Paul Young with Pino Palladino

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Correlli, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Just been listening to some off Paul Young's hit songs from the eighties. I gotta say that Pino plays some pretty slick grooves, and the tone...

    Anyway, I've been to Pino's website to try and find something that really demonstrates is bass playing talent, but there's so much to from!

    To save me from hours of rummaging though TB achives and what not, does any know of anything really specfic, that demonstrates his bass playing well?

    All replies much appreciated.
  2. He's a truly great bassist. Very under-rated.
    I haven't heard anything as good as what he's done with Paul Young.
    He was well mixed there!!!!

    Sadly his work with The Who required him to be almost anonymous.
  3. bassbrother


    May 9, 2005

    Check out the cd "Circle of one" from Oleta Adams. Pino does great things on that album. Especially on the track called "don't look to closely"...
  4. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    He did some nice work with Go West as well (first 2 albums). A couple tracks on Tears for Fears' Seeds of Love album. If you can find it, Manu Katche's debut album "It's about time" features Pino a lot. He's not playing the fretless much these days tho; he seems to have left that behind.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I'll second the Go West albums...especially their debut.

    His performance with Paul Young on the Live Aid DVDs is also good(compared to, say, Marcus Miller's with Brian Ferry on the same set.). ;)
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Go buy Pete Townshend's "White City" CD.

    Pino also played some really tasty stuff with Gary Numan on the "I, Assassin" album if you can find it.
  7. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    +1. He's burning on "Give Blood," in particular.
  8. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    And "Face the face"...I forgot about White City; great record all around.
  9. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    "Face the Face" was the song I played with when I got home with my first fretless.
  10. Funkzfly


    Jun 15, 2005
    Pino's MASSIVE...have you heard 'I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down'? My God that man can play...
  11. Lonnybass


    Jul 19, 2000
    Minneapolis by way of Chicago
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Three words..."New York Minute."

    It's on one of the Don Henley solo albums- just plain inspirational fretless if you ask me.

  12. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    another 7 words...

    Jill Scott's "Can't Explain (42nd Street Happenstance)"

    HOLY CRAP, his groove is soooooooooooooooooooooo laid back, he's practically in the track before it. :p i love how he recalls those old skoo anthony jackson grooves of the '70s.

    while i appreciate his work in the '80s, his recent work is just unreal. its like he merely plucks his feel off of a tree.
  13. Pino is Freakin Awesome!! IMO, He has played with so many greats. Examples ,,, Pete Townsend's "Give BLood" OMG Pino is tearing it up on fretless and he has such a great tone on that..Paul Youngs Tear your playhouse down and Everytime you Go. Pino just rocks and Don Henlys New YorK Minute .. I can sit and listen to Pino play Phretless all day long :)
  14. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    definitely, especially the riffing at the end
  15. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Pino's damn good on a fretted bass also, it's unfortunate he doesn't get the respect on fretted that he deserves.
  16. Funkzfly


    Jun 15, 2005
    I'll give him as much respect as he deserves man. Fretted AND Fretless, the man's a God. I'm a big fan of his work with D'Angelo as well...can anyone say Jamerson??

    But yeh, 'I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down' is so Pino...OC-2 and his fretless really make for some seriously smooth synth style sounds.
  17. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Guess who Pino is on tour with right now (in Japan).......Jeff Beck, and Vinnie Coliuta is the drummer. God, I hope they tour the USA.
  18. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Damn skippy. As much as I dislike Henley's work in general, I can't help but love this song. It's in Pino's top 5, easily.

    I gladly kneel at the alter of the bassist who was asked to play the opening "ants dancing" bass solo during the beginning of "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown". :)
  19. 8guy


    Jun 19, 2005
    Madison WI
    Sort of obscure but he played on Gary Numans "I Assassin" In the early 80s, It was Garys Follow up to"dance" That had Mick Karn on fretless.

    ....Ok dont laugh so hard I was stationed in England in the early 80s and became a sort of numan fan :oops:
  20. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I've just collated all of the ideas you guy's have posted.

    thank you very much.

    I gonna stop by a mp3 webstore and get a sample from each artist.

    "Circle of one" from Oleta Adams

    Manu Katche's

    Go West

    Tears for Fears

    Pete Townshend's "White City"

    "New York Minute." Don Henley solo

    Jill Scott's "Can't Explain (42nd Street Happenstance)"

    Pete Townsend's "Give BLood"


    Gary Numans "I Assassin"