quote by Les Claypool

In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.

— Les Claypool

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I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That's my intent.

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.

When you have an acoustic bass in the ensemble it really changes the dynamic of the record because it kind of forces everybody to play with a greater degree of sensitivity and nuance because it just has a different kind of tone and spectrum than the electric bass.

It may sound funny, but I love the South.

I don't choose to live anywhere else. There's land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I'm going to do it some day. There are lakes where a man can sink a hook and fight the bass. There is room here for my children to play and grow, and become good citizens-if the white man will let them.

The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me.

They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play.

I'm not a star. I'll never be a Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley or a Ray Charles. I'm just an imitator, man. I'm doing a very bad imitation on the bass of Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Odum, Jimmy Fielder, Jimmy Blanton, Igor Stravinsky, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, James Brown, Charlie Parker... the cats, man. I'm just backing up the cats.

I wasn't originally a bass player. I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar.

The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.

Sometimes when an idea flashes, you distrust it because it seems too easy.

You qualify it with all kinds of evasive phrases because you’re timid about it. But often, this turns out to be the best idea of all.

People ask how I learned to play bass with one hand.

Well, with a face like mine, you learn to do a lot of things with one hand.

The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.

Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin

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.

Because Larry, by then, was a drummer, who would sort of get bored and tired, and rather stand up and blow kisses to people. So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.

If you put a Mars bar in one of Glenn Hughes’ hands and a bass in the other, he’ll choose the Mars bar.

My mom always told me I should have a Plan B.

I said that if I'm not going to play guitar I'm going to play drums. And if I'm not going to play drums, I'm going to play bass. I always just wanted to play music. I was completely obsessed.

There was a time when fast playing and fretboard pyrotechnics on the bass were important to me and when I am recording a bass track, that is still very important to me.

Bach is really the ultimate in bass players you know

I always got great respect as a bass player.

It's really easy to play harmonics, anyone can do it.

It's another thing to be able to swing, to make to make a band swing, to create a groove. Harmonics ain't everything. Being able to play harmonics certainly does not make you a good bass player. Cleverness is no substitute for true awareness.

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 heard the Beatles and the Stones, and Mom bought me an electric guitar.

I played lead for four years and then switched to bass. One day someone suggested that I should sing, so I sheepishly stepped up to the microphone and the rest is rock history.

The thing that's really rewarding is when people will say to me that they had actually given up the bass, but are going to start again because the online school seems like a good idea.

I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than just play bass in the background way. So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.

I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that's what I tend to write toward.

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Women and rhythm-section first!?

I love the percussion. It's a right brain, left brain thing. There are different beats, but cooperating together. It's your whole body doing it, you're doing the snare drum and the high top with your hands and the bass drum with your foot. You're this whole motion machine.

I started playing bass for the same reason everyone else does – I’m a lousy guitarist.

You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless of course, you play bass.

You can bet there's something fishy going on.

I guess some large mouth bass left that lipstick on our shirt.

I used to be a session musician before I was a wrestler.

I played bass guitar. I was big pals with Lars Ulrich, and he asked me if I wanted to play bass with Metallica in their early days, but it didn’t work out.

I wasn't allowed to play in some universities in the United States and out of twenty-five concerts, twenty-three were canceled unless I would substitute my black bass player for my old white bass player, which I wouldn't do.

Peacock bass like to hide at ambush points, away from the strong canal currents.

If you fish early and know those peacock hangouts, you will have little or no trouble catching peacocks on lures and live bait.

I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions.

He stayed on as a bus driver.

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