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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by wafu_vasco, Jan 15, 2009.
Writing catchy songs is a talent. Don't be hatin'
This thread is ridiculous.
I always liked Michael Anthony's playing. It always worked for the song and his high vocal harmonies are/were part of THE Van Halen sound.
I agree, it wouldn't make sense for him to be playing some crazy bass part, it would just sound cluttered.
Good bass playing is not equivalent to masterful shredding. Crazy fills and death-defying riffs do not imply goodness, either; if they are inappropriately applied, they imply the opposite.
I've seen live video's of Wentz.....trust me, he's HORRIBLE.
I refuse to believe that he played on his records....flat out refuse to.
I'm gonna get pounded for this addition.......<flame retardant undies on>....Les Claypool.
Sloppy- espesially on fretless- (what did that fretless do to him to deserve that?!?!??), timing sucks, tone (subjective I know) is horrible. Saw them live..........I felt bad for Les.
And YES, I own a few Primus discs.
I kind of agree with Mikebass. Again, just my $0.02.
Surely Palmer played a few of those girls...
...or perhaps he didn't and that was why he had that particular surname...
I would have to say Sid Vicious
It's too early in the morning for popcorn.
Fieldy, not a terrible player just very over rated.
I could never tell whether or not Bill Wyman was any good. Because I could hardly ever hear what he was doing when he was with the Stones.
Whether or not he's a bad player, he's certainly one of the most buried-in-the-mix players of all time. Not his fault, I'm sure.
Maybe taking solos is a bit ill-advised for a guy like him but I wouldn't go so far as to say that Michael Anthony sucks?
Sorry but I gotta disagree with you. Cliff Williams knows exactly where his place in this band is, and that's where he keeps it. I respect him for his simplicity and great feel for the pocket. Him and Phil Rudd together make a great rhythm section to a great rock band...
I submit to you that if you isolated the bass parts from your "favorite" basses, and gave them a close scrutinizing listen, you'd be surprised at how "rough" they sound outside of the full band mix...
Exception: 'Emotional Rescue.' Pretty happening bass parts on that one.
He's the worst bassist to make it pro? Did the comedy hour start just now?
Ok, fair enough - some bass players need to keep it simple to stop a song being over complicated. I like AC/DC so I won't jump on the band wagon there, but Michael Anthony? Come on... he just held tight onto Eddie and Alex's coat tails, whimpering for them to drag him with them to fame and stardom. He is truly, truly awful. Simplicity is no excuse for how bad he is.
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