#1
I know this is the guitar forum, but even though he plays bass, I've found Cliff a huge influence on my guitar playing.Anyone feel the same way?
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I think he's over-rated because he died young.
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...i do not feel this way at all.
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I think he's over-rated because he died young.


Nothing to do with age, just the fact that he died. Same with Dimebag, Syd Barret, Hendrix etc.

All talented musician's, just blown out of proportion due to their death.
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Nothing to do with age, just the fact that he died. Same with Dimebag, Syd Barret, Hendrix etc.

All talented musician's, just blown out of proportion due to their death.


+1000

Although I do feel hendrix does deserve a fair amount of praise as he was definately an innovator of modern guitar playing. Dimebag was good but he wasnt really doing anything different from any other metal guitarist, he was just doing what he was doing well. I think Chuck Schuldiner is the exception to this trend. He was definately a huge influence on the creation of death metal and even when he was alive he was modest about anything and everything. Also Cliff Burton really was never that innovative, he did have a strong hand in the creation of earlier metallica music but its more of the Dimebag syndrome. He was good at what he did but what he did wasnt exactly different.
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Quote by Sonny_sam
I think he's over-rated because he died young.


Have you ever heard any of his bass solo's? If you have not than look it up on youtube, and die.
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I think he's over-rated because he died young.


Same can be said about anyone.
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Nothing to do with age, just the fact that he died. Same with Dimebag, Syd Barret, Hendrix etc.

All talented musician's, just blown out of proportion due to their death.



Barret was revered way before he died though. WAY before.
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+1000

Although I do feel hendrix does deserve a fair amount of praise as he was definately an innovator of modern guitar playing. Syd Barret struggled to even PLAY the bass which is a well known fact that has been confirmed by his band mates to critics to Lemmy from Motorhead. Dimebag was good but he wasnt really doing anything different from any other metal guitarist, he was just doing what he was doing well. I think Chuck Schuldiner is the exception to this trend. He was definately a huge influence on the creation of death metal and even when he was alive he was modest about anything and everything. Also Cliff Burton really was never that innovative, he did have a strong hand in the creation of earlier metallica music but its more of the Dimebag syndrome. He was good at what he did but what he did wasnt exactly different.



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Sorry really tired was thinking of syd vicious:P my bad. Pink Floyd time sorry.
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Sorry really tired was thinking of syd vicious:P my bad. Pink Floyd time sorry.


lol quite ironic seeing as Sid wore that 'I hate/**** Pink Floyd' t shirt all the time.

though i never felt that Sid was overrated. Everyone I know seems to agree he was a terrible musician. And Syd is underrated as performer if anything, in my humble opinion.

Although there's also the quite valid argument that nothing is ever overrated, as far as subjective things like music go.
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Barret was revered way before he died though. WAY before.


Not by me anyway.

His work and the word atrocious go well together.

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Have you ever heard any of his bass solo's? If you have not than look it up on youtube, and die.

I don't like his solos TBH, they're too un-bassy for me and the distortion on anaethesia (pulling teeth) makes it sound cheap IMO...
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Why does it seem I'm the only one actually posting on the topic the TS gave...?

Anyway, Cliff? No, though even as a guitarist, Geddy Lee's bass playing has had an effect on my playing. Also made my standards for bassists go from "if he can play root notes, he's fine" to "If he can't play the bassline to YYZ, Won't Get Fooled Again or Anesthesia(Pulling Teeth) he's gone".
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#15
here is what i think and yes i do agree with you but when i listen to bass normally i hate it but i actually like cliffs bass solos so i kind of see him influential
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But everybody here that has listened to Metallica alot must agree that Cliff's playing stood out from others. Listen The Call Of Ktulu f.ex.

He wasn't one of those that always followed the guitar melody.