Favourite bands without a bass player

nojazzhere

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I once saw a TV appearance of The Captain and Tennile......Both Toni and Daryl on keyboards, with a guitarist and a drummer. Toni sang, played keys and ( I believe) a Rhodes keyboard bass with her left hand.....very impressive.
 

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I'll mix it up and add my favorite band with no guitars and pretty much only a bass. Along with great horns and drums....Morphine. One of the best ever.
 

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Oh goody, I love threads where I can post a JSBX video or two! 🔥🔥





 

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Since this is a standard setup for garage punk, here's a list of some of the big 'uns of the genre:

Cheater Slicks


Bassholes


Gories


The Oblivians


Gibson Bros.


Dex Romweber has already been mentioned (RIP Sara) or I would have included his bands here.
 

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Live, yes Manzarak covered the bass lines with a keyboard bass. In the studio, several bass players, most often Doug Lubahn(RIP)...

from the font of all knowledge, Wikipedia:

"One day, Clear Light's producer, Paul Rothchild, asked Lubahn to work on sessions for The Doors' second album; as the group lacked a bass guitarist, uncredited session bassist Larry Knechtel had doubled Ray Manzarek's keyboard bass lines on select tracks from their debut album.[2][5] In contrast to Knechtel, Lubahn played on seven of the ten tracks on Strange Days (1967) as a credited contributor.[5] The Doors invited Lubahn to join the group as a full-time member during the Strange Days sessions, using Rothchild as a messenger; however, Lubahn declined the offer for multiple reasons, including his refusal to leave Clear Light.[2] He also played on all but two tracks on Waiting For The Sun (1968) and, albeit less prolifically, on The Soft Parade (1969).[2][5]"
 

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I love them but, holy hades. The first time I witnessed E.N I had to hide behind a concrete pillar a few times to protect myself from Alexander Hacke's bass.
Yeah, I guess they technically at times "use" a bass, but not in the conventional sense. I have yet to see them live, so fingers crossed.
 

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Live, yes Manzarak covered the bass lines with a keyboard bass. In the studio, several bass players, most often Doug Lubahn(RIP)...

from the font of all knowledge, Wikipedia:

"One day, Clear Light's producer, Paul Rothchild, asked Lubahn to work on sessions for The Doors' second album; as the group lacked a bass guitarist, uncredited session bassist Larry Knechtel had doubled Ray Manzarek's keyboard bass lines on select tracks from their debut album.[2][5] In contrast to Knechtel, Lubahn played on seven of the ten tracks on Strange Days (1967) as a credited contributor.[5] The Doors invited Lubahn to join the group as a full-time member during the Strange Days sessions, using Rothchild as a messenger; however, Lubahn declined the offer for multiple reasons, including his refusal to leave Clear Light.[2] He also played on all but two tracks on Waiting For The Sun (1968) and, albeit less prolifically, on The Soft Parade (1969).[2][5]"

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