What Would the Ultimate Musical Supergroup Look Like? Behold the C*NTFEST Project

This arrived in my email from BArt [sic] Collective. I won’t lie: it made me laugh.

Throughout history one topic has been has gripped both scholars and plebs… What would the greatest super-group of all time look like? Who would play which instrument? Who would make it into the line-up, and who would be left out?

But now it’s time to consider the opposite of that idea.

What would the most despicable, up-their-own-arse supergroup in the history of music look like? Not in terms of ability but personality.

Who would play bass? Who’s on the drums? There are so many arsehole lead singers out there but there’s only room for one, who would you choose?

C*ntfest is an exhibition that celebrates the worst people in music, combining that with fine art, illustration and graphic design. After much debate the final line-up of 12 musicians has been decided, and each has been assigned to an artist who will re-imagine all their shitty qualities into a piece of art.

Clicking through to the website, we’re confronted by this:

Ever wondered why Bono is unassassinated?

Ever flicked through every single channel on your TV, eventually landed on America’s Got Talent, seen Adam Levine’s smug pigging face and thought, “why is this useless whiney voiced c*nt on my television?” Do you think Kanye West is a massively overrated chinny wanker who’s latest album sounds like a shitfaced uber passenger endlessly trying to find a song he likes on the poor

Do you think Kanye West is a massively overrated chinny wanker who’s latest album sounds like a shitfaced uber passenger endlessly trying to find a song he likes on the poor driver’s radio? Then C*ntfest is for you.

Then C*ntfest is for you.

If you’re not offended yet, you need to dive deeper into this.

Band and artist line-up is as follows:

Lead Vocals – Bono – Rob Flowers
Lead Guitar – Johnny Ramone – Russell Taysom
Bass Guitar – Alex James – Joe Goicoechea
Acoustic Guitar – James Blunt – Sam Hamer
Sitar – Sting – Liane Plant
Piano – Chris Martin – Lois Orchard
Drums – Lars Ulrich – George Yarnton
Backing Vocals – Mick Hucknall – Tim Easley
Backing Vocals – Adam Levine – Luke Embden
Backing Vocals – Mariah Carey – Adam Kirby
Hip-Hop Vocals – Kanye West – Bobby Dance
DJ – David Guetta – Andy Forshaw

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “What Would the Ultimate Musical Supergroup Look Like? Behold the C*NTFEST Project

  • August 9, 2016 at 11:05 pm
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    Where’s Liam Gallagher in all this??

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