Peter Steele / Type O

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  1. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox

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    I know many of us miss the low end that Peter Steele of Type O Negative provided. Can't believe it will be 3 years in April since his passing.

    What is your favorite Peter Steele bass line?


    RIP P.S.
  2. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    I still haven't listened to as much Type O Negative as I should, but I really like the riff to Be My Druidess. I just wish it had more...lows. It feels kinda hollow.
  3. vegas532

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    I appreciate Peter Steele more as an overall songwriter than a bass player. "Love You to Death" is a brilliant written song, IMHO. He always had an uncanny ability to blend darkness with humor.
  4. bassgiant15

    bassgiant15 Supporting Member

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    Pete was an amazing song writer with a voice like no other. I really miss TON. His bass playing was really cool too, but I think his writing was what did it for me. Gonna listen to Type o today for sure!!!
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  6. Direct Box Rox

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    Well put & I agree 100%. He was a good friend, little brother & bandmate.
  7. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Couldn't pick a definite favourite but I love to the fretless work in wolf moon of Bloody Kisses.

    Type O is easily one of my favourite bands, Pete will be sorely missed.
  8. grendle

    grendle Supporting Member

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    Love "Creepy Green Light", and of course "Christian woman". RIP Pete.
  9. LOCOPELAND

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    Wow, 3 years already? Great bass player that is definitely missed by myself and alot of my buddies.

    October Rust was one of the first albums I bought in my teenage years. It's a shame I never got to see them live.
  10. DeliriumTremens

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    Huge TON fan here

    Here's a pic of his pedal rig

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    and there are WAY too many cool TON basslines to choose only one
  11. ZombieSpacebat

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    Are the dials on the distortion glued in place?
  12. DeliriumTremens

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  13. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    did that doc he was in called living the american nightmare ever come out
  14. t77mackie

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    He's one of my fav's too even though he plays absolutely nothing like I do (or vice versa).

    Fav TON bass line probably has to be Summer Girl / Sets Me on Fire. October Rust = masterpiece.

    :rolleyes::p:D (Green men)
  15. ZeroSymbolic

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    I know it's the song everyone goes to, but Black No. 1 is a great simple line.
  16. Spectrum

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    There is something to be said for the badassness of playing a doublebass like this, even if it is just for show.

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  17. t77mackie

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    -Paraphrasing-

    Interviewer: You play the bass one-handed quite a bit. Can you explain where you got that technique?

    Pete: When you're as ugly as me you learn how to do a lot of things with one hand.

    :D
  18. Raymeous

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    Pete Steel = The Kurgan (from the first Highlander movie)
  19. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Halloween isn't the same without Type O. They used to play Toad's Place every year. I friggin' love them. My friends and I went every year. I remember one year they played Toads on Halloween and The Webster on Thanksgiving. We spent two holiday's with them that year. They opened the Toad's show playing a cover of NIB. It was AWESOME!!!

    Another friend was a HUGE fan, and Peter randomly showed up at his work looking for him before a gig. Imagine him walking around a grocery store looking for a 17yo kid. I forget the whole story behind it, but it was pretty cool. I think I have a picture of it somewhere.

    Favorite bass line?
    Too Late: Frozen

    Favorite song?
    Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity

    Other favorite songs?
    Black No.1
    Bloody Kisses
    Blood & Fire
    Love You To Death
    It's Never Enough
    12 Black Rainbows

    Album?
    Bloody Kisses
  20. Josh Thatguy

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    Best bass line? It's in "The Misinterpretation Of Silence And Its Disastrous Consequences."

    Bad Ground and Skip it (including the lesser-known cassette tape version of the song) are tied for second place.
  21. obsidianbass

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    The whole of October Rust is a desert island album for me. Particularly the song "haunted". When he belts out "I hate the morning", it's like musical perfection!

    RIP Peter. You are missed.

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