July 19, 2007

Let's play....


The rules are very simple:

1: Anyone (dead of alive) can be in your band
2: You're only allowed ONE person for each section
3: You must state WHY that person is in your band - give examples where possible
4: The sections are - Lead Vocalist, Drummer, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Second Guitar, Keyboardist (if wanted)
5: You're allowed TWO back-up singers

My choices are...

LEAD VOCALIST: Robert Plant. His 6 octave voice was a wonder to listen to, his range superb, he could range from subtle to full on power, and all this despite dodgy hair.

DRUMMER: Andy Sturmer. "Who?" I hear no-one cry! Well, he was the drummer/lead singer/song writer for a band called Jellyfish, who despite producing superb happy music were criminally neglected.

LEAD GUITAR: I challenge anyone not to have a list as long as their arm for this position. In the end I went for Ry Cooder. He makes playing it seem so effortless, can make the instrument sing, cry, be happy, sad - one of the great guitarists.

SECOND GUITAR: Dave Gilmour. I did toy with the idea of someone like Hendrix, Claption or Page but in the end it's the ability to be able to play a variety of guitar types and make them sound individual as a musician that appealed.

BASS GUITARIST: Flea from the Chilli Peppers. He plays it like it's a guitar, make it drive the song.

KEYBOARDIST: Martin Gore (Depeche Mode). Making the transition from New Romantics to Industrial pioneers with Indie cred, he's been the driving force behind it all. Plus he's not scared of a guitar.

Posted by AlexC at July 19, 2007 10:46 PM

I'm thinking on this one... too many versions are possible.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 20, 2007 05:19 PM


Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 21, 2007 03:38 AM

Ah, damn... link didn't work.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 21, 2007 03:39 AM

I don't know enough about music to do this.

Posted by: Contagion at July 22, 2007 05:46 PM

Does anyone who plays a "Key-tar" count as a keyboardist or guitarist?!

Not that I have someone in mind, I was just wondering :)

Posted by: ktreva at July 24, 2007 11:14 PM

A Key-tar?

Erm, only counts as an anachronistic late 70's/early 80's horror I'm afraid!

Now you have me shaking in a corner being scared of prog-rock all over again.

Posted by: Alex at July 26, 2007 12:44 PM