mjp, I read Bass Culture after reading your post and I'm really glad I did. Fascinating read. The most coherent explanation of Rasta I've read, too. I think I'll skip the Cruise bio and find a good one on Bob Marley instead, though. Any suggestions?
And if you want to know which tracks Paul played the Hofner violin bass on (answer: all of them --- okay, not really, but just about).
The, there were tracks such as Hey Jude, on which George played the Fender Bass VI and Let it Be, on which John played Fender Jazz bass.
Yikes. I've been reading about Marley for 30 years and surprisingly, I don't think a really good bio has been written yet.mjp, I read Bass Culture after reading your post and I'm really glad I did. I think I'll skip the Cruise bio and find a good one on Bob Marley instead, though. Any suggestions?
I don't have the recording sessions book, but when I was reading the Beatles Gear book, it seemed like every recording description ended with; "...and Paul played the Hofner bass." But that was just an impression.So, to quote Bill Clinton: "Define just about all." ;)
Lewisohn does not indicate where the bass part comes from, but...
"The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962-1970"
That's the book I was citing from Lewisohn.
The sound is the same, but that's thanks to the engineer Geoff Emerick I suppose. Revolver is the record that really brought out the bass for the first time. For me.Listen to She Said She Said and tell me if the bass part sounds anything like other McCartney lines from the Rubber Soul/Revolver/Pepper period.
Okay, Motown that's better than the Beatles. I liked all of that stuff from the sixties to into the eighties.
Did you play with Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Stevie Wonder or Rick James? Wow I just saw Rick James on the list and that makes Slimedog make some sense.
You used to play with Husker Du and The Replacements? That is fucking awesome.My band used to play shows with the Replacements. We all came up during the same era up there in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Husker Du would play three hour shows in the lofts in "Lowertown" St. Paul...ah, yes, those were good days to be young and alive.
I guess it's always a good day to be alive. Never mind.
Have you read Geoff Emerick's Here There and Everywhere? Someone gave it to me recently and I wasn't expecting much but I was very impressed. I felt he didn't pull any punches. I thought it was a very insightful, down to earth read.The sound is the same, but that's thanks to the engineer Geoff Emerick I suppose. Revolver is the record that really brought out the bass for the first time. For me.
But that isn't McCartney playing. I don't know if he could have played that part. He was not what I'd call an economical bass player. ;)
It is, indeed, sometimes...quite awesome to be alive.Jesus, it's awesome to be alive
I remember being in college loving (or trying to) Husker Du
But can't remember a song by them now,
I read a couple of his books, and that shit was cute for 30 or 40 pages, then it wore thin pretty quickly. I can't even put my finger on it, I just had a bad feeling after reading them. Like a sick feeling I'd just done something stupid. Pissed on a bum or something. Wasted my time.Tao Lin