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Bruce is one of my favorite bassists. I love his work with the Attractions.
McCartney also rates high on my list of inventive bass players who come up with interesting parts. Of course, all the classic Motown stuff is also worthy of mention - James Jamerson was a genius IMO. So is Carol Kaye.
"Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
- George Carlin
"It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
- Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears
"The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."