"I'm a sound guy," says The Aristocrats' bass master Bryan Beller. "I'm a big believer that every great band has one note that's all theirs. And the sound of that one note is the sound that they make."
Beller cites Rage Against The Machine and Steely Dan, both of which have records on his list of 10 Essential Bass Albums, as examples of his theory. "Think about it: Those are two bands that couldn't be any more different from each other, but you hear that one note, that one perfect sound, and you know who it is." He laughs and quickly adds, "Of course, I also believe that the bass player contributes to making that sound."Read more about