Best Bassists Ever
The Contenders: Page 20
I was surprised that the bassist of Dragonforce, one of the most famous power metal bands, was not on this list. This man has talent, and he's not only a bassist, but a guitarist, keyboardist, and a singer. A man like him comes probably once a decade.
The man had a golden voice and could play multiple instruments. It wasn't his talent that impresses me most though. It was his genuine appreciation of fans and humbleness.
Not high enough on the list. Great voice, great bass all without the " I'm all that" attitude. Rare in this biz. Miss you Ben!
RIP, Ben Orr. You served The Cars well with your fluid method of what a bass should sound like
Deserves more recognition, great voice as well as bassist.V 12 Comments
Unsure who made this list, but check Mr. Sklar's list of who he has played with, what he has played, what type of music he CAN play. He's amazing!
Obviously the newbies who haven't done any history homework back any further than say 1990 won't know anything of him or the late Bob Babbitt of the Funk Brothers.
Wildman Pete Way influenced many popular bass players, both in musicianship and showmanship (he even persuaded many of us to wear some of the ugliest trousers ever made).
I agree that every generation has their own "heir to the thrown" but this man needs some recognition! He is super solid. Not top ten overall but anyone that can stand between Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger 200 nights a year and improvise w/ them? WTFWTFWTF AMAZING. UMPHREY'S McGEE
Just listen to some MOE! Rebubala, Timmy Tucker, Mexico? Come on
Great bassist in Japan
Dave did so well as a thinking person's sideman as well as for Toto right up to Toto 4
Listen to the late Dan Fogelberg's The Innocent Age for proof of Kenny's prowess
Tom is the bassist for My Morning Jacket. The way him and the drummer blend together is fantastic, they give the band so a strong bass feeling. Also, My Morning Jacket is the best rock band ever, I am a senior citizen so I have heard them all and no one compares to MMJ
Best bassist in the world Just listen to him play and you will understand
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