#1
hi, i'm new here, and me and my friends are having a bet. so, in your opinions, who's better, flea or john paul jones?

just your honest opinions only please.
#3
I'm temped to say Flea is a better player, because in all of the Zeppelin songs I've listened to hear, I've heard little to no bass, however, I think JPJ is a much better musician overall.
#4
I would say flea because i cannot hear bass in led zepplin songs.
(Especially Stairway To Heaven)
#8
JPJ. I used to listen to plenty of Chilis and it never made me want to go and get a bass.
#9
Flea
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#10
JPJ is better, because Flea can only play bass (to my knowledge), while John can do piano, mandolin and such. Flea doesn't seem to be a strong influence, but I know JPJ was an early influence, and I still listen to zeppelin, and I think RHCP is good and all, but I wouldn't buy a CD.
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John Paul Jones was a much better naval commander than Flea by miles !



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#13
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John Paul Jones was a much better naval commander than Flea by miles !


what the fuck
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John Paul Jones was a much better naval commander than Flea by miles !

HAHAHAHAHA that was stupid.

for me overall flea is better.. cause he's an awesome bass player and a horn player.
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#15
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JPJ is better, because Flea can only play bass (to my knowledge), while John can do piano, mandolin and such. Flea doesn't seem to be a strong influence, but I know JPJ was an early influence, and I still listen to zeppelin, and I think RHCP is good and all, but I wouldn't buy a CD.

Flea can play the horn too, its heard on their new CD Stadium Arcadium in the tracks Hump De Bump and Torture Me and as for my opinion, Flea because some of the stuff the Chili Peppers play live is amazing, expecially Flea. Sure JPJ is a great musician, but while JPJ follows the structure of the song with the guitar, Flea creates the structure of the song and the guitar follows him.
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#17
Versus threads have been outlawed by the sheriff. And thank God because I for one hate seeing Flea > JPJ everywhere.
#18
Quote by d-man1
I would say flea because i cannot hear bass in led zepplin songs.
(Especially Stairway To Heaven)



The bass doesn't come in stairway to heaven till right near the end, that might be why.
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#19
Not only can Flea play the trumpet, but he even joined the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, and at the time, was only listening to primarily jazz, and had wanted to become a jazz musician at the time. it wasnt before Hillel Slovak convinced him to listen to rock, that flea picked up the bass. that was at the age of 17, he was playing trumpet since 9.

(also he did play the drums just a bit before trumpet)
#20
I prefer Flea.
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#21
Quote by d-man1
I would say flea because i cannot hear bass in led zepplin songs.
(Especially Stairway To Heaven)


I love the bass part in stairway to heaven. It is incredibly simple, just triplets (really slow triplets) and it comes in when the drums do.
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#22
lol, the JPJ naval commander remark was humorous because John Paul Jones was the name of a naval commander in the Revolutionary War. For all those who thought Applehead was being random.
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no versus threads. Read the rules. Closed.
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