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Old 05-25-2006, 10:39 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I really enjoy Roger Waters bass playing with Pink Floyd, he may not be the best but his basslines are very enjoyable to play. Then we have Mike Watt and Peter Hook who I also extremely enjoy their playing. Lest I forget the likes of Paul Chambers, Bob Cranshaw, Scott LaFaro and Charles Mingus who were also very influencial and favourites of mine.
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:06 PM   #152 (permalink)
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You know, David Gilmour also played bass on a few Floyd tracks.

The Narrow Way Parts 1-3.
Fat Old Sun.
Alans Pyschedelic Breakfest.
One Of The Days... Him and Waters both on bass)
Echoes... Fretless bass parts, Waters played the rest.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond.... Additional bass for part 6
Pigs (Three Different Ones)... The fretless bass parts, Waters played the rest.
Sheep.

Ironically, Waters dosen't even play most of the bass on The Wall, though he can play the parts perfectly live, Gilmour played bass on most tracks from The Wall, including.

Mother.
Goodbye Blue Sky.
Young Lust.
Don't Leave Me Now.
Hey You.
Nobody Home.
Vera.
Comfortably Numb... Some bass parts, not sure what and when, Waters plays most of it i'm sure.
Show Must Go On.
Run Like Hell.
Waiting For The Worms.
The Trial.

Waters played everything else.

So its obvious that Waters was lacking in the skill department, which is why he often required Gilmours help, he claims that he has a serious problem trying to sing and play at the same time, and of course he didn't sing very much on Floyds earlier work... Ironically despite being the bands sole bass player, he is the worst bassist who has ever played with Pink Floyd... Gilmour, Tony Levin and Guy Pratt are all better.

But yes, Waters still has some awesome basslines to his credit... Money especially... He isn't amazing, but he did his job perfectly.
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:10 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Exactly, I love playing Money. It's easy but a great song to "jam" to.
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:34 PM   #154 (permalink)
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My favorite bassist at the moment is Tony Levin (King Crimson).... Who has also played for practically every band that has ever existed.

EDIT: Decided to add Tony to my avatar.

No, it's not Patrick Stewart with a mustache.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:02 AM   #155 (permalink)
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How are bass players pointless?
Because they`re totally humourless as this thread shows *




















*I wasn`t being serious , I was joking with MJ......ok?
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:27 AM   #156 (permalink)
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Correct, however I do detest funk music.

Please spare me any long winded debate, I have hated it since I was 15 years old and I am a little long in the tooth for listening to something that I have detested for 17 years.

As for the bass, I am crazy about rockabilly stand-up bass and don't feel that it needs to follow any sort of formula. Electric bass to me is just ho hum and doesn't add much to the overall product, call me crazy but it just isn't a visually exciting instrument to watch someone play.

Stand-up bass however you can: Twirl, stand on, hump, lift behind head, light on fire.

Stand-up bass > Electric bass

That is all
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:35 AM   #157 (permalink)
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So............. You're saying bass guitar sucks based on how the instrument looks... M'kay then.

One more thing Mr. Funk hater, Bootsy knows where you live.

This may be a narrow minded statement, but perhaps people here are just brillant with sarcasm, but it almost seems like some people here prefer image over well.... Music.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:50 AM   #158 (permalink)
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I am more hung up on live music than recorded music, 90% of the bands I listen to are bands that I have seen live. Furthermore, I have a very short attention span and if I spin a CD once and don't like it I will probably never touch it again.

Studio albums do not ROCK me, I am of the firm belief that it should not take 64 or 128 tracks to make a rock and roll record. Hence the reason why I would rather listen to the Stones than The Beatles.

Just the way I am: LESS IS MORE

I really don't know what this has to do with anything but it sounded reasonable in my head, I guess it is just a little insight into how I determine what I like
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:53 AM   #159 (permalink)
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I reckon... Still, i found it pretty harsh when you made cheap shots about my taste in music.
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:12 AM   #160 (permalink)
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Just being a jerk, I assure you it was not meant with any seriousness or animosity. It's a shame that sarcasm is so lost on the internet
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