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daz

Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc. best bass lines to their songs, ever.

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I just happened to come across a transcription of the 10cc song, Dreadlock Holiday, released in 1978. Even in notation I recognized the famous intro straight away. I was however puzzled by the rest of it, so purely because it was a boring Sunday morning I went and found the album and looked up the tabs and played it through headphones whilst reading through the tabs to see if what was written seemed to be correct.

The tabs did appear to be correct, but that was by now irrelevant, as i was entranced by the wonderful quirky bubbly bass lines throughout the song. Simply addictive to play and [i]even I[/i] leaned the song in half an hour (and have been playing it ever since) So I thought it was selfish of me not to share it with my fellow Basschatters who may not know it, or those like me who may just not have listened to it properly before. I recommend a good quality recording and a decent Hi -Fi or headphones to really appreciate the way the bass line bubbles along through the song, often fitting the words perfectly.

Here is the transcription the tabs and a link to a youtube video, though if you have it on cd i recomend that on a good set of speakers or headphones.

[u]tabs:[/u]
[url="http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/print.php/id757172/?transpose=0"]http://www.ultimate-...72/?transpose=0[/url]

[u]notation:[/u]



or go here for notation and music on one page: [url="http://www.basslessons.be/transcriptions.php?i=29"]http://www.basslesso...ptions.php?i=29[/url]

and finaly here is the song from youtube

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C03qmWmnNI0[/media]

Edited by daz

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been meaning to learn this song since reading this post but never got round to it until this sunday ..
i heard it on the radio on the way home friday heard the bass and thought im gonna learn that which i did on sunday, spent a couple of hours on sunday mucking about playing along and just spent monday evening doing the same

i have to say life with a big set of cans on is great havent heard the dog bark or kid complain once :)

great bassline simple but oh so good

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Dreadlock Holiday, fantastic song! I've been playing along with it by ear but maybe some reliable tabs could help me along?

Edited by Stefan68

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