael Jackson being a Bez like dancer

Link to comment
Share on other sites

my dream bands would be as follows.

 

a good indie/ rock band

 

Lead Singer/ :- Paul Rogers

 

Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Noel Gallagher

 

Bass:-Bruce Foxton

 

Drums:- Keith Moon (can't believe no-one else has chosen him)

 

 

 

 

or chilled out (with a three way voal thing going on)

 

Lead Vocals/ Piano- Joni Mitchell

 

Lead Vocals- John Martyn

 

Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Neil Young

 

Bass-Steve Winwood

 

Flute- Jethro Tull

 

Drums- John Densmore

Link to comment
Share on other sites

or chilled out (with a three way voal thing going on)

 

Lead Vocals/ Piano- Joni Mitchell

 

Lead Vocals- John Martyn

 

Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Neil Young

 

Bass-Steve Winwood

 

Flute- Jethro Tull

 

Drums- John Densmore

 

Would pay serious money to see that band Jamie. Neil Young is a great guitar player, an often overlooked fact. John Martyn has a unique and brilliant voice....seen him many, many times stretching back thirty or more years (can't understand how he's still alive though to be honest...last I saw some years ago he was about to have a leg amputated and was bloated to fuck). Have a photo a mate of mine took in about '79...good memories.

 

johnmartyn.jpg

 

Hey TB...there's no shame in being young :lol: !

Edited by MikeO
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If I'm going to be honest, I've never heard of most of those.

 

In fact not heard of most of the suggestions in this topic :unsure:

 

LOL.

 

 

here are there corresponding bands

 

Lead Singer/ :- Paul Rogers(Free)

 

Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Noel Gallagher (Oasis...though im sure you knew that one)

 

Bass:-Bruce Foxton (Jam)

 

Drums:- Keith Moon (can't believe no-one else has chosen him) (The Who)

 

 

 

 

or chilled out (with a three way voal thing going on)

 

Lead Vocals/ Piano- Joni Mitchell (Solo Artist)

 

Lead Vocals- John Martyn (Solo Artist)

 

Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Neil Young (Solo Artist)

 

Bass-Steve Winwood (Many bands, though ill go for Traffic as its his best)

 

Flute- Jethro Tull (solo artist, though his band performed under his name)

 

Drums- John Densmore (The Doors)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Would pay serious money to see that band Jamie. Neil Young is a great guitar player, an often overlooked fact. John Martyn has a unique and brilliant voice....seen him many, many times stretching back thirty or more years (can't understand how he's still alive though to be honest...last I saw some years ago he was about to have a leg amputated and was bloated to fuck). Have a photo a mate of mine took in about '79...good memories.

 

johnmartyn.jpg

 

Hey TB...there's no shame in being young :lol: !

 

i watched him a few weeks ago, he was performing thw whole of "Solid Air", he was still brilliant, though it was sad to see him come on stage in a wheelchair.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Flute- Jethro Tull (solo artist, though his band performed under his name)

 

Common misconception that...the lead singer and flautist in Jethro Tull is in fact Ian Anderson. Jethro Tull (after who they named themselves) was an agriculturalist born in 1674 who was most famous for inventing the Seed Drill.

Edited by MikeO
Link to comment
Share on other sites

afraid im gonna disagree with you there. i cant see how getting drugged up to the eyeballs to the point where you cant even produce the basic notes let alone a solo which is what hendrix did. how can he play in his own band let alone any other.

 

yes he may have got to that state towards the end of his life, but as a guitarist yourself surely you must realise what a fantastic player Hendrix was.

 

and if you gunna call on musicians who got fucked up with drugs then you'd be talking about most of the industry

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yes he may have got to that state towards the end of his life, but as a guitarist yourself surely you must realise what a fantastic player Hendrix was.

 

and if you gunna call on musicians who got fucked up with drugs then you'd be talking about most of the industry

 

have to agree with you, hendrix was a ledgend, and to say that he wouldn;t work with clapton well is wrong.... hendrix was actually a huge influence on clapton, clapton was incredibly jealous of hendrix when he first turned up in london to play and said that he wanted to emulate his style of play.... so i think they would work well together

 

 

 

oh and with the jethro tull thing.... oops...my bad

Link to comment
Share on other sites

have to agree with you, hendrix was a ledgend, and to say that he wouldn;t work with clapton well is wrong.... hendrix was actually a huge influence on clapton, clapton was incredibly jealous of hendrix when he first turned up in london to play and said that he wanted to emulate his style of play.... so i think they would work well together

oh and with the jethro tull thing.... oops...my bad

 

go on youtube and look for woodstock, that should convince anyone of his ability

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Evertonlad, cheers for clearing them up for me <_< possibly 2 out of 7 I already knew :lol:

 

Mike, hey less with the young I'm gettin on at 21 ;)

But my lack of music interest comes as I never listened to any music (apart from driving in my mums car listening to Dr Hook :rolleys: ) Also doesn't help that if I like a band I just listen to them rather than research who plays in them and that.

 

Was never in the house to listen to music I only properly got into music when around 17. Still only been 4 concerts, 2 coldplay ones and 2 *cough* Girls Aloud *cough* but the latter ones were free :D and I got to meet them ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

as a guitarist. im not doubting his ability. i just reckon hes overated. as a metalhead i know of many guitarists in the world who in terms of skill and ability will blow hendrix out of the water. i know that speed isnt everything but imo i just dont rate hendrix as much as everyone seems to do so.

 

in terms of woodstock. i cannot listen to that performance. sounds horrible

Link to comment
Share on other sites

as a guitarist. im not doubting his ability. i just reckon hes overated. as a metalhead i know of many guitarists in the world who in terms of skill and ability will blow hendrix out of the water. i know that speed isnt everything but imo i just dont rate hendrix as much as everyone seems to do so.

 

in terms of woodstock. i cannot listen to that performance. sounds horrible

the thing is with hendrix is that he pioneered the guitar sound that he created, at the time there was hardly anyone that sounded like him, he was one of the first to utalise things such as the waa-waa peddle.

 

and as for the woodstock performance, he may not be your cup of tea but you do have to take into consideration that the quality of the sound system was very poor so it doesn't really do him justice... listen to Are you Experienced?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My supergroup would consist of the following....

 

Geoge Harrison

 

Bob Dylan

 

Roy Orbison

 

Jeff Lynne

 

Tom Petty.

 

Now Thats a supergroup, and i have two albums by them.

 

They are called The Travelling Wilbury's, and if you can find Volume one and Volume three on your travels i suggest you get them. Volume two went out under the name of Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever" album. and they are all Priceless.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My supergroup would consist of the following....

 

Geoge Harrison

 

Bob Dylan

 

Roy Orbison

 

Jeff Lynne

 

Tom Petty.

 

Now Thats a supergroup, and i have two albums by them.

 

They are called The Travelling Wilbury's, and if you can find Volume one and Volume three on your travels i suggest you get them. Volume two went out under the name of Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever" album. and they are all Priceless.

 

there first album was quality

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the beauty of music, everyone has a different opinion

 

Wise words indeed...everyone does have a different opinion...just that everyone else is wrong! :lol:

 

And TB, wish I was getting on that much :( .

 

And another thought just occurred...as I have Hiseman on drums he can bring along his other half, Barbara Thompson, who was an amazing sax player before sadly contracting Parkinsons Disease.

Edited by MikeO
Link to comment
Share on other sites

if your talking about the first proper supergroup then it would probably be the Graham Bond Organisation, their height of succes was 64 - 67 line up as follows:

 

Ginger Baker - drums

 

Graham Bond - keyboards/sax/vocals

 

Jack Bruce - bass

 

Dick Heckstall-Smith - sax

 

John Mclaughlin - guitar

 

Bond was the first person to use the hammond organ and mellotron in this country and Heckstall-Smith was probably the most in demand sax player during the 60's and 70's. I can defintley reccomend them to anyone as it's so diverse, have a look for it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Talking "supergroups" that actually happened you'd have to include Sky..

 

John Williams-Guitar

Kevin Peak-Guitar

Herbie Flowers-Bass (and Tuba)

Francis Monkman-Keyboards

Tristan Fry-Drums

 

...who made a couple of good albums (79/80) before disappearing up their arseholes on the third.

 

But I still have a liking for the musicians supergroup UK..

 

John Wetton-Bass

Bill Bruford (then Terry Bozzio)-Drums

Eddie Jobson-Violin

Allan Holdsworth-Guitar (though I think their best album was "Danger Money", recorded as a three piece after he left).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...