What bass-heavy bands have piqued your interest lately?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ironbar, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    For me it's Clatter. Duo out of the Midwest- bass and drums only. He plays drums and she rocks a Rickenbacker. (That's enough for me to like her even without the music!).


    So what bands have you discovered or re-discovered that rock your bass world?
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I don't know of any, but these Clatter folks are somewhat cool. Reminds me, in a way, of Belly. Thanks for the link.

    This isn't a shameless promotion attempt for your friends in Clatter is it? :D

  3. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Well, considering I live on the west coast and they live in the Midwest, and we've never met in our lives, I'd have to say no.

    Amy did answer my e-mail I sent to her last month telling them I really dig their music, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't make us friends.

    I wanted to start this thread to get some more exposure to what others are listening to / in to.
  4. Junk420


    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    Way behind, but a friend of mind lent me a copy of Zooma by John Paul Jones. AMAZING stuff!!
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  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    You may want to take it over to the Misc forum since that forum is for music.

  7. Oh yeah, I remember that coming out. I never did get around to checking it out. I should.

    I've been going back to listening to a lot of Yes lately. I was thinking how Jon Anderson was kinda the "white knight" to Jim Morrison's "dark prince" in terms of lyricism and poetry. So I started listening to both bands to test my hypothesis. It seemed to hold pretty true at first, but then I just got wrapped up in Squire's playing and the whole rest of the band and just ended up listening to a lot of Yes. Phenomenal stuff. Chris Squire and Bill Bruford/Alan White are amazing.
  8. Awesome, best new song and sound I heard so far this year. BTW. I am an old classic rock guy and there style appeals to me.
  9. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    Snarky Puppy! OK, they may not be "bass heavy", but the band leader and principal composer is a bassist (Michael League).

    Check 'em out:
  10. cleary


    Apr 19, 2013
    NSW, Australia
  11. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Been a fan of Clatter for a long time.
  12. ...and I've been listening to a unhealthy amount of The Jesus Lizard lately, but I love them long time.
  13. Unprofessional


    Mar 5, 2012
    Clatter is very interesting and I dig that vibe on that song. The Rick's sound lends itself well to what she's doing, IMO. I hear little smatterings of Lemmy in her approach.
  14. Saw 'em play last year in LA. Amazing! One of the best shows I saw that year and I go to a fair amount of shows. Their drummer is a monster! Seeing him and League lay down the pocket was something phenomenal.
  15. Winery dogs...overplaying at it's finest
  16. 21niko21

    21niko21 Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2009
    Colorado Springs
    I saw Snarky Puppy play at The Motet's record release party last night. Wow! Actually there were some pretty bass heavy parts that were almost like fusion bass drops if that makes any sense. My husband completely fell in love with them too. Here's a direct quote of his you all may enjoy. "It's like Frank Zappa *ucked the Crusaders".
  17. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    i clicked on the Snarky Puppy link but fell asleep before the bass kicked in. ;)