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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jimmyjames77, Oct 4, 2019.
Fly or Tick or Gnat or something like that...
YES! I saw The Firm live and stood at the stage in front of Tony. It was heaven! I've always been a fan of Paul Rodgers, but never really got the hype about Jimmy Page until I saw him live. He's one of those super musicians who can play whatever they think or hear in their head.
Not sure he's ACTUALLY playing a fretless here, but it's EQ'd and compressed to resemble as much. Killer, killer track too:
Lots of great fretless recordings out there, but since the original question was regarding rock or metal songs with fretless...I'm kind of surprised that nobody has mentioned Les Claypool of Primus yet.
Chris Squire used a fretless on side 2 of Topographic Oceans.
Les Claypool was definetely mentioned pages ago
Paul Young's two big early hits, "Every Time You Go Away" and "Come Back and Stay" both had Pino Palladino on fretless.
Also the dude in Pearl Jam played a lot of fretless.
I think Steve Miller's bassist Lonnie Turner used fretless on some of Steve's hit songs.
I tried to Google this out but ran out of time.
Chime in anyone?
Ahhh, John Giblin! One of the Holy Trinity of British Fretless Gods of the 80s: Pino, Mick Karn and John Giblin. Oh yes.
NOT fretless. John Taylor used his regular fretted Aria here. Check out "The Chauffeur" and "Lonely In Your Nightmare" though.
Surely he's not playing with the bow on the recording, but that's some tasty fretless (with an octaver) anyway. And, to be honest, this is one of my favourite songs ever. And I mean, in the history of ever. I absolutely love it.
I feel the same way, I knew this from my older brother, didn't know who it was for literally decades... Thanks to Youtube I get to enjoy it on demand!
Robert Trujillo - Mama, I'm Coming Home
Kronos from Venom played a fretted/fretless hybrid IIRC
Mo Foster has been my hero since I saw him with Jeff Beck on 'There and Back' tour back in 1980.
I've set my fretless tone standard on Gary Moore's 'Empty Rooms' and Michael Schenker's 'Lost Horizons', for both of which Mo Foster played fretless.
Affinity is also very cool, though no fretless yet.
To me, Mo is the man.
On a side note, Blue Murder toured with King's X & Rush...!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have killed to see that tour!
It isn't rock per se, but Brad Houser's work with the New Bohemians (backing Edie Brickell) is worth checking out. I didn't read thru the entire thread, but in case he hasn't been mentioned, he's a very good player. There is fretless all over the "Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars" album.
@Outshined91 have you tuned into this thread yet?
Yep. I'm still looking for a bass though haha! Between a Ray35 and a Corvette 5 fretless. But yes, I got some awesome music out of this thread - thanks to whoever posted "I, Assassin" by Gary Numan.
Side note on Gary Numan, I had no idea he was still making music until "My Name is Ruin" popped up on my youtube feed a couple of weeks back...
This is a master piece of the Argentinian rock
Artist : Charly Garcia
Bass player: Pedro Aznar (an outstanding player)
This is one of my ten preferred records
Please check it out!!!!
How could I forget Steve DiGiorgio's last record with Death:
The dueling guitar/bass fade-out is so fun