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Arthur Barrow bass clips

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by A.K., Apr 8, 2014.


  1. A.K.

    A.K.

    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Arthur is my favorite of all Zappa bassists. He was a keyboardist who only took up the bass in his early twenties in order to play for Zappa. By the time of his audition (just a few years later, after thousands of hours of woodshedding), he was already a brilliant bass player.

    Here is a cool solo:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mkQ2kLVhQI

    Here he is jamming at his private studio with other Zappa luminaries such as Tommy Mars and Warren Cuccurullo:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDM-_IfoRc
     
  2. Thanks for the clip. Arthur and Patrick O'Hearn are probably my 2 favorite Zappa bassists.



    Had no idea he played with Joe Cocker on "Leave Your Hat On" tho!
     
  3. swood_de

    swood_de Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Delaware (USA)
    Let's not forget Tom Fowler, who played bass with Zappa from 73-75 He is a monster!
     
  4. swood_de

    swood_de Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Delaware (USA)
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  6. A.K.

    A.K.

    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
  7. A.K.

    A.K.

    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    It looks like Arthur's playing his Ripper there. O'Hearn is such a badass, too.
     
  8. swood_de

    swood_de Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Delaware (USA)
    I saw that band a few weeks later in NYC during the Halloween Run, and I distinctly remember Arthur playing a Ripper.