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Why Vella’s Cauliflowers are the best band in the world…ever

Today in the newspaper, a bunch of writers have selected their dream bands, their musical five-a-sides, so to speak. The rules for selection were simple: one front person, drummer and bass player and two others; No more than two dead …

Tue, Oct 12, 2010, 11:33

   

Today in the newspaper, a bunch of writers have selected their dream bands, their musical five-a-sides, so to speak.

The rules for selection were simple: one front person, drummer and bass player and two others; No more than two dead people for the starting five; No more than one person from one band (players in crossover bands are allowed); Each band must have a name and a short explanation as to why this is the best band ever. This is not a list of the best musicians – this is the best band as a unit working effectively together

My band, Vella’s Cauliflowers, features Ella Fitzgerald on vocals, the mighty Elvin Jones on drums, Tina Weymouth on bass, Steve Cropper at the guitar and Flying Lotus doing other stuff. Now, that’s a line-up I’d happily pay Ticketmaster fees to see.

If you want to tell us what you think of the selections or give us the line-up for your dream combo, head over to Laurence’s blog to have your say.