My Fantasy Band - Bianca Casady, CocoRosie
'Michael Jackson's sense of rhythm was amazing'
Friday 16 July 2010
Vocals - Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton's singing, presence and charm would be great for the lead singer. I adore her acting and her older songs from the Seventies such as "I Will Always Love You", and "Jolene".
Cello - Arthur Russell
He is one of my favourite musicians and I've never seen any footage of him live so I'd be really curious to see what he could do.
Drums - Michael Jackson
His sense of rhythm was amazing and he was an incredible beatboxer, too, so I'm sure he could have played the drums. He would go to the origins of beatbox.
Synth - Erik Satie
I'm not really fond of the guitar so let's have Erik Satie the French composer and pianist instead. Let's have him on the synth though, not piano. He made really melancholic and minimal piano arrangements.
Poetry - Arthur Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud could be the lyricist as well as performing poetry. Not doing "spoken word", but just performing poetry as part of the group. He is one of my favourite poets.
Dancer - Leigh Bowery
He was super futuristic but kind of timeless. I don't think of what he did as being really Eighties in any way. He's kind of otherworldly. I think this collection is pretty perfect.
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