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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stinsok, Jan 24, 2017.
Wow, me either! Good thing he got away from the bass, or he wouldn't of been the chick magnet he was.
Pre-Journey, I assume?
Playing a T-40 too.
The band, "Steve, we're sorry to inform you but you're just not cutting it on bass"
Steve, "I know, I know, tell ya what, how bout I just sing?"
The band, "Hmmm, well maybe. Let's see how the next couple gigs go and if it works we'll consider keeping you on"
Steve, "Gee, thanks fellows"
Those Syncopated Bass Line kept screwing up his vocals
From some of the other photos I've seen of him with the bass, it looks like it's one of the rare early '78 T-40s with the pinstriping around the TRC. Wonder if he's still got it.
That photo was actually with Journey - I think he played one song during an early tour. I have also seen a video where he was playing keyboards (well, something very simple !)
Hardest thing I've ever done is play bass while singing lead. Seriously.
The song he played keyboards on was, I believe, Who's Cryin' Now.
The bass probably belongs to Ross. I know that Ross played a T40 in Journey's early years.
He would have, with that hair.
About 50% of the exceptionally talented musicians I know can also play bass to a respectable level.
Singing and playing bass is hard for just about anyone.
That T-40 is most likely Ross Valory's he played them back in the day.
But it's not nearly as hard as singing and playing the saxophone.
he really looks more focused on singin' than playing on the photo
I'll forget you said that.
Fearing Perry would steal his licks, as well as his gig, Vallory stepped up his stage presence by inhaling large amounts of meth, as evidenced :50 into this video...
I thought Steve Perry was a drummer before Journey.
Probably not. Jimi Hendrix would sometimes introduce the band by saying "we have mitch mitchell on drums, Billy Cox (or Noel Redding) on bass, and yours truly on the public saxophone."