Rick Danko article

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  1. the rocket

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    Thanks much for posting this! Rick Danko gets overlooked far too often as does another favorite of mine, Carl Radle. :cool:
     
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    Thanks man, I just quoted you on facebook. I will be going to school on your piece very soon. Now if I can only find a pick somewhere . . .

    "The Band was made up of five musicians who had truly unique and individual voices on their instruments, but they were five parts of the same machineĀ—and they were making that machine work like crazy."
     
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    "My favorite Danko lines are "The Shape I'm In", "Ophelia" and "King Harvest". Great, great stuff!
     
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    Interesting! I wrote a similar article on Carl Radle last year.

    A Lesson in Carl Radle's Style | Bass Musician
     
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    Yeah, Ophelia is such a great groove. Someone should put together a whole book of his bass lines. So many good ones!
     
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    This is great! Thanks.
     
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    He was a great bassist and vocalist. I love his line on 'Revolution Blues' on Neil Young's 'On the Beach'.
     
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    Very cool, Danko and Radle are two of my favorites.
     
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    Thanks for this and the transcriptions, especially Life is a Carnival! That line absolutely kills me. I have no idea how he plays that funky groove in the midst of all else going on around it. Danko is one of the most underrated bassists of all time, especially considering how incredible his band was. (And you're right about Garth, too. His solos come out of nowhere and sometimes include such dissonant passages before resolving perfectly that his musicianship is astounding.)
     
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    Thanks everybody! I'm glad the article is helpful (or at least interesting). Danko had such a creative and unique approach to the instrument. It was a lot of fun getting to spend the time transcribing and writing about his bass lines. And I'm really glad there is still an audience for an article about him!
     
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    AGREED 110% !!
     
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    I read through that article and Danko'd my brains out at our gig this weekend. The band really dug it.

    Iagree that somebody needs to write a full book on "How to Danko". In addition to the aforementioned "Ophelia," "Shape," "King Harvest," I'd like to see "Don't Do It," "Christmas Must Be Tonight," "Rag Mama Rag", and "Time to Kill"
     

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