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powerslave_85
05-26-2007, 10:12 PM
...what kind of band would you be in? And don't just say metal, dumbasses :tp: ;) Describe what genre, what other bands you would sound like, etc. Oh, and what instrument you would play, obviously. I've always thought it would be fun to be in a grindcore or death metal band, but since my guitar skills aren't quite up to that level yet, realistically I'd like to be in a punk rock band along the lines of Jawbreaker, The Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four, etc. Also, I've kind of always wanted to start a Green Day cover band :eyes: :D

JRA
05-27-2007, 05:34 AM
I'm not sure. I can't play drums fast enough to be in a thrash metal band, so I suppose the only thing that's left is "Power metal" (the Judas Priest or Manowar variety, duh). I also wouldn't mind being a drummer in a hip-hop group, so long as they let me bust out some fly fills, yo.:eyes: A pure rock group (Rolling Stones/Van Halen) group would float my tastes as well.

DethMaiden
05-27-2007, 07:10 AM
I think I'd like to play keys or acoustic in a prog/folk band along the lines of Jethro Tull.

Spiral_Slave
05-27-2007, 07:16 AM
Classic metal in the vein of Maiden, Dio, Helloween, Running Wild, etc. with atmospheric keyboards, piano etc.

zgodt
05-27-2007, 08:14 PM
I'd have to be in 7 or 8 bands, probably, to satisfy all my cravings.

I'd love to still be in the band I was in before our drummer moved to Boston and fucked everything up forever. We were a punk-based rock-and-roll three-piece (called Ramshackle) with intricate/interesting song structures and complex interaction between the guitar and bass parts that was unusual and striking without being fussy... if I do say so myself. :cool: People sometimes compared us to Husker Du, but I'd say we had more going on than Husker Du, with less raw rage.

When we fliered to attract the latest drummer for Ramshackle, we advertised ourselves as a Cindy Lauper cover band. There's a part of me that actually wants to be in that band, with red wigs, playing punky-yet-faithful versions of She Bop, True Colors, and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

The bassist for Ramshackle has recently acquired an acoustic bass, so the new option is to be a folk-punk two-piece. :hecho: Our first act was to record a couple of songs in my basement on a combination mini-TV/cassette recorder from 1985 as a demo to try to earn our way on a local benefit CD of monster protest songs for kids. If such a CD were ever to come about, with a track of ours featured, obviously ya'll would be the first to know.

Otherwise, I'd love to be in a guerilla cover band that avoided all the standards and never played a straightforward version of anything. Models to emulate would include The Lemonheads (who once did absolutely brilliant covers of Charles Manson's "Home Is Where You're Happy", KISS's "Plaster Caster", and Simon & Garfunkle's "Mrs. Robinson"), Uncle Tupelo (whose album March 16-20, 1992 is half covers of old Americana songs, all of which are brilliant and revealing and perfectly connected to the present), and Tori Amos (hopefully you know by now about Strange Little Girls, on which among other things she does mind-blowing covers of "Raining Blood" by Slayer and "Bonnie & Clyde '98" by Eminem).

I'd love to be in an acoustic hip-hop band, which is something the world needs more of.

Div
05-27-2007, 08:47 PM
I'd do the accordion in a polka-blues fusion band.

KillYourFace
05-28-2007, 12:35 AM
play drums in a thrashhhh band

ChildrenofSodom
05-28-2007, 11:36 AM
I play drums, and I would like to be in a post-rock inspired, ambient metal group in the vein of Virgin Black, the softer stuff from Opeth, Swallow the Sun, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Godgory, etc.

ADD
05-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Drums in a sludge/ambient/progressive metal band. Guitar in a crossover/thrash/classic metal band.

ChildrenofSodom
05-28-2007, 12:31 PM
vocals in a blackened death thrash polka acoustic avant-garde goth-rock band.

Meuhhh
06-12-2007, 04:00 PM
Sing, if I really could. Vocals would be my instrument, if I did sound good.

sylpriest
06-12-2007, 06:13 PM
well I do sing in a band right now...

but I wish I was Neil Fallon :D

zgodt
06-12-2007, 07:01 PM
Sing, if I really could. Vocals would be my instrument, if I did sound good.
Moocore! :rocker:

IamTheMickster
06-14-2007, 09:01 PM
...what kind of band would you be in? And don't just say metal, dumbasses :tp: ;) Describe what genre, what other bands you would sound like, etc. Oh, and what instrument you would play, obviously. I've always thought it would be fun to be in a grindcore or death metal band, but since my guitar skills aren't quite up to that level yet, realistically I'd like to be in a punk rock band along the lines of Jawbreaker, The Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four, etc. Also, I've kind of always wanted to start a Green Day cover band :eyes: :D

I would be in a polka band and play a big-ass bass. Hot Turkey Ed would be my beaaatch and mostly play the skin flute. The band would sound like <<<OOOOMPAAAHHH, OOOOMPAAAHHH, OOOMPAAAHHH>>> and the lead singer would belt out sounds all falsetto-like. Chicks would absolutely dig it, throwing various pieces of undergarments onto to the stage of largely-filled ampitheatres throughout the world whilst the band toured.
For the often encore performances after a solid 90 minute set, the lead singer would ditch the vocals and studiously pick up the accordion -- leading into a kick arse version of the Macarena.

es156
06-14-2007, 09:10 PM
I would be in a polka band and play a big-ass bass. Hot Turkey Ed would be my beaaatch and mostly play the skin flute. The band would sound like <<<OOOOMPAAAHHH, OOOOMPAAAHHH, OOOMPAAAHHH>>> and the lead singer would belt out sounds all falsetto-like. Chicks would absolutely dig it, throwing various pieces of undergarments onto to the stage of largely-filled ampitheatres throughout the world whilst the band toured.
For the often encore performances after a solid 90 minute set, the lead singer would ditch the vocals and studiously pick up the accordion -- leading into a kick arse version of the Macarena.

:lol:

Only from the mind of the Mickster.....

Wrathchild_84
06-19-2007, 11:41 AM
I have my own crossover band Distortion 'til Deafness where I play lead guitar and sing. I'm gonna start recording tomorrow. Then I might rejoin Harsh as the bass player.

FerociousWillie
06-27-2007, 05:52 PM
I'd be in a Merengue band.

metal_man1019
09-15-2007, 05:59 PM
I really like to play riffy sludgy music like Black Sabbath especially there Master Of Reality stuff,that combined with some quicker stuff in the same style of Slayer and early Metallica plus a hint of Maiden ,I play guitar so I would be playing guitar

Maiden33
09-16-2007, 04:35 AM
Well I've had my own band since like August 2004. But in the beginning we weren't 100% the style of music I truly wanted to play. Now we've evolved more towards that sound which is basically Iron Maiden's harmonies meets Dungeon's technicality and Nocturnal Rites' catchy melodies.