Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Apr 28, 2017.
Jeff Matz... High On Fire, Zeke, Wretch Like Me. Dude kills it.
Didn't read the whole thread, but Trevor Dunn from Mr. Bungle. He inspired me to start playing.
Are Bob Daisly or Herbie Flowers household names?
Are Any bass players household names(as bass players)except to bassists?
No, not really. I’d pretty much guarantee that the only known bassist in my age group among non-musicians is probably Jimi Hendrix.
In my house bass players are more famous than all the Presidents combined.
Except for the ones on money.
My man John Curley from Afghan Whigs. Saw them a couple of weeks ago and they are awesome as they have ever been.
This guy is a monster bassist and a historian of the instrument. He also has a great sense of humor
Jerry though, he's the dude.
Seven pages in and no mention of Carl Radle? Nor Gary Thain, or John Deacon.
Dee Murray and Dennis Dunaway already mentioned. Yeah, can't pick just one.
Gerald Johnson played with Steve Miller and Dave Mason
Rick Snyder: Rick Snyder aka Midnite Hatsize
Old fashioned Bass solo (and drum solo...What a band)
I guess Randy Jackson and E. Spaulding are house hold names.
Joe Gonzales, played with the dead, Jefferson airplane, Janis Joplin, and a few other bay area band's
I'll interpret the original question as asking for relatively unknown but pro players that should be better known among the bass community ...
1. Kev Hopper - lots of solo stuff, most likely known if at all among the community for his band Stump that had a hit in the 80's. Fretless monster with an approach that still sounds ahead of its time. One of those guys that has remained true to his own quirky musical vision, worth hunting down.
2. Bill Laswell - not just a world famous producer, but a serious bass player with incredible chops. Look up some of his improv work.
Scott Ambush of Spyro Gyra. World class and can hang with anyone out there easily.
I must add Allen McGrier ( Tina Marie, Rick James, Mary Jane Girls) to my list.