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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by A.K., Apr 11, 2015.
I like it.
One of the best Rock'n'Roll albums of the 80's, and Duff's excellent bass playing was an important part of it!
This is a example of how the bass is the backbone of many great songs.
Yeah, Duff is just a great bass player. His lines are really well thought-out and his note choices are excellent and his articulation is great. And his tone is clear and rockin'! Wonder what bass this is...
Great tone. I'm glad it has some bottom to it. Nice note choices and tight playing.
That's some rock-solid bass playing. So many songs on that album have great bass lines.
I have always thought Duff was the best part of G 'n R.
A fellow professor in my department went to high school with Duff and smoked pot with him in the late '70s. Said he was a very nice guy but dumb as a box of rocks.
Thanks for sharing A.K.!!!! I love Duff's playing. Listening to that makes me realize some stuff I missed when playing it before. Great note choice and killer playing. Just like some of the other guys have said, Duff is rock solid and his lines are all great and fit the song well. I absolutely loved Appetite For Destruction when it came out. Duff was for sure somebody that I listened to and enjoyed his playing style.
I would probably like G 'n R if it weren't for Axl. He makes Stephen Pearcy sound like Placido Domingo.
Still--Duff is a classic hard rock bassist. He kicks ass here.
Compared to a lot of isolated bass tracks, Duff's playing is really tight!
Didn't he eventually go back to school for finance and economics? I'm pretty sure he did. Good on him for smartening up!
Nice. That's the first time I've heard it isolated, thanks for posting. Seems I have been playing it about 98% correct.
Didn't Duff co-write some of the songs from Appetite? Or wrote some of the signature licks, at least. Kind of a Tom Hamilton player (I think Duff is a guitar player as well, hence the great pick control).
I've never got the impression that Duff is dumb, quite the opposite, in fact.
Duff rules. That albums is great for so many reasons. Love his playing.
Maybe he is smart. I don't know. I'm just reporting what I've heard about him as he was in Seattle c. 1980.
He's a good bass player, though.
That album, and bass playing has been permanently assimilated into my DNA. The definition of rock bass. A master.
I thought he made more from his early investments in Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon than he did from music.
EDIT interesting article here, though it neither confirms nor denies the above rumour. either way, smart lad: Duff McKagan, Guns N’ Capital - Businessweek
oh and him and Appetite are among the reasons i picked up a bass in the first place...
according to Watch You Bleed (GNR biog), it was Izzy, him, and Axl who were the main writers in the early days. Slash definitely wrote *that* riff though
Yeah, I kinda figured. But that album is so chock full of riffs, many of which are Duff's, it's amazing.