Saturday, September 3, 2011

No. 1 Picks for Fantasy Band Draft: Mia Zapata, Jake Burns and more

Mia Zapata (courtesy photo)
By Cat and Andy

In honor of the fantasy football drafts upon us, we have decided to do our own fantasy band draft....we encourage anyone else to submit their own fantasy picks in the comments section -- they can be from past or present.

Cat's picks:


Mia Zapata (RIP)- The Gits
She is a no-brainer for me, the voice of an old-time blues singer screaming punk-rock songs --what else do you need? Actually, the photo we are attaching here is my avatar for my fantasy football team.


Steve Turner- Mudhoney
Probably my favorite guitar riffer kicks out the jams whenever he is on stage.

Steve Turner (Cat Rose photo)

Joe Lally- Fugazi
Heavy-handed yet somewhat funky bass will always get me goin'.


Clem Burke- Magic Christian (or Blondie, of course)
When I got to see him play at The Comet in Seattle with Magic Christian, he blew any other drummers I have ever seen out of the water...amazin'.

Jake Burns (Andy photo)

Andy's picks:


Jake Burns- Stiff Little Fingers
He can spout the band's poignant lyrics harsh and melodic, high and low ... whatever it takes to get SLF's point across.


Chris Smith (RIP)- Battalion of Saints
One of the key progenitors of the punk/metal mash-up has been gone for many years now, but I can still vividly remember him tearing it up back in the day.
Chris Smith (courtesy photo)


Bruce Foxton- Jam, Stiff Little Fingers
Got to see this guy jump n' pump his bass a handful of times with SLF and once with From the Jam. His sound comes through solid and clear on record and live.


Chuck Biscuits- DOA, Danzig, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, etc.
A true rager on the skins, whether he's keeping it basic or hammering all over the kit. Head bobbing, keeping it real.

Cat and Andy's alternates:

Mike Ness (Social D), Phil Mogg (UFO), Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Kim Shattuck (The Muffs), Jason Beebout (Samiam), Mark Arm (Mudhoney)

Dave Sharp (Alarm), Terry "Hollywood" Howe, RIP (Zero Boys), Pen Rollings (Honor Role)
Kurt Bloch (Thee Sgt Major III, Fastbacks, etc)

Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, etc), Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag, etc), Steve Youth (7 Seconds), Keith Brammer (Die Kreuzen), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)

Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Lucky Lehrer (Circle Jerks), Don Bolles (Germs, 45 Grave, etc), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), DJ Bonebrake (X)


  1. Billy Childish vocals (Bon Scott a close 2nd)
    Tom Flynn (Fang, DUH, Hell's Kitchen) guitar
    Chuck Dukowski (Flag) bass
    Dale Crover (Melvins) drums

  2. From our Facebook page:
    Bill Stevenson, drums (Descendents, ALL)
    Milo Aukerman, vocals (Descendents)
    Gary Moore, John Sykes, guitars (Thin Lizzy, etc)
    James Hetfield, vocals (Metallica)

    A few from the Daghouse messageboard (it's down now, but a few off the top of our heads):
    Adam Franklin, vocals/guitar (Swervedriver)
    Segs, bass (Ruts)
    Charlie Harper, vocals (UK Subs, Urban Dogs)

  3. RIP Kim Shattuck. Also Mia Zapatas my choice for vocals along with Poly Styrene. Probably would have Grohl on drums but not sure about guitar.