favorite 80's pop bassplayer!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Arjan, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. John Taylor

    29 vote(s)
  2. Mark King

    22 vote(s)
  3. Pino Paladino

    13 vote(s)
  4. Nick Beggs

    3 vote(s)
  5. Tony Levin

    15 vote(s)
  6. one of the many many many other bassists that had Pop success in the 80's

    16 vote(s)
  1. Arjan


    Apr 18, 2002
    1. John Taylor
    2. Mark King
    3. Pino Paladino
    4. Nick Beggs
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I'd vote for all, if I could.:D
  3. I fixed that for ya Arjan ;)

    I had to add me fav, Mr. Tony Levin
  4. Lee Sklar with Phil Collins
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    JT! JT!

    But they're all great.
  6. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Ooh, it'd be a close one for me for second place. #1 is pretty clearly Pino for me, but after him - Nick Beggs was and is amazing, John Taylor played some amazing lines, and Ewan Vernal from Deacon Blue was another huge fave of mine from back then, who played some amazing stuff.

    Honourable mentions to Danny Thompson for his work with everyone, Mick Karn, John Giblin and Alan Thompson...


  7. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    His playing on Fellow Hoodlums is some of the finest pop / rock bass playing I've ever heard. Very creative / unusual while always supporting the song.
  8. Pop is a confusing term sometimes...

    I voted for Taylor, but geesh I could've voted for any of dozens of bassists.

    One who is missing is PETER HOOK!

    BTW would Mike Mills of REM qualify??? REM had a cult following and did break out in the late 80s, and Mills was a key to the REM sound.
  9. Wait a minute...

    Bruce Foxton isn't in that list either!!!!!

    Shoulda voted for the last category (the many others blah blah blah...)
  10. Chris Squire gets my vote, Big Generator in 87 , he used early model Tobias prototype piccolo bass, and 5 string. The sound and tone he got was HUGE! 90125, as horribly commercial as it was, and lacking Steve Howe on gtr( the painful memory!), Squire was all over the place holding it down.

    ah...:D just my 2 cents :bassist:
  11. Kid Charlemagne

    Kid Charlemagne

    May 29, 2002
    Colin Moulding of XTC.
  12. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Paul Goddard from The Atlanta Rhythm Section
    The guy from the FIX, I can't think of his name.
    T-Bone Wolk with Hall & Oates
  13. Arjan


    Apr 18, 2002
    Yeah, I forgot some. I really was thinking about Colin Moulding, but XTC was not really a pop band. He's a great player nonetheless. But it's a shame I forgot Mick Karn (I have two of his solo discs!). And yeah John Giblin (Kate Bush), and Tony Levin. Good that he's been added to the poll.

    The list can go on and on, hehehhe. John Taylor gets my vote since he was my 1st real bassidol.
    The others are also killer players, check out Nick Beggs killer lines on Kajagogoos hit To Shy! Or Pino Paladinos bassplaying on Paul Youngs Come back and Stay.
  14. Kid Charlemagne

    Kid Charlemagne

    May 29, 2002
    XTC not pop? In which dimension do you reside? :confused: :)
  15. Arjan


    Apr 18, 2002
    Well, hehehhe, overhere in the Netherlands XTC would be more of an obscure popband so would Japan with Mick Karn be. It's still pop though
  16. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I wouldn't put him above *any* of the cats in the poll, but whenever this subject comes up, I like to put in a word for Bruce Thomas, who played in The Attractions behind Elvis Costello. Good stuff!

  17. Just thought of another BIG omission...

    He may not be the same...

    but he was a big part of the 80s...

    Dude, Sting is not there!
  18. Dude, ummm, I like, added this so, like chill or something.

  19. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA


    Aug 13, 2003
    Sulphur LA
    I love all those guys.:D
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