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This Day In Bass History

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://static.flickr.com/26/65722423_7241d7d16f_o.jpg" align="right" alt="Brian Ritchie" style="padding-left:5px" />Happy 45th birthday to bassist Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes. Born Nov. 21, 1960, Ritchie is actually a talented multi-instrumentalist. On his first album, he plays guitar, drums, recorder, banjo, conch shell, elephant tusk, six-string bass, flute, jaw harp, and accordian.</p>

    <p>But it was his work with the Femmes that Ritchie is best known for. Playing primarily acoustic bass guitar, he was responsible for one of the catchiest, most memorable bass lines in recent rock memory. <a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=2249392&s=143441&i=2249390">Take listen to an excerpt from "Blister In The Sun" via iTunes.</a></p>
     
  2. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    Love the Femmes and I dig Brians bass playing. I have always wanted to play "Blister in the Sun" and I just joined a band and we are doing it! :hyper: :hyper: :D
     
  3. djcruse

    djcruse

    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    Cool! As I wrote above, that's one of the catchiest bass lines around. Really sticks in your head!