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Favorite female musicians where looks don't matter?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by hrodbert696, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Just a thought that's been nagging at me - so much of the time when we have a thread on female musicians, including bassists, the looks and "hotness" of the women almost always seems to play a role. I don't have a problem with that - it's part of show business, and I'm not into censoring people. But I'm curious - what female musicians float your boat WITHOUT being physically attractive to you? I'm not asking anyone to insult any of the ladies' looks, let's keep this nice, but who are you into without their looks being part of the equation?
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  2. Ann Wilson of Heart can float my boat - whether she weighs 100 lbs or 300 lbs really doesn't matter. She and her sister Nancy are amazing musicians.
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  3. jmac


    May 23, 2007
    Horsham, Pa
  4. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    If looks don't matter, why does it matter if the player is female?
  5. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    KD Lang
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  6. BryanM


    Dec 15, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tal Wilkenfeld, she's very pretty but that doesn't matter, she could be a 400lb man in sweatpants and I'd still get lost in that groove.
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  7. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

    Oct 2, 2009
    I always thought Chrissy Hynde killed it . She owned it on stage instead looking like prop.
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  8. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    I like me some Anita Baker,and Erykah Badu. As far as bass players , Tal and that chick Rhonda that played with Prince.
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  9. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Tracy Chapman
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  10. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
  11. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    When I was younger I had a crush on Barbara Mandrell. And the fact that she could play every instrument in the band made her more sexy.
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  12. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I think women who I admire become attractive anyway. But yeah: Kim Deal. :)
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  13. maartendew


    Jan 30, 2013
    Melissa auf der maur.

    Fierce, powerful, yet beautiful...
  14. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    Talent is sexy to me. Almost anyone can transform their looks these days but talent runs much deeper.
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  15. Jammin Johneboy

    Jammin Johneboy Guest

    Dec 23, 2011
    How about musician/performance artist Laurie Anderson .

  16. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    Yeah, not too many chicks can pull off Ann Wilson's vocals . That girl can sing.
  17. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups
    Bjork, I would love to work with her.
    Her artistic intent and tone is just killer in my book.
  18. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    Donny Hathaway's daughter Laylah Hathaway is pretty amazing.
  19. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Aretha Franklin
    Sheryl Crow
    Patty Loveless
    Kathy Mattea
    Mary Huff (bassists for SCOTS)
    Five Six Seven Eights (Japanese Girls Rock Band)

    (dead ones)

    Janis Joplin
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Etta James
    Bessie Smith
    Billie Holiday
  20. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Miranda Lambert (great song writer)
    Joan Jett (great rock attitude)
    Adele (what a voice)
    Grace Potter (fits the part of the band perfect)
    Tal (groove monster)