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    Posted: April 03 2012 at 14:53
In too few elements of our lives is sheer nastiness a selling point; fortunately, this is not the case when it comes to bass tone.  In this (hopefully) weekly blog, I will be giving you the lowdown on some progressive albums that feature dirty, ugly, bass sounds that are frankly just revolting.  I hope you can appreciate them on the same level as I do.

If you are familiar with an album fitting the above criteria - preferably relatively obscure - and you'd like to bring it to my attention, send me a PM and it might end up here in a couple weeks (especially if you play on it).


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EPISODE 1: Led Bib's Sensible Shoes


A particularly wild brand of noisy avant-jazz, Led Bib's album Sensible Shoes features wailing saxophone, noodly electric piano, and pounding drums punctuated by upright bass that is at times so gain-laden that it is indistinguishable from flatulence.  Truly a thing of beauty.



Until next week, keep FLUHGHF JGKULH BRUP



Edited by Triceratopsoil - March 30 2014 at 13:40
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You forgot the entire Primus discog :P
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Mother of god. I approve of this blog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2012 at 15:12
Originally posted by Deathrabbit Deathrabbit wrote:

You forgot the entire Primus discog :P
BOOOOOOOOOO!
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Japanese band Happy Family certainly have some wicked bass, here is a sample.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2012 at 17:04
".... feature dirty, ugly, bass sounds that are frankly just revolting". Sounds like a description of Chris Squires entire carrier.Dead

I will be keeping an eye on this, Led Bib was an interesting start.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2012 at 18:52
I entirely trust trice's judgement on gnarly bass.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2012 at 19:40
Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

Mother of god. I approve of this blog.
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Yuck! Shocked Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2012 at 07:09
It's nice to see the development of bass sounds in the prog rock genre. Bands who took a step forward and were looking for harder edged sound like Yes, King crimson and rush just to name a few to Primus and now Led Bib is a fine example.
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Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

Mother of god. I approve of this blog.
And by the way... some ugly bass lines:

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Hi,
 
This is going to be a fun blog ... and yeah ... I'm gonna listen to that ... but honestly ... I really think that most metal bass stuff is so boring, ugly and so childish as to be as bad as those diapers we remember so well at times! But we always had a good laugh learning to play the ABC's didn't we?
 
Now let me get Robin Williams to do some screaming and swearing for us!


Edited by moshkito - April 04 2012 at 13:04
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Don't forget to mention Close to the Edge!
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As a bassist, I more than approve! (the fact that I'm a bassist, apparently gives the approval some amazing transcendental feeling)

Keep the stuff coming.
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Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,
 
This is going to be a fun blog ... and yeah ... I'm gonna listen to that ... but honestly ... I really think that most metal bass stuff is so boring, ugly and so childish as to be as bad as those diapers we remember so well at times! But we always had a good laugh learning to play the ABC's didn't we?
 
Now let me get Robin Williams to do some screaming and swearing for us!


Hi,

Led Bib has nothing to do with metal, and as that's the only band I've mentioned so far I'm not sure what you're talking about.  Also, some of the most impressive music (on many levels) I've heard could be described as metal, so you're either listening to the wrong things, or just need to open your mind more.

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Don't forget to mention Close to the Edge!


This blog is about good bad bass tones though Shocked
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Also a shout out to the opening movement of Kansas Magnum Opus. But yea, nice call on Led Bib.

EDIT: and this sounds on point as well:


Edited by Deathrabbit - April 04 2012 at 16:00
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This looks exciting.  I'm on board.
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Edited by moshkito - April 22 2012 at 22:47
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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Loving the concept for this thread!

That Led Bib track in particular was sweet.
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