Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Unsung Heroes Of The Bass Guitar

1. Colin Moulding
2. Graham Maby
3. Kasim Sulton
4. George Murray
5. ______________

34 comments:

Troy said...

James Jamerson

sclinchy said...

Andrew Bodnar.

Sal Nunziato said...

Troy,
Isn't james Jamerson considered the greatest? Hardly unsung.

Dr Wu said...

Mani (Stone Roses and Primal Scream). Peter Hook (New Order)

kevin m said...

I'm with Dr Wu when it comes to Mani of the Roses. Saw them at MSG a few weeks ago and he was brilliant.

And maybe he's not unsung, more like overshadowed, Adam Clayton of U2. And he's got a great quote: "Anyone who can count to 4 can play bass in U2"

Anonymous said...

Skip Battin (Byrds), Tina Weymouth, Jack Casady (edging out of the unsung)

Anonymous said...

Pete Quaife.

Captain Al

Noam Sane said...

Joey Spampinato.

And over on a different planet, Mick Karn.

Ken D said...

Joey Spampinato

Todd Glaeser said...

Graham Maby should be at #1 of "unsung"

buzzbabyjesus said...

Pete Quaife is a good pick. He contributed a lot.

Boris Gardener played some of the best bass parts in Reggae.

Anonymous said...

Hello all...no, please remain seated,

If you play bass, being "unsung" kinda comes with the territory. (No offense to my 4 string bruvvahs).

Hey...what's the punchline of that joke...."Bad thing happens when the drumming stops...."?

Regards,
RichD

Anonymous said...

Overend Watts - Mott The Hoople powerhouse!!

Bombshelter Slim said...

Kelley Looney
Flabba Holt
David Hood

lots more where those came from

Anything Should Happen said...

Can't argue with the order Sal. I'd add Andrew Bodnar as well. Someone more obscure and not making rekkids these days is Chris Layhe of the Icicle Works. Live he was incredible.

buzzbabyjesus said...

Mick Karn! Definitely.

Anonymous said...

Saw Mike Mills last night with The Baseball Project and he was amazing. Today I went back to listen to REM and he was always strong.

Anonymous said...

That dude who played on Kanye's record last summer...

Dr Wu said...

May I add Simon Gallup (The Cure) and Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) to the discussion?

wardo said...

Klaus Voormann. Can I nominate myself?

Bill said...

Nick Lowe
Bruce Thomas from the Attractions

R S Crabb said...

Nick Lowe!

Anonymous said...

#5 Bob Mosley

Shriner said...

Bruce Thomas is not on this list yet?

Rodger Stroup said...

Growing up a Beatles fan didn't leave too much room for other bass players. Once I started playing bass, I loved listening to Mel Schacher and Dusty Hill. Being a bass player in a power trio ain't the easiest, but these two filled the space admirably. Maybe not the most sophisticated, or coolest of players, but they were/are my unsung heroes!

Anonymous said...

Alex Dmochowski

Jeff in Denton TX said...

Louis Johnson

mauijim said...

My fave is John mcvie always interesting and melodic wonder my 3 faves are Brits, mcvie Macca and the Ox

Bill said...

I'm smelling an upcoming Weekend Mix

Anonymous said...

Mike Gordon & Scott McCaughey.

TP

gms168 said...

David Hayes..a beautiful player just ask Van

Anonymous said...

Dennis Dunaway and Geezer Butler of the original Alice Cooper band and Sabbath, respectively.
C in California

kodak ghost said...

Norman Watt-Roy and Rick Kemp for two completely different reasons

Lord Carrett said...

Graham Maby is the man, and this list should include Lee Rocker!!