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Bands with only Basses

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Williams, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Does any one know of any bands that have ONLY basses?
  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Clatter is a bass/drum duo. (Although you'd never guess it by listening....Amy the bass player uses a triamped rig.) They are also very cool people. Amy posts on the Dude Pit.
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    ^Amy also posts here (TB'er Tosca).

    *Mother Brothers has a Drummer and a Baritone G@#tar player.
    *Gonzalo Silva used to gig with just a Drummer.
  4. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Spinal Taps Big Bottom comes to mind but they had a drummer. Why would you do it anyway? that makes about as much sense as a band with a gutiarist and a drummer, boy that would sure suck to listen too!!
  5. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    I was watching Conan O'Brien the other day and they had a band called "Death from Above 1979" on and they were just a bassist and a drummer who sang.
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Superbass was a trio of Ray Brown, Christian McBride and John Clayton.

    Hard to beat that.
  7. Corbis

    Corbis Guest

    Feb 19, 2003
    Wamego KS
    This months Bass Player talked about the Bassist from Mars Volta and the Bassist from Audioslave/RATM playing together with 2 fretlesses and a drummer. The band was called Big Sir. I went online and couldn't find anything about them. Does anyone know anything?
  8. Tnavis


    Feb 25, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hmmm.... If I remember correctly, Cop Shoot Cop was bass, drums, and samples.

    Ned's Atomic Dustbin had two bassists, but I think they had guitars too.
  9. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Ned's Atomic Dustbin also had one dude playing keyboards unless I am mistaken. He wore his baseball cap backwards and danced while he played. The keyboard stand would be rocking and shaking, making me wonder how long those keyborads were going to stay attached.
  10. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    There's a girl that performs solo, accompanied only by her bass. I forget her name. I could find it out if you really wanted it though.

    I would imagine that a group that was nothing but basses would sound kind of boring, unless you had a couple of piccolo basses in there.
  11. BigJH


    Jan 20, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    The group Burn guitars had three bass players and a drummer.
  12. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I've done tonnes of gigs with just bass and drums. Dirk Diggler and I did one where he played Warr guitar and I switched back and forth between fretless bass and guitar synth throughout the night. Way fun, that was.
  13. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    How can we forget Spinal Tap :D

    Big bottom, big bottom
    Talk about bum cakes, my girl's got 'em
    Big bottom drive me out of my mind
    How could I leave this behind?

  14. metalguy2


    Dec 26, 2004
    I am surprised nobody has said anything about Bass Extremes with Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Dennis Chambers. SHAME!! :eek:
  15. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    hmm now that I think about it *LOL*

    Band X is a semi-punk band with jsut drums, vocals, and bass... odd songs *L* VERY odd songs...

    Les Claypool's many iterations of musical mayhem also come to mind.
  16. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    MC Divinity, she has a solo act that she does spoken word/raps/sings/talks over bass... and she's funky as heck!!!
  17. Syeknom


    Oct 17, 2004
    Leuven, Belgium
    Pale Horse are a good one. Two bassists, a drummer and a screaming metal vocalist =)
  18. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Squarepusher. Bass, drums, programming, synths. One dude.

  19. that was EMF, surely!
    no keyboards in Neds Atomic Dustbin; 2X bass (Rick + stingray), guitarist, drummer and singer.
  20. Singlebass?

    nice bassplaying, didn't think much of her voice though.

    how about Rothko- 3 bassists.