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  1. Jeez, that sounds as bad as Central London, (and in London the vehicle has to be ULEZ compliant also) Maybe it would be easier to hire a van + driver ? They can drop off the gear, and then disappear until you're ready to reload at the end of the evening.
  2. Never mind the bass player's role in this, it's the guitarists you need to feel sorry for. Imagine - a guitarist remaining silent on stage for over four minutes ? Just about impossible. Most guitarists start getting twitchy around the two minute mark, and then by three minutes they lose control completely and can't resist having a quick widdle.
  3. I'd stick to roots if I were you, as there's some bloke about to come on stage and ask if you could announce that there's still a few sandwiches left at the buffet, there's a taxi waiting outside for Pam, and can his dad sing Una Paloma Blanca................
  4. Hmmm - that reminds me.......... my mother in law came to stay recently and forgot to lock the bathroom door one morning..................
  5. OK, by that I mean : (assuming you're playing with two fingers and you're a right handed player) Damping with the right hand by immediately muting the string with the other finger than that which has just 'plucked' the string. - and also, at the same time immediately muting the string with the left hand by lifitng the finger slightly away from the fretboard as soon as the note has started to sound. I'm no expert at this, I do my best, but when it's done correctly (Joe Dart, indeed) then you get a very, very short percussive note - almost like a synth bass note would be if it had a very short decay. Doing either of these techniques in isolation doesn't produce quite the same 'bite' or 'crunch' to the note, methinks. I'm not suggesting that our Mr Dart is playing every single note like this, but certain phrases there are very clipped. He chooses his note lengths with great precision and that's partly why it sounds so good. (Other opinions about his technique are available) πŸ™‚
  6. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what perfect two handed damping sounds like ! The guy must have locked himself in a darkened room for five years to get that accurate. πŸ₯Ί πŸ‘
  7. Wow! - thanks for posting this - looked this up on YouTube - I've never heard it before - absolutely unbelievable for 1972 ! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
  8. I've worked in covers bands since the dawn of time. Well, nearly. You can get something out of most songs if you try hard enough. My personal exception to this is Let me Entertain You, but we all have our pet hates. And if you really can't extract any joy from a song, just enjoy watching the crowd enjoying themselves as the band plays, and smile. 😊
  9. I wouldn't bother taking a spare bass with me to a regular gig - never had a passive bass go down on me in the rather too many years to mention that I've been playing. But I always take a spare amp head, as an amp going down right in the middle of a gig has happened just too many times.
  10. Bass players, eh ? Sort out the leads Sort out the diary Set up the PA Drive the van Know where they're going .....lets face it, we're bl**dy brilliant ! πŸ˜πŸ‘
  11. Tim, my tongue was so firmly wedged in my cheek that I might take several days to recover
  12. No, Cecilia was from Simon and Artfunkel's album Bridge of Sighs. You know, the one where the bass fill is played forwards and then backwards. Or maybe I'm getting confused............... too easy, these days.
  13. In case you haven't seen this, this is from Clarky's status update - interesting replies.
  14. Ooooh! - here's the isolated bass for Primus - Jerry was a Race Car Driver............. Les Claypool was on some different planet, surely.......😲 Really, really worth a listen if you're not familiar with this.
  15. Their presentation is more than a bit annoying at times - it's really not that funny guys - but the content is interesting enough. Seemed like they were going to slag the song off at the beginning, but then went on to discuss just how clever it was - but i expect that was the production plan all along so as to get those clicks and eyeballs ............
  16. There's also this........ more brass, more funk, more bass solo, more Cory, you get the idea.
  17. No !! You can't do that - we're all waiting with bated breath for the next instalment......... (Cue Archers music - rumpy pumpy diddly doo, rumpy pumpy doo dah.............etc)
  18. It all sounds very British and deliciously bonkers...... Must admit, maybe I'm a bit jealous - seems like you'll have some great after dinner stories to tell from this experience. 😁
  19. Not usually a massive fan of Dirty Loops - their sound is too over produced for my taste - but here they get together with Cory Wong (usually with Vulfpeck) and knock 'Thriller' into a previously unknown dimension. Enjoy. πŸ™‚
  20. Jeeez! - OK, doesn't sound particularly remarkable by modern standards, but it's 1969 and he's 18 years old. His phrasing and style was so way ahead of the general game at that time, a pointer to the future.
  21. - I think she was at her best with that line up - I've never understood why she dropped it in favour of Jackson on bass, Simon Philips on drums and no guitarist. 'The Fuse' on guitar gave the band an element of spontaneity which I think the later line up lacked. 😏 Other opinions are available !
  22. Is this reply to the Morrissey wannabe the work of a BCer ??? If so, you've summed it up beautifully. πŸ˜πŸ‘
  23. I could have written this myself, my friend. I've been there so many times with bands over the years I know exactly where you're at ! 😏
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