If you had a band...

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The Zine Superhero

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10th May 2004 at 8:52 pm

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For those who do not currently have a band or do solo performances:

What genre would you be in? Solo or in a band, and called what? Influences? Cover versions you'd do if you had to do a 10 song cover album?

I'd be in a good rock group, called Boo Hoo Betty (my two nicknames a couple of years ago were "Boo Hoo" and "Betty" - don't ask).

Influences would be Pixies, Placebo, LostProphets, Ash, Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, early Idlewild.

Cover versions:

Broken Face: Pixies
Paint It Black: Rolling Stones
Ziggy Stardust: David Bowie
Burn Burn: Lostprophets
Where is Charlie Brown?: Mercury Tilt Switch
LSF: Kasabian
Bigmouth Strikes Again: The Smiths
Come Home: Placebo
Envy: Ash
Hey Ya!: Outkast (I'd love to do a rock version of this, sort of Lostprophets meets Sex Pistols meets Placebo sound do it. I reckon it could work really, really well).
Love. Bang. Crash. Wakka, Wakka, Bam Thwok.


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10th May 2004 at 9:25 pm

i would be in a band, well not a conventional band with just guitars and drums, but members who can play various instrumentation... the name would probably change each album, so every album is a self-titled debut. (this is because i would make albums based on specific feelings, moods or musical concepts and i would want the title to reflect that without the band name distracting from the concept)

but it would be kinda spacey-proggy-electronicy-rocky music.... with hints of jazz.

influences: pink floyd, radiohead, mogwai, miles davis, other random stuff ive heard and stuck in my head...
pink floyd - atom heart mother (that would probably take up the whole cd, but meh..)
jimi hendrix - red house
nine inch nails - the day the world went away
beck - diskobox
ELO - mr blue sky
moloko - familiar feeling
a radiohead song.. undecided which one. maybe how to disappear completely or everything in its right place.
opeth - deliverance
eels - dog faced boy/thats not really funny
10 songs already? cant i squeeze in the obligatory wish you were here - pink floyd?

Edited by Will May 2004


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10th May 2004 at 10:48 pm

Topper - Dismantling a person is sometimes necessary...

Dismantling a person is sometimes necessary...

I wouldn't be in a band, probably just try and produce some weirdy beardy electro.

So, genre wise, I'd say breakbeat/electronica.

I'd love to do remixes of certain tracks:

Idioteque- Radiohead.
Da Funk- Daft Punk
Block Rockin' Beats- The Chemical Brothers.
Song For Lindy- Fatboy Slim
Where's Jack the Ripper- Grooverider.
Phlange Phace- Aphex Twin.
Alive- Beastie Boys.
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots- Flaming Lips
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10th May 2004 at 10:55 pm

Hobbes - the hoopiest of all the froods

the hoopiest of all the froods

If I had a band we'd rule the world. That is all that I need to say.
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Albi The Racist Dragon

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11th May 2004 at 4:25 pm

Albi The Racist Dragon -

I'm in a sort of semi-band, in that we never seem to get anything done except individually, but it might work. At the moment it's called Piccadilly Fellowship, but I change my mind quite a lot, it was going to be Acid Fish Fellowship for ages.

Influences - New Order, Depeche Mode from 1989, Radiohead, Pixies

I'll get back to you on the covers.



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11th May 2004 at 5:34 pm

Tired/Happy -

If I was in a band, we'd probably be pretty slutty... and play grunge/indie stuff.

When we got really big, we'd let masses of plastic balls down on the crowd, and turn the place into a giant ball pool. And we'd have bubbles... and seamonkeys...
Not too sure about the music side of things, though.
"Sometimes people don't build walls to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to tear them down."
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13th May 2004 at 1:01 pm

Silvan - Aurals Velupide!

Aurals Velupide!

I'd be in a rock/dance/electronica/funk kind of thing with possibly a few earthy, spacey sounds.

Influences: The Egg, some Pink Floyd, some Ozric Tentacles, Leftfield, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Orb.

^Will probably add more to that sometime.

As for covers, well I'd have to have a good think about that.
What can I say? I did it all for the Wookies.


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13th May 2004 at 6:44 pm

Penfold - The thinker

The thinker

I'd love to be in a kind of old rocky sounding group like The Who. Or something heavy, maybe.

Influences The Who, hurricane party and everything else i've ever listened to.

Boris the spider - The Who

and erm...........um...........i'll have to think about the rest.......
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14th May 2004 at 4:42 pm

Rose - A very attractive man. Not me. Him.

A very attractive man. Not me. Him.

if i was in a band we'd play all different kinds of music and people would get confused at our gigs because we refused to get pigeon-holed into music genres dammit. i would play piano and do bv's mmm covers....

hallelujah - originally leonard cohen i think but listen to rufus wainwright for a good version
you got me - the kinks
all the young dudes - mott the hoople
dragon attack - queen
the philosophers song - monty python
teenage dream - t-rex
while my guitar gently weeps - the beatles
diamond dogs - david bowie
citizen erased - muse
filthy/gorgeous - scissor sisters
Anton Chekhov - Smash Hits

The Zine Superhero

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15th May 2004 at 12:19 am

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Velouria - The Pixies

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