Bring back one famous artist from the dead.

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by moody, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    What about Bowie? He might be interesting, but I think he might have achieved all he was going to in terms of his style and progression.
  2. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter

    Michael Jackson
  3. S☼I

    S☼I already bored

    Can I go back and kill Nickleback before they made any records?
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  4. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter


    Bob Marley..
    (I'm not sticking to 30 years...if John Lennon gets a pass)
  5. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    If time is no longer a restriction then what about people like Buddy Holly?
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  6. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Freddie mercury would be fucking cool
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  7. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter

    Oh yes.. :thumbs:
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  8. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    On reading the thread title I thought, ah, J.M.W.Turner, surely?

    Then I read the thread and went oh no not this.

    So GG Allin, for shits and giggles. Literally.
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  9. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    A caveman who was drawing on cave walls.
  10. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    In the last 30 years then I vote Freddie Mercury too.

    Over that then Elvis, just to see what he might have achieved in a Johnny Cash/Rik Rubin way
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  11. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I would love to hear how Jimi Hendrix's sound developed over a decent life span.
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  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    I wouldn't bring anyone back from the dead but I would clone Mick Hucknall and stage a pay-per-view Hucknall-on-Hucknall MMA deathmatch at Manchester arena.
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  13. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    Cliff Burton
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  14. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    adam yauch left a hole
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  15. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    I was thinking Ian Curtis but given that he made the decision to shuffle off this mortal coil himself, that probably wouldn't be such a good idea. Likewise Kurt. They might thank you for it but if they didn't you'd feel like a right tit. I'd love to know what Jimi Hendrix did next, too, and his death was an accident so I'll go for him. Basically rewrote the lead guitarists rulebook in his short life and was showing signs of going off into other areas/wanting to work with Miles Davis etc so that could've been incredible.
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  16. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Torsten Fenslau

    From 88 to 93 he was one of the most innovative names in German dance music. He released under a number of aliases in a variety of styles – underground house, techno and trance as Abfhart, LDC and others; plus cheesy euro-dance, most famously as Culture Beat (Mr Vain!). Then, at the height of his success in 1993, he died in a car crash.

    I’m curious where he’d have gone next. He might have gone down a cheesy euro-dance and rubbish trance path, or he might have gone down a more underground dance music path, or both, or, being the innovator he was, he might have made music that shifted some of the scenes he was involved with in directions they never went.

    So, yeah, I’ll have him back please.
  17. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Anyone mention Stanley Edwards?
  18. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to imagine Ian Curtis singing Loves Got The World In Motion while larking about with John Barnes and Keith Allen, but my brain can't quite compute it.
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  19. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Now I'm trying to imagine Elvis' '80s albums without the word 'inessential' being associated with them...
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  20. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    :D Yeah I think a few things might have panned out differently if he'd stuck around. We wouldn't have been burdened with Barney's shit lyrics and Dad dancing for a start.
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  21. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Love's Got The World In Motion (But Will Tear Us Apart) ?
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  22. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    I think it would have to be someone who was cut off in their prime after a short career rather than someone whose best work was behind them - like Iennon and presley.
    So agree with shouts for Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, Hendrix.
    Id like to add Malcolm Owen - singer in the Ruts. They were a great band, rooted in punk but clearly full of musical invention and potential who wrote a string of belting tracks in a very short career. Who knows what they would have gone on to do if he hadn't croaked?
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  23. Sea Star

    Sea Star this place is too unfriendly for me

    Do they come back with full brain function, or some level of zombification, or traumatised by being dead for so long? Also, I guess that they are cured of whatever killed them, otherwise it's gonna be a pretty short trip.
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  24. nyxx

    nyxx Well-Known Member

    Musicians, I’d second Freddie Mercury. Outside the 30 years mark, but, Janice Joplin left us way too early.

    Beyond musicians - it’s such a shame Octavia Butler died young. I’d love to read the books she might have written. I’d choose her over any other artist I can think of right now.
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  25. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Jim Morrison. Just so I could see The Doors live once. Then he’d have to die again (immediately after) so as to not ruin his legacy by becoming crap or turning into a massive embarrassment (such as doing an advert for butter, yes I’m talking about you Mr Rotten).
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  26. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    I'm still hopefully the real Billy Corgan will return alive and well and replace the bad Billy Corgan impersonator who took his place c.2001.
  27. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    These are important questions - also, are they going to eventually die again after they're brought back, or will they be returning as immortals? Could all go very badly wrong if an undead and unkillable Jimi Hendrix decides the world has to hear the 50 prog-rock albums he was working on during his decades in the netherworld...
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  28. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Jimmy Fernandez, bassist in the God Machine, who died in his 20s of a brain haemorrhage. 'Famous' is pushing it though. They only made two albums, both probably in my top 10 of all time. Biggest sound of any three-piece band I know of. They should have been bigger than Nirvana.
  29. RainbowTown

    RainbowTown Well-Known Member

    Me too. I'd hazard a guess and say he may've become far more politically and socially activated during the 80's (muscially) and then by the mid 90's settled into a more reclusive role, releasing records only periodically. But, yes, it would've been interesting to see how his life and career went fro 1980 onwards.

    Oh boy, what a loss to muisc he was. Arguably on a par with Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran in terms of age and potential. His lyric writing is absolutely incredible, I think. Quite unlike anyone else of his generation. Deep, tortuous, complex and poetic, but shot through with beauty and strangeness too. And all this by the time he was 23.

    Hendrix was so far ahead of the curve that for me he still sounds like the future. As a guitar GIANT, there's no one to touch him and never will be. Everyone since has been trying to play catch up.

    I'd have him back in a nano-flash, no question about that, but at least he checked out with a masterpiece ( *Blackstar* ) and that's some consolation.

    If we're talking the past 30 years, then for me it has to be Prince, George Michael and Jaco Pastorius, one of THE greatest bass players ever. But dead at 35.
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  30. Sea Star

    Sea Star this place is too unfriendly for me

    I saw them live, supporting the Jesus and Mary chain, and on the back of that bought every record by them I could get my hands. Really thought they were going to be huge too.

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