Negative Creep wrote:
I really don't think Lesh takes Casady in creativity. Imo, its not even close.
Lesh has an awesome jazzy improv style that fits great with the Dead's music, but he doesn't really step out of his comfort zone too often.
That live Casady solo I posted is monstrous, far more daring and imaginative than anything I've heard from Phil.
Casady is clearly more skilled as well, and I really think he should be above Lesh, even though they should obviously be listed right next to each other.
Saying 'it's not even close' makes me question whether you're biased, no offense. But hey, I'll listen to 'Spare Chaynge' soon, and can you repost that 'monstrous' solo so I don't have to go searching thru the thread?
I'm not sure Casady is at all more skilled.
Negative Creep wrote:
Well I do know that Queen flirted with just about every stylistic element you could think of:
Metal (Gimme The Prize, Dead On Time, Let Me Entertain You, etc.)
R&B (Cool Cat, One Year Of Love)
Jazz (My Melancholy Blues)
Vaudeville (Lazing On A Suday Afternoon)
Middle Eastern melodies (Mustapha)
Long epics (The Prophet's Song, Bo Rhap)
Short anthems (We Will Rock You/WatC)
Plus other weird things that I can't even categorize like "March Of The Black Queen" and "Seaside Rendezvous".
Now, I'm not sure how much Deacon changed his style around to fit all of those, but it's definitely worth looking into.
Queen were absolutely fearless when it comes to experimenting with different styles and sounds. They might even surpass the Beatles in this area, imo...
Deaky does seem rather versatile to me, for a rock bassist.
You think Queen > Zep in terms of experimentation/versatility?
As I've mentioned the Deacon spot is semi tentative. I don't own any Queen albums yet, just have heard the hits a good deal. When I get to know Deaky better, I may re-assess his spot (I'll have to buy Queen
soon...next time I go record shopping maybe...which is like a couple months out I'd presume)
Great post Ariel, thanks.
Nice info about Burton, I'm not also a big fan of distorted bass but I can't deny Burton's greatness in the rock bass world, I was just sceptical with his so high ranking in an ALL TIME greatest rock bass players list; top 20 for such a short career seems a bit exaggerated to me, I think a spot in the 30-40 field would be more fair and comfortable to him.
PS. There's no Burton in the bassist of the millenium list...I mean this list:http://www.johnentwistle.com/images/bass2kscans.html
Whoa, I suck haha.
Read up on a fellow named Scott LaFaro. I reckon Cliff is the LaFaro of metal.
On another note: dear readers, please take a look at that bassists of the millennium list I just quoted. Anyone on there we should consider for this list? Noel? Novoselic? Sting? Who's Mani? Who's Nicky Wire? Who's Paul McGuigan? Is Kim Gordon any good? Who's Danny Thompson? Is Mike Mills top 100-worthy? Jet Harris is one we should have thought of earlier, he has to be considered a lock for this list, right? Who's Alex James?