What band are they in?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ultramangeos, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. Fellow Talk Bassers: I am a starting bassist, and I come on here everyday, and read every thread. One thing that I find difficult is that everyone is throwing out bass players names, but very few people are saying what bands they are in. I am always looking for good bass music to buy and listen to, and most posters on here have a habit of mentioning all these artists, but not the bands.
    I listen to alot of music, but don't always know all the players names. So I would ask as a favor for all us newbies on the site, to please include band names...Or is that just WAY un-cool? And I am a loser because I can't drop names like the long timers.;)
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Actually, WE'RE the losers because we do name drop!:D
  4. I just re-read my post and I think I sounded kinda' snotty on my last sentence. I did not mean to infer that the long time bassists were showing off by dropping names. I was in fact taking a shot at myself for being new to the whole bassworld, and not knowing who all those bassists were.
    So if I came off as a jerk, it was unintentional, and I apologize. I appreciate the allmusic.com link, I have been there before, but I did not know that I could look up members of a band. I will give that a try...Thanx:oops:
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    It is by no means complete, but it can help you in some cases. If it doesn't, JMX's link is an excellent choice. ;) If you still can't find out, don't be a stranger to ask. If you don't want to post publicly, you could take a chance and PM someone here who you think knows.
  6. www.allmusic.com is a great site.
    I just wanted to hit upon one thing that Oysterman did not about the site.

    It costs money to go there, no there is no fee but I know since I found it my CD collection has grown to an unhealthy size. :D
  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yep. Between TB and Allmusic, I'm going to drive myself bankrupt. Heck, I'll be a happy broke person...

    And the sister site Allmovie ain't to shabby either.
  8. BWB


    Aug 30, 2000
    Knoxville TN
    Victor Wooten is the bassist with

    Accept no substitutes.

  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Another bassist of frequent discussion around these parts is FiElDy. He plays for KoRn.
  10. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Gene Simmons plays in Kiss.;)
  11. backtoschool


    Oct 24, 2000
    Sammy Sosa plays for the Cubs
  12. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I play with myself.

    Oh, the bass? I play in the Renegades of Sluts. LOL
  13. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Well Paul Chambers has played with probably hundreds of other musicians. He was well known for playing with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, and Max Roach.

    Now Charles Mingus, see he had the same thing going on. He played with lots of different cats at different times.

    Ohhhhh, not Double Bass. Electric. Oops. Sorry.

    So Jaco Pastorius played with Weather Report. But, he had a solo album first. Then their was Word of Mouth. Of course, he also did some tracks for Joni Mitchell. Um, this isn't helping.

    Okay, no jazz. Um.....

    So James Jamerson played bass for The Four Tops, The Temptations, Jackson 5, JR Walker, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and many many more.

    Oh wait, probably not session players either. That probably doesn't help.

    Um, yeah, FieLDY is with KoRn.

    :D :D :D :D
  14. Well ultra...here we go...

    John Taylor>Duran Duran
    Peter Hook>Joy Division/New Order
    Mike Mezaros>Smithereens
    Tina Weymouth>Talking Heads
    John Entwistle>The Who
    Alex James>Blur
    Mike Mills>REM
    Geddy Lee>Rush
    Chris Squire>Yes

    ETC., ETC.

    PS: Whoa...Twin Cities? Me was there from 1994 to 1995... Yeah Minnesota...Minn..OH!... VIKINGS!!!!!!! VIKINGS STILL RULE!!!! AND BUD SELIG IS A %&$@# $$%&!!!!!! :mad:
  15. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    NewWaveBasser, you missed one: John Turner>Lord Only

  16. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Aren't they supposed to release an album? I've been waiting for that.
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It's been a rumor for months, I'm beginning to think that's all it is, a rumor.;)