John Paul Jones

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Man, i just listened to presence, and it has re-affirmed my belief in the zep, particularily JPJ's basslines. I'd just like to say how amazed i am at his talent and skill, plus he's practically never mentioned here. Anyone else agree that JPJ is great?
  2. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk

    A very underrated player, and a much bigger part of the Zeppelin sound than a lot of people realize.
  3. Yes, I think most of us agree, JPJ is great.
  4. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Bought the album when it came out, I have a copy in my truck right now.Never gets old.
    Was he using his Alembic on Presence?
  5. Check out The Song Remains the Same (the live release, not the song). I don't think he repeats a single fill and neither does Bonham.

    I had the opportunity to play his role in a Zep tribute and learned to appreciate his creative approaches to bass and keys.

    JPJ is WAY underrated.
  6. i'm relatively new to this forum, but i mean, from what i can tell alot of the bassists that (in my mind) are no brainers as far as being mentioned when questions like "who is the best..." etc. come up; are rarely mentioned, so dont really take offense to it, or even be shocked, cuz it seems to be pretty commonplace to not mention the obvious ones around here.

    with that being said, JPJ is amazing and he was perfect for zeppelin who in my mind is the greatest "rock and roll" band in history (my opinion, so i dont really care if anyone disagrees). But as far as comparing him other bassists both past and present, (again only my opinion) he isnt as good as say oh jaco, to name one...but then again...that's a no brainer....
  7. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    Awesome bassist, awesome musician. Without JPJ, Zep would be an incomplete picture.

    Though one wonders what Zep would have been like if Jack Bruce had agreed to join. Personally, even though I love Bruce, I'd say the Plant/Page/Jones/Bonham lineup was the best possible. Rock and roll Gods.
  8. Phe


    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Yeah, Zep was the best rock and roll band (IMO) and JPJ is awesome.

    He is not as good as Jaco was? I don't think Jaco or Jacos playing style would have been the right choice for Zep...
  9. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    zeppelin is one of those few bands where all members are equally important and share about the same importance to the music, like a 4 leg stool. Rush is another one
  10. JPJ is a bad bad man. how about the blazing repeating riffs in dazed and confused behind jimmys guitar lead. ramble on...the lemon song... man, i could talk about jpj and zep for days.

    if you don't own the zep 2 dvd set yet go get it NOW :hyper: his last solo record 'thunderthief' is awesome too. he plays 12 string (or is it an 8?) on the opening track and gets a tone entwistle would be envious of. talk about bringing the thunder!
  11. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    I've never really seen him talked about or anything, people mention entwistle and mcartney but no JPJ. what gives?
  12. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    I love his lines on Tangerine

  13. Thunderthief , Zooma , and The Sporting Life with Diamanda Galas are all BRILLIANT albums! Zeppelin is my favorite band of all time, and JPJ's solo work is by far the best of the three.
    Thunderthief and Zooma are prog masterpeices!
  14. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    ????!!!! ya gotta be kidding

    Yes he is a GREAT bass player. My question would be why do Plant/Page snub him so? JPJ says they "still have his phone number".
    Could be his taste in clothes but I'm just guessing
  15. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    he's the bassist

  16. He's the better musician.
  17. Last I heard he's the one that's pissed at Page and Plant. It had something to do with an interview Robert did, the interviewer asked where Jonesy was and Robert answered "He's out parking the car." Evidently JPJ holds a bit of a grudge.
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Who could blame him? Plant and Page should be ashamed of themselves. I've heard Plant poop on JPJ in other interviews, too. They wouldn't be half the band they were without him. On the other hand, JPJ would have been England's greatest session bassist at the very least.
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  19. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
    Isn't part of the reason why Jones was never involved in the Page/Plant reunions because it would make it "too much like zeppelin" or something. Not a particularly good reason really.

    Black Dog and Lemon Song, thats all I've gotta say about JPJ.
  20. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I heard that, but I also heard there was a personality conflict of some sort.