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Topic: The huge dream prog band
Posted By: Andy Webb
Subject: The huge dream prog band
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 20:49
Alright, time to revive a beaten-to-death concept on PA!!

Ok, you have been given the opportunity to craft a 7+-piece band with any prog musicians ever, from any sub-genre, era, whatever. They can be dead. It doesn't matter what instruments are in the band, how many of each, or whatever, and the band doesn't have to be "realistic" (ie you can have Roger Waters and David Gimlour in the same band without fighting). So no restrictions, other than there has to be 7 or more members.
Mine is:

Mariusz Duda (Riverside) - Vocals/Bass
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - Guitar
Bill Bruford (King Crimson) - Drums
Kieth Emerson (ELP) - Keyboards
Adrian Terrazas (TMV) - Wind
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) - Drums
Annie Haslam (Renaissance) - Vocals
Christian Vander (Magma) - Vocals/Drums
Kevin Moore (OSI/DT) - Keyboards/Vocals
Toby Driver - Guitar/Vocals/whatever else he plays

That's right. 3 drummers, 5 vocalists. This band would make the most avant-garde music known to man.

And yours?


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Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 21:20
LOL, the egos. . . .

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Posted By: Harry Hood
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 21:33
Based on an idea my partner & I were kicking around earlier:

Steve Walsh: Vocals/Piano/Hammond Organ
Steve Hogarth: Vocals/Keyboards/Rhythm Guitar/MIDI Gloves/Cricket Bat/Assorted Percussion
Cedric Bixler Zavala: Vocals/Maracas/Bongos/Assorted Noise Manipulation Devices
Daniel Gildenlow: Vocals/Guitar/Keys/Percussion
Dan Swano: Vocals/Drums/Guitar/Bass/Keyboards
Andrew WK: Vocals/Drums/Guitar/Bass/Keyboards
Roine Stolt: Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards/Bass/Producer/Unauthorized Percussion

Basically a supergroup with the emphasis being on bizarre vocal hooks/harmonies and various vocal acrobatics.Most of the members being multi instrumentalists means they can swap instrumental and vocal duties depending on the piece. I imagine their sound being potentially ridiculously schizophrenic but still charming.

Also every encore would consist of the entire group performing a 30+ minute megamedley of the following:

House On Fire>Holidays In Eden>Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt>New Years Eve>Rollin' The Dice>Say Goodbye To Love>Party Hard


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Posted By: freudiana
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:07
I've got the perfect prog band!

Cosia:Hurdy Gurdy(Zaar)
Christian Vander:Vocals and Drums(Magma)
Robert Fripp:Guitar, Mellotron, and Soundscapes(King Crimson)
Peter Hammill: Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics, and Keyboards(Van der Graaf Generator)
David Jackson:Flute and Sax(former Van der Graaf Generator)
Jonas Reingold: Bass Guitar and Fretless Bass(The Flower Kings, Kaipa, and Karmakanic)
Hasse Bruniusson:Percussions( former Samla Mammas Manna and The Flower Kings)
It's a combination of symphonic, avant garde, zeuhl and jazz/rock fusion.



Posted By: Mushroom Sword
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:13
John Petrucci - Guitar
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Guitar
Frank Zappa - Guitar
John Fruciante - Guitar
Tosin Abasi - Guitar
Pat Skeffington - Guitar
Travis Levrier - Guitar
Tymon Kruidenier - Guitar
Michel Nienhuis - Guitar
Robin Zielhorst - Bass
Tony Levin - Bass
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Thomas Pridgen - Drums

So, pretty much, just DT, TMV, Cynic, and Scale the Summit combined!

They would have some amazing amazing jams. Very loud and obnoxious... Fun!



Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:15
Originally posted by Mushroom Sword

John Petrucci - Guitar
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Guitar
Frank Zappa - Guitar
John Fruciante - Guitar
Tosin Abasi - Guitar
Pat Skeffington - Guitar
Travis Levrier - Guitar
Tymon Kruidenier - Guitar
Michel Nienhuis - Guitar
Robin Zielhorst - Bass
Tony Levin - Bass
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Thomas Pridgen - Drums

So, pretty much, just DT, TMV, Cynic, and Scale the Summit combined!

They would have some amazing amazing jams. Very loud and obnoxious... Fun!


LOL 8 guitarists!


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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:18
David Jackson - Saxophone & Flute
Bob Dylan - Vocals, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitar & Harmonica
David Gilmour - Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Talkbox & Steel Guitar
Chris Squire - Bass Guitar
Rick Van Der Linden - Keyboards & Piano
Neil Peart - Drums
Andrew Bird - Whistling
 
Off the top of mah head.


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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:36
Klaus Schulze - electronics
Robert Fripp (duh) - frippertronics
Gentle Giant - backing band
Les Claypool - lead bass
Thomas Erak (The Fall of Troy) - lead guitar
Miles Davis - lead trumpet
Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) - percussion, mostly bongos and authentic Brazilian percussion
Ol' Dirty b*****d (Wu-Tang Clan) - lead vocals

Maybe the most progressive band ever.
If only...




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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:39
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Klaus Schulze - electronics
Robert Fripp (duh) - frippertronics
Gentle Giant - backing band
Les Claypool - lead bass
Thomas Erak (The Fall of Troy) - lead guitar
Miles Davis - lead trumpet
Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) - percussion, mostly bongos and authentic Brazilian percussion
Ol' Dirty b*****d (Wu-Tang Clan) - lead vocals

Maybe the most progressive band ever.
If only...



"Gentle Giant - backing band"
LOL

That is quite the lineup!! Clap


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:49
I'm listening to The Way Up, so here is an epic Fusion supergroup:

Pat Metheny - Lead guitar
Chick Corea - Piano
Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Miles Davis - Trumpet 
Phil Collins - Drums (70s Phil)
Wayne Shorter - Saxophone
Joe Zawinul - Keyboards
John McLaughlin - Guitars
Herbie Hancock - Keyboards
Jerry Goodman - Violin

Epic jazz music.


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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 22:51
Originally posted by andyman1125

I'm listening to The Way Up, so here is an epic Fusion supergroup:

Pat Metheny - Lead guitar
Chick Corea - Piano
Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Miles Davis - Trumpet 
Phil Collins - Drums (70s Phil)
Wayne Shorter - Saxophone
Joe Zawinul - Keyboards
John McLaughlin - Guitars
Herbie Hancock - Keyboards
Jerry Goodman - Violin

Epic jazz music.

My mind would eat itself. The only addition that I could make would be Holdsworth.


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Posted By: Harry Hood
Date Posted: April 23 2011 at 23:00
Originally posted by andyman1125

I'm listening to The Way Up, so here is an epic Fusion supergroup:

Pat Metheny - Lead guitar
Chick Corea - Piano
Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Miles Davis - Trumpet 
Phil Collins - Drums (70s Phil)
Wayne Shorter - Saxophone
Joe Zawinul - Keyboards
John McLaughlin - Guitars
Herbie Hancock - Keyboards
Jerry Goodman - Violin

Epic jazz music.

This is nice. I'd add Zoltan Czsorz on the drums and Jonas Reingold on the bass. And maybe Bill Bruford.


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Posted By: Ozexpat
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 00:30
Originally posted by andyman1125

I'm listening to The Way Up, so here is an epic Fusion supergroup:

Pat Metheny - Lead guitar
Chick Corea - Piano
Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Miles Davis - Trumpet 
Phil Collins - Drums (70s Phil)
Wayne Shorter - Saxophone
Joe Zawinul - Keyboards
John McLaughlin - Guitars
Herbie Hancock - Keyboards
Jerry Goodman - Violin

Epic jazz music.
 
Add in Jean Luc Ponty and Billy Cobham.Then you really talkin' sense.


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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 01:55
Kerry Minnear - keybords, cello, viberophones, voice
Christian Vander - drums, percursion, viberophone, voice
Adrien Belew - guitar, voice,
Robert Fripp - guitar, fripptronic and mellotron
Les Claypool - bass
Bryan Ferry - lead voice
Eno - electronic tweeks
 


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Posted By: Atoms
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 03:46
Peter Hammill (VdGG) - Vocals, Keyboard
Steve Borrill (Spirogyra) - Bass
Jukka Tolonen (Tasavallan Presidenti) - Guitar
David Jackson (VdGG) - Sax, Flute (I tried to restrict from taking two guys from VdGG, but it just didn't work)
David Sinclair (Caravan) - Organ, Mellotron, Piano
Colin Pearson (Comus) - Violin
John Hiseman (Colosseum) - Drums


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 05:41
Chris Thompson - vocals
Annie Haslam - vocals
Keith Emerson - Hammond organ
Rick Wakeman - piano
Eddie Jobson - violin and additional keyboards
Edgar Froese - synths
Pierre Moerlin - percussion and drums
Simon Phillips - drums
Steve Howe - guitars
Mike Oldfield - guitars and additional percussion
Geddy Lee - bass,vocals and additional synths
 
very much a keyboard heavy ensemble with choice of vocals
 


Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 06:04
The same line - up with the last time. But if I think someone else, I'll add him/her.
So, there it is again:
Mikael Akerfeldt: Vocals and Guitar (I mean death metal vocals too, not only clean) , Efrim Menuck (GY!BE): Guitar and Piano, Aaron Turner: Guitar, Devin Townsend: Vocals, Richard Sinclair: Bass and Vocals and Gavin Harrison: Drums and Percussions

Guests: Colin Pearson (Comus): Violin, Marko Manninen (Alamaailman Vasarat): Cello and Andy Latimer: Flute
   

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Extreme prog metal rules!!!


Posted By: The Neck Romancer
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 06:23
Christian Vander - drums
Cyro Baptista - percussion
yours truly - bass
Carla Kihlstedt - violin, vocals
Toby Smith - Rhodes piano, keyboards
Steven "Flying Lotus" Ellison - laptop
James McGaw - guitar

The result would sound like a trancy mix of Kohntarkosz/Theusz Hamtaak era zeuhl and harsh Part the Second-like music with Carla's sweet voice instead of the Magma choir and Electric Masada-like improvisation. 


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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 08:00
Peter Gabriel-Vocals and piano
Ian Anderson-Vocals (from before his throat issues), flute, Acoustic Guitars, sax
Steve Hackett-electric guitars
Chris Squire-bass and backing vocals
Tony Levin-stick
Bill Bruford-drums and percussion
Kerry Minear-Keyboards and backing vocals

Symphonic with some eclectic and folk for good measure. Smile




Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 19:54
Inspired by the "Top 5 Prog Bass Players," here's a bass-heavy supergroup

Chris Squire - Lead Bass
Geddy Lee - Bass, Vocals, Keys
John Myung - Bass
Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Tony Levin - Bass, Chapman Stick, vocals
Tomas Haake - Drums (With lots of bass drum)
Tosin Abasi - 8-sting guitar
Tom Abbs - Tuba
Mikael Akerfeldt - Growls, guitar


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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 20:27
Originally posted by andyman1125

Inspired by the "Top 5 Prog Bass Players," here's a bass-heavy supergroup

Chris Squire - Lead Bass
Geddy Lee - Bass, Vocals, Keys
John Myung - Bass
Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Tony Levin - Bass, Chapman Stick, vocals
Tomas Haake - Drums (With lots of bass drum)
Tosin Abasi - 8-sting guitar
Tom Abbs - Tuba
Mikael Akerfeldt - Growls, guitar
 
The first song they should play is Spinal Tap's "Big Bottom".
 
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Posted By: Any Colour You Like
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 20:33
Toby Driver - All instruments, vocals and composition.

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Posted By: let prog reign
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 21:13
Originally posted by Mushroom Sword

John Petrucci - Guitar
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Guitar
Frank Zappa - Guitar
John Fruciante - Guitar
Tosin Abasi - Guitar
Pat Skeffington - Guitar
Travis Levrier - Guitar
Tymon Kruidenier - Guitar
Michel Nienhuis - Guitar
Robin Zielhorst - Bass
Tony Levin - Bass
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Thomas Pridgen - Drums

So, pretty much, just DT, TMV, Cynic, and Scale the Summit combined!

They would have some amazing amazing jams. Very loud and obnoxious... Fun!

Frank Zappa could direct them!


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Posted By: let prog reign
Date Posted: April 24 2011 at 21:27
Ok lets see what I can come up with...

Frank Zappa-guitar
Carlos Santana-guitar
Chris Squire-bass
Bill Bruford-drums
Tony Banks-Keyboards
David Jackson- Saxophone, Flute
Jean Luc Ponty- violin

The only one im not very sure about in this is Banks



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Posted By: Mista-Gordie
Date Posted: April 25 2011 at 09:31
Originally posted by CCVP

LOL, the egos. . . .
lol right Wink


Posted By: Mista-Gordie
Date Posted: April 25 2011 at 09:39
Steve Rothery-Lead guitar
Pete Townshend-Rythm guitar
Chris Squire-Bass guitar
Bill Bruford-Drums
Tony Banks-Synths
Peter Gabriel-Vocals
Robby Steinhardt-Violin
Mike Oldfield-Celtic string instruments
Mel Collins-Wind instruments


Posted By: topographicbroadways
Date Posted: April 25 2011 at 14:37
Phil Collins - Drums/Vocals/Piano/Percussion
Brian Eno - Backing


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Posted By: Mista-Gordie
Date Posted: April 25 2011 at 15:58
Originally posted by topographicbroadways

Phil Collins - Drums/Vocals/Piano/Percussion
Brian Eno - Backing
Phil Collins? maybe for a dream pop band


Posted By: peart_lee_lifeson
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 01:02
Daniel Gildenlow - Vocals
Mikael Akerfeldt - Vocals
John Petrucci - Guitar
Marty Friedman - Guitar
John Myung - Bass
Rikard Sjoblom - Keyboard
Franz Liszt - Piano
Virgil Donati - Drums


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Posted By: Heathcliffe
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 03:15
Originally posted by yanch

Peter Gabriel-Vocals and piano
Ian Anderson-Vocals (from before his throat issues), flute, Acoustic Guitars, sax
Steve Hackett-electric guitars
Chris Squire-bass and backing vocals
Tony Levin-stick
Bill Bruford-drums and percussion
Kerry Minear-Keyboards and backing vocals
Symphonic with some eclectic and folk for good measure.†Smile



Great Dream Band !!!


Posted By: rikkinadir
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 14:42
Robert Fripp: guitar
Steve Hackett: guitar
Tony Levin: bass
Tony Banks: keyboards
Hugh Banton: keyboards
Peter Hammill: vocals
Ian Anderson : flute
Bill Brufford: drums
David Jackson: saxophones

Clap



Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 21:35
How about a folk-prog orchestra?
 
Ian Anderson - flute, acoustic guitar, saxophone, mandocello, mandolin
Richard Thompson - acoustic guitar
Peter Knight - violin, viola
David Swarbick - violin, mandolin
David Cross - violin, viola
Sandy Denny, Annie Haslam and Maddy Prior - vocals
Ian McDonald - flute, clarinet, saxophone
Dave Pegg - acoustic bass, mandolin
Eddie Jobson - keyboard, violin
Barriemore Barlow - percussion
Jamie Muir - percussion
David Palmer - orchestral arrangements, keyboards


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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 16:18
Originally posted by The Dark Elf

How about a folk-prog orchestra?
 
Ian Anderson - flute, acoustic guitar, saxophone, mandocello, mandolin
Richard Thompson - acoustic guitar
Peter Knight - violin, viola
David Swarbick - violin, mandolin
David Cross - violin, viola
Sandy Denny, Annie Haslam and Maddy Prior - vocals
Ian McDonald - flute, clarinet, saxophone
Dave Pegg - acoustic bass, mandolin
Eddie Jobson - keyboard, violin
Barriemore Barlow - percussion
Jamie Muir - percussion
David Palmer - orchestral arrangements, keyboards

Very Nice! Clap


Posted By: giselle
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 09:49

All lists like this are purely subjective. Even then, itís difficult to choose and almost discriminate against fine musicians. But Iím not just choosing the individuals, Iím trying to find a balance for the band. So some of the choices are made on that basis, not because the individual is better than the other candidates, but because I believe him to be better for this band.

The candidates are as follows:-

 

Vocalist

1)      Peter Gabriel (Genesis; Solo) Positives: Charismatic; Writer; Intense; good sound. Negatives: A good actor rather than singer, limited range.

2)      David Coverdale (Deep Purple; Whitesnake) Positives: Powerful; melodic; good sound. Negatives: Lacks some depth of expression; can be superficial and unaware of colour.

3)      Paul Rogers (Free; Bad Company; Queen) Positives: Great blues singer; good musical understanding. Negatives: Rather limited in focus and range of expression; poor writer.

4)      Freddie Mercury (Queen) Positives: Charismatic; Powerful; Melodic; Writer; excellent voice; brilliant crowd control. Negatives: Inclined to camp and overstatement; too smooth; too fascinated by styles of the past to write well.

My Choice: Peter Gabriel. Although relatively-poor as a singer next to the others, his sense of drama and colour and mood would, in my opinion, give a sharper focus, direction, and would be an excellent spokesman for the music the band tried to portray.

 

Guitarist

1)      Robert Fripp (King Crimson) Positives: Outstanding musician; intricate and intelligent; musically very articulate. Negatives: Inclined towards the esoteric; shunning powerplay; a danger of disappearing up his own passages.

2)      Brian May (Queen) Positives: Virtuoso technique; brilliant use of tone and sound; lovely construction of segments. Negatives: Inclined towards set play rather than improvisation; rather formulaic in approach.

3)      Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)Positives: Capable of almost any style and technique; writer; vocalist. Negatives: Inclined to want to do things his way without band input. An eccentricity that seeks the superficial at times; an obstinacy that can bring negative input to the band.

4)      Steve Howe (Yes) Positives: Excellent technique; complete command of the instrument; virtuoso passages of play. Negatives: A detachment from the music at times; a tendency to play for complexity rather than feeling; an alarming unawareness at times.

My Choice: Lindsey Buckingham. His all-round ability and technical excellence swung my vote ahead of the others, who are all marvellous in their sphere. But Lindsey would, to me, provide a springboard for almost anything the band cared to do.

 

Bassist

1)      Greg Lake (King Crimson; ELP) Positives: A solid band force; Writer; vocalist. Negatives: Superficiality; disinterest in anything but his own contribution.

2)      Jack Bruce (Cream) Positives: The greatest modern-era bass player; confident, solid; Writer; vocalist. Negatives: A rather sloppy sound at times, unchanging, one kind of approach.

3)      John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)Positives: The most melodic and inventive of players; thoughtful, tuneful. Negatives: Not the greatest technician by any means.

4)      Chris Squires (Yes) Positives: A solid force and grounding; plays like a lead guitar. Negatives: Plays like a lead guitar; not always sympathetic to the needs of the band; the treble sound he uses, though individual, can sometimes fail to give enough bottom to the band.

My Choice: John McVie. Though perhaps the weakest of the four technically, John has a range of melodic structures that are compositions in themselves, and this would bring something different to the table, especially suited to this band.

 

Drummer

1)      Carl Palmer (ELP) Positives: Powerful; the full range of technique; showman. Negatives: Some mid-range playing missing; something of an exhibition drum clinic drummer; would he notice if the rest of the band left the stage?

2)      Michael Giles (King Crimson)Positives: Cunning; expressive; subtle; dynamic. Negatives: Not a powerhouse; a particular kind of drummer.

3)      Roger Taylor (Queen) Positives: Solid and dependable; Writer; musical; extremely capable. Negatives: Perhaps not always inventive enough; lacks blues; leans towards pop before prog.

4)      Bill Bruford (Yes) Positives: Has the full range of technique and capability; unusually subtle for a powerful drummer. Negatives: Guilty of detachment from the music; at times a pure drum clinic drummer, part of the drummerís union rather than the musicianís.

My Choice: Roger Taylor. Rogerís all round capability and reliability decided this vote. It was a close call for me between Roger and Michael Giles. Michael only lost out because he was almost too suited to the melodic and dramatic feel given by Peter and John. I felt that adding Michael would have made the band too one-dimensional, whereas Roger can give those melodies and colour some certainty.

 

Keyboardist

1)      Rick Wright (Pink Floyd) Positives: A remarkable pedigree and range of sounds; a good band player. Negatives: Not a virtuoso or even first division in technique.

2)      Keith Emerson (The Nice; ELP) Positives: First-class technique; greatest showman; interested and very capable in new sounds. Negatives: Inclined to bombast and jamming; better at set pieces than improvisation.

3)      Billy Ritchie (Clouds) Positives: The most dynamic; carries a band on his own; Writer; vocalist. Negatives: somewhat power mad ,inclined to try and be the band; not a great soloist; not at all adapted to synths or adept at using them.

4)      Rick Wakeman (Yes) Positives: The best technique of any famous modern player; the best range of sounds and alternative keyboards. Negatives: Inclined to use the band as a doodling pad; uses one hand rather too often.

My Choice: Rick Wakeman. No real agonies here at all. It has to be Rick because of his authority over many keyboards and sounds, allied to his virtuoso technique. We donít need a showman like Emerson (who would be second choice, also an excellent technician) or a one-man-band like Ritchie (with a sound and power that would knock walls down Ė weíre planning to be more subtle and interesting than that).  We donít need Rick (Wright) to supply the colour on his own either. Hopefully the band as a whole will do that.

 

Other

1)      Ian McDonald Ė Sax/flute/vibraphone/keyboards/guitar (King Crimson) No other comparative choices available; Ian adds a special extra texture.

 

THE BAND

 

PETER GABRIEL (vocals)

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM (guitar)

JOHN McVIE (bass)

ROGER TAYLOR (drums)

RICK WAKEMAN (keyboards)

IAN McDONALD (sax/flute/vibraphone/keyboards/guitar)

X  (the missing 7th member)

 

Iíll leave you to guess what kind of music this band would produce (while I think about it myself!).



Posted By: BenevolentBehemoth
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 20:27
Peter Hammill - Vocalist
Kerry Minnear - Keyboards/Cello/Vibes
Ray Shulman - Bass/Violin
Miles Davis - Trumpet
John Mclaughlin - Guitar
Bil Bruford - Drums
Bruce Fowler - Trombone
Jimmy Hastings - Flute, Saxes, Clarinets

Ultimate Jazz/Prog band.


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 21:03
Originally posted by giselle

All lists like this are purely subjective. Even then, itís difficult to choose and almost discriminate against fine musicians. But Iím not just choosing the individuals, Iím trying to find a balance for the band. So some of the choices are made on that basis, not because the individual is better than the other candidates, but because I believe him to be better for this band.

The candidates are as follows:-

 

Vocalist

1)      Peter Gabriel (Genesis; Solo) Positives: Charismatic; Writer; Intense; good sound. Negatives: A good actor rather than singer, limited range.

2)      David Coverdale (Deep Purple; Whitesnake) Positives: Powerful; melodic; good sound. Negatives: Lacks some depth of expression; can be superficial and unaware of colour.

3)      Paul Rogers (Free; Bad Company; Queen) Positives: Great blues singer; good musical understanding. Negatives: Rather limited in focus and range of expression; poor writer.

4)      Freddie Mercury (Queen) Positives: Charismatic; Powerful; Melodic; Writer; excellent voice; brilliant crowd control. Negatives: Inclined to camp and overstatement; too smooth; too fascinated by styles of the past to write well.

My Choice: Peter Gabriel. Although relatively-poor as a singer next to the others, his sense of drama and colour and mood would, in my opinion, give a sharper focus, direction, and would be an excellent spokesman for the music the band tried to portray.

 

Guitarist

1)      Robert Fripp (King Crimson) Positives: Outstanding musician; intricate and intelligent; musically very articulate. Negatives: Inclined towards the esoteric; shunning powerplay; a danger of disappearing up his own passages.

2)      Brian May (Queen) Positives: Virtuoso technique; brilliant use of tone and sound; lovely construction of segments. Negatives: Inclined towards set play rather than improvisation; rather formulaic in approach.

3)      Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)Positives: Capable of almost any style and technique; writer; vocalist. Negatives: Inclined to want to do things his way without band input. An eccentricity that seeks the superficial at times; an obstinacy that can bring negative input to the band.

4)      Steve Howe (Yes) Positives: Excellent technique; complete command of the instrument; virtuoso passages of play. Negatives: A detachment from the music at times; a tendency to play for complexity rather than feeling; an alarming unawareness at times.

My Choice: Lindsey Buckingham. His all-round ability and technical excellence swung my vote ahead of the others, who are all marvellous in their sphere. But Lindsey would, to me, provide a springboard for almost anything the band cared to do.

 

Bassist

1)      Greg Lake (King Crimson; ELP) Positives: A solid band force; Writer; vocalist. Negatives: Superficiality; disinterest in anything but his own contribution.

2)      Jack Bruce (Cream) Positives: The greatest modern-era bass player; confident, solid; Writer; vocalist. Negatives: A rather sloppy sound at times, unchanging, one kind of approach.

3)      John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)Positives: The most melodic and inventive of players; thoughtful, tuneful. Negatives: Not the greatest technician by any means.

4)      Chris Squires (Yes) Positives: A solid force and grounding; plays like a lead guitar. Negatives: Plays like a lead guitar; not always sympathetic to the needs of the band; the treble sound he uses, though individual, can sometimes fail to give enough bottom to the band.

My Choice: John McVie. Though perhaps the weakest of the four technically, John has a range of melodic structures that are compositions in themselves, and this would bring something different to the table, especially suited to this band.

 

Drummer

1)      Carl Palmer (ELP) Positives: Powerful; the full range of technique; showman. Negatives: Some mid-range playing missing; something of an exhibition drum clinic drummer; would he notice if the rest of the band left the stage?

2)      Michael Giles (King Crimson)Positives: Cunning; expressive; subtle; dynamic. Negatives: Not a powerhouse; a particular kind of drummer.

3)      Roger Taylor (Queen) Positives: Solid and dependable; Writer; musical; extremely capable. Negatives: Perhaps not always inventive enough; lacks blues; leans towards pop before prog.

4)      Bill Bruford (Yes) Positives: Has the full range of technique and capability; unusually subtle for a powerful drummer. Negatives: Guilty of detachment from the music; at times a pure drum clinic drummer, part of the drummerís union rather than the musicianís.

My Choice: Roger Taylor. Rogerís all round capability and reliability decided this vote. It was a close call for me between Roger and Michael Giles. Michael only lost out because he was almost too suited to the melodic and dramatic feel given by Peter and John. I felt that adding Michael would have made the band too one-dimensional, whereas Roger can give those melodies and colour some certainty.

 

Keyboardist

1)      Rick Wright (Pink Floyd) Positives: A remarkable pedigree and range of sounds; a good band player. Negatives: Not a virtuoso or even first division in technique.

2)      Keith Emerson (The Nice; ELP) Positives: First-class technique; greatest showman; interested and very capable in new sounds. Negatives: Inclined to bombast and jamming; better at set pieces than improvisation.

3)      Billy Ritchie (Clouds) Positives: The most dynamic; carries a band on his own; Writer; vocalist. Negatives: somewhat power mad ,inclined to try and be the band; not a great soloist; not at all adapted to synths or adept at using them.

4)      Rick Wakeman (Yes) Positives: The best technique of any famous modern player; the best range of sounds and alternative keyboards. Negatives: Inclined to use the band as a doodling pad; uses one hand rather too often.

My Choice: Rick Wakeman. No real agonies here at all. It has to be Rick because of his authority over many keyboards and sounds, allied to his virtuoso technique. We donít need a showman like Emerson (who would be second choice, also an excellent technician) or a one-man-band like Ritchie (with a sound and power that would knock walls down Ė weíre planning to be more subtle and interesting than that).  We donít need Rick (Wright) to supply the colour on his own either. Hopefully the band as a whole will do that.

 

Other

1)      Ian McDonald Ė Sax/flute/vibraphone/keyboards/guitar (King Crimson) No other comparative choices available; Ian adds a special extra texture.

 

THE BAND

 

PETER GABRIEL (vocals)

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM (guitar)

JOHN McVIE (bass)

ROGER TAYLOR (drums)

RICK WAKEMAN (keyboards)

IAN McDONALD (sax/flute/vibraphone/keyboards/guitar)

X  (the missing 7th member)

 

Iíll leave you to guess what kind of music this band would produce (while I think about it myself!).


Quite the post! Clap

I'd say someone like Neal Morse who can play a variety of things would be a good 7th member, especially because that hard rock/symph sound is what this band is leaning towards.


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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 02:19
Elton John - keybord, hammond, mellotrons & vocals
Sting - bass, up-righ bass, frettless, & vocals
Phil Collins - drums, percurssion, african congas, drum loops, & vocals ( he have just to grow a new spine)
Andrew Latimer - guitar, flute & vocals
Richard Barbieri - keybord texture
Ian McDonald - sax, flute, and keybord (if needed)
Jean-Luc Ponty - Violin, el-violin (he have worked with Elton before)
 
 


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Posted By: ten years after
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 07:17
Keith Emerson - Drums
Keith Moon - Lead Guitar
Miles Davis - Recorder
Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Vocals
Yoko Ono - backing vocals
Paul McCartney - Washboard
Peter Gabriel - Trumpet
Sid Vicious - Bass
Robert Plant - Horn
 
 


Posted By: QuestionableScum
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 09:24
John Wetton- Rhythm Bass/Vocals
Mariusz Duda- Lead Bass
Mikael Akerfeldt- Guitar/ Vocals
Robert Fripp- Guitar
Peter Bardens- Keyboards
Elton Dean- Saxophone
Christian Vander- Drums/Awesome Face Making
Dagmar Krause-Vocals


Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 09:55
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For the Akerfeldt!


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Extreme prog metal rules!!!


Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 14:25
Peter Gabriel - Vocals, Bass Drum, Costumes
Steve Hackett - Guitars
Mike Rutherford - Bass, Guitars
Tony Banks - Keyboards, Mellotron
Phil Collins - Drums, Vocals
Geddy Lee - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Alex Lifeson - Guitars, Comedy Skits
Neil Peart - Drums, Percussion
 


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 10:29
How about

Brendan Perry - vocals, timpani
Thorstein Lofthus - drums
Karsten Vogel - sax, clarinet, flute
Reine Fiske - guitar
Edgar Froese - mellotron, farfisa organ
Percy Jones - bass
Franco Battiato - VCS3, vocals, piano


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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 11:40
My "2 is better than 1" all-star prog band...

Robert Fripp - guitar, John McLaughlin - guitar
Keith Emerson - Hammond organ, Hugh Banton - church organ
Christian Decamps - French vocals, Peter Hammill - English vocals
Paul McCartney - lead bass, John Wetton - fuzz bass
Tony Banks - lead synthesizer, Richard Pinhaus - sequencer synthesizer
Bill Bruford - lead drums, Ed Mann - percussion
Pete Sinfield - lead vocal lyricist, Keith Reid - backup vocal lyricist

Phil Collins - sit at the back quietly and don't sing or play a note.


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Posted By: RedNightmareKing
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 19:47
I had this lineup in mind when I sort of created a concept album.

Steven Wilson - vocals, guitar
Mikael Akerfeldt - lead guitar, clean & harsh vocals
Steven O'Malley & Greg Anderson aka Sunn O))) - drone guitar/bass, soundscapes
Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin - electronics, synths, soundscapes
Adam Holzman - keyboards
Al Cisneros (Sleep, Om) - bass
Simone Simons & Kate Bush - Female vocals
 Nick Beggs - Chapman stick, bass
Gavin Harrison - drums
Theo Travis - woodwinds


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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: May 15 2013 at 00:15

Peter Hammill - Vocals and Piano/Godbluff-era clavinet

Geddy Lee - Bass and Backing Vocals

Bill Bruford - Drums and Percussion

Robert Fripp - Guitar and Soundscapes

Tony Banks - Keys

David Jackson - Saxes and Flute

David Cross - Violin

Mikael Akerfeldt - Guitar and Backing Vocals (Harsh and Clean)




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