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Old 09-24-10, 03:59 PM
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top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

I expect this to get a lot of 'worst list ever' nods. And yes, this was indeed a fan voting list
http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...l-time-279007/
25.Joseph "Lucky" Scott
24.Doug Wimbish
23.Carol Kaye
22.Gary "Mani" Mounfield
21.Aston "family man" Barrett
20.Nathan East
19.Mark King
18.Phil Lynott
17.Bootsy Collins
16.Jack Bruce
15.James Jamerson
14.Chris Squire
13.Les Claypool
12.John Paul Jones
11.Billy Sheehan
10.Paul McCartney
9.Victor Wooten
8.John Entwistle
7.Flea
6.Jaco Pastorius
5.Cliff Burton
4.Steve Harris
3.Paul Gray
2.Geddy Lee
1.John Myung

I actually rolled my eyes at number 3, cause his bass was always burried in the mix whether on cd or live.
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

Yeah, fan voted for sure. Some are too high and others are too low.
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

How the hell is Larry Graham not on that list? I mean, anywhere?
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

Mark King is on there. Cool.

Where the fuck is Gene?!?
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Flea > John Entwistle
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I can't believe Stanley Clarke isn't anywhere on the list, one of the greatest bass players of all time... -kd5-
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
I expect this to get a lot of 'worst list ever' nods. And yes, this was indeed a fan voting list
http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...l-time-279007/
25.Joseph "Lucky" Scott
24.Doug Wimbish
23.Carol Kaye
22.Gary "Mani" Mounfield
21.Aston "family man" Barrett
20.Nathan East
19.Mark King
18.Phil Lynott
17.Bootsy Collins
16.Jack Bruce
15.James Jamerson
14.Chris Squire
13.Les Claypool
12.John Paul Jones
11.Billy Sheehan
10.Paul McCartney
9.Victor Wooten
8.John Entwistle
7.Flea
6.Jaco Pastorius
5.Cliff Burton
4.Steve Harris
3.Paul Gray
2.Geddy Lee
1.John Myung

I actually rolled my eyes at number 3, cause his bass was always burried in the mix whether on cd or live.
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

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Flea > John Entwistle
...and Victor Wooten!
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

Squire is Top 5, not languishing at 14.


No Tony Levin?
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I just figured out who Paul Gray was. My guess is he's #3 for being dead.

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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

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I just figured out who Paul Gray was. My guess is he's #3 for being dead.

yep. Only reason he's there
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I can't believe Stanley Clarke isn't anywhere on the list, one of the greatest bass players of all time... -kd5-
Yep, saw him on the bassists tour at a pretty small theater in Huntington LI. They were great and Clarke has to be on any list of this sort.
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Les Claypool needs to be WAY higher on that list.
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I guess it's too soon to be added an "all-time" list, but I think Chris Wolstenholme is one of the best bass players I've ever heard. And quite frankly think he's better than most on that list.
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Where's Joey DeMaio?!?! Wow. Just wow...
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

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Les Claypool needs to be WAY higher on that list.
He was the first one I thought of when I saw this thread.
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Re: top 25 greatest bassists of all time according to Music Radar

Geezer Butler? Steve Harris?
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Steve Harris?
You might be needing some glasses
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You might be needing some glasses
oops.... but what about Geezer?
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how the hell is Donald Duck Dunn not on this list? He's usually regarded very highly as far as bassists.

how about actually amazing innovative bass players be listed? Guys like Ronnie Lane, Chas Chandler, Mick Karn etc.? I always hate these lists.

Paul Gray is a joke to even have on this whether he passed away or not. It's like having Kurt Cobain on the top guitarists list- the guy sucked at playing guitar lets face it.
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Jaco Pastorius should be #1 without a doubt.
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I just figured out who Paul Gray was. My guess is he's #3 for being dead.
I think Cliff Burton was a great bass player, but I've always thought he might be a tad overrated because he died young.
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oops.... but what about Geezer?
Exactly!
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With any of these kind of lists there are going to be endless gripes over omissions or inclusions, but I simply cannot believe that Bernard Edwards is not among the 25 greatest bassists of all time.
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I guess I should be embarrassed that I don't recognise a single name in the top six. But I don't.

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