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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stickk, Sep 15, 2008.
What? No mention of Robert's work with Infectious Grooves?
to be inducted in a Hall of Fame, the candidate should have a lasting contribution/influence to the development of their profession (bass guitar playing), a significant record of professional achievements (discography) and show outstanding skill.
Several names come to mind, a fair number of those mentioned before do not satisfy all of those criteria.
The following fit that bill in every aspect:
Herbie Flowers - playing on the same 1959 Fender Jazz since he bought it new...in 1959 !
Thanks Liberty, Michael should be #1. How about Victor guys???
This guy INVENTED heavy metal bass for pete's sake.
hey for flea you should include Coffee shop and Get up and Jump in the songs too
And for Burton, Orion also deserved to be there.
Also for Myung, Metropolis pt.1 also got his trademark bassline
Also add Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne, this guy is awesome, a very percussive player, also contain some complex basslines in his playing, using various techniques from slap pop to his signature tapping.
Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - Has played on over 4,000 recordings and soundtracks. Guitar Player Magazine described him as: "the most widely used session bassist of our time". He has worked with artists as diverse as Donald Fagen, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Dave Grusin, Andy Pratt, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Al Jarreau, Billy Cobham, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Ray Charles, Madonna, Paul Simon, Keith Green, Alvaro Lopez and Res-Q Band, Lisa Loeb, Quincy Jones, Russ Taff, Engelbert Humperdinck, Umberto Tozzi,Ron Kenoly, Rabito, Mylène Farmer, Crystal Lewis, Chris Isaak, Paul Jackson Jr. and Michael Jackson.
Steve Bailey anyone?
Robert DeLeo - One of the most underrated bassists in rock. Nothing flashy or super technical, but just nice tasty lines that compliment the songs very well. I find Core, Purple, and Tiny Music to contain his best work
I'll nominate Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliment Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubberband, etc). He helped pioneer using effect pedals with bass as well as bringing the bass "up front". He's got some groove. (Sex Machine, We Want the Funk, etc).
I do agree on Manring as one of the inductee.
And I agree also on the fact that some of the names are NOT in the first choice list.
For a number of reasons.
Why Myung? What has he ever done to make bass something REALLY important and innovative? Nothing.
Just an example.
It's not enough to be part of a big band.
Steve Swallow is MUCH more influential than Myung in composing, playing and changing the way bass is.
Just an example.
I understand that each one has his own heroes, but this fact doesn't imply my hero is a milestone of bass history.
I mean all the guys who either doubled Ray Manzarek's left hand, or did the lines on the album sessions. Doug Lubahn is one.
Carol Kaye, for being there at the start.
OK...I don't want to get too emotional about the negative Paul McCartney comments, but....
You can dislike the Beatles' music, you can "feel" however you want - this is America and its a free country.
But, c'mon! How many bass players have a bass named after them? How many defined a sound? NOT MANY.
If you have a really good stereo system and some Beatles' vinyl, listen HARDER to Abbey Road, Sgt. Peppers. There are some of the most melodic bass lines ever recorded on those albums. Paul's writting abilities only serve to enhance the counterpoint and intelligence of his bass lines and playing in general.
Again, you may not like his sound or his technique, but to say he does not deserve to be in a BassPlayer's Hall of Fame or that "his playing is lame"??
I encourage you to give another listen...as with many things in life, sometimes less is more!
I also vote for adding Pino Palladino and Willie Weeks!!!!
Sorry - my last message was meant for jbassp. I incorrectly spelled the name!
jerry scheff-elvis presley and a host of others
lee rocker-basically reinvented the double bass
tom petersson-architect of the 12 string bass
sting-frontman and bassist
rick price-my hero!!!!!!
Melodic bass is the great Paul's contribution to rock bass.
Outstanding and fundamental.
Perhaps not the best "technical" bass player around, but a superb "musical" bass player, if you get my distinction.
John Deacon (Queen). Tasty basslines. Very tasty. Songs - nearly everything on THe Game (1980), Jazz (1978), Innuendo (1991) and a lot on other albums.