Its definitely a slow news day in the Times, as they’re running a fantasy band, with the following rules:
“No more than two dead people for the starting five; No more than one person from one band (players in crossover bands are allowed); Each band must have a name and a short explanation as to why this is the best band ever. This is not a list of the best musicians – this is the best band as a unit working effectively together”
Band Name: Red Drum – I’m sure this band would be kicking! They’d all hate Kozelek, as he’d be constantly moaning about his monitor/ the air conditioning etc, but he’d be great on backing vocals. The trumpet breaks with Miles would be hard to resist!
Tom Waits – Vocals/ Piano
Mark Kozelek – Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Kim Deal – Bass/ Backing Vocals (this was the only no brainer in my book!).
Miles Davis – Trumpet
John Bonham – Drums (I resisted Phil Collins, but was tempted!)
Feel free to add your own fantasy band below!