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44 minutes ago, MacDaddy said:

nah, he's using a pick. 😝

I just thought it was cool that a guitar hero like Nuno would be happy to play the bass.  I did see that Stu Hamm came on stage after but I didn’t watch the full video 

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3 hours ago, bassbora said:

I just thought it was cool that a guitar hero like Nuno would be happy to play the bass.  I did see that Stu Hamm came on stage after but I didn’t watch the full video 

And why wouldn’t he be happy to play bass?

IMHO I thought both the guitar playing and bass were dated and unoriginal and in the case of the guitar; overly self indulgent. Yep, not really my cup of tea, but each to their own. 😉

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3 hours ago, bassbora said:

I just thought it was cool that a guitar hero like Nuno would be happy to play the bass.

Eddie Van Halen played bass on a Sammy Hagar album. I always thought that was cool.

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7 minutes ago, Storky said:

And why wouldn’t he be happy to play bass?

IMHO I thought both the guitar playing and bass were dated and unoriginal and in the case of the guitar; overly self indulgent. Yep, not really my cup of tea, but each to their own. 😉

I totally agree with you and I only posted this for fun.

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3 minutes ago, bassbora said:

I totally agree with you and I only posted this for fun.

L0L. Fair enough! 😁

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26 minutes ago, Storky said:

And why wouldn’t he be happy to play bass?

IMHO I thought both the guitar playing and bass were dated and unoriginal and in the case of the guitar; overly self indulgent. Yep, not really my cup of tea, but each to their own. 😉

in a 34 year old song - surely not?

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33 minutes ago, joeystrange said:

Eddie Van Halen played bass on a Sammy Hagar album. I always thought that was cool.

Yep, and I recall an interview of the time in Guitar Player magazine where Sammy Hagar told the story of how EVH had started jamming on the bass as though he were playing his usual Frankestrat guitar; and Hagar was complaining "No, no, no - you got to think more …...bass". 

Whatever the f*** that's supposed to mean. :angry2:

Though I've a sneaking suspicion that he intended "crochet root notes for you, Sonny Jim, and yes you may be the most technically advanced guitarist in Rock; but when you have a bass in your hands, don't forget your place".

 

From my perspective, nowt wrong with a bassist who also plays guitar, or a guitarist who additionally plays bass...as long as you play each appropriately to the instrument in your hands and don't try to turn on into the other.B|

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Not sure about the bass playing, but I've always thought Nuno was an extremely underrated guitarist. He's up there with the best imo. 

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7 hours ago, MacDaddy said:

nah, he's using a pick. 😝

 

Not e-pic!

Slap LIKE now! 

;)

 

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They need a guitarist who can play songs and not loads of random notes in the hope they work. what a poor performance on the guitar part (and no, i have no idea who he is, nor care).

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In fact, Nuno Bettencourt started his musical career as a bass player, he then switched to guitar, because, urm, urm, he was playing too many notes.

These are his own words in an interview with Extreme looooooooooooooooooooooooooong ago (still had long hair, or simply put hair).

 

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I reckon Hendrix is (was) my #1 guitar player who was equally amazing on the bass, for his lines on his cover of 'watchtower'... plenty of notes in there, and all of them good IMHO. 😀

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9 hours ago, MacDaddy said:

nah, he's using a pick. 😝

Which marks him as superior 😉

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2 hours ago, dave_bass5 said:

They need a guitarist who can play songs and not loads of random notes in the hope they work. what a poor performance on the guitar part (and no, i have no idea who he is, nor care).

That's just the nature of late 80s/early 90s guitar hero rock.

It always seemed to be more about displaying very high levels of technical proficiency than writing great songs. Generally the rest of the band is just there to provide a framework for the guitarist to do his 'thing'

It never did much for me but I had a few mates at school (all guitar players) who absolutely loved it.

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5 minutes ago, Cato said:

That's just the nature of late 80s/early 90s guitar hero rock.

It always seemed to be more about displaying very high levels of technical proficiency than writing great songs. Generally the rest of the band is just there to provide a framework for the guitarist to do his 'thing'

It never did much for me but I had a few mates at school (all guitar players) who absolutely loved it.

Dont  time wrong, i don’t mind the hair rock stuff, its just that the guitar performance in the video posted was very poor (IMO). 

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18 hours ago, Newfoundfreedom said:

Not sure about the bass playing, but I've always thought Nuno was an extremely underrated guitarist. He's up there with the best imo. 

You are not alone in that view

 

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28 minutes ago, Paul S said:

You are not alone in that view

 

Cool little video, thanks.

High praise indeed, coming from the legend that is Brian May.

Probably long overdue time to dig out my old Extreme albums for an airing. 

Pornograffiti is still one of my favourite albums of all time. 

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To me it's III Sides to Every Story. Saw them twice at the time. Great concerts, but they never played the acoustico symphonic parts, sadly.

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It's worth pointing out that the clip posted is from a regular jam night hosted at a club in LA.  Well known musicians often played and everyone had to stick to the rules of "no pedals, just get up, plug in and play". It's a fun jam, mistakes and wrong turns included; It's not supposed to be a polished, rehearsed performance.

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I love these threads where everyone shares their conservative musical views. Given how groundbreaking rock and roll was, you think that spirit of invention might have lived on, but it appears for many it got stuck somewhere in the mid 1970s. 

 

Anyway, I'll have my go, "Nuno Bettencourt plays with no soul / emotion etc". 😂

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