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Heaven must have one Heck of a band

Posted on: November 22, 2008 11:37 am
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Good day, ladies and gentlemen. It's fairly early on a Saturday morning and I woke up with a song in my head. The song has me thinking about musicians and singers who are no longer with us. There have been so many great singers, musicians, song writers, etc. who have left a void when they passed over that I wonder if they meet up somewhere to jam on the other side. Sometimes, like today, I imagine what those jam sessions must sound like. I'd like to share my ideas of just one combination that could be put together using artists taken from us too soon and then invite you to put together your very own band of angels. So without further fanfare, here is my All-Afterlife Super Group:

Front man/lead singer: Jim Morrison
Guitars(sharing lead and rhythm) Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix
Drums: John Bonham
Bass: John Entwistle
Keyboard/Piano: John Lennon

Jim Morrison - The ultimate larger than life Rock star. Oozing sexuality, and a fantastic singing voice with great range. There is no heroin or acid in the Afterlife so keeping him in line (and out of jail) will be much easier for this band than it was for The Doors. 

Stevie and Jimi - Innovation, technique, soul, and speed. In the afterlife there are no egos and they can share the lead duties easily. Just imagine the warm-up sessions when these guys get together, each feeding off the other. 

John Bonham - The backbone of Led Zeppilin. His death brought about the end of arguably the greatest musical collaboration of our time. 'Nuf said.

John Entwistle - A one man rhythm section. Helped name Led Zeppilin according to legend. That, in itself, makes him stand out.

John Lennon - Co-founder and leader of The Beatles. I admit keyboard/piano may not be his greatest claim to fame but his vision and song writing skills make him hard to leave out of this project, so I left this spot just for him.

I welcome your comments about my choices and invite you to post your own. There are no rules other than the members of your band all have to be dead.

Thanks for playing.

 

Longway 

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Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2008 8:39 pm
 

Heaven must have one Heck of a band

Darbina, As always, great to see you. You bring up some interesting tangents to take off on. Wonder if George Harrison and John have any new material worked up? Share some of your ideas and let's get a discussion going.

Happy Thankgiving

Longway



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Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2008 11:47 am
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2008 8:54 pm
 

Heaven must have one Heck of a band

It's a good idea, just needs to be promoted more. I will post a couple of links on some popular threads, maybe we can get some traffic over here.



Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2008 8:19 pm
 

Heaven must have one Heck of a band

Thanks for stopping by Conquistador.

How could anyone argue when it comes to Zeppelin? Love 'em or hate 'em, can't deny the impact they had, either as a group or the individuals. 

Longway




Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2008 8:16 pm
 

Heaven must have one Heck of a band

Thanks Section.

I appreciate the feedback.

You know, Janis got a lot of consideration before I went with Mr. Morrison. You can be sure Jimi would be dragging her onstage as a guest whenever he got a chance any way. Maybe, if enough people pretend to be interested in this iteration we can put together another group that won't be so heavily blues influenced. That would certainly move Cobain onto the short list.   

Longway




Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2008 12:22 am
 

Heaven must have one Heck of a band

I  agree with you....................Especially&n
bsp; the part about Zeppelin



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2008 7:38 pm
 

Heaven must have one Heck of a band

Sounds like a good band. You may want Kurt Cobain or Janis Joplin singing as well.


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