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What's Your Favorite Stanley Clarke Song?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Stickk, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    For me it's a 4-way tie between "School Days", "East River Drive, "I Wanna Play For You", and "Jerusalem" (Jerusalem is the best acoustic bass song, IMO).
  2. rock and roll jelly.
  3. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    life is just a game
  4. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    School Days for me, such a classic riff.
  5. ldiaa411


    Apr 19, 2009
    I think that all of his songs are great but personally for me its between "School Days", "Come on" or a song by SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten,) called Thunder.
  6. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes

    Jan 2, 2009
    School Days is my personal favorite.

    BTW, I believe Stanley is playing down in Austin next week. I do not know the venue, but when I was down at Bass Emporium in Austin yesterday, they mentioned the concert.
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    'In The Garden'
    'Sometimes It Feels So Good'
  8. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    "Silly Putty"

    ...with a multi-way tie for second: every other tune off of the Journey To Love album.

    fwiw, to me, despite how ubiquitous and iconic "School Days" is, and despite how important in the history of bass guitar that tune & riff deservedly are, it is imho a throwaway of a composition. There's just not nearly as much music going on in either the tune "School Days" or even the entire School Days album, as there is in such Journey To Love stalwarts as "Song To John" or "Concerto For Jazz/Rock Orchestra"

    ...though I'll admit "Silly Putty" is just a rehash of "Lopsy-Lu". Face it, Stan was a brilliant bassist long before he became a good composer!
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I agree...and also with the "Lospy Lu" connection (see below).

    Plain & simple: "School Days" is a '70s bass anthem...add "Joe Frazier" & "Teen Town".

    Heavy stuff there!

    Good post!
  10. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    +2, and I'll add most of his self titled album from the year before.
  11. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke... who would've thought?
  12. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Always was and always will be.."I wanna play for you" with "We Supply" running a very close second.
  13. DamienLangkamer


    Apr 18, 2009
    London UK
    "Stories to Tell"... Beautiful.
  14. beggar98


    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Always been "We Supply" for me. So funky.
  15. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    don't get that :eyebrow:, though love them both.

    +1 for Journey to Love, still my fav.Stan record.
    +1 We Supply.
  16. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I still don't think he's all that strong a composer. Every few years he puts out a masterpiece, followed by absolute crap. He's even admitted that he's happy to mark time and put out anything in between projects where he tries to make a statement.

    My favorite will always be "Hot Fun," though. I couldn't give a crap if he's not ripping badass bass throughout it...that's a funky-ass tune!
  17. the opening bass on that song (i believe) is louis johnson playing a musicman. this sonic depth of that bass is astounding! i have this on vinyl (bought when first released) and the whole album is great. check out simon philips double bass work on underestimation. this album was meant to be played on a high end stereo system- remember those, still got mine!

    oh, the name of the album. rocks, peebles and sand......
  18. i should clarify, simon philips double bass drum work.
  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Similarities of "Lopsy Lu" & "Silly Putty"...
    ...maybe it's all those Open-Hammer Plucks?
  20. i vote Bad A**es. such a funky tune with a fantastic drummer backing him.

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