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MajorWumpus

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And finally from Bowie there's... well, this:

Now, I don't want to draw conclusions here, but this was from 1967, the same year Leonard Nimoy gave us:

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
 

MajorWumpus

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Spike Jones and his city slickers were a musical comedy act.
The "comedy" aspect may or may not still work, but the virtuoso performances are still impressive.

As a trombone player myself, this one really stuck with me.
 

MajorWumpus

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Trevor Horn is mostly known as a producer, having produced records for the Buggles, Yes, ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pet Shop Boys, Tom Jones, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney etc. etc. etc.
He co-founded the band The Buggles, and in 1979 their video, Video Killed the Radio Star, was the first shown on MTV. Yes, they used to show music videos.

Anyway, fast forward to 2004, Produced By Trevor Horn: A Concert For The Prince's Trust.
You can find the whole concert online, but I pulled out 3 performances that I really enjoyed.

First, two from the Buggles, on which Trevor sings and plays bass.


Then a live performance of Close to the Edit, by Art of Noise (with Trevor tearing it up on bass).


(I'm pretty sure a left hand is NOT supposed to move like that.)
 

MajorWumpus

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He toured with the band until the parkinson's physically prevented him, and who could blame him?
They always looked like they were having a blast performing.

This was truly a bummer. Here's a couple more to enjoy.


 

MajorWumpus

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Here are the facts:
Slap bass is awesome.
Slap bass is closely tied to funk, which makes it MORE awesome.
Louis Johnson was one of the best, if not the best at slap bass.

It's remarkably difficult to find videos I can post here of him specifically, but a search on youtube will bring up quite a bit.

(he starts playing about 30 seconds in)


Yes, I realize this second one requires you to go to youtube.
It's worth it.

 

MsRowdyRedhead

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“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, by Simon and Garfunkel is one of the most amazing songs ever. It’s a song from their 5th album, from all the way back to 1970, but it’s still a real shocker. This song actually won a whopping amount of 13 Grammies back when it was released, and it has been covered by many other musicians. Having immediate success is already huge, but passing the test of time proves it’s a real masterpiece.

 

bmlzootown

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“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, by Simon and Garfunkel is one of the most amazing songs ever. It’s a song from their 5th album, from all the way back to 1970, but it’s still a real shocker. This song actually won a whopping amount of 13 Grammies back when it was released, and it has been covered by many other musicians. Having immediate success is already huge, but passing the test of time proves it’s a real masterpiece.
Speaking of Simon and Garfunkel... I've always enjoyed the original, but I feel Disturbed's remake of The Sound of Silence better draws out the raw underlying emotion given the song's lyrics. Both are wonderful, however.
 
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