Bass Transcription – Louis Johnson, I Can’t Help it from 1979’s Off The Wall

Bass Transcription - Louis Johnson, I Can’t Help it from 1979’s Off The Wall

Bass Transcription – Louis Johnson, I Can’t Help it from 1979’s Off The Wall… Last month’s transcription followed the untimely passing of Rutger Gunnarsson, Abba’s bass player and although I hope not every edition will have such a sad subject I couldn’t ignore the news of Louis Johnson’s death on 21st May 2015. He was […]

Review – A View from the Side By Michael Visceglia

A View from the Side By Michael Visceglia

Review – A View from the Side By Michael Visceglia… Kinky Boots (on Broadway) bassist, educator, and paramount touring and recording companion for the likes of Suzanne Vega, Marc Cohn, and John Cale, and, now, newly minted author, Michael Visceglia, has released the quintessential overview of life as a bassist/sideman with his premier offering A […]

Metallic Taste of Blood – “Doctoring the Dead” CD Review

Metallic Taste of Blood -“Doctoring the Dead

Metallic Taste of Blood – “Doctoring the Dead”… In one word, magnificent. The sophomore instrumental release of “Doctoring the Dead” from Metallic Taste of Blood is filled with sinister bass lines and guitar riffs, mysterious piano and synth overtones and melodies, complete with darkness that keeps you on edge for what is about to come […]

Complete Bass Transcription of “Burnin’ and Lootin'” by The Wailers

Complete Bass Transcription of Burnin and Lootin by The Wailers

Complete Bass Transcription of “Burnin’ and Lootin’” by The Wailers… This 1973 classic remains relevant today for a number of reasons.  Aston Barrett’s bass line has a continuity and subtle variation rarely heard in today’s world of cut and paste bass lines.  Mr. Barrett makes use of the “one drop” at the top of verse […]

Jaime David Vazquez – BASS LINES: Famous Bass Intros – Part XII – Green Day’s “Longview”

Famous Bass Intros – Part XII – Green Day’s Longview-3

Jaime David Vazquez – BASS LINES: Famous Bass Intros – Part XII – Green Day’s “Longview”… Hello bass player and fans of bass playing! This is a classic in the mainstream… Green Day’s “Longview”! The debut single from their 1994 album called Dookie.  The song was their first single to top the Modern Rock chart in the […]