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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sumfortyone, Jun 6, 2002.
Entwistle, then Geddy, Chris Squire. but now i prefer Fusion, so Stanley Clarke now
my brother. he told me my fingers were too fat for guitar. haha
steve harris also because in iron maiden he is in the front just like a guitar which is awesome.
JPJ on led zeppelin 2
Flea he is so dam funky.
Another Chris Squire fan here.
It was actually my bass player leaving our band that was the catalyst - I was a guitar player/frontman who suddenly had to find heroes. I found them quickly: Sting, for his brilliant simplicity and undeniable hooks, and Tim Commerford for his tasty, addictive grooves. Geddy Lee is a close third for his seemingly infinite creativity.
les claypool, honestly i didn't know bass could sound that cool
Originally it was Bill Wyman(orig. bassist for the Stones) then any I heard till Suzi Quatro-she could play scales on me anytime - then Robbie Shakespeare(SLY & ROBBIE-Riddim Twins-reggae rythym section) when he was doin Grace Jones' stuff-Pull Up 2 the Bumper etc.. & Tina (almost mispelled it to Tuna!!! Tina Weymouth-Talking Heads! & Bassist from post punk band Killing Joke-can't remember his name!
Nice & varied lot there- I used to sit in my room(not doin my school homework...just bass work!!!) & PLAY ANYTHING that came on radio- from stones & Beatles, to Quatro, G.Glitter, country, Sweet, T-Rex, Archies, 1910 F.G. Co., then when I grew a brain & really started diggin MY OWN music-JPJ-Led Zep, Bernard Edwards-CHIC, Bros. Johnson, Birthday Party, Joy Division....................................................
Boz ........Bad Co. When "Burning Sky" came out, I was amazed. That was such a great album. That was 1977 I think. I remember on my 16th birthday, Bad Co. came to Dallas to tour that album. My mom bought me a 5th of Jack Black, and let me take her car to the show. I dont know how I made it home alive
ahh it was a couple of years ago, it wasnt who but what, it was a silver sparkly bass i saw in a music shop, i fell in love with it, wouldnt be seen dead carrying it now, it looked very tacky in heinsight but after that all i wanted to do was play bass.
For me it was Paul McCartney. I used to listen to The Beatles so much and when I was young I always liked Paul the best. My current bass is a violin bass.
my dad darrel brown. hes now a kansas rock hall of famer. then flea
Paul McCartney, JPJ,later Nathan East. Even later Stanley Clarke(WOW)!
Gene Simmons was the first to get me interested in the bass, but it was John Entwistle, Steve Harris, and Geddy Lee that really made me want to play.
I always liked the instrument. My friends in high school both played (guitar and drums). They decided to form a band, and told me I was going to be the bass player. THEN, I started paying attention to details.
Felix Pappalardi. Must have seen Mountain a dozen times when I was younger, and I was always impressed with his playing and stage presence. RIP Felix.
Good Luck To You!
Eusebio "'El Chivo'' Cortes from Los Bukis (an 80's mexican band) was my first influence. Later was Steve Harris but then John Patitucci changed my perception about the bass. He was my stronger influence.
Louis Johnson, without a doubt or contradiction.
It was all Geddy for me.
The usual suspects:
Sheehan, Geddy, Geezer, Jaco, Harris, etc.
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