Next up in our series of playlists; our bass player Tom’s choice! Meet some crazy bass players; some of them have great tapping skills, others mosh your socks off, while a few of them seem to have twelve fingers!
All of them had their influence on Tom’s playing; so check this out.
CF – BIGGEST INFLUENCES #4: Tom (bass)
1. PRIMUS – TOMMY THE CAT (Les Claypool)
My first notice of a very good bass player who got me to learn how to slap and try special & different things on the bass guitar.
2. INFECTIOUS GROOVES – VIOLENT AND FUNKY (Robert Trujillo)
How funk and metal blend together.
3. MR. BUNGLE – SQUEEZE ME MACARONI (Trevor Dunn)
Technical, inspiring, wacko, innovating, crazy.
4. OPETH – DELIVERANCE (Martin Mendez)
Martin Mendez was one of the first bass players who made me realize that a blend of technique and functional playing go hand in hand. And also that size doesn’t matter 🙂
5. MARCUS MILLER – POWER
The only bass player I know that really speaks through his instrument.
6. MESHUGGAH – FUTURE BREED MACHINE (Dick Lövgren)
Not only a functional and a solid sound! His sound has been –and still is- a main influence for me for my playing in Crimson Falls.
7. STUART HAMM – THE TENACITY OF GENES AND DREAM
He got me started with tapping and multi-tapping.
8. VICTOR WOOTEN – U CAN’T HOLD NO GROOVE
This man has got a wonderful vision on music as a language and as a way of life.
I got the chance to meet him in person & even play on his bass
9. THE FACELESS – XENOCHRIST (Evan Brewer)
A great crossing between technique, functional bass lines, solo’s and sound. Nowadays a role model for my technique as well as putting drum- and guitar accents in Crimson Falls.
10. ALL SHALL PERISH – DECONSTRUCTION (Mike Tiner)
Besides a good sound he has some challenging bass lines and has a good performance!