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#2838292 - 02/26/17 01:27 PM Why did I never notice how hip this was before ?
d Offline
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Heard this recently on a supermarket's radio feed...
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Why'd I never really hear the bass lines before ?!
Are they as hip as I suddenly think ?

Let's put a hearty thanks in to Tony Williams, who, apparently, now works mostly in animal conservation.
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#2838327 - 02/26/17 05:09 PM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: d]
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I used to sing that song in a Top 40 band.

(or do something vaguely resembling singing) smile
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#2838330 - 02/26/17 05:47 PM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: jeremy c]
Paul K Offline
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That song is in my solo set. I play it sometimes...

Bass line didn't hit you when you were young because you heard it on AM radio in your father's Plymouth Fury III. The only hip thing that made it out of those speakers was the cowbell at the end of the chorus. So....Not your fault.
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#2839281 - 03/03/17 03:18 AM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: Paul K]
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Jeff Healey did a version of this - it was the first time I'd heard the song and it was great - the Bass part was class. The Stealers Wheel version is very cool also. It always gets people boogieing when we play it!!

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#2839926 - 03/06/17 03:35 AM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: Seamy ALB]
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I always thought the vocals were a tad on the lame side smile Love the bass line, though.
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#2839975 - 03/06/17 08:12 AM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: EddiePlaysBass]
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I'm actually auditioning for a blues band, and they sent me their set list. They do the Jeff Healey version. Not to contradict Seamy (but I will cool ), this version's bass line isn't as riffy or ear-catching as the original. Maybe I'll find a way to blend elements of the two.
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#2846489 - 04/02/17 04:37 PM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: Danzilla]
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Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" suffers from a similar fate. Absolutely killer bass line hidden beneath.
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#2846588 - 04/03/17 06:27 AM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I'm guessing that you never saw "Reservoir Dogs"?
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#2855374 - 05/15/17 12:16 PM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: Nicklab]
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Lead singer is Gerry Rafferty, of "Baker Street" fame.
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#2855802 - 05/17/17 10:12 AM Re: Why did I never notice how hip this was before ? [Re: jcadmus]
SteveC Offline
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I have played this tune a million (close to accurate) times. I played a combo of mine and the recorded. People seem to like the song. I'm glad the new band won't be doing it.

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