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Jesus Christ Superstar

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by tekhna, Jun 19, 2007.


  1. tekhna

    tekhna

    Nov 7, 2004
    So I am wondering more about the bass work. It's fantastic, both the playing and the tone. I had a chance to play in the pit for JC and it was a ton of fun (glad I kept a copy of the sheet music!) but I am wondering about who played on the recordings. Also the equipment. It sounds like a jazz with flats, but I could be wrong.
    Damned for All Time/Blood Money just flat out rocks, same with Simon Zealotes, and well, really just all of Judas' tunes.
    King Herod's song was way too much fun to play too.
     
  2. Alan Spenner, on my recording.
     
  3. when i watched the movie last year i was struck by the bass tone. nice!
     
  4. polo515

    polo515

    Feb 27, 2006
    NYC
    Alan Spenner, who was the bassist for Joe Cocker's Grease Band. Alan played a Precision. As a teenager, I hung out with these guys through a mutual friend. Alan was low key, friendly and a solid bass player. This was a great band...guitarist Henry McCulloch went on to Wing's with McCartney and keyboardist Chris Stainton's credits would fill this page. Most recently I saw him with Eric Clapton this past year. I believe Alan passed away quite a few years ago.
     
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Eastern North Dakota
    JCS was teh most fun I have had playing a show. Great bass stuff - and music in general.
     
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