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Old 03-14-2008, 09:40 PM   #91 (permalink)
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The bass playing on What's Going On is incredible and while I'm not big on Marvin Gaye it definitely made the album much more enjoyable.

I also find Andy Rourke's bass playing is criminally underrated. I know it's pretty easy to stand in the shadow of Morrissey and Marr but songs like Girlfriend in a Coma, Unhappy Birthday have very spunky and great bass lines. Unhappy Birthday in particular, the bass line is the best part of the song. I think he has a unique style and should be given much more credit than he does. So many people completely ignore Joyce and Rourke it's ridiculous, like last year when someone offered Morrissey and Marr a million dollars or something to do a reunion tour together and didn't say a word to Rourke or Joyce, it's ridiculous.
That's because it's James Jamerson on bass for most of that album.

And Andy Rourke is a pretty good bassist... but like most bassists, he gets shunned to the side.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:56 PM   #92 (permalink)
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my favorite bassist are

1. Marcus Miller
2. Victor Wooten
3. Geddy Lee
4. Flea
5. Bootsy Collins
6. John Moyer
7. Krist Novaselic
8. Duff McKagan
9. John Paul Jones
10. Les Claypool
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:14 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:30 PM   #94 (permalink)
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There is a greatest guitarist thread, so I'm making a greatest bassists thread. Muahahaha. My list:

1. Victor Wooten
2. Steve Swallow
3. Jaco Pastorius
4. Louis Johnson
5. Stanley Clarke
6. Jay Bentley
7. Klaus Floride
8. Alaine (from The Devotchkas)
9. Steve Hansgen
10. Billy Sheehan
I can see you didn't add Les Claypool
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:30 AM   #95 (permalink)
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the op list is horrible, it's nothing but a wanker's banquet.

Gimme some James Jamerson, Jack Bruce, Geezer Butler...and oh so many more to name..
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #96 (permalink)
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I've always had a spot for Les Claypool and Jack Bruce.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:06 PM   #97 (permalink)
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John Paul Jones, John Entwistle, Gene Simons, Roger Waters, Geddy Lee, Don Felder, John Deacon, Stu Cook, Flea, Ron Wood
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:10 AM   #98 (permalink)
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Ummm did everyone forget Les Claypool of Primus. The best bassist ever?

Oh and what about Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers?
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:45 PM   #99 (permalink)
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^ Lol. Claypool is in every other post. I think Flea is an admirable bassist, but he gets overshadowed by John's guitar a lot. He definitely has some groovy bass lines and is probably the reason their so funky.

I find there are a few good female bassists (in part because there are so many more female bassists than guitarists or drummers). I'm not talking about Kim Gordon or D'Arcy Wretzky (though they were decent). I think Melissa Auf Der Maur is a good bassist, even in comparison to other male bassists.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:50 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Kim Deal gets a mention from me simply because it's her basslines that are one of the main reasons i love the Pixies so much.
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