Bruce Thomas was so awesome

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Link Ramone, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Link Ramone

    Link Ramone

    Dec 25, 2009
    Just felt like posting this. Great playing. Please go ahead and post some of your favorite Bruce tunes. I'd love to hear them.

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  2. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    He has long been one of my favorites. I can't seem to post links from my phone, but his bassline on Costello's "Little Hitlers" is outstanding, to name jyst one.
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  3. Link Ramone

    Link Ramone

    Dec 25, 2009
    Here's a nice live Two Little Hitlers.

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  4. Bruce Thomas was awesome???
    He ain't dead yet... is he?
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  5. He is awesome! So much bass goodness on every one of the EC albums he was on.
    I used to play "lipstick vogue" in a band way back in day....
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  6. danosix


    May 30, 2012
    Nope, but sadly he's done about as much outstanding work post Elvis as Elvis has done post Bruce... :(
  7. danosix


    May 30, 2012
    Hard to pick a fave but Love for Tender is running through my head right now.
    Pump It Up is an obvious one,
    The Beat,
    Little Triggers,
    Moods for Moderns...
    Pretty much any EC song he put his stamp on is really good, the better ones are unbelievable - I like a lot of his more subtle playing too - it's just less "fun" to think about.
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  8. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    IMO, the albums This Year's Model and Oliver's Army are masterpieces of rock bass. Bruce Thomas is a genius of weaving harmony, melody, and rhythm. One of my very favorites that sadly doesn't get enough props.

    Here's part 1/5 of EC&tA on Rockpalast from 1978. The band is absolutely at the top of its game, totally on fire. The crowd is... polite.

  9. I also think he's very underated. Definitely big influence on my playing. My fave is probably "Lipstick Vogue".

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  10. Some truly inspirational Bruce Thomas here. Thankfully, the bass is mixed louder than usual too...
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