"Bassic" Bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by kcm, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. kcm


    Jun 17, 2000
    Woking, Surrey.
    Ok guys, we all rage about Wooten, Flea, Clarke, King and Sheehan and all the other flash gits, but what about the bassic (pun intended) 4ths, 8ths, 16ths players. No frills just sitting on the groove.

    My top three would be 1. Michael Anthony
    2. Rick Savage
    3. Cliff Williams

    Any thoughts??
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Donald Duck Dunn. THERE is a man who knows how to play bass. Not flashy, and not so simple that you would ever consider his playing "easy". Playing slow is easy, playing slow and WELL is difficult, and he does it.
  3. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    Adam Clayton.
  4. Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones...

    hmm.. Tim Cummerford?... why not?!

    I feel that they are all excellent players who are rarely very flashy.
  5. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Michael Anthony
    Eddie Jackson
    The Dude that plays for Nsync
    The Dude that plays for Garth Brooks

    sorry dont know the names on the last 2, should learn um though because there both pretty good.
  6. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Jack Bruce and John Paul Jones are simple? Not in my book.

    Aside from those already mentioned, I'd add Andy Fraser of Free.
  7. GOX42


    Sep 28, 2000
    rising sun indiana
    Has every one forgotten John Deacon of QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! That man know what and when to play and has tone to die for but he varies from song to song ......now there's a BASS player
  8. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Rocks Around The Glocks

    Aug 30, 2000
    Greece, Europe
    Johnny Lee Middleton of Savatage.
  9. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I haven´t forgetten him:)
    He´s great
  10. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    One of my favorites in this category would have to be Sting. He had some great simple, in the pocket grooves on early Police albums.
  11. I intended more that they aren't flashy I guess. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
  12. NJXT


    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    He 's a great bassist.
    But, IMHO, his licks are simple to listen but not that simple to play and to create.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    <font size=4> Rocco</font>

    Will C.:cool:
  14. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    The one I would add to that list is Aston "Family Man" Barrett. He's not overly complex but his sound is huge and he moves all those classic Bob Marley tunes.
  15. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    John Paul Jones is basic? Damn, you must be pretty damn good. You must be on Jaco's level.
  16. hey hey I didn't read the first post closely enough and I am deeply sorry :p

    all I intended to say is that the players I mentioned hold the groove VERY well and do not play things for the sake of showing off their chops

    regardless.. I don't know where you get off by saying that I must think I am better than JPJ
  17. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    i totally forgot all about Johnny Lee, he's not overly basic, but not overly flashy. I love him on Streets of Rock Opera, and Gutter Ballet. And he's one helluva nice guy too. Met him in Tampa. Met Dr. Killdrums too, he works for a Music Store here. Guess his career wasnt too hot though...lol
  18. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Keith Collins from the earlier Savatage albums was pretty decent too.
  19. FunkmastaJ


    Feb 1, 2001
    Seattle WA
    He's very good, but he also knows how to play out too, you can hear it on the live stuff much more than on the records.
  20. Player


    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    Tina Weymouth. The two note line to "Once In A Lifetime" is sooo appropriate.