Gene Simmons: Isolated bass and drums to "Lick It Up" (1983)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by A.K., Apr 11, 2024.

  1. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
  2. The bass is cleaner than I thought it would be....
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  3. Almost sounds like it's on a loop in places.
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    carol kaye.

  5. Even my KISS fandom hit a low with this release.
  6. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    I like this record. Some great songs on there. In fact I think it’s the last great Kiss record. It went downhill after Lick it Up.
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  7. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Good timing. Serving the song. And could sell out another arena tour within minutes. Not gonna hate on Gene.
  8. srosenthal13


    Aug 22, 2023
    Bay Area, CA
    Reminds why I generally loathe 80s drum production.
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  9. J-Bass RMR

    J-Bass RMR Supporting Member

    Awesome - could you please post the tab for this?!
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2024
  10. 60bass

    60bass Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    North Carolina
    That's funny and exactly what I thought. Well played !
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  11. mr80htz


    May 15, 2018
    Ah how much bass matters when making millions of dollars in a stadium pop group
  12. The argument could be made that if the bass line was anything BUT that it wouldn't have been a hit.
  13. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    I'm quite sure the G-D-A chorus changes are being punched in.
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  14. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile, ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    In the 80s we finally had the equipment to be able to play clean. Funny how now everybody wants a little dirt in their bass tone, after all we went through to get beyond trashy sounding 60s and 70s amps.:cool:
  15. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    The bass line is actually perfect for this tune, in which everything except the vocals is understated, including the guitar solo. That's part of what makes it such an effective song.
  16. dustinymichaels

    dustinymichaels Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2023
    Southwest Michigan
    The drums sound awful.
  17. One thing about Gene, he’s had a long tongue--I mean, tenure—as a bassist.
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  18. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Not sure I understand this point. Super simple line, and as expected. What’s wrong with it?
  19. coy garcia

    coy garcia

    Jan 18, 2020
    I've had the pleasure of learning and performing a few kiss songs. Not a Gene fan but those are some of the best written bass parts I've played. Maybe not this one though.
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  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I’m no Kiss fan nor do I hate them, but the playing tight and disciplined. This is respectable.