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Tim Bogert

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassist15, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. bassist15


    Mar 6, 2006
    I dont see him mentioned on here to much . I was just listening to Vanilla Fudge (1st album) the other day. He is a seriously underrated bass player .He's pretty much playing lead bass most of the time . His playing is tame during parts but you can hear him bust out crazy riffs on the song that was buy a soul/r&b band. I really enjoyed the first album . What other albums feature his great playing?
  2. Check out the website: http://www.vanillafudge.com/

    Incidentally Billy Sheehan lists Tim as an influence. that's what got me turned on to them
  3. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Beck, Bogert & Appice

    Jeff Beck, that is...
  4. jeff becks "BECK BOGERT AND APICE" (SP) is great
  5. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    GREASE me up, Timmy......

    Cactus was a decent band too, at least for the first couple albums. Vanilla Fudge had some dang good songs, even if most of them were covers. Shotgun (the non-single version) had a pretty cool bass solo.

    Tim also sang lead a lot while playing, too.

    And you know, for how he's still going and everything and taught at BIT or whatever it was for so long, you wonder why Bass Player and all don't give him more attention....he got a short write-up last year or sometime, but that's about it.
  6. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Check out Beck, Bogert & Appice.
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Bogert was on the Advsisory Board for either/both Guitar Player or Bass Player...back in the earlier daze, IIRC.

    iTunes actually has the debut BBA album(minus "Black Cat Moan")...my vinyl copy is pretty shot & I was wanting "Superstition", so I indulged for that one tune.

    Some cool video of Vanilla Fudge at youtube.
  8. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    If you can find a live version of Oleo by Cactus, check it out. He always soloed on that one, same with Break Song by Vanilla Fudge. Growing up around NYC I got to see Tim a lot when I was growing up, huge influence on me. He was the reason I got a maple neck on my first bass that was a P-bass.
    I saw him just last year with a reunited VF, and he was still tearing it up, but with a six string.:bassist: Bogert was one of the big innovators of electric rock bass IMHO. I'm always stoked to see him mentioned here!!
  9. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002

    the most recent Fudge album (2002) has a bunch of amusing covers on it-- "I want it that way," "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," that sort of thing. Failing all else, it's good for a laugh.
  10. I was fortunate enough to study with Tim at BIT in the early '80's, and led a minor student revolt when Pat Hicks tried to fire him over some B.S. - 'No Tim, no tuition, bay-beh'. :bassist:

    IMO, there are three bassists from that era in the Rock field that truly matter...Entwistle, Bruce, and "...Tim Bogert, on the Fender bass!"

    I saw him with VF on last year's Strange Days Festival, and reminisced briefly with him backstage...Definitely a player who deserves more recognition.
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    He's done some pretty neat stuff over the years. I like him, but not to the point where I'd say I was a real fan.