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Top 5 albums or cd's every bassist should have

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by FunkySpoo, May 16, 2002.

  1. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    I want to hear from bassists of all types: Slappers, rockers, straight up jazzers, all you funk masters, Blues dudes, and any thing else. What are your top 5?
  2. 1) Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
    2) Incubus - Make yourself heard
    3) Incubus - Morning view
    4) Muse - the origin of symmetry
    5) Ferry Corsten - ( Digital ) punk*

    * is a dance-track that totally kicks butt, but no bass involved.. just a cool dance-tune.. ( http://www.allodox.nl/media/punk.mp3 ;) )
  3. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    Just 5? This'll be tough, but here goes...

    1) 8:30 - Weather Report (live)
    2) Aja - Steely Dan
    3) Back to Oakland - Tower of Power
    4) The Sun Don't Lie - Marcus Miller
    5) Everything ever recorded by James Jamerson*

    *- this one you've gotta put together yourself :D
  4. lowb


    Jul 27, 2000
    London, UK
    1:Beehive "Brand new Day"
    2:Marcus miller "Live and More"
    3:RHCP "Blood sugar magic"
    4:jamiroqui "Emergancy on planet Earth"
    5:Victor Wooten "a Show of hands"

    I put Beehive top, as not many people here probably know Paul Lancaster. For me he has been a much bigger influence than Jaco (no disrispect to Jaco)

  5. Jaco Pastorius - Self Titled
    Jamiroquai - traveling without moving
    Squarepusher - music is rotted one note
    The Police - Regatta de blanc
    Beastie Boys - The In sound from way out
  6. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    In no particular order:

    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Live Art
    Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
    Naked City - Torture Garden/Leng Tche
    King Crimson - Cirkus
    Cryptopsy - And Then You'll Beg
  7. Hopefully I won't repeat anything previously mentioned:

    1) Donnie Hathaway- Live
    2) Rush- Moving Pictures
    3) Weather Report- Heavy Weather
    4) The Beatles- Abbey Road
    5) Led Zeppelin II
  8. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    In no certain order:

    Songs to Fuel the Flames of Discontent -- Refused
    Just Add Water -- Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey
    S/T -- Rage Against the Machine
    Outbound -- Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
    Live at the Key Club -- Pennywise

    Jaco's S/T would be on there, but it's been mentioned twice.
  9. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Except for Donnie Hathoway (which I haven't heard, but will as soon as I can) this would have been my list. Good choices ZoomBoy!
  10. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
    Babylon by Bus - Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Stanley Clarke - Stanley Clarke
    Abbey Road - Beatles
    In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
  11. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    D'oh! How could I forget Bob Marley?! Good catch Funky!
  12. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Led Zeppelin II
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    Humble Pie - Smokin'
    Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach
    Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow

    Honorable mention:
    Johnny Winter - Captured Live
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    What's Going On-Marvin Gaye
    Bass - Oscar Pettiford/Vinnie Burke
    Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus
    Light as a Feather - Return to Forever
    Flight of the Cosmic Hippo - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

    All of which are

  14. Let's see if I can come up with 5:-

    1. Blood Sugar Sex Magic - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    2. Mr Big - Mr Big
    3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
    4. Can't remember the name (Bombstruck?), has pic of burning Buddhist monk on cover - Rage Against the Machine
    5. Steeltown - Big Country ('cos it's in the car stereo and it just sounds so cool!)
  15. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Great stuff, keep it coming
  16. the rage cd with a monk burning... is their self titled cd

    i say all the rancid cds :p... but i like punk way too much
  17. Red hot chili peppers - what hits?
    soundgarden - down on the upside
    alice in chains - dirt
    primus - antipop
    weather report - heavy weather
  18. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    The Deep End Volume 1 - Gov't. Mule
    Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet - Miles Davis
    Waiting For Colombus - Little Feat
    The Fillmore Concerts - The Allman Brothers Band
    The Very Best of Booker T & The M.G.'s

    Of Course, there are many many more...
  19. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    In addition to the great suggestions above...

    - Michael Manring: Thonk

    - Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light (Live w/Jaco and Pat Metheny)

    - Jaco: Twins (Live)

    - Don Henley: The end of the Innocence (Pino)

    - Animal Logic (Stanley)
  20. HiFi


    Apr 20, 2002
    Southern California
    1. Stanley Clarke-Stanley Clarke
    2. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones-Live Art
    3. Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin II
    4. Red Hot Chili Peppers-Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    5. Primus-Frizzle Fry

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