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the official tribute to obscure or underappreciated bassists

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by PutItInYourShoe, Jan 11, 2003.

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  1. ok here goes

    who is your favorite all time obscure or underappreciated professional bassist?

    i have to go with dan pfier, the bassist of god street wine
  2. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    Well as far as underappreciated bassist would go.. id say..-

    Bob Thompson(not sure thats his last name) from BIG DRILL CAR... complete jazzy basslines in punk music.

    Karl Alverez, Tony Lombardo- Descendents/ALL

    Everybody knows Karl is good, hes alot like bob, but GOD.. TONY ROCKED.. listen to Myage by Descendents.. Thats a tasty bassline right there.

    I saw this one cat who played bass for Bruce Hornspy. Never seen or heard of him, never caught his name on this show, but i saw him on a Direct TV freeview and this cat was tearing it up. Ive never heard some bass like that in my life. Complete Coolidge!

    Also, all the bassist who play rootnote, nobody can say that suck,just because they play rootnote, some music just sounds better with rootnote. Who knows, as my friend Randy pointed out, you never know musical talent until you hear them use it to there extent. Thats why i hate it when people rag on hoppus or something, i mean sure hes not jaco, but who care?? I dont personally like him, but who knows he might just be an alright player. At least hes doing something he loves.
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Nathaniel Phillips - Pleasure
    Andrew Levy - BNH
    Bobby Watson - Rufus

    BTW, this may belong in "Bassists"
  4. You're right, Granpa Curly, Tony did rock.

    In addtion:

    Anna Meyers-Smith:pilfers
    Rick Osmonte-Spring Heeled Jack
    Mya-The Chinkees

    And I think Hub from the Roots doesn't nearly get enough credit, he is just amazing.

    Moreso than that Jaco guy, I think.


    Just kidding.
  5. Ben Sheppard from Soundgarden. Sure they were a popular band and all, but more for Kim Thayill's guitar work and Cornell's voice. There's some really good lines in their songs.
  6. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Tom Jenkinson. aka Squarepusher...he plays bass and he's a god at it....he's also a friggin brilliant electronic magician.
  7. Id have to say kip winger :D YEAH RIGHT

    in all honesty under appreciated...Sting
  8. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Cornell Williams (the guy in my sig) - Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  9. ever heard the god street wine song "nightengale"? the bass is killer!
    check it out!
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys
  11. deadweeds


    Oct 28, 2002
    Harbor Beach,MI
    Andrew Weiss and Melvin Gibbs both from the Rollins Band

    check out Andrews work on End Of Silence....thats what got me into bass
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hellmut Hattler of Kraan and Tab Two fame.

    Before you put down pick players, listen to this guy.
    He plays like that since the early 70s btw.
  13. Josh Ryan

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

    Mar 24, 2001
    Good call.
  14. Barry Adamson, of Magazine.

    It's mad, they're ace, post-punk before Joy Division, yet the only person I know who's heard of them (apart from me) is someone who was there at the time.

    Magazine are a totally underrated band too.
  15. Berry Oakley from the Allman Brothers Band.
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    just imagine the response in the bassists forum :D

    i'll move it there presently.
  17. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Good call. The man can funk.
  18. a great bassist.
    also I think he used a chorused sound before Peter Hook. (Joy Division and Magazine sharing a common producer in Martin Hannett)
    Billy Gould of Faith no more mentioned him as an influence.

    I'll add Derek Forbes with early Simple Minds, whose material wasn't a million miles away from Magazine's at one point.

    and Tim Butler with the Psychedelic Furs.
  19. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bryan Beller, best know for his work with Mike Keneally (although he's also worked with Steve Vai, Wayne Kramer, James LaBrie of Dream Theater and a host of L.A. singer-songwriters). One of those rare "chops to spare with the knowledge of when to use them" bassists in the vein of Tony Levin.
  20. BigTed


    Jul 1, 2002
    San Diego
    Andy Rourke of The Smiths.

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