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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Cadillac_Mike, Mar 7, 2021.
Personally, and respectfully,
making music ≠ competition.
It's a weird comparison. They play completely different styles. Neither one could have done a good job in the other one's band back in the day.
I love Double Trouble but I also like seeing SRV play with other backing bands, just to see the differences. I really like this video, bass player so funky in Crossfire he breaks a string and has to play Travis Walk with only three!
I'm agnostic on the current issue, but Jack Casady was and is a pretty good player too.
I find those comparisons rather tiring. Even more so, when it comes to completely different styles.
Shannon was a perfect match for Stevie Ray Vaughn, but I somehow doubt him to shine in...let's say...."Roundabout" from Yes . Same with Flea. I also don't see him in a Bluesband, but why should he? And of course Chris Squire would probably fail in a Funkband.
Anyway, I seriously doubt Tommy Shannon would ever claim to outshine Flea or any other bassist. I also never read a quote from Flea or Chris Squire bragging in comparison to another bassplayer.
Who play the louderest??
Tal Farlow kicks Van Halen's ass!
Tony Allen slays Dave Lombardo!
Having started with this whole guitar thing by playing bass since 1980, I would offer that foundation over flash will get you further in your career, but flash will get you further with the ladies.
I'm going with Kenny Gradney.
Ken, Richie, & Sam were the fiercest rhythm section ever. I consider Richie Hayward to have likely been the hardest working man in rock & roll.
I love ( in this reference) early Johnny Winter, so I love Tommy too, by association.
As with SRV, he's the bass player you want in your blues trio!
( IMO, of course SRV, Johnny, Jimi were amazing guitar players, but they were framed with fantastic rhythm sections, a band sound, that made them sound even better)
Full sound and solid/ fundamentals player.
Comparing him with Flea ( who is fantastic) seems like apples and oranges; both can really groove.
My dad could beat your dad.
Well if he were around, I kinda doubt it!
I don't care for either.
Do you mean the late Francis "Rocco" Prestia?
I saw Tommy twice, now that I think about it.
I saw him with Johnny Winter on my 18th birthday, and with SRV at Aquafest in 1987.
He would also drop by my last day job, South Austin Music.
He's a nice, low-key guy!
flea can groove? we must be defining groove differently. or, at the very least, swing. i find rhcp unlistenable because of flea's resolute unfunkiness.
Pretty sure I was there. If that was the year Jimmie played the shows with him and they played together on that double-necked Robin (can't recall the song), I was there. I miss Aquafest.
Guitarists are always talking out their arses. Real players know Rudy was the best. Best amps, too.