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John, thanks for that info re: Pilot and the bassist. 
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How about My Generation?


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Yes, I would say that bass performance was a significant contribution to Rock n Roll.


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I don't know the name of the bassist for Little River Band, but his work on "Reminiscing" is beautiful.  Also, Chuck Rainey on Steely Dan's "Peg" and "Josie."  Did anybody say Squire for "Roundabout" or "The Fish?"

There are a million of them from the '70's.  Disco included.  Bernard Edwards was darn cool.  Or the lines for "Boogie Nights" or for "Boogie Oogie Oogie." "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge with Bernard Edwards), and so on.  Tons and tons.

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Stevie Wonder bass lines: "Superstition," "Sir Duke," "Master Blaster."  And of course Paul on "Silly Love Songs."  And more and more.  I'll stop.  Except, who can forget John Taylor on "Rio" and "New Religion?"

As I said, tons and tons.

Paul: "Don't Say Goodnight Tonight," "Arrow Through Me," and going back, "Band on the Run."  Bass lines can be the hook for a hit single as history has shown time and again.  It's cool.

Oh, yeah: "Leave It."  Another commercial stunt.  But it's okay.

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I do believe this to be an "artist's rendering", of an actual event?



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I made a complete fool out of myself because of some foul-minded jerk who made a total mockery of my earnest comments.  Shame on you!  I know karma is BS, but I surely hope you get your comuppance.


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Chuck Rainey gave us the theme for Sanford and Son. Check out the youtube links on how that one is played on bass, pretty cool.

As for the 70s, IMHO that was a great era for bass lines. Check out Macca's work on Silly Love Songs, or any of John's stuff with KC and early UK.


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Pilot were an EMI session band, Edinburgh born David Paton ,  was the bassist/vocalist. Rickenbacker. Great song, great playing. Produced by Alan Partridge.

Funny little Asia degree of separation:

Pilot's third album was "Morin Heights" - named after (and recorded at) the same little place that Asia recorded "Alpha"...

(I'm a Canadian, eh)


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and a couple of ones that have always struck me

B-52s---Rock Lobster
Cyndi Lauper---She-Bop  (just so perfectly fits the subject matter)

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David Paton is a fantastic player and singer.  He played with Elton for a bit and played on the live LP from Australia.  Speaking of Elton, I always thought just about any bass line played by the late Dee Murray was incredible.  Some others not already mentioned in this thread...really anything by Dennis Dunaway from the early Alice Cooper band, especially School's Out.  Anything Bob Marlette played bass on such as with Alice Cooper and Tony Iommi.  Anything by Kasim Sulton, especially Love With A Thinker, who reminds me a little of David Paton for some reason.  Anything Carol Kaye played on but one of my favorites is her lines on the Brady Bunch theme song.  Also, the Bob Newhart theme song bass line but I don't know the player.  Last but certainly not least, anything at all by John Wetton especially You Don't Have To Leave My Life, Do It Again, The Great Deceiver, Easy Money, Dr. Diamond, Nevermore, and the list goes on and on.
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Wow - Borath: Arrow Through Me and Goodnight Tonight are my two favorite post-Beatles McCartney tunes ever. You've got excellent taste (in bass)!

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