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Tony Jones - The Christians ?

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I've always had a soft spot for the bass playing on The Christians - 'Words'

Syrupy 80's blue eyed soul, but great songwriting and the fretless tone and line is beautiful.

Can't find anything online (he's competiting for airspace with Sister Sledge bassist Tony TNT Jones
AND Christian theologist Tony Jones)

Does anyone know anything about The Christians bassist Tony Jones?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcDJNElrl4

Edited by icastle
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I don't know anything about Tony Jones, but the bass on that track was played by Pino Paladino, so it's not surprising that it's rather good. :)

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That's blinking marvellous. Not sure the video has stood the test of time but the bass playing is sublime.

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I liked this band back in the day,some really good basslines on some of their stuff...great vocalist as well. I never knew Pino did this bassline though and i'm a massive fan of his! Learn something new everyday! :)

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Absolutely loved that album. I did photography at uni and we used to spend hours in the darkrooms with this blasting out.

Get the "phantom" smell of developer, stop bath and fixer now listening to this.... lol

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[quote name='Misdee' timestamp='1420569531' post='2650774']
I don't know anything about Tony Jones, but the bass on that track was played by Pino Paladino, so it's not surprising that it's rather good. :)
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Misdee thank you! Had no idea he'd done stuff with them. Makes sense though, another great 80's session from Pino

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ain't heard that for years , still a great song

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Saw them last year on a heritage act triple bill with Go West and Hue and Cry. They were excellent and the singer (Gary?) has still got it. You also forgot how many great songs they had. I bought a copy of the 'Colours' cd from Amazon the day after, and it got some heavy rotation at home.

Love the video! Is that Port Isaac? Looks like they walked past Doc Martin's house at one point.

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This was one of the very few times I actually bought a single CD. It's a great song, never hear it on the radio and yes, fab bass playing. One of the great "lost" songs. Thanks for the post.

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[quote name='The Admiral' timestamp='1420593676' post='2651198']
Saw them last year on a heritage act triple bill with Go West and Hue and Cry.
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..and tieing these together, Pino played on that Go West album. He gets about..

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Is indeed a great track. However I should point out that the melody is actually a beautiful traditional Irish tune called "Women of Ireland", so the Christians have had a bit of help in that respect!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BqKromsDOk

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[quote name='The Admiral' timestamp='1420593676' post='2651198']
Saw them last year on a heritage act triple bill with Go West and Hue and Cry. They were excellent and the singer (Gary?) has still got it. You also forgot how many great songs they had. I bought a copy of the 'Colours' cd from Amazon the day after, and it got some heavy rotation at home.

Love the video! Is that Port Isaac? Looks like they walked past Doc Martin's house at one point.
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Sure is Port Issac. It's near the beginning at 0.54 when they are walking down the path towards the main part of the the town. Doc's house is on their right.

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[quote name='Drax' timestamp='1420413105' post='2649222']

blue eyed soul ?
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Holy Thread Resurection!

Just been playing along to Harvest For The World...having a 5 year old its that time of year.

So, been listerning to their old classics, always liked them back in the day, When The Fingers Point, Hooverville, Forgotten Town but where there is some footage of the bass player from the 80's playing the original bass player is on various Fender 4 string Jazzs.

But, that glorious bass tone seems to me, a 5 string, 4 string thru an Octaver or maybe bass synth'? Whatever its bloomin' lovely



[url="https://youtu.be/LjEla5Lw_TI"]https://youtu.be/LjEla5Lw_TI[/url]

[url="https://youtu.be/dssA5ApFbo0"]https://youtu.be/dssA5ApFbo0[/url]

PS did they have Bass Octavers back then when it was all fields 'round here?

Edited by iconic

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An excellent bass player friend of mine (who I believe is a member on here) does a lot of their gigs these days, think he's one of two guys that they use regularly, so he'll be well versed in knocking this stuff out!

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yep, they are still going strong, did a gig with them a couple of months ago ( backing) in frodsham out door fest,
sound as good as ever,
If you get the chance try and catch them live, they also do some nice versions of songs worth catching.
well done lads keep going. :)

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