The Top 5 Faux Bass Players

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by dtripoli, Feb 7, 2013.


  1. dtripoli

    dtripoli

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    These are bass players who had their recordings done by top studio musicians but
    gave outstanding performances when lipsyncing there songs

    *Jermaine Jackson, Jackson 5.
    Bass lines and music; the Funk Bros./ James Jamerson

    *Danny Bonaduce, Partridge family
    Bass lines and music; the Wrecking Crew and Carol Kaye

    *Peter Tork, Monkees
    Bass lines and music by Producer and bass player, Chip Douglass

    *Derek Smalls, Spinal Tap
    Harry Julius Shearer, Actual bassist playing a faux character playing a bass

    *Dino Martin, Dino, Desi and Billy
    Wrecking Crew again
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  2. bryan gibson

    bryan gibson

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    The invisible dude from the Doors?
  3. dtripoli

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    Invisible Guy, Doors
    Larry Knechtel (uncredited) – bass ("Soul Kitchen", "Twentieth Century Fox", "Back Door Man", "I Looked At You", "Take It As It Comes")
  4. lfmn16

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    I always though Danny Bonaduce sounded a lot like Carol Kaye!
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  6. ma4rk

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  7. qervo

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    Something told me Jermaine Jackson couldn't pull off those lines ... I always thought the Jackson 5 songs had wonderful bass lines , now I know why.
  8. Tanner5382

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    To be fair, Peter Tork did actually play bass on a few studio tracks and live. He usually played guitar or keyboards though.
  9. gsquare

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    I played on the show The Other Half and Danny Bonaduce walked up to me, introduced himself, pointed down at my bass and said "I used to know how to hold one of those things." My brush with greatness!
  10. bluestarbass

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    What about William murder face of deathklok fame or murdoc from the gorillaz.
  11. bassfran

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    Don't forget my fave- Samuel L. Jackson as "B-Bop" [DEL]working[/DEL] faking it out on DB in the 1991 flick "Johnny Suede".

    (Re; Partridge Family- I had me a serious crush on Susan Dey.)
  12. Bassist4Eris

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    I remember reading an interview with some famous bassist (Stu Hamm maybe?) who said Danny Bonaduce was his favorite bass player, because he can change notes without moving his hand at all. :D

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Wilton Felder played the bass parts for Jackson 5.
  13. Wookieonbass

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    How about Irving the kick-ass bass player from the band "the Mosquitos", the band that was stranded on Gilligans Island. He had so much mojo he didn't even need electricity to play his bass! ;)
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    Not all of them were Jamerson. "I Want You Back" was Wilton Felder on bass.
  15. mogpipe

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    MURDERFACE,MURDERFACE,MURDERFACE!!!!!!
  16. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

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    Floyd Pepper, bass player for the Electric Mayhem band on The Muppet Show.
  17. JumboJack

    JumboJack Supporting Member

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    I assume that's Bryan Beller
  18. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser Supporting Member

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    You and me, both, brother.

    I think Bonaduce used to tell the story that when he first, ahem, played, the bass, he was strumming it like a guitar and David Cassidy stopped the take and at least corrected that.
  19. CrewsControl

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    'Cause David Cassidy is good like that.
  20. Feral Feline

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    Emmet Otter – Washtub bassist
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    Sid Vicious. Bass lines played by Steve Jones.

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