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Old 01.15.2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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the name explains itself.

individuals who have influenced my playing style:
Ronnie Morris-Controller.Controller
James Jamerson
whoever plays on Fela Kuti's work
Peter Hook-Joy Division
Leroy Glover-ESG
Dave Allen-Gang of Four
Whoever plays bass in Mars
Tim Wright-Pere Ubu/DNA
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Old 01.15.2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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GANG OF FOUR BASSIST
JESUS LIZARD BASSIST
THEORY OF RUIN BASSIST
ANY BASSIST THAT HAS EVER PLAYED IN CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
BILL LASWELL
JOY DIVISION BASSIST
TREVOR FUCKING DUNN
CHICK FROM BRIDE OF NO NO/SCISSOR GIRLS
THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL # 282 BASSIST
THAT SEXY GUY FROM LIGHTNING BOLT
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Old 01.15.2008, 06:54 PM   #3
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Old 01.15.2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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Tim Luntzel is pretty cool, he looks friendly and reliable
Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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Old 01.15.2008, 11:47 PM   #5
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:02 AM   #6
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mike watt
john entwistle
jah wobble
bruce thomas
mike mills
greg norton
simon gallup
tony lombardo
bernard edwards
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:42 AM   #7
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:44 AM   #8
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:45 AM   #9
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:52 AM   #10
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kim is a good, solid, competent bass player, but among other bassists doesn't really stand out. but she is really cool.
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:56 AM   #11
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kim is a good, solid, competent bass player, but among other bassists doesn't really stand out. but she is really cool.

The argument of how her style works with the other guitarists can not be emphasized enough.

If she was playing a lead role, considering how long she has been doing it, her style could be quite different, and impressive.
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:57 AM   #12
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Les Claypool, by the way.
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The argument of how her style works with the other guitarists can not be emphasized enough.

If she was playing a lead role, considering how long she has been doing it, her style could be quite different, and impressive.
yes, i suppose.
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Old 01.16.2008, 12:58 AM   #15
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Geddy Lee is very talented. His timing (and the band's) is outstanding...
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geezer butler is a good bass player
keith richards was great when he played bass.
john paul jones goes without saying - the whole band was a force of fucking nature.
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Old 01.16.2008, 01:09 AM   #17
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Yeah, it's not about their style, though. They're a band that prides themselves in 30 minute long drum solos, and unbelievable time signatures.
That's fine with me.
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I should also name-drop Victor Wootton
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Old 01.16.2008, 01:12 AM   #19
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I mean, there are so many things that define a good bassist. Like most topics iin life these days, it's entirely about preference.
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Old 01.16.2008, 01:24 AM   #20
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kim, by her own admission, was never all that great (as far as "complexity" is concerned) of a bassist until recent times. however, ive always liked her stuff. and i think she is a talented woman. her stuff stuff ussually tends to be simple, yeah, but it supplements what the other guys (lee/thurston) are doing rather nicely. sonic youth wouldnt/couldnt be SY without her...IF only cause of her unique voice (which yeah, has often been compared to nico's and that girl from destroy all monsters) < i still think its unique though. there'll never be another kim.

Exactly my point. She compliments the other members, and is smart for be subtle, and not overwhelming. That would destroy the sound, and ultimately, Sonic Youth.
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