I wasn't originally a bass player. I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar.
I like a lot of bass players. I like a lot of tuba players too.
None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.
Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.
Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
I play bass. I don't have to go out there and screech.
I wonder if I could make an electric bass.
Without getting real personal, we liked our bass player Ed. He was a great guy and he was a good bass player but his playing was suited for a different style of band.
I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that's what I tend to write toward.
I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
In all the music that deals with experimental repetition, drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music, there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience.
No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.
As I said, when we needed to move over to rock'n'roll, Sam and Vernon couldn't quite make the shift. So that's when Larry took over on drums, and we needed a bass player.
So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.
I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver.
I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.
I always got great respect as a bass player.
The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.
I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.