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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by OrangePaul » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:47 pm

Wendigo wrote:Keith Richards.
:lol:
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by OrangePaul » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:50 pm

Mick Tucker...
I'd have him in my band for a one off gig :)
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by Van Cleef » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:12 am

Bon Scott
Ian Curtis
Duane Allman
Leonard Cohen :lol:


anyone but Jeff Buckley

maybe Tim Buckley - his dad was infinitely more interesting
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by chuckbat1 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:59 pm

Stevie Ray
Jimi
Duane Allman
Dime
Robert Johnson
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by a.hun » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:56 pm

OrangePaul wrote:
Wendigo wrote:Keith Richards.
:lol:
Yeah, good one. :lol:
Some of us have been calling them the 'Strolling Bones' for long enough. (Saying that as more a Stones man than a Beatles man too.)

Anyway, FZ for me.


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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by Randy Bass » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:53 pm

A few more greats that haven't yet been mentioned:

Phil Lynott
Ronnie Van Zant
Paul Kossoff
Steve Marriott

and some more Zombies:

Eric Clapton
Carlos Santana
Alex Lifeson
Dickey Betts
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by RickenBangler » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:27 pm

Tango wrote:Amy Winehouse, Strummer, DeeDee & Joey Ramone.
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I would add Stuart Adamson to that list...

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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by mr_william » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:18 pm

Randy Bass wrote: Phil Lynott
george harrison too!
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by doomedfuzz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:52 pm

I think the best way to answer this would be to consider which one died before their creative peak. I mean Zappa, Lennon, Moon, were all past their creative peaks and don't say Lennon's Double Fantasy was an example of great creative work, it was good but not great. Zappa hadn't done anything great in years prior to his death. With that criteria it is still really a tough thing to decide, I'd have to say:

Buddy Holly
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin

Hard to argue that any of those artists still had their best work ahead of them. Buddy was just hitting his stride and most likely would have been a major force in recording technology and guitar playing. Janis and Jimi, both had huge blues careers ahead of them and were young enough to still be finding themselves - would have been a great journey to watch. Might not have evolved how we think it might have, but it might have been better, who knows.

Now artist who may not have given us much more than they did but were just peaking at times of their death's and would be interesting to watch include:

Layne Stayley - had he gotten clean, AIC could have been one of the biggest bands on the planet. But he needed Jerry Cantrell, Mad Season is good but not great.

Bon Scott - AC/DC probably would have followed a career track similar to what they did, but it would have been fun with Bon

Randy Rhoads - the big unknown, he was rumored to be quitting the Ozzy band and going off on a classical guitar journey. Had he done that, I doubt we'd be talking about him like we do today. But we may have also gotten some more work with Ozzy which would have been incredible. I mean come on, Bark at the Moon is really a horrible record.

Then you have the support players in bands (major contributions though) and while I would have liked to see these folks live as I was a big fan of them, not sure if their contributions would have changed much for their respective bands or careers. In fact, had Burton lived, I don't Metallica would have been as big as they became - they took a path that most likely would not have been one they would have taken with Cliff.

Cliff Burton -- see comment above
Keith Moon -- The Who were passed their peak when he passed
John Bonham -- Zeppelin were past their peak as well
Brian Jones -- The Stones were actually better after he passed, their best material was the Mick Taylor era
Dimebag -- big fan, great guy (knew in passing as he was local) but was not breaking any new ground later in his career. Damageplan wasn't really that great and the last two Pantera albums were just OK.
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by Van Cleef » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:35 am

duane diede in a motorcycle crash when he was what... 24? and he could already outplay just about everybody mentioned in this thread...

i believe he was just warming up too :(
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by Randy Bass » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:16 am

Van Cleef wrote:duane diede in a motorcycle crash when he was what... 24? and he could already outplay just about everybody mentioned in this thread...

i believe he was just warming up too :(
+1

It was really the same story with Berry Oakley. He was already one of the best ever and had his whole life ahead of him.

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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by OrangeJuicer » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:14 am

1. Jimi Henrix
2. Bon Scott
3. John Bonham
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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by CarbonToe. » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:23 pm

Mick Ronson

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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by Alex Sheeny » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:49 pm

Robert Johnson, Hendrix & Duane Allman. That's enough.

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Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Post by Van Cleef » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:37 pm

good call on phil lynott - i was listening to some TL last night - damn they were good...
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