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GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 04:58 PM
wow, that really could have sucked...

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/paul_mccartney_nearly_joined_them_crooked_vultures .html

amyzzz
05-06-2010, 05:00 PM
If by sucked, you mean ROCKED, then sure.

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 05:02 PM
no way McCartney could have rocked harder than JPJ... it would have been more watered-down & poppy

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-06-2010, 05:08 PM
we're talking about a bass player here. What function do you think JPJ serves in the band?

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 05:12 PM
if you have to ask, you just don't understand

MarkO
05-06-2010, 05:13 PM
if you have to ask, you just don't understand

I think YOU don't understand.

psycobetabuckdown
05-06-2010, 05:18 PM
They have John Paul Jones extended piano solos just to make sure people know he's important.

karecares
05-06-2010, 05:28 PM
So the Zep beat out the Beatle for the gig....

unit300021
05-06-2010, 05:29 PM
I do not understand why not have both? They both are genius musicians that both play multiple so they have could have had something like JPJ bass Macca Keys, then JPJ on that purple slide guitar and Macca Bass. An assortment of different varieties could have been made and then not use that 4th guy in the band.

shoegazer76
05-06-2010, 05:31 PM
That jam tangent they went off on was sweet.

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 05:31 PM
Dave Grohl's style of drumming is much more comparable to John Bonham than Ringo's or even McCartney's own... i'm not dissing McCartney as a bass player at all, but JPJ has a much more aggressive style that lends itself much better to TCV's overall rock sound. it still could have been "good," but definitely wouldn't have been as hard.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-06-2010, 05:32 PM
if you have to ask, you just don't understand

You're right, I don't understand the imaginary collaborative songwriting process you seem to created in your head.

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 05:38 PM
You're right, I don't understand the imaginary collaborative songwriting process you seem to created in your head.

you made it sound as if JPJ was "just a bass player." having a different musician can greatly affect the overall sound of the music for very obvious reasons. Zeppelin always had a very aggressive and tight rhythm section, much like that of TCV.

as great as the Beatles obviously were, most of McCartney's solo work was crap by comparison. McCartney just doesn't have the edge that JPJ has...

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-06-2010, 05:42 PM
my point is that if Paul McCartney were in a band, playing bass, with Josh homme and Dave Grohl, his influence would not be enough to make their sound "watered down and poppy."

I get what you're saying, but I think you're allowing your hard-on for JPJ to affect rational thought.

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 05:46 PM
i don't have a hard-on for JPJ, i'd easily give up Zeppelin for the Beatles. but esp. knowing how McCartney works (his tyrannical attitude was a major wedge in the Beatles toward the end of their career), it's ridiculous to think that he wouldn't have played a major role in the songwriting process and thus affect the whole sound of the band.

unit300021
05-06-2010, 06:02 PM
Dave Grohl's style of drumming is much more comparable to John Bonham than Ringo's or even McCartney's own... i'm not dissing McCartney as a bass player at all, but JPJ has a much more aggressive style that lends itself much better to TCV's overall rock sound. it still could have been "good," but definitely wouldn't have been as hard.

That is because Bonham was a major influence of Grohl, but i think thats a well known fact.

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 06:04 PM
That is because Bonham was a major influence of Grohl, but i think thats a well known fact.

which is exactly why it makes much more sense to have JPJ instead of Paul...

MassonaBlackEyes
05-06-2010, 06:41 PM
also jpj is a million times better than paul

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 06:43 PM
also jpj is a million times better than paul

even i won't openly admit to this... Paul is a fucking phenomenal bass player (and overall musician/songwriter), but i think he would've been completely wrong for TCV

MassonaBlackEyes
05-06-2010, 06:46 PM
even i won't openly admit to this... Paul is a fucking phenomenal bass player (and overall musician/songwriter), but i think he would've been completely wrong for TCV

musically jpj is the better one, and for a band like TCV you gotta go with the man who knows hard rock and blues

songwriter obviously goes to macca

psycobetabuckdown
05-06-2010, 06:53 PM
I like how we're arguing 2-month old news about hypothetical situations.

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 06:57 PM
true.

MassonaBlackEyes
05-06-2010, 07:04 PM
jpj is the better man

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 07:31 PM
jpj is the better man

...for the band, yes, but i wouldn't say so in general. but i've never met either one of them...

MassonaBlackEyes
05-06-2010, 07:37 PM
...for the band, yes, but i wouldn't say so in general. but i've never met either one of them...

jpj

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 08:16 PM
see, Maddona'sBlackEye has the hard-on here...

MassonaBlackEyes
05-06-2010, 08:31 PM
for the greatest bass player to ever

GaragePoet
05-06-2010, 08:43 PM
to ever blank?

MassonaBlackEyes
05-06-2010, 08:45 PM
to ever blank?

it was so hard to pick one thing

i left it open ended

anonimouse
05-06-2010, 10:02 PM
why cant we catch em all like pokémon?

rasooli
05-11-2010, 12:22 AM
JPJ works better for TCV than PM. End of story.

jusbcus25
05-11-2010, 09:32 PM
I glad the band is the way it is. PM is great but TCV would not sound the same way and that would be a shame. I love this album the way it is.

superfiction
05-11-2010, 10:18 PM
way to start this thread about 6 months after this quote came out!!!!! you are so on top of things