#1
Am I the only one who thinks Jamiroquai's bassist is awesome?

TBH, normally, I'm not into funk as much as rock, however, it is a good thing to try different stuff, and getting into slap bass etc.

But take nearly any Jamiroquai song and the bass lines are so kool. Sound good, hard to play, creative and funky!
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it is a good thing to try different stuff


+1000 points and you win the thread!

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#4
koooool *dr evil voice* I win the thread, I am number 1
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#6
jamiroquai is great! just listen to the bassline of canned heat
#7
dude Jamiroquai is one of my favorite groups out there. good on you. also check out sly and the family stone and Tower of Power.
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Am I the only one who thinks Jamiroquai's bassist is awesome?


No, many others do as well. Still it is good to hear of another person who has respect for funk, as there are many people who do not.
If you like Jamiroquai you should check out:
Sly and the Family Stone
Tower of Power
The Meters
Kool and the Gang

and also:

Rage Against the Machine
Primus

and all work by:
Bootsy Collins, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Les Claypool, and Marcus Miller
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#9
Im in love with the space cowboy album.

Such awesome bass! Apparently he had only been playing for two years before he done that album..wow
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#11
i neva liked rage against the machine. not really in2 that kinda stuff.
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#12
Canned Heat is an awesome some for bass - and just a gr8 song 2!
Some bass lines even harder perhaps are in Virtual insanity & Runaway (Jamiroquai)
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#13
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Am I the only one who thinks Jamiroquai's bassist is awesome?

TBH, normally, I'm not into funk as much as rock, however, it is a good thing to try different stuff, and getting into slap bass etc.

But take nearly any Jamiroquai song and the bass lines are so kool. Sound good, hard to play, creative and funky!



que applehead

and yes their bass lines are awesome buddy!
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*waits for thefitz to find this thread*

???
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I think you mean Applehead. He's the Jamiroquai maniac around here.
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I think you mean Applehead. He's the Jamiroquai maniac around here.

whoopsie I did mean Applehead
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sorry buddy
#17
Stuart Zender, and Nick Fyfe are awesome bassists, Zender esp. Lyrical, funky, free, and not hidden behind Jay Kay's gargantuan ego... (well okay, it is his band, and it's got him this far, so fair play...) I'm just not so sure about this new guy.

Saw him on the BBC's Abbey Road Sessions do a while back, and it just wasn't the same! Seems a bit 'old man' to me. That's probably deeply unfair of me, but hey; he's yet to shack up with a blond airhead from a girl band a la Mr Zender. As far as I know.

As for other funk classics, try searching out the Fatback Band, or the Ohio Players.
#18
I LOVE JAMIROQUAI!

holy crap, i didnt know that you guys liked them! ive been listening to them since i was 7... i love every single song and album and they are all amazing musicians.

and the bass is especially good.

every bassline is fun and poppy.
#19
wow....name looks incredibly odd in caps with an excl. mark lol

they're good though, it's two bassists though
so they are talented
#20
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whoopsie I did mean Applehead

sorry buddy


Not a problem, but when people usually 'wait for me', they're expecting me to trash talk something. Hey, I don't like to disappoint, but I have absolutely nothing to say about these guys.
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Not a problem, but when people usually 'wait for me', they're expecting me to trash talk something. Hey, I don't like to disappoint, but I have absolutely nothing to say about these guys.

No, I just mistook you for Applehead who raves about these guys . No offence meant .
#23
It's great to see all the Jamiroquai love!

Has anyone heard Scam from Space Cowboy? Amazing song! It's got that kind of disco, movie like beginning, then goes into this really dirty bass line that just kicks ass. Then ends on this really nice outro. A friend heard me listening to the end and said it sounded like elevator music though :XD:

Shame that Jamiroquai are the only English band who do any funk.


Edit: Wow! Thanks, Beast Within, for recomending Meters. I just heard Cissy Strut. Amazing! One of those songs that I've heard but never knew
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#24
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No, I just mistook you for Applehead who raves about these guys . No offence meant .



Hmm... I wonder if Applehead will be offended that you confused him for me?
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Hmm... I wonder if Applehead will be offended that you confused him for me?

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#27
oh yeah anyone seem them live? i saw them in toronto last year. last winter actually. we all pogo'ed to Deeper Underground... my legs basically gave out when we got back to our hotel.
#30
It depends which Jamiriquai bassist you're talking about...Zender was great. I like his stuff on Lauryn Hill's solo album too.
#31
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I love their music, but how do you pronounce Jamiroquai?

Jam-eer-oh-kwiy
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#32
Stuart Zendor and Nick Fyffe. I haven't heard enough new stuff to comment on Paul Turner (I think it's him)
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#33
Even though most people rave about Stuart Zender (for good reason, to be fair) I actually prefered Nick Fyffe's bass work, especially on the synkronized album (Where do we go from here, fantastic funk groove)

Nick gave a brief seminar at my university last year (LIPA), he seemed a really sound guy as well, pretty down to earth.

Having said that though, Deeper underground is proably one of my favourite alltime riffs, and I think that was Zender, right?