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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Robert B, Jan 10, 2019.
Speaking of Midnight Special...
I have heard that it was common for bands on TV to pre-record their performances in the TV studio prior to going on camera, so they may be lip-syncing to a performance they recorded earlier that day in this clip.
There is a video of Nirvana playing on a TV show where they were pissed about having to mime instead of being truly live, so they were obviously faking it as a mockery. It's pretty funny.
You are correct but I thought he was referring to this and Burt Sugerman's The Midnight Special. It was broadcast on NBC Saturday at midnight. This was before Saturday Night Live.
Edit: Burt Sugarman's.
Love Roy Orbison. Bass player: kind of interesting right hand technique!
cure did that too playing primary on count down
in the roy orbison video, they are quite far from the mics. would their voices get picked up like that? especially will ferrell. he's far.
Don Kirschner had another one, ‘In Concert’. That’s the one that I remember our local TV station putting on at midnight.
Had to suck the air out of the room didn’t ya professor?
Hi, I’m Dahn Kirshnah and dis is rock conceht.
Saw lots of good bands on there.
Paul Shaffer used to do a pretty good Don Kirschner.
I miss the old late night music shows, and of course the bands too! The Midnight Special, and yes Rock Concert. At least we have Youtube where many of my favorites can still be seen. Listening again, some seem to be a mix of pre-recorded music and live vocals, and then again there are some pretty incredible all live performances--but that's over a whole range of them, including Rockpalast, Old Gray Whistle Test, Jools Holland, etc. Remember the short lived Night Music (or Sunday Night Music) hosted by David Sanborn? They had everyone from Sonic Youth to Miles Davis.
Oh yeah, p.s. this is my favorite Ric in the wild, from 1965:
In 1964, sound traveled further. In 2019, not so much thanks to greenhouse gases, global warming, and the proliferation of thong underwear.
Yes, I firmly believe there is now a thong "Gap".
Back then people really knew how to sing (and project). Not so much, anymore.
You can't play country music on a Rick!
Speaking of Shaffer, he and Letterman aired a ton of great live stuff over the years. They consciously carried the Ed Sullivan torch. Some great moments over the years.
Thanks OP for the great post.
Wow! That looks like a 1959 4000!
Absolutely! I still revisit an almost unknown at the time REM doing Radio Free Europe, and the "new one"--so new they said it didn't have a name--So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry).
And hey, between Buck and Mills---rics all over the place so there ya go!
Yup. More Rics in the wild, this time two of them, courtesy of David Letterman. Great Ric tone, especially in the song starting at 5:50:
Uhh, no. As far as I can tell, the first twin pickup Rick bass was produced in late 1961 and it was basically a 4000 specially made with deluxe trim and had a Toaster Top pickup added to it. It had only a pair of control knobs and no pickup selector switch. It is featured in the book. The earliest production "4001" was likely made in 1962, featuring the new tailpiece/bridge/mute assembly (pretty much unchanged through now), new pick guard, and four control knobs and pickup selector switch.
Here's a better look at it from the same show with Bare doing his biggest hit:
Ironic that there’s a Dobro there too. The Dopyera Brothers we’re partnered with Adolph Rickenbacker in the beginning years.
Nothing says "hep cat bassist" like holding your headstock up to eye level and staring at your fretboard for most of the song.