Alanis Morissette / Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Pussiahma, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Pussiahma


    Jul 20, 2005
    I was wondering who was it that played bass for Alanis Morissette on Conan on Friday, November 18th? It looked like Ben Kenney, but I didn't recognize this guy for sure. Is this dude handling bass duties on all Alanis live shows?
  2. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    I didn't catch that, but keep in mind some of the people that have played for allanis before.
    -Chris Chaney was her main player for a good number of years
    -Eric Avery took his place wen he left
    - You know her song you oughta know- that's flea you're hearing on that track. in conclusion...i don't think I've hepled you much :rolleyes: , any pics?
  3. i am pretty sure it's not ben, my guess is that he is just a session guy...
    but to answer your question, every tv appearence alanis has made, he was the bass player, so i am guessing he is the touring bass player
  4. This wasnt the show where she did her version of Seal's "Crazy", is it?? I dont know who the bass player was but she totally butchered what I think to be one of Seal's best songs..
  5. you are correct...
    i liked the background music, but i thought her vocals were way too weak to match the excitement of the instrumental part...

    i liked mushroomhead's cover better ;)
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I think Alanis Morrissette has officially crossed over into "oldies act" territory. Her last couple albums have been godawful (not that her first couple were any good either). Someone needs to tell her, though. She seems to think she's still vital to the scene.
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I actually really liked her performance on conan... I could barely hear the bassist. He had a nice Clash shirt though. :meh:
  8. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    The "Oh, I'll just re-release my only popular album...and do it ACOUSTIC!!!" move? :rolleyes: Good job, Alanis.

    I think someone should tell her.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...and Me'shell N'dgeo'cello.
  10. Pussiahma


    Jul 20, 2005
    I thought the bass cut through pretty nicely, although it had a ton of distortion there (or summat ;)).
    But it seems to be some kind of a house problem with all musical guests in Conan O'Brien. Whoever performs there, it just doesn't sound good. For example the recent Widespread Panic performance was a disaster soundwise, and I bet it has something to do with the NBC sound engineers. Or then it's just my crappy TV... :meh:
  11. Actually her demo's before getting over produced have been really good, I just happen to know her through some friends. The record labels have been kind enough to push her toward a clean sound as well as her producers, but the initial rough takes on the songs for the most part have been that angsty girl we heard on Bitter Pill.
  12. I just cannot stand her quasi-yodeling voice that she goes into after each phrase. Hard to explain but its almost Sinead OConner / Cranberries 'ish.

    Its VERY annoying.. When I heard her sing "Crazy", I cringed. But she always seems to get great musicians in her bands.
  13. The one place I thought her cranberryesque voicings sounded good was when she guested on DMB's "Before These Crowded Streets." Her background vocals on "Don't Drink the Water" sounded great IMHO.

    But I agree on that release of Jagged Little Pill as an acoustic was lame, alhough I guess I can't blame her for making some more cash off it.
  14. specplyrz

    specplyrz Inactive

    Nov 11, 2005
    :eek: Alanis Morissette

    The reason paper bags were developed....... :D
  15. Pussiahma


    Jul 20, 2005
    I think this thread is getting out of hand, and yet I haven't got an answer to my question. If you don't have anything constructive or conclusive to add, please don't even bother to post. :eyebrow:
  16. specplyrz

    specplyrz Inactive

    Nov 11, 2005

    I find it hard to take seriously, a person who quotes Homer Simpson....sorry.....LOL :D
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Bah...don't be so sensitive.
  18. specplyrz

    specplyrz Inactive

    Nov 11, 2005
    Agreed. :)
  19. it has to be NBC sound guys...Leno's are even worse imo...
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    You guys think TV soundmen are bad are listening to the most glorious TV sound ever compared to the 70's and 80's. Many a performance has been rendered unlistenable by the lousy sound back then. We have it good compared to back then.