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Fantasy Concert Defined

Inspired from the ‘concert experience’ thread.

What would be your greatest fantasy concert? 3-4 bands maximum. Eras do not apply.

Goes without saying. There MUST be synergy between the acts. The music, the vibe and the fan base MUST compliment and add to the experience. Do not need to be the same, needs to be different but carefully selected.

Something like…

Black Flag
Lamb of God
Wu-Tang Clan

You get the hint…

Or

Testament
Pantera
Public Enemy

NIN would be the opening act (NIN from about 1999-2000 after Reznor released “The Fragile”, the last great NIN album)

Rage Against the Machine would be the next act (from about 1996-1997, when the released “Evil Empire”)

After that, the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The headliner would be Led Zeppelin. I’m thinking Led Zeppelin from early 1971, when they were still really raw-sounding but not TOO raw and had maybe been working on stuff from the untitled 4th album but hadn’t released it yet, but had worked the material out enough to play Black Dog and When the Levee Breaks live.

Due to an unfortunate fist fight between Brad Wilke and Mitch Mitchell backstage, in which both of them broke both of their arms, John Bonham would have to sit in on drums for Rage and the Experience. Led Zeppelin’s multiple encores would feature Jimmy Page playing rhythm, Jimi Hendrix on lead guitar and Tom Morello making some weird noises with his guitar, Robert Plant still on vocals, John Paul Jones on a Fender Rhodes Piano and Tim Commerford on bass while covering NIN tunes.

That would be Fucking Awesome.

Another fantasy concert that probably would have actually happened had Jimi Hendrix not died:

Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix performing with, most likely, Jack DeJohnette on drums and Dave Holland on bass. Miles and Jimi were going to make an album together but Jimi died before anything substantial came about, although they definitely were going to make some serious music together. The tour to support whatever album they came up with would have been The Shit.

Did I say Jack DeJohnette on drums? I meant Tony Williams. Also, apparently Jimi, Tony and Miles had asked Paul McCartney if he would have liked to play bass for them. The Beatles are fags, but that would have been a great lineup, provided McCartney just kept his fucking mouth shut, sat in the corner and played. With that much star power I think John Paul Jones would have been the best option on bass.

YOU DID SAY FANTASY CONCERT!

opening act- George Carlin to warm up the crowd

1st up the G3 Tour with Joe Satriani, Duane Allman, and Jimi Hendrix with drummer Mike Mangini and bassist Jaco Pastorius.

2nd up Frank Zappa

3rd up Ronnie James Dio in his prime.

Headliner is complete Roadrunner United lineup doing the entire cd

[quote]DBCooper wrote:
NIN would be the opening act (NIN from about 1999-2000 after Reznor released “The Fragile”, the last great NIN album)

Rage Against the Machine would be the next act (from about 1996-1997, when the released “Evil Empire”)

After that, the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The headliner would be Led Zeppelin. I’m thinking Led Zeppelin from early 1971, when they were still really raw-sounding but not TOO raw and had maybe been working on stuff from the untitled 4th album but hadn’t released it yet, but had worked the material out enough to play Black Dog and When the Levee Breaks live.

Due to an unfortunate fist fight between Brad Wilke and Mitch Mitchell backstage, in which both of them broke both of their arms, John Bonham would have to sit in on drums for Rage and the Experience. Led Zeppelin’s multiple encores would feature Jimmy Page playing rhythm, Jimi Hendrix on lead guitar and Tom Morello making some weird noises with his guitar, Robert Plant still on vocals, John Paul Jones on a Fender Rhodes Piano and Tim Commerford on bass while covering NIN tunes.

That would be Fucking Awesome.

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That would be mind-blowing.

[quote]silverblood wrote:
YOU DID SAY FANTASY CONCERT!

opening act- George Carlin to warm up the crowd

1st up the G3 Tour with Joe Satriani, Duane Allman, and Jimi Hendrix with drummer Mike Mangini and bassist Jaco Pastorius.

2nd up Frank Zappa

3rd up Ronnie James Dio in his prime.

Headliner is complete Roadrunner United lineup doing the entire cd
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Carlin warming up the crowd! Holy shit. Well played.

Well, in order to get this part started right, you need a prime Richard Pryor (circa 1974) to work the crowd up into a frenzy.

I would want them to get into a party mood.

1st act: Bob Marley (1973-1980). He would help bide the time while vary illicit intoxicants get consumed. Oh, this concert would take place in a place with lax drug laws…

2nd act: The Ramones (1979). I mean really, 'nuff said.

3rd: Tool (2006)

Headliner: Metallica (I’m talkin 1986 Master of Puppets Metallica. A really, edgy pissed-off Metallica. A prime Metallica)

Or imagine this shit:

1: velvet underground (1967)
2: Ozzy (Diary of a Madman Ozzy)
3: Blck Sabbath (with Ronnie James Dio)

And as an encore, Dio is onstage jamming with Randy Rhodes. And they shred for a long fucking time!!

Red Hot Chili Peppers (playing nothing but shit from Blood, Sugar, Sex Magik and Mother’s Milk, and maybe Aeroplane and One Big Mob from One Hot Minute)

Headliner: James Brown, with Bootsy Collins on bass and Clyde Stubblefield on drums

  1. Guy Clark
  2. David Allan Coe
  3. Bob Dylan
  4. Johnny Cash

alternatively

  1. Bob Wayne
  2. .357 String band
  3. Those poor bastards
  4. Hank 3

Alternative #2

  1. Pantera
  2. Danzig
  3. Black Sabbath