Billy sheehan

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    I've heard alot about this guy, but I havent heard much of his stuff other than a bit of the vai. whats some good sheehan to introduce me to this dude?
  2. Nuk3m


    Sep 18, 2004
    Down Under
    NONE! i dont like this guy at all. His tone style just suck im my opinion all he has is some skill, shame he cant use it very well.
  3. He used to play with Talas (sp?) and is, last I knew, still with Mr Big.
  4. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

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

    See him in action here.

    Also try to get this CD. There are lots more and I'm sure other fellow TalkBassers will give you good recommendations.
  5. Man that video is great :)
  6. Suckbird

    Suckbird Inactive

    May 4, 2004
    Now the video is working!

    It took a while...
  7. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
  8. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Wow...if he put as much effort into phrasing and melody as he puts into making faces on stage he'd be the greatest musician ever to walk the earth!
  9. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
    Must be a Mark Hoppus fan :smug:

    Get anything from Niacin (Billy Sheehan, John Novello, and Dennis Chambers).
    Very cool stuff, sweet grooves.
  10. If you want to see Billy in a more musical context, check out the Niacin CDs, or even better the Niacin Live DVD.

    You might not like Billy Sheehan's style, but he sure doesn't suck. Give me a break.
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    You can hear Billy with Talas, Niacin, Mr Big and Steve Vai (and on his solo records, which are a great listen). I've seen him live twice now, once on G3 and in October with Vai. It was very cool being in the center in the second row, m and Billy were really on the same level. Iwas cheering for him and I think he dug that. It was certainly cool of him to give me a little salute at the end of the night too!

    But yes, he is an ace player.
  12. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Billy sheehan rules, his technique is quite different, but he sure can play, and that video was great!

    Niacin rule.
  13. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    There's some underground jazz fusion type stuff with him but it's hard to come by. Wish I had it, I do have the Niacin stuff, very nice.
  14. I forgot about his solo CDs. "Compression" is a great rocking bunch of tunes. "Cosmic Trubadour" is good, but not as good as "Compression" IMO.

    But both are tons better than the state of rock on modern radio.
  15. Kruton


    Aug 20, 2005
    Ocean Springs, MS
    I think for the first 30 seconds hes okay. Then naaa. Hes definetly ok to fair. But nothing more. i would much rather listen to Jaco, Hamm, or Wooten.
  16. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Got any other info on these things? I might be interested in looking them up. I've also got his album with Terry Bozio, 9 Short Films which has some good stuff on it, as well as the first Explorers Club, Ages of Impact which is great as well (Raising the Mamoth is good too, but it's not Billy, it's John Myung...)
  17. Check out the first David Lee Roth album (Eat 'Em and Smile) and Mr. Bigs greatest hits. There are some serious acrobatics on teh DRL album.
  18. duckbutter


    Mar 30, 2005
  19. Starbucker

    Starbucker Guest

    Jun 29, 2005
    Billings, MT
    While I don't care that much for him either, I'm sure he owns the hell out of your punk ass.
  20. Sheehan is a masterful acrobat! Sure he has some flash that a lot of people don't appreciate, but that came from YEARS of playing and paying his dues! I've seen him with DLR, Vai, Mr Big and Niacin all live, and he is brilliant, and I believe he always holds down the low end tastefully and with respect to the song. He has a huge personality, which is reflected in his playing style, and he is also very respectful of other bass players. You don't make a living as a freelance bass player for hire, playing over 4,000 gigs world wide, if you suck and have no talent! Just because his playing isn't your cup of tea, doesn't give you the right to dis him. Show some respect.