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Phil Lynott
05 Feb 10 17:34
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Cliff Burton for me, why do all my idols have to be dead? :(
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Report Phil Lynott February 5, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
haha yea If it was vocals and bass I'd have went for Phil but purely as bass I'd go for Cliff.
Report speedypro February 5, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
GranpaChook. My apologies I scanned the thread and thought Vivtor was a glaring ommission.
Report ya' havin' that one dave February 5, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
yeah cliff was great, so tragic, and it's a shame that alot of people don't know who he was
Report Clockwork February 5, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
Stanley Clarke & Bootsy Collins.
Report bix February 5, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
Jack Bruce and John Entwhistle
Report Brother Mouzone February 5, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
Aston Barrett shirley.
Report Moose February 5, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
Derek Forbes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZs_l9hF8IY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX0eJkGmYUw&feature=related
Report Tom Salt February 5, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
Shocking ommision - Geddy Lee of Rush
Report speedypro February 5, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
Rush has the best drummer, can't have the best bassist anall.
Report Sir Denis Eton-Hogg February 5, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
bernard edwards innit
Report Phil Lynott February 5, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
ya' havin' that one dave 05 Feb 20:01
yeah cliff was great, so tragic, and it's a shame that alot of people don't know who he was


Indeed. I don't know many who know him that are my age, they'd rather listen to lady Gaga ffs.
Report The Pinhooker February 5, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
Many bass players would vote for the late James Jamerson, the man who played those incredible lines which were played with only one finger on the Tamla Mowtown hits of the 1970s.
Report blackbarn February 5, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
Danny Thompson a shocking omission.

Herbie Flowers (intro to Walk on the Wild Side) is a fine technician.
Report Reyes February 5, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
Mark King
Report attitude adjuster February 5, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
It's still Bernard Edwards :)
Report charliecook February 5, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
andrew ridgley
Report Stan2 February 5, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
Eddie Gomez, Ray Brown ,John Patitucci ,Dave Holland
Report Journeyman February 5, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
charliecook 05 Feb 21:31
andrew ridgley


:)
Report TELL DEL February 5, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
Duane Eddy
Report Stevie Strikes February 5, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
Stevie Strikes from PUSH. Shocking omission.
Report Nilsson Schmilsson February 5, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
howie epstein
Report xGURKx February 5, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
Les Claypool

Why did anybody mention him?
Report Phil Lynott February 5, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
hmmm I was expecting him to be mentioned sooner too. And Flea.
Report xGURKx February 5, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
Yeah Flea of course, too!
Report sofiakenny February 5, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
Hooky is a great shout.....you know its him.
Report betting_masta February 5, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
Even if he is a tw@, mani from stone roses has to be up there, some psychedelic bass lines!!
Report uncle nasty February 5, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
the first man with an electric bass in this country
jet harris m.b.e.
Report betting_masta February 5, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
i thought of another one
wes montgomery
amazing
Report sofiakenny February 5, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
if anyone mentions that short fat bald prat from level 42 i will hunt them down and inflict the pain they deserve.
Report Phil Lynott February 5, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
I was also expecting Steve Harris to be mentioned...
Report sofiakenny February 5, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
Phil its past your bedtime.
Report club20 February 5, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
sofiakenny 06 Feb 00:44
if anyone mentions that short fat bald prat from level 42 i will hunt them down and inflict the pain they deserve.

I was half expecting to see that bellend tipped up by somebody.
Guess Alan Partridge is not reading the forum
Report uncle nasty February 5, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
mark king
Report sofiakenny February 5, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
uncle..you fool.
Report sofiakenny February 5, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
club20..nice to meet you..all the best.
Report rogerthebutler February 6, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
Lemmy!!!

Mark King FFS
Report Phil Lynott February 6, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
sofiakenny 06 Feb 00:47
Phil its past your bedtime.

Why? :(
Report JD la Rue February 6, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
Alan Thompson very good too.
Report Des Pond February 6, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
Pastorius, Jack Bruce and Entwhistle are all excellent choices. My favourite is Tom Fowler.
Report heed the baw February 6, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
an ill tempered seabass
Report heed the baw February 6, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
with laser beams
Report Thebas February 6, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
one of my fave contemporaries is ... pedro arevalo

got a clip of him playing with dicky betts at the rock n roll hall of fame museum
if you like to see a bass man doin his thing ... then you gotta check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrphKkmpFP4&feature=related

but he ain't just a wiz bass player ... proficient on many instruments

http://www.pedroarevalo.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=userpage&file=content&page_id=6
Report Jason Bourne February 6, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
matt from busted
Report Jason Bourne February 6, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
matt from busted
Report bacontrout. February 6, 2010 7:35 AM GMT
matt chapman - rancid
roger manganelli - less than jake
Report Prepared February 6, 2010 8:11 AM GMT
Sir Gedward Of Lee, Rush
Report 718 February 6, 2010 8:21 AM GMT
I've never considered bass playing to be that technically demanding
Report donny osmond February 6, 2010 9:36 AM GMT
Jaco Pastorius :)
Report paradox and equilibrium February 6, 2010 10:03 AM GMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzXepFaV1pU&feature=related

Billy Sheehan could play a bit.
Report digdeep February 6, 2010 10:08 AM GMT
John Entwhistle
Report Paddy Mayne February 6, 2010 10:24 AM GMT
Here is some footage of Norman Watt-Roy ..

He still plays like that!! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwwOVRSi63A
Report gelding February 6, 2010 10:27 AM GMT
Gerry McAvoy
Report aziraphale February 6, 2010 11:04 AM GMT
another shout for the bloke from the Blockheads (Norman Watt-Roy)
Report johnn February 6, 2010 11:11 AM GMT
Andy Fraser.
Report BigglesFlysUndun February 6, 2010 11:15 AM GMT
Stanley Clark
Report Andy Arb February 6, 2010 11:25 AM GMT
I put forward Peter Hook, and call as evidence two of my favourite pieces of his work with Joy Division

24 Hours
Atmosphere
Report Hoss February 6, 2010 11:46 AM GMT
Trever Bolder, from The Spiders from Mars to Uriah Heep ;)
Report thebandit February 6, 2010 12:48 PM GMT
Garry Mounfield
Report attitude adjuster February 6, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
a few unsung heroes of mine

Jean Jacques Burnel
Jah Wobble
Caz Campbell
Barry Adamson
Tina Weymouth
Report Wedontneednostinkinbadges February 6, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
andy arb. look out for his new band freebass. releasing very shortly a debut E.P. 2 worlds collide.
Report Trading Places February 6, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
Pino Palladino, fretless bass guru
Report notosoundeffectsontvracing February 6, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
Charles Mingus ,Paul Chambers,Slam Stewart,Oscar Petiford,Reggie Workman,Jimmy Blanton....
Report Journeyman February 6, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
Tina Weymouth and jah Wobble are geat shouts.
Experts at the art of keeping things minimal but effective.

Once in a lifetime is a great example.
You couldn't imagine a simpler bassline but it's perfect for the song.
Report pox doctors clerk February 6, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
have to agree with sir denis eton hogg, bernard edwards innit
Report DaveEdwards February 6, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
John Entwistle obvious choice.

Also Bootsie Collins. Not heard his later stuff, but some of his work with James Brown was top drawer.
Report Thebas February 6, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
spot on there dave ... bootsie's work with james brown was exceptional
Report G1_Jockey_4 February 6, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
ed king
Report kabcast February 7, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
craig from bros
Report Cardinal Scott January 28, 2020 4:23 PM GMT
Bernard Edwards Why - Carly Simon a great example of his playing or Everybody Dance - Chic or Spacer - Sheila B Devotion

The Master

Report salmon spray January 28, 2020 4:31 PM GMT
I'm glad to see Jaco Pastorius gets quite a few mentions. I first heard him on "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter" and was trying to work out what that strange new instrument was.
In rock Fraser and Bruce were interesting as they both basically soloed,allowing Kossof and Clapton just to play relatively short licks on top.
Report Coachbuster January 28, 2020 4:36 PM GMT
so many to choose from ,so since i'm listening to the Stranglers as i speak, i'm gonna list 

Jean Jacques Burnel   


some good choices so far
Report sofiakenny January 28, 2020 4:41 PM GMT
Gaye Advert.
Report Cardinal Scott January 28, 2020 4:42 PM GMT
I like John McVie sparse minimalist style like for example on Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac

I also don't mind synth basslines when there done well like Stepping Out - Joe Jackson or Long Hot Summer - Style Council or even Rip It Up Orange Juice

On graphical equalizers I always move the bass to full.
Report Lady Faye Verrit January 29, 2020 3:01 PM GMT
Late to the party, and don't fancy trawling through 6 pages, so apologies if it's been said, but leland sklar must be up there,
as a much sought after session bassist.....
Report Percy Filth January 29, 2020 3:59 PM GMT
John Paul Jones & Roger Glover
Report lfc1971 January 29, 2020 4:18 PM GMT
Love the bass playing to Marmalades 'Reflections of my Life' ohh what a song.
Report Coachbuster January 29, 2020 4:26 PM GMT
something occured to me earlier ..but has there every been a guitarist or drummer who is gay ? Laugh  i mean there are thousands of musical artists  but they all appear to be sonwriters,dancers , singers  or pianists

famous examples

elton john ,freddie mercury ,george michael ,michael jackson ,prince, boy george,marc almond,brian moko ,holly johnson ,tom robinson ,jimmy somerville, andy bell ...i could go on and on ...there are loads .


just an interesting  thought Confused
Report Coachbuster January 29, 2020 4:26 PM GMT
all singers  but no guitar except as a prop  (as in george michaels case )
Report Percy Filth January 29, 2020 4:34 PM GMT
Stefan Olsdal of Placebo is gay, I believe
Report RacingCert January 29, 2020 4:45 PM GMT
What a pointless thread.
Bass players are best when they are competent.
Anything flashy is just showing off and I don’t like show offs.
Report mesi January 29, 2020 4:47 PM GMT
Chris Squire   Yes
Report Coachbuster January 29, 2020 4:48 PM GMT
i was gonna write something similar racing queen about the showiness part  Cool
Report Coachbuster January 29, 2020 4:49 PM GMT
racing cert*
Report lfc1971 January 29, 2020 4:49 PM GMT
yep, not about how many notes played but how they are played.
Report Coachbuster January 29, 2020 4:51 PM GMT
yes good shout Percy   ... for those who know Stefan Cool ...anyone more famous than him i wonder ?
Report RacingCert January 29, 2020 5:10 PM GMT
Thanks, Coach. I think.
John Entwistle wasn’t bad though.
Report Coachbuster January 29, 2020 6:07 PM GMT
awsome mate ..

spent his final night in bed with a stripper and a bag of cocaine ...what a way to fall off the perch
Report Cardinal Scott January 29, 2020 6:18 PM GMT
Entwhistle was fast and flashy almost playing lead bass but I can't recall a single memorable bass line from him that lives on its own.


Bernard Edwards in contrast almost never served up an unmemorable one.
Report bonst January 29, 2020 7:02 PM GMT
Cordell Mosson brilliant with the George Clinton ensembles
Report RacingCert January 29, 2020 7:15 PM GMT
Entwistle essentially played lead on many a who song, you are quite correct ... “Won’t get fooled again” ... all those little runs do come to mind for me.
Report hello :-) January 29, 2020 7:51 PM GMT
john entwistle
Report dunlaying January 29, 2020 10:31 PM GMT
James Jamerson of Motown
Duck Dunn Stax/Atlantic
Pino Palladino
Nathan East
Report PorcupineorPineapple January 29, 2020 10:34 PM GMT
Can understand Racingcert's point, though I think - like drummers - it can often be what bassists do during songs rather than big rambling solos that makes them great.

Bernard of Chic was an utter master. Way better player than Nile.

I've got a couple of faves

Joe Dart of Vulfpeck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g) - incredible player

Colin Moulding of XTC (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Da9sc6YDBo) - as much as I can appreciate the likes of McVie or Mike Mills, this guy was comparable to Macca in the second half of XTC's career. Great songwriter and great writer of bass lines for the other guy's songs.

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjJL9DGU7Gg) - probably could cite Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden as a great (grunge) rock bassist and while these didn't write as many great songs both Robert and brother Dean are brilliant musicians without ever feeling the need to be the show offs.
Report Johnny_Mustang January 30, 2020 8:33 AM GMT
Yep, Bernard Edwards for me too. Utterly sensational.
Report elise January 30, 2020 9:54 AM GMT
im feeling old ...

carol kaye of wrecking crew fame
louis johnson as in brothers johnson
& just a favourite of mine kim deal ex pixies and breeder
Report dunlaying February 4, 2020 10:35 AM GMT
Message from The Mother Ship ... message reads ....DONT FORGET BOOTSY STOP
Report elise February 4, 2020 11:10 AM GMT
just thinking about guitarists (not bass), anyone remember wilko Johnson of dr feelgood fame?

scary fecker was a teacher for a while, must have given kids nightmares
Report elise February 4, 2020 11:14 AM GMT
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp2DvPKh118
Report lux February 4, 2020 1:39 PM GMT
sid vicious Mischief
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2020 8:07 PM GMT
Am nota miso so don’t know abou5 the best but Boots Collins and the fella from Chic I liked a lot
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