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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by tapehead, Jul 27, 2009.
Another thing to blame him for.
I can't tell if that's an insult or a supportive comment
McCartney sucks ass too.
This thread is still around?
Not exactly an insult, but it sure as hell isn't supportive. The view you and a couple other guys are taking is very narrow-minded. Someone playing a lot of notes is no less of a bass player than someone who pounds out straight eighths in rock, or midtempo 1-5s in a country song.
Just saw TOOL tonight, and Justin did a bass solo that led into an intro jam with Danny Carey. It was very Gene Simmons, complete with distorted bass and repeated pounding. I couldn't help but think because it's TOOL, Justin Chancellor is great. If it were Gene, then it MUST suck.
I loved the TOOL show, but the theatrics were very Kiss influenced. HA! Dude said "McCartney sucks ass too". Great line. I love to hear people hate on the greats. It's like taboo, but very fun to hear.
I don't like gene simmons or kiss, but I respect gene simmons as a great business man.
No, I wasn't clear in my message, that's not how I feel..it ws from a previous guy who was saying that anything not super-complicated isn't talented. Like for example, I like Jaco, but one of my favorite bass players is Roger Waters, yet people say since he didn't start slapping all over the fretboard like a madman, that he was a crap-bass player. Still, I do think that if you're not keeping the tempo of the song, you're not usually playing out the role of the bass player..I don't think it sounds musical, and I feel the same way about music-less guitar players like Yngwie Malmsteen who just show off skills insted of playing MUSIC.
But I don't think that anything makes a bass player "less of a bassist", it's just not my cup of tea
You know, I think Vic Wooten is hated on this forum more than Gene Simmons.
Because people never shut up about "if dey r not vic wooten they r ****".
Dude, MACCA is a bass god who influenced many.
Frankly, I like Kiss' theatrics much better. The first time I saw Tool it was all music. The next time there was a lot of odd noise and some dude hanging from the ceiling naked doing some goofy air ballet crap. With Kiss, the theatrics are what you come for, with Tool I'd rather just hear the music. And Chancellor's playing is why he is good, not his solos.
Adulating any bass player as a god is taking it too far. McCartney is an innovative bass player who has influenced many bass players. I like his Beatles playing. He's not a god to me. There are other players I like much more. They're not gods either.
Gene is a genius, at marketing. For such a rich guy can't he get a better haircut?
In fairness he did say a bass god, which is understood to be a bit different from a God type of god. Either way, I think you have touched on a big part of this problem. Celebrity worhsip. Its sickening. I have a lot of heroes, people who I look up to and inspire me that I don't know, but the worship level things are taken too is why this kind of discussion gets all ugly. celebrities take dumps, have BO if they dont shower, get the flu, do laundry, and all number of other things gods wouldn't do. They are admirable for what they accomplish, they are NOT worthy of worship.
Someone... please.... kill this thread....
Agreed. Love the sig by the way.
This is by far the stupidest of the Gene Simmons threads. For some reason, everyone's out for blood with Gene (pardon the pun). I've heard a ton of worse bassists get much more respect on here. Stupid.
Yeah, what about Fieldy and Warwicks? Those are the recognized whipping boys, please use them.
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