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Trios with Bassist Lead Singers?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Polaris, Nov 1, 2005.


  1. Polaris

    Polaris

    Oct 2, 2005
    Hi all,

    I am a guitarist-turned-bassist who is also attempting to sing in a trio consisting of myself, a guitarist and drummer. I jokingly mentioned that we will be ok as long as we cover only tunes done by trios with bassist lead singers. Then we got into a discussion of how many of these there were. Some we thought of:


    Police
    Budgie
    Rush
    Cream


    Then I couldnt think of anymore off hand...

    Can anyone think of any more? I am thinking of groups people have heard of, so they must have had at least one album out, for example. Also I am only looking for trios, so groups like Thin Lizzie don't count.


    peace,

    D
     
  2. jetsetvet

    jetsetvet Banned

    Mar 24, 2005
    Supersuckers / Eddie Spaghetti
    X / John Doe
    Motorhead / Lemmy
     
  3. You gotta do some Budgie stuff! Napoleon Bona Parts I and II, or Nude Disintegrating parachutist Woman are my suggestions. :bassist: :bassist:

    Trapeze, with Glenn Hughes?

    Niacin? Billy Sheehan's bass does all the singing. ;)
     
  4. DGbass70

    DGbass70

    Jun 1, 2005
    Rochester N.Y.
    Kings X........?
    Primus?
     
  5. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Ankh-Morpork
    Beck, Bogert, Appice
    Cream
    Venom
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Blue Cheer
     
  7. The Lawrence Arms
     
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Backdoor!! :bassist:
     
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I forgot Robin Trower....James Dewer was a excellent vocalist/bassist.
     
  10. Polaris

    Polaris

    Oct 2, 2005
    OK the list thus far, in no particular order (with some of my own additions) :


    Police
    Budgie
    Rush
    Cream
    X
    Supersuckers
    Motorhead
    Trapeze
    King's X
    Primus
    Beck,Bogart,Appice
    Venom
    Blue Cheer
    The Lawrence Arms
    Backdoor
    Robin Trower (w/ James Dewer)
    Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (or Powell?)
    King Crimson (Wetton-Fripp-Bruford incarnation)
    U.K. (Wetton-Jobson-Bozzio incarnation)


    any others?

    peace,

    D.
     
  11. BBM - Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Gary Moore
     
  12. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Or BLT, Bruce, Lordin, Trower. ;)
     
  13. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    Forgive me for not knowing this (as I've seen them several times in the past 30 years), but did Dusty Hill ever sing?
     
  14. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    I was just getting ready to post ZZ Top!
     
  15. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Ah, beat me to it Jerry! ;)

    They reunited just over two years ago, but Ron Aspery then passed away in Dec 2003. The other two are still going and have recruited Rod Mason on saxes:http://www.cultfound.org/back door page.htm There is a Back Door documentary DVD coming out soon. :D
     
  16. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    old Immortal :)
     
  17. Morphine
     
  18. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I've seen some video clips of X and it looked like the singer was a guitarist...
     
  19. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    +1!


    Mark will be missed.
    :bawl:
     
  20. baller520

    baller520

    Feb 22, 2005
    Eve 6 :cool: