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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Just started assessing the draft board for this one ... regardless of combinations people choose, I'm curious what that band would sound like. (Not counting lineups involving more than 3/5 of an actual band).

    Also: Is a member allowed to do anything beyond limited "slot"? If Richards and McCartney can also include songwriters and harmonizers as part of their role, for example -- they're in.


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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    I thought it'd be fun to draft a band “most likely to implode within 17 seconds”:

    One possibility:
    Lead guitar: Van Halen $5
    Rhythm guitar: Hetfield $2
    Frontman: Rose $6
    Bass: McCartney $2
    Drums: Baker $1

    That leaves $9 to form another group. That 5-piece would be unlistenable, but probably enduring.


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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    I even ended up with change.

    Frontman: David Bowe ($5) the man can sing anything.
    Lead: I took two, because it's a rock band, and we break rules. Eric Clapton ($4) and George Harrison ($1) because While My Guitar Gently Weeps is the best
    Rhythm: Tony Iommi ($4) because screw you, he (re)invented heavy metal with his busted up fingers, he's good enough to play any guitar part he wants to in my band.
    Bass: Cliff Burton ($3) because he can play lead on a bass. Plus, his song writing....
    Drums: Dave Grohl ($4) because with Grohl, who is an amazing drummer in his own right, also comes another singer, guitar player, and bass player.

    Bowie, Claption, and Grohl sharing vocals.
    Claption, Iommi, Harrison, and Burton rotating who's got the solo.
    Grohl and Burton destroying the drive.
    And all six of them on writing together.

    I have a super group, and $3 left over to hire Bono as a roadie.



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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Free agent market for bass: Whoever plays that instrument on "12 Desperate Straight Lines" by Telekinesis.

    (I think they had bass-player-overlap around the time of album release, so I'm not sure.)

    Priority is "rhythm section"; melodic elements add color without drawing too much attention.

    "You don't hear it until you hear it."

    Examples:
    "You Turn Clear in the Sun"
    "I Cannot Love You"
    "Please Ask For Help"


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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Frontman: David Bowie $5 (1st Pick: Bowie, the chameleon of rock).
    Lead Guitar: Hendrix $10 (1st Pick: Hendrix)
    Rhythm Guitar: Neil Young $5 (First Pick: Neil Young. You also get the bonus of his singing and song writing.)
    Bass: Paul McCartney $2 (First Pick: John Entwistle.)
    Drums: Ginger Baker $1 (First Pick: Ginger Baker)

    $2 left: Hire Morrison and George Harrison as backups.


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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Quote Originally Posted by mjacobs View Post
    Yes, another dollar amount all-time lineup thread. These are fun.



    For me:

    Frontman: $6 Axl Rose
    Lead Guitar: $5 EVH
    Rhythm Guitar: $3 James Hetfield
    Bass: $4 Flea
    Drums: $6 Keith Moon
    Pocket $1
    Jim Morrison $1
    Clapton $4
    Jimmy Page $10
    John Paul Jones $1
    John Bonham $9

    game set match........$25



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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    $10 Freddie Mercury
    $4 Eric Clapton
    $3 James Hetfield
    $2 Paul McCarttney
    $6 Keith Moon



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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    No Steve Perry????


    Eric Clapton Lead $4
    John Mayer rhythem $7
    Victor Wooten bass $10
    Carter Beauford drums $7

    Not on the Board, steve Perry. If I can't pick him up for free. I let Clapton or Mayer sing and go with a 4 piece band.



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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    I know he's turned into a weenie in his older years but Sting belongs on that list as both a bassist and a frontman.



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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Led Zeppelin and I will pay the extra fees.
    Can we combine our $$$? For pure musical talent assembled under one band I can't imagine it gets much better.



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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Can we combine our $$$? For pure musical talent assembled under one band I can't imagine it gets much better.
    Ummm...




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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballzz View Post
    Ummm...

    I know I'm in the minority but I wouldn't go see Journey if they were giving a free concert in my back yard.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I know I'm in the minority but I wouldn't go see Journey if they were giving a free concert in my back yard.
    I am guessing that Steve Perry would probably do that at this point...



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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    I assume Paul Stanley was $11 and couldn't be on the list. He's better than all those frontmen.


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    Re: All-Time Five Piece Rock Band

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    I assume Paul Stanley was $11 and couldn't be on the list. He's better than all those frontmen.
    Wouldn't even be worthy to hold the mics of these guys...
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