Bill Wyman. 'The Quiet One' documentary.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Oddly, May 4, 2019.

  1. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Apparently designed to put you to sleep from all the reviews so far.

    Anyone planning on seeing this?
    I'm a big Stones fan and it's always great to see any attention given to the man on bass so if I can I'll get to it.
  2. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe Inactive

    Mar 2, 2013
    I'm still mystified by some of his early playing with the Rolling Stones. He does some unusual octaves and things.
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  3. First I'd heard of this. Bill played some great licks, I'll check it out if I get the chance.
  4. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Wyman knew what was what: "I started to focus on playing like Duck Dunn. That's who I learned my basics from. The way to play. To leave spaces, don't be busy, don't fill it up, you're not a F**kin lead guitarist, you're a bass player. Focus on what the drummer's doing, and play, exactly, with the drums. So you've got a strong foundation there."
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  5. I really enjoyed the show, it really fit his personality and told his story with the band very well.
    Everything doesn't have to be a F&F movie starring the Rock after all.
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  6. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    "Hold my beer."
    - 2001, A Space Odyssey

    I do look forward to watching the Wyman doc.
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  7. Corigan

    Corigan Shaking Rumps with Thumps

    Jan 29, 2021
    I thought it was pretty decent. I loved some of his footage. It's on Hulu right now if anyone is interested.
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  8. LetItGrowTone

    LetItGrowTone Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2019
    People are [self-censored]. You do know that already, right?
    I just watched it. It's on Youtube.
    I think they hit exactly the mood that they intended.
    I learned a little too.
    Thanks for the thread.
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  9. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    I just went and watched it. I thought it was great. I had no idea that's who he was.
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  10. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Added to 'My Stuff's... thanks!
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  11. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    I thought it was good. Definitely worth watching.
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  12. Prof.Dr.Metz

    Prof.Dr.Metz Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Thanks Corigan for the heads up. I'm watching it now.
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  13. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    I liked it and thought it was well done. More poignant now.
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  14. The Neanderthal

    The Neanderthal Inactive

    Oct 5, 2018
    Portland, Oregon
    Not to mention accented notes off the beat and syncopation. (Miss You, for example) The Stones' rhythm section was solid.