That's all for now, but I'd be happy to post more if anyone wants. Cheers. PS Burton's playing was also consistently incredibly expressive, rich and imaginative in Metallica's more 'normal' songs too (see Sanitarium, Fade to Black, Battery, Master of Puppets, The Four Horsemen for evidence!) Cheers
I'm sorry but I'm just not impressed. Use of distortion and effects cannot hide the fact that his bass playing was IMO good certainly but not exceptional. Maybe it's a matter of taste as I'm not into bass effects.
If I may, I do think it is a matter of taste in this case. I think the *way* he used distortion and effects was extremely imaginative and frankly unprecedented. Diff'rent strokes...
I'm sorry Ariel but what made Lesh and Casady more innovative, influential and important in the history of rock bass of Deacon? Deacon's body of work could easily contain easily five or more great basslines in the top 50 rock greatest basslines ever, he's famous for his walking bass lines, his fast bass runs and and quick note changes which made his style playing so unique and recognizable.
Anyway I totally agree about the talent and creativity thing.
Might be taking a liberty here but IMO Deacon basically took after McCartney style wise, very similar style: subtlety & finesse, perfect note choice/placement, sophisticated harmonic counterpoint. What's amazing and speaks to Deaky's talent is he did it *as well* as Macca! No question Deaky is a musical genius and in the top, elite tier of bass creativity.
From what I've heard from people Lesh & Casady's approaches were like entirely new when they hit the scene, whereas IMO Deaky's approach was taking after Macca's.
Any news about Saunders and Flowers embracing the top 100?
Flowers is basically a lock, I'll be surprised if he doesn't make the list. Not sure about Saunders yet. Thanks for bringing them both up, I think Flowers, at minimum, is a necessary guy for this list and it would be invalid without him on it probably.
Negative Creep wrote:
This is ONE POST after you declared Steve this one of a kind creative genius hahahaha
I said he was unique, not necessarily creative. He's very distinct. I do think he has some creativity, but that Hamm performance really amazed me.
I fail to see how it's possible to be unique but not creative. Not trying to pick on you, just sayin'
That Hamm performance is a work of art, indeed. It's absolutely earth shakingly outstanding.
More epic Hamm:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LSwiMapeFs
What do you think?
Yngtchie Blacksteen wrote:
I'd say that LePond is just as capable as Miller was, the main difference is that Miller would be more upfront with his playing, flashier so to speak.
Not impressed by LePond on the basis of 'Domination'. Any other songs I should check out? Thanks
Heep is under appreciated because they got lost in the shuffle with all the great Hard Rock/Metal bands that were around back then. I saw so many great bands live in the 70's that I barely remember them all but 3 concerts stand out as the best, Uriah Heep in 1973, Deep Purple around 1972 and Jethro Tull in 1973.
That's absolutely awesome. I'm a huge Tull fan and from everything I've seen and heard (clips and stuff) they're absolutely deserving of their reputation as one of the top live bands ever in rock and Ian as one of rock's best frontmen ever. Was fortunate to see 'em in '05, Ian's voice sucks but man is he charismatic...great show
I just joined this forum. I've been reading these past posts and these are really interesting discussions. I look forward to participating!
Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to discussin' w/ you
Negative Creep wrote:
Anyone else think Glover is way too low?
Guy was sooooooooo underrated.
Fantastic groove when he wanted to show it, just listen to that jam section of Child In Time. Killer stuff.
Then you have crazy shit like his distorted monster bass in Fireball and No One Came.
He kinda got 'lost in the shuffle', so to speak, among the other hard rock guys like Jones and Butler, but Roger Glover was still an awesome bass player.
I'm perplexed at him being low too to some extent. I need to start buying some DP. I suspect he'll get raised. Thanks for bringing him up, good point about him being low.
Hughes even moreso. He's quite versatile, as evidenced by his funk and slap playing on "Come Taste the Band".
Surprised Hughes isn't on the list already. I need to check him out. Song recommendations if you don't mind?
Also, he's aged terribly, hahaha
More Uriah Heep with great Bass by Gary Thain. Tell me he doesn't deserve a spot in the top 50 at least.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqszsnt2FTUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLCq9X1j ... =fvwp&NR=1
I'm sick of lesser players being recognized while Thain is ignored. The same is true of Heep, one of the best bands of the 70's.
Very impressed with the music, very good, thanks for posting, I should check them out, it's a shame they're semi forgotten
Not seeing the top 50 argument, but he's damn good. Post some more performances!
Lloyd Brevett passed away Thursday at the age of 80. Brevett was a founding member of the Skatalites and is considered the Godfather of Jamaican bassists and Jamaican music in general...comparable to Louis Armstrongs influence on American Jazz. He has received numerous awards and honors in his native country. He was Phil Chens early primary influence.
Rest in Peace hero