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favorite Bass Player

  • 24-06-2005 4:54pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 2,048 ✭✭✭ DerekD Goldfish


    Bass players are often overlooked members of bands I was wondering who people favorite bass players are

    My nomination would go to Dave Allen
    Played bass on the first 2 Gang of Four albums before joining shreikback


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  • John Myung maybe.




  • Flea




  • Aston "Family Man" Barrett
    Sting (I'm serious - Police era though)
    Stuart Zender
    Paul McCartney (Beatles era)
    And Flea of course...




  • Matt Sharp - Ex. Weezer
    James Johnston - Biffy Clyro




  • in no order...

    John Paul Jones (Led Zep)
    Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie)
    Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
    Andy Rourke (The Smiths)
    Colin Greenwood (Radiohead)
    Damon Minchella (Paul Weller/ ex-ocean colour scene -this guy always gets overlooked but he's a great musician with perfect basslines)


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  • Carlos D from Interpol,plays some cracking bass lines!Also Chris Wolfenstom from muse.




  • At the moment I just can't get enough of Bernard Edwards




  • Matt Freeman - Rancid

    He made me wanna play bass.


    S.




  • Sweetness! wrote:
    Flea

    Flea is a massive Gang of Four fan
    Andy Gill the guitarist produced some of the chillies early albums

    you should check out some of their stuff if you havent already done so




  • les claypool......eh nicky wire(hehehe)


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  • Mark King! :)

    No really I would have to go for........... Nick Olivieri. He is one of the very few bassists that makes the instrument come to life. A pleasure to listen to.

    Other faves of mine are Nicky Wire from the Manics (esp. on The Holy Bible), John Hassall from The Libertines and Yeti and of course the legend that is Flea




  • Les Claypool probably, and Mike Watt.




  • Yep Nick Olivieri does it for me songs for the deaf was his best stuff




  • Matt Freeman - Rancid

    He made me wanna play bass.


    S.

    The man.




  • Mark King! :)

    No really I would have to go for........... Nick Olivieri. He is one of the very few bassists that makes the instrument come to life. A pleasure to listen to.

    Other faves of mine are Nicky Wire from the Manics (esp. on The Holy Bible), John Hassall from The Libertines and Yeti and of course the legend that is Flea
    nicky is probably the laziest bassist ever. he recorded the bass line for if you tolerate.....once and told dave erigna that he had a headache and ****ed of.




  • Jaco Pastorius
    Charles Mingus
    Stanley Clarke
    Victor Wooten
    Michael Manring
    Les Claypool




  • Me




  • Bass players are often overlooked members of bands

    I'd say that's only true of crap or boring bass players. If they try playing more than root notes then they're hard to miss.

    Geddy Lee - Rush
    Chris Squire - Yes
    Tom Hamilton - Aerosmith




  • Flea is really the man,I read once he played so much his fingers started to bleed on stage but he was too into playing to notice,that's one man who loves to play bass! He is sooo cool :rolleyes:




  • Kim Deal, natch.


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  • dimerocks wrote:
    les claypool......eh nicky wire(hehehe)

    defo second that.

    winonas big brown beaver .

    Nuff said.




  • John Paul Jones fan here, though his solo stuff was a bit crazy.




  • D'Arcy.

    Myung has some nice licks, but not much else. D'Arcy, while technically not as good, was very involved in how the songs were written, she was a real driving force, which every musician should be.




  • ... Sting ...




  • Pual Mc Cartney..

    Maybe not the coolest but in beatles era was consistently good..




  • Easy:

    Les Claypool,
    Jaco Pastorius,
    Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes)
    Bill Gould (FNM)

    ...aaaaannndddddd....

    Mike Dirnt (Green Day)




  • yer man from no doubt is brilliant.




  • Tis true, you can't front on Macca. Have a listen to 'Hey Bulldog' off Yellow Submarine for some Ricky 4001 riff madness.




  • *Cough!"Robert, Clif, Jason"!Cough*


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  • magpie wrote:
    Tis true, you can't front on Macca. Have a listen to 'Hey Bulldog' off Yellow Submarine for some Ricky 4001 riff madness.

    With every great bassist comes a Ric - McCartney, Lemmy, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire etc.


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