Friday, November 04, 2005

Dream It You Dreamers


I had an epiphany this morning while I was enjoying a fruit smoothie after an invigorating jazzercise class. How gay does that sound? Some of you are actually wondering if I did jazzercise, aren't you? Well just between you and me, I didn't, but I did have a fruit smoothie. The whole jazzercise thing was just an attempt at a cheap laugh.
Anyway, if you had the power for one night to reunite or resurrect one band for one show in your hometown, who would it be?
Would you bring back Elvis Presley?
Would you reunite New Kids on The Block?
So bloggers, who would it be. Make your musical dreams come true.


Well, my answer is Guns N Roses. I would love to reunite the original band and see them perform all their shit in one rocking night. It would be awesome.

43 comments:

Katina Cloud said...

Are they all still alive and haven't over dosed or anything?

I loved Guns N Roses back in the day...LoL

Nothing wrong with a guy doing jazzercise...there is this one and only guy who is in my aerobics class every Tuesday and Thursday...LoL. Good entry.

Andraste said...

There was a band in Boston in the 80's called Scruffy the Cat. I would get them together if I could. Not likely, as at least two of them hate each other with the white hot intensity of a thousand hells... Too bad. They were amazing.

Of big, national or international acts? hmmm.... Oh, I got one:

The JAM!

mrshife said...

Yes, nutty, I think most of the originals are still alive. But it doesn't matter because you have the power to bring them back from the dead if you have to.
Do they still do jazzercise?

Jon said...

Tough question. I'm with you on GNR. I'd say either Jimi Hendrix or Led Zeppelin. Either one is part resurrection, part reuniting.
Just reuniting? The Chaos A.D> era lineup of Sepultura.

Katina Cloud said...

You're nuts.

The Scarlett said...

The Doors. But, since Jim Morrison died in 1971 at age 27, I'm going to say that I want my powers to make the band members (including the living ones) to return to their prime.

I'd give Jim Morrison a smoothie (and that sounded vaguely pornographic).

Ginny said...

It'd have to be Pink Floyd. Without Syd. I would die to go to that concert.

mrshife said...

Yes Scarlett it did.
And dream it you dreamer.

Luke said...

Cheap laugh worked with me!

Vince said...

GNR might just be the ultimate pick.

I want Tom Petty to reunite with the Heartbreakers. Final answer. I'm telling you, put on "Here Comes my Girl" and panties drop. Get those guys to play it live in concert, and the possibilities are endless.

mrshife said...

But can you imagine the amount of skank (I apologize to all females who are offended by the previously mentioned word but I am having guy talk with Vince) that would be at a GNR concert. And drunk skank at that.
You are right though about the panties dropping. Maybe we can get Tom Petty and GNR to play together, and then holy shit, who knows what would happen.

Fiona said...

I'd bring back the Beatles. That's it. That's all I've got.

cher said...

no question. cool and the gang.

mrshife said...

Fiona -- I am shocked, and still shocked at your selection. I would have never seen that coming. Very shocking.

Cher -- We are going to celebrate and have a good time.

Dirk the Feeble said...

I would love to reunite the greatest band to ever touch an instrument, Ace Of Base. I SAW THE SIGN!

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angel, jr. said...

I would have to say ABBA, or did they ever break up? Just something to think about.
I joined a jazzercise class once because my cousin Sue promised it would be fun. Wasn't fun, I keep missing a beat, had no idea what direction they were going and I got fatter, if that is possible.

Max said...

The one. The only. The incomparable 2 Skinnee J's.

Those guys rocked my world, and put on three of the best live shows I ever saw. If I could get them together to play a show in my backyard, that would be amazing.

totolehero said...

the beatles or bob marley and the wailers..

i saw the wailers last summer and it blew my mind.. it was awesome !!

Scottish Toodler said...

So many bands... Elvis? The Beatles? Zeppelin? Then there's Miss Billie Holiday, Peter Tosh, Sarah Vaughan. But I have to say, honestly, I'd probably pick Zeppelin. They have been with me musically as long as I can remember. PS-- I DID laugh at Jazzercise, and I did wonder... hehehehe

Father of 3 said...

Shife... good question... The Beach Boys. All alive and healthy.

Phats said...

This is a good questions! It would rock to have the gogo's all back together rocking out right? Hmm The beach boys that was a good choice, but I am afraid I am going to be lame. My choice would be Garth Brooks. Yes he retired and makes appearances every now and then, but his music was AWESOME I wish he'd come out of retirement, or do a duets album with Trisha

Beo said...

I would want to reuinite Nirvana. I was going to see them for the first time at the second Lalapalloza tour when it came to the Manchester (Tweeter) center or the old Great Woods as it used to be called.

I was all about Nirvana back in the day, so that would be extra sweet to have them all together again. Ah, to dream.

mrshife said...

Armaedes -- I have spent many cruel summers waiting for their return.

Max -- I am not familiar with you band. I will have to do some research.

Phats -- I wouldn't have pegged you as a country fan, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Beo -- Excellent choice.

T. Leach said...

Hey, andraste. Did Scruffy the Cat do Moons of Jupiter? I used to love those ... cats.

Be a shame to waste this on a band that didn't have a dead person in it, so ... I'll go with Keith Moon and The Who--provided they don't try to play that Pinball Wizard-shit.

the duck said...

Duh... Beatles. I realize it's the easy pick, but I would love to see them sans thousands of screaming teenage girls. That would be the best. With an opening act of Ray Charles. Heck yeah. Oh yeah, and they would all sound like they were in their prime, with their entire catalogs to choose from.

DaMasta said...

NSYNC, fo' sho'.

cher said...

Arm! HAHAHA! perfect! they could sing all that she wants is another baby to me personally!

phat's i laughed when you just called her trisha. you're on a first name basis i see...lol!

on a serious note, i have to agree... Nirvana. Even just once, in a small setting.

Andraste said...

Yeah, t.leach, that was they. Earlier stuff was amazing...I missed most of their earliest gigs because I hadn't turned 21 yet (damn those stupid puritanical blue laws), but once I was in...I was in every freakin' weekend.

Boom-boom-boom Bingo and High-octane revival were Brill!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say 2Pac for this one no question about it the all out king of lyics...

LBseahag said...

If G-n-R is booked in Boise that day, I want Trixter to make a comeback...
jersey boys are hot.

Scribble Garden said...

Well, first off, hello mrshife! Fabulous site. Second, I am going to have to go with a very cliche answer, but nevertheless, it is my answer, no holds barred. I would have to second Fiona and see the Beatles. Then, if I'm feeling especially feisty, I might see the Presidents of the US circa 1996 (not present day), just to hear Kitty and Peaches. w00t!

Phats said...

So just curious, what kind of music did you peg me for? Please don't say gospel!

Design Goddess said...

there was a guy who used to karaoke Paradise City EVERY NIGHT at this bar my friend and I went to back in the day. But oh man was he bad! He had NO musical ability whatsoever but thought he actually was Axl and rocked the joint!

He even had his own GNR Karaoke CD!!!

SuperSpyGal said...

Oh wow.....this is so hard, I can't pick just one..The Eagles..no...Pink Floyd....no....Led Zeppelin...ughh...how bout if I can wish for one HUGE concert and bring them all back together as ONE band??....LOL

cher said...

upon further thought, i'd also like queen to come back and the steve miller band

Terence said...

The Ghostbusters.

If I could just watch their pyrotechnic light show just one more time before I die, I'd be a happy man.

But if the boys in grey aren't availalbe, probably the Smashing Pumpkins

Denise said...

GNR would be a great reunion....except for Axl's new look. Yuck! WTF was he thinking?

mrshife said...

Phats -- I have no idea, but I guess I wouldn't have picked country. Anyway you should be busy blogging now that Purdue finally won again.

Phats said...

Ahh yes you are right my friend we FINALLY won the football gods smiled on us!

missy said...

Beatles, Jackson 5, Stone Temple Pilots and Nirvana for me!

jamwall said...

i overdosed on hair band hair once..

Phats said...

you didn't go on Blog Strike did you, I am not sure I, or the blog world could take that!