Post Number: 58
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:27 pm: |
I cannot believe it has already been five years since the passing of my all time favorite bass player. If it wasn't for Live at Leeds I might have become a piano player.
Post Number: 2488
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 5:06 pm: |
Live at Leeds is a GREAT album. Not mentioned often enough when people discuss the Who, IMHO.
Post Number: 5184
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 6:33 pm: |
Bill; it was probably my favorite Who album.
Post Number: 59
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 7:00 pm: |
I was 16 years old and listening to Live at Leeds at a friends house. I was quite unfamiliar with The 'Oo at that time. Unknown to us (due to the habits of the times) the right side of the stereo speaker was defective and playing at about 30% of its output capacity. Mostly we heard that left side.
I believe it was during the song Substitute I found myself compelled to inquire "what the heck kind of guitar gets that kind of a low growl flying out of it". My friends' older brother said "that's a bass guitar".
Bass guitar? A bass guitar doesn't sound like that. A bass guitar is low and humming, like McCartney in I Want You (she's so heavy).
"That's a John Entwistle bass guitar".
I was sold. I just had to get me one of those "John Entwistle bass guitars".
Post Number: 96
|Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 8:46 am: |
I recently got his book "Bass Culture", in the notes John says that Live at Leeds is his favorite Who album. Mine too! I still mourn the death of my all time favorite bass player, he has influenced my playing since I bought my first bass, a baby blue Kalamazoo short scale single pickup SG shaped bass in 1966. Michael
Post Number: 5232
|Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 12:23 pm: |
It's interesting that Live at Leeds would be his favorite album; thanks!