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For all you lead-singing bassists...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RideTheFretboard, Sep 4, 2001.


  1. ...whose your all-time favourite vocalist (influences or whatever)??? I'm sure this post hasn't been done before...

    Mine's (without a doubt) Maynard of Tool - he has the most ethereal voice on (or off) this planet and can yell like a good'un as well...
     
  2. Probably a mix of Eddie Vedder, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Chris Robinson, Paul McCartney and Thom Yorke
     
  3. maynard is an excellent singer but i find him overrated. So many people think he is the greatest voice in rock but they haven't heard the likes of...say... mike patton. Now there was a singer.
     
  4. Do you have to be a lead singer? :D

    David Gilmour
     
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    Chris Cornell
     
  6. Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell, Bradley Nowell
     
  7. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    Chris Cornell, Ian Moore, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris whitley, Stevie Wonder
     
  8. jim morrison
     
  9. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Mike Patton

    and Ian Guillan, and Bruce Dickinson
     
  10. Im going to second Jim Morrison. Bet you didnt see that one coming!
    Anyway, I also really like Kurt Cobain, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour and Bob Dylan.
    Jim
     
  11. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Sting.
     
  12. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    As far as lead singer/bassists, I'm gonna have to go with:
    Jack Bruce
    Glenn Hughes
    Martin Turner
    James Dewar

    And although I'm not real huge on Tool, I've always liked Maynard's voice.
     
  13. BassistJ

    BassistJ

    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA
    As a bassist/lead-singer-in-training, I'd have to say Geddy Lee. I'd love to be able to reach some sort of middle ground eventually where I could have the control and sound of a good jazz vocalist and still get down and screech every now and again like Geddy. Hell, as it is now I can bearly SING a C scale.
     
  14. ryan morris

    ryan morris Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    sly stone, james brown, les claypool, ol' blue eyes, early spider(from pm5k), serge (soad), and zach de la rocha. a combo of all those
    later,ryan
     
  15. James Mainard Keenan, Johnathan Davis, Head and Rob Zombie.
     
  16. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Peter Gabriel
     
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I can't believe that nobody has mentioned Doug Pinnick!

    Best singer in rock music, IMHO, and lays down a great groove while doing it.

    Geddy Lee and Sting aren't too shabby, either.
     
  18. i'm sorry geddy just sound too much like a girl for my tastes
     
  19. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    Don't hate me guys. but as classical singer, I would have to say as much as I like rock music, Singers are a dime a dozen.... fewer bassist/lead singers than anything else but that is besides the point. I train daily to be able to sing the way I do.... I kinda like my voice..... its not the best for rock and roll... but it is definately unique for my band... :)
     
  20. Sneckumhaw

    Sneckumhaw

    Apr 26, 2006
    Earth
    I'm inspired by Ray Charles, William Bell, everybody in The Band, James Dewar, Jack Bruce, Howling Wolf, Jim Morrison, Greg Lake and Felix Pappalardi.

    That makes me sound like a much better singer than I am.