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Archive for Thursday, September 2, 1999

MAKE-BELIEVE BANDS

September 2, 1999

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Who would make your all-star band?

If you were a band producer and could tap anyone -- dead or alive -- for your band, who would you choose?

That was the question The Mag posed to some folks in Lawrence. Here are the musicians-singers they chose for their "dream" bands.

Tim Noll,

translation project manager,

Lawrence

Vocals: Don't know.

Lead guitar: Jimi Hendrix.

Rhythm guitar: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin).

Drummer: John Bonham (Led Zeppelin).

Percussion: Tito Puente.

Keyboards: Chick Corea.

Bass: Jaco Pastorius.

Horn: Miles Davis.

Sax: John Coltrane.

Scott Swedlund,

advertising executive and former professional musician,

Lawrence

Vocals: Janis Joplin.

Lead guitarist: Jimi Hendrix and honorable mention to Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Rhythm guitar: Django Rhienhardt.

Drummer: John Bonham.

Percussion: Tito Puente and Sheila E.

Keyboards: Thelonious Monk.

Bass: Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones).

Horn: Miles Davis.

Sax: Maceo Parker.

Nathan Carlson,

graduate student at the University of Washington,

Lawrence

Vocals: Sarah McLachlan.

Lead guitar: The Edge (U2).

Rhythm guitar: The Edge.

Drummer/percussion: Any of the best tabla players in India.

Keyboards: Ray Manzarek (The Doors).

Bass: Adam Clayton (U2).

Horn: Miles Davis.

Saxophone: Don't know.

James Gregory,

call center supervisor and aspiring music producer,

Lawrence

Vocals: Eye Yamatsuka (The Boredoms, Naked City and Praxis).

Lead guitar: Sonny Sharrock.

Rhythm guitar: Steve Hillage (Gong, the Orb and 777).

Guitar: Jon Spencer.

Drummer: Brian "Brain" Mantia (Primus, Praxis, the Limbomaniacs).

Percussion: Tom Waits and Lee Scratch Perry.

Keyboards: Bernie Worrell (Parliament, Funkadelic, Praxis, Woo Warrios, Talking Heads).

Bass: Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament, Bootsy's Rubber Band, Praxis, Zilatron).

Horn: Fred Wesley (James Brown, Parliament, Fred Wesley's Horny Horns).

Sax: John Zorn.

Melody McKenzie,

call center employee,

Lawrence

For all band positions: "The band Carmen would be the ideal band. They are a dynamic Christian rock band."

Gene Normandin,

landscaper,

Lunenburg, Mass.

Vocals: Tom Petty.

Lead guitar: Jimi Hendrix.

Rhythm guitar: Paul McCartney.

Drummer: Buddy Rich.

Percussion: Keith Moon (The Who).

Keyboards: Elton John.

Bass: Bootsy Collins.

Horn: Miles Davis.

Sax: John Coltrane.

Alissa Rowinsky,

preschool teacher,

Lawrence

Horn: Don't know.

Lead guitar: Porcell (Gorilla Biscuits).

Rhythm guitar: Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden).

Drummer: Sammy Sigler (Gorilla Biscuits).

Percussion: Sammy Sigler.

Keyboards: Don't know.

Bass: Melissa Auf Der Maur (Hole).

Horn: Don't know.

Sax: Don't know.

Matthew Field,

warehouse worker and delivery driver,

Lawrence

Vocals: Choke (Slapshot).

Lead guitar: Porcell.

Rhythm guitar: Adrian Smith.

Drummer: Sammy Sigler.

Percussion: Rick Allen (Def Leppard).

Keyboards: Don't know.

Bass: Joey DeMaio (Manowar).

Horn/sax: Don't know.

Kate Shufelt,

KU student,

Lawrence

Vocals: George Clinton.

Lead guitar: Eric Clapton.

Rhythm guitar: Don't know.

Drummer: Chad Sexton (311).

Percussion: Don't know.

Keyboards: Tori Amos.

Bass: Michael "Flea" Balzary (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Horn: Miles Davis.

Sax: John Coltrane.

-- The Mag's phone message number is 832-7146. Send e-mail to jbiles@ljworld.com.

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