Who are the best pairs in rock?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tupac, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    What musicians out there know how to lock in with each other the very best? I think Flea and John Frusciante are on a completely other level. The way they communicate with each other in improvised jams and compliment each other's compositions is striking. And they put on a great show too. Just look at this, great stuff.

    What other musicians share a special musical bond?
  2. Gunnerhea86


    Jul 29, 2009
    The DeLeo brothers.
  3. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    the abbots- dime and vin
  4. JPJ and Bonham.
  5. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    This is hard to beat.

    Are we talking just rhythm sections?

    Because Page/Plant is the other pair that made THAT band work!

    If you want to talk about perhaps the longest running great rhythm section, I would actually say Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

    They have been laying it down solid since the sixties, and man is it good!
  7. jag872002


    Jun 16, 2009
    Yes jpj and bonham for sure. dime and vinney, lars and james from metallica, and the best the Van Halen boys
  8. colcifer

    colcifer Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Groovemaster and Pretty Purdie.
  9. ChrisBassify


    Apr 10, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    Lennon and McCartney :)
  10. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Don't forget Lita Ford.
  11. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    John & Paul.
  12. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    JPJ just followed Jimmy's compositions for the majority of his basslines...

    This is the kind of example I was talking about. I never really thought about these two, and you're definitely right. Ler, like John Frusciante, knows how to make that special kind of connection with the bassist. Both he and John know when it's time to step back and play rhythm for the good of the song.
  13. :rollno::scowl:
  14. :D

    It only took me 16 hours to get that.. [​IMG]
  15. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Leiber and Stoller.
  16. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Lee Sklar and any drummer, but especially Russ Kunkel
  17. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    Paul Jackson + Mike Clark
  18. Keith R. & Mick J.
    Whether they like it or not.
  19. That's a damn good answer!
  20. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I'll give a nod to all these pairings.

    And thanks to your post it took me about 16 seconds.