I used to fume at people who raved about JPJ. I thought he was extremely overrated (I think he's good now, but still overrated). I still do not like the bass for Good Times Bad Times. I think he's trying to rip off what Entwistle did in My Generation
There is very little resemblance between the bass in GTBT and My Generation. Jones' bass playing is excellent throughout the song and every bit as good as anything Entwistle was playing in 1969. Because you don't like it isn't relative to the conversation
. Give a listen to the bass in Ramble On (also 1969). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW5ZLyY9w0Y&feature=fvst
This is superior to anything Entwistle was doing back then. The bass solo in My Generation is really nothing great, just unusual for the time being a bass solo on record. It wasn't until "The Real Me" that Entwistle truly began to shine IMO. I consider "The Real Me" one of the masterpieces of Rock Bass playing and is certainly far advanced from "My Generation". From that point on Entwistle probably surpassed Jones and is why he deserves to be rated higher.
If you want to listen to who I feel was the second best Rock bass player of the 60's listen to anything by Tim Bogart (Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogart Appice, Cactus). Unfortunately he got sick of touring cutting his career short. Here's some examples. Unfortunately I couldn't find Vanilla Fudge's "Paradise" one of my favorite Fudge and Bogart Performances. Overall I believe he was "better" than either Entwistle or Jones back then.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L41vh23H ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAM8Q2JE ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdekE-qd ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JWHAtS-TDY
On the contrary, I love GTBT. Very good bass and drum performance. And yes, Ramble On has quite a good bass performance aswell. My Generation was hugely influential when it came out, even if you do not find it that impressive. But I also agree that The Real Me is much more impressive. But my fave Entwistle performance is his live 5:15 bass solo at the Royal Albert Hall: