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hiram.k.hackenbacker

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  1. Here's another one that springs to mind. The film actually opens with "Waiting For The Miracle" by Leonard Cohen which you can just hear the end of in this clip. Then there is this scene which is the introduction to the carnage that follows throughout the movie played to L7's 'Sh!tlist". Just brilliant.
  2. Great thread. Not much joy to be had from this clip, but the music fits brilliantly....
  3. I wouldn't and I don't really understand why anyone would who isn't a lefty. Bonkers!
  4. One of my bands does Tom Sawyer. It went down very well the one and only time we’ve had a chance to play it.
  5. I had a feeling this would happen. I have a gig on the 25th. Guess which one my date has been rescheduled to 😡
  6. Ah the enduring myth that Quo songs are simple 😂. My rock covers band tried Never Tear Us Apart by INXS on Sunday and even I would say that attempt #1 was spot on.
  7. Ha ha, yes that is rather good. Not sure that level of heaviness would have fit in our band though. My reaction at the time had more to do with the person suggesting it than the song itself. It just seemed like an easy route to take (which was a recurring theme) rather than doing something a little more challenging. Definitely should have had a go at it though. A chorus that everyone would have been singing along to.
  8. I did think at the time it was a bit of a storm in a teacup. Glad he’s back and I hope whatever caused it has been properly sorted.
  9. I think you're taking this all a bit too seriously Paul, so I'll say no more on the subject. 'Sit Down' has just been suggested by my rock covers band 🙄. My only thought on that will be (when we get together tomorrow) is that yes, let's try it (I've never played it) and see what the response is like. I think the only reason we don't do Mr.Brightside and Sex On Fire is that they have been done to death and even the punters are a bit 🙄 with them now. Love playing and listening to both though.
  10. @Tripehound - just to make you aware, you've put P5 in the title header. Nice bass by the way. GLWTS.
  11. It wasn't meant to cause any distress mate and I apologise if it did. It's just all this talk of 'hate' and throwing the toys out of the pram if asked to play something one doesn't like. I just find it ridiculous....laughable in fact. There are few things I actually hate in this world and none of them are pieces of music. It could be that I'm just lucky to be in bands that don't tie themselves up in knots over what not to do. I do remember having a disagreement over a song called 'Cake By The Ocean' some years ago when I was in a function band that has since folded. That had more to do with the person suggesting it than the actual song itself in all honesty. Looking back at it, I should have handled that differently, but he was the band leader and in my view looking for an easy add-on of a song that his kids liked that had (IMHO) a limited lifespan. Life's too short to worry about these things. I'm trying to think of some songs that would provoke the sort of reaction that you have described. I can't. Sure there are plenty of songs that I would question whether they would fit in the sets of the bands I'm part of, but refusing to play something that would fit doesn't really compute with me. Steve H and I regularly have a laugh every single 80's gig about 'Walking On Sunshine'. We would both drop it in a heartbeat, but it's not our call and even it was, it always goes down so well it would almost be criminal to do so. I wasn't really a fan of 'Relax' but have played it for years until it was recently replaced with 'Two Tribes' which I was over the moon about.
  12. Yes, he’s not been great for a while. Quite sad really as he’s a nice bloke with a great songbook.
  13. Given the cause of your condition, I believe the correct antidote would be to go and see him perform live now. His voice is completely fooked and Pino isn't playing with him any more.
  14. It's a good job you're not playing for money then as you'd get your marching orders fairly swiftly for refusing to play songs by a particular artist. I really don't understand this 'hate' of certain music. I can understand not liking artists; I think a few would agree that Liam is a bit of an acquired taste, but refusing to play any Oasis? The songs of theirs that I have played always go down very well indeed. Happy punters = happy hackenbacker. I've not played any Shadows material, but I'd to. I've mentioned elsewhere that I'm not a fan of Marc Almond, but I've played several Soft Cell songs over the years. There might be the odd occasion where I would argue the inclusion of a song wouldn't work with the band configuration or fit in with the existing set, but a refusal because you don't like it vs. everyone else being up for it? You've just got to put your big boy pants on IMHO.
  15. Have you actually tried learning any of the stuff you don't like? I've learnt loads of stuff that didn't float my boat musically, but they have been fantastic learning experiences and some really great bass lines. I doubt there are many cover bands where every member is happy with every song. AHA, Prince, Abba and Marley sounds great to me.
  16. I’ve had a few wireless systems, but I’m currently using the Shure GLX. Tried and tested indoors and out and I would highly recommend it. The previous system I had was the G75 which was also good, but it went through batteries quite quickly. The rechargeable batteries in the Shure body packs are superb. They charge quickly and last for ages. @walshy & @bassfan also speak highly of them.
  17. I didn't discuss the radius with Jon actually and looking back through our conversation, the agreed specs don't mention neck radius. I guess it will be the same as the JJ Burnell Lite Precision. The spec on the Shuker site doesn't mention the radius for that model either. From that, I would assume it's going to be similar JJ's original Fender Precision, whatever that may be?
  18. As someone who has issues with both hands (broke the ring finger on my plucking hand and have tendon issues in my left) I’m always conscious of the angle of my wrist in my left hand and I agree, I wouldn’t tech a bent wrist technique either. I’m not sure Andy Billups (from The Hamsters) is on here, but I’ve seen them many times before and after the issues he had and would never want to be in that position. I remember seeing him for the first time after came back and was in awe of what he was able to do with his new pick technique. One of the most relaxed looking bass players I’ve ever seen is Bryan Beller. He’s exactly how I wish I could feel when I gig. I wouldn’t mind be as capable as him as well 😂.
  19. You sound like my Dad! Do you still use cheque books as well?
  20. Bugger. Wasn’t aware of that. Thanks for posting mate 👍
  21. This definitely 👍 To the OP - The likes of PMT/dv247 etc advertise basses available, but if you buy them they will most likely come from central warehouse stock. They don’t and probably can’t physically hold all of the models on their web site. Don’t be fooled into thinking everything is peachy (excuse the pun) at the store you’ve mentioned. I’ve seen/played some of their very expensive custom shop basses that looked lovely in their photographs. In reality, they had been on hangers in the shop for months and were dusty and not quite as appealing. They had obviously also been played a bit as well.
  22. On the subject of screwdrivers, my wife bought me this inexpensive set and I highly recommend it. It’s been great for just about everything other than neck and bridge screws. Loads of different head options, it’s magnetic and also has a rotating heel so you don’t have to keep releasing it in your palm.
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