favorite bassist solo album

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  1. dirtymungoo

    dirtymungoo

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    title says it all what are your favorite solo albums?
  2. A.K.

    A.K.

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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)
  3. 4001

    4001

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    +1 to Fish out of Water

    Jaco Pastorius debut

    Gary Willis "No Sweat" and "Bent"
  4. BooHead

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    Victor Wooten - "A Show Of Hands"
    Les Claypool - "Of Whales And Woe" and "Purple Onion"
    Billy Sheehan - "Holy Cow"
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  6. dirtymungoo

    dirtymungoo

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    +1 on all
  7. Blake Bass

    Blake Bass Supporting Member

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    I really like Geddy Lee's solo album...but I can't remember the name of it at this time.
  8. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Supporting Member

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    John Entwistle's "Left For Live"

    X8
  9. dirtymungoo

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    one of my favorite albums.

    i also like stanley clarks school days
  10. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    Stanley Clarke: self titled and Journey To Love
    Jaco: Jaco
    These all came out within a year or so of each other and rocked my world, also showed me what a hack I was.:eek:
  11. noahw1

    noahw1 Supporting Member

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    Michael Manring: Soliloquy
    Stanley Clarke: School Days
    Jaco: Jaco
    Most bass albums bore me to tears but these are exceptional.
  12. Chrisk-K

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    "Fish Out of Water" by Squire and "The Dream of a Blue Turtle" by Sting.
  13. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

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    Gene Simmons~ but, I was only 12 years old at the time.
  14. bassmanjla

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    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.
  15. EssJay

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    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.
  16. Vincent P

    Vincent P Supporting Member

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    Marcus Miller: Marcus

    His version of Higher Ground, is killer.
  17. KrisH

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    Fish out of Water -- Squire
    Liked parts of Stanley Clarke's self-titled album, too.
  18. bassballs_dk

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    Jonas Hellborg: The Silent Life
  19. GZ2

    GZ2

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    Marcus Miller Tales
    Marcus Miller Marcus
    Marcus Miller The Sun Don't Lie
  20. Hoover

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    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.
  21. plankspanker13

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    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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