Cool bassists who are not English speaking

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Raman, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Raman

    Raman

    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc
    The title says it.
    I want to share here some really cool bassists who may have flown below your radar because they don’t play in a band that sings in English.

    Please feel free to add.

     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
  2. Raman

    Raman

    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc
     
  3. Hellmut Hattler (Ger)
     
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  4. franklindayala

    franklindayala

    Feb 8, 2015
    PERÚ
    Percy Stanbury from Perú. My mentor and friend.

     
  5. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    Dee Dee Ramone? "Wuntufreefor" doesn't count. ;)
     
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  6. Ulv

    Ulv

    Feb 24, 2010
    Italy
    Federico Malaman

     
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  7. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    Uli Trepte of the band Guru Guru. The band sang in German and English (and nonsense). Usually the drummer sang, but Uli sometimes "sang", albeit through an ear-bud headphone as per:

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    Holger Czukay of Can. Again he didn't really sing and, latterly, he gave up the bass and instead played shortwave radios and other sampler effects. Can sang in English, German, Japanese and nonsense.

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    Both bassists are groove titans, often overlooked because of the odd and idiosyncratic music they and their bands created.
     
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  8. Raman

    Raman

    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc


    Afain thanks Axstar!
     
  9. mmxixi

    mmxixi

    Oct 16, 2016
     
  10. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
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    Ariane Cap is pretty great. I got to meet and play with her at a fine arts camp as a part of a Jazz bass master class. Pretty great player and a very pleasant woman to hang with.

     
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  11. Does german bassist Eberhard Weber qualify?
     
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  12. squarepeg

    squarepeg

    Dec 21, 2010
    Slovenia
    Lada Furlan Zaborac can speak English, but nobody sings in The Bambi Molesters:

     
  13. squarepeg

    squarepeg

    Dec 21, 2010
    Slovenia
    Zombierella of Messer Chups sings, but not really in English:

     
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  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    Technically speaking, your example doesn't fulfill the premise.
    Bass on Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson was played either by Herbie Flowers or Dave Richmond. It remains unclear.
    Anyway, both were subjects of Her Gracious Majesty and therefore, English speakers.
     
  15. squarepeg

    squarepeg

    Dec 21, 2010
    Slovenia
    The girls in the video seem to think Matthew Perovšek-Marcel is cool:

     
  16. billgoodwin

    billgoodwin

    Mar 28, 2011
    Roanoke,VA
    Takeshi with Boris.
     
  17. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    almost any canadian...right? :D