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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Sai-Tonn, Jun 6, 2001.
Which band lets their bass player "stand out"...I would say Godsmack
Les sucks, you can never hear him.
What are you talking about? Les ROX!
Chili Peppers and Incubus
chili peppers, maybe rage, and the flecktones
One: he was making a JOKE...
Two: It's "Rocks"! You've got time, you can spell the word out!
And to me? I'd say maybe...Mudvayne...they let their bassist shine in the sense that they don't hold him back in any way, he is a full 1/3 of the noise; more so at times, which makes him shine a lot more than most bassists out there.
(Didn't take any obvious Primus, RHCP kinda picks, because they are pretty obvious, like a gimme, so I figure go for someone else...)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
those i can remember right now... nice list!
many of the bands that "let" their bass players shine do so because the bass player is one of the main songwriters, if not the primary song writer.
i know that's the case in my band .
Quit showing off! %*$#)*7strings my left$#&*#&)(!!!!!
nanner nanner boo boo!
yeah yeah! Bring it on! I'll beat you with my 4 string bass, your...doublneck...7 strings....will never..!...aw poop. I can't hold my ground against that! Shoo! Go away, both some guitarsts!
But wait! You hurt my feelings you...you...you DRUMMER!
I dont think that Incubus' bassist stands out at all. You never even hear about him. He's pretty good but I dont think he stands out, either does Eric Wilson from Sublime.
I think this whole question is very "patronising" and makes the assumption that all the members are somehow not equal partners in the band - this doesn't have to be the case you know!!!
yeah, i think that's a bit of a misconception .. ever since i took over lead vocals in my band, i've been shining in the mix less ! i guess it's because playing the bass line and singing the melody is something of a strain on my concentration - i've gotta split my attentions, so i find i've been simplifying my bass lines (sometimes i even root-note .. shhhhhhh!!! ) so i can (try to) sing in tune, know when to roar into the chorus, etc.
Godsmack? how does their bassist stand out??
i'd have to say maybe P.O.D. Traa is wicked !
Check ou the albums "show me what you can do" and "The light beyond". Frank Gambale, Steve Smith and STU HAMM all shine on those recordings!
No rock bands really let the bass "shine" the way the bass can shine in other styles of music.
Jazz is the obvious example, but I've played in many folk groups where I was given free license to play stuff that no rock band would let me get away with. I also have NEVER been asked to TURN UP except in folk groups.
Brian: Was that FOLK groups or FUNK groups??? I can't imagine a bass-heavy folk group, but I'd sure like to hear one. FUNK groups, on the other hand, always have lots of bass in order to shake booties.
Bill Evans Trio w/Scott LaFarro
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