Best Bass Frontman?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by LedReign, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. LedReign


    Feb 17, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Who is/was the greatest frontman bassist in Rock and Roll? In my opinion there is no contest, Phil Lynott was the best \m/ What do you guys think?
  2. JeffVanter


    Sep 23, 2012
    Geddy Lee for me. I'm sure many people would agree, and if they disagree, they are probably big time Les Claypool fans for sure.

    Just an opinion.
  3. Lemmy
    Burke Shelly
    Les Claypool
    Paul McCartney
    Roger Waters (sometimes)
    Esperanza Spalding (no possible way NOT to put her up front anywhere, ever)
  4. Demon_Hunter


    Jun 8, 2008
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  6. Jack Bruce
    Felix Pappalardi
    Glen Hughes
    Eddie Spaghetti
    Kip Winger :p
  7. almost human

    almost human

    Sep 30, 2010
    I don't know who the best is, but my favorite is definitely Dug Pinnick from King's X.
  8. ZachariahLee


    Feb 3, 2013
    Glen Hughes has my favorite voice of all artists mentioned so far. He gets my vote.
  9. BaileyMan


    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    LOL. Yep. Big Claypool fan, never a huge fan of Rush. Not that I don't have mad respect for Geddy Lee, just never a huge fan of their music, with the exception of a few tunes.
  10. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    Sir Paul
  11. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
  12. Savage_Dreams


    Jan 8, 2007
    if were talking 'frontman' as in entertaining, i would say les claypool or bootsy. if were speaking just musically, phil lynott is definitely up there. the big one for me though would be dUg pinnick.
  13. Paul. Hands down, no question, numero uno.

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  14. metalhead398


    Jul 23, 2013
    +1 for both guys.
  15. mbelue


    Dec 11, 2010
    Peter Steele
    I like him the best. Even if you don't, you'll have to admit he is one of the biggest...
  16. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    If I include bassists who shared frontman responsibilities with other band members:

    Paul McCartney
    Jack Bruce
    Geddy Lee
    Phil Lynott
    Gene Simmons (I know I will take heat for this one but his playing is underrated and he puts on a great show)
  17. SteveV74

    SteveV74 Banned

    Jul 24, 2012
    I 2nd this one
  18. LedReign


    Feb 17, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    YES! im glad you mentioned eddie, hes one of my favorites, and im goin to a supersuckers show this month! felix rocks too.

    another favorite of mine would be mark sandman from morphine....such a heavy sound from that slide bass
  19. sjeverett


    May 10, 2013
    I 2nd your 2nd;)
  20. LedReign


    Feb 17, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    im going to get a lot of hate for this, but ive never been a big fan of geddy lee and rush. theyre good songwriters, but ive always thought he was way overrated
  21. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    John Wetton has always been in my top 2 or 3…Heckuva pedigree that guy has, with King Crimson, Asia and others. And what a voice!