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2022-07-06 11:44:05 AM  
When I was a baby bassist, the solo from "My Generation" was one of those things that made me want to torch everything and walk away.

Same with the bass riff from "Roundabout."

My eye is twitching just thinking about it. But god it's beautiful.
 
2022-07-06 11:54:21 AM  
I'm partial to Chris Squire myself.
 
2022-07-06 11:56:13 AM  
Ged's choice isn't bold at all. Ox was a great influential bass player. I'm not a fan of ranking players like this, though. There are so many players who not only have great chops but were influential in some way. McCartney, Squire, Ox, Jamerson, Geddy himself and a long list of others.
 
2022-07-06 12:03:02 PM  
Can't argue with that.

....Maybe you could if you don't know anything about bass players.....
 
2022-07-06 12:07:43 PM  
would totally agree if he weren't a grease spot:

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2022-07-06 12:19:59 PM  
Ox pioneered the idea of "lead bass" for rock.  Also The Who is one of Rush's early primary influences so it's no surprise Geddy idolizes him
 
2022-07-06 12:21:15 PM  
Jamiroquai - Time Won't Wait [Bass Cover]
Youtube C_Xy_pD_Or8
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2022-07-06 12:43:29 PM  
And his early solo albums were a quirky treat.
 
2022-07-06 12:59:54 PM  

Snapper Carr: Ox pioneered the idea of "lead bass" for rock.  Also The Who is one of Rush's early primary influences so it's no surprise Geddy idolizes him


Came here to basically say this. Geddy is basically Entwistle 2.0 - who the fark else was he gonna pick?

Here's some other candidates, courtesy of Victor Wooten:

Victor Wooten-Bass Tribute
Youtube IX0sbLmWycM


// and some more contenders in the reprise
 
2022-07-06 1:28:47 PM  
He misspelled John Paul Jones.  Please note in that multiple artist cover of When The Lever Breaks, they got several folks to replace Bonham, Page, and Plant, but Jones couldn't be replaced.

Plus the man can play bass along with keyboards or another stringed instrument.
 
2022-07-06 1:32:47 PM  

bluorangefyre: He misspelled John Paul Jones.  Please note in that multiple artist cover of When The Lever Breaks, they got several folks to replace Bonham, Page, and Plant, but Jones couldn't be replaced.

Plus the man can play bass along with keyboards or another stringed instrument.


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2022-07-06 1:39:08 PM  
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2022-07-06 1:45:41 PM  
Doesn't he mean AaronTheBassist? G must not read instagram comments
 
2022-07-06 2:11:21 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Ged's choice isn't bold at all. Ox was a great influential bass player. I'm not a fan of ranking players like this, though. There are so many players who not only have great chops but were influential in some way. McCartney, Squire, Ox, Jamerson, Geddy himself and a long list of others.


Very well said. I came to mention Jamerson too. Probably the most influential of all time in pop music. Obviously Geddy's choice is in a rock/pop context, otherwise we'd all be arguing about Jaco, Wooten, etc. There are SO many sick, less famous players in the jazz world.

Mad respect to Entwistle -- I especially love the bass part on "The Real Me."
 
2022-07-06 2:12:52 PM  
Y'all some crazy white folk...

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2022-07-06 2:16:43 PM  

bluorangefyre: He misspelled John Paul Jones.  Please note in that multiple artist cover of When The Lever Breaks, they got several folks to replace Bonham, Page, and Plant, but Jones couldn't be replaced.

Plus the man can play bass along with keyboards or another stringed instrument.


I don't think that was the criteria for picking the best rock bassist? The entire point of those videos is to feature dozens of players around the world, for charity, and to toss in one of the original musicians. The personnel used is not reflection of who is "replaceable" or played the most challenging parts.

I probably enjoy Zeppelin's catalog more overall than The Who, but I think Entwistle's parts stand out in their tunes more so than JPJ in his. I'm not denying JPJ's importance or talent. He's a hell of a musician and bandmate.
 
2022-07-06 2:48:51 PM  
This is a trick question.

There is no such thing as a great bass player.
 
2022-07-06 3:03:56 PM  

madgonad: This is a trick question.

There is no such thing as a great bass player.


Counterpoint:
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2022-07-06 3:11:05 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: madgonad: This is a trick question.

There is no such thing as a great bass player.

Counterpoint:
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As a trout (inland) and ocean fisherman my original statement stands.
 
2022-07-06 3:12:29 PM  
Sure if you like perfect soulless technical wizardry. Go ahead and give Yngwie Malmsteen the guitar award while you're at it.
 
2022-07-06 3:16:41 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Sure if you like perfect soulless technical wizardry. Go ahead and give Yngwie Malmsteen the guitar award while you're at it.


Did you read only the URL of the link and assume it was Geddy Lee himself that was named the best? There's no chance that you're talking about John Entwistle. Dude had feel and could swing.
 
2022-07-06 3:21:05 PM  
I would have thought Jaco but whatever. Bass guitar is so easy to play, but super hard to master. Props to anyone who's good at it.
 
2022-07-06 3:31:21 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Garza and the Supermutants: Sure if you like perfect soulless technical wizardry. Go ahead and give Yngwie Malmsteen the guitar award while you're at it.

Did you read only the URL of the link and assume it was Geddy Lee himself that was named the best? There's no chance that you're talking about John Entwistle. Dude had feel and could swing.


Correct.
 
2022-07-06 3:35:16 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Eddie Hazel's E string: Garza and the Supermutants: Sure if you like perfect soulless technical wizardry. Go ahead and give Yngwie Malmsteen the guitar award while you're at it.

Did you read only the URL of the link and assume it was Geddy Lee himself that was named the best? There's no chance that you're talking about John Entwistle. Dude had feel and could swing.

Correct.


Entwistle's a fine choice. I might go with John Paul Jones, but either is all right.
 
2022-07-06 3:49:12 PM  
Well, yeah. He turned the bass from just a rhythm instrument to the lead guitar while Pete played rhythm instead.

/watch the live version of My Generation on the Smothers Brothers show; during John's solo, the camera stays on Pete, because the idea of a bass rock solo was unheard of at the time.
 
2022-07-06 4:05:14 PM  
Thank you

Where do I go to collect my prize?
 
2022-07-06 4:07:26 PM  

callmeox: Thank you

Where do I go to collect my prize?


Bassment?
 
2022-07-06 4:17:02 PM  
trustworthy arbiter is trustworthy

substitute is one of my personal favorites.  he beats on that four stringer like it f$ck3d his girlfriend and stole his paycheck .   and that's not even the best example
 
2022-07-06 4:48:31 PM  

BenSaw2: I'm partial to Chris Squire myself.


I would have to go with Berry Oakley. It's not easy to pick out his playing on an Allman Brothers tune, but you'd damn sure know if he wasn't playing.

GOAT as far as musical talent is just too subjective. Only way to know for sure is to have a particular musician sit in with a different band and see what happens. How would Entwistle handle some of the Yes songs? Could you swap Pete Townshend for Mike Rutherford (or Bonham for Phil Collins) and have the resulting Genesis tunes sound good?
 
2022-07-06 4:54:25 PM  

indy_kid: BenSaw2: I'm partial to Chris Squire myself.

I would have to go with Berry Oakley. It's not easy to pick out his playing on an Allman Brothers tune, but you'd damn sure know if he wasn't playing.

GOAT as far as musical talent is just too subjective. Only way to know for sure is to have a particular musician sit in with a different band and see what happens. How would Entwistle handle some of the Yes songs? Could you swap Pete Townshend for Mike Rutherford (or Bonham for Phil Collins) and have the resulting Genesis tunes sound good?


I love the bass solo on the "Mountain Jam."
 
2022-07-06 5:02:39 PM  
The Ox absolutely loved those plastic Rotosound strings on his bass guitar, because of their pliability, which allowed him to do those amazing dive-bombing bass runs (and they also probably didn't tear up his fingers the way metal strings would have).
 
2022-07-06 5:14:58 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: bluorangefyre: He misspelled John Paul Jones.  Please note in that multiple artist cover of When The Lever Breaks, they got several folks to replace Bonham, Page, and Plant, but Jones couldn't be replaced.

Plus the man can play bass along with keyboards or another stringed instrument.

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DUCK YOU AUTOCORRECT!!!
 
2022-07-06 5:15:46 PM  

SurelyShirley: [Fark user image image 602x847]


The category was "Best Bassist," not "Best Looking Bassist."
 
2022-07-06 5:24:47 PM  

bluorangefyre: SurelyShirley: [Fark user image image 602x847]

The category was "Best Bassist," not "Best Looking Bassist."


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2022-07-06 5:50:12 PM  
Lizzo's bassist, Zuri Appleby, has impressive chops.
 
2022-07-06 6:11:16 PM  
The correct answer is Carole Kaye, you cretins.
 
2022-07-06 6:29:12 PM  

Truthman: The correct answer is Carole Kaye, you cretins.


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Acceptable in both categories!
 
2022-07-06 7:30:29 PM  
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Sklar

2000 albums. A lot of your fav hits growing up he was on.
 
2022-07-06 7:56:30 PM  

madgonad: This is a trick question.

There is no such thing as a great bass player.


Is that you, Glenn Fricker?
 
2022-07-06 8:36:08 PM  
As a long time bass player I will say this is absolutely the correct choice. My favourite and most inspiring.

To me, entwistle, butler, Lee, Jameson and JPJ are the best in popular music

Victor Wooten is probably technically the best but the music he plays on, to me, is awful
 
2022-07-06 9:12:13 PM  
Don't forget old Donald Duck.
 
2022-07-06 10:36:57 PM  

ClavellBCMI: The Ox absolutely loved those plastic Rotosound strings on his bass guitar, because of their pliability, which allowed him to do those amazing dive-bombing bass runs (and they also probably didn't tear up his fingers the way metal strings would have).


they are damn good strings
 
2022-07-06 11:11:37 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: ClavellBCMI: The Ox absolutely loved those plastic Rotosound strings on his bass guitar, because of their pliability, which allowed him to do those amazing dive-bombing bass runs (and they also probably didn't tear up his fingers the way metal strings would have).

they are damn good strings


Even better:  he helped develop the RS66 strings.  Read his account here:

https://rotosound.com/blog/cool_timeline/the-john-entwistle-connection/
 
2022-07-07 1:15:34 AM  
31. Phil Collins / Sussudio
Youtube 87IR9x8QApM
 
2022-07-07 1:42:11 AM  

Hobodeluxe: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/87IR9x8QApM]


Father Time is the best nickname in music.
 
2022-07-07 8:57:52 AM  
Billy Sheehan - Bass Solo
Youtube 30YT0cG2EkE
 
2022-07-07 12:45:40 PM  
"Rock" bassist people. Yes, Wooten and Jaco and Manring and Caron and a host of other players are absurdly talented and influential, but they're not rock bassists (at least not primarily).
 
2022-07-07 3:02:23 PM  
Is it Davie504?
 
2022-07-07 4:09:30 PM  

drewogatory: bluorangefyre: SurelyShirley: [Fark user image image 602x847]

The category was "Best Bassist," not "Best Looking Bassist."

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That's a cello.
 
2022-07-07 4:13:28 PM  

puckrock2000: drewogatory: bluorangefyre: SurelyShirley: [Fark user image image 602x847]

The category was "Best Bassist," not "Best Looking Bassist."

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That's a cello.


I'm a lazy image searcher, sue me.
 
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