The most talented bass players in history

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The most talented bass players in history

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Hmmm.... I wonder in which way they say he is talented. Lyricist and songwriter - yes. However, as a player?

I had a look at the article and it starts with Victor Wooten. And, talks about playing not talents in other areas.

Now I'm going to have to hit the 'next' button time and time again, and predict that Rog will never turn up.

EDIT: He did! https://www.factable.com/discovery/thes ... e-bass/12/
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Talented in songwriting yes but as a Bass player yes and no. He should of play all the bass notes on OOTD for example on his last tour but he didnt. Guy Pratt is a better bass player then Roger
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I would rather say that on the last tour probably for the first time ever OOTD was played in the way it should be: 2 bass players just like on Meddle.

Guy Pratt ist undeniably the better bass player. Just not for Floyd tunes.
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Christ... I was never a bass player. I've never played anything. I play guitar a bit on the records and would play bass, because I sometimes want to hear the "sound" I make when I hit a string on a bass with a pick or my finger; it makes a different sound than anybody else makes, to me. But I've never been interested in playing the bass. I'm not interested in playing instruments and I never have been.
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Does anyone really think of Roger Waters as a bassist first?

FIRST and FOREMOST, Roger Waters is the PINK in Pink Floyd.

You can tell because their albums that you love so very much more than the rest, were written by him.

(Personally, we are on side 2 of Animals at present.)

I don't care if he's a good of bass player as Jaco Pastorius, Stu Hamm, Cliff Burton, Mike Inez, or Bootsy Collins.

Why?

Because not a single one of those dudes, whom I love, wrote anything approaching the God damned Wall.

Much less Dark Side of The Moonl

Or Amused To Death.

My cats are too big.
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I agree with pretty much everything, but not sure what the size of your cats has to do with all of this
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battra wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:26 amFIRST and FOREMOST, Roger Waters is the PINK in Pink Floyd.
You can tell because the albums he made after he left are sorely missing the FLOYD.
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thefinalmutt wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:12 pm I agree with pretty much everything, but not sure what the size of your cats has to do with all of this
If you saw the size of these land beasts... I think it would make sense. :)
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ZiggyZipgun wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:00 pm
battra wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:26 amFIRST and FOREMOST, Roger Waters is the PINK in Pink Floyd.
You can tell because the albums he made after he left are sorely missing the FLOYD.
If by that you mean his albums would have been better served as Pink Floyd records, I can't disagree even a little bit.

But the four albums he did without Floyd are as close as we've gotten.

Gotta say though, I am warming up to Dave's solo stuff...I got On An Island recently and I've About Face in the mail.