Tye Zamora - Alien Ant Farm

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by chump stain, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. this CD rocks (anthology). everytime I take it out of the player, it goes right back in after a few songs of another band. anyone else have this problem? every song rocks, and the bass and drums are SO sweet.:D
  2. What sort of weird ass bass does that guy play?

    I talkin Smooth Criminal film clip here,

    Any takers?
  3. in the smooth criminal video he's playing a Ken Lawrance 6.
    in the movies video he's using his Dave Parr custom. he made the most of the bass himself.
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I'm getting kinda tired of Smooth Criminal, but Movies is one of the best songs I've heard on the radio in a while. It's just so catchy. Is the rest of the album like Movies at all? I've heard that those are the only two good songs on the CD, the rest kinda blah. Because if it is I definitely plan on buying it.
  5. Just a note: the Ken Lawrence is a 5-string, not a six. It's not important.............at all, I know........
  6. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Its not the best album i have heard lately, but its not the worst. One of the tracks is a Police type affair that works well. It tends to get a bit samey if you know what I mean. THey are excellent musicians and a band to watch out in case there is another album in the future.

    All IMHO
  7. Yes. Movies, much better than smooth criminal. Had it for about nine months now. Not tired of it. Musicianship is great. Zamora is okay, i mean he's got some good melodic lines. ANThology is not a great album but it is great to listen to IMO. I hope they do well and arent remembered as the band who covered smooth criminal.

  8. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    I kinda got sick of that cd after a while because i just got the feeling like.. "Man... ive heard this crap before" whenever i listened to it. It was good at first and movies is a good song but i just kinda feel like this is just like every other song that gets played on comercial radio.
  9. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Anyone else like the old video for "Movies" better? I think the new one sucks. Its kinda cheesy. The old one was a lot cooler, IMO.

    The new one looks like the singer needs to shave.

    And by the way, the bass he is playing in Smooth Criminal is a Kenneth Lawrence Brase. Its a 5 string.
  10. Orco87


    Mar 26, 2000
    I was actually thinking about getting their cd. I like the Movies song too, it's very catchy. :D Should I save my bucks and just download the album or what?
  11. I like every track, smooth criminal is gettin kinda old. but, if you like movies you'll like the album.

    sorry, I thought it was a 6. I know the Dave Parr is a 6.

    I've never seen the old video for movies, what was it like? I like the new one, its funny.

    wow, seems like everyone is kind of ho hum about the album...I've been very happy with the purchase, I think the album's awesome! I've always been a hard rock/metal kind of guy, and I think its cool that these guys come along with something differnent to offer. the lyrics are kind of tounge and cheek nothing too serious. and the musicianship is totally cool. I'm stoked.
  12. just get the Deftones, much better IMO, Adrenaline for preference, also did any one notice some slight voacal simlirities to Chino that AAF's singer has, just a thought
  13. Bassmouse3


    Nov 12, 2001
    Valby, Denmark
    I know that it said 5 string in bass player, but it was a mistake... Tye plays a lawrence brase 6 in the smooth criminal video!
    Best regards, Bassmouse3
  14. How can you compare either band

    "Deftones and AAF"

    Ugh. for a start Deftones are TERRIBLE TERRIBLE live. Chino can not sing to save his life. He can scream weakliy and whines a bit. Dryden is hardly Pavarotti but he can sing, and AAF are good live. Buy the album. I prefer it to all Deftones stuff. But that just my opinion.

  15. Yeah, Zamora's a pretty good bass player, my favorite AAF song is Flesh and Bone.
  16. yeah, Deftones suck live. I like their albums and play the crap out of them, but live......maybe they need to tune back up the 3 steps they dropped and they might sound a little better.

    thats another thing I like about AAF is that they still use standard tuning.
    I thought it was a 6...

    come inside, kneel
    remember who built your home
    I built you flesh and bone.
  17. YAY for standard tuning. Keeping it real, and unlike KoRn

    whoop whoop

  18. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Ok ok. The bass he played in the IS A 6 STRING KENNETH. seemed to be some confusoin on here. i like movies. way better than smooth criminal. And they have a great sound man. i mean, LISTEN TO THAT BASS! that thing cuts like a foldedblade samarui sword.
  19. I'd like to take this oppertunity to wish Tye and the rest of the band a speedy recovery after their bad tour bus crash in witch their bust driver lost his life.

    if you are interseted go to www.alienantfarm.com for info

  20. "Movies" was a great song, I haven't heard much of the other songs off the album. Its nice to hear a band that's not all about a gimmick or following a trend. They're pretty good songs in their own right, and Tye's a pretty damn good bassist to boot.

    Smooth Criminal is pretty old though.