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Bruno Mars band kicked SB butt.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by 96tbird, Feb 2, 2014.


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  1. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    Outstanding. I love how that old Skool R&B is heavily bass driven. I guess that's why it's called Rhythm & that other word.
     
  2. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    That was the best Super Bowl halftime show I have seen in years.
     
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  4. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Bruno kicked butt! I didn't know he played drums.
     
  5. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Arcadia, CA
    And the Red Hot Chili Peppers worked when they mashed Give It Away in with an entirely different stage persona and style. The show was up there with Prince's set in the rain storm
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I was entertained!
     
  8. Ditto all your comments. Excellent!!!
     
  9. Topspin

    Topspin What's my name again? Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Disclosures:
    I played Tom Sawyer with a pick once. Shame on me.
    Best halftime performance I've seen in my 20 years. :D Great stuff.
     
  10. Best Half Time Show since Prince! Bruno Mars is a talented guy, plays just about every instrument out there. The Chili Peppers were awesome, wish they played a second song.

    lowsound
     
  11. I'm fairly certain that the first song was tracked. Bass player's right hand neverleft the bridge.

    Peace,
    Greg
     
  12. biobass

    biobass Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Princeton NJ area
    I loved the Mars band Temptations and James Brown inspired choreography. Really nicely done. I was very unimpressed with RHCP by comparison.
     
  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Mars was great. RHCP weren't good at all - their segment was a terrible mismatch and was just a horrible pairing. That didn't work at all, and they looked bad.
     
  14. kingdbass

    kingdbass

    Feb 1, 2014
    I liked Bruno Mars, But I believe most if not all of the show was recorded....
     
  15. I must be the only one who thought the halftime show was horrible, beginning to end. The only somewhat redeeming thing was Chad Smith's drum kit.

    :meh:
     
  16. I think that's what people like about him. He is kind of old school with his sound, style and live performance. Works for me.
     
  17. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Mars is an excellent entertainer and I couldn't see any evidence of it being tracked.
    RHCP was RHCP and at first it seemed strange with the huge contrast to the Mars band uniforms but I thought it worked.
     
  18. fisticuffs

    fisticuffs

    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    yep. I get a lot of flack for it but Prince was the absolute best halftime. Bruno second. I listened to that album way more this year than I should admit too. There's just not enough notes left in todays music. Bruno pop songs have notes. Funky ones, top notch in every style they dive into. If I'd criticize anything about Bruno Mars it would be that they jump between too many styles. Seems to nail them all though.
     
  19. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

    I never listened to Bruno Mars before. Now I will.
     
  20. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I have friends who thought it was great. I thought it was okay. Meh game, meh show. Even the National Anthem wasn't terribly inspiring. I'm turning into a cantankerous old man. :(
     
  21. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
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    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    Flea didn't even bother to plug in the fake wireless, his bass had no cable at all. That is just so sad/lazy I don't even have words.

    Who is Flea's new role model? Kenny Chesney?

    Chad is actually auctioning off that funky NFL logo kit for charity, it was made by the same guy that made Peart's NHL "Blue Ice" kit.
     



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