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Discussion in 'Bass Humor [DB]' started by Alexi David, Nov 11, 2004.
I wonder if they got free distortion (overdrive) pedals as well!! ??
I seem to recall that Mingus did the ad in the period when he stopped performing and to quote Sue Mingus, "generally went crazy", from 1967 or so.
I would have been shocked to see either actually play it.
I think Mingus DID use it for only one show in 1969, but he was on a lot of medication at the time.......
WOW, I fingered he would never touch an electric bass
Well, there's some really amusing quotes of him denouncing the EB that I've read.....and amplifiers, and Eddie Gomez......
genius, but still a nut. Just have to read "Beneath the Underdog" for that.
Really? I thought he chose Eddie to pinch hit for him in the later stuff, when he got too sick to play.
Marcus you are right.
Mingusfingus what is the quote?
Hey, I've seen pictures of Richard Davis playing a P-bass so don't go thinking he's a purist.
I heard Chuck Rainey tell a story of Mingus coming in one night and sitting in with King Curtis. Chuck said that Charles put the end of his(chuck's) P-Bass on a bar stool to stand it "upright" and played a few songs. Not 100% sure, but if I correctly recall, Rainey said Mingus he liked the music, but did not like the instrument.......
Purist no, but the image of Richard or Mingus with a Slab strapped on just isn't right.
Can't imagine Mingus, he was suckh a huge guy, with a little instrument.
I don't have it in front of me, but it was when he was talking about Gomez and Mraz on the last sessions (when they filled in for him) - he was saying that they don't pluck the strings right (enough OOMPH) and they play in thumb position all the time, that they don't use the full range of the bass. I read this in "tonight at Noon" by Sue Mingus.
that is mingus.
How did you like "Tonight at Noon"
Fantastic, as it gives a unique perspective into his character. Most of the book is about him as a dying man, and man, his death was like his music - art. It's a must read if you are a Mingus freak like me.
I'll have to check it out. Mingus is the reason I ever picked up the UB.
Agreed!! - very well written too - you tend not to expect it - especially if you've read 'Myself When I Am Real' where the author seems too in awe of his subject to make sensible judgements - and especially editorial ones. (Oh and BTU is a blast!)
I agree - I was not crazy about "Myself", and a lot of the facts were wrong.
"Mingus/Mingus" is a must-read, written by two of Mingus' friends.
more on mingus's views of the EB....