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Say what you want about Sting but...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by EmptyCup, Jun 26, 2014.


  1. EmptyCup

    EmptyCup

    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
    I was watching this video of the recording of Ten Summoner's Tales with my computer speaker system volume up kind of loud last night and what happened @ 8:16 scared the crap outta me, but to my surprise Sting held the groove and the band continued recording. I thought this was a good example of professionals at work.

    Here's the video link: if you go to 8:10 and watch you'll see what I mean.

    BTW this isn't the most difficult line to play but try to play the verse groove up to speed AND sing along at the same time. Good luck with that, I couldn't do it :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Face plant
     
  3. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Tennessee
    Some things you just don't laugh off . . .
     
  4. EmptyCup

    EmptyCup

    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
    I hear you Lee, I can only imagine what that upright would cost.
     
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I am sure he isn't that concerned... he's got a bunch of money to burn through before he dies, can't leave any to the kids. ;)
     
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  6. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Tennessee
    You know, as I was watching the clip, it was very obvious what was going to happen before you ever saw the bass move. Were they honestly just trying to balance the bass by leaning the scroll against a mostly flat wall?
     
  7. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Tennessee
    It isn't just the money. . . . Every double bass is a unique instrument, especially with the higher-end instruments. If that bass were to be damaged beyond repair (which I don't believe it was), it would be irreplaceable.
     
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  8. EmptyCup

    EmptyCup

    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
    Yes I saw that on the news the other day, bummer for the kids.

    Great point, I would have been freaking out but he just kept playing.
    Must be all that Zen Yoga training ;)
     
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  9. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"... Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I would have liked to have heard what was actually going on in the room and not the slick post-production version.
     
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  10. EmptyCup

    EmptyCup

    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
    Yep my thoughts as well but you know the record company wants it to appease the "masses".

    Don't look behind the curtain of the great and powerful OZ :D
     
  11. M0ses

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Bass already fell. Ruining the recording isn't gonna change that. And who's talking smack about Sting, anyway?
     
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I don't want to drag that up but I didn't dig it at all
     
  13. I saw that tour, when the Sting band opened for the Grateful Dead.
    it was pretty amazing.
    that band really brought it and gave the deadheads more than they ever bargained for.
    That was the most I'd seen Sting improvise and let his band run wild than any other tour.
     
  14. EmptyCup

    EmptyCup

    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
    Funny story; I heard Roxanne when it was first released (in 1978/79?) on the radio and thought, cool music but that guy can't sing. They're never gonna make it.

    Wow, I'll have my huge slice of humble pie now :D
     

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