Is JJ really the worlds greatest bass player?

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Is JJ really the worlds greatest bass player?

Yes
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Not quite (answer below)
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Total votes: 128

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Post by theraven1979 » 27 Nov 2004, 00:29

swizzler wrote:John Entwistle gets my vote, that bloke from Level 42 wasnt that bad either.
1 part of that sentance sounded very convincing - 1 part didn`t :D


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Post by swizzler » 27 Nov 2004, 16:19

ok then that bloke from Level 42 is crap then.

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Post by theraven1979 » 27 Nov 2004, 17:55

swizzler wrote:ok then that bloke from Level 42 is crap then.
Didn`t JJ once say that to his face?

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Post by mabus » 27 Nov 2004, 20:07

Didn`t JJ once say that to his face?

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I actually read that JJ, after he saw Mark King play [whilst Level 42 were supporting the Stranglers] say he felt like giving up the Bass!

Mark King is an incredibly talented Bass player, technically leagues ahead of JJ. He also is blessed with being one of the most boring songwriters ever, coupled with the fact that he plays in one of the dullest bands i've ever had the misfortune to hear.

As Hugh once said about the Stranglers "We're not brilliant musicians. We just know our linitations"

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Post by suchi » 28 Nov 2004, 13:08

I think it's really down to what inspires you personally. JJ was a fantastic and innovative musician in his day and great inspiration for me. A great image and attitude too. I agree with one of the posts above in that he went off the boil and seems bored nowadays.

There are thousands of bass players out there who are technically better, or however you want to measure "betterness". A lot of 'em playing in bedrooms and slagging off the one's who got off there arses and made it on to the stage. It's the whole package at the end of the day. JJ was that whole packsge.

For the sake of this thread I would like to offer up Colin Moulding of XTC. He has always been in my opinion a far superior and consistent musician than JJ... lacking in the image and attitude department I know. But great music will always outlast the image.... look at that ol' dandy head Mozart!




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Post by Organ Grinder » 28 Nov 2004, 13:15

JJ would have to be my favourite bass player in terms of personality etc....

I also love Lemmy but I see him more as singer/songwriter than bassist. He's no technician but has a powerful stage presence (as I witnessed last night!). Never one to play a single bass line when a bass power chord will do! Discussed his playing with JJ earlier this year, JJ could not help but smile when recounting meeting Lemmy at that charity criket match....
If Dave was to use a Hammond L100 for just one more gig I'd die content.

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Post by EddyBurnel » 03 Dec 2004, 00:09

it's fair to say that no-one plays bass like JJ Burnel...so he's totally unique. The way he plays during Walk on By is testament to the fact that if he was a jazz basist, then he'd probably set that world alight too.

No, the Stranglers aren't about technical compositions...or jazz...and neither is rock'n'roll.....hence Mr Burnel is the best bass player ever born.... :pissedagain:

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Post by simoninblack2004 » 03 Dec 2004, 22:57

How big is that carp eddie?
When you're alive they won't care what you said.
Coz everybody loves you when you're dead.......

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Post by EddyBurnel » 04 Dec 2004, 21:33

23lbs, Simon...caught from a lake near York.

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Post by SGT Rock » 04 Dec 2004, 23:45

JJ very good maybe greatest has to go to Paul Simonon

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Post by GRIFF » 05 Dec 2004, 16:47

mr rock.are you havin a gir. p.s. is pants ,he posed and curled his lip but he had no great ability.in fact I would say his art is superior to his bass playing skills.You will be telling me steve severin is better than mr b next! :booze:
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Post by daniellameijvis » 07 Jun 2005, 21:39

Yes. JJ is the best bass player of the world.
And the most handsome bass player too
:-) :-)
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