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favorite bassist solo album

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dirtymungoo, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. dirtymungoo


    Dec 24, 2009
    title says it all what are your favorite solo albums?
  2. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Chris Squire, "Fish Out of Water"

    Any of Geezer Butler's records with his band (seriously, this stuff is damn good)
  3. +1 to Fish out of Water

    Jaco Pastorius debut

    Gary Willis "No Sweat" and "Bent"
  4. BooHead


    Oct 12, 2009
    Victor Wooten - "A Show Of Hands"
    Les Claypool - "Of Whales And Woe" and "Purple Onion"
    Billy Sheehan - "Holy Cow"
  5. dirtymungoo


    Dec 24, 2009

    +1 on all
  6. I really like Geddy Lee's solo album...but I can't remember the name of it at this time.
  7. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    John Entwistle's "Left For Live"

  8. dirtymungoo


    Dec 24, 2009
    one of my favorite albums.

    i also like stanley clarks school days
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Stanley Clarke: self titled and Journey To Love
    Jaco: Jaco
    These all came out within a year or so of each other and rocked my world, also showed me what a hack I was.:eek:
  10. noahw1


    Jul 22, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Michael Manring: Soliloquy
    Stanley Clarke: School Days
    Jaco: Jaco
    Most bass albums bore me to tears but these are exceptional.
  11. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    "Fish Out of Water" by Squire and "The Dream of a Blue Turtle" by Sting.
  12. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Gene Simmons~ but, I was only 12 years old at the time.
  13. bassmanjla


    Feb 16, 2010
    Hollywood, CA
    While i respect the hell out of the musicians that make them. 99.9% of bass solo albums seem to be jazz/fusion, and that **** bores the hell out of me 99.9% of the time.

    So does any of yous, care to describe the music of your favorite solo albums? i have hard time beleiving that geezer butler, and entwhistle made something other than rock albums, but i don't trust that they didn't either.
  14. EssJay


    Dec 23, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    Om (Al Cisneros) - Conference of The Birds
    I think it's just a brilliant album, the whole sound I can only describe as hypnotic, it's very repetitive, but for a band that is only a rhythm section they make it work. And he did it all without flashy solos and slapping.
  15. Marcus Miller: Marcus

    His version of Higher Ground, is killer.
  16. KrisH


    Nov 6, 2007
    New Jersey
    Fish out of Water -- Squire
    Liked parts of Stanley Clarke's self-titled album, too.
  17. bassballs_dk


    Aug 1, 2009
    Jonas Hellborg: The Silent Life
  18. GZ2


    Oct 21, 2009
    Marcus Miller Tales
    Marcus Miller Marcus
    Marcus Miller The Sun Don't Lie
  19. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Can't limit it to just one, so, in no particular order:

    Mick Karn - Titles (ambient exotic atmospheric 3rd-World squiggly neo-funk)
    Bill Laswell - Baselines (skronky downtown avant-jazz/noise-punk)
    Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water (classic 70's British prog-rock w/ orchestra)
    Tony Levin - Waters Of Eden (New Age/adult-contemporary instrumental rock)

    and I'll mention Jaco's eponymous Bobby Colomby-produced debut, more for its historical import than for the listening pleasure derived from it.
  20. Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water -nails the proverbial "epic feel" better than most Yes albums

    John Enwhistle - Too Late The Hero -with Joe Walsh & Joe Vitale of the Eagles; fun stuff, and a couple of cover-worthy tunes: Talk Dirty & Dancin' Master

    Jaco Pastorius - his self-titled first album is still a monster

    Jack Bruce - Shadows in the Air -fretless Warwick yumminess