This is my band. I hope none of them refusing to wear shiny leather jackets and tight pants.
DRUMS: BUDDY MILES
A totally underrated artist. He had a great funk-soul beat that could give any song (any!) a sweeter and sexier sound. Just to mention an example, most of the songs played at the Fillmore by Band of Gypsys, have the heavenly backing vocals by Buddy, adding a beautiful atmosphere to Hendrix´s sound. His first solo release (“Them Changes”) showed how complete Buddy was; drummer, composer, singer.
Last but not least, a great presence on stage. 140kg of swing, with a classy and curly afro on top. Lovely.
BASS: JACK BRUCE
Jack, the silent one that stood on Clapton´s side during the Cream era. A virtuous bass player, hell of a singer, and what´s best: He managed to shine onstage, without leaving his bandmates behind. A guy who lives for the team: Goalkeeping, stopping rival´s players, generating the escence of the game and even scoring at the last minute. A guy who after the game has finished, and having scored four times, declares shyly looking at the grass: “Well, we have great players and our victory is because we are a great team”.
Put him as a bass player, a singer, a rythm guitar player, organ... He´ll do wonderfully.
GUITAR PLAYER: MICK JONES
The glamorous guy in the Clash. Another underrated musician, that stood out in the last stage of the band. Pop, punk, hip hop, disco; nothing escapes from Jones´s hands. He doesn´t make any guitar solos because there´s no need! He has the perfect guitar player mix: Mick´s a creative rock and roll riff-maker with a touch of pop music in every note. Great backing vocals, also. Could make a great counterpoint with any strong lead singer.
Some people would say “Jones´s a better listener than composer” because of his astonishing ability to adapt properly to any trendy music sounding on the radio, but I don´t mind.
Jones, you´re in my band. Teach us the way, and we´ll follow.
LEAD SINGER: JON SPENCER
A (blues) explosion! He can scream and whisper almost at the same time. Spencer squeezes his vocals skills and gets all the juice from it: Cocky rock tunes, country-like songs, funky/hip-hop rimes; all of it, with a sexy rock and roll feeling.
One of the last musicians that still believes in rock music. A loyal soldier that jumps onstage to win every battle.
The Elvis Presley of my generation. And don´t make me start talking about his hairy sideburns, please.
MANAGER: ED GOODGOLD
He was the guy that put “Sha Na Na” on Woodstock. Is he still alive? I really need his phone!
PRODUCER: PHIL SPECTOR
If we manage to leave all kinds of weapons outside the studio, I would love this guy to produce my album.