Who is your most underrated bassist?...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Claymore, Jul 29, 2020.


  1. Outbush

    Outbush

    Nov 6, 2016
    Australia
    RIP.

    Yeah, I'll edit.

    I remember hearing this song at a party with a pool and watching a young lady of such loveliness I still remember it. Well, remembering it happening anyway, wouldn't know her if she popped up in my porridge. Perhaps I could just conjure up an image but I doubt its accuracy.

    Not long afterwards - perhaps just weeks - Midnight Oil's (10 to 1 inclusive) came out and I think that back in those cold war days the young of Australia suddenly thought, "Hey, someone's worried about the state of our world just like us, and broadcasting it to our parents and their generation and things will get better now". Just how that might have happened; well who knew then and with 20:20 hindsight I wouldn't know now. I guess that's what our so many of our young people (and not just young people) are thinking right now.
     
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  2. Bassface65

    Bassface65

    May 10, 2019
    Ohio
    Not sure if they can be considered underrated or not, but Ross Valory formally of Journey and Ed King from Skynard have always given me trouble learning their stuff.
     
  3. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    Add Melvin Davis
     
  4. jetsaber

    jetsaber

    Apr 11, 2020
    Clairemont S.D.
    Eddie Branch , Matthew Seligmam , David J , Mick Karn. Paul Raven. Paul Gardiner ...
     
  5. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    I nominate... Paul MCartney!
     
  6. slapshot

    slapshot

    Dec 22, 2018
    SE Michigan
    Doug Stegmyere (?) Bassist for Billy Joel on 52nd Street. Good lines, good groove.
     
  7. slapshot

    slapshot

    Dec 22, 2018
    SE Michigan
    Eddie Casillas - bass player on Bruce Dickinson's solo albums.
     
  8. Ukgcom

    Ukgcom

    Nov 23, 2020
    The late Mars cowling / geezer from sabeth stole the show when thay were here.
     
  9. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    I gave this band a listen after reading your post. Good stuff. I’m only seeing four singles. Hopefully they’ll have an album soon.
     
  10. Erasmusman

    Erasmusman One day I will master the bass. Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2020
    Upper Midwest
    For me, it's Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper. An example of his fine playing is Blue Turk on the School's Out album, incredible! (IMO)
     
  11. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Ray Schulman from Gentle Giant. The whole band should have more recognition than they do, but Ray, especially, just kills it on bass.
     
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  12. TortoiseBass

    TortoiseBass

    Aug 26, 2020
    Its unfortunate that Will has actually left now.
     
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  13. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    Sorry to hear that. Like I said, good stuff.
     
  14. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    Do you know what Fender Precision his playing, it's looks like satin red finish?
     
  15. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    I've been listening to the Capricorn-era Elvin Bishop recordings, and Michael "Fly" Brooks was a wonderful bass player. Big fat but articulate P bass sound, cool walking lines, great funk grooves. Sorta like Carl Radle, he played direct and not-flashy lines but was never anonymous.

    jte
     
  16. Kawai2g4b

    Kawai2g4b

    Oct 7, 2018
    Norwood Fisher of Fishbone
     
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  17. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    I’d say John Doe from X. Not a groundbreaking player, but solid, aggressive, driving, writes songs and sings while playing.

    Never her his name mentioned, even jere on TB.

     
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