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When you suddenly realise you’ve been playing it wrong all those years.

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36 minutes ago, Cliff Edge said:

I was jokingly referring to Gloria, written by Van Morrison and recorded by him when in the band Them. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_(Them_song)

Pretty certain it’s not the same song.

Not being a U2 fan I have no idea if they covered any Van Morrison songs. 

I know nothing of VM, sorry. I therefore missed the reference:)

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20 hours ago, MartinB said:

Let's not get hung up on the word "wrong", eh? @Cliff Edge's goal was to play it like the original recording, but they accidentally played something  else. That doesn't imply any judgement of folks who set out to play something different.

Anyway. Can anyone think of any songs where the original bassline is so fundamental, simple, well-known etc. that you really couldn't stray from it without getting funny looks? Another One Bites The Dust maybe? Feels like it's so minimal that a drastic re-interpretation of the song would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

All Right Now is probably in that category, but for all the instruments. Fairly easy to play but very difficult to get the feel just right. I think a lot of us are frightened by space in music and Free just loved space and minimalism.

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14 hours ago, musicbassman said:

Here's well talented Gail Ann Dorsey holding down a repeating bass figure in a fantastic arrangement of The Man Who Sold The World, when Bowie appeared live on a Jools Holland show. Not sure of date.

Guitarist Reeves Gabrels plays a very short but jaw dropping solo also.

Enjoy. 🙂

 

Wow, that is a terrific version. (1995 on the Later show according to a search on youtube).

That bassline is great, hypnotic and precise with some nice low notes.

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20 hours ago, fretmeister said:

Covers band isn't the same a a tribute band.

and U2 is always improved with slap.

Always.

Only if you slap Bono

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22 hours ago, Cliff Edge said:

So it’s true. No one pays any attention to the bass player.

No one listens to me in our house and haven't since the 1980's!

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Isn’t that the good bit about being a bass player? You don’t have to be precise and repeatable each time.  ‘Specially if you’re playing jazz ha ha.

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On 09/04/2021 at 12:21, nilebodgers said:

Wow, that is a terrific version. (1995 on the Later show according to a search on youtube).

That bassline is great, hypnotic and precise with some nice low notes.

Brilliant. I'm going to use that clip on a singer I work with who claims to be unable to sing the same tune if the chords or bass notes are substituted for something else he is unused to!

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Tony Levin doesn't play the same lines in King Crimson and as much as I love TL I understand why. But I LOVE John Wettons note choices and tone even more than Tonys.

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On 08/04/2021 at 15:53, fretmeister said:

Covers band isn't the same a a tribute band.

and U2 is always improved with slap.

Always.

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