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we toured recently with a welsh band called Exit_international who have two bassists and a drummer, check them out

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+1 for Greenslade (although they did allow a 6 stringer in on Spyglass Guest and Time & Tide )

Can i also suggest The Bad Plus

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Totally the wrong place to post this as this is a band with just a guitar and drummer but they make an incredible sound for just two people. It's all live. Loop pedals and triggered samples. Good songs too, not a load of bollocks, screaming and sludge etc
[media]http://youtu.be/UcA-wY-AgSo[/media]

Edited by Lord Sausage

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:o :o :o :o
A post from the "Bands with one or more guitars" thread! Right here!
The sacrilege! Roll out the KZ!

Wait! It's one of those optical illusions!
If you stare at it long enough, a bass and a Hartke thing may appear in the background.


Thanks for posting, good Lord. I liked that.

best,
bert

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Great non-guitar sounds! (fantastic bass playing too)

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW2KJR4i-mM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW2KJR4i-mM[/url]

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrEvwO1F7Cw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrEvwO1F7Cw[/url]

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The band I am in (Crimson Clocks) don't have a guitarist. We did to begin with, and there is one on our recordings. Having said that we have now done more gigs without than with and are about to record another CD that won't feature guitar at all.

Audiences either seem to either dismiss us straight away for lack of guitar or really enjoy what we do - seems to depend on if we are playing in a rock venue or elsewhere :)

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Oh, and we seem to have managed two pages of this without any mention of The Nice (first LP excepted), or even Emerson, Lake and Palmer! Now I think about it, I seem to remember the Crazy World of Arthur Brown managed without a guitarist as well. Maybe it's not such a new thing after all.

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[quote name='Urban Bassman' timestamp='1374177780' post='2146224']
+1 for Greenslade (although they did allow a 6 stringer in on Spyglass Guest and Time & Tide )

Can i also suggest The Bad Plus
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Yeah I know they slipped in a bit of guitar later on but felt obliged as Tony Reeves is or has been a BC member ;)

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Lightning Bolt. Just bass and drums, although the bass does sound quite guitarish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X3-RRCR7qY Edited by Roland Rock

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[quote name='timmo' timestamp='1374165841' post='2146041']
I have never seen any guitars in Westlife
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I've never seen any musicians in Westlife...

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From the 70's does anyone remember Rare bird with a similar lineup to Greenslade, twin keyboards, bass and drums, Steve Gould was the bass player and lead vocalist and has a superb voice, and played for a long time with Alvin Lee, they had a bit of a hit with a song called 'Sympathy' I also like ' you went away' where the vocals really step up a notch for the chorus.

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Then again, this here Mo band from Holland were the essholes who ditched the bass as well.
I love them though. Who can not love a band with a bassoon?
Must find a song with that bassoon.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWCK3anBTDU[/media]


best,
bert

Edited by BassTractor

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Oh! Here be the bassoon.
Be forewarned though. This is pop music. :o
Well crafted, quirky pop music, admittedly, but pop nonetheless.


[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqlk1wfSSo[/media]


b,
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Edited by BassTractor

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[quote name='Ant' timestamp='1374177039' post='2146209']
we toured recently with a welsh band called Exit_international who have two bassists and a drummer, check them out
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we played with them in Glasgow, really liked them.

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Shamlessly plugging my new band "More Bad", tadaaaa. Recording on Sunday so have studio stuff very soon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32xsNB6Gjgk

But also Trioscapes are drums, bass and sax

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