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Is Paul the best bassist?
25 May 2011
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To get back on topic – and I believe I have made this point earlier – perhaps on an earlier page of this same thread – Paul is 0 in my opinion – undoubtedly the best bass player of all time for this reason – he plays very intricate bass lines – while singing very intricate vocal lines – and does both flawlessly at the same time.

 

Playing bass while singing is so difficult – that unless you've done it – you just don't know. And again Paul's bass line and vocal lines incredible complex at times.

Who else comes close to doing that?

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25 May 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

He's from the Clash. He would probably be the bassist to beat in terms of punk bands.

Ahhhh…… Clash….. Heard about those…..

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25 May 2011
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robert said:

Playing bass while singing is so difficult – that unless you've done it – you just don't know. And again Paul's bass line and vocal lines incredible complex at times.

Who else comes close to doing that?

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Jack Bruce.

He may not surpass Sir Paul, but he's at least in the team photo.

I agree, robert. Playing any instrument while singing can be difficult. Heck, I have a hard enough time air-guitaring while singing.

 

Edit: I almost forgot to include Geddy Lee in that team photo! 

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25 May 2011
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robert said:

To get back on topic – and I believe I have made this point earlier – perhaps on an earlier page of this same thread – Paul is 0 in my opinion – undoubtedly the best bass player of all time for this reason – he plays very intricate bass lines – while singing very intricate vocal lines – and does both flawlessly at the same time.

 

Playing bass while singing is so difficult – that unless you've done it – you just don't know. And again Paul's bass line and vocal lines incredible complex at times.

Who else comes close to doing that?

Nope.

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26 May 2011
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I can't believe I forgot to include Rick Danko in the team picture I mentioned upthread. It's getting crowded. Notice the fretless bass! Frets? He don't need no stinkin' frets.

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26 May 2011
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*Phone Rings*
Sun King: Hello.
Paul Simonon: Hey.
S: Who's this?
P: Paul Simonon of the Clash
S: Oh My. This is an honour. By the way, I love the Guns Of Brixton.
P: Thanks. I'm calling to get Zig to include me in the team picture for the bassists. Can you get me in?
S: Sure. Anything else?
P: Nope. Thanks!!

Edit: Get him in Zig.

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26 May 2011
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You can include anyone you like. It's an open Forum, sir.

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26 May 2011
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Really? Are we talking about the same forum?

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26 May 2011
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Well, this post isn't about a bassist, but it is about a non-Beatles bassline. (Is there a thread devoted to best non-Beatles basslines?)

"At the Zoo" by Simon and Garfunkel has a great bassline! It's so fun to "doo doo doo doo" along with. 

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26 May 2011
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MMM, I added the thread. Good idea. I just can't find any love for much Simon and Garfunkel.

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27 May 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

(Is there a thread devoted to best non-Beatles basslines?)

Yes. Yes there is M3.

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27 May 2011
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McLennonson said:

MeanMrsMustard said:

(Is there a thread devoted to best non-Beatles basslines?)

Yes. Yes there is M3.

*cough* post 74 *cough*

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22 June 2011
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You're crazy, man. Coughing about you're own post.

 

Cool….apple01apple01apple01

 

stay-on-topic 

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