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30 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

Is it this one Lozz 🙂

 

Yes, that's the one. I`ve loved that bassline since I first heard it back then, but for some reason never even got to thinking about learning til now.

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As some one mentioned in this thread a few decades ago, i think James is a qualified cheese farmer and has been for some time.

I've seen his guitars in the flesh at my pal Bob Pimm's house, ( RP GUITARS )  as Bob has worked on James' axes

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16 minutes ago, Lozz196 said:

Yes, that's the one. I`ve loved that bassline since I first heard it back then, but for some reason never even got to thinking about learning til now.

I really like that , I remember the song, I might have to give that a go , I like playing different things now and again.

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8 minutes ago, fleabag said:

As some one mentioned in this thread a few decades ago, i think James is a qualified cheese farmer and has been for some time.

One of his cheeses, Blue Monday, is as good as you’ll get.

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I really rate Alex’s playing, and his approach to creating great bass lines. I love playing Girls and Boys on my P bass.

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He's a great player with more interesting basslines to his credit than most. I saw them quite a few times in the 90's and they were always great fun live.

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1 hour ago, bassace said:

One of his cheeses, Blue Monday, is as good as you’ll get.

Used to stock a variety of Alex's cheeses at work. Couldn't buy enough Blue Monday, simply flew out the door. Cool name helped too I reckon. 

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The bass sound on Song 2 was by far the best thing to come out of Britpop.

In my opinion, of course.

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The bass line to Parklife is great fun to play.

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15 minutes ago, joeystrange said:

The bass sound on Song 2 was by far the best thing to come out of Britpop.

In my opinion, of course.

Think I remember reading it was a homemade distortion pedal based on a Proco Rat. Think I also read he doesn't know what happened to it sadly. 

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I like a lot of Blur’s stuff but Girls and Boys is a standout track for me. I can remember the first time I heard it was at Powerhaus on Liverpool Road in Islington shortly after it was released. The place went bonkers!

The bass and drums on the track really remind me of early Simple Minds - it’s the sort of thing Derek Forbes could have come up with.

There’s a video on YouTube (that I can’t locate) where Warren Huart interviews Graham Coxon (one of my favourite guitarists) and at one point they listen to/discuss Boys & Girls. Mr Coxon is genuinely blown away by the bass line.

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22 minutes ago, Jonse said:

Think I remember reading it was a homemade distortion pedal based on a Proco Rat. Think I also read he doesn't know what happened to it sadly. 

This is worth a watch. They discuss the bass at around 11:08...

 

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53 minutes ago, Old Man Riva said:

This is worth a watch. They discuss the bass at around 11:08...

 

Cool!

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100%. Alex Is one of my faves ever. Under-rated. So much good stuff to dig through.... There’s No Other Way. Oily Water. Tracy Jacks. Great player. The four of them together were a perfect compliment 

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I enjoy the bass line to Chemical World amongst many others, AJ was definitely a formative influence on me picking up the bass

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On 21/11/2015 at 13:23, cytania said:

One of Oasis's secrets is that the bass parts are often played by Noel Gallagher in the studio. This is clearly so he can stamp the simplistic no-frills basslines he wants onto the recording leaving the Oasis bass player of the moment to follow on.

This is a strange one; Owen Morris who engineered their first few albums said that NG re-recorded a lot of the bass parts due to poor playing in the studio by Guigs.

I wondered how bad it could be given that by his own admission Guigs only played root notes and never strayed from the bottom two strings.

Owen Morris said they ran the bass through a mini Moog and used it to remove all the top end. It's not as if it's very audible on the finished recording anyway.

Blur smashed the bass battle there hands down 

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11 hours ago, joeystrange said:

The bass sound on Song 2 was by far the best thing to come out of Britpop.

In my opinion, of course.

 

11 hours ago, MacDaddy said:

The bass line to Parklife is great fun to play.

When we were playing as a duo with a drum machine we used to play both of these. They went down a storm.

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