Part 2: Who's your Bassists

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    I'm Taking Flea
     
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    Les Claypool
     
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    Flea is awesome. I like Victor Wooten, but he's almost become a circus act. Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, and apparently Cheap Trick) is pretty amazing.
     
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    Geezer Butler
     
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    Graham Maby
     
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    John Entwistle.
     
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    Nobody rocked a zucchini like Derek Smalls.
     
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    John Enthwistle because he was not a bassist. He was a bass guitarist. it starts and ends with him.
     
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    Nobody rocked a zucchini like Derek Smalls.
    Posted by SlimPickensII


    How he kept playing despite getting trapped in a cocoon was legendary.
     
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    In Response to Re: Part 2: Who's your Bassists : How he kept playing despite getting trapped in a cocoon was legendary.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    And his Jazz Odyssey composition was really something. 
     
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    Entwhistle is first.

    But for pure bass: Larry Graham or Bootsy Collins
     
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    I'm not sure I want a flamboyant person. My vision of a bass player is person who stands off to the side and lets the vocalist and lead guitarist be the focus of the band.

    With this in mind, I would say there are hundreds who fit the bill, including Entwistle. I would say Roger Glover or Bill Wyman would be good choices. Perhaps Tina Weymouth, if I wanted a female presence in my band.

    But if I wanted a bass player who could handle vocals ( lead and backing) , I am going to go with Jack Bruce, Greg Lake or Geddy Lee.

    I am such a big fan of Rush that I would say Geddy Lee would be my first choice. But the other two are great singers also.

     
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    Good call on Geddy Lee.
    Also McCartney. He's underrated as a bassist.
     
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    Paul Simonon (The Clash)
    Grahame Mabe (plays with Joe Jackson)
    Peter Hook (Joy Divison/New Order)

    But for one... Paul Simonon
     
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    I'm not sure I want a flamboyant person. My vision of a bass player is person who stands off to the side and lets the vocalist and lead guitarist be the focus of the band. With this in mind, I would say there are hundreds who fit the bill, including Entwistle. I would say Roger Glover or Bill Wyman would be good choices. Perhaps Tina Weymouth, if I wanted a female presence in my band. But if I wanted a bass player who could handle vocals ( lead and backing) , I am going to go with Jack Bruce, Greg Lake or Geddy Lee. I am such a big fan of Rush that I would say Geddy Lee would be my first choice. But the other two are great singers also.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD


    Good call on Jack Bruce. My second concert was the Allman Brothers with Jack Bruce and friends as the warm-up. Friends like David Sancious and Billy Cobham. 1980 IIRC. It's hard to say which band was better. I will have to argue that Greg Lake is a better guitar player than bass player, but his writing and voice carry the trump card, especially when alone on a stage at a place like Wembley, with nothing but a 12-string and a stick of chewing gum. Geddy is amazing, as what he sings and plays may not even have the same cadence or structure.
     
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    definitely mccartney.
     
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    Geddy's just great!

    IMHO Flea is very good no doubt, I feel he gets a bit more than he deserves, the Chili Peppers emphasise the bass a lot, being a large part of their sound, a bit more than most bands. But he can pound it!
     
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    John Enthwistle because he was not a bassist. He was a bass guitarist. it starts and ends with him.
    Posted by jesseyeric


    Excellent way of putting it.

    I watched a special on him that broke down his playing and it was amazing to see how much he added compared to typical bassists.

    Everyone else is fighing for second place. After Enthwistle, I'm inclined to put John Paul Jones.
     
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    JPJ has to be on the list.
     
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    Les Claypool
    Mike Gordon
    Phil Lesh
     
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    Entwistle.
     
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