Sid Vicious

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Jiles, Jun 17, 2003.

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  1. Jiles

    Jiles Banned

    Nov 28, 2001
    Was this guy "really" as bad as people say. I've never heard his playing on record or live. Is he pretty bad?
  2. He didn't know how, nor did he ever 'really' play bass.

    But, he did have the image.

  3. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    now i have heard many bassists that were bad,but for some reason everbody like to bash SID.i dont dis-like nor like him either way,i'm sure you can find some of his stuff on the net,listen to it and let us know what YOU think. i never really focused on his playing enuff to flame him but the group consensus is'nt one of grandeur.
  4. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Oh No..... Not ANOTHER Sid thread ....... I think I just lost the will to live.... :meh: :bawl:
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Well... sometimes he was so "bad" they turned off his amp and didn't bother telling him. No one seemed to notice... including him.
  6. OiBass


    Apr 9, 2003
    I have bootleg lps of some of the American Tour
    shows (Atlanta, Tx, & SF) and you can hear Sid-
    and hear how bloody awful he was- out of tune-
    lots of missed notes- due to the fact he was
    drunk and/or smacked out, smashing hicks in the head w/ his bass, and receiving full bottles and
    cans thrown from the crowd, not to mention his
    penchant for tryin' to be Pete Townsend- doin'
    windmills and other "rock" moves w/ his plucking
    Steve Jones claims that he, not Sid, played Bass
    on "Bullocks"- with the exception of "God Save
    the Queen" and "Anarchy"-Judging from the live
    stuff I've heard he may have been able to pull
    those off during a sober moment in the studio.
  7. Not to argue or anything, but I think a 5-year-old could play these songs with a couple days of pratice.
  8. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Why is this in Bassists?
  9. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    No need to have two threads on the same person. im gonna close this one and leave the other one open since it has more replies.

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