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Julie Slick Shreadin' It!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by nbsipics, Dec 22, 2016.


  1. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    I have always liked Julie's performances, and you have to check this one out!

     
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Nice work! And she pulled it off in a room with paint fumes. Doubly impressed.
     
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not saying she's "lip syncing", and she's clearly talented, but the very last part doesn't seem to jive with the recording.
     
  4. wagdog

    wagdog

    Mar 20, 2000
    Der Waffle Haus
    Julie is one of my all time favorite players. I take heart whenever I hear bass players pushing the boundaries.
     
  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    She seems like she'd be fun to hang out with.
    Wouldn't let her friend paint my dining room, though.
     
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  6. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Saw her with play with Adrian Belew's Power Trio a couple of times, once with her brother on drums - he is awesome too!

    Very gifted players. And certainly not "conventional". And I know she works hard at it.
     
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  7. billgoodwin

    billgoodwin

    Mar 28, 2011
    Roanoke,VA
    the lady doth shred...one of my top 5 players / influences.
     
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  8. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    She seems to spend a little time above the 5th fret too :)

    ( in cautious reference to a recent tiring thread )
     
  9. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    And another example with fingers. I can't get enough of this slick...



    Happy Holidays to my Talk Bass buddies!
     
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  10. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Banned

    Feb 23, 2011
    Denmark
    She really is a great bass player and I like a lot of the stuff she is involved in as well.
     
  11. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    If you only know Julie from the Adrian Belew Power Trio, you need to check out her solo stuff (two albums) and her current band EchoTest -- which is a collaboration with Italian bassist Marco Machera in which she plays a (Lakland) VI. Here's a show they did on her birthday last January, which starts as a trio but eventually adds, bit by bit, two guitarists, two vocalists, and a horn section -- plus a guest appearance by her dad on guitar at the very end:



    EchoTest will be doing a CD-release show for their third album on 2/1 at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, plus a few other TBA dates in the region before and/or after. Also, Belew has announced an extensive Power Trio tour of the US and Canada starting 2/28 in northern Virginia. So far only the first half-dozen dates, all in the Northeast, have been announced. Check his FB page for details.
     
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  12. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.

    She tears it up on Dinasour as well.
     
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  13. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    The Power Trio also used to do "Elephant Talk," with Julie two-hand-tapping her way through Tony Levin's original Chapman Stick part. Now that was something to see....
     
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  14. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    I'm gonna have to check that out, are there any videos of that?

    She truly is a monster on bass in her own right.
     
  15. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Here's the best vid I could find:



    Notice how she switches effortlessly between tapping during the verses to thumb-thumping and traditional fingerstyle in other sections of the song. Are you kidding me?

    Edit after watching this again: Did she slip a pick in there for a few bars too?
     
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  16. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Probably the best thing I've seen all year. Technically amazing. You'd think that Adrian Belew had sealed himself inside a cave, where he would never be influenced by popular music styles or conventions. He breaks every musical rule.
     
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  17. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    What I like about her is how naturally her playing flows.
    It never looks forced, everything is where it should be.
     
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  18. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    That woman can play!
    That dude cannot paint!
     
  19. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Thanks for that Lobster! This is amazing, yeah, thinking the same thing on the pick thing. Simply incredible.
     
  20. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Sometimes, you just gotta have a pick.
     
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