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    Underappreciated bassists greats?

    Ok, we all know about Jaco, James Jamerson, and all the other favorites of bass snobs. How about some under-the-radar bassists?

    I’m going to suggest John Taylor from Duran Duran. Great player, but even greater pop bass composer. Pick any DD song and listen to the bass part.

    Who else?

    #2
    Wojteck Pilichowski is an absolute monster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeAECmaJ7Ms

    …….and with his band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esODDfuN3lg
    Last edited by Enlighten; 11-30-2022, 02:36 PM.

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      #3
      Michael Manring



      Home page of manthing.com, an other / not classifiable artist from Oakland, CA. Michael Manring is a bassist and composer known for his innovative approach to the instrument.


      Worked extensively with the incredible Michael Hedges ... toured with Jaco ... was house bassist at Windham Hill ... talented guy who makes incredible soundscapes.

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        #4
        I always loved the bass lines played by Martin Turner on the early Wishbone Ash albums. He was on the wrong side of a battle with Andy Powell over the use of the band’s name in recent years, but there is no denying that he was a great player on FUBB, Ballad of the Beacon, Sometime World, and many other tasty tunes.

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          #5
          Stuart Zender, the bassist for Jamiroqai from 1993 - 1998. I think his bass sound and playing were vital to the succes of the band:

          Great funk bass:


          But also brilliant in the more laidback jazzy pieces:



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            #6
            Tony Newton, who was also part of the Funk Brothers house band at Motown. He performed a fair amount of fusion, and wrote one of my all-time favorite pieces while part of Tony Williams Lifetime.

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              #7
              I will also cite Peter Steele because I feel he's better known as a singer/songwriter but he was a great bass player. Type O Negative basically had a lead bass player and three other supporting players.
              Rabin-esque
              my labor of love (and obsessive research)
              rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                #8
                The fabulous Graham Maby from Joe Jackson’s original band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kGEodzbfZk

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                  #9
                  Danny Thompson, wherever he appears.
                  Eberhard Weber on ECM - his early albums are fantastic.
                  Charles MIngus
                  Lemmy?
                  Tina Weymouth in Talking Heads
                  Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
                  Jah Wobble

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                    #10
                    i wouldn't say he's underrated, but he's damn good, Mark King from Level 42
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                      #11
                      Mark Clarke ( Colosseum, Tempest, short stints with Rainbow and Uriah Heep)

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                        #12
                        Flea underrated ????

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                          #13
                          Lenny Kotke from "The Good Rats" and Jon Camp from "Renaissance".

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Sharp On Attack View Post
                            Flea underrated ????
                            Yeah, I was thinking the same thing…….if anything, he’s a bit overrated.

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                              #15
                              Stuart Morrow -

                              New Model Army - Notice Me (album: Vengeance) 1984

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