Cliff's best?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Anaesthesia

    8 vote(s)
  2. Orion

    12 vote(s)
  3. Other (Please state)

    3 vote(s)
  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    When i see people talk about Cliff on this board, they usually attest his skill to either Anesthesia or Orion. So I'm curious, what do you think his best display of skill? If you select other say what it is.

    I gotta go with anesthesia, i know i know its harder to be musical than it is too be fast blah blah blah, but im young and foolish and playing like that really impresses me. What about you?
  2. Kinda wierd for me, my favorite Cliff piece is so buried in the mix that I've never been able to hear it clearly. He has a little solo chunk in the beginning of "Call of Ktulu" but it's almost impossible to hear it. I have the book though, and it sounds pretty damn good when I play it.

    But as for the best "display of skill", I'd have to go with Orion. Anesthesia is faster and has a wider variety of techniques, but Orion is much more beautiful of a song. His solo is freakin' gorgeus and better then Anesthesia IMO. I love Anesthesia too, but this Orion just sounds better to me, especially the way Cliff and the guitars work together toward the end.
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    To put it blunty, I think Anesthesia is a incredibly non musical piece of non music. Oooh arpeggios and wah... oooh. A lot of people make a point of "well, you can't judge to harshly, it's one of the first metal bass solos." I refuse to give "cred" on stuff like that... I close my eyes and think, "Does this sound good"... and if the answer is no, I don't care who they are.

    Orion's "guitar" bass solo is actually pretty damn cool though.
  4. I had to vote for Orion... I like both but Orion just puts me in a different place when I listen to it. :bassist:
  5. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    gotta go with orion, it really is a pretty piece, and one of the first songs I partially learned then got pisse d at and walked away from. :smug:
  6. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    The entire Ride the Lightning album. Ktulu has a great bass solo, Cliff really makes the song work. Ride the Lightning has some awesome bass work under the slow guitar break leading into the solo, very catchy and neat even if its highly buried. Fade to Black has a very simple but extremely effective bassline, with some cool fills under the outro solo (check the live version on Cliff em All). Creeping Death is another of my favorites (again check the live version if possible, Cliff is less buried).

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cliff had a great Melodic ear which brought some true unique character to Lightning and Puppets.
  8. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire

    Oh wait...

    Waiting for the flapping of wings that signals the arrival of Blackbird.
  9. How about the beginning of Disposable Heroes, when the bass comes in and joins the riffing guitar. That's probably my favorite Cliff moment :)

    (honorable mention: beginning of Leper Messiah)
  10. I think its pretty damn ignorant for someone to make smart ass comments about people being killed in serious motor vehicle accidents. Some people shouldn't be allowed to post here if all they're going to do is make comments that some people don't want to hear and may take offence too. Personally, say something relevant or shut up.

    I wonder how some people would like it if something like that happened to someone they cared for and then someone said, "It was the best thing he ever did."

    By the way, I voted for Orion.
  11. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    My favorite Cliff part is the intro to Damage, Inc. That volume pedal thingy sounds great, very atmospheric and powerful, and the rest of the song is great too!
  12. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Yadda yadda yadda...

    that was in horrible taste

    I'm disgusted
  13. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway

    whats wrong with arpeggios and wah?
  14. I don't recall any bass solo in Orion. What part is it in? (what time)
  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
  16. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Come over and make me :)
  17. Orion's bass "solo" was at about 4:00, although it's more of a riff. Really cool, regardless.
  18. I'd have to say, either any of the live solos i've seen (Cliff 'Em All), or Call of Ktulu. . . I like To Live is to Die, too. (Based on riffs Cliff wrote).
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    There is nothing overly musical about it... it's not well written. A bunch of crap thrown together, not all that well composed.
  20. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    not at all... :rollno: