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November 09, 2007

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Nice writing about bass players, who as you point out are in a kind of non-glorified position in the band tho' some of these guys are hard to ignore (Flea).

Fun list! Some others to bring into the conversation:
Berry Oakley -- Listen to "One Way Out" on Eat a Peach. That might be the coolest sounding bass part ever recorded on a live rock album.
Muzz Skillings -- Living Colour... Flea might not have happened without Skillings paving the way. Listen to "Cult of Personality" on Vivid.

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, arguably the greatest bass player to come out of the grunge era and far more talented than Dusty Hill or Jason Newsted.

It's hard to keep this to 10 names. Good call on both Oakley and DeLeo, although Dusty Hill is pretty damn good. You need to be into ZZ Top to appreciate his skills.

That's the fun of making a Top 10 list like this -- it's impossible! The arguments about who is on/off are entertaining. And the whole process reminds us to go back and re-listen to some great music with fresh ears.

no jaco pastorious?
dude's a legend!

Are you kidding me, no Jack Bruce

He's Called Les Claypool. What else needs to be said. Best ever

He's Called Les Claypool. What else needs to be said. Best ever

where in the hell is victor wooten?? he is by far the best ever!! or at least the top 10!

oh and les claypool is more top 10 worthy than some you mentioned

GEDDY IS A BASS GOD

If you don't mention Steve Harris from Iron Maiden, your list is tainted...

Very surprised that true bassists dont give Gary Thain ex Uriah Heep a listen.Gary Thain is up there with the worlds best. Further more some of those on your bassist list are surely just bass players from peoples favourite band and not really great bassists.

I saw this band Vaeda and their bassist Aristotle had the sickest pedal board I've ever seen for a bass player. Definitly think he was the best bass player i've ever seen live.

I saw this band Vaeda and their bassist Aristotle had the sickest pedal board I've ever seen for a bass player. Definitly think he was the best bass player i've ever seen live.

I saw this band Vaeda and their bassist Aristotle had the sickest pedal board I've ever seen for a bass player. Definitly think he was the best bass player i've ever seen live.

I saw this band Vaeda and their bassist Aristotle had the sickest pedal board I've ever seen for a bass player. Definitly think he was the best bass player i've ever seen live.

wer da fuck is cliff burton!!!!!???????????
or steve harris????????

what about Jaco? he's the best, should be number one

Top Jimmy Scriven is one of the greatest bass players to ever live. Right up there with Geddy. He is in love with his bass guitar.

ok u put jason newsted on this list AND NOT CLIFF BURTON WTF!?!?!

ok u put jason newsted on this list AND NOT CLIFF BURTON WTF!?!?!

I respectfully submit for your consideration Jack Casady of Jeff Airplane and Hot Tuna.

Thanks you! I've looked through about 4 of similar lists to this and either Entwistle was not mentioned OR he was at the bottom of the list. I would have Iron Maiden on there but all I really care about is The Ox.

well...where's Cliff Burton, GEEZER BUTLER, Steve Harris Rob Trujillo, Victor Wooten...

fat mike from NOFX isnt on this list??? are u serious?? niether is is matt freeman of rancid?? wow yall need to do some better resdearch

fat mike from NOFX isnt on this list??? are u serious?? niether is is matt freeman of rancid?? wow yall need to do some better resdearch

WHERE THE HELL IS CLIFF BURTON!!!?!?!
He should be like number 2 or 3.

you ought to give a listen also to Gerry Sorentino, bass player in Savoy Brown. He is excellent too!

Hard to pick a good top ten but solid list anyhow. Les Claypool and Eric Clapton are M. I. A. But 8 outa ten ain't bad.

Where the FUCK is Burton!?!?!?!?!?!?!
It should be...
1. Clifford Lee Burton
2. Les Claypool
3. Steve Harris
4. Nikki Six
5. Justin Chancellor
6. Geddy Lee
7. Rob Trujillo
8. Brian Marshall
9. Flea
10. Muzz Skillings

that list is bull crap where is victor wooten,marcus miller,jaco, john pattitucci , and of course the greatest of all (ME)!

What about Leon Wilkeson, To have three hot guitarists to keep up with and still stand out. Maybe not the greatest, but worth a mention.

1 VICTOR WOOTEN
Im not into funk and don't play funk but as soon as i hear this guy play im drawn in, he often plays along with another bass player so he can wonder the fret board he has many great Technique's and has good feel for grooven look him up on youtube and see him in action!!!!

oh and there is also
STUART ZENDER who was in Jamiroquai but left the band in 2001 i think?? look up the songs 'runnaway' and 'canned heat' this guy has a cool groove about his playing

Paul McCartney!????

WHY THE FUCK ISN'T JACO NUMBER 1!?!?! LET ALONE ON THE FUCKING LIST AT ALL!!! JACO was the GREATEST bassist to ever live. He's probably even the main influences of all those FAGGOTS up there. If you have never herd of Jaco Pastorius, then you'r a waste of life.

Billy Sheehan!

ALEX WEBSTER (CANNIBAL CORPSE AND BLOTTED SCIENCE) IS THE GREATEST BASS PLAYER THIS WORLD MAY EVER SEE, ANY GENRE, HE PLAYS IT ALL. HE USES LITERALLY NO EFFECTS. MIND BLOWING, CHECK HIM OUT... GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE HIM HE WORKS IN ALL GENRES OF MUSIC....HE IS THE BEST.

Tim Bogert - "Beck, Boget & Appice", "Cactus", "Vanila Fudge", "Blues Mobile Band"

A decent list, good move having Schacher near the top, he's the most underrated musician in rock history.

Gerry Sorrentino of the blues rock band Savoy Brown is excellent. Great solos and plays what's appropriate for the genre he's working with. Very Pino'ish.

entwistle is on there but not CLIFF BURTON?!?!

WHERE THE HELL IS PINO PALLADINO? BTW, GERRY SORRENTINO IS AN EXCELLENT BASSIST WHO DOESN'T GET THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES...

Sorry, but Jaco Pastorius is a Jazz musician. You want to go there? Then where's Stanley Clark? Thelonius Monk. That's a different list.

Also, what about Sting? Yes the band is not hard core rock, but the guys got skills.

What, no Paul McCartney the single most innovative bassist of 60's rock? No Jaco, the single most innovative bassist of rock fusion? What, no Billy Sheehan who does it all? You must be joking.

What? Where am I? I don't play the bass anymore. Just not that into me, I guess. I quit a long time ago.

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