Before people yell at me again, a disclaimer: this is all opinion, not preaching, just speculation and thought, etc and so on. If you were the Music God and could manipulate bands and musicians to do as you please, what would be some of the things you'd fix? IMO, there is a lot of talent that isn't being used to confrom to my sinister will *maniacal laugh* Smashing Pumpkins- When they play that visceral, multi-layered guitar heavy stuff, it's great. Cherub Rock and Zero are cool songs. Unfortunately, they get into ballads, which Corgan's voice wasn't made for, and weird orchestra stuff. It's artsy, it's intemellectual- it's boring. I would make them rock, man. Primus- For good and bad, Primus is all about Les. His playing is so much fun to listen to; his voice is torture. I guess it's one of those "love it or hate it" things. As the Music God who hates it, I would make them sing less and emphasise funkier grooves and those cool guitar lines. The Talking Heads- I would have them play the kind of music they did in Remain in Light and some of Fear of Music- polyrhythms, cool melodies. Red Hot Chili Peppers- no ballads, please. Heck, I'd change the singer. They have massive funk potential, but it gets lost under some faltering song writing and an obnoxious singer. Perhaps I'd change the name to Flee and the Chili Peppers. Herbie Hancock- I'd make him play jazz again. The Police- First of all, only Sting would be allowed to write the songs. Second of all, I'd take the best stuff from their last couple of albums and make them do that full time. Come on, I know you people think about this kind of thing.