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What Paul-led supergroups would you like to see?

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Last post 21/10/2012

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      So it popped into my head earlier today that it would be awesome if Paul were to start a side project band with some other famous musicians aka Traveling Wilburys. Anyway this is the band I would like to see. (Don't take this two seriously it's just a bit of fun)

      Paul McCartney: Vocals and bass guitar
      Prince: Lead Guitar
      Elvis Costello: Rhythm Guitar
      Dave Grohl: Drums

      Prince might be a hard person to keep in check admittedly! There's A LOT of ego in this band so they would all have to have a few lead vocals each to keep them happy!

      Er, anyway what do you think? and what musicians would you like to see team up with Paul?

        Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Zak Starkey

          How about Jeff Lynne? He is so freakin' talented! (just watched his special on VH1 Classics where they interview Paul & Ringo, among others)

            Paul McCartney - bass
            Billy Corgan - guitar
            Beck Hanson - 2nd guitar
            Dave Grohl - drums

            Great thing is they are all multi- instrumentalists and outstanding writers. Would be the coolest band on earth.

            I think Billy Corgan is one of the unsung genius' still around.

              Paul - Bass, Vocals
              Neil Finn - Keyboard
              Jeff Lynne - Lead Guitar
              Max Weinberg - Drums
              Elvis Costello - Rhythm Guitar

              And they all wrote the songs together like the Wilbury's

                Rockestra

                  How about this one:

                  Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass
                  Charlie Watts: Drums
                  Pete Townsend: Guitar
                  Jools Holland: Keyboard

                    Here's 3 different super combo's

                    Paul
                    Eric Clapton
                    Jeff Lynne
                    Barry Gibb
                    Ringo

                    I know with Ringo in there people will call it a quasi Beatles reunion but so be it. It is a supergroup and Ringo is a super drummer.

                    or alternately

                    Paul
                    Mark Knopfler
                    Pete Townsend
                    Elton John
                    Phil Collins

                    and another group I fantasized about when I was much younger. I thought it would be a brilliant combination -

                    Paul
                    Agnetha Faltskog
                    Anni-Frid Lyngstad
                    Bjorn Ulvaeus
                    Benny Andersson

                    Yes that's right Paul joins ABBA and call it PABBA.

                      Paul McCartney Bass Vocals
                      Neil Finn Guitar Harmony Vocals
                      Noel Gallagher Guitar Harmony Vocals
                      Jools Holland Piano
                      Dave Grohl Drums

                        steveramon:Paul McCartney Bass Vocals
                        Neil Finn Guitar Harmony Vocals
                        Noel Gallagher Guitar Harmony Vocals
                        Jools Holland Piano
                        Dave Grohl Drums

                        Great line-up. However, Dave Grohl should share in the vocal duties.

                          Apollo C. Vermouth:Here's 3 different super combo's

                          Paul
                          Eric Clapton
                          Jeff Lynne
                          Barry Gibb
                          Ringo

                          I know with Ringo in there people will call it a quasi Beatles reunion but so be it. It is a supergroup and Ringo is a super drummer.

                          or alternately

                          Paul
                          Mark Knopfler
                          Pete Townsend
                          Elton John
                          Phil Collins

                          and another group I fantasized about when I was much younger. I thought it would be a brilliant combination -

                          Paul
                          Agnetha Faltskog
                          Anni-Frid Lyngstad
                          Bjorn Ulvaeus
                          Benny Andersson

                          Yes that's right Paul joins ABBA and call it PABBA.

                          I like your first two lineups.

                            None.

                            "Supergroups" are over-rated. You can't force a band dynamic. It has to happen organically. Look at that disastrous supergroup created by Mick Jagger. Absolute joke. They released an album -- called, embarrassingly, "SuperHeavy" I think, or maybe that was the group's name -- to near universal disdain. And then dropped off the radar completely.

                            Paul has had 2 excellent groups. But his best solo work was done alone (or nearly alone). McCartney. Ram. McCartney II. Fireman. Chaos and Creation.

                            If he brings in studio musicians for his next album that would be fine, too. But no supergroups. Yuk.

                              Apollo C. Vermouth:

                              Paul
                              Agnetha Faltskog
                              Anni-Frid Lyngstad
                              Bjorn Ulvaeus
                              Benny Andersson

                              Yes that's right Paul joins ABBA and call it PABBA.

                              Their first singles could be "Dancing Queen Tonight" b/w "Another Town Another Train Another Day" and "Only Mamma Mia Knows" b/w "Under Cover Attack".

                                The Vegetarians

                                Vocals, Bass & Band-leader - Paul McCartney
                                Vocals - Morrissey
                                Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals - Prince
                                Lead guitar - Brian May
                                Drums - Charlie Watts
                                Keyboard - Roger Hodgson

                                Johnny Marr - additional guitar and director of guitars.

                                  Paul McCartney
                                  Keith Richards
                                  Brian May
                                  Ringo Starr
                                  John Fogerty
                                  Jeff Lynne
                                  Jimmy Page

                                  Love doris

                                    al Sabah:

                                    Apollo C. Vermouth:

                                    Paul
                                    Agnetha Faltskog
                                    Anni-Frid Lyngstad
                                    Bjorn Ulvaeus
                                    Benny Andersson

                                    Yes that's right Paul joins ABBA and call it PABBA.

                                    Their first singles could be "Dancing Queen Tonight" b/w "Another Town Another Train Another Day" and "Only Mamma Mia Knows" b/w "Under Cover Attack".

                                    This would make a good Aussie market single Bang-A-Boomerang b/w Ode to a Koala Bear

                                    Here's some more Paul/ABBA collaborations:

                                    Pretty Little Head Over Heels
                                    I'll Give You A Ring Ring
                                    Ballroom Dancing Queen
                                    Our Last Summer's Day Song
                                    Ram On And On And On
                                    Beware My Love, My Life

                                    What are some other Paul/ ABBA tracks people can come up with ?

                                      hehehehe....

                                      I think a really good supergroup for Paul would be with:

                                      1. Jeff Lynne, of course (still love Flaming Pie-in fact, still think the Jeff produced tracks are some of Paul's best. Listening to Long Wave and Kisses on the Bottom show that both men have been finding some inspiration in the past before they became fab.

                                      2. Neil Finn of Crowded House. Neil Finn manages to cast his own New Zealand spin on the Beatlesque without sounding derivative like Oasis, which to me is like REO Speedwagon on a speeded up Revolver album; on the other hand, many of Neil's songs are haunting, cosmic and lyrical. However, Neil suffers from staying in the same tempo often and a little lilt and belt from Paul could benefit both.

                                      3. Roland Orzabal (hope I spelled it write) of Tears for Fears. another great songwriter who has delved into his angst with soulful pop, with a just enough fab trippiness. His last album "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" makes him a suitable candidate for the group.

                                      I hate to sound obvious but a collobaration with Julian Lennon on one track would be a dream. Julian's voice has only gotten better over the years specially with his last overlooked album. Julian sang once on a footstool alongside Tears, "Stand by Me" so it would be wonderful to reprise that track with the supergroup switching out lines.