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Best bass players in rock, Please no jazz etc


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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 12:06:33 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 16, 2011 12:09:22 AM PDT
Larry Graham !!!

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 12:30:30 AM PDT
Gene Simmons - Kiss. He could blow flames and vomited blood. NOW THAT'S TALENT!!!

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 12:42:10 AM PDT
A customer says:
Gene Simmons plays the worst bass solos imaginable live. Last time I saw Kiss, all his solo was was playing one note over and over while blood poured out of his mouth, and I'm dead serious.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 1:02:36 AM PDT
Yeah, isn't he great!

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 1:06:10 AM PDT
A customer says:
Yeah! He's almost as good with a bass as you are with sarcasm!

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 1:33:14 AM PDT
A customer says:
I take Alex Webster back, the greatest of all bass virtuosi is clearly Sid Vicious. He makes Sean Malone sound like Nikki Sixx.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 1:46:56 AM PDT
Oh. Thanks.

How 'bout that guy that played with the Police.

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 2:16:50 PM PDT
OOOPS I forgot Billy Sheehan.

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 2:38:48 PM PDT
Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane)
Peter Gifford (Midnight Oil)
Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MGs)
Carole Kaye (session bassist from the 60s; she played on several Beach Boys records; her work on Pet Sounds alone makes her legendary)
I also second McCartney, Entwistle, Dunaway, Jamerson, Graham, and Maby.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 7:35:32 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Dibbity, I was going to say Carol Kaye myself, but thought it may be to obscure. She also played guitar and was a guitarist on Richie Valens La Bamba". Google Carole Kaye and just see her amazing credits. She has her own web site. She was good looking too. Worked with Zappa on "Freak Out".
She did about 10,000 studio gigs. TV themes. And soooomuch more.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 7:55:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 24, 2011 2:56:17 PM PDT
MEL SCHACHER, a.k.a. "The God of Thunder' of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 7:58:39 PM PDT
Felix Pappalardi
Lee Dorman

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 8:07:19 PM PDT
Billy Shehan
Geddy Lee
Chris Squire

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 8:10:11 PM PDT
Mike Watt
Andrew Weiss
Geezer Butler
Pino Palladino
Jah Wobble

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 8:39:55 PM PDT
Thad says:
Les Claypool!? You're all fired for not mentioning him sooner.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 8:50:26 PM PDT
TJ says:
Well I would have mentioned him..just got here though, but your right. I would add
Paul McCartney
Flea
Tina Weymouth
Peter Hook

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 8:54:30 PM PDT
Guababy says:
In no particular order...
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) Listen to "The Lemon Song" people

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 8:55:23 PM PDT
Mike Watt

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 9:20:32 PM PDT
Hinch says:
Some who come to mind;

Chris Squire
Paul McCartney
Jack Bruce
Jack Cassidy
Victor Wooten
John Entwhistle
Tony Levine
Greg Lake
Larry Graham
Sting
Bootsie Collins
Carl Radle
Ric Grech
Berry Oakley
Tommy Caldwell
Aston Barrett

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 9:51:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 19, 2011 11:08:29 AM PDT
bass boy says:
Davison says: "Frogger, if someone asked for ONE song to prove McCartney's bass playing skill, which song would you point them to?"

Every track McCartney plays bass on the "Abbey Road" LP.

The best:
John Entwistle
Chris Squire
Andy Fraser
Paul McCartney
Ronnie Lane
Geddy Lee
Bruce Foxton of The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers
Geezer Butler

Other favorites:
John Deacon
Tom Evans of Badfinger
Boz Burrell of Bad Company
Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick
Roger Waters
Pino Palladino
John Wetton
Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy
Glenn Hughes
Roger Glover (2007 to present - the guy has gotten better with age.)
Guy Pratt of Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry solo

P.S. Why the hate for Kiss bassist Gene Simmons? Yeah, his bass "solo" during his blood/red light schitck isn't that exciting, but if you listen to Kiss' records from the 1970s, his bassplaying is imaginative and much more colorful than 99 percent of the world gives him credit for. His playing is almost Motown-like, and it was very inspired - listen to his bass on the "Creatures of the Night" LP and pretty much anything that came before, and you'll find some interesting, good bass parts that gleefully roam away from the root notes of Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley. And I'm dead serious. Try it. You will be surprised. It might be surprising to critics that some of Simmons' best bass parts can be found on Kiss' very first record, "Kiss," from 1974. :)

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 10:12:28 PM PDT
A customer says:
I like Gene Simmons. His bass licks in "Detroit Rock City" never leave you after you've heard them.
Was Paul McCartney listed twice for emphasis?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 10:25:59 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
S. Rice,

GREAT freakin' call!

Do you wanna ride?

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 10:45:55 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
OK, I'm just now reading this thread, and props are due to everyone who mentioned Watt

Listening to "Ball-Hog or Tugboat" right now, and have "Double Nickels on the Dime" queued up next

Claypool is still my favorite, though, and it's hard to deny the Ox's legacy

But, unless prog is considered "jazz, etc", Chris Squire is the correct answer!

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 10:55:00 PM PDT
Weld Tech says:
Jan Brady of the Brady Bunch.
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