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Relief Concert Bassists

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Octavio, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Octavio


    Sep 15, 2011
    Hawaii Kai
    I could have sworn I read that Darryl Jones was not touring with the Stones but there he was onstage last night. I noticed that Pino was playing his black Jaguar, and Roger Waters wasn't playing his signature model either. The telecast on Palladia ended before Sir Paul took the stage. How was he, did anybody see?
  2. mournblade


    Nov 19, 2006
    Roanoke, TX
    Amazing! He played his Hofner for one song, mostly guitar and piano for the night. His bass player was playing a gold top Jack Cassidy style bass.
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Pino was barely even shown. Brutal.
  4. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    No doubt. Fortunately Willie got lots of camera time since they were only shooting a power trio.
  5. Willie and Steve Jordan sounded great (even if he didn't play his P)
  6. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    Let's not forget Garry Tallent... Both he & his short scale, flatwound strung Spector sounded great!

    And did anybody notice G.E. Smith playing bass behind Waters?

    The bassist backing up Billy Joel (local Long Island player, I hear) did a good job as well.

    +1 on not enough camera time for Pino, and a HUGE +1 for Willie Weeks' performance - he was tearin' it up! That pre CBS (?) Jazz sounded awesome.
  7. Who was the bass player backing up Billy Joel? He switched basses for nearly every song. One of them was a CAR P bass with a matching headstock.
  8. spendidfender


    Jun 2, 2009
    There were a lot of great bass payers there, but I thought Pino and Willie Weeks were incredible!
  9. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    GE Smith is the band leader for Rogers latest "Wall" tour, he alternates between Guitar and Bass dpending on the song, that show was AMAZING! While last nites set was good, the Wall show was much better performance.
  10. Octavio


    Sep 15, 2011
    Hawaii Kai
    Yes, I noticed G.E. Smith on the Tele bass but couldn't hear him too well. Maybe I need a new TV.
  11. Krist Novoselic was my favorite of the night!
  12. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Indeed, but he certainly was heard! That Jag in his hands sounded pretty awesome.

    But my favorite of the night was Willie Weeks during Claptons set. It was like funky Cream. Wish they had played and stretched out more.

  13. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Pino's sound was great!
  14. LowEndGroover

    LowEndGroover Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2012
    Long Island
    Billy's bass player is Greg Smith. Great pocket player who throws in really tasty fills. Played with a ton of people like Alice Cooper, Dokken, Rainbow, Ted Nugent and also was in Billy Joel's broadway show "Movin' Out".

    Full disclosure: only reason why I know so much about him is because I was good friends w/his sister.
  15. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Hmm. I watched it on Palladia and it went all the way to the close. Maybe your local provider had had enough. Paul used a hand-painted LP for a song (couldn't pick out what all the designs were), an Epiphone acoustic (one from his stable I guess) tuned to do Blackbird, another LP (I think it was his very scarce lefty sunburst LP from the '50s), a Martin acoustic, and some crazy little box-shaped, four-string thing for slide when he played with the Nirvana guys.

    I thought everyone performed well, although I walked away to do important things while Kanye was on. I thought The Who's set was terrific. I assume it was Zach Starkey on drums -- fabulous!
  16. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    We can hang.
  17. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    Pinos bass was cool, of course they showed him for about 1/5th of a second, opting instead to show gross old Roger Daltry's weird hair and naked chest. Couldn't hear Pino that great either, even through my full surround system.
  18. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    ROTFL - well played, sir! :D

    Yeah, Kanye was not good at all... That was 15-20 minutes (?) I'll never get back.

    I agree that there was a definite need to have a Hip Hop artist on the bill, but he was the WRONG choice. His song choices (talking about suicide & toasting scumbags & d**chebags - really?!? At a benefit?!? Seriously?) and his overall demeanor were just out of place & uncalled for.

    IMO, Jay Z would have been the logical choice but oh well...

    Back on topic, there was plenty of good bassists & tasty playing to keep me happy... And I'm GASsing for Willie Weeks' Jazz! :)
  19. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    He is an annoying clown.

    Alicia Keys was actually incredible and I have never been a fan.
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Hey, what the hell was with the Keith Moon love in?

    I was surprised to see that at a benefit