Jump to content

Songs *about* bass players...?


wateroftyne

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, Mykesbass said:

Highly unlikely. Hey Joe was written late 50s, very probably in Scotland. Joe Osborne started out professionally in 61 with Ricky Nelson. Can't see how he could have been the guilty party!

True, there's a distinct lack of murders and fleeing to Mexico in Osborn's biographies, which makes me think it may not have been him!

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, Nail Soup said:

I can't imagine "You're so vain" being about a bass player.

Tenuous link time.

The famous badabump, badabump, badabump bass intro was in fact played by Klaus Voormann who also played bass on 'How Do You Sleep' in the OP.

He also designed the cover of the Beatles Album 'Revolver' a few years earlier. :biggrin:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Hobbayne said:

He also designed the cover of the Beatles Album 'Revolver' a few years earlier. :biggrin:

And probably on the strength of that Höfner commissioned him to paint the artwork for a few limited edition violin basses. Nice, but very, very expensive.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

41 minutes ago, el borracho said:

Jethro Tull's first three albums all featured songs referring to their bass player to be, Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond.

Song For Jeffrey (on This Was)

Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square (on Stand Up)

Inside (on Benefit)

Wow, they must have really wanted him to join!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, BlueMoon said:

And probably on the strength of that Höfner commissioned him to paint the artwork for a few limited edition violin basses. Nice, but very, very expensive.

Ironic then that he played that 1965 Fender Precision (That he painted himself) and not a Hofner. :ph34r:

 

klaus.png

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...