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Just discovered his work over the Xmas break and wondered if anyone else is into his stuff? Gonna start exploring some Brand X. Some interesting techniques he uses in this series:

http://youtu.be/cgUMguYktPE

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[quote name='kusee pee' timestamp='1451817541' post='2943574']
Just discovered his work over the Xmas break and wondered if anyone else is into his stuff? Gonna start exploring some Brand X. Some interesting techniques he uses in this series:

[media]http://youtu.be/cgUMguYktPE[/media]
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You've a real treat in store - there's lots of extraordinary stuff that he did with Brand X, a good deal more edgy and exuberant than in the example in your original post, IMHO. My favourite albums by them are probably Product and Unorthodox Behaviour, but it's all going to be an eye-opener, frankly. Enjoy!

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Here's another PJ gem from Brian Eno's "Another Green World" (another Brand X bloke Phil Collins on drums)

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

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Horrible transfer but this track is a cracker!

http://youtu.be/XauOTo-BKSY

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Percy Interviewed [url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/264067-percy-jones-interviewed-for-basschat-may-2015/page__view__findpost__p__2855545__hl__percy+jones+interview__fromsearch__1"]here[/url]

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[quote name='kusee pee' timestamp='1452107169' post='2946539']
Just received Unorthodox Behaviour in the post. Great stuff. Phil Collins is a pretty amazing drummer too
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Collins is a superb drummer, one of the best.
Unfortunately he'll be remembered by the majority for his largely mediocre solo records.

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LOL. Phil Collins was awesome. So was John Goodsall and Robin Lumley etc.

I much prefer early days Percy Jones on his wall. I don't care for his tone on the example added by low registerhead.

Davo

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[quote name='Davo-London' timestamp='1452108771' post='2946560']
LOL. Phil Collins was awesome. So was John Goodsall and Robin Lumley etc.

I much prefer early days Percy Jones on his wall. I don't care for his tone on the example added by low registerhead.

Davo
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I'm with you, Davo - that was the OP's post, not mine! Give me Brand X Percy any day... :-)

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awesome - as well as Another Green World, there is some incredible work by Percy on Eno's Before and After Science

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There's a really nice album by Richard Barbieri from a few years ago that has Percy Jones, some really nice playing.

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[quote name='kusee pee' timestamp='1451817541' post='2943574']
Just discovered his work over the Xmas break and wondered if anyone else is into his stuff? Gonna start exploring some Brand X. Some interesting techniques he uses in this series:

http://youtu.be/cgUMguYktPE
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Brand X livestock album is great. I first heard Percy Jones on this in 1977, bought the album and still have it. I must dig it out for a listen.

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A big fan here, have been since the early 80's when i stumbled across [i]Masques & Livestock. [/i]Percy is an Incredibly talented and innovative unique voice on the bass.

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Funny, I've been reminiscing with old Brand X stuff on Spotify all day. Percy was one of the reasons I started playing bass and one of the reasons I bought a fretless Wal as soon as I possibly could. I still reckon PJ's the best out there.

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[quote name='philw' timestamp='1453395933' post='2959152']
Funny, I've been reminiscing with old Brand X stuff on Spotify all day. Percy was one of the reasons I started playing bass and one of the reasons I bought a fretless Wal as soon as I possibly could. I still reckon PJ's the best out there.
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Good use of your time 🤘

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[quote name='philw' timestamp='1453395933' post='2959152']
Percy was one of the reasons I started playing bass

and one of the reasons I bought a fretless

I still reckon PJ's the best out there.

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Same here on all 3 points :)

He's the most unusual bassist i've ever heard.

Ended up with 3 Brand X albums ... Unorthodox Behaviour .. Moroccan Roll ( what an album title ) .... and Masques

Have some more PJ on me

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TALWkw3cWqA[/media]

Edited by fleabag

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And a track with a bit of Phil showing his magic as well as PJ

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXamrqip4tA[/media]

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I agree with everyone, he's a fantastic and unique player.
But, dare I say it, that opening track on the OP's video has me wincing a bit , sorry.

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