BASS Player

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    does anyone notice that always on the cover has to be a nu-metal or punk guy (or girl) or a jazz or latin player? i want John Myung or Tony Levin or Billy Sheehan or Doug Pinnick on the cover (yes i do have the issue with G3 players, but that left me craving more)

    who do you want on the cover?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    More international players, e.g. Kai Eckhardt, Eberhard Weber, Jan-Olof Strandberg, Laurence Cottle, etc.
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'd like to see

    Bill Laswell
    Avishai Cohen
    Jimmy Haslip

    Hmm. These guys are all either jazz or Latin, aren't they?
  4. More classic rock bassists and grunge bassists. No more freakin crap-metal bassists.
  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  6. This month, I'm thrilled with who's on the cover - Wil-Dog from Ozomatli. Any bassist who hasn't checked him out, I highly recommend it.

    I wish that BP would pay more respect to the jazz and latin players - Chachaito would be fantastic! I'm glad that Dave Holland got some space in this month's issue, but with all due respect to Wil-Dog, Dave Holland is a cover-story worthy player!

    I agree that we can go for, oh, about another two freakin' years without a nu-metal or punk cover story. But that's just me, and some 13-year-old bedroom burner in Wisconsin probably gets physically ill with the thought of stomaching another story on some old, crusty jazz "cat."
  7. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    If I had to defend Bass Player, it would be on this issue. They are a magazine, and like every other magazine, they want to move them off the shelf. From a magazine's standpoint, you want to grab the reader's attention with a snappy cover story. BP knows it's target audience, and is, well, targeting them. The best way to do that is to appeal to them with the bass players that are "hip" or "cool" (I don't know what the kids are saying these days.) And for every fIeLdY cover, there are usually informative articles on the INSIDE about latin and jazz players. BP has been pretty good about presenting them, they just aren't "cover story" material in today's magazine market.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Pino has shared the cover before, but never had it solo.

    Seems that Steve Swallow was on the cover once also.
  9. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    but that face of yours JT, just isnt front page material, you look like you just woke from the dead :D

    but its at least worthy of a working stiffs review;)
  10. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'd like to see Ryan Martinie. The guys is a metal bassist, sure, but he was/is primarily a jazz player. And from what I read, he's quite knowledgeable about theory as well, also he does jazz/fusion session work when he's not in Mudvayne, and when he is painted up like a clown in Mudvayne, he's still puting so much more into bass than most bassists in rock/metal do. Plus, him on the cover would sure as heck grab my attention. He's not virtuoso, but he's a step up from the lot.
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    JUST ONCE! just once!......I'd like to see someone who represents the jillions of us who play the no-name clubs and rooms week in and week out, who skip meals to afford that effects unit or CD jacket artwork, who drive all over creation to schlubb our own gear into a joint, and disappear into the night once the show is over, ( sob ) ;)
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    He's got to be working in order to do that ;) :eek:

    Ya know I love ya John
  13. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    AMEN! ;)
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Nope. Never.
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga

    oooo....ah....ouch! that hurt. think i'll go play my new hollowbody. :D
  16. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    [Bob Seger On]
    .....turn the page.....
    [Bob Seger Off]

    :D:D:D I hear you.
  17. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    um, I don't think Jack Bruce plays punk or numetal
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    cream was pretty "punk" when it came out, relatively speaking. :D
  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Dave Holland has recently graced at least two Jazz rags of late(coincided with the release of Not For Nothing). Holland was also recently in either Bass Frontiers or Bassics, too(NOT the cover, though).

    BTW, when Bass Player first emerged, their self-stated M.O. was to cover ALL bassists...electric AND ACOUSTIC. I'm thinking I've seen maybe 3 upright players on the cover in the past 10+ years or so(Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, & Milt Hinton...& 'doubler' John Patitucci).
    A Mingus cover would be nice...

    Anyway, I still can't believe Gary Willis has never made it as "cover-boy" on Bass Player...
  20. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    yeah i have been not seeing many uprighters... (i play both) there needs to be more... and Gary Willis needs a cover shot.