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Bass Player Quotes needed..can you help?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by unbasslichkeit, Jul 12, 2005.


  1. So I've got the following web site now:

    http://www.unidentifiedbassplayer.com/

    and on it is a little Java utility called the Quoter, which feeds text across the screen. I've decided to load it up with as many quotes from bass players (well known-or otherwise) as I can compile.

    Got any good ones out there? It can be anything you want that's fit to print as long as it has a source/attribution of some kind.

    Many thanks,
    unbasslichkeit
    "Not all who mumble are incoherent"
     
  2. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    take two notes and rub them together 'til one catches fire
     
  3. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    This topic has been covered before, but I can't avoid to recall one of my favorite quotes:

    "In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities."

    Les Claypool.
     
  4. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    "I'm a bass player, I like doing the same thing over and over again!" - Tony Levin

    "I once killed a man for Geddy!" - Mike Myers
     
  5. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    "Nobody notices I'm there until I'm not." Garry Tallent about his roll on the E Street Band.
     
  6. If it sounds good and the groove is the phat, the notes dont matter.-Fieldy

    How can you explain the color purple to somebody that is blind? I don't explain what we do.-Les Claypool
     
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    No quotes at the moment but I wanted to plug into this thread cuz I like it.
     
  8. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Unfortunate I didn't catch this thread earlier. I was just going through some old papers from one of my classes and I had 2 sheets of bass quotes, I looked 'em over, there were some nice little nuggets of quote fun there, but I said to myself "I'm pretty sure I have this backed up somewhere" so I trashed it. Now that I think about it, it may or may not be backed up. Oh well. If I do happen upon it, I'll contribute what I can.
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "No quotes at the moment but I wanted to plug into this thread cuz I like it". -Joe Nerve
     
  10. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    "Kid, you need to get some lessons, if I'm your main influence!"

    Gene Simmons.
     
  11. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "The only thing Don Ellis plays in 4/4 is 'Take Five'". -Charlie Haden
    (Ellis' Big Band was renown for Odd-Time charts).

    "My name is John Francis Pastorius III & I'm the greatest bass player in the world" -Jaco Pastorius

    "Don't call me Charlie; that's not a man's name, that's a name for a horse" -Charles Mingus
     
  12. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    OK, this probably won't fit the topic but I always thought it was cool.

    Pete Townshend on John Entwistle:
    "In The Who I play rythym and lead, and John plays bass, rythym, and lead".
     
  13. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    "what do I think about electric bass?...heck, I was playing bass before electricity!"- Milt Hinton
     
  14. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Here's a few from Bryan Beller:

    In response to Mike Keneally's "I'm going to count this in three because it's in three, okay?" to a song that is indeed in three as he says that's his 'default mode' is four and a laughing crowd response - "We're really good musicians, so we talk about stuff like that before we go in." Taste the pungent mixture of irony and sarcasm. ;)

    In response to a audience participation "conducting" experiment gone horribly wrong - "Are you baked or something?!?" Context is everything on this one. :D
     
  15. audiotom

    audiotom

    May 31, 2005
    new orleans
    John Paul Jones

    "I see they've finally found my phone number" R&RHoF to his ex band mates

    "funny it took an entire orchestra to replace me" on the un-ledded special
     
  16. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Haha, i've read that before. I take it JPJ and the rest of LedZep didn't part on such good terms...?
     
  17. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I remember that... funny stuff.
     
  18. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    "If you're a bass player in a rock band, you are by definition a moron.."

    -Scott Thunes
     
  19. Al Caldwell

    Al Caldwell

    Mar 18, 2003
    St.Louis , Mo
    I play bass...therefore i'm a bass player! Al Caldwell

    No matter how many strings i have...for me it all starts with one note!
    Al Caldwell