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Old 03-14-2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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Your 5 favourite bass players [/sad LemonMelon rip off]

Same thing as the 5 favourite guitarists thread. You don't have to list the 5 BEST bass players (in terms of technique or whatever), just the five you like the most, for whatever reason. Mine:

1. Roger Waters


Not a wizard on the bass like some other bass players from the same period, but he DID write what's probably the most memorable bass riff in rock music history - Money. Plus, he's a genius.


2. Flea


The man's a psycho. One of the best bass players ever. Pure genius. Aren't you glad I didn't post a naked Flea picture? The first one that appears on a search of "flea red hot chili peppers" is incredibly disturbing.


3. Geddy Lee


Say what you will about Geddy Lee's singing voice, the man knew how to play a fucking bass.


4. Vic Wooten


Crazy bass player. Probably the best that ever lived. I'm always in awe/incredibly jealous when I watch videos of this guy playing.


5. Paul Simonon


Pretty average as bass players go (then again, he was in a punk band) but very cool. Guns Of Brixton is pretty infectious. And he was on the cover of (arguably) the best album ever put out by a punk group.
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paul mccartney
mike mills
colin greenwood
adam clayton
nick seymour
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1. Flea Greatest bassist ever!

Not sure about the rest but Waters is in there. Interpol's bassist is definitely in there!
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come on, adam claytons work on pop alone qualifies him to be on a top-5 list.
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and if you disagree, you're not a true u2 fan.
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come on, adam claytons work on pop alone qualifies him to be on a top-5 list.
I like his work when I'm listening to the songs like COBL for instance. I love the bass throughout that song! But he always kinda blends into the musical background. Not prominent like say, Flea.

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and if you disagree, you're not a true u2 fan.
I'm an untrue fan. :cry:
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1. John Entwistle


2. Flea


3. Chris Wolstenholme-- watch out for this guy


4. Roger Waters


5.John Paul Jones
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Okay, John Paul Jones is 100% in there! Holy shit, that guy was fucking amazing!

In fact, I think Led Zeppelin had the best everything except for singer who was good but not great.. IMO.
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Chris Wolstenholme is an amazing bass player


he's inspired me to pick up a bass guitar


his baselines are

time is running out
hysteria
hyper music
new born.....
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I like his work when I'm listening to the songs like COBL for instance. I love the bass throughout that song! But he always kinda blends into the musical background.

exactly

he's no Chris Wolstenholme
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nevertheless, a lot of u2's famous live- groove and drive can be ascribed to adam clayton.

streets must have one of the simplest bass figures ever. but it works, bitches
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Adam Clayon is boring ..in fact he looks bored when he's playing...
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not on rattle and hum.
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come on, adam claytons work on pop alone qualifies him to be on a top-5 list.
Sorry U2Man, he just doesn't make my top five. Top twenty maybe, not top five. Technically I find him to be a bit of a snooze, and he doesn't have an interesting stage presence or vocals to substitute for his playing. His work on Pop was great, yeah, but if you take his whole career into consideration...

He just isn't a favourite of mine.
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i know. i was half-joking.

i have to say, though, that i admire someone that can get so much out of such simple playing.

simplicity can be beautiful.
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