MY FAVORITE BASS GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME
Because I really love guitar in all its variations, but the bass in particular
- •Geddy Lee (RUSH)Nothing more to say. I will fight you on this one. And THAT VOICE.
- •Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)Makes "Higher Ground" look EASY.
- •Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson)Have a listen to "Strawberry Letter 23" from 1977 and marvel. Perfected the art of the slap wayyyy back in 1969.
- •John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)Magical. Understated and exactly right for the band, the songs, the times.
- •Chris Squire (Yes)Roundabout. All that needs to be said.
- •John Entwhistle (The Who)Like JPJ, a case of a bassist with the perfect style + the perfect band mates = bass player Hall of Fame. So good you don't even realize it until he's not there.
- •Jaco PastoriusA legend, a true star, idol to Metallica's Rob Trujillo, no slouch himself.
- •Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings)Left-handed AND simultaneous vocals. A no-brainer. If you don't think he's one of the greats, you haven't been listening.
- •Andy Rourke (The Smiths)Perfection. "This Charming Man"—-he dazzles. Just mastery of the instrument.
- •John Deacon (Queen)The ultimate style chameleon. He can play anything and play it expertly. Queen did everything from hard & heavy to operatic whimsy, and Deacon's bass was the perfect match for Brian May's lead guitar theatrics.
- •Colin Greenwood (Radiohead)Chills & thrills. EVERY. SINGLE. SONG.