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Bassist with Best Song Writing Skills

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by tiredman9, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. tiredman9


    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
    So what bassist writes the bast songs? Not just bass solo parts/albums but like parts for the whole band. Nikki Sixx gets my vote again and Gene Simmons is an ok bass player but wrote some good stuff to. Any genre even though the two I presented were of the same one.
  2. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    Paul McCartney? Sting? Mingus?
  3. tiredman9


    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
    Paul McCartney is definately one of the best (if not the best) Also Sting but im not into his music
  4. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
    Yeah. Like. With Paul and Mingus as examples, the issue is closed, I'd say. Maybe who besides the geniuses?
  5. Richard Bona
  6. Jaco wrote and arranged some amazing music for entire big bands. A few songs that come to mind are Kuru/Speak Like A Child, Three Views of a Secret, John And Mary, Fogotten Love (piano concerto written for Herbie Hancock), (used to be a) Cha-Cha. His compositional skills were amazing.
  7. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
    Steve Harris.
  8. Jorge


    Jul 6, 2005
    +1 for steve harris

    He is easily the best metal song writer
  9. Geezerman


    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, Geddy.
  10. Roger Waters.
  11. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    +1 for Sir Paul and Mingus
  12. MikeRS


    Aug 16, 2005
    Clinton, MA
    My vote goes to Steve Harris, Sting and Geddy Lee (both his music in Rush and lyrics are amazing. Even though he doesn't write lyrics often, when he does the result is very moving, listen to Tears off of 2112 for a good example).
  13. xxajr8xx


    Aug 31, 2005
    all said above and
    -Les Claypool
  14. I vote for John Paul Jones.

  15. +1 for Claypool, Sir Paul, and Jaco
  16. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005
    Steve Harris to the umpteenth power...Geddy Lee too.
  17. Everyone's been named - JPJ, Steve Harris, Geddy, Sir Paul, Jaco, Sting.
  18. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Brian Wilson
  19. Billy Gould.
  20. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Trevor Dunn