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Malmsteen disses bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mind Eroded, Aug 24, 2004.


  1. Mind Eroded

    Mind Eroded Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2003
    Brooklyn/Buffalo, NY
    i was reading an article in which the "guitar god" was bashing on bass in the typical guitarist way. I'm just surprised that such a seasoned musician would have such close minded and stupid views on music. I remember him saying something about slap bass, how he thought it was the worst sound ever or something,along with alot of other things. anyone have a link to the transcript of the interview?
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Yeah fair enough, but are you surprised that Malmsteen would have these views?

    :D
     
  3. I'm not suprised.. Slap style bass doesnt work well with the kinda stuff he puts out there.

    Having said that.. i thought this was funny
    A guitar player dies and goes to heaven, where he is met at the gate...
    "Excuse me, is this the right place?"
    "Sure is if you are good, Dude" replies the gatekeeper.
    "Is Yngwie Malmsteen up here, man?" the guitarist asks...
    "No way, Dude, he is down there" says the gatekeeper.
    "Cool, I hate sweep picking and all that speed guitar w%$k sh&t" says the happy picker. As our hero sits practising on his cloud he hears the strains of
    "Black Star" and "Rising Force" and he asks the gatekeeper...
    "I thought you said Yngwie was down there, man"
    "He is" replied the gatekeeper..."That's God, He thinks he's Yngwie...."
     
  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    I might be more affected if I considered Yngwie Malmsteem's views on music to be that of an actual musician.
     
  5. That does it.

    I am giving up bass, and from now on I will worship Yngwie.
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yngwie is just a pompous jackass anyways. Excuse the language. But that's what he is. Condescending, and rude, and just plain unintelligent about music, which is his "career." What a jerk.

    That said, I wouldn't listen to him if he said the sky was blue. I'd have to check for myself.
     
  7. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Who's Yngwie Malmsteem
     
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Well played, young Jedi
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Careful-he'll unleash the f***in fury on you...
     
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    What, he'll have the button on his leather pants fire off and him in the forehead?
     
  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    It's a quote from his infamous altercation with a woman on a plane. Funny stuff-the link is probably still on TB somewhere.
     
  12. KeithPas

    KeithPas

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    I guess this donkey never thought about much crappier his music would sound if there was no bass. :scowl:
     
  13. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Sounds like another guitar player who secretly wants to play bass. Repressed bassophobia. Something like that. :)
     
  14. KeithPas

    KeithPas

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa



    I think you nailed it. ;)
     
  15. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    It seems Mr. Malmsteen is successful in exponentially increasing public interest in his career.
     
  16. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    No, seriously, who is he? Last decent guitarist I heard of was Pat Metheny. Who does he play with?
     
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Hey doesn't play with anyone ... they play with him. Just ask him.
     
  18. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    Taken from the classic Brian Kenney Fresno Song "That's who!":

    From the crystal ice cathedrals
    Of a mystic land called Sweden
    Came the pyrotechnic wizard rising star
    Fulfillment of the prophecies traveled wide and far
    Shred master wanker god
    We know who you are

    He's yngwie f*cking malmsteen
    THAT'S WHO!
    YAAAAAAA!

    He's the fastest newest sorcerer
    In the holy metal kingdom
    Sweep picks arpeggios at flashing lightning speed
    He's like totally neo-classical dude
    He kicks your ass with each etude
    Classically trained as a child!

    But now he's out and running wild
    His gothic scales leave us beguiled
    His blinding vision bathes us in the dark
    He's a hexaphonic composer
    A rocker not a poser
    Stravinsky just step your ass aside!

    He's yngwie f*cking malmsteen
    THAT'S WHO!
    YAAAAAAA!
    :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
     
  19. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    But, can he play "Play That Funky Music"?
     
  20. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    He can if you hate that song and want it to be ruined for the rest of your life.