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Favorite Rhythm Section

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by HHHolmes, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. Of course I'm preaching to the choir when I say that a good bassist is the key to any band:D

    But having a solid drummer behind you is always on the top of my wish list when I enter into a new project.

    Who are your favorite rhythm sections??

    I'd start with:

    Sting / Stewart Copeland > Police (duh)
    Pete & Bruce Thomas > E. Costello/Attractions - were they brothers?
    Colin Moulding / Prairie Prince > XTC
    Bill Wyman / Charlie Watts > Stones (2x duh)

    Guess I'll give someone else a turn...
  2. Mandobass


    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Bonham + JPJ

    Fishman + Gordon

    Hendrix + Mitchel

    Futureman + Vic

    Two brothers in Soulive
  3. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Chris Squire & Bill Bruford (early Yes)
    Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker (Cream)
    Tony Levin & Bill Bruford (w/King Crimson & Upper Extremities)
    The Ox & Keith Moon (the Who)
    Mike Rutherford & Phil Collins (Genesis)
    I might add some others later cuz I'm sure I forgot some... :bassist:
  4. Here are some of mine:

    Rocco Prestia/David Garibaldi - TOP
    James Jamerson/Benny Benjamin - Motown
    Doug Pinnick/Jerry Gaskill - King's X
    Phil Barker/Teri Bryant - Iona
    Roscoe Beck/Tom Brechtlein - Robben Ford and the Blue Line
    Jack Bruce/Ginger Baker - Cream
  5. Mathias_TfG


    Apr 28, 2002
    New York
    Bruce & Baker - Cream
    Entwistle & Moon - the Who
    Mendez & Lopez - Opeth
  6. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Mike Clark & Paul Jackson.
  7. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Chancellor and Carey - Tool
    Willis and Covington - Tribal Tech
    Manring and Alexander - Attention Deficit
  8. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Definitely! The hook and PapaZita!
    Benny Benjamin was the main Motown drummer until he died, but Uriel Jones and "Pistol" Allan also played drums for Motown, as well as Jack Ashford and Eddie "bongo" brown on percussion. Anyways, Jamerson and anyone who can keep a beat makes an awesome rhythm section.

    Here's some of my other favorites:
    Donald Duck Dunn & Al Jackson
    George Porter Jr & Zigaboo Modeliste
    Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare
    Les Claypool & Tim Alexander
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Martinie/McDonough = Mudvayne
    Fleischmann/Cohen = Vision of Disorder
    Malone/Reinert = Cynic
    MacIvor/Schalk = Candiria

    There are more, but those are the first ones that come to mind.
  10. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Steve DiGiorgio & Sean Reinert (Death's Human)
  11. les claypool and jay lane -sausage, frog brigade
    les claypool and tim "herb" alexander -primus
    geddy lee and niel peart -rush
    eric wilson and bud gaugh(?) -sublime
  12. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics

    Andy Dickinson/Johnny Machin - Lo Fidelity Allstars (the groovin'est)

    I'm not really a fan of Mudvayne, but if two things about them are fantastic, it's Ryan Martinie and Cletus Mcdonough (okay, I don't know his first name).

    Les and Tim - I think they represent really well why bass and drums are condidered one unit.

    I'm thinking of others, but really I'm thinking of superb drummers with okay bassists, so I'll save that for another thread.
  13. John Patitucci & Dave Weckl

    Billy Sheehan & Virgil Donati

    Flea & Chad Smith

    Dirk Lance & Jose Pasillas

    John Myung & Mike Portnoy

    These are a few of mine
  14. Clarke/ Airto- Return to Forever
    Mingus/ Richmond- Mingus
    Prestia/ Girabaldi- TOP
  15. other than the one's already posted,
    Hub/?uestlove - The Roots
  16. Ditto, ditto, ditto. Those are some great ones.

  17. Jones/Bonham - ditto :bassist:
  18. qsoxy


    May 4, 2001
    Black Sabbath
  19. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    William Cambell / Richard Starkey
  20. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK