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    Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:01
This is not a poll. I am learning the bass guitar and I was just wondering what are your favorite bass albums?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:03

If you want to hear cool base that may actually be learnable go with a Tool album if you want somthing that just blows your mind go with Something by Primus (prog related)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:05
Chris Squire is one of the best bassist on earth so any Yes album would be fine especially Fragile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:09

Maybe I expressed myself wrongly. I'm not talking about tabs or learning, just 3-4 albums where the bass really grasp your emotions.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:15

Tool. They are the bassyest band ever. It grasps my emotions.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:21
i play bass. listen to as much records with Richard Sinclair or Tony Reeves on as possible. having said that, i spent all my time just learning wierd stuff, and i kinda regret not picking up the basics. oh well, ive got the rest of my life.
 
just remember, use all 4 fingers on your left hand and learn all 7 main modes. very important for playing bass.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:26
RHCP albumsEmbarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:36
Chris Squire's solo album "Fish Out Of Water" has some stunning bass on it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:43

Cheiro de Vida "Vivo": Andre Gomes , incredible brazilian bassist

Primus "Pork Soda". Les Claypool is one of the most original players
 
Tony Levin playing in Kinc crimson Projekcts 1 and 4
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:44
Everything JOHN WETTON  does on KCRIMSON.
 
Try HUGH HOPPER OF Soft Machine or Jaco Pastorius albumsThumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 20:56
Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Synducate live release "World Tour".  Featuring on bass Richard Bona a gem, a real gem.  Checkout this Richard Bona bass solo from the cd:
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 20:59
My favorite bass playing on any album is from Opeth's "Damnation".  I don't really know, but I think the parts are really easy, but I do know that they really add a lot to the sound of the band in that album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 21:20
There are many great bass albums, here's a good selection:
 
  • Anything by Yes - Fragile is probably Squire's best album, although The Yes Album and Close to the Edge are also great bass albums.
  • Anything by Rush - I love the pre-Moving Pictures material because I prefer the Rickenbacker sound, Geddy is always amazing though. Standout bass albums are Hemispheres, Moving Pictures and A Farewell to Kings, in my opinion.
  • Anything by Primus - Les Claypool has to be heard to be believed, although his bass work is hard to replicate. Sailing the Seas of Cheese is a good pick.
  • A lot of The Beatles work features great bass playing by McCartney. Their best bass album is undoubtably Abbey Road, in my opinion.
  • Most Zeuhl - Bands like Magma use a distorted lead bass sound which is brilliant. Very enjoyable and chaotic lines.
  • Tony Levin's work with King Crimson - Particularly Discipline.
  • You'll find Iron Maiden in the prog-related section, so I had to put them in here. Steve Harris is a great bassist to listen to for his galloping sixteenth notes. Powerslave has his finest work on it.
  • All of Tool's albums have great atmospheric and heavy bass wizardry from Justin Chancellor, I love listening to them.
These are just my picks though - As a fellow bassist I might add. Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 21:34
Riverside both albums ,Pink floyd's Meddle...

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Long list for you ; these are real winners: Tony Reeves (Greenslade) Mick Karn (Japan's Tin Drum), Howlett (Gong + Hillage) , Babbington & Hopper (Soft Machine and Isotope) , Tony Levin, Percy Jones , John G.Perry, Goblin's Fabio Pignatelli (on Roller), Patrick Djivas (PFM's Stati) , the remarkable Jonas Reingold (Flower Kings) , Gijs Koopman (Knight Area), La Maschera di Cera+ Hostsonaten and Finisterre ' Fabio Zuffanti, Magma's Top, Ozrics Zia Geelani (Groove baby) , Wetton (with KC), Anima Dominum's bassist, Gryphon's Philip Nestor (ridiculously good) and Taproban's devastating Guglielmo Mariotti. I could name another 2 dozen, so when you want more , Oliver Twist, just ask!  Thomas
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 21:55
King Crimson - Thrak.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 22:24
EXSIMIO's "Carbon14" has some great bass throughout.The leader of that band is also the bass player.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2007 at 00:04
Originally posted by Lota Lota wrote:

Chris Squire is one of the best bassist on earth so any Yes album would be fine especially Fragile.
 
I second that... though squire is my favirote, honurable mention to Geddy lee (MP) and Roger Waters (animals)
Tool's bass player is also amazing, if your into more modern prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2007 at 00:29
Anything with the names Sly and Robbie are good. 

Any Rolling Thunder Revue era Dylan.

OK Computer, Amnesiac - Radiohead

Amputechture - the Mars Volta


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2007 at 01:24
Fragile by Yes for sure.


Also Jaco Pastorius' self titled album is quite good.
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