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CD's Every Bassist Must Own

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Petary791, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I don't know if anyone's done this before, but I came up with a list of CD's [I think] every bassist should own. I left out very obvious ones because I need suggestions from you guys!

    On with the list:

    1. Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves
    2. Alien Ant Farm - ANThology
    3. Audioslave - Not real sure, I love them both. Suggestions wanted!
    4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    5. Green Day - Dookie
    6. Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
    7. Led Zeppelin - Suggestions wanted!
    8. Tool - Lateralus
    9. Los Lonely Boys - Self Titled
    10. Metallica - Master of Puppets or Ride The Lightning (which do you reccomend?)
    11. Dream Theater - Train of Thought
    12. The Les Claypool Ferocious Flying Frog Brigade - Purple Onion
    13. Rush - Rush In Rio (suggestions wanted)
    14. Primus - Sailing the Seas of Cheese
    15. Infectious Grooves - Sarsippius' Ark
    16. Victor Wooten - Suggestions wanted!
    17. Yes - Ultimate Yes (Disc 1)
    18. Voodoo Glow Skulls - The Band Geek Mafia

    Now obviously, you guys are thinking, "Where the hell is Stanley, and Larry Graham, and Jaco?!" I need suggestions of what CDs by them are good.

    So is this a good list, or no? :meh:
  2. You've covered some interesting titles. Some I have, some I should get. I'm embarrassed to say that I've never heard Jaco or Victor.

    I've heard OF them, but never heard their stuff.

  3. I think bass player did an article like that a while ago (years).
    I really enjoyed it at the time, but I dunno, I sorta stopped listening to bass as much as I fanatically was. I think the article had Led Zep. 2 and Weather Report's Heavy Weather album for Jaco, a yes album, a tower of power album, I know oscar Peterson's Night Train was on there for Ray Brown (really a great album not only for Ray Brown but Oscar Peterson as well). Marcus Miller's a show of hands was on it. Some Vic Wooten album was. A beatles on too. All in all it was generally a "safe" list.
    But like i said I really don't listen to many bass players as much.
    I know I really really freaken love this band Dredg though......just beautiful....and everyone is amazing.
    good luck,
  4. Emergancy on planet Earth by Jamiroquai.
  5. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Specifically from your list, I'll recommend Puppets just barely over Lightning for Metallica - both are quintessential 'tallica though, so have both =0)

    As for Victor Wooten, gotta go with A Show of Hands (funkedup, that was Vic, not MM). All bass, all the time.

    Hey, try out Primus - Rhinoplasty (gotta love Les Claypool playing Stanley Clarke!)

    And Cream - definitely Cream. And Pink Floyd, DSOTM.

  6. Petary791:

    I do not own any of the albums on your list.

    Does this make me a bad person, or merely a bad bassist?? :confused: :D :confused: :D
  7. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Erykah Badu - Live (Hubert Eaves IV on bass)

    Eaves playing on this album is excellent and his tone is amazing.
  8. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I'm going to have to say:
    Rush- 2112
  9. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    Death - Individual Thought Patterns
    Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

  10. All_¥our_Bass


    Dec 26, 2004
    'Animals' by pink floyd [theres no way in heaven, or hell for that matter your gonna pull off 'Pigs(Three Different Ones) w/ out bass]
    'The Wall' by pink floyd [listen to the fretless solos on 'Hey You']
    'No More Tears' by Ozzy "dah dun dun dah dun dun..."
    'Lateralus' by tool
    'Kill 'em All' by Metallica [for 'Anesthesia']
    'Wish You Were Here' by pink floyd [groove to 'Have A Cigar']
    Led Zeppelin II
  11. screwball


    Jul 25, 2004
    Manchester UK
    +1 to that!

    School Days - Stanley Clarke
  12. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Barenaked Ladies - Gordon

    There's some seriously groovy double bass on this album.

  13. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I'm surprised nobody has bashed the h out of my list!

    Rock on boys! I'll check out those other ones you guys suggested.
  14. +1

    I love grade nine!

    U mentioned it, but +1 to Tool- Lateralus, and Undertow as well!

    I would say Garage Inc. by metallica has some wicked bass on it, and finally:

    KILL EM ALL PEOPLE! if for anesthesia and nothing else!
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    This album was a huge huge huge letdown for me. With the exception of the ballad, and a couple other songs, I didn't like it at all. Their singles were catchy/funky kinda rock. But the rest of the album was generic Nu-Metal, bummer. :meh:
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Oh and I'd just like to add...

    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication

    This is seriously some of the best hip hop bass playing I've ever heard.
  17. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    QOTSA - Rated R
    Botch - We Are the Romans
    Faith No More - King for a Day
    Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
    Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    Authority Zero - A Passage in Time
    Johnny Cash - Live at San Quentin

    That pretty much sums up both styles of music. Country and Western.
  18. eldave777


    May 24, 2005
    Wow nobody listed any Fishbone.
  19. Tribal Tech - the cd Face First - check out Canine...Gary Willis is incredible.

    +1 School Days

    Don't know the album but also check out the song Bassballs by Keith Horne
  20. I think it hits on some decent works, but is seriously lacking.
    Just my opinion...no disrespect. Yours seem kinda pigeonholed, genre wise...

    Where's the Beatles? Where's the PFunk? The Motown? The alternative edgy stuff? I could go on...world music, acid jazz...etc, etc...

    That's really the only problem with these lists is that they are so personal perspective. I for one have no use for Flying Frog Brigade, but the next guy may.


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