BEST BAND EVER - Round 40 - Bassists, Top 64

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Night Prowler, Sep 13, 2017.


Vote for your FAVORITE bassist(s):

This poll will close on Jun 27, 2018 at 10:43 PM.
  1. Cliff Burton (METALLICA)

  2. Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT)

    0 vote(s)
  3. -

  4. Martin Turner (WISHBONE ASH)

  5. Stuart Hamm (solo, JOE SATRIANI)

    0 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Yep, in spite of all his effort he still has the shittiest sound... but he can play. Plus, he‘s got the groove as well.
  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBarlowLeft Staff Member

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  3. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I'm legitimately honored that someone remembers my utter disdain for RHCP...

    ...but Flea is a very good bassist. He's hampered by having a terrible band and the worst singer in pop/rock history.
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  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBarlowLeft Staff Member

    Sheehan vs. Bello - Sheehan's lines were more interesting, at least in these two songs.

    Flea vs. Inez - Pity vote for Inez. Flea is probably better, but he wasted most of his career playing shitty rap/funk.
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBarlowLeft Staff Member


    Eliminated after Round 37:
    Frank Bello
    Mike Inez

    Promoted after Round 37:
    Billy Sheehan


    Jean-Michel Labadie (GOJIRA) vs. Tony Levin (solo, KING CRIMSON, PETER GABRIEL)
  6. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Claypool in, Graham out. Farce.
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    On Jeffrey Hammond (sometimes credited as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond):
    Unfortunately (and unbelievably!), from his time in Jethro Tull, there is no good sounding live footage on the internet. So if we turn the spotlight on him we need to deal with the studio material. Hammond played in Tull from 1971 to 1975. That means the following music:

    Critique Oblique, the song that represents him in the match vs Glenn Hughes, comes from an album session in France where conditions were so terrible that the band decided to halt the project and start over again in England. Material from these "The Chateau d'Isaster Tapes" was e-recorded and re-arranged on the next album, A Passion Play. Critique Oblique has a rougher, unpolished sound. I liked to show that side but I also wish to show the cleaner sound from A Passion Play, Steve Harris' favourite Tull album.

    Check the first three and a half minutes (esp. 1:43 - 3.27) in this fragment:

    The rest of A Passion Play, but also Thick as a Brick has some nice bass work as well. And there's always Aqualung with songs like the title track and Cross-Eyed Mary to check out:

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
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  8. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Et in Arcadia ego

    I like Hughes very much, both as a bassist and as a singer, I like most of his stuff and his era in Deep Purple might be my favourite one. But Hammond is a monster. Vote for the Tull rhythm section there.

    The second pair is not fair at all. Levin is so many miles ahead he's already around the globe and behind Labadie again so it might even look like he's losing… and I even rather like Gojira myself. But it's Tony all the way.
  9. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    First match is tough. I definitely admire everything Hammond is doing in what has been posted and he's clearly incredibly talented. But I like Hughes' music far better and if he's in the band there's a chance he'll sing, so, Hughes.

    Also Levin, no contest.
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    @CriedWhenBrucieLeft you might like this sillyness (Primus anno 1974). Vocals by bassist Jeffrey Hammond.

    Cecil is a clever sea lion
    Cecil sometimes swims
    And often sits
    (And balances multicolored striped balls?)
    Yes, balances multicolored striped balls

    Clever Cecil

    (Cecil is a sea lion)

    And the hilarious The Story of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (voice again by bassist Jeffrey Hammond!)
    Includes the funniest pronounciation of the word "bee", ever.

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  11. Deus_Adrian

    Deus_Adrian Prince of the Final Frontier

    Hammond and Levin
  12. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBarlowLeft Staff Member

    Hughes vs. Hammond - I voted for Hughes because Hammond's song was very boring plus the production was shit so I couldn't hear what he was playing. Also checked out some other songs that Foro posted, but still, my vote goes to Hughes.

    Labadie vs. Levin - That is the only song I could find where I could hear bass in Gojira's music. Well, on the 3 albums of theirs that I like. So Levin it is. Would've been unfair to put LTE in this matchup :p
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  13. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBarlowLeft Staff Member


    Eliminated after Round 38:
    Jeffrey Hammond
    Jean-Michel Labadie

    Promoted after Round 38:
    Glenn Hughes
    Tony Levin


    Carol Kaye (solo) vs. Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL)
  14. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Et in Arcadia ego

    Man, that's really unfair. I love all four. I'll probably go with Beller in the first pair, but the second one... o_O
  15. Deus_Adrian

    Deus_Adrian Prince of the Final Frontier

    Technically Beller and Kaye

    Geezer snd Glover are legends of rawk though. Hard to say.

    But could any of them play this....

  16. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Hurt me to vote against Carol Kaye. I'd take her over both Beller and Glover.
  17. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This round sucks, but Geezer and Glover are the only correct choices. I really liked Carol Kaye though.
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Beller for pure insanity on the bass, though this was not an easy choice.

    On the other hand, an incredibly easy vote for Geezer. He might be the most perfect metal/hard rock bassist ever. His playing is rhythmic and restrained while also filling in the sonic holes exactly when he’s needed with absolute perfection.
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I love Geezer's bass playing. Since he will win immensely I am giving Kaye the pity vote. A pleasure to hear her bass lines as well but not featured on such great music as Butler's.
  20. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBarlowLeft Staff Member

    Beller vs. Glover - Glover is cool, but I think Beller is more skilled. Never heard of The Aristocrats before. Pleasant but totally unmemorable music... why can't bands like this write proper songs with vocals instead?

    Kaye vs. Butler - Not even a contest, Butler played on arguably the first heavy metal record and is regarded as one of the best metall bass players ever. Kaye was only ever a session, mostly uncredited musician.

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