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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by PUNK&DONUTS, Jan 16, 2001.

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  1. Looking over old threads I have noticed a lot of Fieldy bashing going on. I realise that his sound is unique and that may not appeal to others (I am part of this group) but you have to admire a person who goes out and defines a new style of playing and sound (I know it is just a form of slap) also how he actually works it into their also unique sound. I am sure that when slap was invented there were plenty of people who rejected it. But why would you reject it is part of the ever evolving state of music and bass without pioneers of different sounds it would be a very narrow road musicians travel. I also feel that in order to achieve musicians must step outside the square they live in if they are able to produce music which affects us and moves us this is what the greats have done and I feel this is why we should be open to new sounds.

    This is just my 2 cents worth what do you think.
  2. backtoschool


    Oct 24, 2000
    You'll get alot of that around here and there is just no stopping it (and not just about fieldy).

    I've learned to ingore the generic comments and chuckle at the few and far-in-between creative bashes.

    I don't think most of the users on here are close minded, but that doesn't mean to say there aren't any close minded "comments" and unfortunately these close minded comments bring down the level of integrity that this site has held up and rightfully deserves.
  3. Fieldy gets a lot of recognition eg. Bass Player covers(mainly due to Korn's commercial success) for someone with a pretty basic style of playing, so it's inevitable that as a reaction he gets bashed on here. It's the same with Mike Anthony of Van Halen- he features in a lot of adverts like Fieldy, but most of his playing is pedaling root notes.

    personally, I prefer what Billy Gould did with slap in a rock/metal context, and Korn's songs don't have much variation (ie. to me they all sound the same)
    as for Mike Anthony, I have to admit that I sometimes practice along to the Van Halen live album on stuff like "Poundcake".......:oops:

  4. well i guess fieldy better step out of that square, cause we are tired of hearing the same bass line done in every song!

    ...and BTW, i do know "porno creep" by korn shows a little different side of fieldy, but he needs to do that more often, instead of "clickity-click-click" over and over.
  5. I'm not narrow minded, I've heard Korn on many occasions at the hands of my friends who like 'em, and I'm sorry, but his playing on the Korn songs is so tedious! He might as well play drums, I sure as hell couldn't the difference! ;)
  6. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Way I look at it is that Feildy sucks, no way around it. However, I figure if the guy get some people into bass (abeit the fact that he's playing SO out of wack it's not funny), more power to him. What concerns me is a bunch of people who think Feildy's "method" is the (ergo "right" or "only") way to go about playing bass, bar none. That right there is my gripe. A whole generation of kids thinking Feildy is god! That would be like...well, a lot of Korn, and to me (stress the ME part) that is not a good thing.
  7. ubersam


    Oct 12, 2000
    i've actually encorporated fieldy's "smack my b*tch up, whose yer daddy!" technique [or style, whichever you prefer] into my repertoire. i don't really use it extensively like in a whole song, i use it more as an accent here and there.
  8. Wes I AM

    Wes I AM

    May 27, 2000
    Tampa, FL
    Porno Creep rules!!! that groove is soo hott!
  9. Sorry if you have missread what I was saying but I was not saying anyone was closed minded just that without the different styles of playing and the pioneers bass and other instruments would be rather boring. Instead rather than knock it we should embrace this style and improve upon the basic clikety click sound he makes and make it more interesting and worth playing and teaching.
    No harm/insult/offense is meant in the following post.

    Now, with that said, I've heard Korn on one occasion...I forget when it was, but it wasn't too long ago. Someone put it on in the common room, and the reaction from everyone else in the room (me included, for once...) was one of complete and utter revolt. I personally couldn't hear ANYTHING. All it sounded like was fuly distorted guitars constantly strumming a single power chord. But with me being more musically tolerant thatn probably 95% of my school (or more), I could've withstood sitting in the common room for a couple hours without twitching in pain, but fortunately, everyone else absolutely HATED it, and the CD was quickly removed from the stereo. Which was good.
    Come to think of it, I think shortly afterwards, when the owner of the Korn CD was out of the common room, a couple of the Korean guys took the CD and played frisbee with it in the common room until it hit the wall hard enough that it shattered.

    Ok. I've done my share of ranting now. :)
  11. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    The only way to improve Fieldy's sound is to do it unplugged and in a darkened corner of an empty room... an empty, PADDED room... an empty, padded room equipped with those nifty Bose sound-cancelling jobs...

    Seriously, though... if you're gonna set about "developing" the Fieldy sound past just a "clicky-click", you get standard slap. Devolution is fun, isn't it?
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I think that the reason so many people bash Fieldy is because it is so easy to.

    And just think, all of those root/five hair metal bassists from the 1980s have somebody to look down on.
  13. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You know, I think your right. I think we'd be crapping on them now if then was now (follow?)
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Yeah, Brendan, I follow.

    There was actually some very good metal from that era, but bands like White Lion, Winger, Poison, etc killed the metal movement.

    People embraced grunge and alternative because they were tired of the same old riffs and vocals, but moreso because they were tired of the pretty boy hair bands.

    And even a lot of the good music from that time had posuers for bassplayers.
  15. I enjoy some of Korn's music.Fieldy is a good bassist for what he does.He probably doesn't care what critics have to say about him and his band.Please forgive me when I say this,you know I mean no malice, but...I think some people are jealous of his fame and fortune.Why would anyone bash an unknown artist?When you're in the public eye,you are a target.
  16. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    I'd bash an "unknown" artist if he sucked. ;)
  17. i think fieldy (although i dont like his style) is very bold in playing his own way. why do you have to conform to sound good anyway?
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Then there's Tina Weymouth.
  19. furtim


    Dec 12, 1999
    Boston, MA, USA
    nick: Because sounding like **** is unacceptable any way you cut it.
  20. backtoschool


    Oct 24, 2000
    one man's **** is another man's **** ;)

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