Culture

Monday Morning Roundtable: Supergroups

sound city

This week, the Heave staff was asked:

Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players are the latest rock supergroup to emerge. What would be your ultimate musical supergroup?

Quinn McGee

Mine already exists, and they release an album every year. They’re called Kidz Bop. You know it’s a hardcore supergroup because of the “z.” Only people who don’t play by the rules use a “z” where the Oxford English Dictionary clearly calls for an “s.”

Josh Watkins

Queens of the Stone Age already exists, but any respectable fantasy-supergroup involves Prince, David Byrne, Milan Kundera, John Cusack, myself and the RZA.

Tim Munroe

Marissa Paternoster on guitar, Matt Helders on drums, Jesse Keeler on bass, and Ben Bridwell singing would make for some big songs.

Ben Kessell

I don’t have to think very hard about this one at all. Amy Dittmeier, Alto & Bass Guitar and Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Tenor & Rhythm Guitar. I’d be Baritone and Lead Guitar, of course. We’d round it out with the Lord Jesus Christ on Drums and then probably a pink elephant on keyboards. Groups like this are what the label “progressive rock” was made for.

Amy Dittmeier

Real life? Them Crooked Vultures. Fake life? I’d love to see Dethklok team up with Pickles’ band.

Cory Clifford

The Halo Benders (Doug Martsch from Built To Spill and Calvin Johnson from Beat Happening).

Joe Anderson

My musical supergroup consists of one man and already happened: Meatloaf.

Meghan Bongartz

We’ve already seen the Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child reunite within the past year; how much more super could we possibly ask for? Unless, of course, they combined their powers of pop music. World, make it happen.

Dominick Mayer

James Murphy rearranging the melodies and standing in as the frontman of Electric Six. The pelvic thrusting could not possibly be contained by any mortal means.