Jimmy Bain and Dio: Live in Philly, 1984

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by A.K., Apr 11, 2014.

  1. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Jimmy is probably my single favorite hard rock bassist. His work with Rainbow and Dio is a combination of relentless drive, groove, and tone.

    His live tone here (from his trademark Yamaha BB) is just about the best I've ever heard in my life. He cuts through like nobody's business and he dominates the band live.

    He was famous among his peers for being able to play perfectly no matter how drunk he was. And he was usually awfully drunk.

    Here's "Heaven and Hell":


    Here's "Don't Talk to Strangers" (great bassline!):


    Here's "We Rock":

  2. Love Jimmy and his work with Rainbow. "Relentless drive" is a great description.
  3. Unrepresented

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    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Opening song from the concert "Stand Up and Shout" gives a little hotter bass signal for the first verse or so as soundguys try and balance everything out.


    Really dig Jimmy Bain. His tone on the Holy Diver album is awesome.
  4. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Never noticed that before. Pretty cool.
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