Not always good to listen to Rocco Prestia on the way to the gig

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by MrDOS, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Playing a dance tune in my classic rock cover band, it sounds like I may have had too much caffeine when the guitar solo starts :)

    Laughing at myself on this one!

    Please be kind in your mockery ! :bag:
  2. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Sounded good to me!
  3. Thanks sir!
    Hey - I see you're in Studio City. In the early 90s, I used to live in a small apartment (since bulldozed) on Fair Ave. I sure miss seeing all the cool cats at The Baked Potato!
  4. Rumbledom

    Rumbledom Banned

    Jan 19, 2013
    Funny -- I tend to play that tune in a similar way. I feel it can use a little more "drive" than the original. It grooves harder and doesn't make it any less recognizable.

    Hey, it's a 40 year old song that's been played to death. I believe that gives you carte blance to play it any way you want. (That sounds good).
  5. Medford Bassman

    Medford Bassman Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Medford, Wisconsin
    I liked it though I thought your tone was almost "too middy" IMO
  6. DerTeufel


    Nov 11, 2011
    Wildomar, CA
    Sounds pretty damned good to me!
  7. Wow -thanks guys!
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Sounded real good to me, Michael! The whole band did a great job, and I thought your singer nailed it. Good job!
  9. eb3mike


    Nov 5, 2010
    Sounds good to me and I will be shamelessly stealing some of the lines. This is the tune our singer introduces the band mates to.
  10. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    sounds goods though I can definitely hear the Rocco driving 16ths during the solo. You are definitely having fun and making the tune your own. Some might say you were overplaying but I think your interpretation was fine. I'd enjoy listening to this rendition live.
  11. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    I like that once you committed you didn't back off, you kept driving the bus. Thumbs up!
  12. DUDE! You're killin it! You play that better than ANY bass player I've ever heard around my town. Congrats on the badass playing all through the track. At 2:50, the guitarist with the white LP even is drawn into the funk you're layin' down. I would continue playing it that way and never let up.
  13. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Nice tone, just the right balance of booty and definition! Is that 100% on the P pickup?
  14. I'm blushing over here!
    @smeet - that's 50% P and 50% J pickups there. You are hearing mostly stage volume from the recording mic position. It's primarily a Bergantino IP212 with a Demeter pre.
  15. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Sounded pretty tasteful to me, I like to enhance the solo sections a bit myself, but then we're a three piece so you kinda have to fill in the sonic space.
    Your playing certainly wasn't overboard by any means.
  16. Pretty much how I like to play that tune and 98% of the time I do funk it up! I love to listen to the complete opposite type of music I'm going to be playing before a gig. Like jazz before a classic rock gig, jazz before a blues gig, and funk/ jazz before a country gig. Hahaha!!!
  17. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    You Kicked It! Nice! Well played...
  18. JaamE

    JaamE Owner of the GK Angry Bird amp

    Apr 13, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    You played it fast enough to dance to, i like that. It seems people will recognize that tune, but it can be hard to dance to if played to slow (from this dancers point of view).
    I liked the bass solo with the guitar guy over it too :)

    And too whomever said it's a 40yo tune that's been covered to death that's what my band feels about some tunes. They're old enough to easily have some fun with.
  19. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Sheet, I think your tone rocks and I think you play that song extremely well. Nothing to laugh at there my friend. Bravo.
  20. Flyingfrets


    Dec 25, 2011
    yup, kept pace with the guitarist - really drove that ol' warhorse along! Ya played that funky music right :D!