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I’ll nominate Justin currie Of del amitri 

subtle, solid and very tasteful... whilst singing 

 

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Commenting about under-rated musicians is an over-rated pastime 😁

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I'm not going specifacally for a bass player, but he happens to be one.

I'm not going for someone who no-one who has ever heard of but I think is great (although there are lots to choose from!). That is just a matter of taste rather than under-rating.

I'm going for someone who is not in my top list of favourite bands, but whenever I hear them I shake my head at the lack of credit this player gets...................

..... and it is Andy Rourke of the Smiths.

His bass playing is as engaging (more on a lot of occasions) as Marrs guitar playing, but scarcely any recognition.

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2 hours ago, Geek99 said:

I’ll nominate Justin currie Of del amitri 

subtle, solid and very tasteful... whilst singing 

 

I'll agree...the whole band is under-rated IMO.

Some great songs

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1 hour ago, Nail Soup said:

I'm not going specifacally for a bass player, but he happens to be one.

I'm not going for someone who no-one who has ever heard of but I think is great (although there are lots to choose from!). That is just a matter of taste rather than under-rating.

I'm going for someone who is not in my top list of favourite bands, but whenever I hear them I shake my head at the lack of credit this player gets...................

..... and it is Andy Rourke of the Smiths.

His bass playing is as engaging (more on a lot of occasions) as Marrs guitar playing, but scarcely any recognition.

I met him once, just as he came off stage and was heading for the gents - very charming man

 

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If anyone knows mr currie in person then feel free to tell him how much I appreciated “waking hours” once I listened with my bass player ears fitted 

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3 hours ago, TheGreek said:

I'll agree...the whole band is under-rated IMO.

Some great songs

Definitely. I love Del Amitri. They’ve been the soundtrack to quite a lot of occasions in my life when Currie’s brand of melancholy has suited perfectly. 

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Not a bass player, a guitarist

Andy Fairweather Low.

Anyone good enough to have been Clapton’s lead guitarist is good enough for me.

If it has to be a bassist, then Dave Bronze, of AFL’s band the Lowriders.

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1 hour ago, Baxlin said:

Not a bass player, a guitarist

Andy Fairweather Low.

Anyone good enough to have been Clapton’s lead guitarist is good enough for me.

If it has to be a bassist, then Dave Bronze, of AFL’s band the Lowriders.

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When I said Bass Players, I meant Bass Players are underated. 😉

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I saw that Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx nominated himself for this the other week :swoon:

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Peter Cetera of Chicago. Not just a velvet tenor voice but an AWESOME bassist.

The 'late' Terry Kath of Chicago. Was doing the same stuff as Hendrix and MORE before him but didn't get the plaudits as he was part of a 7 piece horn-led band. Even Hendrix himself said that Kath was the better player...

 

Tiran Porter of The Doobie Brothers. Hugely melodic player covering swamp blues, thru folk to soul and heavy rock with ease..... and a great singer to boot!

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18 minutes ago, cetera said:

Peter Cetera of Chicago. Not just a velvet tenor voice but an AWESOME bassist.

The 'late' Terry Kath of Chicago. Was doing the same stuff as Hendrix and MORE before him but didn't get the plaudits as he was part of a 7 piece horn-led band. Even Hendrix himself said that Kath was the better player...

 

Tiran Porter of The Doobie Brothers. Hugely melodic player covering swamp blues, thru folk to soul and heavy rock with ease..... and a great singer to boot!

Tiran Porter is so overlooked, great player.

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Somewhere in space and time Adam Clayton will walk across a room and pick up a can of worms with his name on it. He’ll pause, consider what is required of him in his band, gaze wistfully, then after a brief moment will place it back from whence it came, and walk back across the room with a resigned shrug of the shoulders..! 

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Kermit Driscoll from Bill Frissel 's band always comes to mind when the word underrated is used. 

Andy West from the Dixie Dregs. 

Neil Murray - rated by rockers but underrated in fusion circles. 

 

 

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Phil Lynott. Between his own songwriting, singing, the unbelievable drum and guitar virtuosity, his proper groovy a%s  bass playing has always, quite wrongly seemed to be ignored. 

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6 hours ago, Old Man Riva said:

Somewhere in space and time Adam Clayton will walk across a room and pick up a can of worms with his name on it. He’ll pause, consider what is required of him in his band, gaze wistfully, then after a brief moment will place it back from whence it came, and walk back across the room with a resigned shrug of the shoulders..! 

Indeed. Just because he doesn’t play a certain way, doesn’t mean he can’t.

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For me definitely one of the most underrated bassists of the last 15 years is Roy Mitchell Cardenas of Mutemath. Damn fine player. I tried to start a thread on Roy's playing here, not a single reply.

Very underrated and it would seem not that well known.

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Can't wait for the antithesis of this - "Over-rated"

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2 hours ago, TheGreek said:

Can't wait for the antithesis of this - "Over-rated"

Dunno why nobody's ever thought of this as an idea for a thread?

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Just thought of another: George Murray - Bowie's bassist for the period when all his best work was done (I'm talking Station to Station to Scary Monsters). Awesome player!

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