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Which track do you think best shows off the skills of who I think is music's most underrated bassist?
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But those were all done by Jeff Ament.





Back the thread, honestly if anything, Macca is overrated. He was the right bassist for the Beatles. And that's the extent of his bass playing fame.

With that I think one his better bass work is on "Something".
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I think he's under rated, one of the best, most original bassists ever as far as pop composition. Some tracks the bass is not really that noticeable but as always is the songs core. Too many great lines to select one, not really a huge fan, but full respect.
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Quote by anarkee



Back the thread, honestly if anything, Macca is overrated. He was the right bassist for the Beatles. And that's the extent of his bass playing fame.

With that I think one his better bass work is on "Something".

Yeah mayne that's the song I was gonna say. Also "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is dope.
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Paul Mccartney is overrated. Still a great player i'd say Come Together is a pretty awesome bassline.
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Quote by Tempoe
I think he's under rated, one of the best, most original bassists ever as far as pop composition. Some tracks the bass is not really that noticeable but as always is the songs core. Too many great lines to select one, not really a huge fan, but full respect.


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/rolling-stone-readers-pick-the-top-ten-bassists-of-all-time-20110331

If you make number 3 on a list, that's not under rated. And yes, he's a great pop composer, but that doesn't make him a great bassist.
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I have a lot of respect for the guy. He wrote and played relatively lively and interesting bass lines while singing at the same. I wouldn't put him close to the top 100 in sheer skill but, as someone with no love for the Beetles, I like him quite a bit.

For the record, he is horribly overrated but, then again, so is every musician from every major pop band: The Beetles, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Guns n Roses; each of their members will appear in every top [n] [instrument] players of all time. This doesn't mean their good but it certainly doesn't mean their bad.

I'm not sure what my point was there, interpret it how you like.
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i wish i knew; i'd like to cop some of his lines and analyze them for the lulz. i always hear about how great he is, but i don't listen to much beatles stuff. why would you when there's XTC?
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I think there's a lot of under-appreciated basslines on the early beatles stuff. But that's because you can't really hear them.

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i don't listen to much beatles stuff. why would you when there's XTC?

this - Colin Moulding is a truly underrated bass player.
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Hey Bulldog

it awesome, I've tried multiple times and I can't get that one down
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this - Colin Moulding is a truly underrated bass player.


This is a sentiment I could get behind. But I am stunned and amazed there are actually XTC fans out there still. The whole group is an under-appreciated gem.
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Hrmm, so many.

-All My Loving (beatles),
-Silly Love Songs (wings),
-Hello Goodbye (beatles),
-Lonesome Town (the version he did live at the Cavern Club is awesome, David Gilmour on guitar)


Just four off the top of my head.
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Underrated? Macca?


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This is a sentiment I could get behind. But I am stunned and amazed there are actually XTC fans out there still. The whole group is an under-appreciated gem.


truly. strangely enough, i heard "making plans for nigel" the other night at applebee's of all places.
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truly. strangely enough, i heard "making plans for nigel" the other night at applebee's of all places.


I have to say I have a soft spot for the Primus version of that song.

and for anyone who wants the bass tabs to Hey Bulldog:

http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/beatles-hey-bulldog-bass-tab-s2446t2
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He sounded pretty good on the Wings Over America live album.
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Pretty clearly, Norwegian Wood is his best bass work. It's such a simple riff but it sounds so good.

That also happens to be the only Beatles song I really enjoy listening to.
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Macca plays what is required from a bassist in the type/genre of music he plays.
To do anymore would take him away from the situation he works in.
John Entwistle (Who) would have been totaly out of place in the Beatles/Wings.
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