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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Mar 15, 2006.
To be honest, I can't choose. They both do complicated licks while singing.
Mark King, because he can actually sing.
LOL! Oh Smug King, you may have a point!
I'm pretty sure that Claypool would be the first to admit that his singing voice ain't the greatest. King's, by comparison, is smooth and relatively rich.
He's a notch (just one, though) below King and Claypool as a player, but John Wetton is IMO one of the best bassist-vocalists ever. His work with the '72-74 incarnation of King Crimson was just plain spectacular, as evidenced in abundance on the The Great Deceiver live box set.
Both are my favourite bassists so i cant comment.
Geddy Lee, with his high pitched bizzaro vocal timber and kickass basslines rules them both.
Then Claypool, but only because I think his cheese is better than Kings version.
Mark King, no question.
Mark King by far.
Mark King, but Level 42's music is often unlistenable... some say that about Primus... but Level 42 is too bleh for me most of the time.
Level 42 are my favourite band, but i dislike anything after '85/'86. They started doing cheesy pop stuff , which is nothing compared to their original '80/'81 jazz-funk stuff. Sadly, that stuff was only really popular in Europe so most of you American guys might not have heard much of that, probably mostly the pop stuff instead. You lot should listen to the Early Tapes!
I remember Pitchfork once doing a "song-off" between "Something About You" and Toto's "Africa." Ultimately, they went with the latter, giving it (IIRC) 3 stars vs. only 2.5 for "Something About You."
Not that this is germane to anything, I just figured I'd bring it up.
If Primus did more than take a bass riff and write a repetitious tune around it I might actually like Les.
My vote goes to Les, just because I am not too into Mark King's music. IMHO, Les' voice fits Primus perfectly.
I would say mark has a much better voice, but it's pretty hard to say who's better because I believe once you get to a certain level you have peers and not superiors.
+1 - credit goes out to Les' original style of playing though
I 'll vote for Mark King, however like some posted earlier, Geddy rules them both.
Who's Mark King ??