The question that stumped them all.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Jaco

    19 vote(s)
  2. John

    7 vote(s)
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  1. Who was better? Jaco, or John Entwistle.

    (Man, this is gonna be one hell of a controversy;) )
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I will venture to say that if anyone responds Entwistle, they've never REALLY listened to Jaco.
  3. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass Guest

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I voted for John just because I can't bear to see him shut out. Jaco is better though.
  4. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    lol :D

    I voted Jaco.
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    voted apples*

  6. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Better is always a sticky issue. I prefer Jaco's playing and composition. So, Jaco.
  7. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    Not stumped. Your question is inadequate.

    Better for what???

    I couldn't see either one of them doing the other's gig as well as they did.

    Apples and Grenades.:rolleyes:
  8. Killdar

    Killdar Guest

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    what's better, apple pie or carrot cake?
  9. Pie! Duh!!!
  10. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    Actually it's "Crazy Train, Ozzy Osbourne (w/Randy Rhodes)".

    To the best of my knowledge Black Sabbath had nothing to do with that song.:)
  11. Fleckbass211

    Fleckbass211 Guest

    Mar 20, 2003
    My Room
    I will have to go with Jaco. He inspired many people who play bass now to go into the instrument.

    I feel he made the biggest impact on the art of bass, and therefore wins my vote.

  12. gruffpuppy

    gruffpuppy Guest

    Aug 15, 2000
    In your basement.
    When I was going to music school a teacher said to me that Jaco was more popular than Geddy Lee.
    He said that if you walked out on the street and asked, more people would know Jacos name over Geddys.
    To this day I still find this to be false.
    Jazz is not a "popular" music. Rock is . . . so Geddy wins in my book. So would John.
    Pesonally I would rather not listen to any of them at this point but that is me. Saying that any of these guys were not great players well damn I wish I was 12 years old again myself.

    If for example, Jaco, John, Geddy and anyone say Feidly got together and just hung out and jamed a little. (What the hell lets add Paul Chambers)
    Would any of them leave and think wow that guy sucks.
    I don't think so.

    In another example. Billy Sheehan. Never really got into the guy. Ever seen the bass day video with him? Most of the players are not from the rock area. Most are jazz lovers. They all play a jazz song. See the smile on the others faces when the rock guy fits into the jazz song while being himself . Put a smile on my face.
  13. I voted John. Jaco bores me out of my freakin' mind.
  14. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    I didn't vote. This doesn't make any sense to me.
  15. Osama_Spears

    Osama_Spears Guest

    Jan 7, 2003
    I voted Jaco because Portrait of Tracy is a really nice song:)

    also,his last name sounds like pastry:)

    oh,and I am not a big fan of Einwistle's material,just never really did anything for me...

  16. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Carrot soup. Yeah, definitely carrot soup.
  17. It sounds like a really good pastry...."Hello, I'll take an eclair, and 2 bismarks, and a pastorius" "That'll be $20.45" "Crap"
  18. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Stupidist. Poll. Ever.
  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Not 'south of the border'.

    I started "playing" bass in ' I am a big fan of both. Honestly, though, I can count on one hand the number of guys I have heard that played even remotely like Entwistle. On the other hand, I have seen/heard so many "Jacos" out there, so-

    -Both are outta the Jamerson skool.
    -Both had a voice; they brought that voice to the table when playing with others, too. Jaco still sounded like Jaco even when playing with Joni; Entwistle said he could make any band sound like The Who.
    -Both were searchers(Re: Entwistle- How many Rock bassists from the '60s/'70s sounded like they actually improved over the past 30 years? Ox in 2000 was happenin').
  20. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    I definitly have to second this remark. Who's to say who is better? They both play pratically polar opposite styles of music. They were both astounding in their own ways as well, and paved new roads in their styles. So to say one is better than the other, is simply obsurd. This thread seems to have absolutly no point, to me anyway.


    I give it a +2 for stupidest. Poll. Ever. also. I t hought these boards were for intellictual thought and expression....;), Lets get to some real posting!

    Free post #100!!
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