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What do Cliff Burton, Carol Kaye, and Robert Trujillo have in common?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Road Hat, May 24, 2018.

  1. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...is Jamerson also on said list?
  2. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    Internet Reality.

    I’m beginning to wonder if that is an oxymoron.
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  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Guitar Player cover story...October 1987.
    EVH plays bass on Sammy Hagar's solo album. In the interview, Hagar blows so much smoke up Van Halen's ass about his bass playing.
    I have never heard this album...so I should just keep my bazoo shut, right?
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...just the recordings.
  5. Road Hat

    Road Hat Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    NorCal, USA
    Lol, nope.
  6. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    Anybody notice a curious absence from that list, from the rock & roll/hard rock world? I guess he'd want himself listed as an entertainer, anyway?!
  7. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    I posted the list in part due to at least one notable omission. The interesting thing is if you instead search “bassist” the name is there.

    It begs the old debate about “bass player” vs “bassist”. Is there a difference?

    Is Yo Yo Ma a “cello player”? Or is he a “cellist”?
  8. Road Hat

    Road Hat Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    NorCal, USA
    This guy is, though:

    "Carol taught me more about the bass than is decent."
    - Sting

    I have *no* idea what that means, but hey, it’s Sting mostly endorsing her, sort of.
  9. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Ok, I’m dense. Who are you referring to?
  10. Road Hat

    Road Hat Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    NorCal, USA
    "Carol taught me more about the bass than is decent."
    - Sting

    "Carol taught me more about the bass than is indecent."
    - Road Hat


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  11. At a guess I'd say Gene Simmons. I only get that from the 'entertainer' part though. He has his fans but I wouldn't put him on any list of bass players...
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  12. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I didn’t read the list, but I’m guessing Gene Simmons.
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  13. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Beat me by a post.
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  14. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    Playing in Metallica is a waste of Robert Trujillos skills/talent:

    Exhibit A:

    Exhibit B:

    Rev J
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  15. Oh, Oh, I know that one! They all have a first and last name, which contains the letters L and O. :)
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  16. I thought you were about to tell me that Carol has played bass on at least one Metallica studio track, which would almost surprise me.
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  17. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Metallica is a cash cow. I am seriously happy for Robert.
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  18. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    yes, she's really the one that was buried in the mix...
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  19. fretter


    May 24, 2012

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member


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