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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by fleabee, Oct 11, 2005.
Does anyone know what bass Muzz recorded with on the "vivid" album?
I think he used to play officially/pose in ads with an ESP, but I guess he played his own gear on the recordings, whatever that was. Maybe even an ESP.
IIRC, Vernon Reid also had ads with ESP...thought Muzz maybe used a Spector?
Dug out an old Bass Player from '89. It said he used a "custom ESP", but that might have been describing his touring gear. In a '91 cover story, he mentions using a BC Rich Eagle for the solo on "Broken Hearts." Man I miss him. He was a huge influence on me.
thanks for the info...thank God for old bass mags..must be a great read..im jealous
in the Cult of personality video he's using a white Spector NS2.
I thought he played Warwicks or Spectors.
Hmm, maybe I'm thinking Norwood Fisher.
Doug play(s/ed) both.
actually, he used a white fernandez bass alot...
i believe that is the actual bass in the "cult of..."
p.s. when i saw him at lollapalooza he used esp, warwick, and a couple more!
I had a Living Colour cover band (with some Fishbone, Primus and RHCP thrown in) when I was 18. "Funny Vibe" was a high-light of our set.
Don't remember the Fernandes live. Started using Warwicks (Dolphins I think) the year Lollapalooza started. He also had a fretless G&L 2000. In a recent picture of him performing at a blues festival in New York, he had a white Warwick.
I dug out my copy of that issue....just to make sure I still knew where to find it.
That '91 issue is one of Bass Player's early ones(Duh). They musta thought a lot of Muzz; the earliest issues had these guys gracing the covers-
Geddy Lee, Will Lee, Jaco, Muzz, & Stu Hamm.
I pulled out the liners to both Vivid & Time's Up; Reid's equipment is listed(ESP & Hamer guitars) as is Calhoun's. Nothing for Muzz(gotta love that).
I pulled out the Bass Book to Time's Up...there's a pic of Muzz playing a silver-looking P-J config bass with a forked headstock; I'm too sure what it is, though.
heh, the book I've got for Time's up (it says "bass tab edition/authentic transcriptions" on the cover) has a pic of Muzz with a warwick streamer 5.
Big influence on me also. Living Colour was one of the first CDs I picked up when I started playing bass.
Doug Wimbish I think filled he shoes really well though. Totally different style of bass playing but fits VERY well into the group..
I cant WAIT to see them again Dec 8th!!!!
BTW, where the hell is Muzz these days???
There are rumors that he joined the New York Fire Dept. For a while he fronted a band called Medicine Stick where he sang and played acoustic guitar :scowl:
If you look him up in Google images, it shows him playing a blues festival in Germany from 2003 (on bass). Apparently he plays with a group called Blue Mockingbird.
I could probably find this info on Google, too, but why the break up with Living Colour?? Was it because the band was getting a bit too "racey?"
I will never forget seeing them play on SNL for the first time. They played "Cult..." and "Open Letter to a Landlord" and I was hooked.
Their second album had its moments, but their 1st will always be special to me.
Come back Muzz!!!
From what I understand, Vernon and Corey were notorious for aruging with each other. Two "divas" in their own way. But now since they are back together things have cooled down quite a bit.
Agree, although Time's Up is a nice example of Avant Rock/Funk/Soul.
Muzz comes back to life with LC on the somewhat recent LIVE AT CGBG's disc.
I haven't anything about this disc. How is the (sound) recording?
Live At CBGB's-
It's not too, too bad(not studio clean/still listenable)...a step up from Bisquits(if you have that one).