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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by isuckbass, Dec 4, 2001.
where might i be able to hear that "rare" bass solo at
Don't bother - regardless of who actually played it, it sucks.
Yeah, it's a fake!
Flea didn´t play that!
it is NOT the greatest slap bass solo, u know
Who did play it?
And what is the best bass solo ( I know there have been numerous threads about this but nothing shows up when I search)
yeah, i don't think that's Flea playing, either - the tone is all wrong and so is the phrasing. it's really crappy, too. might impress bass newbies, though.
as for "the best" bass solo, there are so many great solo bassists out there... Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Marcus Miller, Jonas Hellborg, Les Claypool (to a lesser degree IMO), Jaco Pastorius, there's quite a long list - suffice to say that anything by these cats will probably have you more than a little excited
Flea did play that and it's on some bootleg or unreleased album called outtakes & demos '85-'88. I don't think it was meant to be some mind blowing bass solo though, it's probably just him sitting around in the studio and taped himself messing around on some stuff. Plus, most of what he was playing back then was pretty fast and not too complicated of stuff. I think he's definitely gotten more melodic in his playing since then. I'd say his playing on Mothers Milk or BSSM is more impressive than that solo. Whoever was asking about it, I think you can find it on pretty much any song sharing program, just search for flea rare bass solo or something along those lines.
If you want some REAL Flea bass solos, check out his instructional video... alot of it is just him jamming with Chad Smith.
There's no real educational value in the video, but its pretty inspiring.
What'd I miss? What are you guys talking about here? I'd like to know.
We're talking about an MP3 that was passed around in the Napster community back in the days, and probably has spread to other file-sharing platforms as well. It was labeled "RHCP - Flea rare bass solo" or something like that. 2:50 in length, and some pretty boring chops rather poorly performed in a low-quality recording. It *could* be an old home-made tape recording of a young Flea, or not, but it's in any case not worth downloading.
everything oyster said...
Some nice solo bass:
Billy Sheehan - NV43345
Vic Wooten - Amazing Grace Live
Marcus Miller - Mr. Pastorius and Run for cover (with band)
Stu Hamm - Quahogs Anyone
I hate Billy Sheehan's bass solos! They are terrible sounding. He's like an 80's metal guitarist who decided, "Hey I should play bass." He just tries to fit as many notes in as possible and not concerning himself about melody. Uncool.
IMO the solo from Tommy the Cat by Primus is very impressive.
I was impressed with it.
well. now we know how good you are
I hate to say it but I'm with hategear. If this is incredibly easy or boring, how do you go about playing it?
*groan* you asked for it, bud..
I thought I was alright at slap... apparently I'm wrong if that's easy. My slap speed isn't up to snuff.
While on the subject, I'm getting the Flea instructional video from Santa Claus.