Joe Lally from Fugazi

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Funk Warts, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Funk Warts

    Funk Warts

    Jun 13, 2001
    London, UK
    My new favourite bass player. I've been a big Fugazi fan for a while, but I went to see them the other days and they were so good it was unbelievable, but Joe Lally especially. Pretty inanimate on stage, but played flawlessly - seriously, I was looking for mistakes (how sad is that?).

    Just wondering what everyone else thinks of him? For me, the worst bass players are those that are 'all flash and no smash' (a Flea phrase), but Joe Lally is undoubtedly all smash and no flash. The BEST bass line writer in rock music in my opinion.
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    His lines are simple but 110% effective...

    also he stands out against two guitars and he actually don't use that much the "punk tone" (lots of highs) like the other thousands of punk bassists out there.

    me likes!
  3. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    He's cool. I haven't heard a lot, though..

    Fugazi came to Iceland once, but I couldn't go to the concert:mad:
  4. i wouldn't call his lines simple, a lot of them are pretty impressive.
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    well, in comparison to "root note punk" they are as complicated as they can be.... i stand corrected! :)

    and yes they are impressive.