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"Hey dude, play something awesome!"

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Ski3223, Apr 11, 2010.


  1. Ski3223

    Ski3223

    Mar 27, 2010
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Every time you go to a gig, or a jam with some non-participants attending and you're a halfway decent bassist someone will inevitably walk up to you and say:

    "DUDE! Play something crazy/awesome/*fill in the blank*"

    What is your go-to song(s)/riffs(s) when you get asked this question?
     
  2. EdHunter

    EdHunter

    Jan 14, 2010
    Dublin
    For chicks, it'll be the slow bit of Orion, it gets them going "oh wow, that's so pretty" every time.

    For guys it'll be either Gengis Khan (Iron Maiden) or The Clairvoyant (also Maiden). They sound hard, but in truth are fairly simple.
     
  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I never have that happen at a gig or jam.
     
  4. thwump64

    thwump64

    Feb 2, 2010
    Oshawa, ON
    Pinball Wizard. dead easy to play, but it looks/sounds hard to non-musicians.
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It rarely happens but when it does I tell them I can't because I'm just the bass player, then direct them toward the nearest guitarist.
     
  6. Valerus

    Valerus

    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    good choices!
     
  7. Over the rainbow or Amazing Grace- ideally, on a fretless or DB.
     
  8. if someone asks in the middle of a set, i look them dead in the eye and play the most atonal unpleasing thing i can think of, usualy endup being root flat 5 octave flat 5 ect. i hate being told to wank in public, i have too many songs that i already do that in.
     
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    "Whats wrong with the songs we played already?"

    :D
     
  10. when some one says that i point them to the guitarist or pick up a guitar :ninja:
     
  11. my lengthened version of the bass solo from maxwell murder.
     
  12. Hi.

    Yakety Sax

    Greensleeves

    Snowman

    Seek and Destroy intro

    Regards
    Sam
     
  13. The "Popeye" theme or the "Munsters"
     
  14. XXL

    XXL calm seas dont make skilled sailors Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    I play a Bootsy classic. Groove Is In The Heart.:D
     
  15. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520

    Jun 3, 2008
    AZ
    The tapping part from Palms Read by PTH lol, it doesn't get any more wanky than that!
     
  16. ....bass solo from "Michelle"
     
  17. or "Barney Miller"
     
  18. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Midwest
    Commercial FREE!
    "Boris the Spider"

    X8
     
  19. Jones_Stuff

    Jones_Stuff

    Nov 26, 2009
    Leicester, UK
    The bass solo from 'Pictures from home' by Deep Purple, but an extended version. The octave run gets 'em every time. ;)
     
  20. polydeathsphere

    polydeathsphere

    Jan 12, 2009
    New York
    if they are just talking to me, I just start slapping non-sensibly and they are like " woahhh that was like the theme from Seinfeld" and they are all smiles
     

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