BEST BAND EVER - Round 51 - Bassists, Top 64

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


Vote for your FAVORITE bassist(s):

  1. Chris Squire (YES)

  2. Roger Glover (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW)

  3. -

    0 vote(s)

  5. Sting (solo, THE POLICE)

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Call me Deacon Blues

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  4. Deus_Adrian

    Deus_Adrian Prince of the Final Frontier

    Hammond and Levin
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued 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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  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued 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)
  7. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Call me Deacon Blues

    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
  8. 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....

  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued 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.
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Because they're a jazz fusion band.

    So your criteria is popularity? o_O
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  15. Whooten

    Whooten Ancient Mariner

    Geezer can write awesome lyrics though. Like when rhymes masses with ... (checks lyrics to War Pigs) ... masses.
  16. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member


    Eliminated after Round 39:
    Bryan Beller
    Carol Kaye

    Promoted after Round 39:
    Roger Glover
    Geezer Butler

    Cliff Burton (METALLICA) vs. Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT)

    Martin Turner (WISHBONE ASH) vs. Stuart Hamm (solo, JOE SATRIANI)
  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Jazz fusion can't have vocals?
  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Burton vs. Hietala - No contest. Marco is a great performer and singer but his music never really has a place for bass. Cliff made a pretty decent instrumental with bass as the lead instrument.

    Turner vs. Hamm - Wasn't familiar with either of them, and honestly didn't really enjoy either of these songs. Went with Hamm.
  20. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Unfortunately I had to vote for Cliff Burton. I love Marco, but his bass playing really doesn't matter. If he was up against someone else it would have been easier, but either way I'd just be voting for his voice.

    Also Hamm cause his work with Satch was always solid.

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