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I never knew!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stinsok, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
  2. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Wow, me either! Good thing he got away from the bass, or he wouldn't of been the chick magnet he was.
  3. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Pre-Journey, I assume?
  4. Groovybanana

    Groovybanana Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Berkeley, CA
    Playing a T-40 too.
  5. circa 1973....

    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"
  6. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Those Syncopated Bass Line kept screwing up his vocals
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  7. CGremlin

    CGremlin Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    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.
  8. braud357


    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
    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 !)
  9. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Hardest thing I've ever done is play bass while singing lead. Seriously.
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  10. Ben B

    Ben B

    Jul 13, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    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.
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  11. He would have, with that hair.
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  12. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    About 50% of the exceptionally talented musicians I know can also play bass to a respectable level.
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  13. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    Singing and playing bass is hard for just about anyone.
  14. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    That T-40 is most likely Ross Valory's he played them back in the day.

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  15. megarat

    megarat (Not My Real Name) Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Squirt Island, USA
    But it's not nearly as hard as singing and playing the saxophone.
  16. EVerderame


    Feb 17, 2016
    he really looks more focused on singin' than playing on the photo
  17. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I'll forget you said that.
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  18. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    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...

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  19. andawun


    Jul 13, 2009
    I thought Steve Perry was a drummer before Journey.
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  20. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    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."
    PortlandBass77 likes this.

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