Favourite bass player

Favourite bass player

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Lucas CAV

2,667 posts

167 months

Saturday 2nd November
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Mike Watt

schuey

690 posts

158 months

Monday 4th November
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I think Paul Webb from Talk Talk is an incredible bass player,perfect timing shown in every performance. Their live in Montreaux gig is a masterclass.
https://youtu.be/Rbwz532EQw8


NDA

16,448 posts

173 months

Monday 4th November
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John Deacon anyone? Some great lines.

thebraketester

8,347 posts

86 months

Monday 4th November
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NDA said:
John Deacon anyone? Some great lines.
I mentioned him a while back, glad it didn’t fall on deaf ears. laugh

NDA

16,448 posts

173 months

Monday 4th November
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thebraketester said:
I mentioned him a while back, glad it didn’t fall on deaf ears. laugh
Sorry - I tend to skim rather than search. smile

thebraketester

8,347 posts

86 months

Monday 4th November
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It’s all good :-) . I am quite surprised not to see his name more often.

Raygun

Original Poster:

2,966 posts

68 months

Tuesday 5th November
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NDA said:
John Deacon anyone? Some great lines.
Doing his best Bernard Edwards impression on 'Another One Bites The Dust'

Simes205

3,343 posts

176 months

Tuesday 5th November
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Raygun said:
NDA said:
John Deacon anyone? Some great lines.
Doing his best Bernard Edwards impression on 'Another One Bites The Dust'
Ha true! Dragon Attack which precedes it is in a similar vain.
Check out MillionIres Waltz, really Great and inventive.

https://youtu.be/H-P0VznfK_E


dandarez

10,619 posts

231 months

Tuesday 5th November
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Bloody hell, I must be getting old? PH's and no mention of...?
Lots of faves, many mentioned already, seen so many over last 50 odd years - far, far too many to roll off, but abiding memories?

60s was where it all started for me – won’t name the obvious with one exception, the one nobody has mentioned! Unless I missed him, don't think so.

However, I’d start with the multi talented Gordon Haskell - was a bass player when I first saw him (still writes, sings, records, plays today but tad different music) he was in the superb British band Fleur de lys, backing the brilliant Sharon Tandy – aside from the bass, what superb guitar intro. Still is!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lWfFuoL1Qs

Tim Bogert bassist with Vanilla Fudge. God of Thunder. Now 75 yrs old. Jeezus!! Unbelievable player.
What a f. great time to be alive the 60s. He’s the one in the curtain drapes hehe . 'You Keep Me Hangin’ On' – the Supremes hit. Just as big a hit for them too. Lots of vids out there of them doing it, even more recent. This rare (poor) footage from 60’s US tv show is a giggle. He he he.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJtzlCa0lW4

Andy Fraser (hoola hooping –he always looked like he was, with his one-off hip ‘swaying’ - first saw FREE at Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Still the best event I've ever been to.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=free+1970+isl...

Both Howie Epstein (RIP) and Ron Blair of TP&TH.
Love Ron and the band in this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_iBKacXIA4

But forget all of them, this is Pistonheads yet no mention of someone still playing today in the same band (different line up of course) I saw him first in 1967. And responsible for a, if not the, memorable bass line in… well, you know damn well who I’m talking about. John McVie. I have heard it that some think he's overrated, how odd? Regardless, he’s stayed the distance and still playing - on tour in Australia at the moment with the band.
Back then I thought he was as cool as fk or should that be spaced out! biglaugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ8AcEYTEFY


Edited by dandarez on Friday 8th November 00:35

slopes

29,469 posts

135 months

Wednesday 6th November
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So many to choose from but :
Honourable mentions:
John Deacon
Pino Paladino
Cliff Williams
Chris Wolstenholme
Tony Franklin

But i think my favourite bass player and not from the genre of music i like is.....


drum roll please....step forward

The late Mick Karn

Lotobear

1,591 posts

76 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Glen Cornick

geezerbutler

361 posts

90 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned him but I would give a shout out to John McVie of Fleetwood Mac.

AdeTuono

6,213 posts

175 months

Wednesday 6th November
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geezerbutler said:
Not sure if anyone has mentioned him but I would give a shout out to John McVie of Fleetwood Mac.
With a name like yours, that's quite a compliment.

Big-Bo-Beep

74 posts

2 months

Wednesday 6th November
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any girls mentioned yet apart from quatro

gaye from the adverts
very nice
probably a crap player but she looked looc


Elderly

2,903 posts

186 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Linley Marthe.

Edited by Elderly on Wednesday 6th November 19:42

rgw2012

510 posts

91 months

Thursday 7th November
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Big-Bo-Beep said:
any girls mentioned yet apart from quatro

gaye from the adverts
very nice
probably a crap player but she looked looc
Divinity Roxx and Gail-Ann Dorsey - both excellent players!

Lotobear

1,591 posts

76 months

Thursday 7th November
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As previoulsy mentioned Rosanna Nicolosi, check her out on this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOFu3PSw8hs

DickyC

34,968 posts

146 months

Thursday 7th November
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Jack Bruce. I'm not qualified to say how good he was, it's simply how hard he works in the clips you see of Cream.

Sir Snaz

552 posts

134 months

Thursday 7th November
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Silenoz said:
Jean-Yves Theriault.
Damn straight!! - been on an early Voivod trip for days now....

dandarez

10,619 posts

231 months

Friday 8th November
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geezerbutler said:
Not sure if anyone has mentioned him but I would give a shout out to John McVie of Fleetwood Mac.
Yeah, I did. 2 posts above yours!