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Thread #106169 Message #2205496
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
30-Nov-07 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: Best Bassist
Subject: RE: Best Bassist
Paul McCartney is a terrific bassist. Think of the great raga-style bass lines on songs like the Beatles'Rain, the rolling psychedelic/vaudevillian line in Mr Kite, the heavy hard-rock dwell in Helter Skelter, the compelling drive of She Loves You.
Who was the bassist for Roxy Music on the song Out of the Blue? Simply one of the best examples of bass counter-melodies ever.
Mark Andes, the bassist for Spirit, also had a distinct and unique style.
Did anyone mention Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers? He deinitely pushes the limits of traditional bass sound and style.