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FINAL FIGHT: Les Claypool Vs. Flea

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by mike lead, Nov 27, 2003.

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  1. Ok... Let`s see who is the best... Is not about only speed, or whatever. Is overall, Who is more inspirational? Who is coolest? Who is crazyer? Who is groover? Primus or Chili Peppers? Larry Lalonde or John Frusciante?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The only guy of the whole bunch I REALLY dig is Herb.
  3. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Chops-wise, Les blows Flea out of the water, that's for sure. JMX is right, though, Herb indeed rules. I somehow can't imagine Les in a band that does non-Primusy music, whereas I'm sure Herb could play most about anything or with most about anyone and still kick arse. <3 Herb.

    Ler, too, is an amazing guitarist and Mr. Frusciante couldn't shred the way he does to save his grandmother.
  4. Bassist519

    Bassist519 Guest

    Feb 6, 2003
    Albany,New York
    deffinately flea, the guy is a bass god
  5. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    tick tock.............
  6. I beg to differ.

    Have you heard frog brigade or oysterhead?

    Though, vocally, they're very, very much the norm for claypool, I think his playing style was quite different.

    Just my opinion, of course.

    Oh, I vote for Les. :D
  7. user


    Oct 26, 2003
    I think theres no doubting that Les is a far better player than Flea.
  8. Death! I say! Death!!!!!!
  9. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    DEFINITELY LES. Flea is good, but not that good. Les makes it just look like nothing while he's playing, and singing and playing.
    At the concert I went to, he started playing one of the songs, and was talking about how he appreciated us with the baracade, and making jokes, and telling us that flash photogrophy sucks, while playing it perfectly.
    He busted out the most amazing solo's I have ever seen and heard, and was looking up at the audience a lot while going ALL over the neck.
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Uhmm, don't we already have a Mike that posts pointless threads. :smug:
  11. Both great, but Les is more talented and can play circles around Flea. But there's something about Flea's lines that really sound great with each song. I guess from a technical side, my vote goes to Les, but from maybe a musical side, Flea.
  12. sunburstbasser


    Oct 18, 2003
    Musically, Flea. Hell, Flea all around for me. Les is one hell of an awesome bassist, but otherwise Flea kills him IMHO.
  13. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Yeah, I have the Oysterhead album, and his solo on "Little Faces" in particular just screams "PRIMUS! PRIMUS!" to me. Note choice? Check. Playing style? Check. Tone? Check. I really like the album, but to me, there were a bit too many "Primusisms" in his bass lines.

    I still wonder how Metallica would've sounded had he joined the band, though. :D
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

    Go practice..
  15. Hmm... :D
  16. I vote for Les. Although I enjoy listening to RHCP, Flea has a more uniform style to his playing, while Les has that sloppy technique that I have come to enjoy. RHCP are good, but Primus Sucks!!!
  17. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Can someone please explain to me why these "versus" topics are so important? Will it dissuade you from one to the other based on what the majority decides??
  18. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's a variation on "my dad can beat up your dad" (or replace dad with big brother). :p
  19. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Les > Flea
    Frusciante > Larry


    Aug 13, 2003
    Sulphur LA
    Ditto. Really!
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