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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Jul 12, 2003.
Who was better? Jaco, or John Entwistle.
(Man, this is gonna be one hell of a controversy )
I will venture to say that if anyone responds Entwistle, they've never REALLY listened to Jaco.
I voted for John just because I can't bear to see him shut out. Jaco is better though.
I voted Jaco.
Better is always a sticky issue. I prefer Jaco's playing and composition. So, Jaco.
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.
what's better, apple pie or carrot cake?
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.
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.
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.
I voted John. Jaco bores me out of my freakin' mind.
I didn't vote. This doesn't make any sense to me.
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...
Carrot soup. Yeah, definitely carrot soup.
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"
Stupidist. Poll. Ever.
Not 'south of the border'.
I started "playing" bass in '72...so 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').
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!
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