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Zappa bassist, mid-70s?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by funkcicle, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. funkcicle


    Jan 9, 2004
    Asheville, NC
    I was watching an rerun of Saturday Night Live this morning on which Frank Zappa was the musical guest. One of the numbers (in which Jim Belushi played a samurai saxman) featured some very prominent bass stuff. The bassist was a young guy, lots of hair, and was playing a fretless Fender P-Bass. He played the hell out of it, too! I'm pretty ure the tune was "Lagoon". Episode originally aired in 1976, Candace Bergen was the host.

    So, anybody know who this bassist was? Can you tell me anything about him? tia

  2. bassjamn


    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Possibly Patrick O'hearn? Before he became a new age musician.

    Indigo is one of my favorite cd's real spooky.
  3. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Check out O'Hearn(w/ his fretless P-bass) AND Terry Bozzio on the Baby Snakes DVD.

    Damn, I just picked up SNL's 25 Years Of Music set...5 DVDs & the powers-to-be didn't include this FZ bit?!
    ...the Spice Girls & Sinead made the cut & Zappa didn't?!
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...and check out O'Hearn during his Missing Persons' stint(e.g. "Give" from Rhyme & Reason).
  6. Da_Niet


    Jan 23, 2003
    You probably meant Jim's older brother, John Belushi, doing the samurai saxman bit, right? :bassist:
  7. funkcicle


    Jan 9, 2004
    Asheville, NC
    Yep, my mistake! I guess I just gave away my vintage, eh? (although through most of my youth I DID model my looks after a young Dan Aykroyd!)

    Thank for all your help, you guys just gave me something to fill my time with for the next few weeks!

  8. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA

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