anarkee
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#2
These polls are based on personal preference. And I feel about John Taylor the same way that Guy Pratt does, so this ranking seems misguided and ill placed.

I see flame shields being required going forward. But you all can surprise me nonetheless
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stonyman65
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#3
Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan and Cliff Burton got ****ing robbed!
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This is terrible advice. Even worse than the useless dry, sarcastic comment I made.

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dark Mass
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#4
Why is Paul McCartney in the top 10?

Anyways I stopped caring for these lists since they change day to day.
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stonyman65
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#5
I mean, who gives a shit? Really.
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Spaz91
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#7
This reminds me of when NME voted "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division as the best song ever. Seriously though, music press is ****ing terrible.
Ziphoblat
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#8
Quote by dark Mass
Why is Paul McCartney in the top 10?

Anyways I stopped caring for these lists since they change day to day.


If we needed any more confirmation of the fact this poll is worthless than John Taylor getting number one, it's the fact that Paul McCartney came ahead of James Jamerson.
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King Of Suede
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#9
Quote by Ziphoblat
If we needed any more confirmation of the fact this poll is worthless than John Taylor getting number one, it's the fact that Paul McCartney came ahead of James Jamerson.

qft

Haven't even looked at the list. Probably won't because... wat.
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anarkee
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#10
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I dream of the day when people realise that 'best' is not a synonym for 'favourite.' Alas, I will probably be long gone by then. It may well be my grandchild's dream.

-Ben


I really think that the poll was generated by a bunch of John Taylor / Duran Duran fans or someone who got a tonne of payola cash.
Tempoe
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#12
well, I liked the way the site presented the list anyways, I just watched tons of vids.
King Of Suede
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#13
Just look at the first half, put Billy Sheehan over Stanley Clarke.

Sheehan is nothing but chops. Zero actual musicianship. There's a reason why all of Mr. Big's shred tunes were in G... Cause thats the only scale Sheehan ever learned.

Meanwhile Stanley Clarke is a monster on the electric and upright and probably has as much -- if not more -- chops than Clarke has.


With Pino and MINGUS even further down. My god.
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Ziphoblat
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#14
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Does John use Orange amps? Geddy does, and he's second.


To be fair, Geddy Lee deserves to be way up there on most of these polls and it's hardly unlikely that he was legitimately voted into that place.
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anarkee
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#16
Quote by Black Ox
Had to giggle at Paul Grey making the list.


If I remember right, he was a Orange amp artist. Don't think Taylor was or is, but I might be wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsD5MoQJK2I

The fun starts at around 1:27. Sorry I just had to post.
BassTapp
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#17
Good to see Simon Gallup get some recognition! Interesting list overall though...
Sliide90027
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#18
Quote by King Of Suede
Just look at the first half, put Billy Sheehan over Stanley Clarke.

Sheehan is nothing but chops. Zero actual musicianship. There's a reason why all of Mr. Big's shred tunes were in G... Cause thats the only scale Sheehan ever learned.

Meanwhile Stanley Clarke is a monster on the electric and upright and probably has as much -- if not more -- chops than Clarke has.


With Pino and MINGUS even further down. My god.

Aaaghhemm!

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Sliide90027
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#19
With people like Entwistle, Jaco, Squire, Lee, and King, Taylor is not even in the top 10. Burton, even though a friend of mine grew up with him and was one of the Pall Bearers, he does not make the top 10.

We still have people like Graham, Mingus, Boosty, and many others whose shoulders that Taylor stands upon.

Nevertheless, all populatiry contests are subjective.
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EclipseRising
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#20
Quote by Sliide90027
With people like Entwistle, Jaco, Squire, Lee, and King, Taylor is not even in the top 10. Burton, even though a friend of mine grew up with him and was one of the Pall Bearers, he does not make the top 10.

We still have people like Graham, Mingus, Boosty, and many others whose shoulders that Taylor stands upon.

Nevertheless, all popularity contests are subjective.


Yeah its impossible to please everyone but this is a good list of players
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RyanStorm13
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#22
You can't beat "80's Pop" use of Bass.

Is there a difference between who writes better songs on bass, or who can play it better?

Cause I give my personal #1 spot to John Entwistle, either way! Then who ever plays bass for Taylor Swift gets #2, at least for best song writing.
anarkee
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#23
However, I would argue even in 80s music there are far more remarkable bass players. I was actively playing and buying music in that era and the talent far exceed Mr. Taylor's expertise.

I give you:

Graham Maby (Joe Jackson, They Might Be Giants). Joe Jackson used to develop his songs around Graham's bass lines. Yes, they were that good.

Bruce Thomas One of the eras most underrated bass player. His bass playing took new wave, pub rock and Jamerson's style Motown licks and moved it into a whole new ball game.

Mark King He's on the list but much better than Taylor. Just listen to his work with Level 42 to realise this fact.

and that is only the first three I could come up with...if you start mining into the TuTone music craze, the list gets longer. And then there's dance music and we could be here all day.
Spanner93
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#24
Quote by anarkee
However, I would argue even in 80s music there are far more remarkable bass players. I was actively playing and buying music in that era and the talent far exceed Mr. Taylor's expertise.


Mark King He's on the list but much better than Taylor. Just listen to his work with Level 42 to realise this fact.



Hell yeah, he's my personal favourite. Level 42 were fantastic, but I personally prefer his solo material (especially "Influences"). John Taylor is a good bass player, and worthy of the list, just not worthy of the top spot.

You could pretty much fill the list with players from the 80's, IMO the golden age of bass wankery
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King Of Suede
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#25
Oh just realized... I don't remember seeing the name, looked at the list a few days ago. No Jerry Peek on that list? If you need any affirmation as to why he needs to be on there, check out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73qJPLZxNi0

Not the biggest showcase, but shows his pocket and linear ability.
Another one which he solos in is "Cruise Missile" by the same band.
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#26
WTF this is seriously ****** up list
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