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Is there a bassist out there whom you wish you'd heard in a different setting/style?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Blackbird, May 24, 2002.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    James Jamerson with Weather Report.

    Boggles the mind (well, MY mind, at any rate).
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    U2 with a any decent bass player

    Any decent band with F****y

    Iron Maiden with Mark King

    Blink 182 with Bootsey

    The Doors with John Entwhistle

    Abba with Jonas Hellborg

    and on
  3. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Lemmy bassing for N'sync?

    I'm gonna have nightmares about that-
    not only Iron Maiden without Steve Harris- but Iron Maiden with Mark King?


    how about fantasy line-ups?-
    Jimi Hendrix Experience with Steve Harris on bass?
    or maybe Bernard Edwards?

    I'm interested in hearing Planet US- the "supergroup" featuring VH's Sammy Hagar and Mike Anthony, and Neal Schon and Dean Castronovo of Journey- to see what Mike Anthony can do outside the constraints of Van Halen.
  5. :D Bootsy with Average White Band (no pun intended)

    :cool:Rocco with James Brown

    :) Jaco with Chick Corea and Return to Forever

    ;) Stanley with UZEB
  6. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    oh dear god... any of those would be terrifying. I'm finding it hard to decide which one I'd want to have the most if I could wave a magic wand and make it happen.
  7. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Geddy Lee with ZZ Top......... NOT!!!

    I love the idea of Lemmy with a boy band. N'Sync would be vaporized, yay!
  9. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    i've always wondered about a flea/hendrix session.

    Hendrix had some incredible rhythm chops, and i would love to see those guys playin off each other.
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Christian McBride with Metallica
    Les Claypool with Slayer
    Ryan Martinie (Ryknow) with Chick Corea
    Steve Harris with In Flames
    Jonas Hellborg with Death
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Weather Report, as you already know, were a pretty eclectic aggregation. Shorter & Zawinul were the constants...they did go thru quite a few bassists/drummers.
    For instance, it blew my mind that they used Tiki Fullwood(P-Funk) & Gregg Errico(Sly & The Family Stone) on drums.
    Also, on Sweetnighter, Andrew White, a bass player steeped in R&B, was used.

    Anyway, JJ & WR could be cool, IMO.

    I would love to hear Flea in any situation OUTSIDE his normal thing...i.e. get together with some really happenin' players & then see what happens.
    For example:
    Billy Sheehan & Dennis Chambers? I'm sure Sheehan learned a thing or two &, as a result, bettered himself...how 'bout Flea with DC or Colaiuta?

    As far as Hendrix-
    ...there was supposed to be a Miles/Hendrix thing; it never happened. Too bad...
  12. Ryknow from Mudvayne in a Funk Metal band of some Kind.

    Jaco laying down some bass for one of the acid jazz/rap jazz bands

    Les Claypool in Metallica :eek: ... eh you couldn't hear him.
  13. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I've always wondered how P-Nut would be in a jazz/fusion band.
    Or John Entwhistle in a nu-metal band:eek:
  14. Geddy Lee with A Flock Of Seagulls


    Peter Hook with Nirvana


    Jeff Berlin with any nu-metal band


    Mike Mills with Oasis

    Ah but would the Gallaghers let him?

    Paul McCartney with Radiohead

    Well well...

    Sting with Green Day

    If it were 1978 during the Outlandos era...

    Dee Dee Ramone with Blink 182

    Good fit?

    Just messing around with stupid thoughts...ah fun fun...
  15. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    well, he did something with Dee-Lite ("Groove is in the heart")... not exactly a "band" but oh well...

    with that JE ultra harsh tone he would be the biggest competition for Fieldy... :D

    nice thread!
  16. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Cliff Burton with Limp Bizkit or Rage Against the Machine (kind of fantasy, ghost sessions)

    Billy Sheehan with Michael Jackson

    Oteil Burbridge with Creed

    Duff McKagan with Britney Spears

    Larry Graham with The BackStreet Boys

    Verdine White with Bone Thugs and Harmony

    Marcus Miller with Duke Ellington (another fantasy ghost session)

    Stanley Clark in the orchestra accompanying Frank Sinatra
  17. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    You know, there's a couple of contemporary singers that would sound amazing with better song writers. I'm talking Pop/R&B singers that, unfortunately, see their talent go to waste because of unimaginative and subpar songwriting.

    Take Mya for example. Amazing voice. Imagine her recording with Motown, '65, the Funk Brothers backing her up.
  18. i agree with you there HASBRO, if the song writing whent from "whiny saying-the-word-girl-every-4-seconds" to GOOD song writing, i would maybe look into mya or Brittney Agularia or Christina Spears.

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