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on 19 Nov 2009 10:48

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Greatest Rock Bass Players

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Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
1. Rush
1.Geddy Lee

Essential record: Moving Pictures (Rush) (1981)

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Average listal rating (433 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
2. The Who
2.John Entwistle

Essential record: Live at Leeds, Deluxe Edition (The Who) (1970, 2001)

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Average listal rating (765 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
3. Led Zeppelin
3.John Paul Jones

Essential record: Led Zeppelin II (Led Zeppelin) (1970)

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Average listal rating (793 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. Flea

Essential record: Blood Sugar Sex Magic (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (1991)

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Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
5. Primus
5.Les Claypool

Essential record: Pork Soda (Primus) (1993)

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Average listal rating (451 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
6. The Cure
6.Simon Gallup

Essential record: Disintegration (The Cure) (1989)

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Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
7. The Beatles
7.Paul McCartney

Essential record: Abbey Road (The Beatles) (1969)

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Average listal rating (446 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
8. Black Sabbath
8.Geezer Butler

Essential record: Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath) (1970)

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Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
9. Cream
9.Jack Bruce

Essential record: Disraeli Gears (Cream) (1967)

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Average listal rating (176 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
10. The Police
10.Sting

Essential record: Synchronicity (The Police) (1983)

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Average listal rating (764 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
11. Metallica
11.Cliff Burton

Essential record: Master of Puppets (Metallica) (1986)

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Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
12. Jefferson Airplane
12.Jack Casady

Essential record: Surrealistic Pillow (Jefferson Airplane) (1967)

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Average listal rating (265 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
13. Pixies
13.Kim Deal

Essential record: Doolittle (Pixies) (1989)

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Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
14. Motorhead
14.Lemmy Kilmister

Essential record: Space Ritual (Hawkwind) (1973)

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Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
15. Emerson Lake & Palmer
15.Greg Lake

Essential record: Brain Salad Surgery (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) (1973)

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Average listal rating (198 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
16. Sonic Youth
16.Kim Gordon

Essential record: Dirty (Sonic Youth) (1992)

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Average listal rating (842 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
17. Pink Floyd
17.Roger Waters

Essential record: Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd) (1973)

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Average listal rating (161 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
18. Fleetwood Mac
18.John McVie

Essential record: Rumours (Fleetwood Mac) (1977)

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Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
19. Dead Kennedys
19.Klaus Flouride

Essential record: Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables (Dead Kennedys) (1980)

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Average listal rating (826 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
20. Queen
20.John Deacon

Essential record: The Game (Queen) (1980)

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Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at May 24 21:39
And what about mel the bass player from grand funk railroad he should be number one or two in here half of theses guys up in here can not even play a bass guitar ;[
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 9 19:34
Flea & Sting are my favorites. :)
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 9 5:36
Entwhistle had a great bass style. He played it like a guitar rather than just pluck the strings to keep the beat.

McCartney's bass was underrated in my opinion. Just listen to the bass lines in 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' from Abbey Road and you will see what I mean.

I don't know if I would have rated Geddy Lee at number 1, but he is an amazing bassist as well. In concert, he has to play keyboards and bass (using foot pedals) at the same time for some songs.

John Paul Jones was another one who was not given the credit due to him. Although overshadowed by Plant's stage presense and banshee screams, Page's guitar heroics, and even Bonham's bombastic drumming, Jones was a very skilled producer, arranger, keyboardist, and yes, a great bassist as well. He even played the recorder at the intro to 'Stairway To Heaven'.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 16 4:59
RUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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