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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dirtymungoo, Feb 25, 2010.
title says it all what are your favorite solo albums?
Chris Squire, "Fish Out of Water"
Any of Geezer Butler's records with his band (seriously, this stuff is damn good)
+1 to Fish out of Water
Jaco Pastorius debut
Gary Willis "No Sweat" and "Bent"
Victor Wooten - "A Show Of Hands"
Les Claypool - "Of Whales And Woe" and "Purple Onion"
Billy Sheehan - "Holy Cow"
+1 on all
I really like Geddy Lee's solo album...but I can't remember the name of it at this time.
John Entwistle's "Left For Live"
one of my favorite albums.
i also like stanley clarks school days
Stanley Clarke: self titled and Journey To Love
These all came out within a year or so of each other and rocked my world, also showed me what a hack I was.
Michael Manring: Soliloquy
Stanley Clarke: School Days
Most bass albums bore me to tears but these are exceptional.
"Fish Out of Water" by Squire and "The Dream of a Blue Turtle" by Sting.
Gene Simmons~ but, I was only 12 years old at the time.
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.
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.
Marcus Miller: Marcus
His version of Higher Ground, is killer.
Fish out of Water -- Squire
Liked parts of Stanley Clarke's self-titled album, too.
Jonas Hellborg: The Silent Life
Marcus Miller Tales
Marcus Miller Marcus
Marcus Miller The Sun Don't Lie
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.
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