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And people slammed Michael Anthony?!?!?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ggoat!!!, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. ggoat!!!

    ggoat!!! Banned

    Apr 6, 2008
    Van Halen LIVE: At The Cafe Wha? (First 3 Songs) January 5, 2012 HD (Multi-Cam) - YouTube

    The first 45 seconds of You Really Got Me is some of the most absolutely incompetent bass playing I've ever heard by ANYONE in an established band...let alone a high school band...let alone VAN F'N HALEN.

    I've NEVER heard that many out of key notes and out of time passages in such a short time frame.

    ...and it just doesn't stop! Just endless out of time and completely OUT OF TUNE playing for what seems like eternity.


    Anyone who says that Michael Anthony is not missed after listening to this has got to be deaf...

    Wow. Again.
  2. ddino


    Jan 1, 2012
    It wasn't THAT bad...
  3. ggoat!!!

    ggoat!!! Banned

    Apr 6, 2008
    Ummmm...yes, it was.
  4. ggoat!!!

    ggoat!!! Banned

    Apr 6, 2008
  5. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Long Island, NY.
    Pretty bad considering this is a band that's world famous. I mean he didn't even notice he was out of key for a pretty long time.

    I'll give him a nod because the kid does have some chops and can definitely play, but he also makes a lot of stupid mistakes on gigs.
  6. Gubna


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco
    Bad bass notes is one thing but without those backups that Michael Anthony did... I don't have any interest.
  7. conqr


    Feb 16, 2009
    Could be tighter and a small % of off notes in the grooveline. Honestly though his raw, sort of wild style, (chip off the old block) is actually pretty cool in a live context. If I were still a VH fan I'd like him a lot. Certainly doesn't seem to bother the customers.
  8. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Oh my goodness. That's horrid.
  9. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    All I can say is that if that was me, I'd have been fired for that.
  10. PJMiDi


    Feb 27, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    along with pretty much everyone else. I haven't seen much live of them since Anthony, and that video makes me happy about it.
  11. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    +1 If I played that song that bad in my crappy cover band at a live gig I wouldn't wait to be fired, I would quit.
  12. sunnycal


    Aug 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    From stadiums to a 10 x 5 stage? Second, what is it with David's outfit? He looks more like he showed up to do odd jobs or something. I guess at least it looks like Eddie is sober. I saw him at a lawyers office years ago and he was so wasted he could barely stand up during the elevator ride.
  13. SwitchGear


    Mar 23, 2005
    That's rock n roll. It's supposed to be raw.
  14. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    raw doesn't have to suck. I agree rock should be raw. that wasn't raw.
  15. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Eddie has proven that love is more than blind, it is deaf.
  16. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    kinda reminds me of a mediocre Van Halen Tribute band :)

    DLR apparently can't hit the notes anymore either.
  17. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    He just wasn't there in that song,
    especially when he was supposed
    to be holding in down by himself.

    He just wasn't there.

    Bad night,

  18. You can see him tune his bass later in the song. Guess the thing was out of tune, badly...
  19. Sixpack324


    Jan 10, 2012
    New Jersey
    That's funny

    I was thinking the same thing.

    What others have posted is true......They're a mediocre VH tribute band at best.

    Sammy's probably glad his fingerprints aren't on this trainwreck anymore.

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