Fantasy All-Star Rock Band, Day 4: Pick Your Favorite Bassist!

cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
edited January 2009 in History of Rock
Welcome to Day 4, Band 1 of the Fantasy All-Star Rock Band Challenge!

Congratulations to Rush's NEIL PEART, primo drummer of the first Fantasy All-Star Rock Band!


Now it's time to pick a BASS PLAYER for the band!

Day 1: Vocalist: Frank Zappa
Day 2: Guitarist: John Petrucci
Day 3: Drummer: Neil Peart
Day 4: Bass Player: ???
Day 5: Keyboardist: ???
Day 6: Songwriter(s): ???
Day 7: Select a name for the band!

For further rules and formatting, go here:

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116814

So to begin: select your favorite BASSIST -- male or female, any genre, from the 1950s on to present -- for the band!

Good luck, and happy voting! (Voting closes at 11 PM EST tomorrow)

Comments

  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    I actually almost went with Bruce as well. I also considered Chris Squire and Greg Lake.
    I think Entwistle's pretty much got this one in the bag already, though.
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    Thanks for fixing the spelling, Runesmith....there's no "h" in "Entwistle."

    I don't think it's really a question of Entwistle (assuming he wins) complementing Peart on drums; Thunderfingers was always in his own little world, anyway. Hell, all 4 of The Who were -- Keith, Roger, Pete and John all did their own thing, often even at odds with what the other guys were playing (listen to/watch the Leeds and Isle of Wight concerts -- they look like they're actually fighting each other for most of the show).
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:1
    Tony Choy: 1
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited January 2009
    cherokeesam;1864321 said:
    Thanks for fixing the spelling, Runesmith....there's no "h" in "Entwistle."

    I don't think it's really a question of Entwistle (assuming he wins) complementing Peart on drums; Thunderfingers was always in his own little world, anyway. Hell, all 4 of The Who were -- Keith, Roger, Pete and John all did their own thing, often even at odds with what the other guys were playing (listen to/watch the Leeds and Isle of Wight concerts -- they look like they're actually fighting each other for most of the show).
    My pleasure. :p

    Also, I personally think The Who are (were?) one of the few bands who can get away with each member "doing their own thing".
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 1

    Once again another no contest...
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:2
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 1
  • WFJRez81WFJRez81 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:2
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:2
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:2
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Peter Hook: 1
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Since this band is going to be a chaotic mess anyway, no sense in trying to get musicians with good chemistry. So on that note:

    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:2
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Peter Hook: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
  • dalcytedalcyte Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 4
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:3
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Peter Hook: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited January 2009
    My name is Fez;1865379 said:
    Since this band is going to be a chaotic mess anyway, no sense in trying to get musicians with good chemistry.
    I don't get why everyone's saying this. II think it's turning out much better than it could have. You've got a versatile guitar player, a versatile drummer and a vocalist/songwriter that works well with versatility and can exploit it to its fullest potential. They've all worked with progressive music, creating a common bond that they can work with. I think the band would be just fine if it existed, so far.
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 5
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:3
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Peter Hook: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Hungryfreak;1865865 said:
    I don't get why everyone's saying this. II think it's turning out much better than it could have. You've got a versatile guitar player, a versatile drummer and a vocalist/songwriter that works well with versatility and can exploit it to its fullest potential. They've all worked with progressive music, creating a common bond that they can work with. I think the band would be just fine if it existed, so far.
    Eh, could be worse, true, but I just have a hard time seeing Zappa working with Petrucci fluidly XD

    That, and I absolutely love Les Claypool and think he should be in every band that ever existed. So it's not that big of a stretch for me in the first place.
  • AtomicCowAtomicCow Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 5
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:3
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Peter Hook: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Flea: 1

    Your band needs more funk.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    Peter Hook: 2
    John Entwistle: 5
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:3
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Flea: 1
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited January 2009
    Peter Hook: 2
    John Entwistle: 5
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Jack Bruce:3
    Tony Choy: 1
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Flea: 2
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Current standings:

    John Entwistle: 5
    Jack Bruce: 3
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1

    Sorry, I got anal and wanted it in order
  • franticfishfranticfish Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 6
    Jack Bruce: 3
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1

    Would've voted for Geezer Butler but he has no chance.
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    Hungryfreak;1865865 said:
    I don't get why everyone's saying this. II think it's turning out much better than it could have. You've got a versatile guitar player, a versatile drummer and a vocalist/songwriter that works well with versatility and can exploit it to its fullest potential. They've all worked with progressive music, creating a common bond that they can work with. I think the band would be just fine if it existed, so far.

    I absolutely agree with Hungryfreak. If the band evolves as it stands now, you're probably looking at the greatest prog band ever assembled. I tend to view it as the "brain trust" of rock bands -- think of the sheer intellectual genius and skill these guys bring to the table. You've got an avant-garde, eclectic, brilliant and bizarre bandleader heading up at least 3 of the most technically versatile musicians ever to play in a band -- Peart, Petrucci, and (presumably) Entwistle (if John doesn't make the cut, I'm sure someone equally as talented will take his place).

    Yeah, Frank is a lousy vocalist, but a great composer and a great leader. The way I see it, this would turn into a mostly instrumental prog band to end all prog bands....every album a concept album, every other song a "20 minute free-form jazz odyssey" (to coin a term). With talent like that on the instruments, Zappa would likely give them free rein to jam and play their little hearts out.

    And if you pick a keyboardist who's also got a great voice (Freddie Mercury and Elton John come to mind), Zappa could even turn the mike over to him/her most of the time....sort of like Townsend to Daltrey. That leaves Zappa free to concentrate on composition and art.

    What if Zappa and Peart worked together on composition? Their lyrics would always be politically and socially aware, but often from different sides of the spectrum -- Zappa on the left and Neil on the right. Could make for some very interesting commentary.

    A band like that would be the darlings of music critics and "serious" musicians. Average Joe Six-Pack wouldn't "get" them, but the music world would recognize them as one of the all-time greats. Amazing compositions, amazing fretwork and drums, artful concept albums and prog epics....hell, these guys would probably invent their own instruments and create at least one or two new rock genres while they're at it....:)
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 6
    Jack Bruce: 3
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
  • SkittlesSkittles Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 7
    Jack Bruce: 3
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 7
    Jack Bruce: 4
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 1
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
  • TheCrimsonSaintTheCrimsonSaint Headliner
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 7
    Jack Bruce: 4
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 2
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 7
    Jack Bruce: 4
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 2
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
    Cliff Burton: 1
  • SquaretrianglesSquaretriangles Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 7
    Jack Bruce: 4
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 3
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
    Cliff Burton: 1

    Since there's already a Rush member of the band...
  • TheCrimsonSaintTheCrimsonSaint Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Given the drummer and guitarist, it seems obvious to me that Steve Harris is the best choice here.
  • SquaretrianglesSquaretriangles Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    TheCrimsonSaint;1866881 said:
    Given the drummer and guitarist, it seems obvious to me that Steve Harris is the best choice here.
    Well, Peart is so freakin' versatile that he can go with just about anyone, and Petrucci leans more towards metal/prog, Harris seems the perfect choice to complement Petrucci.
  • theantkid12theantkid12 Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 7
    Jack Bruce: 4
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 4
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
    Cliff Burton: 1
  • SuperRocker47SuperRocker47 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    John Entwistle: 7
    Jack Bruce: 4
    Peter Hook: 2
    Schavo Odadjian: 2
    Flea: 2
    Steve Harris: 4
    Simon Gallup: 1
    Tony Choy: 1
    Donald Dunn: 1
    Les Claypool: 1
    Bruce Palmer: 1
    Cliff Burton: 1
    Geddy Lee: 1
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