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Billy Sheehan

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by FunkFlo-Mofo, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. FunkFlo-Mofo


    Jun 22, 2001
    I've heard that this guy is one of the best rock bassists ever. I know he uses this crazy custon Yamaha, and I was just wondering if there are any of his CD's that I should look into. Always lookin' for somethin new ;)
  2. Hi!
    Billy Sheehan is one of my bass heroes. He played in a band called Mr Big. If you want to hear great, groovy, technical playing. You should check out all Mr Big albums. (Specially the first three albums: Mr Big, Lean into it and Bump ahead.)
    Happy listening!

  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Sheehan's also played with a jazz-fusion organ trio called Niacin. They've recorded three albums to date, I think. Sheehan's also got a solo record called "Compression" that should be out soon on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label; the two know each other from their David Lee Roth days.
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    FYI: Compression has already been released for some weeks, at least in Germany.
  5. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    :p I currently have a guitar player mag on ebay that is all about him from, the 80s! Go check it out and bid!
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The very first issue of Bass Player had a cover story on him (1990), lots of ads featuring him too.
  7. If you want to hear Billy play. Check out- Billy Sheehan: The Talas Years.

    Mr. Big & The David Lee Roth stuff are great, But Talas is where it really started.
  8. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Billy Sheehan has made a two video set of his instruction advice with Wolf Marshall as interviewer. One can learn a lot about Sheehan, get to see his personality and pick up a few hints, especially on tapping and string bending.

    These videos were available in the early nineties, but may not be easily found now. Check E-Bay. You might even get them at a bargain price.
  9. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    There's a Bass Day 97 video featuring Billy.

    Great clinic with tons of cool anecdotes and bass playing.

    DCI Video VH 0378
  10. Does anyone know what he's currently up to???

    I know he mentioned touring behind Compression, that would be killer! As would a Niacin tour. But since G3's over, I've not heard anything.

    Anyone with any insight please advise!
  11. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    He has a new album coming out on the 24th with drummer Terry Bozzio.......should be cool!!
  12. I got an Email from him saying he'll probably tour again when he's finished recording a few things. Incidently, he RULES. I have his solo record Compression and it's real good. Only 1 bass solo, would you believe it? Its not what I expected from him at all (it actually has nice songs with lyrics) but its still good.

    Plus he played one of the guitar breaks on it with a danelectro which i find endlessly cool for some reason :) .
  13. biting_nails

    biting_nails Guest

    Sep 10, 2002
    queensland, australia
    that album is amazing. theres a website somewhere where u can get heaps of samples, they are excelent
  14. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Check out David Lee Roths "Eat Um And Smile" Cd
  15. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Billy Sheehan is a huge influence for me. Pick up Compression, the Naicin albums, the Talas years, all great work.