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Glenn Dandy

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OK, silly .. But my mind......

I noticed as I drove to tunes this day.... BASSSISTS!

Mean So So much.


Maiden... Harris.

Rush... Geddy

Sabbath.. Geeezer.

Thats pretty much the best... also greatest bass players... coincidence?



I just realized today that Bass players are VERY IMPORTANT.


I picked up an instrument lately and am hearing music in a new way.
 
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Download Primus if you havn't already.
 

Glenn Dandy

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I cant deal... I bought that CD with the ship on cheese in 1993 or whatever... FUCK PRIMUS!

HARRIS
LEE
GEEZER
BURTON


not clownface.


Primus is a fantabulo bass fan crackup.



My point on this thread is to avoid PRIMUS... The guys who make a ZEPPELIN ... like BONHAM... Indescribable percussion...

I FEEL BASS IS UNDER ESTIMATED. YO!


Clean bass... not advertised Bass.
 
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How many drugs were you on in 93?
 

Glenn Dandy

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How many drugs were you on in 93?
none.


In those days I was very dangerous and mostly went with violent music , building motors in Chevelles and owning the land.

good times... I hate being old.

Could use a few kids like me about now.


you kids are fags.
 
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Fair enough. Primus songs are fun to play tho.
 
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Geezer is amazing btw. I've been trying to get his bass tone for a few months with no luck.
 

mikeybot

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Fuck them. Primus.
After that, Duff and then both bass players from Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
Just saying that it takes a lot to make a guitar player want to play bass.
 

Dopie Opie

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A great bass player gives a metal band staying power. There is so much you can do with guitars that is original and unique. I great percussion section can add to the rest of the band.


The thing about Steve Harris and Maiden is that he wrote off his bass as well.

Another great example of what a bass player does for a band is Metallica.

Look at Cliff Burton and Jason Newstead. And it was not that Jason was a poor bass player, it was more that Lars and James never really gave him free reign, like Cliff did.

And you see what happened there
 

Arc Lite

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There's tons of awesome bassists out there, but if I don't like their music or the band it just doesn't groove.

Here's my 2 cents. Coroner

Here's a dude covering some Coroner. He uses a pick, but the original bassist for Coroner picks this shit with his finger.

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Rockin' some Maiden - Harris Rocks by the way.

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Also gotta agree with Cliff Burton. He was awesome.

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He's got some awesome bass covers. Just kind of cool to watch these cuz it's a good view of the fingering going on.
http://www.youtube.com/user/zodiakironfist
 

BCH

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Why is the name of this thread "Bands"
 
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How about Flea or Mike Gordan
I HATE Flea.

A great metal bassist is Al Cisneros. Amazing in Om but was also great in Sleep. Listen to Dragonaut, he nails the geezer sound.
 

iSpeakEloquent

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steve harris gives me goosebumps

oh and geezer, listen to the the first few seconds of lady evil on the heaven and hell live album, fuckin sweet
 

jnoble

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don't overlook an obvious...

Paul McCartney....listen to Beatle songs like 'Rain', 'Getting Better', 'Something', 'I Want You She's So Heavy','Dear Prudence', 'Come Together', 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide','All My Loving' for some really good bass lines that do more than just provide bottom end. :clap:
 

jnoble

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there's also John Entwhistle

from the Who...not in my top five bands, but the more Who songs I listen to, the more awesome and busy his parts were. 'The Real Me' has a crazy complicated and zooming bass part:icon_surp
 

Glenn Dandy

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Entwhistle is a great bass player.. and another fine example of a bass player that makes a band great.

In order my pics would be.

1. Geddy Lee
2. Steve Harris
3. Cliff Burton.
4. Billy Sheehan
5. Geezer Butler
6. John Entwhistle
7. Flea.
 

Glenn Dandy

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Why is the name of this thread "Bands"
Its called " BANDS" because my revelation was that I never realized how important a great bass player actually is to a band. I came to that realization because, every great band I really like has a great bass player... and the ones that I kinna like don't.

It was an epiphany while driving listening to Maiden.


For instance... Metallica was GREAT with Burton.. and definatly lost some edge without him... Could Megadeth of been absolutly amazing with an incredible bass player? mayby.


thats my train of thought.
 

Stig

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Entwhistle is a great bass player.. and another fine example of a bass player that makes a band great.

In order my pics would be.

1. Geddy Lee
2. Steve Harris
3. Cliff Burton.
4. Billy Sheehan
5. Geezer Butler
6. John Entwhistle
7. Flea.
I'd put Entwhistle and McCartney at the top, but that's just me.
Mike Mills from REM is also a great, overlooked bass player whose bass lines really move the songs along.

And has anyone mentioned Chris Squire of Yes?