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Lou Reed's Bass Player(s)?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Mr.Phil, Jun 16, 2005.


  1. Mr.Phil

    Mr.Phil

    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Who are the bass players on Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild side"? I know there are two and I dig them both, any ideas who they might be?
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Just heard this tune on the way into work...

    Herbie Flowers is one of 'em.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well - Herbie Flowers has made his name on being the bass player on Walk on the Wild Side - he played two bass lines - one on BG and one on Double Bass.

    He lives in Brighton, my home town and plays around here regularly - mostly only on DB nowadays! :)
     
  4. if you have seen the classic albums vid. Flowers outlines how he overdubs the 10ths so it sounds like a double stop line.
    So to do it in reality take a little bit of manipulation.
    Fernando Saunders was the main electric man on later albums.
    Great player.
     
  5. Mr.Phil

    Mr.Phil

    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Cool, thanks for the info!
     
  6. Sprudellio

    Sprudellio

    Oct 16, 2002
    Germany
    I've heard that he was paid 13$ for recording the bassline for walk on the wild side.