Famous Bass Player Quotes

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by lowenduser, Sep 5, 2006.


  1. lowenduser

    lowenduser

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    Anyone have any famous humorous bassist quotes? Here's a few to start:

    “Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold.”
    (Adam Clayton)
  2. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

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    "women and rhythm section first"


    - jaco pastorius
  3. werbo1

    werbo1

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    Theaters are great. They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.

    - Les Claypool
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

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    "Ha! Slapping, the ketchup of the bass world!" - Randy Jackson
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

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    Best of my recollection... this comes from her cover story in Rolling Stone, 31 years ago. One reason I decided to play bass shortly afterward is because I realized Suzi was right!

    "Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin" -- Suzi Quatro

    [​IMG]
  6. Chili

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    i dont no if this really counts but here it is anyway

    i no you heard alot of lines from alot of differant guys, but have you ever heard something like this....then plays a funky bass line

    -louis johnson
  7. Chili

    Chili

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    i dont no if this really counts but here it is anyway

    i no you heard alot of lines from alot of differant guys, but have you ever heard something like this....then plays a funky bass line

    -louis johnson

    i just thought it was cool lol
  8. sedan_dad

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  9. stefandisgust

    stefandisgust

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    "Its all about the groove" -Randy ?Jackson
    "Play every note like its your last"-Flea
  10. labgnat

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    dang i just had to decide to not post what i was about to out of fear of being banned, see how much i love you guys, toning it down to stick around, dang the censorship
  11. beyondhairy

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    you can PM it to me if youd like :)
  12. beyondhairy

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    "i decided to make a profession out of what i do best but i could make much money from masterbation so i decided to fall back on my skills as a bass player" - claypool :p
  13. labgnat

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    that's a good claypool quote, i was waiting for someone to say that one.
    claypool's playing a show someone throws something at him, he stops the song and says hey bud i dont' go down to mcdonalds and throw **** at you while ur flipping the burgers bud. so put your hands in your pockets and enjoy the show

    btw i can't even remember the unacceptable TB post i was close to making 8 minutes ago
  14. Anesthesia

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    its what i wear f__k you-Clifford Lee Burton
    Im gonna get a dick tattooed on my dick but bigger-Lemmy
  15. JacoLesFlea

    JacoLesFlea

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    "When I was a kid I would come to a ant hill I would find a stick and stretch a rubber band from one end to the other and pluck it making music for the ants.....the ants would start to dance." :bassist:

    James Jamerson
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    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

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    "I don't like headless basses. It's like falling off a cliff."
    John Entwistle
  17. TopCat

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    "It just has to have that Snap-Crack-Back Funk Attack...Thumpin' n Pluckin Doggg"

    LARRY GRAHAM
  18. Chriso21

    Chriso21 Supporting Member

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    "it's not art, it's a science"; Billy Sheehan
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    Question: What would you say to a band that's just starting out on the rock scene today?

    Cliff : Quit!
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    Paul McCartney (to Elvis)

    "So, you're trying to learn bass, are you...son?

    The cheek!

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