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Great bands with great bassists

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Jun 10, 2001.

  1. here are some of my picks

    Radiohead - Colin Greenwood is great! He does a great job of locking in with the drummer without staying on the root for the whole song.

    Tool - I'm not a big fan of their ideologies, but they really make some great music.

    Rush - Geddy Lee... as Homer Simpson would say: ggaaaaaaaarrrrrghhhhh.

    Smashing Pumpkins - D'arcy is a really good bassist with a hypnotic sort of feel. I wish they wouldn't turn her down so low in the mix...

    I didn't include some of the more obvious bands like Primus, simply because I'm a fan of the bassists, not the band.

    Now list yours.
  2. BassWizard45

    BassWizard45 Guest

    Apr 1, 2001
    Rome, Georgia
    1. Geddy Lee= some people hate him some people love him,... He just clicks with me. I used to play drums, and my idol was /and still is/ Neil Peart
    (do you see a pattern here?).

    2. Chris Squire= not very popular, but he's a master of that bass. I love his growly raw sound.

    ..........hmmm.....To Be Continued......
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey, don't forget Doug Pinnick of King's X - great singer, too.
  4. Led Zeppelin - John Paul Jones rules

    The Beatles - Everything by Sir Mc after 1965 is pure gold.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - There's no one else like them...

    REM - Mike Mills is pretty darn good...
  5. Gudforniet


    Jul 14, 2000
    San Ramon, CA
    I can't believe you guys forgot
    mark king from level 42, one of the best there is!!

    Have a good one!!
  6. NeoTrotskyist


    Apr 2, 2001
    Rage Against the Machine's Tim C. his lines are kinda simple but they sound just perfect for the songs.
  7. I have to agree with BassWizard45 Geddy and Chris Squire are two greats but ya left out The Ox John Entwistle. you can't deny The Who as being one of the great bands as well . I also think Tony Franklin and Pino Palodino are two of the best fretless players as well. So long for now.
  8. anubis101

    anubis101 Guest

    Aug 31, 2000
    Nacogdoches, Tx
    Dave Matthews Band. Stefan Lessard is pretty frickin good.
  9. Peter Gabrial, I just love Tony Levin.
    Tool, Justin is a very good pick weilder who gets pretty creative
    Dream Theater, Myung=Chops
    RHCP, Flea was allmost a given for me
    Primus, Les is a very good bassist
    Mudvayne, Ryknow just kicks ass
    Type O Negitive, He is a good bassist and knows how to work with his range vocally
    Kings X, Good bassist and very good singer
    U2, Adam sets a pretty good foundation
    Black Sabbath, Geezer is a great hard rock bassist and he still kicks it out as heavy as the younger crowd does.
  10. Stangg

    Stangg Guest

    What about sublime? Eric Wilson is a great bassist, and i'm surprised he doesn't get more recognition.
    I guess i'd have to say Long Beach Dub Allstars, too. Same bassist. He may not be the best, but he's definitely my favorite.
  11. Someone said Duran Duran has backup musicians helping them....I DUNNO...dontthinkso...

    Assuming they played everything (they probably did)... don't you think John Taylor deserves a lot of credit??? Remember Rio?? Whoa!

    Bruce Thomas: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    Kathy Valentine: Go-Go's
    (the guy from Blur)
    The Kool One: Robert Kool Bell!
    (the guy from Smitheerens)
    Ged...ah you know him... :D
    Kyle Henderson: The Producers
    Steve Harris: Iron Maiden :evil (icon there?)

  12. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    There are so many!
    Nuclear Rabbit
    Dream Theater
  13. katanatm


    Sep 19, 2000
    Dispatch!!!! Oh wait, which one is the bassist and which one is the guitarist. It doesn't matter they are both so good at both instruments, and singing too. Can't forget Platypus (Ty Tabor and John Myung!).

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