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Roger Glover of Deep Purple
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Roger Glover -- monster pick-driven bass grooves. Discuss.



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Re: Roger Glover of Deep Purple
jcadmus #2724446 09/29/15 01:32 PM
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Every time I see a Rikenbacker I think "that is a bass that demands to be played with a pick."

Guitar, bass, keys, simple drum kit and a wall of Marshall amps. It's a beautiful thing.


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The pick gives it a great sound.

The Classic Album video about the making of Machine Head is interesting

When I think of pcks and Ricks, this player comes to mind

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Guitar solos last 30 seconds, the bass line lasts for the whole song.

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He's pretty G--damn heavy, that's for sure, and as evidenced by that version of Highway Star.

I always thought the real star of 'Smoke on the Water' was his bassline (perhaps I'm biased, LOL) To me it's really about near perfect.

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Originally Posted By: ZZ Thorn
He's pretty G--damn heavy, that's for sure, and as evidenced by that version of Highway Star.

I always thought the real star of 'Smoke on the Water' was his bassline (perhaps I'm biased, LOL) To me it's really about near perfect.


Nah, you're not biased. Without that bassline, the verse falls flat. I'll be the first to admit that his walk there inspired the walk I wrote (and my man Weston expanded upon brilliantly) for one of our fan favorites.

Of course, I was kinda channeling "Perfect Strangers" with the guitar riff, so the whole thing (to me) comes off as a Purple homage anyway.

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The first time I had to learn "Smoke" I was shocked at how immobile the bass line was. I had never paid all that much attention until I had to cover it. At first, I was disappointed, as I wanted to "rock out" on that melodic riff we all know and love. But then I "got" how the anchor is what makes that guitar part so energetic.


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Mark Schmieder #2726333 10/07/15 07:06 PM
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No question, it's the chugging bass line that makes Smoke work.

OTOH, I never need to hear that song ever again. #playedout


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