Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dirtymungoo, Feb 25, 2010.
title says it all what are your favorite solo albums?
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Chris Squire, "Fish Out of Water"
Any of Geezer Butler's records with his band (seriously, this stuff is damn good)
+1 to Fish out of Water
Jaco Pastorius debut
Gary Willis "No Sweat" and "Bent"
Victor Wooten - "A Show Of Hands"
Les Claypool - "Of Whales And Woe" and "Purple Onion"
Billy Sheehan - "Holy Cow"
+1 on all
I really like Geddy Lee's solo album...but I can't remember the name of it at this time.
John Entwistle's "Left For Live"
one of my favorite albums.
i also like stanley clarks school days
Stanley Clarke: self titled and Journey To Love
These all came out within a year or so of each other and rocked my world, also showed me what a hack I was.
Michael Manring: Soliloquy
Stanley Clarke: School Days
Most bass albums bore me to tears but these are exceptional.
"Fish Out of Water" by Squire and "The Dream of a Blue Turtle" by Sting.
Gene Simmons~ but, I was only 12 years old at the time.
While i respect the hell out of the musicians that make them. 99.9% of bass solo albums seem to be jazz/fusion, and that **** bores the hell out of me 99.9% of the time.
So does any of yous, care to describe the music of your favorite solo albums? i have hard time beleiving that geezer butler, and entwhistle made something other than rock albums, but i don't trust that they didn't either.
Om (Al Cisneros) - Conference of The Birds
I think it's just a brilliant album, the whole sound I can only describe as hypnotic, it's very repetitive, but for a band that is only a rhythm section they make it work. And he did it all without flashy solos and slapping.
Marcus Miller: Marcus
His version of Higher Ground, is killer.
Fish out of Water -- Squire
Liked parts of Stanley Clarke's self-titled album, too.
Jonas Hellborg: The Silent Life
Marcus Miller Tales
Marcus Miller Marcus
Marcus Miller The Sun Don't Lie
Can't limit it to just one, so, in no particular order:
Mick Karn - Titles (ambient exotic atmospheric 3rd-World squiggly neo-funk)
Bill Laswell - Baselines (skronky downtown avant-jazz/noise-punk)
Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water (classic 70's British prog-rock w/ orchestra)
Tony Levin - Waters Of Eden (New Age/adult-contemporary instrumental rock)
and I'll mention Jaco's eponymous Bobby Colomby-produced debut, more for its historical import than for the listening pleasure derived from it.
Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water -nails the proverbial "epic feel" better than most Yes albums
John Enwhistle - Too Late The Hero -with Joe Walsh & Joe Vitale of the Eagles; fun stuff, and a couple of cover-worthy tunes: Talk Dirty & Dancin' Master
Jaco Pastorius - his self-titled first album is still a monster
Jack Bruce - Shadows in the Air -fretless Warwick yumminess
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