Monster Blog – Fantasy Bands
Everyone has their favorite musicians. Some come from very different genres of music and would never cross vocal or musical sound waves, but what if, for one day, you could have those musicians and singers combine for one mega show? That is what we did on this week’s Monster Blog. Here we go!
This was probably a combination of the easiest decisions I’ve ever had to make. Sam Smith on the vocals is a no brainer. I just saw him at MSG and he has the voice of an angel wrapped inside another angel. Prince on the guitar is a bit of a wildcard and keeps everyone on their toes, plus if we ever need backup vocals we have PRINCE. Louie Armstrong on the trumpet instead of a bass player because if your band doesn’t have a trumpet I’m not sure what the point is. Keith Moon on the drums because someone needs to party with the band manager, The Iron Sheik. Since Sam Smith is the vocalist, the band would have a soulful blues type of sound, but with Louie on the trumpet we can get really weird when we need to. Maybe record a song or two with Sam, Louie and Prince on vocals? Dabble in this, dabble in that. I honestly just really want to hear The Iron Sheik call everyone he comes into contact with a ‘raisin dick’.
Let me start by saying that no matter what hypothetical situation we did for this week’s monster blog I was going to pick Freddy Mercury. I have been on a mega Queen kick for approximately the last 22 years so The mustachio melody maker was a no brainer. For my drummer the man from Rush and arguably greatest drummer of all-time, Neil Peart, was a solid choice. On Bass I selected the man who single handedly changed the 4 stringed axe, Les Claypool. If you have ever listened to the band Primus then you know how crucial the bass was to their sound. For lead guitar I went with the guy I idolized growing up, Joe Perry. Aerosmith was and still is my favorite rock and roll band, so the man behind the vocals and solos from ‘Mama Kim’ was obviously my selection. And to manage this squad of talented gentlemen? Artie Lange. Sure, he may be unstable and on the verge of a heart attack, but nobody would get us more money per venue than him. This band is built for one thing, and one thing only…classic rock covers. Cover bands are so hot right now!