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Old 03-24-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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I heard one of the most interesting stories of my life the other day...

...and it involves Jaco, and Geddy Lee. Apparently, Jaco was messing with Geddy, doing his whole "I'm the best bassist ever, you suck, worship me" thing, and Geddy (who used to be a champion bare knuckles boxer) beat the ever-lovin' shit out of him. I myself believe this, because as most of us know Jaco's ego tended to get him in trouble. However, it is a little out of the ordinary, isn't it? Well, let me know what you think.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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Geddy>Jaco IMO
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
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Not to be disrespectful but I find Geddy lee's Playing much more entertaining Than Jaco's......






Maybe it's just me though
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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Na your not as much as I do like Jaco I still find Geddy Lee' playing more entertaining.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:51 PM   #5
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Not to be disrespectful but I find Geddy lee's Playing much more entertaining Than Jaco's......






Maybe it's just me though
It's not just you. I don't base greatness on technical ability alone. And no matter what anyone on here says weather report (if still playing) wouldn't even be famous enough to open for RUSH....
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:53 PM   #6
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I haven't found a riff as entertaining (yet hard on your self-esteem ) as Teen Town.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:54 PM   #7
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even if he did, jaco changed bass playing for ever, Geddy didnt.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:55 PM   #8
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even if he did, jaco changed bass playing for ever, Geddy didnt.
How did Jaco change bass playing? Geddy lee made more bass players pick up the instrument, and influenced more than jaco. I'm sorry that is a fact.
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:57 PM   #9
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even if he did, jaco changed bass playing for ever, Geddy didnt.
A) Geddy has inspired alot more people to pick up the instrument. Rush is a very talented band that is also very popular...not something easy to pull off.

B) Like everyone else said, Geddy is more fun to listen to and thus more of an inspiration.

C) He could kick Jaco's ass.

EDIT: ah...pwned by jamesr...but it obviously shows that you're outnumbered (which doesn't necessarily mean wrong, but it's a sign)
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:59 PM   #10
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A) Geddy has inspired alot more people to pick up the instrument. Rush is a very talented band that is also very popular...not something easy to pull off.

B) Like everyone else said, Geddy is more fun to listen to and thus more of an inspiration.

C) He could kick Jaco's ass.
Quoted for truth
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:00 PM   #11
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WHO INVENTED THE FRETLESS BASS?
HOW MANY PPL PLAY FRETLESS TODAY?
HOW MANY PPL PLAY A GEDDY LEE SIG TODAY??


thank you...
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:03 PM   #12
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geddy lee influenced a lot of people, but he didn't pioneer a whole new style of playing, not to mention they're two completely different genres of bass player, and we're talking about like two different decades
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:04 PM   #13
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^^ Hate to tell you this, but

Jaco did NOT invent the fretless bass.


It was around long before he came on the scene.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:05 PM   #14
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How did Jaco change bass playing? Geddy lee made more bass players pick up the instrument, and influenced more than jaco. I'm sorry that is a fact.
I'd say both are very much influencing bass-players. Geddy lee might have inspired more people to pick up the bass while Jaco kept the experienced players going even more forward.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:05 PM   #15
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haha, way to go quatre

edit: meant to be under quatre's post.

electric fretless bass?
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:06 PM   #16
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Well, he did sort of pioneer fretless playing. He just.. didn't invent this.

Of course, maybe I don't know the correct definition of pioneering ...
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:09 PM   #17
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ahhh, it's jazz against rock.

And to make things worse it's prog-rock. Stop it, this is quite possibly the most pointless argument I have seen on this forum.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:12 PM   #18
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I DONT KNOW WHAT WE ARE YELLING ABOUT

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Old 03-24-2005, 01:14 PM   #19
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[WHO INVENTED THE FRETLESS BASS?
HOW MANY PPL PLAY FRETLESS TODAY?
HOW MANY PPL PLAY A GEDDY LEE SIG TODAY??

thank you...
Let's see... Jaco didn't invent the fretless bass, and comparing a style of bass to a specific signature bass is a horrific analogy. Plus, even if it was a good analogy and Jaco had invented the fretless bass, it would still be irrelevant.

Also, the story is clearly bull.
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I DONT KNOW WHAT WE ARE YELLING ABOUT

loud noises
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:17 PM   #21
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Wow

I hope to god that Quatre wasnt serious

I dont see any of them being all that influential. Sure, maybe to some, but influence is so subjective that its not even worth saying who is and whi isnt.

Now who here likes Geezer Butler?
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:18 PM   #22
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:23 PM   #23
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[b]WHO INVENTED THE FRETLESS BASS?
thank you...
wow, I'm not even touching that. If you think Jaco invented the fretless bass you are in your own world. Basses are fretless in nature, and until they were electric you couldn't even buy a fretted bass.
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[b]HOW MANY PPL PLAY FRETLESS TODAY?
thank you...
Only a small percentage. Not many electric bass players play fretless.

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HOW MANY PPL PLAY A GEDDY LEE SIG TODAY??

thank you...
a lot, your point?

No Thank you, I expected a lot more out of a future bass major
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:24 PM   #24
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To Panda: *raises hand*

To Yman: NICE Anchorman reference

To Wintermute: 123

To Quatre: Don't be such a bitch. Honestly, do you really need to get that worked up over it?
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:25 PM   #25
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Jaco > Geddy

period.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:27 PM   #26
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WHO INVENTED THE FRETLESS BASS?
HOW MANY PPL PLAY FRETLESS TODAY?
HOW MANY PPL PLAY A GEDDY LEE SIG TODAY??
Perhaps it would be better to compare the number of people who play Jaco sigs to the number of people who play Geddy sigs? In which case, you're boned. The Geddy Lee sig is perhaps the most owned and played signature bass in the world (how many people on here have one?), so thanks for bringing that up so I could prove you wrong.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:28 PM   #27
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Jaco > Geddy

period.

no Muffins>Cookies

thank god thats settled
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:28 PM   #28
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im not suprised that jaco got punched by another bassist for his ego. i think as far as creativity him and geddy are relitivley similar, if jaco played heavy metal im shure hed play lines like geddy and if gedy played jazz hed probs play lines like jaco. id say jaco was probibley more inovative and tecnicaly skilled tho.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:28 PM   #29
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Jaco > Geddy

period.
No, not period.

Both men are regarded as great bassists. Who you like more is straight personal preference. I don't like Jaco's playing, and I prefer Geddy's playing. Therefore, to me, Geddy > Jaco.

This is really stupid.
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yeah it is stupid lol
I just think musically Jaco was so much more complex than geddy.
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