Originally Posted by BobaFret
Terrible argument with so many holes one can't find a place to start the dissection of it.
Milli Vanilli won a Grammy.
And? 'Milli Vanilli' was everything their fans wanted - great looking guys and catchy music, albeit not THEIR music. The sum total was still a 'hit' with people - it's the lie that did them in, not the package.
Fieldy is like the vast majority of successful players - part of an ensemble within which he does his thing VERY well and with good enough technical proficiency regardless of how much any other bassist hates his 'tone'. He entertains people, kudos to him.
Some of us act as if if/when WE make it our music will be just absolutely the bestest most transcendent thing anybody ever heard and we'll be just phenomenally groundbreaking on bass