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Who is your stage presence hero?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by lz4005, May 18, 2018.

  1. bedrockhead


    Jan 15, 2010
    A few others of mention (can't have only one, right?) are Jack Blades, Nikki Sixx, Mean Gene $immons, Billy Sheehan, Steve DiGiorgio.
  2. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Flea, claypool, sixx (he does have stage presence, at least), harris, trujillo (pre-metallica), sean yselt (spelling?) from White Zombie

    Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde.

    Never seen him play, but I gotta believe that Willie Dixon took over any stage he was ever on.
  3. Brent Davenport

    Brent Davenport

    Feb 20, 2018
    There is no reason for me to list any. You've pretty much named them all. Just to get a rise out of you guys, how about Kip Winger? Can you say pirouette? lol
  4. Bassplyr1


    Dec 13, 2013
    Lodi California
    Im responsible for what I say and do...even while on whiskey.
    Steve Harris!
  5. Tom Gallo

    Tom Gallo Formerly lordblackmore

    Feb 13, 2015
    Outside Boston
    John Entwhistle. He didn't move around, but he had a larger than life stage presence.
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  6. Bill Powers

    Bill Powers

    Jun 6, 2016
    Hands-down Verdine White of Earth, Wind, and Fire.

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  7. sunnyboy010101


    Sep 19, 2013
    I totally agree. There was an older concert on PBS a while ago... Earth, Wind & Fire double bill with Chicago. Now I grew up listening to Chicago, and have fond memories of most of their stuff.

    But in this double bill concert, it was like the sleepy town dead old people (Chicago) combined with these happening ALIVE dudes (EW&F) and the difference was almost embarrassing. Verdine White was wearing this canary yellow coverall, and his stage presence was so electric that he literally blew everyone else away every time he was on stage.

    The "duet" numbers were the most embarrassing. Imagine EW&F doing Chicago songs better than Chicago. As for the EW&F songs in the duet, well... Chi was just along for the ride.
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  8. arthurasmith


    Jan 14, 2018
    No tubas? Why not? Stan Freese (Play that Country Tuba, cowboy.). Rafael Buyo (Lucky Chops). Sam Pilafian, Jim Self, Howard Johnson and Gerard Hoffnung, just to name a few. Geez!
  9. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    For me, Nikki Sixx, Jeff Ament and Duff McKagan.
  10. Brent Davenport

    Brent Davenport

    Feb 20, 2018
    You're from the hair band days, aren't you? Great name by the way! lol
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  12. Brent Davenport

    Brent Davenport

    Feb 20, 2018
    Honestly, acrobatics are fun to watch occasionally, but for me, it's the overall attitude and presence of the bassist. I really enjoy watching Geddy Lee and John Myung from Dream Theater.
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  13. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I just saw this guy in another thread, so he's my new stage presence hero...

    ... I love Geddy, but this guy will dominate the pharmaceutical stage...
  14. Kevin Colt

    Kevin Colt

    Feb 9, 2015
    Bokeelia, Fl.
    Dennis Dunaway from the original Alice Cooper. he had a great stage presence.
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  15. brainiac


    Oct 4, 2005
    Possibly a bit obscure, but Rockette Morton from Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band was truly a sight to behold. Great player. Great performer!
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  16. BassMojo


    Sep 20, 2015
    Many thanks for posting this!
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  17. togril


    Jun 29, 2012
    Darwin Australia
    Lexxi Foxxx
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  18. Gene Simmons! He's the reason I began playing bass. Jack Blades would be my #2 as far as stage presence goes.
  19. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yup, sure am...
    Guilty as charged...
    I have more influences now but these were the ones growing up...
    Still a sucker for the rock and punk look though...
  20. gg69


    May 17, 2005
    Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse. He plays insanely tough s* while spinning his head at 1000 rpm.
    (You don't like this kind of sound? Too bad =])


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