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#1
well like title says reccommend unknow but good bands with great bass players

my list:

Riverside (Poland), Bass player: Mariuz Duda,Genre: Prog Rock, Album: Out of Myself

Lite (Japan), Bass player: Jun Izawa, Genre: Math rock, Post Rock, Album: Phantasia

Don Caballero ( USA), Bass Player: Eric Emm, Genre: Math Rock, Album: American Don

To Be A High Powered Executive (Usa), Bass player: idk the name XD, album: Pre-History and The Course Of The Empire, Genre: Math Rock, Post Rock
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#2
Blur is pretty well known, but nobody really talks about Alex James..... amazing bassist!

As far as unknown bands, I usually don't waste too much time digging for obscure indie bands that haven't dug their own way out of the crap heap, usually for good reason.

A semi-well-known band that features AMAZING bass players is Cake. Particularly Victor Damiani. Another (verging into heavier things) is Liam Wilson from Dillinger Escape Plan. Everyone knows the Deftones, but I really don't hear much about Chi Cheng's greatness.... Same with Blind Melon's Brad Smith.

I could go on and on like this.... Manuel Carrero from Glassjaw, Eric Avery's work with Polar Bear, Paul Hinojos with At the Drive In....

Yeah, all semi-well-known bands, but I never hear anyone discuss these bassists!
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#3
The guy from the Gazette (Japan - metal/hard rock/punk/ a whole bunch of shit) is pretty solid. Nothing flashy but a damn good bassist in a damn good band.

My personal favorite, although they're well known, is Ryan from Mudvayne.
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#5
Greg Jehanian from American Indie band mewithoutYou. mewithoutYou has always had a good bassist and Greg Jehanian is the most recent one they had. The one who played on [A-->B] Life was great, too, but his name escapes me.
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#6
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A semi-well-known band that features AMAZING bass players is Cake.


God their bassist is amazing. Listen to their cover of I Will Survive. It's not that hard, but damn is it a fun bass line to play.
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#7
I don't think too many people know Dave Nooks from The Wesley Willis Fiasco, but then again, listening to The Wesley Willis Fiasco for the bass lines is really beside the point. However, if you were to give it a listen, you'd find that there's actually some great lines in those songs.
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#8
Bob Sheehan from Blues Traveller was amazing.

As was Mick Grohndal with Jeff Buckley.
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#9
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Bob Sheehan from Blues Traveller was amazing.

I prefer him in Talas, m'self.
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*waits for idiots who never use capitals or punctuation (and neither am I) to point out that I'm wrong*
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#12
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wut? ur stoopid fitz. he was bestest with Led Zeppelin.

that was him, rite?
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#13
Brian Robinson of A Wilhelm Scream, phenomanal bassist.
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#15
Mick Karn of Japan. They got lumped in with the whole art rock scene, but Karn has one of the most distinctive fretless styles I've ever heard. Its loop-y and swooping and very much like human singing.

Steve Willett of Strange Boutique. Strange Boutique tends to get a little too much sounding like the Banshees at times, but Willett's use of the eBow gave the harDCore / goth band a very distinctive droning bass sound.
#16
Chris Wood of Medeski Martin and Wood. Is a god in my eyes he is defentily in my top 3.
Reed Mathis from Tea Leaf Green is a awsome bassist and a awsome guitarist too.
And hes kind of known but Mike Gordon of Phish is a monster in the jam. Theres very few that are better than him.
#17
Dorian Sutton of an instrumental folk band Sheelanagig is great. Comes from Cardiff too. i went to see them live outside the Millennium Centre, their stage prescence was amazing! Jumping all over the stage, but still playing the songs without a single mistake. A great band, if your ever around Cardiff and they're playing, it's a must see.
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Chris Wood of Medeski Martin and Wood. Is a god in my eyes he is defentily in my top 3.
Reed Mathis from Tea Leaf Green is a awsome bassist and a awsome guitarist too.
And hes kind of known but Mike Gordon of Phish is a monster in the jam. Theres very few that are better than him.

I actually met Chris Wood once, at an airport in Charlotte, NC!
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#19
^And is he as funny in person as he is on his TV show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien?
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Misha Rosolak of the Damn Dirty Grapes. They're not that famous, but that guy is good.

his tone is crap though.

I really don't know many unknown bands
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#22
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Brian Robinson of A Wilhelm Scream, phenomanal bassist.



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#23
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Blur is pretty well known, but nobody really talks about Alex James..... amazing bassist!

As far as unknown bands, I usually don't waste too much time digging for obscure indie bands that haven't dug their own way out of the crap heap, usually for good reason.

A semi-well-known band that features AMAZING bass players is Cake. Particularly Victor Damiani. Another (verging into heavier things) is Liam Wilson from Dillinger Escape Plan. Everyone knows the Deftones, but I really don't hear much about Chi Cheng's greatness.... Same with Blind Melon's Brad Smith.

I could go on and on like this.... Manuel Carrero from Glassjaw, Eric Avery's work with Polar Bear, Paul Hinojos with At the Drive In....

Yeah, all semi-well-known bands, but I never hear anyone discuss these bassists!


Same goes with bedouin soundclash i bet not many people have heard of Eon Sinclair but hes a good player.
#24
These bands might not be unknown to most of the metal listeners, but Sean Malone from Cynic and Gordian Knot, Roger Patterson and Tony Choy from Atheist, the guy from Sleep Terror, Pasi Kärkkäinen from Aberrant Vascular, and Chris Djuricic from November's Doom isn't bad either.
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Hmm, I can't think of many 'unknown' bands.
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#26
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Misha Rosolak of the Damn Dirty Grapes. They're not that famous, but that guy is good.


Gotta love this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7RN6KgwEVo

Also if you look in the BPOTM the t-shirt the bassist is wearing (and the bassist) will be seen, just go to a few posts below (like 4/5 posts below to be near exact).
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#27
Crass.

They are an anarcho/experimetal punk band from the late 70s/early 80s. The bassist is called Pete Wright and he is the most talented punk bassist I've ever heard.

His lines almost sound like they are pogo-ing and ping ponging off the walls.

I used to think that punk bass sucked becasue it was all roots. The Feeding Of 5000 (their first album) changed my mind in that.
#28
The guy from the damn dirty grapes sucks cause he can't sing "I wanna beat her at her home game" . Instead it sounds like "I wanna be at her home game" ZOMG.
Referring to Victor Wooten
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#29
Jason Black from Hot Water Music is a pretty good bassist with some cool basslines. THe band might not be for everyone, though.
#31
Umphrey's McGee has an amazing bass player. Ryan Stasik, he can lock in with a drummer better than most.
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Crass.

They are an anarcho/experimetal punk band from the late 70s/early 80s. The bassist is called Pete Wright and he is the most talented punk bassist I've ever heard.

His lines almost sound like they are pogo-ing and ping ponging off the walls.

I used to think that punk bass sucked becasue it was all roots. The Feeding Of 5000 (their first album) changed my mind in that.


I always thought that crass was fairly well known...
You're right though, the first album was pretty good. Not like bad religion's bassist but the two styles are completely different.
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#34
SWEET LORAINNEEEEEEEE!!!!
Let the party carry on
You and I will swim the sea
SWEET LORAINNEEEEEEEE!!!!
Let the party carry on
You and I can feel the breeze!


Sorry I had a bad 1970s flashback there. Uriah Heep had more bass players that Spinal Tap had drummers. Even John "I've played with more prog bands than you have fingers and toes" Whetton did a stint with them. Trevor Bolder and Paul Newton were the ones that had the longest stints with the band.
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SWEET LORAINNEEEEEEEE!!!!
Let the party carry on
You and I will swim the sea
SWEET LORAINNEEEEEEEE!!!!
Let the party carry on
You and I can feel the breeze!


Sorry I had a bad 1970s flashback there. Uriah Heep had more bass players that Spinal Tap had drummers. Even John "I've played with more prog bands than you have fingers and toes" Whetton did a stint with them. Trevor Bolder and Paul Newton were the ones that had the longest stints with the band.


thats Right Sweet Lorraine its a great song but I love July Morning
#37
Chris Huffman from Casting Crowns is a very solid bassist, and his style is almost exactly like mine.
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