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On ‎7‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 6:02 PM, from my fingers said:

Noel Fielding

Felix Pappalardi 

John Wetton 

Scott Reeder

Bernard Fowler

 

Noel Fielding from The Mighty Boosh? 

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On 7/11/2019 at 3:17 AM, Ed Rechts said:

 

...And what HFC, no love for Les Claypool?

 

I used to listen to that Blind Illusion album quite a bit back in high school. Has he been heard from since?  🤔

 

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Slayer’s playing the Oakland Arena on their final tour soon. Among the openers? Yep, you guessed it! Bay Area dork-funksters, PRIMUS!! 

I’ll wait for the dvd...

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3 hours ago, louhamer said:

I’m surprised no one mentioned 

Stanley Clarke.

I don't thing Sting made the cut either. Or Victor Wooten.

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1 hour ago, killerteddybear said:

I don't thing Sting made the cut either. Or Victor Wooten.

Well, I like Sting as a performer. I have seen him in 2016 and he had a great band backing him (Dominic Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta, David Sancious). As a bassplayer, well, he's good but there are other players that get my attention. Stanley Clarke, also a nice player, but I like the old Return To Forever stuff better than his solo stuff, one case when I like the muddy Gibson sound better than the clacky Alembic sound. I guess all those players from  the 60's, 70's and even the 80's are mostly unknown to the younger generation. Victor Wooten sure can play, and I bet he works well in a band, but I only know his showcase stuff, it is nice to see once for the "wow" factor, but that's it. Same goes for Federico Malaman or Mohini Dey. Even somebody like Tal Wilkenfeld, nice player, but when I listen to her playing, she does what a bassplayer is expected to do. I remember when I was 12/13 years old I bought Jeff Beck's Wired album and I immediately had to look who played bass and drums on that album. Wilbur Bascomb and Narada Michael Walden sure were names I haven't heard before, but I sure didn't forget those names for this album alone. That's what makes a bassist a top player for me. Ron Carter is a fantastic player. The bassplayer from Tool, Justin Chancellor, gets quite some recognition, and he may be a great player, I don't know, since I don't listen to the music of Tool. Same with Geddy Lee, Rush may be a great band with great musicians, but I don't get their music, so Geddy Lee isn't on my radar as a fantastic player, though I read interviews of him and he seems like a cool guy, Alex Lifeson maybe not so.

 

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4 hours ago, RobB said:

Slayer’s playing the Oakland Arena on their final tour soon. Among the openers? Yep, you guessed it! Bay Area dork-funksters, PRIMUS!! 

I’ll wait for the dvd...

Well in that case some Blind Illusion and Possessed songs are absolutely MANDATORY!!!

 

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Yeah, Possessed! They were so ahead of their time. Great, great black metal. 

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11 hours ago, louhamer said:

I’m surprised no one mentioned 

Stanley Clarke.

Read page 1.

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Ray Brown

Ron Carter

Jaco Pastorius

Steve Swallow (bassist for fusion vibist extrordinaire Gary Burton)

Paul McCartney (deceptively melodic while keeping the song on track)

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Like so many of you have said too many to mention. And I could go on forever why someone influenced me but 

Jamerson 

JPJ 

Jaco 

Pino 

and I am going to throw John Taylor in for something different. I could have picked so many others 

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On ‎7‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 1:21 AM, killerteddybear said:

I don't thing Sting made the cut either. Or Victor Wooten.

They were both on my list. :-)

So many I like but if I have to narrow it down to five:

Geddy Lee
Billy Sheehan
Sean Malone
Victor Wooten
Sting

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John Entwistle

Bootsy Collins (I can't believe no one has mentioned him yet)

John Paul Jones

Noel Redding

Lemmy

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In a very peculiar non particular order I give you the first that comes to my mind, more than five (I give you some bonus names cause it's Friday):

Phil Lynott
Lemmy
Bob Babbit
Geezer Butler
Bootsy Collins
Paul Simonon
Geddy Lee
Duff McKagan
Carol Kaye
Prince

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