Skip to main content

So who are the ones you like the most, and rate the highest? Which ones make your jaw drop by doing things that you couldn't begin to copy? Which ones are so good that you want to tell everyone else about them?

I know a lot of Forum members either make music themselves in an either amateur, semi or professional setting, so it would be particularly interesting to hear from them. Plus we're all fans of music anyway, and we know what we like!

I'll start off with some categories, you can nominate a couple for each:

1. Favourite singer
2. Favourite guitarist
3. Favourite bassist
4. Favourite keyboardist
5. Favourite drummer
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist

Anybody else that you feel is outstanding on their instrument (in a category not mentioned above), give them a name check here.

My choices as follows:

1. Joni Mitchell/John Lennon
2. Nick Drake/Pat Metheny
3. Jaco Pastorius/Mark King
4. Donald Fagen/Tony Banks
5. Stewart Copeland/Phil Gould
6. Stevie Wonder/Paul McCartney
Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

1. Favourite singer
2. Favourite guitarist
3. Favourite bassist
4. Favourite keyboardist
5. Favourite drummer
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist

1. Paul McCartney/Neil Finn
2. Pat Metheny/Michael Hedges
3. Tony Levin/Geddy Lee
4. Lyle Mays/Tori Amos
5. Buddy Rich/Paul Wertico/Dave Weckl/Neil Peart
6. Neil Finn/Sarah McLachlan/Paul McCartney
1. Favourite singer
2. Favourite guitarist
3. Favourite bassist
4. Favourite keyboardist
5. Favourite drummer
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist

1. Probably Thom Yorke for his vocal and stylistic range.
2. Probably Alex Lifeson for his weird melodic virtuosity.
3. Jean Sullivan, my sister, bassist for Left Hand Does, knows exactly what to play all the time and it's always way cooler than anything I could come up with.
4. Eddie Rayner, again, weird melodic virtuosity.
5. Probably Phil Collins, always has a really strong groove and great SONICS
6. Jonny Greenwood always seems to be able to adapt weird instruments to work in the context of the songs.

Man, if all these people were in one band, that would kick ass.
quote:
Originally posted by Anselm:
[qb]So who are the ones you like the most, and rate the highest? Which ones make your jaw drop by doing things that you couldn't begin to copy? Which ones are so good that you want to tell everyone else about them?

I know a lot of Forum members either make music themselves in an either amateur, semi or professional setting, so it would be particularly interesting to hear from them. Plus we're all fans of music anyway, and we know what we like!

I'll start off with some categories, you can nominate a couple for each:

1. Favourite singer
2. Favourite guitarist
3. Favourite bassist
4. Favourite keyboardist
5. Favourite drummer
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist

Anybody else that you feel is outstanding on their instrument (in a category not mentioned above), give them a name check here.

My choices as follows:

1. Joni Mitchell/John Lennon
2. Nick Drake/Pat Metheny
3. Jaco Pastorius/Mark King
4. Donald Fagen/Tony Banks
5. Stewart Copeland/Phil Gould
6. Stevie Wonder/Paul McCartney[/qb]
1. Neil Finn/Ella Fitzgerald
2. Johnny Marr/Joao Gilberto/John Flansburgh
3. Mark King/the guy from the Brand New Heavies (don't know his name)/Sting
4. Stevie Wonder/Chris Lowe
5. Tito Puente/Stewart Copeland
6. Neil Finn/John Linnell
1. Favourite singer
2. Favourite guitarist
3. Favourite bassist
4. Favourite keyboardist
5. Favourite drummer
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist

1. Neil. Tim. Lyle Lovett. Sting. Faith Hill. Jon Bon Jovi. (the latter...laugh all you want, and then go see him live. the guy is an INCREDIBLE entertainer.)
2. BB King. Steve Lukather. George Harrison. Ritchie Sambora.
3. Until I saw Sebastian Steinberg, Flea. But now, Sebastian Steinberg.
4. Jools Holland. Tom Bailey. Billy Joel. Ludwig van Beethoven.
5. (Edited because I just saw someone else wrote Phil Collins and agree 100%)
6. John Lennon.

I'd like to expand the question to include:

7. Favorite composer?
8. Favorite songwriter?

...my answers:

7. Danny Elfman.
8. Randy Newman. Willie Nelson. Don Henley. (and OF COURSE, Beatle members, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin and the Finns...)

LEAST FAVORITES (or my "Most Annoying" list):

1. David Gray
2. Mark Hart
3. Adam Clayton of U2
4. David Bryan of Bon Jovi, and Elton John
5. Ricky Rockett of Poison
6. Lisa Germano
7. Shastakovich
8. Diane Warren
I just think for the amount of experience the guy has, and the amount of talent the guy has, his playing isn't necessarily very original, unusually skillful, or very passionate -- but understated rather than distinctive....things that usually grab me right away. I am referring mostly to his solo work, although can think of a couple CH examples where I felt this was the case.

I think moreso than "annoying" with MH (in his case, that's the wrong word to have used...), it's a case where the guy's music (and playing, and voice) don't do anything for me one way or the other, which was a bit of a letdown for me when you consider his list of credits. I put him on this list moreso for my lack of reaction of any kind than for a strong reaction against, if that makes any sense whatsoever. I guess I was just expecting more musically from someone who had collaborated extensively with Finns.

(Controversial to say in this crowd, I realize, and my intention is not to offend anyone with this position. I'm sure Mark's a very nice guy and I know he's gone through some pretty life-changing, indescribable things in his life. I do respect his place in Crowded House, but feel that his role there was a good SUPPORT player, and that, he did well. And I do recognize that the INCREDIBLE brass arrangement in the song Together Alone was his...which shows that the talent IS THERE.)

And...To those of you who are upset...Try to remember that i'm nobody but a couch critic/frustrated singer-songwriter whose musical career got derailed and who has never had the resources, the luck or the guts to release ANYTHING. In other words, keep the saltshaker handy when reading my post. Wink
I agree with you Heidi that Mark Hart was essentially a "supporting" member of CH.He is talented...yes,he just doesn't affect me musically.And I hate to say it,but there have been more times than I can count when I'm listening to a CH live Cd and groan because to my ears his contributions (especially his keyboard work)sound almost intrusive and (again,to me and my ears)ruins the song.I just never really thought he "fit" with CH..but that's my opinion.
What was the topic?Oh yeh..

1. Favourite singer - David Gilmour
2. Favourite guitarist - Alex Lifeson
3. Favourite bassist - Brian Yale
4. Favourite keyboardist - Eddie Rayner
5. Favourite drummer - Keith Moon
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist - Neil Finn
1. Favourite singer - John Lennon
2. Favourite guitarist - Jimi Hendrix, John Squire, Johnny Marr, the Edge.
3. Favourite bassist - Paul McCartney (IMHO the most inventive ever, by the proverbial mile)
4. Favourite keyboardist - ugh - they all suck
5. Favourite drummer - Reni from the Stone Roses
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist - Paul McCartney or Stevie Wonder although Lenny Kravitz isn't too bad
1. Favourite singer - Neil (and now also Liam) Finn, Sarah Brightman, Peter Gabriel, Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos, Meshell Ndegeocello
2. Favourite guitarist - Andres Segovia, Johnny Marr, Peter Buck (REM), Keb' Mo', Neil Finn, Liam Finn and my sister Laura Fuentes (a South American Folk musician)
3. Favourite bassist - Nigel Griggs, of course!
4. Favourite keyboardist - Eddie Rayner, Curly M.C. (aka Michael Cretu = Enigma), Moby, Yanni (go ahead and laugh... then, in a romantic moment...listen), Ryuichi Sakamoto, Blue Man Group
5. Favourite drummer - the ones from Spinal Tap that keep blowing up.
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist - Noel Crombie!!! From what I hear, he is especially talented on the Sewing Machine...
Can't believe the amount of votes for Ringo. I do appreciate his role in the Beatles success, and the fact that helped to underpin the group's closeness, as well as providing a steady backbeat for the band. But sheer drumming ability? Never been impressed by him at all. I think he was really a case of "in the right place at the right time".

Mind you, he's been there and done it, hasn't he, unlike armchair critics like me. Let his gold discs speak for themselves Smiler
1. Favourite singer
2. Favourite guitarist
3. Favourite bassist
4. Favourite keyboardist
5. Favourite drummer
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist

1. Neil Finn, Patsy Cline, Rufus Wainwright
2. George Harrison, Neil Finn - can't think of a rhythm player I prefer over Neil. Some of Phil's stuff was pretty good too - Never, Never.
3. Macca - Missing Person said it best.
4. Monsieur Rayner and perhaps Rufus Wainwright.
5. Ringo - Tommorow Never Knows, shut the gate.
6. Nothing springs to mind of any import.

Most Overrated:

1. Guitarist - Hendrix, I can tell he knows his way around a guitar (or at least DID Smiler ) and maybe it's just that it hasn't dated well but I don't get what the big deal is.

2. Band - The Doors. Annoying voice, pretentious and tedious "deep" lyrics, ordinary songs. Backing band wasn't the problem I suppose.
1. Favourite singer
F) Kate Bush or Shawn Colvin
M) Tim or Neil

2. Favourite guitarist
Jerry Garcia before his coma...

3. Favourite bassist
Sebastian is impressive...

4. Favourite keyboardist
Thomas Dolby

5. Favourite drummer
Dave Grohl

6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist
Wendy Melvoin is a start, Sheryl Crow knows her way around a few instruments...
1. Favourite singer:Neil Finn, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel
2. Favourite guitarist: Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson, Neil Young
3. Favourite bassist: Bernard Edwards, Tony Levin
4. Favourite keyboardist: Donald Fagen, Tony Banks,
5. Favourite drummer: Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Phil Collins
6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist: Prince, Dave Dobbyn

Add Reply

Post
    All times London, UK.

    ©1998-Eternity, Frenz.com. All post content is the copyrighted work of the person who wrote it. Please don't copy, reproduce, or publish anything you see written here without the author's permission.
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×