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    Posted: December 28 2011 at 11:38
If you could put together a progressive rock band, who would be in it and what would they do?
 
I personally, would have this lineup:
 
Drums-Neil Peart
Bass-Chris Squire
Guitar-Robert Fripp
Keyboards-Keith Emerson
Vocals-Peter Gabriel
Additional Songwriters-Roger Waters, Frank Zappa, Alan Parsons
 
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Supergroups usually create horrible clatterings. I think I might just add Fred Frith to Cos. :-)
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This thread is so retro.  It has only been tried about 500 times.

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Probably just Steven Wilson
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2011 at 13:31
I'm thinking make everyone play instruments they don't already.  Now I have to think about a line up.
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Reminds me of a Davy Jones joke on the Monkees.  Reporter asks:  Are the rumors true that the band members don't play their own instruments?  Davy Jones:  Yes, it is true.  Sometimes I play Micky's, and some time Pete plays Mike's, and sometimes Mike plays mine, etc....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2011 at 13:36
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

This thread is so retro.  It has only been tried about 500 times.


I'm sure it has, but since I've only been on this site for four days, I haven't got the chance to participate in any others, so I'll take a stab.  These aren't necessarily my faves; I tried to pick a combo that would sound good together (um...maybe)

Vocals: Peter Hammil
Guitar: Robert Fripp
Guitar: Toby Driver
Bass: Jaco Pastorius
Keyboards: Kevin Moore
Drums: Bill Bruford
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Originally posted by progistoomainstream progistoomainstream wrote:

 
Keyboards-Keith Emerson
 

Wait...I thought Emerson made you laugh.  Didn't you start a thread about how he had no restraint at all?
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Guitar: David Gilmour
Drums: Stewart Copeland
Bass: Tony Levin
Keys: Richard Wright (RIP)
Vocals: Anneke van Giersbergen
DJ/additional production: Dr. Alex Paterson
 
Guy who carries the amps in and out of the arena: Phil Collins
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Reminds me of a Davy Jones joke on the Monkees.  Reporter asks:  Are the rumors true that the band members don't play their own instruments?  Davy Jones:  Yes, it is true.  Sometimes I play Micky's, and some time Pete plays Mike's, and sometimes Mike plays mine, etc....

LOL I liked the Momkees before I got into prog.  I got Head on DVD which has a Frank Zappa cameo.
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I am contemplating a lineup where everyone who doesn't play percussion has to play percussion and match them up with drummers who don't play anything non percussion.


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I'm gonna take this lineup:
Drums-Neil Peart sorry Neil, we're putting you on accordion.

 Bass-Chris Squire, bass?? bass?? vocals, oh no no no.  Drums I think

Guitar-Robert Fripp - yeah you have to sing.

Keyboards-Keith Emerson he could probably handle bass so make him sing.

Vocals-Peter Gabriel yeah, no vocal or flute for you dude, ok bass. Tongue

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I was gonna do a list with my favorite musicians, but since almost all of them are a part of the canterbury scene it felt kinda pointless. I mean... everyone has played with everyone by now, eh?
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Frank Zappa - Guitar, vocals
George Duke - Keyboards, vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock - Sax, flute, vocals
Tom Fowler - Bass
Bruce Fowler - Trombone
Walt Fowler - Trumpet
Ruth Underwood - Percussion
Billy Cobham - Drums
 
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes Ambient Hurricanes wrote:

Originally posted by progistoomainstream progistoomainstream wrote:

 
Keyboards-Keith Emerson
 

Wait...I thought Emerson made you laugh.  Didn't you start a thread about how he had no restraint at all?
 
Not once did I ever say it was a bad thing.
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

I'm gonna take this lineup:
Drums-Neil Peart sorry Neil, we're putting you on accordion.

 Bass-Chris Squire, bass?? bass?? vocals, oh no no no.  Drums I think

Guitar-Robert Fripp - yeah you have to sing.

Keyboards-Keith Emerson he could probably handle bass so make him sing.

Vocals-Peter Gabriel yeah, no vocal or flute for you dude, ok bass. Tongue

 
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I would pay so much to see this live.
Though in all seriousness, Peart + Fripp from progistoomainstream's original post would be an interesting combination.
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Vocals: Tommy Karevik
 
Guitars: Guthrie Govan
 
Bass: Andreas Blomqvist
 
Keys: Hiromi Uehara
 
Drums: Gavin Harrison
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Vocals/Guitar- Roine Stolt
Guitar- Steve Howe
Keyboards- Keith Emerson
Bass- Geddy Lee
Drums- Neil Peart

I think that Steve and Roine in the same band would honestly be absolutely amazing, even if there are better singers. 
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Drums: Neil Peart
Bass: Chris Squire
Guitar: Alex Lifeson
Keyboards: Tony Banks
Flute: Peter Gabriel
Vocals: Geddy Lee
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Originally posted by fuyuakiworld fuyuakiworld wrote:


Vocals: Geddy Lee

A kindred spirit!
Geddy Lee's vocals are phenomenal, imo.  I know they get on some people's nerves but one has to admire the emotion he's able to put into his performances, as well as his ability to sing insanely high while still retaining tonal quality.  I think his vocals are even better now than they've ever been; he can't sing quite as high but his singing is so full and meaty.  Just listen to the version of "Freewill" on Snakes and Arrows live: he hits the note on the bridge in full chest voice; not falsetto, not from the throat: right from the gut.  That's an F5.  I know sopranos who think that's high in their range.

Also, thumbs up for managing to put all three members of Rush in your fantasy band.Clap
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As much as i love Geddy Lee, and his singing - it's obvious his voice is in decline. But that's okay, they will always be flawless players.
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