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Who was the first bassist you "heard"

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by IamGroot, Mar 8, 2018.


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  1. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    Me:
    Paul McCartney circa 1963 "Close you Eyes"

    Jack Cassady: "Someone to Love"

    Whoever was playing on those Motown records.(James Jamerson). I liked what I heard but it was decades before I understood / appreciated it.
     
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  2. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I'm probably confabulating this -- I honestly don't recall the "hearing" part -- but when I was 5 or 6 years old my parents bought The Beatles Rubber Soul LP when it first came out and I used to play that record a lot and read the liner notes ('cuz I was really interested in who was singing on which tunes) and I distinctly recall seeing that Paul played Fuzz Bass on "Think For Yourself" ...and I may have even put 2 and 2 together and actually heard the fuzz bass on that track!
     
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  3. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    juan(jon at that time) aldrete from racer X-scarified
     
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  4. Farseer

    Farseer

    Dec 22, 2014
    Parker, Colorado
    JPJ, First album I personally bought was Zep II
     
  5. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    Jack Bruce, the bass intro to Cream's 'badge'.
     
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  6. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    Geezer.
     
  7. saabfender

    saabfender

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Chris Squire playing "Roundabout." Didn't know what to make of it at the time. Still not entirely sure.
     
  8. ScottfromCalgary

    ScottfromCalgary Supporting Member

    May 10, 2015
    Calgary
    Steve Harris on the Killers album (yes, I said album). Bass never really stood out before then. After that, Jack Bruce opened my eyes/ears.
     
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  9. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    Tim Bogert.
    Vanilla Fudge.
    Song: you keep me hanging on.
     
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  10. I remember watching ''Closer to the Heart'' on MTV at 7 years old and when I saw Geddy Lee I was like ''holy f*ck is that a sorcerer'' then he start playing bass and I was like ''yeah he's definitely one''.
     
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  11. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    I spent significant time exploring a massive old record collection as a kid.
    JPJ: "Ramble On" woke me up to great bass playing.
     
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  12. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Ricky Showalter with Liquid Soul
     
  13. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Ditto on Chris Squire in "Roundabout"
    I was 10 -11 years old.
    I heard it.
    But didn't know what it was.
     
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  14. cornfarmer

    cornfarmer jam econo Supporting Member

    May 14, 2002
    Klaus Flouride
     
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  15. Standalone

    Standalone

    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    My parents records and dad’s Philadelphia oldies station: Motown. Stones’ “Satisfaction.” Paul’s “Come Together.” Yes.

    Then the 16th note chugging under the famous guitar riffs of “Walk This Way” made me want to start playing.
     
  16. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Not Quite Right! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Whitby Ontario
    Dougie Thomson, Supertramp Crime of the Century. And I was hooked. I wanted to "do that" . Still trying...
     
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  17. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    BG: Cliff Burton

    DB: Paul Chambers
     
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  18. saabfender

    saabfender

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    I like how you have a line from that album under your name.
     
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  19. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    California
    As far as really hearing, probably Chris Squire. I obviously heard bass all along, but never paid attention until I fell in love with Yes.
     
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  20. JohnPaulSmith

    JohnPaulSmith Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    John Paul Jones. The Lemon Song is why I'm here.
     
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