like when Beck used the Flamig Lips as his backing band?
or, to a lesser extent, Willy Mason and the 22-20s
or Will Oldham and Tortoise, or Bob Dylan and The Band. or Regina Spektor and Kill Kenada
i truly fudging love it. i'm not a fan of the concept of the backing band - musicians subordinate to the main "star", so this way, you get a real band with a real musical bond, all playing, and they add to and reshape the solo artists songs.
it excites me it does.
and when they tour, you get two bands for one.
1) what are your favourite examples of this having already happened?
2) who would you love to see do this?
id love to see David Bowie backed by Mystery Jets. or final fantasy backed by dfa1979. or king creosote backed by fugazi