Sunday, May 4, 2008

Rock Revival's Top Ten Supergroups of all Time

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My ultimate supergroup would have to be something like, Brian Auger on Hammond Organ, Santana on Guitar, David Coverdale on Vocals, Billy Sheehan on Bass and (just screw everbody up) Art Blakey on drums......... here's the real thing

1. Bad Company

Paul Rodgers (Free)
Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople)
Boz Burrell (King Crimson)
Simon Kirke (Free)

2. Cream

Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)
Jack Bruce (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, Graham Bond Organisation)
Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation)

3. Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young)
David Crosby (The Byrds)
Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield)
Graham Nash (The Hollies)
Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)

4. Blind Faith

Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, The Dirty Mac)
Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation, Cream)
Steve Winwood (Traffic, The Spencer Davis Group)
Ric Grech (Family)

5. Derek and the Dominos

Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream, The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith)
Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band)
Bobby Whitlock (Delaney & Bonnie and Friends)
Carl Radle (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
Jim Gordon (Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, Gene Clark, The Byrds)

6. Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Keith Emerson (The Nice)
Greg Lake (King Crimson)
Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster)

7. Traveling Wilburys
George Harrison (The Beatles)
Bob Dylan
Tom Petty (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra)
Roy Orbison

8. Damn Yankees
Ted Nugent
Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Jack Blades (Night Ranger)
Michael Cartellone

9. Down
Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual)
Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity)
Kirk Windstein (Crowbar)
Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual)
Rex Brown (Pantera)

10. Velvet Revolver
* Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)
* Slash (Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit)
* Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, The Gentlemen, The Fartz)
* Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Hawk, The Cult)
* Dave Kushner (Wasted Youth)

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rockandrollguru said...

Outstanding list!! You totally rocked this one.

Steven said...

suprised you have Damn Yankees listed but not Oysterhead??

Les Claypool-Primus
Trey Anastasio-Phish
Stewart Copeland- The Police

Anonymous said...

Oysterhead had the talent, but *not* the material! Thus, it made good sense not to include them in this list.

The Mad Hatter said...

No idea how Bad Company was better than CSNY and all those Clapton bands....

Also, what about Temple of the Dog? Or the Traveling Wilburys? And a huge omission of Band of Gypsys. And I second the Oysterhead motion, those guys had some sick material.